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#21 TinkerSofi

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:31 AM

We got the memorable moments package and still brought our own decor. I had some string lights to put behind the gazebo and I think that's what brought our set up fee a little higher. We paid $250-300, I can't quite remember. Definitely hanging things up is what brings the cost up haha, otherwise it's not that much. They did explain to us that the money they charge is just divided up between the guys that actually do all the set up (so the hotel doesn't keep that money) and that's why they ask for cas. They did a great job so I didn't feel like it was unfair. 



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#22 ashhtayy

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:36 AM

@TinkerSofi Hey! They are telling me I won't need more lights on the Sky Deck, but do you think I will? Steph remembered you (I think it was you, anyways) saying something about guests using their phones to see their meals lol

 

I feel if lights were needed the WD would tell me that so that I would spend more money but she assured me it would be fine! Any advice?

 

Thank you!



#23 TinkerSofi

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:00 PM

@ashhtayy it was totally fine for us. No one was using their phones to look at their meal. We didn't rent anything else. The string lights were just for decoration but they don't light up the place much. I didn't feel like it was too dark. 



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#24 ashhtayy

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:35 PM

@TinkerSofi thank you!!

#25 snswedding2016

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:33 PM

@ashhtayy I must have heard it from someone else...and they were probably over exaggerating, glad @TinkerSofi was able to clear it up! It's nice not to have to spend more on lights (or anything for that matter) than you need to! :)


My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

 

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#26 KBrown

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 01:45 PM

For the people who have already been to Azul FIves: Do you know if there is an area at the hotel where you can book excursions? If so do you rememeber what kinds of excusrions they had? 



#27 snswedding2016

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 01:58 PM

@KBrown yes they have an office in Plaza Fives (near the lobby) where you can take a look at all the excursion options. They have the selection you would expect to find at any company that offers excursions in Mexico. You can also negotiate with them on site. We did the snorkeling with turtles, cenote and Tulum excursion - it was originally 98 US (I think) and we got them down to 88 US/pp with our group size. Some of our other guests did Coba and Chichen itza and most of our group went into Playa del Carmen one day. 


Also a tip for those thinking about getting spa services. The Vassa Spa is amazing for hair and make up but also for massages (we had a couple get massages at the spa) but they are very expensive. My cousins found a couple of places down the beach (technically off Azul Fives property but just right beside) that offered much cheaper massages and they were all really impressed with the service. The massage therapist offered to do a free demo for people to see what it would be like. I think we had 10 guests who ended up going to get massages here. I'll confirm the what the price was and let you all know. 


My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

 

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#28 KBrown

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:01 PM

@KBrown yes they have an office in Plaza Fives (near the lobby) where you can take a look at all the excursion options. They have the selection you would expect to find at any company that offers excursions in Mexico. You can also negotiate with them on site. We did the snorkeling with turtles, cenote and Tulum excursion - it was originally 98 US (I think) and we got them down to 88 US/pp with our group size. Some of our other guests did Coba and Chichen itza and most of our group went into Playa del Carmen one day. 


Also a tip for those thinking about getting spa services. The Vassa Spa is amazing for hair and make up but also for massages (we had a couple get massages at the spa) but they are very expensive. My cousins found a couple of places down the beach (technically off Azul Fives property but just right beside) that offered much cheaper massages and they were all really impressed with the service. The massage therapist offered to do a free demo for people to see what it would be like. I think we had 10 guests who ended up going to get massages here. I'll confirm the what the price was and let you all know. 

 

@snswedding2016 - Ohh thats great! Thanks for the info. I was actually also wondering about the Make-up and If they were good or not, so thats really good to know!! 



#29 snswedding2016

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:11 PM

@KBrown I was really happy with my make up. I upgraded to airbrush and it was totally worth it. It was pretty hot during the day. I also ended up in the pool (most of the bridal party did) and my make up did not run at all...kinda crazy! haha

 

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Me and my bridesmaids with the spa ladies! They were all wonderful and all my bridesmaids were happy with their hair and make up. I had Andrea - she was great!


My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

 

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#30 snswedding2016

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:45 PM

Ok ladies just confirmed the price with my cousin. They paid $35 (US) for a one hour massage!! Amazing deal!

My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/

 

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