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I ordered menus for each place setting on Vista Print.

 

For the ceremony we brought paper fans for each seat which had our names & wedding date on them, bought them online: https://www.bbcrafts.com/shopping/card-checkout-result.shtml

 

I also brought bubbles for each seat, I bought them at Party City.

 

We also had a wooden sign made for the beach with our names on it & also wooden signs that said senor & senora for the backs of our chairs during the reception.  I bought these on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/121764441 & we brought them down with us.  Our guests & photographers loved our signs:-)

 

For the reception table I bought small maracas on oriental trading & tied them together with ribbon for each place setting.  I made centerpieces: http://www.onefabulousmama.com/6/post/2012/06/diy-illuminated-photo-frame-centerpiece.html

 

We also brought votive candles that I bought at Michael's.

 

We had a small table for some memento photos, our guest book (we had a plate that everyone could sign).  They also moved our centerpiece from the ceremony table to this small table for the reception.

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We LOVED our 2 photographers, Anel & Jacob.  They were very reasonable, professional, incredible personalities & very responsive.  I highly recommend them.  We had them for a little over 3 hrs.  We used the resort photographers included in our wedding package for our cake cutting, dancing & candid photos of the reception.  1 hr & 24 photos were included.  The resort photographer took 163 photographs.  We were able to select our 24 photos prior to departure & received a CD with them.  Our video & photo book with the 24 resorts photos will arrive in about 4 weeks.  Our outside photographers will send us a slide show as well as a website with all of our photos.  Our guests will then be able to log on & download any of the pictures they would like. 

 

PS we were not impressed with the resort photographer, she seemed timid & alot of our pictures ended up being the backs of people.  She just didn't know how to get into the crowd.

 

We highly recommend http://amorcitocorazonstudio.com/

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I got alot of ideas of what I could do at the resort & what the areas looked like by googling: Del Sol Photography, Now Sapphire.  I could see sideshows of other peoples weddings at the resort.

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We were married on the Tequila Beach & our cocktail hour & reception was on the Tequila Terrace.  The Blue Water Grill was closed the night of our wedding.  The Buffet & Mexican restaurant were not but we did not notice on lookers.  We found this area to be more private than the beach terrace which is right next to the pool & more centrally located at the resort.

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Originally Posted by Brittany Bode View Post

 

Did you do the complimentary package and then are adding on by buying the private reception,bringing your own ribbon, table sashes, etc? I am not sure which package to do because it seems like the complimentary is so basic that either way it's expensive. What is the budget list you asked for? Can you PM me it or e-mail it to me? Thank you so much!

Brittany

 

If you're talking to me, I did the Divine package budgeting for 40 ppl, with NO add ons it was $5100ish.  But that's because it is about $109 pp over 25 people.  If you stick to the 25 and don't add anything on, you will stay at the $3000 mark, we also bought an outdoor wireless BOSE speaker for cheaper than their rental sound system.  If you want my budget sheet, email me at smaxwell417@yahoo.com.

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Originally Posted by zeman321 View Post

 

I finally heard back from Anel. She requested that I re-send my credit card info because there was a problem reading it. I guess that means my daughter's date is open! Excited to get the confirmation! Do they send you packet of info or do you just use the one she sent when I requested information? Thanks for all the help. You all have been so helpful! Thank you!

 

Yea, they are strict about the images being readable, I had to send mine twice.  No packet, just a confirmation page.  I printed EVERYTHING out.  I have it all in a folder - the brochures, budget sheet, paperwork, etc.  Let me know if you want all that and I will email it to you (smaxwell417@yahoo.com).  Love to help!  Good luck :)

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Hello everyone! I have spent the last week going over this entire thread and it has been SOOOO helpful and informative! A big thank you to everyone whom has posted on here! I will be getting married at the Sapphire January 2014 and have officially started my planning! After going through the whole thread I do have a few questions at this moment...Is there any point to ordering a "menu"? As in a paper one with the dinner for the nite of the wedding? What do people do/where do you put it? I am doing 2 dinner choices and looking for clever ideas of how to distinguish each choice? I don't want to make a seating arrangement for everyone...would prefer people choose where they want to sit. I'm worried paper place settings would blow away in the wind. I'm also confused about the setting up of decorations you bring. It appears that some people are getting charged for them doing it and for others it has been done for no charge, confusing!

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Hey Everyone! I am getting married at Now Sapphire on Feb 6th 2014. I just have some questions for the brides who have or haven't yet had their wedding at Now. I just want to make sure we have to best time but for as little money as possible. I'm getting a little nervous because some answers haven't been clear and straight to the point. We are doing the Moments package (free) and didn't know if you can't have a complimentary wedding on the weekends or at night there? They had told my TA that the 7th is booked and there are no 4 PM slots when on the website it said that they were all open but no one will give us a straight answer. Also I was reading some things online that if you don't want to pay for the ocean view room that rooms 611 and 607 are great views of the ocean. Also there are no elevators so make sure that you get a first floor room if stairs are an issue! I had heard that buildings 1-6 are the best as well. If anyone has any tips or tricks they would love to share I would love to hear them! Thank you all for all the comments! I am getting excited but just want to make sure that Now Sapphire is the place I still want to get married at!

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Hey Everyone! I am getting married at Now Sapphire on Feb 6th 2014. I just have some questions for the brides who have or haven't yet had their wedding at Now. I just want to make sure we have to best time but for as little money as possible. I'm getting a little nervous because some answers haven't been clear and straight to the point. We are doing the Moments package (free) and didn't know if you can't have a complimentary wedding on the weekends or at night there? They had told my TA that the 7th is booked and there are no 4 PM slots when on the website it said that they were all open but no one will give us a straight answer. Also I was reading some things online that if you don't want to pay for the ocean view room that rooms 611 and 607 are great views of the ocean. Also there are no elevators so make sure that you get a first floor room if stairs are an issue! I had heard that buildings 1-6 are the best as well. If anyone has any tips or tricks they would love to share I would love to hear them! Thank you all for all the comments! I am getting excited but just want to make sure that Now Sapphire is the place I still want to get married at!

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Hey Girl! I was wondering if you could email me everything they sent you too! I am getting married there on Feb 6th 2014 and I didn't get anything like that either! Kinda a pain and making me nervous and it taking so long to get back to me ya know? Thank you so much my email is jayme06anderson@hotmail.com

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