Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Here is the one I got:

 

 

We hope this email finds you well,

 

We would like to inform you about some non-authorized vendors that we have detected in our properties and the actions that we will be taking in relation to this matter.

We have received notifications from former brides about vendors who are having decoration up for sale. We have identified these non-authorized vendors  and we are also aware of the various social media platforms where they are advertising their services. We have completely recognized all the decoration items as well as the boxes or suitcases where such decoration is in. We have detected how they usually request our hotel guests to pick up such decorations off property in order to avoid being exposed. As a company, our policies do not allow any of these vendors as their business activities are irregular. In addition, these vendors are illegally selling products and avoiding governmental fees and taxes. The guest purchasing this items are as well incurring on braking the law.  For this reason, we must notify all our clients that we will charge an $800USD fee for such decoration (lanterns, signature stationaries, flowers, etc.) once we detect them in our properties. The fee will also apply in the case of makeup artists, photographers, or any other vendor that provides a service that has not been previously notified to us, and the hotel will also reserve the right to refuse admission.

 

Thank you for the bonds of trust we have built together and for choosing Azul Sensatori Hotel by Karisma for your Destination Wedding.

 Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or comments.

 

 

 

Although I think that their email was pretty intense and that it could have been worded in a much more professional way, but I do understand why they sent something. They are very clear about their approved vendors and their outside vendor fees, and Love & Lace is an outside vendor. It was great that people have been able to get away with it until now, but it really was only a matter of time until resorts started to catch on, especially when they see the exact same decorations week after week. I was thinking about going with Love & Lace, but I ended up being able to bring my own stuff for close to the same price, plus I can sell it when I get home to recoup some of the cost. Yeah its a lot of stuff to take on an airplane, but there is no risk that you will get caught cheating the system and end up paying a huge outside vendor fee. I dunno... I can see why everybody is frustrated because renting from Katy is more convenient than bringing your own stuff and cheaper than the resorts rentals, but from a business perspective I totally understand that they have policies in place for a reason and I don't think we can fault them for enforcing policies that we were all aware of. 

 

 

I brought about 4 suitcases of my own decor and wedding items which on top of regular clothing and the wedding dress, was A LOT. I opted to rent key items that were more difficult to transfer via plane like the glass cylinder vases in varying sizes. Those would definitely have broken throughout transport on the plane and everything. I rented those plus paper lanterns (only because I needed like 40 plus and it was cheaper to buy and bring my own but opted for the convenience through her) and I rented several other items that were too difficult to transport. Also, cant bring sparklers on a plane so I purchased from her...although the resort wouldnt let us use them...so it in the end was a waste. Oh well.

 

The resort can do what they want, but in the end, their own coordinators knew and told us they were outrageous with what the charged for things. Maybe if they only put a small fee on top the typical cost of purchase to earn capital but not price gouge their brides would be more effective. In the end, I only received 3 cases from katy. But she did make a pretty penny off of me but the resort would have made triple that off of me...so you do what you have to. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone tell me where the sky deck is? I'm trying to map out our locations of everything for a welcome booklet but I can't figure out where the sky deck is on any maps.

I'm here right now and it is the top of building 3 which is the center building. Very central location

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where is everyone planning to have their reception??? I really wanted an indoor reception because it's going to be so hot in June but that carpeting in the grand ballroom is nothing to be desired....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can have it in the Mexican restaurant for an additional $1,000

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where is everyone planning to have their reception??? I really wanted an indoor reception because it's going to be so hot in June but that carpeting in the grand ballroom is nothing to be desired....

My wedding was in June and we planned an outdoor reception. It rained and we had to change venues last minute. We ended up in the ballroom. I will be quick to say it is not ideal. They do the best they can but it's a standard conference room. That being said, in my opinion it was worth it!! The AC was wonderful. Guests were dancing and laughing and being crazy and exactly what I wanted. I wonder looking back, if it was outdoors like I planned if it would've been too hot for all that dancing?? Guess I'll never know. The point is sometimes function wins over fashion.

