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#1121 EMoss

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    Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

    Does anyone know what type of lighting the hotel sets up for the reception or is it dim? Any tips, etc? We will be on the beach terrace. Also, how are you or did you designate the entree selection to the wait staff? Trying to come up with an easy way of doing this. THANKS! 24 day countdown!



    #1122 danda

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      Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

      Originally Posted by tcaurie07 

      Another question - re: chairs... is there an extra fee to use the bamboo chairs at the reception??  Extra fees are going to be the death of me!  Grrrr

      Upgraded chairs are $10 each. 

      We used the tiffany chairs.  We were told there would be a $2/chair charge to move them from the ceremony to the reception area but were never charged for that.  Though there was an additional $1.10 tax per chair!



      #1123 joda

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        Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

        Yes, bamboo chairs are $10 to rent, and the charge to move them is technically $2 per chair. However, like Danda we were never charged for moving them. 



        #1124 danda

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          Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

          Originally Posted by van83 

          I am thinking of having my wedding at the Now Sapphire but am worried about the extra costs for guests. Did everyone pay the 99 dollars per guest over the 25 for the devine wedding package? Or is that what the cost is?

          Our cost came to $118.44 per adult over the 25.

          This included the champagne toast after the ceremony, open bar and appetizers during cocktail hour, dinner,  and cake (each with an added tax and service charge)



          #1125 joda

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            Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

            Originally Posted by EMoss 

            Does anyone know what type of lighting the hotel sets up for the reception or is it dim? Any tips, etc? We will be on the beach terrace. Also, how are you or did you designate the entree selection to the wait staff? Trying to come up with an easy way of doing this. THANKS! 24 day countdown!

             

            I can't help you with lighting on the beach terrace, as I had my reception at the tequila terrace, but I am sure one of the other ladies can help!

             

            For the meal selection, if you go back a few pages you will see the pic I posted of our reception table. Basically I used my seating chart as the indicator for the servers. You will see small frames at the end place settings. The frames were all the same, but each name was written on either a dark or light purple. Dark purple meant one option, light purple meant the other. When I met with Ramon, I told him how many of each meal were needed, and how it would be designated. As far as I know, it all went smoothly and everyone received what the RSVP'ed to me.



            #1126 jzutz002

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              Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:27 AM

              Hi Ladies,

               

              I have not been active on this thread, however I have diligently read it for the last 10 months.  Just wanted to let everyone know that I had my wedding on the Tequilia Terrace on April 16 - and it was the most perfect amazing thing I could have asked for.  Just wanted to throw a few points out to put your mind at ease over what seems to be some common concerns:

               

              We had 55 people with the devine package.  We upgraded chairs to the gold tiffany chairs, had one hour additonal bar service and the champange toast ect.  It was worth every penny.  The staff there (cheers to Ramon here) was total 5 star all the way.  It was a first class wedding and everything ( I mean EVERYTHING was perfect). 

               

              Decor:  We brought our own table runners, centre pieces and table names.  I had 4 cases of decorations that we brought to Ramon's office.  We set up a mock table in his office, he took a picture and the rest was up to him, and it was PERFECT.  The day after the wedding everything was perfectly packed up and put back in my room.

               

              Photobooth.  Expensive, but the best $800 ever spent.  Guests could not get enough of it, and the video the give you at the end is hilarious!

               

              Photograper:  We used the free hotel photographer just for the one hour of the ceremony.  We flew in our own photographer from Canada to do the main shoot.  Hotel photograper got some decent shots.  THe package comes with a free hardcover photobook of 24 pictures, so I had the hotel photographer shoot the ceremony (with my own photographer) and then do the formal family pictures.  I will try to post his pictures to my profile.  I am happy with them.

               

              DJ:  we rented the speaker system and brought an ipod.  There is a guy that is there to admin the playlist, and the speaker system is HUGE and blasts out club like sound.  Seriously no need for a DJ at all.

               

              lounge seats:  we rented the premium couches for around the dance floor - amazing touch for people to relax on (they are also then included for the cocktail hour).

               

              Hair:  The salon on site is great.  I have very long extensions and they did a great job with them!  Ladies, plan to tie your hair back - its REALLY windy! (bonus is that you dont overheat in your dress).

               

              Any questions - pm me!

               

              thanks and enjoy your weddings.  best resort EVER!



              #1127 MayFlowers2014

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                Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:04 AM

                Hi Ladies... Just trying to figure out which resort to go to.... I'm torn between the Now Jade and the Now Sapphire.

                Any help you can provide would be awesome.



                #1128 MayFlowers2014

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                  Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

                  Hi ladies,

                   

                  I am torn between the now jade and the now sapphire. Any recommendations would be appreciated... 

                   

                  Thanks so much.



                  #1129 nlh1227

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                    Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

                    What is wedding timeframe of the day? How long is the reception?

                    #1130 bbbride

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                      Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

                      does anyone know if there is a vendor fee for bringing your own photog from the US? I'd be bring them and they would be staying at the resort.






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