***Iberostar Laguna Azul Brides***
Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:36 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:37 PM
Thanks for the reply!!
Good to know!
I will not be doing TTD, but can definitely share some photos
Matanzas is the name of a province in Cuba, but it is also a small town I guess about a 30 minute drive from Varadero. Many of the people that work at the resorts live there. If you don't feel like driving 3 hours to Havana to get photos done in historic Cuba, you can just go to Matanzas. It is obviously smaller, but there are quaint streets, some colourful elements in the streets, as well as a few older churches... We are thinking of getting photos done by the old crumbling Matanzas cathedral.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:23 PM
are you able to get through the coordinator Giselle? I found out in February through Giselle that my original coordinator Yahimara has left the position, since then I have send them my guest information and not a single reply. I haven't heard anything from them since February 21, 2012. My wedding is May 17, 2012. My travel agent has been calling and leaving messages and no reply. I am getting really worried. Has anyone got married down there in the past few weeks??????? What is going on??? I am getting really really worried!!!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:39 PM
Have you heard anything from Giselle. My wedding is on May 17. I haven't heard from Giselle since February 21. I am getting really worried. My travel agent has been leaving messages and nothing is happening. I am getting pretty freaked out.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:32 AM
My wedding there is June 1st and I also found that it was hard to get a response, although I hear it's perfectly normal. There's an assistant named Lisset who eventually responded to my emails (after 3 and still weeks after the last email). A lot of the questions I asked still haven't been answered but I've been reassured they can work all details out the day before our ceremony.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:32 AM
I am planning a wedding at the Iberostar Laguna Azul in Varadero next Easter. I am a little concerned about some of the negative reviews. It seems as if the last ones to post, who had their weddings planned for May and June 2012 should have been married by now! Can I ignore the reviews, and any recommendations about the resort, particularly the wedding day?
Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:52 AM
Matanzas is the area in and surrounding Varadero town. There are lots of great places to go for wedding shots...Al Capone's place, Xanadu Mansion, etc.
Regarding your photographer, Cuba HAS been cracking down on photographer's coming into Cuba to do photo sessions without applying for a work visa. We had ours turned around by the Cuban government upon arrival as she had been there 3 or 4 times already that year. If this is the only wedding that they are doing this year in Cuba they should have no issue as long as they do not bring a lot of equipment as this will definitely put them under scrutiny. There are several photographers ~ both Canadian and Cuban ~ who can advise you further on this matter. Just visit the Facebook page ~ Iberostar Laguna Azul brides.
Renting a car is not difficult but be aware of the implications should you be involved in a car accident! It probably would be best to hire a car AND driver and then you he will take you wherever you like to go and you won't have to be concerned with the worry. Just remember to negotiate your price upfront and I'm sure you will have a wonderful experience!
I was married at this resort last May and have been to Cuba over twelve times. If you have any questions/concerns, I would be happy to help.
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