 

 

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. That's the dilemma I'm having right now. I've seen pictures where they've decorated the room but it's definitely not like other ballrooms I've seen. I am now debating between that and the Mexican restaurant that someone here suggested which would require minimal to no decorations, however, that's also an added $1000 expense. Do you have any pictures of your setup in the ballroom?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. That's the dilemma I'm having right now. I've seen pictures where they've decorated the room but it's definitely not like other ballrooms I've seen. I am now debating between that and the Mexican restaurant that someone here suggested which would require minimal to no decorations, however, that's also an added $1000 expense. Do you have any pictures of your setup in the ballroom?

d6e7b09b02ce12859a631f82b63e0c48.jpg9444ce8ba7b28714eeaf7683579bd869.jpg

 

Here are 2 I can dig more if you want. Keep in mind I did not plan for the ball room. So the decorations I had for the tables were all still outside (and got ruined) when the rain came. So this is even more bare than it could be

 

I don't know how it works for The Mexican restaurant Do you get the whole place? Inside or outside? There isn't AC there either (if I remember correctly) just overhead fans. So if that's a consideration it might not be worth the 1000

 

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Ladies! 

 

I am working on planning my August 2018 wedding. After a few life changes we are now considering a new resort. We are trying to decide between Azul Fives and Azul Sensatori. Can anyone tell me why they decided to go with Azul Sensatori as their resort? I am working on my research and all responses will be appreciated. :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did anyone have any issues with the number of offsite guests? When I did the room block, it was only for 20 rooms. And the rooms that were blocked were the standard jacuzzi rooms. I was told that each room has a max capacity of 3 guests per room even though they have double beds. On the site, it states that a minimum of 80% of the guests must be staying at the resort in order to host a wedding there. The rooms are all booked so my guests have had to stay elsewhere. Even though I've encouraged them to stay at the hotel, I can't FORCE them to stay there. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hi All, I have just gotten in touch with a TA and we are in the process of getting quotes for our wedding in either DR or Mexico. Now she said something that I wasn't  aware of and I wonder how others handled this as I just can't believe that we are the only one in this situation. We feel we are asking our guests already a for a lot to come a long way to our wedding (our guests come from Canada and Germany) and there are a few that wouldn't want to miss it (like my partner's brother) but they just don't have a lot of money. Our budget doesn't allow us to chip in for flights and accommodation so we are basically asking everyone to save up money for our big event. Now we are planning the wedding at a resort that I know some of our guests can't (or don't want to) pay for. We were hoping to find a place where guests have the option to book themselves a cheaper hotel or an AirBnB nearby and only come to our wedding. Our TA told us that the resort might not allow that or only for a limited percentage of our guests. That is terrible news for us! I think that a good 50% of our guests will also stay at the resort for one, two or even three weeks but how can we 'force' other people to stay at the hotel of OUR choice?  I get that the resort would charge a fee for day guests and obviously we expect to pay for food and drinks but I didn't know that we would have to agree to a certain percentage of the guests staying at the resort. I don't feel we have control over that. How do others handle that?
    • Quick loan online India with RapidRupee. Get up to 20K in 2 hrs with our quick loan app. Only Aadhar, PAN & Selfie Required! Min. salary just 10K per month. Apply now!
    • Getting married in 10/2020, anyone had a recent wedding here? Asking for some help
    • Hello girls! If you are looking for something to complete your look, I can help you with  hair accessory. You can choose between a vintage one, or a daring one. I really want to support you in your journey of discovering and freely expressing your authentic unique self as a woman.
    • Congratulations Amanda! Did the wedding took place? If not, maybe you can get some inspiration for your look or make a hair accessory that suits you the best. I want to support you in your journey of discovering and freely expressing your authentic unique self as a woman.
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...