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#261 CDC-SRW

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    Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

    Originally Posted by Ashley Lovlin 

    Yes they do have one. I think it is only white lit up, but I didn't ask specifically as I just wanted to know how much they charged (the DJ we hired is bringing one). They quoted me 1000.00!!

     

     

    Ashley, what DJ are you using? That is the next thing on my to-do list.



    #262 KaelaMcD

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      Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

      Originally Posted by Ashley Lovlin 

      Yes they do have one. I think it is only white lit up, but I didn't ask specifically as I just wanted to know how much they charged (the DJ we hired is bringing one). They quoted me 1000.00!!

       

      On another note...

      We are going to be using glass bottles of coke as a favor/escort card (my fiance LOVES coca cola!) and I was just wondering if anybody has any cute quotes or sayings that we could put on the tag. And has anyone else used drinks in bottles for escort cards? I'm wondering how we should have them displayed. Should they already have the caps off? Or on to keep the fizz? Should they be on ice? I know I always appreciate cold pop but I'm worried about the condensation mess 

      Past Azul Beach Brides....

       

      We are going to Azul Beach for a Brides Dress Rehersal in a little under two weeks, and I'm sure they'll know the answer to this when we get down there, but my curiosity is killing me and my FI.

       

      Does anyone know if AzB offers a light up dance floor for a possible outdoor reception we would like to plan? We have seen this in photos taken but can not find any information on them.

       

      Thanks in advance,

      Candace and Steve

       

      Candace-Yes, they offer a light up dance floor. If you look at the Lomas website http://www.weddingsbylomastravel.com/ and look under "Planning and Ideas" and then I think it's under furniture, it describes the different dance floors. I think it's a cool idea!

       

      Ashley-Yes, the Chil Terrace is pretty small so having actual escort cards might not be needed. I think the Coke bottles would look great at the place settings. The tag could have their name and say something like, "Our love is the real thing." Isn't that the Coke motto?? It's the real thing? :-) Just an idea! I'd also keep the caps on...as soon as the guests are seated the waiters will be right there to open them.



      #263 KaelaMcD

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        Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

        Originally Posted by asposeep 

        Does anyone have ideas for what they are putting in their welcome bags? I have been putting WAY too much thought into this and have some ideas but am anxious to pick people's brains...I'm hoping to keep them relatively inexpensive but I'm not sure that's possible at this point :) 

        Thankyou!

         

        Here is a picture of our OOT bags.

        They were really simple. I put everything together once I got down there obviously. I ordered a lot of things from Amazon bc you can get sample sizes in bulk. All in all, it was a really cheap project. I taped a "schedule" for everyone on the outside of the bag so they would know when the big events were (opening night cocktail, bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, wedding) with a Thank You tag. Inside the bags I had sample/travel sizes of sunscreen, aloe, insect repellent, shout wipes, Advil, a Spanish-->English "cheat sheet," and we made custom drink koozies for everyone that had our name and the wedding date.



        #264 KaelaMcD

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          Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

          Hi everyone!

           

          I recently got pictures back from our fantasitc photographer/videographer team at Playa Weddings. I'm including a link to our photo slide show, and a link to our highlight video. Enjoy!

           

          Kaela

           

          http://www.playaweddings.com/slideshows/kaela_bill/

           

          http://vimeo.com/54975951



          #265 girltravel77

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            Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

            For our OOT bags, we got the large hibiscus tote bags from Oriental Trading Co.

             

            Contents:

             

            hand sanitizing wipes

            tissue packs

            advil

            sunscreen

            pepto bismol

            hydrocortisone

            chapped stick

            deck of cards

            Tums

            Aloe

            band aids

            mini gummi bears, swedish fish and twizzlers

            possible other salty snack

            custom koozies

             

            I also ordered postcards from vistaprint with a welcome message that I'll include in with each bag.



            #266 girltravel77

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              Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

              Kaela - I love love love your photos!  It looks like it was such an AMAZING day and you look like such a beautiful and relaxed bride!!  Thanks so much for sharing!!

               

              Were the flower petals on the walkway real or silk?  Did you bring them with you?  Were you and your bridesmaids all barefoot for the ceremony?  Love it!!

               

              What was the live band you got?  Was that for your cocktail hour?  Was it worth it?  Did you have a DJ for the reception?

               

              Who did your hair and make up?  Did you do a trial?  I too want to have a flower in my hair, and am having trouble deciding which one to choose.

               

              Did you buy the maracas for favors once you were in Mexico?  How did you arrange that?

               

              Sorry for so many questions, seeing all of those photos inspired me!



