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#1041 renese79

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    Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:14 AM

    Calling all Past and upcoming Brides to Sandos Playacar!!!! HHHEELP!!

     

    Please Help! I am a new bride and my fiance and I HAVE to make a decision on a property today and we love Sandos but I'm worried about the wedding timeline and wanted to know how other people laid it out.   We'd like to have our wedding at 4pm to make sure we can take photos before the sunsets. So we're planning to do the champagne toast at 430 and then photos but we're not sure what our guest will/can do? Does anybody know how long that champagne toast lasts? Like, can they stay after we go take our pics and hang out for  - what - an horu? The thing is Dinner CAN NOT  start until 6:30 pm at any othe restaurants so I sort of feel stupid as to what we should have our guest doing for two hours????? What did other people do?  we were thinking of doing a cocktail hour but he prices are CRAZY ($44 a person for two hours plus a couple of snacks, can this be right?!). What's even weirder is that we are avoided Azul properties (which are also available on our dates) b/c of how they nickel and dime everything but somehow they have this AMAZING coctail hour for only $16 pp for two hours that includes snacks and for Sandos to be so much more money, it really doesn't make any sense. What am I missing? What did other people do??  I'm trying to call the coordinator today and get more info, but since we haven't locked them in as a choice, they may not help me so if ANYONE CAN PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHIIGN ABOUT THE CHAMPAGNE TOAST AND /OR COCKTAIL HOUR PRICING if they did it would SOOOOO appreciative. We have a crazy turn around (may 2013 wedding!) so any second counts. We have to lock in a venue!

     

    Thank you Thank you!!

     

    Ren



    #1042 renese79

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      Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

      I'm so curious to know - what did your guest do after the ceremony was over and you guys went to take pics? Did they just go back to their rooms till dinner? Did you do a champagne toast? If so, how long did it last? i'm trying to decide on Sandos but this is big concern to me b/c their cocktail hour prices are crazy once you one to add food and what not (we are on a strick budget). Any help input/ would be great!



      #1043 nanilu

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        Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

        Hi Rene, I just came back from my wedding. I am going to post a full review once I get the pictures but just to help you with your question.... I got married at 4pm, after that we did a toast and our first dance at the wedding gazebo and took the group and family pictures....we had a cocktail hour for the guests that included 2 type of cocktails that you can pick and hors d'oeuvres that you also get to choose and was only $14 pp. Timing was perfect....we got to the restaurant at 6:30 and did the cake and table pictures while the restaurant was still empty. Hope it helps....let me know if you have any question.

        #1044 Starfishie

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          Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

          Congrats, nanilu! Can't wait to see your review (and maybe some pics?)! We also got married at 4:00 pm. We did our toasts in the gazebo, then took pictures. Most of our guests mingled/watched/took pics themselves while we did that, then we all just headed toward dinner. There wasn't much of a gap for us, really, although due to mobility issues some of us (DH, me, his family) had to wait for a shuttle. We stayed at the gazebo and had drinks while we waited. It's amazing how quickly the time between the ceremony and dinner went! And we had dinner at the Brazilian restaurant, which is further from the beach than some of the others.

          #1045 JessiTaylor

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            Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

            Hi Rene, I just came back from my wedding. I am going to post a full review once I get the pictures but just to help you with your question.... I got married at 4pm, after that we did a toast and our first dance at the wedding gazebo and took the group and family pictures....we had a cocktail hour for the guests that included 2 type of cocktails that you can pick and hors d'oeuvres that you also get to choose and was only $14 pp. Timing was perfect....we got to the restaurant at 6:30 and did the cake and table pictures while the restaurant was still empty. Hope it helps....let me know if you have any question.

            Were we there at the same time!? I saw another bride! I gotmarried saturday in the gazebofor my legal wedding thenwent to xcaret for photos and catholic ceremony. Guests has a few hours down time and most rested in roomsor had a few drinks while waiting Lupita was lovely!

            #1046 nanilu

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              Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

              Thank you Starfishie, I should get my pictures in a week and I will post them. JessiTaylor, yes...it was probably me...I got married on thursday at the beach with purple decoration. I think I saw your wedding too....you had your bridesmaids on blue dresses?

              #1047 JessiTaylor

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                Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:54 PM

                [quote name="nanilu" url="/t/31793/sandos-playacar-brides/1030#post_1882955"]Thank you Starfishie, I should get my pictures in a week and I will post them. JessiTaylor, yes...it was probably me...I got married on thursday at the beach with purple decoration. I think I saw your wedding too....you had your bridesmaids on blue dresses?[/quuote] Yes that was me! Crazy to think the wedding is over haha.dying to see photos but eont be for a wjile yet!

                #1048 amandarae0985

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                  Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

                  I am wondering what people have done or are planning on doing after dinner? We are not really interested in renting the disco. We want to continue celebrating after dinner, however we are not sure what to do. Has anyone rented out the beach with a DJ and drinks or the pool? 

                   

                  Thank you!



                  #1049 Bride2B2014

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                    Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

                    I also don't know what to do... Dinner on the beach or in the restaurant?  I have read that their prices are CRAZY!!!!  Anyone have any recent information?  We are very nervous as we may change hotels from Sandos Playacar to Azul Sensatori.  Not sure what to do.  HELP!!!!!!



                    #1050 Starfishie

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                      Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:50 AM

                      Bride2B2014, have you emailed Lupita yet about any of this? She can give you the most accurate information firsthand. I do know that dinner in one of the restaurants is definitely a less expensive option that a beach dinner. Dinner in the Brazilian restaurant for all 25 of us was free when I got married.




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