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Thanks so much! Angel (Angela) did my hair and make-up and used what they had. I did a practice session so the first time around I let her do what she thought would look nice and I loved it, so we duplicated it for the wedding day. I brought pics in of what I wanted my hair to look like and she did a great job. She asked me along the way if I was liking it, so that was good. She was very accommodating.

 

No one brought us gifts to Mexico other than cards. We didn't buy much so we didn't really have to "declare" anything. Coming in to Mexico, the only thing that customs questioned us about were our floating candles, which I thought was weird. It's not like we had 1,000 or enough to sell! We told them what they were for and that was the extent of their questioning.

 

Good luck and enjoy it!

 

Kim

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We had our reception on the terrace and brought 30 lanterns of varying sizes. That was Ana's suggestion and seemed to work well and not look bare OR overcrowded.

 

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Hey kimmysue,

 

You're pics are fantastic! Looks like you had an incredible and beautiful wedding :)

I'm getting married in two months and have the same ceremony/reception places as your was. Did they put up the white fabric on the pergola and walkway or did you specially request that?

Also, on the terrace did you have your tables all in a straight line? And if you did, does it look like there's any other way to configure them?

Thanks so much!

Chantal
 

 



Originally Posted by kimmysue View Post

Hi Ladies,

 

I tried to post this yesterday, but no idea where it went. Oh well....I was married at Now Jade on November 4 and it was AMAZING!!!!! Seriously, don't worry one bit....easy for me to say, I know. I rolled my eyes everytime a bride mentioned that on here, so I know how you feel. :) I haven't had time to write a review yet, but I will try to get to it in the next day or so. Wanted to share my pics, though becuase everyone elses photos were so helpful to me in my planning! Enjoy!

 

My photographers blog that includes a few photos. http://jaclynmariephoto.com/blog/2011/11/21/destination-wedding-kim-and-dustin-at-now-jade-in-cancun-mexico/

 

Here is the entire wedding gallery if you have 3 hours to kill and want to look at all 550+ of our photos!

http://jaclynmariephoto.smugmug.com/KimDustin

 

Email me at kdoze@martinpringle.com or FB me if you have questions! Enjoy!

 

Kim Doze

 

 



 

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Thanks Kim! I know that all the love said that they got stuck in customs so I wasn't exactly sure what I had to declare going into Mexico. I am trying to not bring too much stuff with me just to make it easier. Good to know about Angel...I wasn't sure if I had to bring my own makeup or if she would have everything that I would need! :)

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So, here's the info about customs. You have to declare anything over a total value of $300 per person (or $600 per couple - so if you bring more than $600 worth of stuff) that is NOT FOR PERSONAL USE. So this includes gifts plus all your wedding supplies (favors, decorations, OOT bags, etc). It does not include your dress, shoes, clothes, or anything else that is for personal use. You only need to declare the value over $600, and you have to pay tax on that (16% I think).  I think most people are probably fine; our problem was that our wedding party gifts were $220 each and we had 9 of them.

 

And yes, Angel did my makeup and he had all his own stuff. Watch out for that black eyeliner (it comes in a pot instead of a pencil). It took me days to get that stuff off! The stuff he used was definitely different than my makeup, and it stood up really well in the heat.

 


 

Originally Posted by kitkat863 View Post

@kimmysue and all the love,

 

Both of your pictures are beautiful!! I am surprisingly very calm about everything but then again I still have about 6 months to go!! I am, however, getting nervous about customs and declaring items! What exactly do you have to declare? Just gifts?

 

Also, this is probably a dumb question, but does Angel have makeup that he uses or does he ask that you bring your own? I have my own makeup but I just didn't know if I needed to bring it for him for the wedding!

 

Thanks ladies!! :)



 

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Thanks all the love! I thought it was just gifts but I wasn't sure if what else! I don't think that I will have anything over $300. I may make sure that I keep it that way!!

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Just remember, it's the total value of everything and not the value of any individual items.
 

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Thanks all the love! I thought it was just gifts but I wasn't sure if what else! I don't think that I will have anything over $300. I may make sure that I keep it that way!!



 

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Kimmy - Your pics are fantastic!  My fiance and I left on Friday from Now Jade, so we actually saw the hotel staff setting up the gazebo for your wedding that day.  Looks like your wedding turned out fabulous!  The weather was perfect! We didn't want to leave back to NYC that day....

 

We stayed at Now Jade for our site visit trip and we really loved the hotel!!!  I will be posting my reviews of Now Jade and of all the other hotels that I visited very soon.  Hopefully it will help any other brides who are still trying to decide what hotel they should choose.  

 

I'm between two choices right now: Now Jade and Barcelo Maya Palace.  They are both very beautiful resorts, but different from each other.  Fortunately, my date: Feb 26, 2013 is available at both! So now I just need to make my decision.

 

Does anyone have recommendations on travel agents that they worked with for travel/room rates at Now Jade????  I would really appreciate any leads.  I really want to contact a few travel agents over the next few days to iron out the travel/hotel contract and send my STD's.  Pilar and Ana told me that once I blocked the rooms thru a travel agent, that my date would be booked.   But they didn't have any contact information.

 

So please, if any recent brides can recommend a travel agent, or if you have any tips on the best way of going about finding one.  I'd really appreciate all your recommendations and advise!  Either post, private message, or you can email me: carolinechirinos@gmail.com.

 

Thanks ladies!!!!

 

 

 

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Your wedding looked like so much fun!  Love the pic with you as the dj ;) Can I ask what wedding package you got and was the pergola white decor included?  Thanks

Originally Posted by kimmysue View Post

Hi Ladies,

 

I tried to post this yesterday, but no idea where it went. Oh well....I was married at Now Jade on November 4 and it was AMAZING!!!!! Seriously, don't worry one bit....easy for me to say, I know. I rolled my eyes everytime a bride mentioned that on here, so I know how you feel. :) I haven't had time to write a review yet, but I will try to get to it in the next day or so. Wanted to share my pics, though becuase everyone elses photos were so helpful to me in my planning! Enjoy!

 

My photographers blog that includes a few photos. http://jaclynmariephoto.com/blog/2011/11/21/destination-wedding-kim-and-dustin-at-now-jade-in-cancun-mexico/

 

Here is the entire wedding gallery if you have 3 hours to kill and want to look at all 550+ of our photos!

http://jaclynmariephoto.smugmug.com/KimDustin

 

Email me at kdoze@martinpringle.com or FB me if you have questions! Enjoy!

 

Kim Doze

 

 



 

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Hi Caroline,

TA Wendy here, from right here on the BDW forum / Wright Travel Agency...  I work quite frequently with the Now Jade and also with the Barcelo Maya Palace. Both are great choices, but you are right .. very different. Barcelo is such a large complex, and in such a far south location. Very removed and away from it all. Now Jade is in such a convenient location to the airport, and AM Resorts offers such good benefits for groups..  One of the wedding groups I worked with at the Now Jade was just there Nov 5-12, you just missed them!

At any rate, I would like to offer my services if you would like to speak with me. You can reach me by PM here on the forum or at my direct email at wendy@wrighttravelagency.com.

Please feel free to do a search on myself and / or Wright Travel for reviews posted by other brides here.

Best regards,

TA Wendy

 

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