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#1091 joda

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    Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

    Hey ladies! I have been thinking about those of you with weddings to come, as we just had our one year anniversary recently! I know it is hard not to stress, but they really know what they are doing and everything will be beautiful :)

     

    For whoever asked about the tea lights, we were warned the terrace is windy and candles would not stay lit (and they were right!). So we brought our own votives and battery powered candles with us. I was worried it wouldn't look as nice, but in the end I loved it. Here is a pic:

     

     

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    If anyone else has any questions, I am happy to help!



    #1092 danda

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      Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

      We chose the violinist to play for the ceremony.  Our DJ started playing at the cocktail hour. 

      Marvin's flower prices were more reasonable than the resort's were but I didn't compare to other outside vendors. 

      I was very happy with my hair and makeup from the resort salon. 

       

      For food we chose

      mixed lettuce w/ blue cheese and walnut confit w/ honey balsamic dressing

      lobster soup

      surf and turf of beef filet and shrimp--- everyone raved about the quality of the entree

      tres leches cake  (Delicious! We went to the mexican restaurant at the resort the following night with a group of 12 of us and were all hoping their tres leches would be the same but it wasn't :(  The wedding cake was way better.)

      we opted to skip dessert and serve our wedding cake as the dessert and instead chose 5 appetizers for the cocktail hour

      (prosciutto bruscetta, beef brochette, shrimp wrapped in bacon, tamales, and sausages in puff pastry---we only got to try the brochette since we were with the photographer taking pictures while everyone else enjoyed the appetizers)

       

       

      We brought down LED lights and votives (that I ordered on quickcandles.com) I had read on here that it's too windy for real candles. 

      I will work on trying to figure out how to post pictures.  :)



      #1093 danda

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        Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

        We had the violinist play only during the ceremony.  He played beautifully. 

        Our DJ started at the cocktail hour.

        Marvin’s flowers were cheaper than the resorts but I didn’t compare him to other outside vendors.

        We brought LED lights and votives ( from quickcandles.com) as I had read from other brides that real candles blow out.

        Dinner Menu

        Mixed Lettuce w/ blue cheese and walnuts

        Lobster soup

        Surf and turf (filet and shrimp---everyone raved about the quality of the entr©e)

        We chose to serve our wedding cake (tres leches---delicious and moist) instead of dessert and added a 5th appetizer (prosciutto bruschetta, beef brochette, shrimp wrapped in bacon, tamales, sausages in puff pastry)  We only got to try the beef brochette as we were off taking photos during cocktail hour.

        I will try and figure out how to post photos ;)



        #1094 danda

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          Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

          We had the violinist play only during the ceremony.  He played beautifully. 

          The DJ started at the cocktail hour.

          Marvin’s flowers were cheaper than the resorts but I didn’t compare him to other outside vendors.

          We brought LED lights and votives ( from quickcandles.com) as I had read from other brides that real candles blow out.

          Dinner Menu

          Mixed Lettuce w/ blue cheese and walnuts

          Lobster soup

          Surf and turf (filet and shrimp---everyone raved about the quality of the entr©e)

          We chose to serve our wedding cake (tres leches---delicious and moist) instead of dessert and added a 5th appetizer (prosciutto bruschetta, beef brochette, shrimp wrapped in bacon, tamales, sausages in puff pastry)  We only got to try the beef brochette as we were off taking photos during cocktail hour.

          I will try and figure out how to post photos ;)



          #1095 danda

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            Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

            Originally Posted by DinaQtobe 


            Congratulations Danda!  Thanks for the wonderful information!

            I am curious if you used the live musicians included in the divine package?  I have heard that at the Now Jade they allow you to swap the musician for two hours of DJ.  Were you able to take advantage of this?

             

            I am also wondering if anyone knows if candles are allowed on the tables for the reception?  Are we able to light them?

             

            Thanks ladies!

             

            We used the violinist for the ceremony and had a DJ do the rest so not sure about swapping.

            We used LED candles and frosted votives.  I had read that it's too windy for real candles.



            #1096 tcaurie07

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            Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

            Congrats!  I'm planning for Nov 2014 at Sapphire and I think we are expecting about 60ish people.  Curious what the cost for 50 people looked like once everything was done, if that's not too forward of a question?  Also, did you all get your stay for free and an upgrade?  Curious how that works out.... Thanks!!!!



            #1097 zeman321

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              Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

              Originally Posted by tcaurie07 

              Congrats!  I'm planning for Nov 2014 at Sapphire and I think we are expecting about 60ish people.  Curious what the cost for 50 people looked like once everything was done, if that's not too forward of a question?  Also, did you all get your stay for free and an upgrade?  Curious how that works out.... Thanks!!!!

              I would like to know about the upgrade and free rooms also. Getting ready to reserve for 06/2014 for my daughter's wedding! We're hoping to keep it a little smaller, but just getting started, so who knows?



              #1098 danda

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                Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

                We booked our trip through Apple Vacations.  They had a promotion that was something like book 6 rooms get one free with a max of 3 free rooms.  They also had a flight promotion.  For every 12 people who booked their charter airline, Frontier, you got a free flight for up to two passengers.  So our room and our parents' rooms were free and our two flights were free.  



                #1099 Noxx

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                  Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

                  Originally Posted by zeman321 

                  I would like to know about the upgrade and free rooms also. Getting ready to reserve for 06/2014 for my daughter's wedding! We're hoping to keep it a little smaller, but just getting started, so who knows?

                  When i booked our trip you get 1 free room for every 6 rooms booked to a max of 3 rooms double occupancy.

                  You can also get the credit in a cheque but double check with your agent on that. I received a check for about $3,000. We did get a room upgrade upon arrival we had an ocean front room building 3 it was nice and super close to everything. 

                  We also had VIP treatment private transfer seperate check in and out it was fabulous. The only crappy part was our group was fairly big and we didnt get to use our "VIP" perks because no one else in the group could. it was kind of a waste but it was a great option to have. For those who have not booked yet please take at least 10 days down there. We booked only 7 we flew in on friday got married on Monday so really our vacation started tues. We had no alone time we felt like we had to mingle with everyone and make time for each person every day since they paid to be there with us. If you have a smaller group maybe you wont feel that way. 



                  #1100 LTLFAITHY

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                    Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

                    I have 2 questions for previous Now Sapphire brides.

                     

                    1) Did you tip Anel or Ramon? And if so, about how much is appropriate? I have no idea what proper etiquette is for something like this.

                    3) Did you have your dress steamed by the resort?

                     

                    Thanks in advance for any info!!


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