Hi @beccafries I don't plan on using a collection, they are more $ on top of the price for the wedding already. You can use a collection or you can use decor from the Lomas Travel website. (Lomas Travel is the offsite company coordinating all Karima resort weddings). The links below are what one of the coordinators sent me:
Wedding Package: http://www.karismaho...omance/Weddings
Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Events: http://www.karismaho...omance/Weddings
Ceremony Locations: http://karismahotels...remonylocations
Optional Amenities: http://www.weddingsb...l.com/planning/
Private Event Banquet Kit: http://karismahotels...ip.com/i/183324
I've seen a lot of complaints about lack of communication from Lomas Travel and people having a hard time hearing back from them but I've heard that several weeks prior to the ceremony you start hearing from them more. I've also heard that once you are at the resort the onsite coordinators have all of the information from Lomas and you're in good hands but I haven't had my wedding yet so I can't give you a personal account. I have poured through the reviews for Azul Beach on TripAdvisor though and all of their wedding reviews are very positive so I feel like I'm in good hands. Just a heads up also, there is an $800 outside vendor fee per vendor if you choose to use a different vendor than one of their preferred (like a photographer or makeup artist, etc.) Also, you can bring your own decor instead of using a collection or Lomas' decor and they charge a $5 fee per person to set it up for you. I plan on doing this just because it will still be cheaper than using their decor or the collection. Hope all this helps
Edited by KaraEbeth, 18 February 2014 - 08:18 AM.