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I got married at Now Jade on February 8th, 2014. I am still sitting on cloud 9 as I look at our wonderful wedding photos and think of all of the great memories we made.
Everything exceeded my expectations.
We had 34 guests and choose the Devine Package. Our wedding was on the Pergola, reception in the Bamboo room and cocktail hour at the Mix Bar.
Once we arrived in Cancun and went outside and there was a man waiting with my name on a sign. He led us go a Mercedes Town car to take us to Now Jade. (We have private transportation as a part of our package). We booked a non-preferred Ocean View room and got upgraded to a preferred Ocean View. Room # was 7203. Isela met us during check-in and introduced herself. The view from our room was amazing and the room was huge! We had a bottle of sparkling wine waiting as we arrived. Check in was easy and once we got to our room we started putting together our OOTBags.
We bought large tote bags from Discount Mugs. They were the grocery store type bag and we added a beachy logo and the date of our wedding. Everyone loved them.
We had plastic tumbler glasses inside, aloe cream, sunscreen, lip balm, mosquito repellent, and fun sunglasses. We got the tumbler glasses from the dollar store and used a plastic mailing label to personalize them. Once the glasses got wet in the pool the working on the glass came off- but it was the thought that counted! We bought the sunglasses on ebay for around $50 for 48 sunglasses. People loved them and wore them the entire trip!
We knew what days our guests were arrive and we tried to meet them in the lobby as they were checking in to give them their bag or we called down to find out what room number they were in so we could deliver them ourselves. We never had to pay to have them delivered and it worked out great.
Day the the wedding:
Spa was great. We have 4 people total getting hair done and 3 makeup. They did a great job for everything and everyone liked their hair! I showed her a picture of what I wanted and she did her best to copy it. I loved my makeup. I told her I wanted very natural and she did exactly as I said. I even had to ask her to add a bit more eyeliner because it was almost "too" natural! But it looked great and my hubby really liked it because he doesn't like the heavy makeup look. I brought my own fake eyelashes but forgot to bring the glue. They didn't have any glue but they used something else that seemed to work!
We had given the wedding coordinators chair ties and table runners that we bought at oriental trading company to tie on the white chair covers. Normally I'd say that white chair covers are tacky- but with the chair ties and the amazing ocean view- I didn't even notice the covers and I don't think anyone else did either.
Our minister was Jorge Pinto. He was great! We didn't have a rehearsal so I didn't know what to expect but he walked us through everything during the ceremony and I felt so at ease.
One of the wedding coordinators had an Ipod with music I had given them for the ceremony. They played the songs exactly as I told them!
One thing I didn't think to do was to have envelops with tip money to give to minister, DJ, servers at dinner, etc. Because we never saw them again we weren't able to tip them and I wish we would have.
After ceremony we were led down to get our champaign and then to the beach for group photos and photos of the two of us. Our photographer was Fernanda and she was AMAZING! Everyone who I have showed my photos to has said that they have never seen such amazing wedding photography. (I'm sure the beautiful ocean background doesn't hurt!) We chose the complete photo package with the resort photographer Fernanda. She started at 12:30 AM at the Spa and was with us until around 7:30 pm. Then we did our trash the dress shoot at 11 AM the next morning. Fernanda will be going on maternity leave soon but if she is still there I recommend you ask for her!
The cocktail hour was great because we were able to be there for most of it. We have four appetizers and I honestly didn't even go over to see the food set up because I was so busy talking with everything and getting drinks from Darius! (best bartender ever!)
The bamboo room was set up beautifully! We have them everything for our centerpieces except we rented 4 tall vases (I think 15$ a piece). We brought pink flower peddle to be scattered on the table with a pink table runner. They had printed out on beautiful pink flowered paper the dinner menu (which I wasn't expecting but was a wonderful addition!). My mom had may really neat wine cork name card holders with pink silk flowers. We brought down 2 packages of "flowery puffs" to hang from the ceiling which really brought the room together.
Reception was a blast and we partied from 6-9 pm. My blisters still hurt from dancing so much.
After the reception we went back to our room to change shoes and our room was set up beautifully! We had flower peddles everywhere, champagne, and a flower peddle drawn bath on our balcony (too bad we couldn't use it because other guests would be able to see us!... but it was a nice touch)
After changing we met other guests up at the disco and partied it up until 1:30 AM. Then we had about 10 people head back to our room for room service (we were starving by them!) and we finally went to bed around 3:30 AM.
At 9 AM we had breakfast in bed scheduled which was delicious! And then we did our trash the dress shoot at 11.
Overall I was so impressed by the resort. We had an amazing week and our guests did as well!
I am so happy that we choose Now Jade!
In case you are wondering... for the Divine Package with 34 guests and with the complete wedding package using the resort photographer our total bill was around $7,000. (not including our stay)
We were expecting around that but we didn't except everything to be as nice as it was!
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!!!!!
Here is a link to my photo slideshow: