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#1721 vanessav53

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    Posted 15 December 2013 - 02:44 PM

    I am getting married on June 7th and have a few questions for some of the brides.

     

    A few Questions

     

    1.  Did anyone use any of the music options like the steel drummer or the carribean trio band? I was considering using this for our welcome reception but haven't heard of many people using them and want to make sure they play good music?

     

    2. I want to bring paper lanterns to hang but I am getting married at the beach terrace and it doesn't look like they can just clip them on to anything the way they can on the tequila terrace. I know I can rent them from resort for $1000 but wondering if I bring my own for them to hang what is the charge to put them up? Is it just easier to rent them in total from the resort?

     

    3. If I bring things to the resort from the states ( table cards, chair sashes,etc.) is there anything I need to know about airport besides just keeping my receipts for customs?

     

    Thanks so much.

     

    Vanessa



    #1722 DinaQtobe

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    Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:42 PM

    I am getting married on June 7th and have a few questions for some of the brides.

     

    A few Questions

     

    1.  Did anyone use any of the music options like the steel drummer or the carribean trio band? I was considering using this for our welcome reception but haven't heard of many people using them and want to make sure they play good music?

     

    2. I want to bring paper lanterns to hang but I am getting married at the beach terrace and it doesn't look like they can just clip them on to anything the way they can on the tequila terrace. I know I can rent them from resort for $1000 but wondering if I bring my own for them to hang what is the charge to put them up? Is it just easier to rent them in total from the resort?

     

    3. If I bring things to the resort from the states ( table cards, chair sashes,etc.) is there anything I need to know about airport besides just keeping my receipts for customs?

     

    Thanks so much.

     

    Vanessa

     

    We used the guitarist that was included in the Divine package.  He was amazing!!!  We had so many compliments from our guests about how great he was.  He played a good variety of songs, and had his own speaker system. 

     

    I did not get stopped at the airport, but I had my receipts handy.

     

    I hope that helps!



    #1723 FutureMrsBlaze

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      Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

      Hi all! Less than 6 weeks for me now! So curious if anyone knows the layout for the symbolic ceremony? Trying order my wedding programs and I just realized I have NO idea how it's supposed to be layed out and therefore I can't get them ordered until then! Any info I would appreciate, thank you!!!



      #1724 meganator22

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      Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

      Hi Megan,

      We had 17 people at our wedding, there were 12 chairs in total and it didn't look strange. I have seen pictures online with two chairs and that also looked great.

      I found it very hard to fill out the planning form because there was a lot I had not decided on. I left a lot blank on the form and Ramon went over everything the day of our meeting. He answered all of our questions and gave some great advice. In this meeting he also went over all of the decorations that we brought and how we wanted them used for decorations. They were exactly as I wanted them.
      Try not to stress the small things. The Now Sapphire does many weddings every week - they really know what they are doing.

      Britt1125: Maybe I can help answer some questions not answered by Ramon or Anel.
      What were your questions about the food?
      When is your wedding?



      You are amazing, Dina. We only have 3 guests coming. :/ I too feel like there's so much I have no idea what I want and how I want it. Thank you so much...I am not stressed at all any more because you and other brides have all said everything gets taken care of. I'm putting jn my trust to them :) thank you again

      Hi all! Less than 6 weeks for me now! So curious if anyone knows the layout for the symbolic ceremony? Trying order my wedding programs and I just realized I have NO idea how it's supposed to be layed out and therefore I can't get them ordered until then! Any info I would appreciate, thank you!!!



      Hey! When is your wedding date? Mine is 1/23. We both are getting married around the same date I think!

      #1725 FutureMrsBlaze

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        Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:04 PM

        Hi Megan! We are getting married January 28th and will be there Jan 25-Feb1! Coming so fast!



        #1726 DinaQtobe

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        Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

        You are amazing, Dina. We only have 3 guests coming. :/ I too feel like there's so much I have no idea what I want and how I want it. Thank you so much...I am not stressed at all any more because you and other brides have all said everything gets taken care of. I'm putting jn my trust to them :) thank you again

         

        It's ok to not know everything.  It will all get finalized when you are there and meet with the WC, absolutely no worries at all.  Your day will be wonderful, regardless!

        Please feel free to ask any questions though!

         

        Hi all! Less than 6 weeks for me now! So curious if anyone knows the layout for the symbolic ceremony? Trying order my wedding programs and I just realized I have NO idea how it's supposed to be layed out and therefore I can't get them ordered until then! Any info I would appreciate, thank you!!!

        What do you mean by the layout?  I would love to help...We also had a symbolic ceremony.  We changed our ceremony time from 3 to 3:30 on the advice of Ramon (due to sunset times in November). 

