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Does anyone know if there are multiple beach locations for the ceremony or just one?? I have to choose while booking it looks like lol

There are multiple

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Do you have a list of them by any chance? Which is the most private???

The beach were you get married is going to be close to where you are having your reception and I don't know which is most private..

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I actually chose the beach terrace because I want everything all set up in the same area. Cocktail hour, reception, lou b check area, dance floor and the beach terrace is huge. I also want all square tables connected into one large U shape and me and the grooms table at the head of the U.

 

Ladies has anyone used other table linens other than the ones that come with the package?

 

I asked Ramon about a specific table cloth he tells me they have it and then comes back days later qouting me $75 for each tablecloth. calling it a special tablecloth. Their planning book specifically says $25 for different fabrics and colors. NOTHING about special table cloths is listed in the planning book. ANNOYED BEYOND MEASURE. I told him I felt he was being dishonest and it's unfortunate that they are charging brides this kind of money in order to RENT A table linen when it's actually 2 Times cheaper to purchase it out right.

I agree - I purchased some table runners to bring with me which were $5 each so even if I didn't plan to resell them, it would still be cheaper than using the resorts.  I also asked about vases for the table to put the bridal party bouquets in as part of the table decor and they wanted $10 per vase to rent.  I can buy them at the dollar store and only need 4 of them. 

I know that NS includes a lot more in their packages at a better price than a lot of other resorts and even with the extras I am saving money over many of the other ones I looked into but it does feel like they are trying to nickel and dime us to death. 

 

I'm trying to find a balance between keeping things affordable and not having to bring a million things with me, but at this point even the baggage overage fees will be cheaper than getting most things from the resort.  Now I'm trying to figure out if I want to spend the extra money on the tiffany chairs - which I love but at $10 per chair and another $2 per chair to move them from the ceremony to the reception, I'm not sure it's worth it. 

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I agree - I purchased some table runners to bring with me which were $5 each so even if I didn't plan to resell them, it would still be cheaper than using the resorts. I also asked about vases for the table to put the bridal party bouquets in as part of the table decor and they wanted $10 per vase to rent. I can buy them at the dollar store and only need 4 of them.

I know that NS includes a lot more in their packages at a better price than a lot of other resorts and even with the extras I am saving money over many of the other ones I looked into but it does feel like they are trying to nickel and dime us to death.

 

I'm trying to find a balance between keeping things affordable and not having to bring a million things with me, but at this point even the baggage overage fees will be cheaper than getting most things from the resort. Now I'm trying to figure out if I want to spend the extra money on the tiffany chairs - which I love but at $10 per chair and another $2 per chair to move them from the ceremony to the reception, I'm not sure it's worth it.

I was super annoyed about the $75 dollar table linens. I budgeted for the Tiffany Chairs but I absolutely refuse to pay for the table cloths. I'll buy them here I only need 4 and I actually found a place that will allow you to rent them and send them back.

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Do you have a list of them by any chance? Which is the most private??? 

The tequila terrace is by far the most private.  It is at the very end of the resort with no loungers or pool near by.  It was perfect!

 

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  This photo was taken at the edge of the terrace.  As you can see there is no one on the beach!
 
 

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You can see there is no one behind us.  Very private.
 
Our wedding album.  A mix of photos from the resort photographer and my sister.  Take a look for set-up of the tequila terrace.
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Did anyone bring an AMP or microphone? I was planning on bringing a bluetooth speaker but I was wondering if I needed a MIC for speeches and announcements? 

 

For past brides:

How hands on were the Wedding Planners during the event?

Who made announcements to be seated for dinner or the cake cutting?

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@@JaxBchKay

 

Why $2 to move chairs??? That's ridiculous. If you were using regular chairs they would just be set up included in the price. Seems like a double standard. 

I agree, it's crazy, but here is a scenario for you

25 chairs needed x$11.60 per chair (including tax)  then you need 50 chairs (25 for ceremony and 25 for reception) = $580.00

25 chairs @ $11.60 and 25 moving fee @$2.32 = $348.00

 

Something to keep in mind if you do chair sashes - if you bring your own, the resort will charge $1.31 per chair (including the tax and service fee).  That means if you have 25 chairs for the ceremony and 25 chairs for the reception - you have to buy 50 sashes and pay $65.50 to have them tied on.  OR you pay $32.75 to have them tied on to 25 chairs and then pay the moving fee.

 

I'm thinking that I really only need 22 chairs for the ceremony (since the bridal party will be standing) so if I only rent them for the ceremony and then just do the included chairs for the reception then that will save some money but it's still a lot.........

Could you please send me a budget sheet as well! It would be much appreciated! My email is carolinejkoo@@gmail.com!

 

Thanks.

@@JaxBchKay

Sent this morning :)  Hope it helps.  Let me know if you have any questions :)

 

The tequila terrace is by far the most private.  It is at the very end of the resort with no loungers or pool near by.  It was perfect!

 

  This photo was taken at the edge of the terrace.  As you can see there is no one on the beach!
 
 
 
You can see there is no one behind us.  Very private.
 
Our wedding album.  A mix of photos from the resort photographer and my sister.  Take a look for set-up of the tequila terrace.

 

I just LOVE looking at your pictures :)  You were such a gorgeous bride!  It gets me very excited about my day, only 87 days away now.

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