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My wedding is Nov 1 and I just completed my wedding planning form (which took MUCH longer than planned) and I'm going to send to my travel agent to have her send to Anel this week. She said we should send it in 1 month prior to the wedding date.

  I asked Anel a few weeks ago about spa appointments but haven't heard back...My requested appointments for me and my bridesmaids are included in the wedding form but I really hope they can accommodate us at this point since we don't have any other options!

 

here is the direct email for the Spa spa1.nosrc@nowresorts.com. They responded to me super quickly to book/change appts. I would just email them directly and copy Anel so she knows you have it taken care of.

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here is the direct email for the Spa spa1.nosrc@nowresorts.com. They responded to me super quickly to book/change appts. I would just email them directly and copy Anel so she knows you have it taken care of.

 

Has anyone heard from Anel lately?

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Has anyone heard from Anel lately?

 

Anel is out of the office and returning tomorrow - according to the out of office message reply I received  about a week ago

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I have a quick question for all of the Now Sapphire brides.  How long did the process take for you to decide that you wanted to have your wedding here and book a date?  I know Anal has been out of the office and Ramon is probably super swamped with work but he has not been returning my e-mails.  And from what I got from his last e-mail about a week ago  was  leave a deposit then we can work out a date.  I recently got engaged and would rather get married in March or April (i know really soon). My best friend has a DW a few years ago and she went through the same thing, her advice was  "be patient" the planners will get back to you.  

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I'm having such a hard time deciding on whether or not to go w/the resort's photographers! I feel like I've read both positive and negative things. Anyone have any recent experience w/them??!! Does anyone knoe the name of the company? Thank you!!!

 

Hi there! I'm a newlywed that lives down here in Playa Del Carmen. My friend is a great photographer and has very reasonable rates. (Around $1500 for about 8 hours of shooting) She wasn't our main photographer because we wanted her to enjoy our wedding as a guest and not have to work, but she took a few photos of us casually that turned out amazing!

 

Her name is Susana Hidalgo and her company is called My Adorable Bridal, http://www.myadorablebridal.com. Here's a few of the shots she took at our wedding, you can click them to see the bigger versions:

 

 

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She made all contacts to the resort for reserving a block of rooms, to contracting the wedding coordinator and even did an additional site visit on her vacation, although she had previously stayed at NOW and was familiar with it. She always responded to my calls and emails generally within the hour but no less with in the day. She handled organizing guests coming from 7 different states across the country, our travel documents, airport transfers and although her portion of our wedding is essentially done she is still responding to questions and offering to make contacts to the resort on our behalf when they don't respond to us. She also helped us make the final decision on which resort to go with based on her own extensive knowledge of resorts in the Maya Riviera region. There is a small fee for her services but after it is almost all said and done well worth it. She even spent a couple of hours on the phone with me before I officially chose to use her services. This is not a paid advertisement for her, I saw her booth at a bridal fair, picked up a brochure and contacted her from that, lol, I've actually never met her in person outside of seeing her at the fair. But she was quick and had us all set up in a short amount of time. Hope this helps

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Have any recent brides brought their own speakers down?

Brides that rented speakers, was the cost charged per hour?  So $150 an hour for a 3 hour reception?

 

I am getting so close!  At what point should I be booking the spa appointments for hair/makeup?  When I send in my planning form?

 

Hi DinaQtobe

It is 150$ for the whole time, not per hour.

 

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Hi everyone,
I am new here, and we are so excited to have decided on now sapphire for our wedding in august of next year!! Before we decided I had some questions and Anel was great about getting back to me relatively quickly (1 or 2 days). I sent in the credit card authorization form to book the wedding date along with the necessary documents (ID and credit card). It has been over 2 weeks and have not received anything from her. Four days ago I sent another email asking if she received the documents, if everything was filled out correctly, if the date was booked for us, or if we needed to do anything else. I still have not heard back from her on anything. I am starting to freak out because I want to get the wedding date booked so I can move on and start working on other things. I know she is VERY busy with weddings all the time, I just don't know if this is typical. I don't want to be a pain but friends and family are asking and I don't know what to tell them! Any advice/insight is helpful!
Thank you!

Megan

 

It's best to call them between 8 and 11 am at their local time, after they bustle around on 2 or 3 weddings a day...

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Another question, beyond the wedding, what type of excursions did your guests seem to enjoy? Did they use the excursion desk at the resort, go into Puerto Morelas directly to book snorkeling, book before they came, etc... Is there a bus available to take into Puerto Morelas, did people use taxis or even walk down the beach to town? Any insight is appreciated.

 

Hi there,

My parents walked to Puerto Morelos on the beach, there and back. It's doable, it's almost a day of it I think, have lunch there and shop in the few little places, it is small though, but definitely local. Taxi is a huge business on the Mayan Coast, so they inflate the price well... The city bus is on the "nearby" highway 307. Look at Google Maps.

Taxi from the resort to Playa Del Carmen is 45$ for about 20 minutes ride.

I didn't organize any excursions as I knew people would want to choose their own. When people did, they just went to the desk and organized it a day or 2 in advance. Some did cave walking, and some did the Cenote-Coba (which I did). Both were really enjoyed by everyone.

A friend organized two scuba dives in cenotes with a shop in Puerto Morelos for us, will in advance, like 2 months...

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Hello Brides! Can anyone tell me what the atmosphere at NOW sapphire pool area is like? (lively or calm? What type of crowd? What type of music? Loud or quiet? How much activity?) We are unable to so a site visit, so any help is greatly appreciated!

 

The Preferred Club pool, which comes with wedding packages, looked really quiet, calm and away from the beach. I didn't go, just walked by to the spa nearby.

 

But the Preferred Club allows you to reserve Bali Beds by the pool or Huts on the beach. Do take advantage of that (which we didn't cause we found out later) it will save you searching for people... Book them for the whole week on your arrival.

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