         

        My bridesmaids walked down the aisle first, followed by me with my parents.  The minister that performed the ceremony approached my husband right before the ceremony and asked if we wanted a religious or spiritual/love type script.  He spoke a lot about love and relationships, it was really beautiful.  We wrote our own vows and he incorporated the time for us to say them into the ceremony perfectly.  The ceremony took maybe 20-30 minutes in total from the time the guests took their seats.

         

        After the ceremony my husband and I walked back up the aisle followed by our wedding party and then our guests.  Champagne was immediately served to all guests.  A few minutes later the resort photographer had the entire wedding group go to the beach for photos.  This took a very short time, maybe 10-15 minutes.  The guests then had cocktail hour while we finished photos.  When photos were finished my husband and I joined the cocktail hour also.

         

        I found that the timeline was fairly flexible when we met with Ramon... he gave us some great advice on how things should flow.  I didn't do programs with only 17 guests... I felt it was too much work and I also didn't know the timelines of how things would run.  I don't think they were missed though, everything was very relaxed and no one required much direction.

         

        I hope that helps.  Let me know if you have any further questions...


        Edited by DinaQtobe, 18 December 2013 - 12:39 PM.


        #1727 TaraB

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          Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:50 AM

          megan and mrs.blaze-  we will be there at the same time, i am getting married on Jan 24th and will be at the resort from Jan 18 - Feb 1! getting closer now... cant wait!

           

          I do have a couple of questions that have gone unanswered by the resort...

          -does anyone know if you are allowed to let someone else (mother or bridesmaid) use the hair and makeup service in the divine package if the bride doesnt want it?

          -are we allowed to give the private transfer to a guest?  i think id prefer to go with everyone on the bus, but i do have one guest and her BF coming from england id love to give it to them if i can.


          01/24/14 ~ Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

          38 booked and counting!


          #1728 vanessav53

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            Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

            TaraB your day is getting so close! Congrats. I don't know if you can lets omeone else usre hte hair and makeup but i was going to request the same thing. You already paid for it as part of the divine package so hopefully you can negotiate that or at least try to get something else in return for not using those services. I'm getting my hair/make up done by an outside vendor as well so going to try to let my grandma use the spa services that are included in divine package. I think same thing with private transfer but again you would have to confirm with anel/ramon. I mean you are spending so much money with teh resort hoepfully they will be flexible with these things. Let me know also for when I go to try to negotirate the same thing :)

             

            Thanks.


            Does anyone know if it's worth it to bring my own lanterns to hang for the beach terrace? I know the tequila terrace you can hang a few on the pergola but the beach terrace is open? I know to rent them and have the resort hang it's $1000! I have it in my budget because I just love them and it will be the bulk of the decorations BUT I will buy the lanterns online and bring them with me if it's much cheaper to do it that way. I will email anel also but it takes forever to hear back from her so wasn't sure if someone had already done this and could advise me? Thank you



            #1729 TaraB

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              Posted 25 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

              TaraB your day is getting so close! Congrats. I don't know if you can lets omeone else usre hte hair and makeup but i was going to request the same thing. You already paid for it as part of the divine package so hopefully you can negotiate that or at least try to get something else in return for not using those services. I'm getting my hair/make up done by an outside vendor as well so going to try to let my grandma use the spa services that are included in divine package. I think same thing with private transfer but again you would have to confirm with anel/ramon. I mean you are spending so much money with teh resort hoepfully they will be flexible with these things. Let me know also for when I go to try to negotirate the same thing :)
               
              Thanks.
              Does anyone know if it's worth it to bring my own lanterns to hang for the beach terrace? I know the tequila terrace you can hang a few on the pergola but the beach terrace is open? I know to rent them and have the resort hang it's $1000! I have it in my budget because I just love them and it will be the bulk of the decorations BUT I will buy the lanterns online and bring them with me if it's much cheaper to do it that way. I will email anel also but it takes forever to hear back from her so wasn't sure if someone had already done this and could advise me? Thank you


              I got 40 lanterns of varying sizes and colors for less than 100 in total. I have read in previous reviews that the resort charges 100 to hang them. 200 in total is far better than the 1000 the resort charges to rent them! I might also offer them to keep the lanterns after if they don't charge me to hang them.... i don't need them after anyway!

              01/24/14 ~ Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

              38 booked and counting!


              #1730 TaraB

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                Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:22 PM

                question for all of the brides who have been to the resort already... does the resort allow men to wear jeans to the a la cartes or do they have to wear dress pants?  the dress code doesnt specify, it just says long pants so we are wondering if jeans are ok.


                01/24/14 ~ Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

                38 booked and counting!





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