So excited to finally begin planning this thing. @Lilgabri03, your trailer is amazing! You looked great, Congrats!!
@ashhtayy we are totally wedding twins! I was hoping maybe some of you could help me out. I'm totally at a loss with beginning the planning process. What are some of you ladies doing in terms of the packages? Are any of you doing a private event? I am a bit confused with the packages as it says semi-private dinner in one of the restaurants. Is that something we have to do for our reception? I would like the meals to be served at the tables our guests will be seated at during our reception at our reception location, but I guess that means that we would need to then host a private event. So can the semi private dinner option be used for something else such as a welcome dinner?
What are you ladies doing? Private events? Memorable moments? Always and forever?
The memorable moments packages seem good, its just that its very limited for the number of guests. Like the ceremony chairs are covered up to 24 guests under that package and an additional $15 per chair for every chair after that?! Seriously!? For the reception it might work as it covers three tables and we can add more, but that could be costly. Not sure if its better to build on the always and forever package and add certain elements or to go with the memorable moments package and just add more tables.
@ashhtayy our guest lists will be about the same size, do you know what you will be doing?
@Laurena1229 welcome to the forum! and you are right; if you aren't addicted yet, you will be.
we might be twins - summer(ish) weddings for both of us, Azul Fives, no facebook, Toronto area brides, sky deck, extending the reception time, approximately 60 guests, etc.
i haven't negotiated anything yet so i can't give you any tips but i look forward to hearing from anyone that has. i agree - the prices are insane but the venue is just SO beautiful; hard to say no.
@TinkerSofi is getting married VERY soon at AF and will likely provide us with TONS more information post her nuptials.
@snswedding2016 is attending the BDR (brides dress rehearsal) at AF as well. have you looked into attending? we want to so badly but it doesn't look like it will work out as my FI just started a new job and i just got promoted - needless to say, work is about to get very hectic for both us.
I did look into attending the brides dress rehearsal a few months ago, but it didnt work out. My FI and I are looking to hopefully visit the resort in September - might see you there @snswedding2016. I checked to see if there were any dates available for the BDR and its sold out for 2015! I would really like to go scope it out, theres pros and cons of doing that though especially if you are locked in already. I'm paronoid that I would go and find a reason that I would think my guests wouldnt like about it. *Positive thoughts Laurena* Its the people pleaser inside of me..one thing I am worried about is the beach. The seaweed has been an issue in some areas not just in Mexico, but Mexico seems to have been getting the worst of it. I've seen some places get it pretty bad, but its not the resorts fault. I'm sure they're doing what they can to make sure the beach is usable. Good ol mother nature. There's alot of us from Toronto, it would be great to all meet up and have some drinks this summer!
Edited by Laurena1229, 26 July 2015 - 01:03 PM.