Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mattncarolinewedding

NOW Jade - newbie hello!

Recommended Posts

I am getting on a forum so late in the game, but better later than NEVER!

We are getting married at Now Jade Riviera Maya Resort November 25, 2010....one month from today!!

 

We have 52 guests booked to join us in Mexico! I can't believe we have so many coming :)  
I am in the process of doing all the final prep for the wedding & the trip, one of which is filling out the Now Jade Wedding Planning Form.

I can't decide where to have the ceremony & the reception. I don't want to have it on the beach, as I think it is too public, so we originally chose the Pergola which looks more private. But now I am thinking maybe the Seaside Garden....any suggestions?  I want the ceremony site it to be beautiful, yet private. We are also torn on which reception area to choose; we like the Ocean Front Terrace, but with 52 guests in total and DJ, we worry it will be too cramped. Pilar (Now Wedding Coordinator) has suggested the Yellow Bamboo Room (fits max 100), but we worry that it will feel to empty and cold with only 52 of us in a room designed for 100. I am also concerned about the floor plan on the Ocean Front Terrace - where does the Head Table go?

 

I would greatly appreciate a little advice in these final days of wedding planning.

Ally
Vancouver Bride

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Ally, why don't you post this in the Now Riviera Cancun thread? (I saw that you have found it already) There are a bunch of girls there who have done site visits and have additional pics that would be happy to help you! See you there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Hi Ally,

 

I'm in Vancouver too!  We're getting married at Now Jade April 5, and picked out the locations right when we booked the wedding.. we are likely going to have around the same amt of ppl as you.. so we picked the Pergola for the ceremony for the reasons you are looking for.. more privacy.  I believe the garden is a little more public and open, so people in the lobby area, passing through the resort, or from their balconies could all see.. so I believe the Pergola is a little more secluded, or at least more private and people wouldn't be able to walk by or stand there and watch.. I was concerned about that too.

 

For the ceremony, I would not recommend the Ocean view terrace, that's what we originally thought until I saw the pictures, there is no room to dance!  I think if you were to have 30 ppl or under it would be ok, but it's a long area with just the long tables, so can't do the typical round tables around the venue with the reception table at the head.  Especially if you're having a DJ, you should go with the Bamboo room or Las Olas.  We are booked at Las Olas, which is covered but open (I wanted more open to the outdoors but with some cover so this was perfect).  If you're concerned about it being too hot, the Bamboo Room is air conditioned, closed off room.  One thing to note about Las Olas, it's where they serve lunch so it's open til 6pm and they need time to set-up the wedding, so you can't start the reception until 8pm.  Not a huge deal with us, because it's available til midnight and gives some time for guests to have a few minutes between the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception.

 

Anyways that's just my opinion from what I've read and pics I've seen, so always best to get Pilar's opinion too, but hope it helps!

 

Good luck with your last few weeks of planning!  Let us know how it goes! :)

 

Caroline

(another Vancouver Bride :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Caroline!

 

I am from Vancouver too... and getting married at Jade Mountain (not the same resort but the name is close enough!)  :-)

 

Welcome to the forum and happy planning!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • we ended up using Facebook messenger when we were in Mexico - the hotel had free wifi and at least 1 person from each family/couple had FB on their phone already - it was pretty easy to communicate among guests "hey, we're heading to the beach bbq for lunch." or "everyone is hanging at the small pool today".  a plus was that some people tried to get a hold of me via FB on the day of the wedding and I was totally not checking my phone - they were asking if the wedding was outside given the rain forecast, thankful my mom, MOH and a few other friends were on the group and could respond for me :) 
    • Are you looking for a guide where you’ll find many tips and steps to follow to make your wedding a success? We design a special for you, where you will find: Photography Tips To-Do List Check list How to choose the best dress? Memories and invitations And much more! Download it now for free from: http://emweddings.com/WeddingGuide/index.html     Don’t stress. Enjoy every moment, tomorrow will be your best memories. See you soon!
    • Another option is to find an app that allows for group talk. This Wedding Party App looks pretty neat. https://apracticalwedding.com/wedding-party-app/ 
    • Hi Everyone, So, I was cleaning out my closet and realized that I never sold off my extra wedding OOT bag stuff from our wonderful DW.   46 Daily Spanish for Dummies 30 Pool colored OOT fabric bags - approximately 13in x 13in. They lay flat.  I used them for our wedding and they were perfect for everything we needed to fit in each bag. There’s a slight shade variation in the group; I’m guessing some were cut from a different bolt of fabric.  They are also a little wrinkled from storage and will probably be wrinkled from shipping. I have three additional ones, but they somehow got something on them (likely toddler related). If needed, I can try to wash it out and send those as well. 
    • I’m getting married in six months to my foreign girlfriend. I was advised by a friend that one of the things I need to do before saying I do is to get a prenuptial agreement. Basically it’s supposed to protect my assets and properties in case my relationship with my future wife goes down the drain. I don’t know though if this is an acceptable practice when marrying Kiev ladies. I don’t want to do it if it would be insulting on her end. I need advice on this. Please help me.
  • Topics

×