Thank you everyone for sharing, I love this website.
My fiancé and I will be getting married at Now Amber on Friday 10/17/2014. Actually, we will be having a "Spiritual Ceremony" that will mimic a marriage ceremony in our guests purpose. I decided to get married the weekend before we leave for Mexico due to the hidden (cash) costs. I felt uncomfortable.
We picked this resort because we fell in love while vacationing two years ago. I have been working with American Express Travel Agency for blocking rooms and support in securing the wedding plans with Now Amber. There is a Save the Date Promotion(with Amex) if you book your date by 2/28/2014 and travel by 8/2015 you get 1 hour welcome party for your guests up to 50, plus 1 free room per 6 rooms booked. It is not required to be an American Express card holder to use their services, I confirmed for my guests. In addition, I am working with Fatima the wedding coordinator at Now Amber and she has been great as well. I will be bringing my own centerpieces. I have elected to go with the recommended DJ, Dance Floor and Sound System for the Wedding. I booked the hotel photographer for the day which was in addition to the photos included in the Divine package. It wasn't until I read the thread that I realized the Divine Package only offers photos during the ceremony. I decided to book everything with the resort instead of outside vendors to avoid finger pointing and mis-communication. In the event we are dissatisfied with any services we can work it out with American Express for a refund. I asked Fatima if they had a Bridal Suite for the day of the wedding and she said, No. What is everyone else doing about a Bridal Suite? Also, gifts in rooms for your guests anyone purchasing this from the hotel?