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#21 magirl

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    Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:14 AM

    Hello ladies i"m really considering the Sapphire as well. I haven't singed anything yet but I think that it's just hesitation. Can I ask if either of you has the wedding book for Sapphire? I think seeing all the options would make me more comfortable with finalizing.



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      #23 nikkidee1214

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        Posted 22 September 2010 - 10:15 AM

        congrats and welcome

         



        #24 82turtles

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          Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:28 AM

          I'd be interested in this information, too. Plus, could anyone explain the differenes between Now Sapphire and Now Jade??

           

          Originally Posted by magirl 

          Hello ladies i"m really considering the Sapphire as well. I haven't singed anything yet but I think that it's just hesitation. Can I ask if either of you has the wedding book for Sapphire? I think seeing all the options would make me more comfortable with finalizing.





          #25 magirl

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            Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:42 AM

            So far as I can tell the Jade has a few more options for ceremony and receptions but don't quote me on that, i'm only going by the wedding books..I jsut like the look of sapphire slightly (very slightly) more
             

            Originally Posted by 82turtles 

            I'd be interested in this information, too. Plus, could anyone explain the differenes between Now Sapphire and Now Jade??

             


             




            #26 mistibuard

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              Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:07 AM

              Welcome to the forum! Happy Planning!


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              #27 GozaFunk

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                Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

                Ok so i am even super slow on the save the dates! we got engaged in june and then we were all decided on get getting married in the caribbean until we recently it would be a lot more expensive for not as nice of a place, so we picked mexico in july and finally picked the save the dates and got them ordered but we had a printing issue...and well, they still haven't been sent. oops! good thing most people know when it is and that's it's in mexico! website is up and running and we are planning on such a small wedding that i think all of the guests will be booked before the end of october anyway (before invitations are even sent probably) so oh well. save the dates are probably not even smart or practical at this point but the money has been spent and we like the picture on them, so it'll be a keepsake! haha. i do have to make a correction- our wedding planner is here in dallas actually! still keeps me sane though! oh and i love the royal blue and green color combo! we almost had the same colors too! we went with green and a coral (more of an orange than a pink coral though). green is my favorite so i think most of the stuff will be green with random orange thrown in for fun (like the flowers). our planner is currently coming up with decorations and theme stuff so i have no idea where that whole idea is going...but hopefully not too much of a beach theme. i love a destination beach wedding but i am not an over the top theme kind of person! as far as chairs...i think the tiffany chairs for the ceremony, no clue what the reception will look like, orange and white flowers (they have a TON of different lilies in Mexico that smell wonderful, no roses for me), and centerpieces- well no clue there either. there are some things i just really know nothing about and decorations are part of that! so hopefully my planner is going to just give me a few options to choose from! the only thing i am particular about are flowers! are you in contact with sandra or daniela at the resort for the planning? they have soooo many pics they can send you! when i was there i did see some chair bows and i have to saw the organza look nicer than taffeta, just my two cents that really mean nothing though! :-)

                 

                ok so i've been trying to figure out where the beach terrace is....any ideas? are our receptions going to be like right next to each other? haha. did you figure out what you're going to do about photography?
                 

                Originally Posted by jystar13 


                i sent out save the dates and created a wedding website so that our guests can get a head start on planning if they could come or not, i know its hard to ask a lot of people to travel so we just tried to give them as much time as possible to plan out and decide of they can come.  there are still a bunch who want to go but haven't booked yet, but the longer they wait the more expensive it will be (esp. for airfare), we have a room rate but its only good for a certain amout of time, so i guess we will see what happens once the invitations go out.  i still have to pick invitations but i have narrowed it down to a few.  that is awesome that you have a wedding planner there!!  i'm sure that is super helpful.  i haven't actually put any of the out of town bags together yet, ha! but i have a list of things that i plan on putting them in and i know the actual bags that i'm going to use. 5 months seems so far, but you are right it is going to fly! especially with the holidays in between!   as for my colors, the girls are wearing kind of a bright royal blue color, so that and greens are the color scheme i am going with.  i havent really decided on favors or anything like that, it might be something beachy but i'm not going super beachy with the theme. 

                 

                have you decided on chair bows and flowers and centerpieces and stuff? 
                 


                 




                #28 GozaFunk

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                  Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:27 PM

                  My wedding planner might have the wedding book for the Sapphire but I know that I don't. I know that the Sapphire has a lot of different options for the reception and I didn't really pay attention to how many locations it has for the ceremony because I wanted the ceremony on the beach. I know that if it rains, then the ceremony is in the gazebo.

