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AmandaU

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About AmandaU

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    Alberta, Canada

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  • Wedding Date
    November 16, 2016
  • Wedding Location
    Now Sapphire
  1. Hi Brides !! I posted my review on my profile and some photos if you want to take a peak
  2. @@cayls55 I didn't do a lot of décor. We had 2 long rectangle tables with table runners, charger plates with lanterns and candles on them, and paper flowers scattered on the tables - which I brought all from home, aswell as colored napkins & chair sashes. We had a few sayings and an instagram sign put on our guest signing table too. It filled one luggage, and we didn't get charged on the way down and then we got one of our friends to take it home with them as him and his GF only brought one, so it was no cost to us And we saved over 1000$ I figure bring my own things.
  3. @@cayls55 I brought my own Lights. We had 7 strings....and barley covered the pergola. They charged me $100 "set up fee" for my own lights. To me it was fine, and was more than sufficient lighting. Hi Brides !! I just got married on Nov 16, 2016 and am in the midst of writing my review. But have noticed lots of questions that I will be writing about but here's a few things: We brought our own speaker down with an ipod for our dance & cocktail music. It was worth the cost for us, we got it at Costco for about $200 and was loud enough. (we had 47 guest plus us) We also brought our own string lights for the pergola, they charged us $100 to set them up. The Tequila terrace has basic lighting which is more than enough lighting. We had 2 long rectangle tables and a sweet heart table. I cant for the life of me get the photos to load in here.....
  4. Did anyone rent the bridal suite ?? If is was it worth the extra fee? Tell me the details on it.......i'm having a hard time finding photos or more details on it. And - I'm not a coffee drinker.......we drink a lot of energy drinks. Are these available on the resort? (I'm wondering if we need the taxi to stop at a convenient store when they pick us up at the airport LOL)
  5. Past Brides -- How long did hair and make up take? My ceremony is at 3pm on the Tequila Terrace, and I have hair & make up booked for 10:30am And do you get to have a sneak peak at your ceremony space before hand....I wonder how far it is away from the spa, as I'm really wanting to get a sneak peak in before I walk down the isle. 54days till my wedding!! :)
  6. I am also wondering the same thing about the tequila terrace and not using a DJ - We have a Bose home system that is fairly loud and were going to just bring that.............$180/hr for a speaker system seems a bit pricy. We never even thought of a DJ as the reception is only 3 hours. Doesn't quite seem worth it (?)
  7. @@ashlynm88 & @@jessiker05 Cant wait to hear about your two's wedding !!! Any tips after the wedding for future brides I would love to hear. Has anyone used an out side florist? I find that $130 for one centerpiece is a bit ridiculous....... I am wondering if the day before If I leave or a member of my group leaves the resort and go pick up some flowers and put them in vases that is considered "outside vendor" (Or pre ordered centerpieces) - Juan has never mentioned anything about these extra fees, and I have yet to ask as I don't want to know the answer. It is interesting as some posts say the outside vendor fee was $300 and others said it was $400......They must just charge what they feel like ?
  8. @ KitCat - I have a travel agent. She would suggest some resorts and I would contact them for Wedding Packages, and then decided from there. I have direct contact with the resort on the wedding planning, and my travel agent is booking all the flights, hotels exc for all the guests. Our agent could be the contact at the resort too, but I just thought it would be easier if I could be asking them all my questions instead of going through my agent then to them. @CalgaryBride2015 I am from Prince George but now live in Grande Prairie, Alberta. I think we got comparable rates, as I have been snooping around the internet and to book a trip to NOW around the same time are going is anywhere from 1500-1700+taxes. Where did you get Married? 41 people! that is wonderful, I am surprised so many people are coming to ours. We still have some friends who are going to book outside our "group" closer to the date.
  9. @@vancouverpetunia - I think I got this site figured out a bit better. I was replying to your lights on the pergola. I am also thinking of bringing some lights to set up. I wonder what my quote will come back at ....Good to know what they quoted you. I really wanted the paper lanterns, but for 800$ I also inquired about a chandelier ($300...than changed it to $250 each) plus $500 for sheets to be hung around. - Bringing things from home are starting to seem like the thing to do! Are you using the resort for flowers or going with an out side vendor ?
  10. Hello, I struggled with the same issue! We are getting married Nov 16, 2016 in Riviera Maya @ NOW Sapphire. Our guest flying from Prince George, Vancouver, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Toronto - Prices are around 1800/per person taxes in (prices across the board for our guest from each airport only varied around 50$). I spend months and months trying to find somewhere to go budget friendly for our guests....Its SO Hard. So I finally decided I was going to go to where I wanted and so be it. We thought maybe a small group would be attending as our hotel wedding package only includes 25 people. But are we ever surprised, we have 54 signed up guest who put down deposits! Now where I am worried, is that our dollar is SO low, and the resort packages are all in USD....This is where it will get pricy. So I think you should go where you want, your guests will join if they have the time off & extra money. None of our guests said it was too pricy, I think as long as its under $2000/per person you should be ok. We just attended a wedding in Toronto - with flights, hotel, car rental, food & booze we spent around $3000 for FOUR DAYS - after that I felt ok asking my guests to spend $1800 for a week long all in vacation.
  11. @vancouverpetunia -- Did you end up bringing lights for the Pergola? I'm getting married there Nov 2016 and am having the same thought. The price the resort charges you for lights is ridiculous
  12. Hello All, I joined this site after stumbling across it and creeping on any post about NOW Sapphire. It has helped me a lot in a few decisions so far. After a week at NOW we are heading next door to Excellence for a bit of a honeymoon. Cant Wait! Cheers !
  13. This is a review of:

    NOW Sapphire Riviera Cancun

    Wedding - Nov 16, 2016

    Our wedding was at 3pm on Nov 16, 2016 on the Tequila Terrace, with cocktail hour to follow at 6pm than dinner served at 7:30 pm and cutting the cake around 830pm. We also paid for the extra hour so our reception went till 11pm. We had the Divine Package, and all events were on the Tequila Terrace.   The Spa: I had myself and 3 girls with me, we had the spa to ourselves. Upon arrival there was a tray of fruit, juices, water and mimosas waiting for us. Each girl had their own hairdresser/make
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