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#851 TinkerSofi

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 04:44 AM

Hello All

 

I just booked my wedding at Azul Fives for 8/8/16!! Super excited! It will be on the Sky Deck! We are planning on having a Smores Welcome party and haven't chosen area for reception yet, we really don't wanna spend extra money just to have it outdoors and in Aug it may be hot and humid, any suggestions? Just so yall know, in 2016 all prices in the Banquet menu and desserts will go up 10% 

I just got married a couple of weeks ago, it was hot and humid but it was so much fun to have it outside! It wasn't unbearable. I actually stayed in my wedding dress all night and guests loved it. 

If you still want to do it inside, the only choice I think is the banquet hall, which looks very nice after they're done with it. However, keep in mind that you will have to rent extra lights and perhaps a dance floor, which can add up to the costs. There's also the Oriolla grill, which is not completely inside because it only has a roof and no walls, so no A/C. 



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#852 Eryn

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:34 PM

I'm officially a June 2016 bride! I booked the Sky deck for 5:30 pm but I'm thinking I should move it up to 5pm. I really hate that the always and forever package isn't free any more. I don't know how I feel about paying $1800 for sky deck and $950 for the wedding package...
SN: I'm waiting on approval from the FB group, I wanna see more photos


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Not sure if you used a travel agent but I would suggest that you have your TA negotiate to get it waived for you.  

I booked early this year for my 2016 wedding and my TA was able to get them to waive the Always & Forever Fee. Not sure how many rooms you have booked and held but use that as leverage. 



#853 Ika

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    Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:34 AM

    Hi Ladies! I'm new to this forum and wedding planning. I could really use all the help I can get!!

     

    I'm debating between Azul Fives or Now Jade for my wedding Sept 2016. We had the chance to see the both resorts this week and are having SUCH a hard time deciding!! Azul Fives is much more extravagant. Especially the sky deck... I'm hesitating booking it though mostly because of the reviews about Lomas. Dealing with them sounds like a nightmare and I'm nervous the wedding will be completely over our budget of $10,000! We don't need expensive decorations or all the extras, but I'm not good at decorating, so the thought of bringing all my own tablecloths, etc. scares me. I'd be happy with the Always & Forever package for $950, the Petit Gourmet buffet ($26 pp) and the Sky Deck for $1800. We are expecting about 30 guests, maybe a little more. We do want a DJ and a decent photographer. Can you ladies tell me honestly if it's possible to have a wedding this size at Azul for $10,000 or less?

     

    Our group rate at Now Jade is slightly more expensive per person (which is surprising because Azul has more of a "wow" factor). Figuring out an approx total cost for the wedding seems much easier with Now Jade. Their pricing is more straight forward and it's all done through the resort coordinator, who is very responsive! Azul Fives hasn't responded to me once yet... The practical side of me says to book Now Jade. It's not as fancy but it's still beautiful and the fees aren't as ridiculous as Lomas. The coordinator there has been so nice and helpful, his service alone makes me want to book Jade.

     

    But then I think of that AMAZING Sky Deck! I keep flip flopping between the two.  I won't lie, eloping in Fiji has crossed my mind more than once during this process so far! What doesn't help is that both of the quotes expire tomorrow. I never imagined this would be so confusing and stressful. What do you ladies think I should do?? Thanks in advance for your help!



    #854 jbailey270

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    Posted 12 October 2015 - 10:27 PM

    Hi everyone! We have our wedding taking place at Azul Fives next week, but the weather forecast is constant rain everyday of the week! With our entire event planned in outdoor settings, can anyone offer advice or experience with a rain out? Does anyone have experience with extremely last minute venue changes and how that went? Starting to panic and worry about this!! :)

    #855 acw271011

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    Posted 12 October 2015 - 10:38 PM

    Congrats! You must be so excited! We're the day before you - October 20th.

     

    I've been working with an outside coordinator and she has said the weather has been great. The humidity is easing and temps are still in the 90s. Generally when you see a rain forecast, many times it's the humidity in the air that is picked up but the radar doesn't know that it's just humid, and not actually rain.

