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#1781 cjb0arder13

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    Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:33 PM

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    I'm so glad that someone understands my frustration. I know other brides have felt this way in the past.....but I haven't caught up enough on this thread yet to sense it. :-) I'm still on page #116 and they are still all concerned about the grand opening. :-)

    It is just BEYOND frustration and I am a very free spirit and don't like to be restricted. I understand the need for insurance, liability, and work permits, but these restrictions are over the top. I can tell that they weren't made in our best interest but rather to maximize the profit of the resorts and hotels. I am by no means looking for a hand out or for anything free, and I am more than game to pay for all of the other ammenties of the resort, but the whole photographer thing just has my feathers ruffled! I won't be taking a DJ, a reception dinner, the flowers, or the centerpiece home with me.....but the photos, I will. So let ME pay for whom I choose. Grrrr.....it probably doesn't help that I'm totally PMS'ing. LOL

    We read our contract and it states that we must pay $500 for an outside vendor. However, the photographer we love is not in the area, so we must pay for an overnight stay for her if we intend to utilize her services. It's a double edged sword that I must build a bridge and get over. Just not this afternoon. :-) LOL

    We are contemplating relocating to another resort and forfeiting our deposit. I've been jumping around here and have read that MANY of the other resorts are imposing the same or similar fees, so we might just have to take this one on the chin and find positive energy in the other special selections.

    We can support each other on this one. :-)
    Heck to the yeah! I am so with you. It really, really got under my skin that they were trying to tell me who I could or couldn't use to take pictures of my wedding. In my opinion, pictures are THE most important part of the day, because like you said, they're the only thing you take with you.

    I, too, considered forfeiting my deposit and switching to a different resort. I actually posted about it on the Sensatori thread...read about 15 pages back and you'll see the other Azul Beach brides talking me down from my ledge :) In the end, I'm glad I didn't switch resorts, because everyone that has been married at AB just RAVES about their day, and the service, and the beach...to me, it's the perfect resort.

    I would say...make a big fuss with your WC. Point out the specific section of the contract. Ask to speak with a manager. Do whatever you can.

    In the end, my situation was satisfactorily resolved...can't go into details, as my wedding coordinator asked me not to, but I'm happy with the photographer I'm using.

    #1782 bigboponthebeach

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      Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

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      Heck to the yeah! I am so with you. It really, really got under my skin that they were trying to tell me who I could or couldn't use to take pictures of my wedding. In my opinion, pictures are THE most important part of the day, because like you said, they're the only thing you take with you.

      I, too, considered forfeiting my deposit and switching to a different resort. I actually posted about it on the Sensatori thread...read about 15 pages back and you'll see the other Azul Beach brides talking me down from my ledge :) In the end, I'm glad I didn't switch resorts, because everyone that has been married at AB just RAVES about their day, and the service, and the beach...to me, it's the perfect resort.

      I would say...make a big fuss with your WC. Point out the specific section of the contract. Ask to speak with a manager. Do whatever you can.

      In the end, my situation was satisfactorily resolved...can't go into details, as my wedding coordinator asked me not to, but I'm happy with the photographer I'm using.
      Okay, I'm at the ledge right now so to speak! LOL

      If you don't mind me asking, who is your WC or TA? I'm not 100% pleased with mine and am searching for a new one.

      #1783 FutureMrsRobart

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        Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:47 PM

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        Originally Posted by Nicyx
        ok, here is a short list of 1 i did AGES ago.... lots have been deleted as they havent been around for months & months but are ALWAYS welcome back :-)
        Ive just added some of you on from the last few pages

        ******SORRY IF IVE MISSED ANYONE JUST ADD YOURSELF******

        CeeCee76 - Sun Palace - 11 Jan 2011
        fsuambs - Riu Palace Riviera Maya - 15 Jan 2011
        Lindobride14 - Iberostar Paraiso Lindo - 22 Jan 2011
        Linhy - TBC - 22 Jan 2011
        josietoms - Catalonia Riviera Maya - 24 Jan 2011
        cjb0arder13 - Azul Beach - 31 Jan 2011

        xcitedbride - Gran Bahia Principe Tulum - 08 Feb 2011
        Mischaka - TBC - 19 Feb 2011
        barbiegirl 27 - Dreams Tulum - 2 Feb 2011
        jrb - Riu Palace Riviera Maya - Feb 2011

        gingerlover36 - TBC - 26 March 2011

        margin123 - Dreams Villamagna - April 2011
        roxmysockz - Dreams Riviera Cancun - 08 April 2011

