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#1611 zeman321

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    Posted 12 October 2013 - 05:17 AM

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    Hello Brides,

     

    Has anyone visited NOW Sapphire recently who can tell me details about the beach?

     

    I'm concerned about reviews (older ones) that say there is a lot of seaweed/jellyfish in the water. I really want to make sure it is a clean beach with a nice, swimmable area before finalizing our wedding date. This is important to us.

     

    Thank you for your help! 

    We were there last summer and the beach was clean. There is a lot of seaweed (more like sea grass) that washes up on shore and is in the water, and while they clean it up constantly, it is always there. That being said, it never kept us out of the water. It wasn't the kind of seaweed that wraps around your legs and scares you to death! More like long soft pine needles or grass.We never saw a jellyfish...maybe that's a seasonal thing? Anyway, we booked my daughters wedding there after visiting last summer....she's getting married next Oct. We thought the resort was beautiful!



    #1612 TaraB

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      Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

      Hey ladies!  I just learned that the Now Resorts app is now fully operational at Now Sapphire!   this is exciting, as it wasn't supposed to be launched until 2014.  I downloaded the app, it looks really good.

       

      using the resorts WiFi, you can place free calls to the US and Canada through the app.    you can sign in and add 'friends' and do messaging with them - perfect way to stay in touch with our big groups while down there.  you can look at the days activities schedule, restaurant schedule and view the restaurant menus, look at weather, things to do off the resort such as tours, etc.   there is also a section called 'my stay' which you can access until you get there (as you need to put in your room number) so I'm not sure what exactly that does.  there is also some info in the 'guide' section that would be very useful for our guests who have never been to Mexico, because it has info about the area, money, legal info, transportation, safety, weather, and useful Spanish phrases.

       

      for more info on the app, look at the now sapphire website under the 'What's Included' tab, then click unlimited connectivity.

       

      http://www.nowresort...nnectivity.html

       

      just make sure when you go, you turn off your roaming and are using their wifi... otherwise your phone bill might give you a shock!!


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      #1613 TaraHall

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        Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:59 PM

        We were there last summer and the beach was clean. There is a lot of seaweed (more like sea grass) that washes up on shore and is in the water, and while they clean it up constantly, it is always there. That being said, it never kept us out of the water. It wasn't the kind of seaweed that wraps around your legs and scares you to death! More like long soft pine needles or grass.We never saw a jellyfish...maybe that's a seasonal thing? Anyway, we booked my daughters wedding there after visiting last summer....she's getting married next Oct. We thought the resort was beautiful!

        Thank you so much for your response. I really appreciate it! It's comforting to know that you chose this resort for your daughter's wedding after visiting :)

        #1614 DinaQtobe

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        Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

        Can any past brides provide some advice on filling out the wedding planning form?

        Is what we fill out for our answers final?  Can we change certain things when we meet with the wedding planner when we arrive?  We still have some guests that we are waiting on, and some that haven't given us their meal choices (despite asking many times).



        #1615 Jenbd817

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          Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:55 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by TaraB 
           

          Hey ladies!  I just learned that the Now Resorts app is now fully operational at Now Sapphire!   this is exciting, as it wasn't supposed to be launched until 2014.  I downloaded the app, it looks really good.

           

          using the resorts WiFi, you can place free calls to the US and Canada through the app.    you can sign in and add 'friends' and do messaging with them - perfect way to stay in touch with our big groups while down there.  you can look at the days activities schedule, restaurant schedule and view the restaurant menus, look at weather, things to do off the resort such as tours, etc.   there is also a section called 'my stay' which you can access until you get there (as you need to put in your room number) so I'm not sure what exactly that does.  there is also some info in the 'guide' section that would be very useful for our guests who have never been to Mexico, because it has info about the area, money, legal info, transportation, safety, weather, and useful Spanish phrases.

           

          for more info on the app, look at the now sapphire website under the 'What's Included' tab, then click unlimited connectivity.

           

          http://www.nowresort...nnectivity.html

           

          just make sure when you go, you turn off your roaming and are using their wifi... otherwise your phone bill might give you a shock!!

          thanks for the info! I think this might work great for coordinating with the group when we are there and love that you can see menus and all of that, what a great idea!



          #1616 Jenbd817

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            Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:59 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by DinaQtobe 
             

            Can any past brides provide some advice on filling out the wedding planning form?

            Is what we fill out for our answers final?  Can we change certain things when we meet with the wedding planner when we arrive?  We still have some guests that we are waiting on, and some that haven't given us their meal choices (despite asking many times).

            I am wondering the same.. I think I heard it can be adjusted during our meeting at the resort. Anel came back with some additional questions about my form that I submitted and I had 2 people decide to book last minute which changes things. 

             

            I was waiting on a couple of meal choices as well so I didn't even include the number of each yet - I am still going back and forth with her and we are about 2 weeks away from leaving!



            #1617 zeman321

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              Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Jenbd817 
               

              I am wondering the same.. I think I heard it can be adjusted during our meeting at the resort. Anel came back with some additional questions about my form that I submitted and I had 2 people decide to book last minute which changes things. 

               

              I was waiting on a couple of meal choices as well so I didn't even include the number of each yet - I am still going back and forth with her and we are about 2 weeks away from leaving!

              I think you can change things once you get there! I think most of the plaanning is done during your meeting a few days before the wedding. Don;t know for sure, but reading thru this thread, that;s what it seems like.



              #1618 DinaQtobe

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              Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:53 AM

              Thanks so much for your responses.  I have finally heard back from our guests about their meal choices, but still waiting on itineraries from another few, as my FI's family are all changing their flights to different days (I did not have a TA, my guests booked on their own).

               

              It's good to know that we can change things if we want.

               

              Did most of you include photos of the type of flowers you wanted in your planning form?  Did you paste them into the word document, or attach them as separate photos to the e-mail?



              #1619 merling86

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                Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

                Hi Ladies! We just set our date for May 8th, 2014! I was wondering if you guys plan on using the resort photographer or if you are using an outside photographer? We are trying to stay below $1,000 any recommendations?



                #1620 niknic456

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                  Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:55 PM

                  I am using the resort photographer because I am comfortable with the photos I've seen thus far. Everyone has their opinion but I think every photographer I've seen in Mexico doesn't compare to what we get in the states so why waste the money to use an outside vendor who will produce the same results.  In the event I don't like my wedding photos I will do a photo shoot in Central Park!






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