     

    Azul Fives have hosted hundreds of weddings. They will keep you posted on the forecast but usually if it does actually rain, it shouldn't last more than a few minutes. Then the sun comes out again. The resort will give you the option of moving indoors or keeping with your outdoor plans so you'll have the chance to see how the day shapes up and then decide beforehand if you want to move inside.

     

    Fingers crossed for both of us, but I think it will all be fine!


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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    #856 cassiadams22

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    Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:29 AM

    Hey everyone! We leave Sunday for our wedding at Azul Fives! We get married on October 23! I will give a full report once we are back. Just wanted to add a quick note that if anyone is still looking for a certified agency to book with, I highly recommend Beach Bums. We have nothing less then an amazing experience with them! Nanda, our agent, has been wonderful. Emailing us and our entire group, keeping us all informed and organized, arranging free transportation to and from the airport which was included with our booking, etc. I can't say enough!! Talk to you all when we get back!



    #857 acw271011

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    Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:43 AM

    @cassiadams22 Good luck and be sure to post photos when you get back! We have so many AF brides and it's fun to see everyone's pictures when they get back.


    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

     

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

     

     

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    #858 jbailey270

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    Posted 13 October 2015 - 10:01 AM

    @acw271011 Thank you so much for the advice! That definitely makes us feel a little bit better :) After planning for so long, it's not the forecast we've been hoping for! Fingers crossed for sunny skies ! See you down there! !



    #859 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:27 PM

    Hi Ladies! I'm new to this forum and wedding planning. I could really use all the help I can get!!

     

    I'm debating between Azul Fives or Now Jade for my wedding Sept 2016. We had the chance to see the both resorts this week and are having SUCH a hard time deciding!! Azul Fives is much more extravagant. Especially the sky deck... I'm hesitating booking it though mostly because of the reviews about Lomas. Dealing with them sounds like a nightmare and I'm nervous the wedding will be completely over our budget of $10,000! We don't need expensive decorations or all the extras, but I'm not good at decorating, so the thought of bringing all my own tablecloths, etc. scares me. I'd be happy with the Always & Forever package for $950, the Petit Gourmet buffet ($26 pp) and the Sky Deck for $1800. We are expecting about 30 guests, maybe a little more. We do want a DJ and a decent photographer. Can you ladies tell me honestly if it's possible to have a wedding this size at Azul for $10,000 or less?

     

    Our group rate at Now Jade is slightly more expensive per person (which is surprising because Azul has more of a "wow" factor). Figuring out an approx total cost for the wedding seems much easier with Now Jade. Their pricing is more straight forward and it's all done through the resort coordinator, who is very responsive! Azul Fives hasn't responded to me once yet... The practical side of me says to book Now Jade. It's not as fancy but it's still beautiful and the fees aren't as ridiculous as Lomas. The coordinator there has been so nice and helpful, his service alone makes me want to book Jade.

     

    But then I think of that AMAZING Sky Deck! I keep flip flopping between the two.  I won't lie, eloping in Fiji has crossed my mind more than once during this process so far! What doesn't help is that both of the quotes expire tomorrow. I never imagined this would be so confusing and stressful. What do you ladies think I should do?? Thanks in advance for your help!

    I think it is doable. We paid, incl. the photos and video, about $8000-$9000 for 30 people. We got the always and forever package for free, but because we upgraded quite a few things. We also paid for the vintage elegance decor, so that added up. However, we didn't use a DJ, only rented their amplifier. I didn't rent much from Lomas, but there is a lady in Playa that rents stuff out. Find her on FB, her page is called love&lave decor. I rented a few things from her and she was great! :D Then you just have to pay the set up fee. The set up fee can really add up if they need to hang a lot of things, or if your decor is very intricate. We didn't pay much, but ours was on the simple side of things. 

    The nice thing about AF, over Now Jade is not only that it's more extravagant. I've heard that the food is much better. Also, the location was a huge plus for us. Many of our guests went to Playa on a few occasions during our stay because it was so close. Now Jade is kind of in the middle of nowhere, it's nice to relax, but we wanted to give our guests the choice of leaving the resort easily if they wanted to. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice though. Good luck! 



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    #860 CaroV

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    Posted 25 October 2015 - 03:02 AM

    Hi!

     

    Is anyone here going to the BDR this week? I'd love to meet some of you there!







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