        Nicola - Riu Palace Riviera Maya - 06 May 2011
        FutureMrsRobart - Dreams Riviera Cancun - 08 May 2011
        michelle2011 - Barcelo Maya Palace - 28 May 2011
        mexbride83 - Ceiba del Mar - 28 May 2011
        bigboponthebeach - Azul Sensatori - 28 May 2011
        diamondpooch - Barcelo Maya Palace - 28 May 2011
        pinchem to roberts - Turks & Caicos - 28 May 2011
        rosieposie - TBC - May 2011

        erinbrooke124 - Royal Islander - 14 June 2011
        peterpanpixiedust- Dreams Cancun - 18 June 2011

        AishaB - TBC - 31 Dec 2011


        WOW I COUNT 5 OF YOU FOR 28TH MAY!!!!!! :-) xox
        Added us in :-)
        http://www.whenismyw....90426edcc4.gif

        Us + 5 Kids + 34 Adults = 41 Booked

        #1784 klc52379

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          Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:04 PM

          Since, I'm still figuring this site out - can you add me

          klc52379 - 6.25.11 at Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar

          #1785 erinbrooke124

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            Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

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            Hey congrats and Liking the monogram... not seen one with a count down on b4 i like :-) x

            Look forward to hearing your plans ox
            That was just our countdown clock :) I added our monogram. It may change, but I like it for now. Thanks for the welcome!

            June 14, 2011 <3
            Photographer:Sascha Gluck
            Hair/Makeup: Fernando Fuentes
            Dress: Blue by Enzoani - Casablanca :: Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo Pure 7108/7109
            Booked:Bride+Groom+35 Guests


            #1786 cjb0arder13

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              Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:04 PM

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              Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach
              Okay, I'm at the ledge right now so to speak! LOL

              If you don't mind me asking, who is your WC or TA? I'm not 100% pleased with mine and am searching for a new one.
              I was assigned Tiffany from Karisma as my WC...I know a lot of the girls on the Sensatori thread have had some "interesting" experiences with her. I can honestly say she's been pretty good with me...she's very quick to respond (within 2 business days). My only issue was about the photographer, and that really wasn't her fault...it's a corporate policy.

              My TA is from TripGuy travel, and he's really great. I know that the TAs on this site are amazing as well, and have a ton of experience with destination weddings, so feel free to give them a shout out as well.

              #1787 bigboponthebeach

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                Posted 25 May 2010 - 09:27 PM

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                Originally Posted by cjb0arder13
                I was assigned Tiffany from Karisma as my WC...I know a lot of the girls on the Sensatori thread have had some "interesting" experiences with her. I can honestly say she's been pretty good with me...she's very quick to respond (within 2 business days). My only issue was about the photographer, and that really wasn't her fault...it's a corporate policy.

                My TA is from TripGuy travel, and he's really great. I know that the TAs on this site are amazing as well, and have a ton of experience with destination weddings, so feel free to give them a shout out as well.
                Awesome, thanks for sharing! I have been assigned to Cecile and she is QUICK with the response. I'm praying something wonderful becomes of my photography situation. Positive energy going up! ;-)

                #1788 Nicyx

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                  Posted 26 May 2010 - 02:02 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by erinbrooke124
                  That was just our countdown clock :) I added our monogram. It may change, but I like it for now. Thanks for the welcome!
                  Whoops... Thats y i never seen one with a counter b4!!! lol... silly me!!!
                  Ok so this time i will get it right...

                  I like your monogram... Ooooo, dont change i think its great the way it is :-) So are your BM's going to be in the purple? Its nice x

                  xox

                  #1789 gingerlover36

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                    Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:33 PM

                    I have a question...1st has anyone picked thier colors yet? If so what are you doing? AND If you have...do you plan to make your ceremony decorations/colors be the same as reception?

                    I was thinking of doing two different looks but not sure if its a good idea or not

                    #1790 mexbride83

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                      Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:51 PM

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                      Originally Posted by gingerlover36
                      I have a question...1st has anyone picked thier colors yet? If so what are you doing? AND If you have...do you plan to make your ceremony decorations/colors be the same as reception?

                      I was thinking of doing two different looks but not sure if its a good idea or not
                      I have picked my colors, I'm doing a pale turquoise and a bright pink. Mostly I picked them just because I have an image in my head of how I want my BMs to look! They'll be wearing this dress:
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                      and carrying a bouquet similar to this:
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                      I am not sure yet about the ceremony, kind of leaning towards an all white look. But for my reception, the flowers will probably just be tropical flowers with an array of bright colors, then we'll mix in my colors, having them on the menu cards, place cards, some decorations, etc.




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