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  1. I brought all the petals with me. I had ordered them from a website and to be honest I have no idea which one it was. But I ordered A LOT of them. Buy more than you think you need if using for decorating. Just google "rose petals" and there will be a bunch of sites that pop up
  2. It is http://www.adventurephotosmx.com/ Check out Sascha Gluck. He was actually less expensive in total when you factor in the extra hours you'll have to pay for with AdventurePhotos and the cost of getting your photos on DVD (keep in mind the package only gives you a certain # of photos in an album. No actual photos or dvd with pics). Sascha's price includes ALL pics which he send to you on a zip drive. You canc check out my Now Jade review as well as my review for Sascha Gluck to see photos. PS. We did use our photos that came in the Eternity Package with AdventurePhotos. We just used them for a TTD session instead. Here is the link to see our TTD session with AdventurePhotos: http://brewster-17-05-12.nowjade.adventurephotos.com.mx/ (keep in mind this isn't how they do their wedding photos and we asked them to take us to Maroma Beach to shoot at an abandoned house... but if you are looking for a TTD session, they were great!)
  3. To answer the rose petal question: I brought a TON of fake petals with me (not freeze dried). It is very windy and they just blow around (I was on the Pergola) but Deisy sprinked some right before I was ready to walk down the aisle. They also put some on the Mix Bar set up for the cocktail reception and they used a bunch for the table settings for the actual reception inside. So yes, they will use them...wherever you want!
  4. Ditto to what KitKat said. They say they do max 2 weddings a day but I saw three at one point (can't remember which day it was). Mine was on a Wednesday. I've gone to 3 destination weddings (not including my own) and one coming up in October....all of them were on a Thursday! So I guess that must be a pretty popular day. Honestly, pick whatever day works for you. Maybe there is a date with more meaning for you both, or just a date you will always remember (since it will be your anniversary!) People have to come down for at least a few days since they are flying all the way to Mexico. Unless you are scheduling around a holiday, the actual day may not make much of a difference.
  5. Congrats on booking! You do give them your location choices when putting down the deposit, however they can be changed at any point as long as they are available. We changed our location from the beach to the Pergola 3 weeks before our wedding. So, I wouldn't stress about it too much. Just look at pictures from past brides to see where you want the ceremony: Beach, Pergola or fountain (I believe those are the three main choices). You definitely want your cocktail reception at the Mix Bar. Its the best.... perfect location with great ocean views an your own private bar. They will even plug in your iPod and play your own music. Reception is either inside at the Bamboo room, on the terrance or in one of the restaurants (those seem to be the 3 places most brides choose). They tell you not to chose the beach as its windy (who wants sand in their food) and there are sand flies, etc. The terrace looked very nice but on the smaller side. If we had a bigger group I would have chosen Castaways for sure.
  6. You know... the beach is something that was very important to us and if you are looking for a swimable, non-rocky beach I would suggest staying north in Cancun. The beaches in the Riviera Maya tend to be rocky. Now Jade did have a small area on the non-preferred side that was more clear of rocks than the rest of the beach. The actual beaches are nice...just rocky once in the water. I've stayed from Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos down to Tulum and most were rocky beaches (with the exception of Maroma Beach....if you an afford Secrets Maroma...book it!) Cancun beaches are more wide, flat and hardly any rocks if any at all. If thats something extremely important then Now Jade may not be your place. Keep in mind, the majority of your time will probably be spent in and around the pool areas. If your family and friends are "pool people" then this is an excellent resort.
  7. If you rent the sound system (which you most likely have to if you want music played for the ceremony) you can use it during your reception dinner (provided you are in a private area). We had our reception dinner at the Mexican Restaurant and it happened to be closed for the night. They set up the sound system and we got to dance with the songs on my iPod!
  8. Oh wow, you both got your videos already? I was still waiting on my video!!!! Umi, I just watched your video and it made me tear up! I really loved the rain. I think it made for such a beautiful setting Katie, I want to see your video!!!!
  9. You don't get actual pictures, you get a photobook. I think ours came with maybe 30 pictures. We used the resort picture package for our trash the dress session and hired an outside photographer for the actual wedding. I would strongly recommend this. The amount you'll end up paying to get prints and/or pictures on a disk with the resort photographer could easily just be used to hire a local photographer. It is just a suggestion but I firmly believe that hiring our photographer was the best investment we made out of the entire wedding. In 10 years from now you won't have your flowers or decorations or maybe even your dress... but you will have those photos!
  10. It is free if you chose the buffet. If you want one of the other restaurants, the info says around $20 a person after the first 10 people. For some reason ours was around $14 per person. I didn't question it!
  11. Hi Shannon, No we brought our own Sand Ceremony kit with us. We had it engraved and everything...and then we left it at the resort when we were rushing to pack All you really need are a few glass bottles and technically you could use sand from the beach! No one has to know. But sand ceremony kits are fairly inexpensive. We ordered ours online. Lots of luck!!! Kerri
  12. Hi Umi, Customs was easy. We literally brought 8 bags down (2 were full of wedding things) and they just asked us "are you getting married in Mexico?" I said yes and that was it. I am sure they deal with it every day so don't even worry about it. The weather was...okay. We got there on a Friday and it was sunny and perfect until Monday (when our guests arrived). I think it rained Tuesday. Was over cast Wednesday (day of our wedding) and was cloudy again by Thursday evening. We stayed another week up in Cancun and it took another 3 days to finally clear. You can't predict the weather. Just relax and have fun and go with the flow. We joked that we would just get married on the balcony in our room if it rained! LOL Hey a rainy day in Mexico is better than a sunny day stuck at home! You know, we did have a tip for Pilar with a card but aside from the short planning meeting, we didnt see her at all. We ended up using that cash to tip all the bartenders and waitstaff who helped out our party. Enjoy your Wedding next week! It will go by so fast. Looking forward to your pictures
  13. KerriCornell

    Now Jade 2012 Bride

    Just finished my resort/wedding review. Please feel free to ask me any questions you like and hopefully it will help some of you future Now Jade brides:) http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/now-riviera-cancun-resort-spa-all-inclusive/reviews/6112
  14. Just finished my resort/wedding review. Please feel free to ask me any questions you like and hopefully it will help some of you future Now Jade brides:) http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/now-riviera-cancun-resort-spa-all-inclusive/reviews/6112
  15. Just finished my resort/wedding review. Please feel free to ask me any questions you like and hopefully it will help some of you future Now Jade brides:) http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/now-riviera-cancun-resort-spa-all-inclusive/reviews/6112
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