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#2741 cayls55

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:02 AM

Have any you brides had a DJ that played during the cocktail hour? We ended up going with a DJ because we were afraid the sound system wouldn't be loud enough with the waves and other people around (booked the tequila terrace).

 

I'm also wondering about flowers! I can't believe how expensive they are! We were looking at look like real flowers to bring ourselves for bridesmaids but I'm not sure how nice they'll look in pictures? 

 

Have any past brides used the Eternity menu? What did you think of it? My fiance and I weren't sure if we wanted to spend the extra money on the Divine package since we will have between 45-60 guests. 

 

Lastly, has anyone who has gotten married at the tequila terrace rent extra lights or were the lights already on the terrace sufficient?

Thanks! 


Edited by cayls55, 03 April 2016 - 11:07 AM.


#2742 ashlynm88

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:40 AM

Hi all,

 

Any recent past brides (2014/2015) know what amount is allowed by air for gifts/OOT bag items. I have read $300 and then another article shows $500 by air and $300 by land. I have seen both customs forms stating both and I'm not sure which amount I should abide by when attempting to pack and if I need to give items to others to bring with them so I don't go over.

 

Thanks in Advance!



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    Posted 16 April 2016 - 09:20 AM

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    #2744 vancouverpetunia

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    Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:24 PM

    I just posted a very long and detailed review of my wedding at Now Sapphire on April 7. I'm not sure if I get notifications if you post on the review page, but please feel free to post here or message me with any questions. I'm happy to help if I can. 

     

    http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


    Edited by vancouverpetunia, 03 May 2016 - 08:37 PM.

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    #2745 Gabyc22

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    Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:58 PM

    My wedding is coming up fast. August 24th :)  Can't wait!

     

    I've got some questions if anybody has the answers please let me know :)

     

    I was wondering about sitting arrangements and if I just need to provide JC a list and he takes care of it.  Or do I have to get table numbers and name cards myself?  I want to keep it as simple as possible but I do want to do the list of who sits where.

     

    How many waiters do they reserve for the ceremony?  Does the Divine package include a bar at the reception or do the waiters have to get the drinks from somewhere else?  Also was thinking of doing a signature cocktail.  Does this cost extra?



    #2746 vancouverpetunia

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    Posted 01 June 2016 - 08:54 PM

    @Gabyc22 I've tried to answer your questions below based on our wedding in April. Hope it helps!

     

     

    I was wondering about sitting arrangements and if I just need to provide JC a list and he takes care of it.  Or do I have to get table numbers and name cards myself?  I want to keep it as simple as possible but I do want to do the list of who sits where.

     

    I believe you need to provide both table numbers and name cards. Also note that you need to let JC know in advance meal choices for each person. For that you can give him a list and seating chart, or you can indicate the meal choice on the name card. You also need to provide something to hold the table numbers - I specifically asked about that and they said they didn't have anything. 

     

    How many waiters do they reserve for the ceremony?  Does the Divine package include a bar at the reception or do the waiters have to get the drinks from somewhere else?  Also was thinking of doing a signature cocktail.  Does this cost extra?

     

    Do you mean how many waiters for the reception? I would guess it probably depends on the size of the group. We had 40 people and I think there were 4 waiters, plus 2 bartenders. It seemed more than sufficient. There was a bar set up on the terrace (we were on the Tequila Terrace - I'm sure other locations have a bar set up close by as well). Note that we had a break between our ceremony and cocktail hour for photos and even though the bar was set up and staffed, they would not serve us or our guests (they did give us a bottle of water before we went off for photos - I'm not sure if they waited until the official start of cocktail hour to serve our guests). We did a signature cocktail. No extra charge, but it may depend on whether you want any special ingredients. 

     


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    My Now Sapphire review: http://www.bestdesti...riviera-cancun/


    #2747 ashlynm88

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    Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:23 AM

    Hi there,
    I just had my wedding/reception at the preferred pool location in May 3rd. I'm waiting for my photographer to get my pics back to me before I write my review of everything..stay tuned!

    My wedding is coming up fast. August 24th :)  Can't wait!
     
    I've got some questions if anybody has the answers please let me know :)
     
    I was wondering about sitting arrangements and if I just need to provide JC a list and he takes care of it.  Or do I have to get table numbers and name cards myself?  I want to keep it as simple as possible but I do want to do the list of who sits where.

    How many waiters do they reserve for the ceremony?  Does the Divine package include a bar at the reception or do the waiters have to get the drinks from somewhere else?  Also was thinking of doing a signature cocktail.  Does this cost extra?


    *I did not do assigned seats and just had a sign that says sit wherever your heart desires (rented from the resort/ JC).
    *I believe there for 4 waiters and 1 bar tender and then a head waiter/tender who kinda lead the group and I had 43 guests total plus a baby. The preferred pool has its own bar so they just used that, however I do know they set up a bar at the other locations. And like the previous post, the bar is included in the package price and price per person if over the package amount. We did a signature drink for cocktail hour only (orange crushes).

    #2748 Gabyc22

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    Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:38 AM

    Thanks so much for the answers ladies! This is very helpful :) I guess I'll be carrying more things to Mexico than I thought!

     

    @vancouverpetunia .... yes I meant waiters for the reception not the ceremony! LOL

     

    We're also going to have a break between ceremony and cocktail hour....since I booked the wrong time (I booked it for 4) then wanted to change it to 5 and was told 5 is not available......:(  But I hope it works out that way we can take photos and not miss our cocktail hour :)



    #2749 vancouverpetunia

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    Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:20 AM

    @ashlynm88 How did you indicate meal choices without assigned seating of some sort? Just curious...

     

    @Gabyc22 We originally had no break between the ceremony and cocktail hour, but I didn't want to miss our cocktail hour and I also wanted the reception to go later, so we changed the schedule. I'm not sure what time we made it back to the cocktail hour, but we probably caught the last half of it. Depends on how long your photos go.


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    #2750 Gabyc22

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    Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:55 PM

    @vancouverpetunia  so you were able to change the time of your ceremony?  JC said 5pm wasn't available which I was suprised since the Tequila terrace has been reserved for both my ceremony and reception. I read on a blog 4pm is too hot in August and that is better to have ceremony at 5pm.  Then I was thinking cocktail hour from 6-7pm then reception 7-10pm. But then that meant missing our cocktail hour while taking photos.  But I guess we'll have to do 4-5 ceremony....then a break.  Then cocktails 6-7 then reception.  Did you prefer to have a break in between?

     

    Where did your guest go in the break between ceremony and cocktail hour?  I don't want my guests to be bored or wander around too much that they won't make it back for cocktail hour on time.






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