Sorry I meant to reply to you before and kept putting it off! Haha. I can't believe we're only 7 months away!!!
On 8/31 we are doing a snorkeling excursion through this company: http://www.fatcatsail.com/. They pick you up at the hotel around noon I think, then drive you 45 mins to the catamaran and you are out on the water all day snorkeling and drinking rum and coronas until 5 or 6 then they drive you back to Azul Beach. I think 40 people fit on the catamaran so it will be our wedding guests only which will be so cool! If there are extra people, you can rent another boat to go out with the main catamaran. I went to Azul Beach Labor Day weekend 2012 and met the couple that got married on 9/01 and they recommended this catamaran and said it was so much fun! They did it in lieu of a rehearsal dinner which I'm thinking we may do, too.
We have three nights of events planned so far. What about you?
My fiance and I will arrive Wed 8/28 and our guests are arriving Thu 8/29 and Fri 8/30. On Fri we are having a welcome cocktail reception at the Blue Wave probably from 6-8. On Sat we are doing the catamaran during the day and maybe reserving a restaurant for dinner after? The Sun 9/01 is the big day! We're getting married on the beach and having the reception at The Blue Terrace.
I haven't even begun to think about decorations or flowers yet. Everything is so expensive! I booked playaweddings for my photographer/videographer, booked the catamaran, ordered my invitations and I'm going to book DJ Dorremix. I also ordered "Welcome Totes" from wedding chicks when they were having a big sale for Black Friday. We picked our menu when we were visiting Azul Beach and will be adding paella and churros and not ordering a cake (other than the mini one included in my package - they weren't too good). Maybe also having a mojito bar during the reception.
I would be down for sharing decorations especially lighting. What are your plans so far?