well...I don't know for sure. ive read and will keep looking on forums to see if anyone has tried this yet. One bride commented that any outside vendors will not be able to get passed that gate...so for now that's all I know.
Most recently I sent an email to Fabio, who's supposed to be like a head coordinator. It was a pretty lengthy complaint about everything I've dealt with from outside vendor fees to finding better prices on everything.
I did finally get an email from Fabio but it was just to say that he's received my message and will get back to me.
I'm putting up a fight for everything. I was able to get my hair and makeup approved bc they do airbrush and the hotel does not offer that. Im supposed to pay for a day pass but I reviewed the info on the passes and they are for guests who will be eating and drinking. the stylists are only there for a couple hours and don't take advantage of that stuff...so my argument is why should I have to pay a fee for services that the hotel can't provide- especially when the charge is supposed to be for things they are not taking advantage of.
- Im also hoping to use this excuse for video. Ive come across some awesome videographers who do the cinematic wedding videos. I've looked at Caribe and matias cano and they don't seem to do that style. So I'm hoping I can use this to my advantage.
As for flowers and cake...I see it this way- its no different then me bringing decorations from home or going into cancun or playa for stuff. I'm sure I will get stuck paying a set up fee...even tho I've been trying to fight this too. Im paying for a wedding package and private reception. the wedding package is supposed to include set up of tables and white linens. My issue is I want to use the same decorations that they would use, only bring them in my color scheme. My planner told me the charge was bc they are doing more work than usual...but that's not true. there is no difference in tying a white chair sash vs. a blue one. I would understand set up fees if they were doing something not included in the package...hanging lanterns, uplighting, etc.
Basically, you are in luck. Your not getting married for another year. I'll be the guinea pig and let you know how all this goes. I'm happy to help out fellow brides. so many reviews and comments on Azul talk about the nickel and diming but no one seems to have tried to fight it or find a way around it.
I have a vision in my head that can be executed...just not with Lomas in charge.
I'll keep you posted