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#131 reynbow

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

Hi Ladies,

Just sent the Save the Dates for our Feb 14th 2015 wedding at Azul Fives. Now getting into figuring out the details. Trying to customize our wedding while also trying to limit how Karisma nickle and dimes you for everything. Already deciding to use an outside photographer and DJ. I liked someone's strategy of paying for the hotel room for both, and then using the room for our guests instead. Now trying to figure out hair and makeup. I unfortunately don't have someone in my wedding party who could do either for me and I haven't read much on here about the in-house stylists. Any brides have feedback or recommendations? I'm debating on having my bridal party and me go into town to a salon to have our hair and makeup done so we don't have to pay an outside vendor fee. Has anyone done this and would recommend the salon they chose?

#132 TinkerSofi

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

@kriziac just joined the group! 



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#133 TinkerSofi

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:27 PM

Any 2014 brides have any experience with the free events promotion? How does that work with choosing the venue and menu? 



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#134 kmk2016

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

Any 2014 brides have any experience with the free events promotion? How does that work with choosing the venue and menu?


FYI/ I just asked the question of a bride who got married last week at Azul beach and said she used the unlimited private events! Hope she brings good news!


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#135 TinkerSofi

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:37 PM

@kmk2016 Hopefully! It's hard to get info from past brides. I hope I can stick around in the forum after the wedding and hopefully be of some help :)



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#136 mistinm

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    Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

    Hi there brides!

     

    I know I'm a bit late to the game on this one - but I thought I'd see what advice I could lend. I'm a wedding photographer in the area (and yes - you should totally book me, there's my self-promotion) but I've shot a wedding at Azul Fives and here's my two cents:

    I wouldn't book the sky deck from May-August and during midday - It's really, really hot. It's all white, and if your ceremony is there during the midday sun - it's going to lead to some unflattering light for photos, not to mention lots of sweat. :/

    Better news: The coordinators seemed very professional and attentive.

    The cocktail hour at the beach was nice and relaxing. The beach itself can be a little murky at times (the beaches between Cancun and Playa usually aren't as clear) - But, you can't complain too much about Mexican beaches :)

    The reception was set-up around the pool area, and the dance floor was under a giant pergola. All the guests seemed to have a blast and everyone looked pretty happy!  

     

    If anyone needs further help, I'd love to help where I can! 


    Oh! @reynbow - Look at Waves Salon in Playa. They're really good, do weddings and speak English :)



    #137 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:00 AM

    Hi Ladies,

    Just sent the Save the Dates for our Feb 14th 2015 wedding at Azul Fives. Now getting into figuring out the details. Trying to customize our wedding while also trying to limit how Karisma nickle and dimes you for everything. Already deciding to use an outside photographer and DJ. I liked someone's strategy of paying for the hotel room for both, and then using the room for our guests instead. Now trying to figure out hair and makeup. I unfortunately don't have someone in my wedding party who could do either for me and I haven't read much on here about the in-house stylists. Any brides have feedback or recommendations? I'm debating on having my bridal party and me go into town to a salon to have our hair and makeup done so we don't have to pay an outside vendor fee. Has anyone done this and would recommend the salon they chose?

    I was wondering how much was it to pay for 3 days at the hotel? I'm wondering whether we should have gone that route for our photographer and videographer 


    Hi there brides!

     

    I know I'm a bit late to the game on this one - but I thought I'd see what advice I could lend. I'm a wedding photographer in the area (and yes - you should totally book me, there's my self-promotion) but I've shot a wedding at Azul Fives and here's my two cents:

    I wouldn't book the sky deck from May-August and during midday - It's really, really hot. It's all white, and if your ceremony is there during the midday sun - it's going to lead to some unflattering light for photos, not to mention lots of sweat. :/

    Better news: The coordinators seemed very professional and attentive.

    The cocktail hour at the beach was nice and relaxing. The beach itself can be a little murky at times (the beaches between Cancun and Playa usually aren't as clear) - But, you can't complain too much about Mexican beaches :)

    The reception was set-up around the pool area, and the dance floor was under a giant pergola. All the guests seemed to have a blast and everyone looked pretty happy!  

     

    If anyone needs further help, I'd love to help where I can! 


    Oh! @reynbow - Look at Waves Salon in Playa. They're really good, do weddings and speak English :)

    thanks for the tip. What is the light/heat like in August at around 5 over in the Mayan Riviera? is it still really strong? It's hard to imagine now that it's already snowing where I live haha! 

     

    Do you have pictures of the reception by the pool area? I would love to see them :)



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    #138 reynbow

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

    @TinkerSofi

     

    Three nights' stay in a deluxe room will be roughly $600 opposed to the $800 outside vendor fee. 



    #139 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:03 PM

    @TinkerSofi

     

    Three nights' stay in a deluxe room will be roughly $600 opposed to the $800 outside vendor fee. 

    awesome! Good to know in case I need more vendors haha :)



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    #140 mistinm

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      Posted 11 September 2014 - 04:58 PM

      @TinkerSofi - It's SNOWING?! Where!? I can't even process that! But yes, August is most likely to be hot and humid, like most of the year. 5 PM will definitely be better than when I shot there at 2 PM. The sun will still be a little hot, but the temperature will be on it's way down (the light will be more flattering at 5). But it's also getting to the start of the rainy season, so you might get a few 'cool off' showers or partly cloudy days which are nice. I personally think May is the most blazing month and September is the rainiest month if that helps. Last year it poured everyday from August 27th-Oct. 3rd - but this year has been much better - so it all depends on the weather that year, haha. 

      And sorry, I don't have photos of that reception anymore. I archive photos for a year on a hard drive, then keep a few of my favorites for my portfolio - but I couldn't find any from the reception, I'm sorry ;( I did a search on here and found someone blogged about it and there is a picture of the set-up http://www.bestdesti...ri-review-6509/ and on pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/371054456771166836/

       

      Good Luck!







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