@acw271011 really stinks that we were given such a bad taste of the "top service" they offer when we both have gotten told things and then back tracked. I am from the US and thats why we decided to go with Azul fives because of the "extras" they were going to offer us but sadly when it came to actually making the contract they lied to us .. grr... but sometimes things aren't meant to be. so I'm taking this as my "sign" to leave it behind and move on. They even attempted to draw us back in and place us in with another Karisma resort but they wanted us to sign the same day or they would take everything away they were offering. With that my FI and I just decided Karisma wasn't who we wanted to move forward with.And we're happy with what we have decided
Where are you having your wedding now offsite? If you don't mind me asking. We have started to see if it will be more affordable to do the wedding with the resort or just do it offsite. Ive attempted to contact kool beach club various times and have yet to hear back . But im not aware of many others. So we will see. Thank you for the suggestions!!
Because our groups is so tiny - were only 6 or 8 - I just didn't find that resorts like small groups. They just seem to work better with20 plus people. So icontacted a planner that posts on this site and she has been amazing at helping me with finding a location that wasn't going to cost us a forth e since there are so few of us. We're already married and ending our vows so I want special but not over the top. We're going to be on a rooftop terrace at Grand Coral Beach Club which will be the perfect size. But they also have a beautiful deck locations that can do all of your evening dinner and dancing. It's a beautiful location. We're hen having dinner at a restaurant right in playa del Carmen that also has an open rooftop terrace. They can accommodate I believe up to about 100 people and the pricing is very reasonable. They can do a cocktail reception with hours d'oeuvres as well. Joyce has done the flowers for me, the minister, our gazebo. We have Samuel Luna as our photographer and I'm looking at Mike Cantarell for a very short little video. I so very much wanted a pier as they have at AF and when I booked it I was thrilled that it said I had it. But whatever. It is what it is and I love where we are now and what Joyce has put together for us.
There was a bride here that got married not long ago I think at Blue Venado and she loved it. Look up the location here and I think it was MrsCTobe. She also used Joyce and she was as happy as I am with what Joyce provided. Worth a look for sure and also talking to Wright Travel. I hope that info helps you out. Let us know what you decide. I know there are ladies here having a very good experience with Azul Fives and I'm glad it's working out for them so well. Wedding planning is stressful enough. My experience was a disappointment. I agree with you about azul Sensatori too. I looked at it and it's just too far out for me. Being close to Playa del Carmen was a must for me especially since all of our things are in or super close to PDC. I have Styling Trio booked as well and Joyce got me hooked up with someone for a small cake too so we're pretty much set. We just don't know for sure yet where we're staying!! But we aren't doing a group booking or anything so our TA is watching a few different things for us.