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  1. I burned a cd with the songs I wanted them to play and it went very smoothly
  2. Quote:Originally Posted by babestaaa I'd love to see more pics as well. janice.miriam@gmail.com btw, did you use the photographer from the resort? did they credit you something back for not using the DJ in the divine package?
  3. hey ladies, you can just add me to your facebook to see ALL my pics. Some will be family, so disregard those ones. I have a ton of pics that I also will be getting shortly and will load those on FB also. you can find me at annette_808@hotmail.com If you have questions you can email me. I tend to be on email more then this site. I have everything journaled so please feel free to let me know. for now there is a question about using a photographer. They didn't credit us anything, as it was part of the divine package, but they didn't charge the $300 vendor which was sweet. Also, since the divine package includes the photog 25 shots on cd, we asked if it would be ok to use them the night before the wedding at the rehersal party to take the pics. Sandra ok'd that. BTW: SANDRA is absolutely amazing. If you have questions just send them to her and she will email you back. She can also organize a call and she will call you. She is so amazing! and it totally helps to deal with someone like that.
  4. Hi ladies, My review of Now Sapphire. Up and until the day that I had left I had no idea what my wedding was going to look like at all. It is totally true that you really don’t iron out the details until the bitter end. We arrived on Saturday the 4th at 4:30pm and had an appointment to meet with Sandra at 5pm. When we checked in we were surprised by a treat that Sandra had upgraded us to a preferred. We had already purchased a room with Ocean view, however upgrading to the preferred package allowed us; to use the private swimming pool, private beach bar (which everyone seemed to be using also with no issue) access lounge that offers free wifi, access to these canopy style beds that are around the pool. Not too much, but still a nice treat. We met with Sandra at the lounge and she was amazing. She came in with a bunch of questions that needed to be answered as far as what I wanted to rent and have at the ceremony/reception. Girls, I suggest you paint a picture in your head of what you want you’re wedding to look like. Then what you need to do is find all the different items online, and email them to your co-ordinator. They can get you any item to rent, in any color. Just ask them. Of course there will be a fee, but they can make it happen depending on your budget then you can decide. At the end of that meeting she literally had drawn out exactly what I wanted (ex: tiki torches, round light up balls, Coned lighting, white modern couches) seating for the cocktail hour and where it was positioned next to the alter. I know a little much, but I am a visual person and I needed it to be laid out. I finally went to bed with a smile on my face on Saturday night, feeling a sense of relief as everything that I needed was done. Met with my DJ. I went with Doremix (ft dj ivan) After reading Angie’s review I was sold on him and he was great. All my cd’s were given to the resort or the dj (based on when he got there) and I was feeling settled. Sunday was great, just trying to up my tan by the pool. I gave all the last minute things to Sandra. My cake cutting set, ring pillow made by my mother, flower girl basket, and a bottle of cognac that I had brought as a part of our tradition to be served during the reception. When sat with Sandra when we were dropping off those items in her office(Sunday), and that was when we signed the contract. She is great. She will go through every charge with you, and you can totally custom tailor it to your needs based on your budget. We also met Victor, who she paged. Victor is the head supervisor for the event catering. He was great; he brought us various drinks to help us decide our signature drink that we would be offering after the ceremony during the cocktail hour. He was awesome!!! Complete pampering guys, you almost feel borderline like a Hollywood star. Another great thing was that the Tequilla Terrace was complete where my reception would be. However, once our week was up at Now, the whole deck area has been re-done. GIRLS!! MARK MY WORDS, TAKE WEDGE SHOES!!! Do not make the mistake of heels at ALL!!! You will be getting your heels stuck in the openings in the wood, and it will drive you nuts (as it did to some of my guests) Finally the big day. Did my own make-up, but had the spa do my hair. Ok please use Licette. She is awesome. I don’t really have too much to say about the others, but they can do pretty much basic stuff. I would say that Licette would be more in a senior level. Back to the room to get ready. I did not have a wedding party for my wedding, so it was only me and my mom getting ready with my photographer. By the way we used La Luna (Rachel) she has become an indy photographer under Del Sol (credited top 10 in the world) I would highly recommend her, she was absolutely amazing. They picked me up and drove us with the cart to the buffet where I would need to walk through to get outside. The whole thing was magical. It was the first time I was seeing my alter and the set up when I was walking through the buffet. I was taken aback by the beauty of it. The flags they gave us were not the ones I wanted, but it’s weird to say once you are there and you see what your wedding looks like the minor details that others won’t notice become completely obsolete. They did credit us back though. I did forget to mention we had planned a dinner the night before the wedding as a family to get everyone to get to know each other. We rented out a section of the Mexican restaturant (Fresco) and they put us there with a menu that I had preselected. If anyone will know how to make Mexican food, it would be them and we wanted everyone to enjoy the food. They set up our OOT bags there, and we had amazing service. FYI, since we didn’t use the photographer that was included in the Divine package we were able to get him at our pre-wedding dinner. Which was awesome! If anyone has any questions from all this just let me know. BTW whoever does they’re wedding there in the next few months is going to see such dramatic changes to the resort. I swear it seems they are working imroving everything around there. Even the terrace looks newer and cleaner and much more modern. Here are some pics I thought would be useful to some of you. My wedding day... yes those were rain clouds and I did have rain. BRUTAL. but they were gone in a few hours. I think this looked nice when it was light out, but looked much better when it was dark as it was all lit up with the torches and the balls added this pic so you can see the top of the stairs have all be re-done with those x shape wook (like on the right hand side) for my wedding they weren't complete yet, but dont think anyone even noticed. Finally my sunshine showed up. then there was just us... our turquiose drinks you are probably going to ask yourself why I included this pic. BRIDES!!!! please wear wedge or tell your friends to wear wedge shoes. You will have to go barefoot it you dont. Everyone was falling into the wood grooves. Not fun!! I did 2 times, and almost bit it hard, but tore my dress... again not fun I have a ton more pics guys so swap me you email and I can send some if you need any
  5. Hey Ladies, OMG so I dont have too much time to write at the moment, but I want to let you know that we had our wedding on the 6th and it went amazingly. I could not have asked for anything more. Everything went smoothly and the little minor things that didnt, went completely unnoticed. They are crazy here and they take care of everything. As long as you are not asking for unrealistic things then they can make it all happen for you. When I get back I will for sure post my experience here at Now Sapphire. For now, if you have any questions just feel free to let me know
  6. Jystar, when you say that the Tequilla Terrace opened up what do you mean. I spoke with Sandra last Friday the 26th and she said that they were doing some renovations to it. Can you let me know if that has been done yet. She said something about the completion date being Dec 4th, but it would be awesome to know that it is complete. Thanks!!!
