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  1. Here is the e-bay seller for my table runners: http://stores.ebay.ca/vlovelife/Satin-Table-Runner-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=2215722014&_sid=970544314&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=2 And the pomanders were real flowers that I got from the resort. When you rent the wooden walkway for your ceremony (which is $1,500), you get 6 pomanders, 2 flower decors for the gazebo and a white runner!
  2. Hi jennifer8913! Thanks! It was just such a perfect day! For my centerpieces I used purple submersible lights that I bought here: http://www.100candles.com/submersible_led_lights.htm I rented the vases from the resort for $10 each and used the pomanders from my ceremony as my flowers. Yes, I brought my table runners and chair sashes. They are actually all table runners that I bought on e-bay for $1 each, so you know they will match and its way less expensive than renting them from the resort at $6 each for the chair saches ($3 at ceremony + $3 at reception) and I know the table runners are more expensive. We did the Gold buffet and it was delicious, everyone loved it! Yes my flowers came from the resort, they were white lilies and fuschia orchids! My bouquets were pretty expensive tho, $160 for me and $130 for my BM, but the were gorgeous!! I'm glad your going with the fountain, pool and HD, you won't regret it!!
  3. Hi everyone!! I wrote a review for my wedding with pictures, but they made me put it in the review section, check it out! http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/now-larimar/reviews Overall our wedding at Now was perfect!! Our 45 guests all loved the wedding and the resort, it was great!! If you need any more info, don't hesitate to ask!
  4. Hey guys!! So I just got back from my honeymoon on Saturday and my first advice to you is, don’t stress about it! I suggest you do your research and prepare as much as possible before you get there, but once you get there, just relax! They know what they’re doing and it will be absolutely beautiful! Everyone warned me that there’s always something that goes wrong at weddings, especially destination weddings. So I had told myself to not expect too much and to plan everything I could ahead of time! But everything was PERFECT!! Nothing went wrong and it was gorgeous!! My guests and I absolutely loved the resort, we have no negative comments and we all want to go back. The rooms, the food, the location and the people were phenomenal My hubby and I were upgraded to Preferred Club!! To anyone that is debating between Dreams Palm Beach and Now Larimar, I would strongly recommend getting married at Now Larimar without a doubt!!! I was really debating about these 2 resorts and picked Now Larimar since it was less expensive for me and my guests. My hubby and I decided to spend our Honeymoon at Dreams Palm Beach instead (so we did 9 days at Now and 5 days at DPB). When we got to DPB we were very disappointed. DPB was more expensive and better rated according to trip advisor, so we thought we were “upgrading†to a better resort. That was not the case. Overall we were just so thankful that we had our wedding at Now Larimar!! Wedding @ Now : Don’t expect too much at the wedding meeting when you get there. I expected to see all kinds of examples to choose from, and there was not much, just the pictures that we see online. So bring your own picture of what you want (cake, flowers, decoration…) and you’ll be fine! I had Luisa and she was amazing!! Always working hard and still at the computer when I would walk by around midnight! Another tip is unless you REALLY want to get married at the beach, choose the fountain!!! MUCH more private and beautiful!! My friends/family and I pitied those getting married at the beach with ALL the onlookers… there is zero privacy and people are so disrespectful, they would all gather up all around without even considering that it’s a PRIVATE event and that they would be in the pictures, you literally have ppl you don’t know in bathing suits like right beside you! Not to mention some topless old ladies and men with speedos spotted right besides the first wedding I saw! :S It might depend on what time you have your ceremony, but I preferred the fountain! I went to the spa for my hair and make-up and I LOVED it!! Make sure you bring pictures of what you want and they’ll do it! It obviously helped that I had my best friend who is a perfectionist and speech’s fluently Spanish with me the whole time! I used Pastor York for my ceremony and everyone loved him!! He is hilarious and definitely worth the $350 extra! The ceremony lasts about 20-30 minutes instead of 5-10 minutes with the WC. I thought it looked more legit, but if you want a short ceremony, go with the WC. And I used HDC for my photos and videos! They were amazing; Miljan (the photographer) was so nice and had great ideas for pictures… I got all my things 2 DAYS later!! All of my pictures and my 60 minute video all edited! My friends here in Canada are actually considering them for their weddings here since they are so GREAT!! Loved them! I LOVED MY FLOWERS!! The ceremony at the fountain and the reception at the quiet pool were awesome! I had brought most of the decorations, but they were set up just as I envisioned it! The flowers were gorgeous!! We chose the Gold buffet and the Marble cake and it was delicious!! We had the resort DJ and MC and I gave them a list of songs and they did amazing!! We got the B package so we would get the nice purple lights at the reception! I initially wanted DJ Mannia, but they were more expensive with the vendor fee and since the reception was only 3 hours I didn’t think it was worth it! Don’t hesitate to ask me any questions!