              #267 LS2014

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                Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

                Hello everyone!!! My Fianc© and I are currently looking into Azul Beach Resort for our 2014 wedding, and I am so happy I have stumbled upon this thread!! I have been in contact with a wedding coordinator for the hotel, and she informed me that there is a maximum number of 65 guests that the hotel can hold for a wedding. I have seen a few different posts that some other Azul brides have had an upwards of 90-100 people at their reception. Does anyone know if the "maximum of 65 guests" is just a recommendation? Or is this a strict number the hotel will hold you to? Any help with this would be great!!

                #268 KaelaMcD

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                  Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:26 AM

                  Originally Posted by girltravel77 

                  Kaela - I love love love your photos!  It looks like it was such an AMAZING day and you look like such a beautiful and relaxed bride!!  Thanks so much for sharing!!

                   

                  Were the flower petals on the walkway real or silk?  Did you bring them with you?  Were you and your bridesmaids all barefoot for the ceremony?  Love it!!

                   

                  What was the live band you got?  Was that for your cocktail hour?  Was it worth it?  Did you have a DJ for the reception?

                   

                  Who did your hair and make up?  Did you do a trial?  I too want to have a flower in my hair, and am having trouble deciding which one to choose.

                   

                  Did you buy the maracas for favors once you were in Mexico?  How did you arrange that?

                   

                  Sorry for so many questions, seeing all of those photos inspired me!

                   

                  girltravel77-Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos! It really was an amazing day, and I really was super relaxed! How can you not be in such a beautiful place? Don't worry about asking me anything, I enjoy helping other Azul brides because it's hard to plan a wedding so far away! I welcomed all the help I could get, so I'm returning the favor!

                   

                  The flower petals were real. I added them to my contract, and you can specify what color you want. The wedding planners sprinkled them right before the ceremony started. They also gave some to the flower girl. I wanted very few ceremony decorations. It's such a beautiful setting, you don't need a lot of extra stuff. I brought the sheers for the gazebo (Ordered from Amazon for $40 and saved a lot of money!) and had the flower petals and that was it.

                   

                  The live band was the "Mexican Trio" off the Lomas website. Yes, it was for the cocktail hour, which was at the Wave Lounge. I thought they were great, and my guests loved them as well. I love live music, and this definitely gave the event an authentic flare! We had the Lomas DJ's for the reception, and they were great as well!

                   

                  Originally I had scheduled hair and makeup with the salon at the resort. You can do a run-through, which I did, for an additional cost. The day before the wedding I had a massage and did the trial hair and makeup. I wasn't happy with the makeup, so I canceled it for the next day, and ended up doing it mostly on my own with the help of my aunt. There's no way I could have done my own hair, so I kept that appointment. She came to my room, so I didn't have to go to the spa. I will say, the language barrier did make communication about what I wanted for my hair difficult. If I could go back, that mioght be the one tiny little thing I would change...but overall I was happy with the result. I didn't want a veil, so that's why I went with the flowers. They are cymbidium orchids. They were beautiful, and stayed in my hair all night!

                   

                  I brought the maracas as well. I ordered them from this site http://www.amols.com.../yellow-maracas They ended up being about $2 each. I put the "Shake me for a kiss" tags on them once I got there. We gave them to the wedding planners and they set them out at each place setting. They were a hit with the guests too!



                  #269 SunwingWeddings

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                    Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

                    We currently have amazing promotional rates Azul Beach! Travelling from Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa with select departure dates! Contact us at weddings@sunwing.ca for more details and rates for your group!

                     

                    Extras:

                    For Bride and Groom – book by Mar 19, 2013, with a minimum 5 double rooms booked

                    • Complimentary upgrade to Elite Plus, subject to availability at time of booking

                    • Complimentary access to Plaza Premium Lounge, available in Toronto and Vancouver airports only.

                    • $500 Anniversary Travel Voucher (per couple), with a minimum 10 double rooms booked

                     

                    Your destination wedding experience doesn’t just start on arrival in resort but before you leave Canada on board award-winning Sunwing Airlines, with:

                    • Priority Group Check-In (at select Canadian airports)

                    • Free Excess Baggage Allowance: 20 kg per group of 10 passengers (must be arranged a minimum of 7 days prior to departure)

                    • Bride and Groom Pre Boarding (at Canadian airports)

                    • Wedding Dress Care Program

                     

                    And on arrival in resort…

                    • Private Transfers for Groups of 15 or more (arriving on the same flight)*

                    • Group Concierge Service in Resort



                    #270 bluelenscaribe

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                      Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

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