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The emails I received from Anel Torres came from: weddings.nosrc@nowresorts.com also, you can call + (52) (998) 8728383 Ext. 8046
 

Hope this helps. Good luck on your planning.

 

Originally Posted by MrsJohns2be View Post

hello Ladies!!!

I hope all the wedding planning is going great and fun :) I finally came across this thread and so happy I did. I have been searching for reviews on the Sapphire and could not find any. Thanks for all the comments, they have been truly helpful. I was hoping someone could send me contact (email) info for either Olivia Rodriguez or Anel Torres. I have been working with Ramon, though he has been very helpful and thorough with his responses, it seems to take a while to hear back from him (it has been 3 weeks, I emailed him multiple times and still have not heard back yet). I am trying to book my wedding date for 5/28/12 as soon as possible since I do not have much time left for the STDs etc. The Royal has been very quick to respond so I may have to choose that resort. I wanted to give the Sapphire one last shot since some of you mentioned working with Olivia and Anel. Also anyone have opinions on The Sapphire Vs The Royal (which is better and why) ... Thanks Everyone!!!!!



 

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Is anyone using an outside florist, or know the resort's policies on outside vendors?  At first I was going to go with really minimal flowers, but I'm starting to consider having more.  I've thought about using real touch, but I don't actually want to keep them afterwards or worry about packing them down with me.

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Last I heard, there is an outside vendor fee of $300 per category (i.e. would have to pay that fee separately if having outside florist, outside DJ, etc). The exception is for outside photographers -- only have the $65 fee.

 

I have heard that you don't have that $300 fee if you go pick up the flowers and bring them onsite yourself, or perhaps even have them just deliver to the front desk and then set everything up yourself. I have thought about doing that, but really don't want to have to spend my morning running around setting up all the flowers (or make a friend do it) when we should be getting ready and just relaxing before the wedding!

 

I had originally planned on doing real touch, but now that I am finding more and more things I need to bring down to Mexico, the less I want to worry about finding space in my luggage for bouquets for me and my 5 bridesmaids!!

 

The flowers I have seen of the resort's florist don't look too bad at all, so I'll probably just go with them.

 

Originally Posted by lianee View Post

Is anyone using an outside florist, or know the resort's policies on outside vendors?  At first I was going to go with really minimal flowers, but I'm starting to consider having more.  I've thought about using real touch, but I don't actually want to keep them afterwards or worry about packing them down with me.



 

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My wedding date is August 24, 2012. I received confirmation from Sandra months ago but now received an email from Anel saying my c.c. was never charged and for me to double check. Question, what did everyone chose for their wedding ceremony time? I saw a wedding there last year (site visit) and it was at 6pm and I thought it was super late. I originally said 4:30 but is 5:00pm better? I figure time states 5:00pm, give or take 5minutes or so.. 5:05/5:10, 5:30 it ends then champagne pictures pictures pictures (cocktail somewhere in btwn that).. by 6:30 it should be sunsetting? I want a nice skyblue for pictures. Then 7:00pm reception.  Anel asked me about the reception/ceremony/cocktail area since there was a discrepency on the deposit paperwork that I guess Sandra made a typo. Anyone else having a ceremony/cocktail on the beach? I'm doing a stand up cocktail since we'll be constantly taking pictures a lot of moving around.

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The sunset times vary a lot depending on the time of year you're there. I looked it up online, and for mid-to-end of August 2011, the sunset time were sometime around 7:10-7:15pm. I read in a del Sol blog once that they recommend the ceremony starting about an hour or so before sunset time for the best light and pictures. In comparison, the sun will set at about 5:05pm when I'll be there, so I have scheduled my ceremony for 4 pm. So while 6 pm may sound late, for your time of year, that's probably going to be you best time if you want those sunset shots right after your ceremony.

 

I am having my ceremony on the beach, but moving to the beach terrace area for the rest of the evening. One of my co-workers got married at The Royal in Playa earlier this year, and she had everything (ceremony/cocktail/dinner/dancing) all on the beach and said it worked out great, so I'm sure whatever you choose will work out great! 

 

Hope they get everything straightened up quickly with your reservation!!

 

Originally Posted by babestaaa View Post

My wedding date is August 24, 2012. I received confirmation from Sandra months ago but now received an email from Anel saying my c.c. was never charged and for me to double check. Question, what did everyone chose for their wedding ceremony time? I saw a wedding there last year (site visit) and it was at 6pm and I thought it was super late. I originally said 4:30 but is 5:00pm better? I figure time states 5:00pm, give or take 5minutes or so.. 5:05/5:10, 5:30 it ends then champagne pictures pictures pictures (cocktail somewhere in btwn that).. by 6:30 it should be sunsetting? I want a nice skyblue for pictures. Then 7:00pm reception.  Anel asked me about the reception/ceremony/cocktail area since there was a discrepency on the deposit paperwork that I guess Sandra made a typo. Anyone else having a ceremony/cocktail on the beach? I'm doing a stand up cocktail since we'll be constantly taking pictures a lot of moving around.



 

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Hey.. I'm getting married oct 2012. And I'm having ceremony and cocktail on beach. And doing lounges and standing tables for cocktail hour. Ceremony is it 5 because my sunset is at 630 plenty of time do do pics. 5-530 ceremony. 6-7 cocktails 7-10 dinner reception if I did another hour anew said 15 more an hour for open bar which is outrageous its an all inclusive place. We'll just go to the club :) So the half hour before cocktails we'll do the group and family photos How mich are they charging you for the standing cocktail furniture?

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I am deciding between the Eternity and Divine package. I am heading to NOW Sapphire Oct 21, 2011 and have a meeting scheduled with the wedding coordinator. My wedding is scheduled for 10-12-12. I will probably decide which package after our trip this year. I will definitely take down lots of notes and share them with everyone. If anyone else has any questions you want me to ask them, just post it and I'll see if I can get the answer.
 

Originally Posted by almostmarried View Post

is anyone going with the Now to Eternity package? Im having a hard time choosing from the menu for the reception. Any input?



 

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