  5. Hey Donna!! I will be leaving this Saturday and my wedding is 2 days before you, on the 24th!! I'll be looking out for you! Good luck with your flights and with everything at the resort! I'll be able to give you some pointers if I see you after my wedding! I'm sure everything will work out for the both of us and we'll have beautiful weddings!! See you soon!
  6. Hi Kristen! Yes the Moments package includes chair covers, gazebo and sound to walk down the isle. According to the extras that I wanted and the items included in the bigger packages that I didn't need, the cheaper way for me to do it was with the free Moments package and you get to add what you really want! I am having my ceremony at the fountain gazebo and my reception at the quiet pool. But here is a picture of a ceremony at the plaza!
  7. Congrats to Skygirl and Prettyfinebrown!! You both looked beautifull (from the photos you posted) Can't wait to see more!!! I am so glad that your overall experiences went well!! I know this might be a bit of a personal question, but did you tip the wedding vendors (DJ, photographer, pastor, bartender, waiters) and WC and if so about how much?? I just have no idea what is the norm!! Also, Skygirl I would love to see pics of your reception at the Castaway Terrace, I don't know if this is still an option?!? Here is my e-mail if you can't attach pics! (moniquerobichaud10@hotmail.com) Thx!!
  8. Hey!! Does anyone have a general idea of how much we should give everyone for tips??Like the WC, DJ/MC, photographer/videographer, Pastor?!? Cuz I have no idea, but I'd like to budget for this! Also, to anyone who has already gotten married here and brought most of their decorations, how much did they charge you to set them up?? Like chair sashes, centerpieces, etc?? Thanks! NowBride2013
  9. Hi Skygirl! Here is what Mercy gave me in March as the video packages, so I'm not sure if these are still accurate: Larimar package Full HD 1920 x 1080 > Color Viewfinder > Artistic video edition delivered on standard Quality DVD 30’ - 35’ ( gettin ready, ceremony, photoshoot, cocktail recepcion and party) 850 US Ambar package Full HD 1920 x 1080 > Color Viewfinder > Artistic video edition delivered on standard Quality DVD 20’ - 25’ ( getting ready, ceremony, photoshoot, cocktail reception ) 650 US Coral Package Full HD 1920 x 1080 > Color Viewfinder > Artistic video edition delivered on standard Quality DVD 15’ - 18’ ( getting ready, ceremony, photoshoot, cocktail ) 450 US Video Trailer Wedding Full HD Video for Social Network (Web) 1 video resume of your wedding, 1 or 2 minutes aprox. 250 US
  10. Hi Mayrose!! Thank you so much for your review! Your pictures are beautiful!! I am glad I went with HDC! Is there any way I could see the Wedding video they did for you? I have booked them for my photos and video, but I have yet to see one of there videos at Now Larimar! Also, you mentioned that the hotel's DJ/MC were very good! When you didn't request any songs, was the DJ picking good songs? Did it happen often that you would request a song that he didn't have? Thanks again!!
  11. Hi Dolly!! Thank you so much for your review!!! Very helpfull!! Your wedding was beautiful!! I was wondering how did you find the resort's DJ/MC?? Were they really good?? Did you have to tell them every song to play, or were they good on their own?? What company do they use any ways?? Thanks again!!
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