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Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

 

Now that I obviously dont need my wedding dress any longer, I am thinking about getting it cleaned and selling it... though I have very mixed feelings about it and I dont know why! I will definitely ever need to wear it again and it does take up a lot of space in my closet, but I also get really sad when I think about not having it in my closet undecided.gif

 

I bought it new for around $1350 and from what I have seen on this message board and others, it has been selling used for about $800. The cleaning looks like its going to cost around $250. While I know I wont make a ton of money off it, part of me thinks it would feel good to sell if to someone that may not have the budget to buy the gown brand new, but loves the dress as much as I did.

 

What else is everyone doing with their dress after the wedding?

That's a really kind idea to help another bride.
My dress after the ceremony, dinner, a trash the dress (ocean, rolling in the sand, pool, and hot tub) and then surviving 2 at home receptions has been retired. LOL The bottom is quite trashed and the inside layers are ripped. But I am hoping to use the lace from it someday....

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Originally Posted by murmel View Post

 

The Azul Sensatori is wonderful. How old are your kids? We had to get married at the Azul because we had a number of young cousins and friends with kids. But I cannot begin to tell you how great our experience was. The hotel is only about 450 rooms, so it's easy to get around and find things. The staff and food is excellent. And if you're kids are old enough (I think it was 5 and up) you can put them into the kids club. The parents of all the kids could not stop raving what an amazing program it was. Drop the kids off around 10 am, get them back for dinner around 4:30pm. Then after 7pm til 10pm they went back to the kids club and watched the night entertain show. Meaning the parents all enjoyed their own vacation and time-including having dinner without kids! (they usually took them to the buffet around 5:30pm) Anyway the funny part was that the kids had so much fun, they were begging to go back to the kids club. They have tennis courts, rock climbing wall, video games, dance club, beach activities, some crazy inflatable ball that the kids get into and walk on water! 

 

I had visited the Azul Beach years ago, and it was very quiet and small. Last year they finished renovating the whole resort, so I am not sure how it is now.

 

And we have had friends stay at the Azul Fives. They say it is a nice resort, but still going through some growing pains. (i.e.. all the restaurants were not open, not enough staff, etc. ) 

 

Funny enough, (we don't have kids yet), but we have enjoyed the Sensatori so much that I would say it is still my favourite resort. We have now stayed there 5 times. And we travel a fair bit, I think we have been to Mexico over 20 times now. If you want any specific details or pictures just send me a PM.

 Thank you for the advice. We definatley want to take this kids ans I was so pleased with Karisma, I didn't want to look elsewhere! Do you mind sending me some pics to Stina9562@yahoo.com?

 

Thank you! We are looking to book at our year anniversery.

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See - this is what I don't get. Why do I get different service/quotes than you do? 

 

For the ceremony:

-chair sashes

-aisle markers (small paper lanterns)

-parasols to set in front of the gazebo

-paper lanterns to hang on the gazebo

-programs w/ fans to lay on the chairs

 

for the reception:

-chair sashes

-paper lanterns to hang around the edge of Tucanes (not from the super high ceiling)

-place cards/favors

-small centerpiece - probably a small bud vase with paper pinwheel stuck in it

-wooden/painted shells and real shells to scatter on the tables

 

if I had to guess, the chair sashes and paper lanterns are what's driving up the cost. but I don't know because she won't tell me what the deal is - not enough detail or information, and she didn't even want to quote me a set up price to begin with (even though Valeria has done that for many of you). 

 

Aside from their high prices/quotes, I'm most unhappy about getting different answers and being treated differently from other brides because of the coordinator I'm working with. I just don't understand this. And yes, I've gotten my TA involved, we've gotten the resort and Lomas' supervisor involved - it did little good (other than I got 1 reply in 48 hours...and then nothing for 5 days so far). 

Originally Posted by ElDorado2012 View Post

$12 to $15 per person is way too much. I paid $5 per guest for set up for the ceremony and reception (price quoted from Valeria). Do you have a lot of extra decorations that you are bringing? I wonder why they'd quote you so high?? I'm only bringing one thing for the ceremony - a sign for the water bottle table, and then I just have the usual for the reception - place cards, menu's, favors, sandbox tray (for the place cards), and then I purchased some antique gold votive holders that I'm bringing with me for each table. For all of those items I was quoted $5 per guest.

 

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Originally Posted by Stina9562 View Post

 

  We did Xeha, shopping trip to Playa De Carmen and a Catamaran to La Isla Mujeras. Xeha was not what I expected. We did Xeha with the whole group and had fun because we were with all our friends and family but kind of boring. It was a lot of walking so be prepared. It cost a $100 and all the food and alcohol is included. The food was pretty good!

