@TinkerSofi This honestly makes me feel so much better thinking August. I never have a problem with a heat because as you stated irather be hot and get refreshed in the pool or ocean over being rainy and cold. August is my Birthday Month so its always been my favorite * lol * My Travel agenthas been speaking to me about Azul where you currently have your wedding set. Did you get any special ratesor promos with them? He told me they arethe best to under cut anyone else on prices so they can have the wedding at their location. Did you feel like they offered you anything more than anyone else and thats why you selected them?
I do love Azul Fives. I'm not sure where you're from, I'm from Canada so our trips and perks are a bit different than in the US. We get cheaper packages to travel because land and air are bundled together with one tour company. Right now, that company has the trips $300 more than what we paid. Originally our TA managed to get us $200 off, but now the trips have gone up.
because we save so much money on these packages Karisma doesn't give us a lot of perks. I remember at least when we booked, depending on the amount of rooms your group booked you could have free private events (anywhere from a cocktail hour to unlimited events). However, us Canadian's didn't get anything. If you are with one of their certified TAs and you're from Canada you get a bit more, such as a spa package for you and a bridesmaid, including your bridal hair and makeup plus the trial, among other things. Or you can choose to have a free cocktail hour, but that's about it.
They did give us an extremely good deal though in terms of free nights every X amount of guests booked. This is saving us A LOT of money, because we're paying for most of Juan's family to come, so we'll be using those to make the blow a little lighter on us .
The resort is beautiful, the service I heard is amazing and so is the food, but if you book with them they do try to nickle and dime you a lot, everything has a fee pretty much. Make sure you know what you want going in and you know your budget because anything you want to rent from them is ridiculously expensive and it starts adding up. You can always bring stuff from home though and there are ways around some of the stuff. I actually started a planning thread so I say a bit about the hotel .
Long story short, if you're in the US you get amazing perks! if you're in Canada, you probably get the same amount of savings in the long run, but it feels like you get nothing hahah.
I'm still in love with the hotel though and don't regret my choice, but sometimes I do get a bit frustrated with some things, just like I probably would with any other resort.