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#1 kellymenning

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:59 PM

So it seems I can't find anyone really getting married at the Azul Fives in Playa del Carmen. We're getting married there on November 1, 2014 and I'd love to find others who are getting married there or who have been married there. There are some posts from years ago, but nothing really recent. If anyone has any info, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much!


Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
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#2 lhills

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:20 PM

Hi there, I've been creeping this site since last summer and finally decided to sign up when I found your post tonight. You're right, there aren't a lot of Azul Fives brides out there, if there are, they're not posting here and I figure I've been part of the problem, lol!

 

There is a 2014 brides thread here:  http://www.bestdesti...des-2014/page-5, but activity is really slow. I'd love to see some reviews, seems there are lots of reviews for other resorts.

 

We're heading off to Azul Fives for our wedding on May 10th, I'm so excited, despite the roller coaster we've been on for the last 8 months. My biggest disappointment so far... Karisma Hotels no longer allows the donkey at their resorts, haha! Ok, so there have been other issues along the way, but we were really looking forward to meeting the donkey. ;)

 

Hope your planning is going well! I'll try to be a bit more active around here in hopes of stirring up some activity for us!

 

Cheers,

Lindsay



#3 kellymenning

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:49 PM

@lhills

hi Lindsay! Congrats on your upcoming wedding!! I am sort of sad about the donkey too. :( where is your ceremony at the hotel? What about your reception? We are having a really big group of about 150 so we are having a hard time figuring some stuff out. My wedding coordinator hasn't been very helpful so I've requested another. We will see what happens. What kind of rates did y'all get with the hotel? We are still waiting to hear from them about our rates and I've been waiting for almost 2 weeks which is sort of annoying. Oh well. I'm still super excited about getting married there. I think it looks awesome. I'd like to see more reviews as well, but haven't seen many. The wedding coordinator at the actual hotel sent me some new, updated pics of the beach and the new dock. It looks so pretty! Not as rocky as before. If you want me to email them to you, I'd be happy to. Also, if you want to email me about anything, you're always welcome to. My email is khmciver@gmail.com. Good luck with your wedding! And congrats again!!

Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
http://www.photosincancun.com

Decoration Rentals: Love & Lace Wedding Decor
https://www.facebook...oveandlacedecor


#4 lhills

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:49 PM

Congrats to you too, @khmciver!

 

150 people? Oh my!! We've got only 30 joining us, I was hoping for a small group (I hate, hate, hate being the centre of attention, lol), I think 30 is perfect for us! We're getting married on the dock, just barely squeaked in under the maximum, and our reception is on the sky deck. The hotel looks amazing, and I know a couple of people who have been there, they all agree it is fantastic! I was most concerned about the food... We stayed at Moon Palace a few years back and I was sick of the food by the 3rd day. I'm told this will not be the case at Azul Fives.

 

Who is/was your coordinator? I've been dealing with Marta, like all the others, she isn't quick to reply but does answer my questions. I feel a bit lost in the whole process, you'd think the coordinators would offer up a bit more info, but I seem to only get answers to my questions and minimal relevant information. Our final payment is due tomorrow, eeek! I hope I got everything covered!

 

I wasn't able to get much of a discount on rooms... the deluxe rooms ended up being around $165 per person per night based on double occupancy, and $200ish for single occupancy. I worked with a travel agent and am getting ZERO perks in terms of room credits... I got a free spa package... Whooptie-freakin-doo. Our guests could have booked on expedia for the same rate.

 

Are you making use of the Memorable Moment's packages? I may have considered it, but we blew our budget (and then some) to help some of our guests make the trip.

 

I'd love to see some pics, I'll fire you an email, thanks so much for offering! I'm stoked on the hotel too, it does look pretty amazing, and less pricey than the other Azul hotels. We booked a sky suite, can't wait to make good use of that!! :)



#5 omontes

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    Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:09 AM

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    #6 kellymenning

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    Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:07 AM

    @lhills

     

    Yeah, our wedding is going to be a lot of people, but it should be really fun. I'm just worried because I don't know what areas can accommodate that many people. Our wedding coordinator is Andrea. She's been okay, but not great. I'm still waiting to hear from her about how many people can fit in the various spaces. I'm totally lost with the process. They really aren't that helpful and every time I ask her a question about something, she has to go find the answer or ask someone else. I would assume you sort of know everything, but whatever.

     

    It sounds like your rates are the same as mine. I'm a little disappointed because I figured since we're having such a large group, we'd get a better discount, or at least an upgrade for our room, or even a free private party. But nope. Nothing. We're paying for the welcome cocktail party, the rehearsal dinner, the post-ceremony cocktail party and the reception. So basically we're making the resort a crap ton of money because we're paying for everyone's meals! So they're really not even using the all inclusive.

     

    We're not using the memorable moments package because it was pretty expensive, and because I don't need covers on my chairs. I'm going to buy the sheers myself, but I don't know what size to get. Then I'm going to rent the chandelier and get the florals for the gazebo. The large florals for the gazebo (roses) were $650 a piece!!!!! I needed 2 so my wedding coordinator is seeing how much the smaller florals would be for it. I really want roses because my wedding colors are light pink and mint.

     

    I'm very jealous of your sky suite..

     

    Are you doing a package? Or are you bringing your own decorations?


    Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
    Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

    Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
    http://www.photosincancun.com

    Decoration Rentals: Love & Lace Wedding Decor
    https://www.facebook...oveandlacedecor


    #7 lhills

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    Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:24 PM

    Wow, sounds like you're really on the ball when it comes to planning. We're just over a month away and I'm still scrambling, haha!

     

    I thought about bringing our own sheers for the chairs as well, but not sure what size either, I'll let you know if I figure it out. I looooooove the ruffled chair covers, but that seems like a ton of work.

     

    We're not doing a package either, I'm bringing most items. We're keeping everything pretty low key, no decor for the ceremony, I figure we're on a dock out in the ocean, why mess with nature's beauty? We only have 5 tables in total for the reception, and my centerpieces are very simple, rustic painted mason jars with hydrangeas. We're going with a vintage theme with sort of a dia de los muertos kick to it.

     

    I've been working on our bouquets the last couple of nights. I think I'll start another thread to get some feedback from the rest of the ladies, the FI and I are in a bit of a disagreement over them, lol!



    #8 Lilgabri03

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    Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:46 AM

    Hi everyone!! How do you start a forum for 2015?? I just booked my wedding date for Azul Fives for May 12th, 2015 and I am so excited! It only took 7 months of planning to do this!






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