 

Shopping I did with the girls and it was only for four hours. I wish we had more time because I love to site see and shop. That was only twenty I believe.

 

The Catamaran was awesome! My hunsband and I did this after everyone left. It was all you can drink and eat as well. Food was okay. We snorkeled for about 30 min which was okay. I felt rushed because we had to follow the group. We stopped at one part of the island for lunch and had enough time to play in the water or just relax. I actually took a nap in the hammock which was amazing! Then we headed to the main tourist part of the island where we had about an hour and half to shop and do whatever.

 

The Catamaran was our favorite!  I suggest for a group if you are planning a trip.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks!! I really really want to do a catamaran. I think that is on the top of my list right now and maybe something with ziplining. Or xacaret. so many choices!

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Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

 

See - this is what I don't get. Why do I get different service/quotes than you do? 

 

For the ceremony:

-chair sashes

-aisle markers (small paper lanterns)

-parasols to set in front of the gazebo

-paper lanterns to hang on the gazebo

-programs w/ fans to lay on the chairs

 

for the reception:

-chair sashes

-paper lanterns to hang around the edge of Tucanes (not from the super high ceiling)

-place cards/favors

-small centerpiece - probably a small bud vase with paper pinwheel stuck in it

-wooden/painted shells and real shells to scatter on the tables

 

if I had to guess, the chair sashes and paper lanterns are what's driving up the cost. but I don't know because she won't tell me what the deal is - not enough detail or information, and she didn't even want to quote me a set up price to begin with (even though Valeria has done that for many of you). 

 

Aside from their high prices/quotes, I'm most unhappy about getting different answers and being treated differently from other brides because of the coordinator I'm working with. I just don't understand this. And yes, I've gotten my TA involved, we've gotten the resort and Lomas' supervisor involved - it did little good (other than I got 1 reply in 48 hours...and then nothing for 5 days so far). 

 

 

I'm paying 150 just for paper lanterns at tucanes. its a little ridiculous but that's the one thing I don't want to do myself. I didn't even bother with the other stuff, I'm going to have my mom and future MIL do the rest. It's so frustrating how long they take to respond though- my wedding is in 10 days and I feel like each email takes at least 5, hopefully they will get a little faster now that it's coming up so fast. 

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Allie,

 

I think she is quoting you a high price because they charge a flat fee of $150 to hang the lanterns at Toucanes. We had lanterns hung as well, but perhaps the difference in the amount of guests we have is making the price per person different. How many guests are you having?

 

 

Originally Posted by AllieH View Post

See - this is what I don't get. Why do I get different service/quotes than you do? 

 

For the ceremony:

-chair sashes

-aisle markers (small paper lanterns)

-parasols to set in front of the gazebo

-paper lanterns to hang on the gazebo

-programs w/ fans to lay on the chairs

 

for the reception:

-chair sashes

-paper lanterns to hang around the edge of Tucanes (not from the super high ceiling)

-place cards/favors

-small centerpiece - probably a small bud vase with paper pinwheel stuck in it

-wooden/painted shells and real shells to scatter on the tables

 

if I had to guess, the chair sashes and paper lanterns are what's driving up the cost. but I don't know because she won't tell me what the deal is - not enough detail or information, and she didn't even want to quote me a set up price to begin with (even though Valeria has done that for many of you). 

 

Aside from their high prices/quotes, I'm most unhappy about getting different answers and being treated differently from other brides because of the coordinator I'm working with. I just don't understand this. And yes, I've gotten my TA involved, we've gotten the resort and Lomas' supervisor involved - it did little good (other than I got 1 reply in 48 hours...and then nothing for 5 days so far). 

 

 

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40 guests. even at $5 per guest for everything else ($200) and then $150 for the lanterns, it's only $350.

Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

Allie,

 

I think she is quoting you a high price because they charge a flat fee of $150 to hang the lanterns at Toucanes. We had lanterns hung as well, but perhaps the difference in the amount of guests we have is making the price per person different. How many guests are you having?

 

 

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Quick question for those of you who have already had their weddings. What did you ladies do as far as tipping the wedding vendors? Im talking about everyone from the officiant, to on site coordinator, to photographer, stylists at the salon, etc? We know 100% that we will tip the waitstaff at tucanes and of course all of the regular resort staff, but I keep hearing mixed things as far as the actual wedding vendors & people associated with just the wedding aspect. I was hoping someone who has already been there will have some insight! 

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