                   

                  I chose the Sapphire over the Jade because I liked that it looks more like a resort than an upgraded and updated hotel. The Sapphire, to me, looks more like you're in another country with the architecture and the design and layout. A lot of hotels have been updated and are more modern, but that wasn't necessarily what I was looking for. I like the "Spanish" feels that the pictures for the Sapphire gave me. I looked at a ton of resorts and I just kept going back to this one. And after doing a site visit earlier this month, I am sooo glad that I am getting married at the Sapphire!
                   

                  Originally Posted by 82turtles 

                  I'd be interested in this information, too. Plus, could anyone explain the differenes between Now Sapphire and Now Jade??

                   


                   




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                  Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:39 PM

                  we actually have a wedding webinar scheduled with both NOW Jade and NOW Sspphire for this saturday at 9:30am PST.  we have the coordinators from both resorts joining us.


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                  #30 jystar13

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                    Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

                    hi again!

                     

                    i also think that a lot of our guests will be booked before the invitations even go out, we have 34 people (including mike and i) booked already and a few of our friends and family friends say they are planning on booking soon.  we have been trying to estimate pricing for around 50 people or so in our budget for the reception and stuff.  we are doing the divine package also and that comes with all white chair covers for the reception and for the ceremony and stuff, i don't think that i'm going to get the other chairs, partly because i don't want to spend the extra money on them and partly because i really don't mind the white so much, but i would like to add some color with the bows (think i can bring my own bows?) and centerpieces, i'll probably be printing my own menus and stuff and have them place it on the tables so that will help add some color to the all white tables...i have so many thoughts and ideas and its hard to try and figure it all out without being able to go there and look and see how they set up the area and stuff.  i love your colors! green and coral will look nice with the whole beachy setting and everything...the royal blue color will be the main color accent of my things probably (not sure what "things" i'm talking about yet but i'll find decorations and stuff sooner or later! ha) but i am going to be having 4 definite bridesmaids and 2 maybes (if they can make the trip) and their dresses are that royal blue so that right there will give me some blue to the color palate! ha!  i have been working with daniela on everything, she probably thinks i am so annoying because i bombard her with a million questions in my emails! haha! shes been great though, so nice and always answers me back within a few days.  ok originally i was confused as to where the beach terrace is (which is nuts since im the one that chose that spot to have my reception!!! haha), but it is kind of near the pool area towards the beach,  kind of like where that bridge over the pool is, like if you walk towards the beach on the bridge and go straight theres a terrace area right before the beach and that is where our reception/cocktail hour will be.  so we will be kind of close (since it doesn't seem like a far walk in between both) but we probably won't be able to see each other during the receptions and stuff... did you get your shoes and stuff for the wedding yet?  i was thinking i'd be barefoot for the ceremony and then have heels and then flip flops for the reception...   i decided to hire gonzalo nunez as my photographer, he has been great to work with so far and i liked his photography on his website.  i think i am going to upgrade our photo package and do trash the dress pictures the day after, i originally didnt think i'd ever want to do that to my dress but really i'm not ever going to wear it again so why not for some cool pictures! haha! 

                     

                    Originally Posted by GozaFunk 

                    Ok so i am even super slow on the save the dates! we got engaged in june and then we were all decided on get getting married in the caribbean until we recently it would be a lot more expensive for not as nice of a place, so we picked mexico in july and finally picked the save the dates and got them ordered but we had a printing issue...and well, they still haven't been sent. oops! good thing most people know when it is and that's it's in mexico! website is up and running and we are planning on such a small wedding that i think all of the guests will be booked before the end of october anyway (before invitations are even sent probably) so oh well. save the dates are probably not even smart or practical at this point but the money has been spent and we like the picture on them, so it'll be a keepsake! haha. i do have to make a correction- our wedding planner is here in dallas actually! still keeps me sane though! oh and i love the royal blue and green color combo! we almost had the same colors too! we went with green and a coral (more of an orange than a pink coral though). green is my favorite so i think most of the stuff will be green with random orange thrown in for fun (like the flowers). our planner is currently coming up with decorations and theme stuff so i have no idea where that whole idea is going...but hopefully not too much of a beach theme. i love a destination beach wedding but i am not an over the top theme kind of person! as far as chairs...i think the tiffany chairs for the ceremony, no clue what the reception will look like, orange and white flowers (they have a TON of different lilies in Mexico that smell wonderful, no roses for me), and centerpieces- well no clue there either. there are some things i just really know nothing about and decorations are part of that! so hopefully my planner is going to just give me a few options to choose from! the only thing i am particular about are flowers! are you in contact with sandra or daniela at the resort for the planning? they have soooo many pics they can send you! when i was there i did see some chair bows and i have to saw the organza look nicer than taffeta, just my two cents that really mean nothing though! :-)

                     

                    ok so i've been trying to figure out where the beach terrace is....any ideas? are our receptions going to be like right next to each other? haha. did you figure out what you're going to do about photography?
                     


                     



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