  7. Simplicity is my modo. I am trying to stay as modern as I can. I have picked Turquise and White as my theme color. I am going with the Calla Lilly centerpieces. Which basically is a couple of tall lilly's in a vase. I am focusing more on the alter and the facade. I dont have a wedding party and have only 30 guests coming. Trying to secure an alter that is more of a grand look. If you look 2 or 3 pages back I did like that big blocky looking one from that event planning vendor. So Sandra said she could get that for us. We're going for the white modern couches which were totally well priced and those circle little light up balls for the beach area for cocktail time. It was a great conversation with her yesterday, and I really feel like with 7 days left I have more things that I have been able to get answers for. I get it now with the destination style. You really dont know until the bitter end, so ladies if you can hang on till the end to find out it will be worth it. TRUST me these guys can get you anything you want and then some. I can say I was on the other side of the fence that I was on only up until a couple of days ago, but we are def making some headway here and I feel so much better and upbeat about it all. Other then my pc crashing yesterday.. I know right there aint nothing that will stop me. Good thing I had everything backed up and I dont need to download any songs. I am good and still rolling with the punches. But I could be even better if the punches just slowed down a little. Lol Looks like the Tequilla Terrace (where I was planning to do my reception) has some renovations that it is going through with a completion date of the day I arrive (Dec 4th) really hoping they can have it done by my wedding date (the 6th) I know they are getting rid of the grooves on the deck. Ladies with wedges, keep your eyes out when I get back and post pics. You may need to return them and get some HEELS!! Woohoo... Got ques?... Lemme me know. I am sky high these days, and really dont sleep much anyway. Lol
  8. Angie, You were my good luck girl. Thanks again for the phone chat last night. I bet I sounded stressed. I came home today and I just cranked it out. Tomorrow, I'm supposed to be getting a call from Sandra (we'll see) I just asked and she actually replied to the one email I sent weeks ago, but all the other questions I have asked in the past 7 days she hasn't gotten back to. I just re-read a bunch of old pages. Someone else has Sandra too right?.. hmm... anyway, went through all my old emails to her and made a monster spreadsheet of questions. I know it would be better to email them to her and get her reply, but I am thinking email is a thing of the past as they must be going into a dark hole somewhere?!!!???!!! Once I get all her feedback, I'll email the ques back to her with the answers and make sure that I get confirmation of them. As for my dress, it's all picked up and ready to rock it, tho without having too much of an appetite lately I am a little concerned. Sure it will be fine. I have booked my photog and dj confirmed as of today that they both rec'd the funds I had to wire to them. Downloading a bunch of various songs and making cd's right now. 10 days from our flight date and 12 days from the wedding. I am excited, and it's been quite the 'trip' to say the least. If anyone has any questions let me know. I will check my email in the morning and I am more then happy to ask Sandra as to help you, I know how unbareable it can be when you have a ques that don'tt get answered!!! ha. Last thing, having my reception on the Tequilla terrace, and I noticed Babestaaa had mentioned getting wedge heels. I do see the grooves on the deck, I guess I was hoping that they have a plan for covering that up... anyone know (other then a lighting dance floor) if having a flat platform is an option?... It is on my to ask list, but I thought I would ask in case she doesn't get to me till later in the day, and I have time to look around for a wedge online in the day. so last minute... I know.... Eeeek
  9. Does anyone know if they hang different color sash around the chairs. I am doing a white and turquise theme and I would like to have white chairs with turquise sashes tied around them. Not sure if they do that there or not. Anyone know?...
  10. ok ladies, So I have my wedding book and going over all the small details. With only 27 days left till my wedding you can say I am completely turned off about eating as I am so stressed. I know I am trying to stay calm, but my nerves are getting the best of me. We just found out that you cannot book at Now during our week 12/4 - 12/11. As you can imagine many thing run through my head.... High occupancy is one primary concern.. more guest.. more lineups... more people is not always good when it comes to needing more service. Anyway, trying not to stress about that.... Yoga may help.. I'll try anything right now!!
  11. Hey ladies, my wedding is on Dec 6th and I still not have heard anything from the resort. Jystar, I know your wedding is on the 19th. When was the first time the resort go in touch with you?...
  12. Oh man I missed you by a day Angie. I wish you all the best. Enjoy your beautiful time down there, you must be so happy. Please come back with tons of pics, are all dying to see them. Thank you for sending me all the info too, I really appreciate it.
  13. Hey Angie, Question for you, did Daniela and Tammy contact you through email or did they call you?... OMG can you beleive you are only 7 days away from one of the best days of your life... Yikes. How exciting!!! Keep us all posted as it gets close, I know I am looking out for your posts
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