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Hello Brides!

 

I am very new to the wedding planning thing. I haven't booked with Now Sapphire yet but its one of  my top choices. I'm also looking at Now Jade or El Dorado Royale. I'm concerned about cost. Now only for my fiance and I but also for my guests. How much, those who are at the final stages of planning, past brides, or anybody who has a pretty clear idea. What was your wedding budget or final cost OVERALL. And by this I mean everything from invites to dress to venue and decor. I want to understand if this is even an option for me. Also, how much are your guests paying for the trip air/hotel. I envision a VERY simple wedding. I'm having no wedding party, so I'll only need one bouquet, as for centerpieces if I'm having flowers it'll be simple white roses. Guests, I'm thiking will be around 30, but I'll budget for 60. Please, any ideas of overall cost, or breakdowns, would be so so appreciated. If, you'd like to email, my email address is desiree.m.gomez@@gmail.com. Thanks so much ladies! and Good luck!

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@@DesireeG

 

I haven't had my wedding yet, but I can give you some feedback that will hopefully be helpful. 

 

El Dorado - BEAUTIFUL property!! That's where we're going for our honeymoon. I stayed at another Karisma property and toured El Dorado, had the food - all incredible. That said, when you work with a Karisma property, you are obligated to use their vendors, all of which are booked through their agency, Lomas. They're very expensive. If you're looking for something cost effective, I don't think this is a good choice. The rooms are also pricey. I can't speak about their wedding coordinators because I never got that far. We did the bride's dress rehearsal ($399 for 3 nights - worth looking into.) and crossed it off our list after doing a breakdown on costs and pros and cons against the other properties we looked at. 

 

Now Sapphire - We were able to get all of our 'must haves' and 'would like to haves' here. We booked the highest package (Divine) and hired a DJ and photographer externally. Based on 40 guests, we're looking at about $9,500. This does not include accommodations for us, flights, honeymoon, invitations, decorations or dress. When that's all said and done, we'll be at the $20,000 mark or so.Hope that helps. 

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Hello Brides!

 

I am very new to the wedding planning thing. I haven't booked with Now Sapphire yet but its one of  my top choices. I'm also looking at Now Jade or El Dorado Royale. I'm concerned about cost. Now only for my fiance and I but also for my guests. How much, those who are at the final stages of planning, past brides, or anybody who has a pretty clear idea. What was your wedding budget or final cost OVERALL. And by this I mean everything from invites to dress to venue and decor. I want to understand if this is even an option for me. Also, how much are your guests paying for the trip air/hotel. I envision a VERY simple wedding. I'm having no wedding party, so I'll only need one bouquet, as for centerpieces if I'm having flowers it'll be simple white roses. Guests, I'm thiking will be around 30, but I'll budget for 60. Please, any ideas of overall cost, or breakdowns, would be so so appreciated. If, you'd like to email, my email address is desiree.m.gomez@@gmail.com. Thanks so much ladies! and Good

 

Hello Brides!

 

I am very new to the wedding planning thing. I haven't booked with Now Sapphire yet but its one of  my top choices. I'm also looking at Now Jade or El Dorado Royale. I'm concerned about cost. Now only for my fiance and I but also for my guests. How much, those who are at the final stages of planning, past brides, or anybody who has a pretty clear idea. What was your wedding budget or final cost OVERALL. And by this I mean everything from invites to dress to venue and decor. I want to understand if this is even an option for me. Also, how much are your guests paying for the trip air/hotel. I envision a VERY simple wedding. I'm having no wedding party, so I'll only need one bouquet, as for centerpieces if I'm having flowers it'll be simple white roses. Guests, I'm thiking will be around 30, but I'll budget for 60. Please, any ideas of overall cost, or breakdowns, would be so so appreciated. If, you'd like to email, my email address is desiree.m.gomez@@gmail.com. Thanks so much ladies! and Good luck!

I just got my estimate from Juan Carlos. We have 27 adults and 2 children for my daughter's wedding in 1 1/2 weeks. Feel free to email me for the price breakdown. zeman321@aol.com

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Any past brides have any advice on if a dance floor is needed on Tequila Terrace?  We currently have a lighted dance floor that we are renting with our DJ, but it's an added expense that I sure would like to chop, if possible.  Curious how dancing works on the terrace without the dance floor -- mainly, if ladies heels will be an issue??  Thanks in advance!!  26 days to go!!!  Weeeeeeee

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I just got married at the Now Sapphire several days ago, and as a matter fact I am still here. I just wanted everybody to rest a sure that the wedding was beautiful, and you have made a good decision. Juan Carlos is excellent, and is tireless. I have a full review done under the now Sapphire page if you have any other questions. If you have any other questions, you can always message me.

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I'm not a past bride but I did do a site inspection at Now Sapphire and will use the Tequila Terrace. In my opinion, a light up dance floor was not needed. I was really happy to save that money! 

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Hello Brides!

 

I am very new to the wedding planning thing. I haven't booked with Now Sapphire yet but its one of  my top choices. I'm also looking at Now Jade or El Dorado Royale. I'm concerned about cost. Now only for my fiance and I but also for my guests. How much, those who are at the final stages of planning, past brides, or anybody who has a pretty clear idea. What was your wedding budget or final cost OVERALL. And by this I mean everything from invites to dress to venue and decor. I want to understand if this is even an option for me. Also, how much are your guests paying for the trip air/hotel. I envision a VERY simple wedding. I'm having no wedding party, so I'll only need one bouquet, as for centerpieces if I'm having flowers it'll be simple white roses. Guests, I'm thiking will be around 30, but I'll budget for 60. Please, any ideas of overall cost, or breakdowns, would be so so appreciated. If, you'd like to email, my email address is desiree.m.gomez@@gmail.com. Thanks so much ladies! and Good luck!

We budgeted $10,000 for our wedding.  That included everything from invitations to the cost of the wedding package and everything in-between (rings, attire, wedding party gifts, extra flowers, decor).  I am happy to say that we were under budget!  Though we were able to cut costs on things like decor and photography (my sister did photos outside of the ceremony).  We had 19 people including ourselves but the cost would have been the same for 25 with the Divine package we had selected.  Add approximately $100 per person to your budget for every person over 25.  There has been a lot of talk on this thread from brides with 50+ people and how they were able to keep their costs lower.  With your vision of a simple wedding you can definitely stay on budget!

 

We then had additional money budgeted for the cost of our trip and a second week at a different resort.  Flying from Canada our guests paid anywhere from $1,500 to 1,700 per person for one week.  That included flights, transfers, and the stay at the resort.  Guests booked about 5-6 months prior to our November wedding.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

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I just got married at the Now Sapphire several days ago, and as a matter fact I am still here. I just wanted everybody to rest a sure that the wedding was beautiful, and you have made a good decision. Juan Carlos is excellent, and is tireless. I have a full review done under the now Sapphire page if you have any other questions. If you have any other questions, you can always message me.

 

Looks amazing! Congrats. Did you use the resort for flowers? Who did your DJ?

 

Thank you:) 

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We used the resort florist. I debated about this, as I could have saved some money using an outside florist, but in the end, the $200 savings wasn't worth the hassle, out was easier to just trust in the wedding coordinator. I sent him photos of my flower preferences and he ordered the flowers.

We used Dj Mannia, who was great.

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