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#501 Teresa23

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    Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:39 AM

    Shannon,

     

    I posted a review with a bunch of details. It has to be approved by the moderator but it should be available

    Thanks for the info Teresa! 

    Did you choose the Eternity or Divine? We also invited about 130 people. We wanted to invite everyone we would if we were having a local wedding. Right now it looks like we may have 50. I am worried about that! I know it sounds awful, but it adds up so quick! I will be happy with 25-30 like you had! I know alot of people say right away that they are coming, but who know if they'll actually book!



    #502 Teresa23

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      Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:51 AM

      I also put together all of my welcome stuff before I went and as our guests arrived we realized that some things should have been later or earlier. We left our picture times blank (we needed different guests at different times before the ceremony to catch the right light) and I just wrote the times in once we got there and knew exactly what we wanted (and when)!You might just leave the times blank and fill them in when you get there. I know it can be frustrating to not hear from Ramon or Anel for a few days but once I got there I realizes why-- they are seriously swamped. It is just the two of them in this tiny office with at least 10 brides coming in and out all the time asking for things (& that doesn't include all of us who are emailing them). When you sit down and talk with her during your first meeting you'll feel so much better-- I'm sure of it! I'd leave the times blank in your info; take a nice pen with you to write them in and avoid stressing about little details. Your guests won't be bothered at all by the fact that you had to hand write the time and you'll know for sure that it is correct :)

      Originally Posted by leigh3124 

      What Facebook does she use? Her own personal? The resort's page? Some other page all together? We leave for our wedding in a week and I haven't been able to get in contact her in 3 weeks! I have several questions that'd I need answered ASAP (i.e. our rehearsal time, and welcome reception time) so I can finish my welcome book.


      #503 HeatherViolet

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        Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:00 PM

        Yes and no with someone operating the AV system.  Ramone stood there and clicked on "Wedding Ceremony" on my I pod song list.  Once it was the dinner, he clicked in" Wedding Dinner" on the I pod song list.  That took about 2 minutes of his time "operating" it.



        #504 Noxx

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          Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:21 PM

          Any suggestions on wedding favors?



          #505 Moderncosmo1

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            Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:54 AM

            Favors was one of the hardest things to decide on. Can't be too big, needs to pass customs, ect.. I did a small crystal sea shell it's no bigger then 2 inches looks like a swarvoski piece . There also receiving the welcome bags with goodies and the almonds which will be on the table at reception

            #506 becky0520

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              Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:03 AM

              We worked through a customs broker that the hotel uses. It was not the cheapest option to send our favors, but as long as they are there when we arrive on June 29th, I'll feel like it was worth it. We also had trouble picking favors that would pass customs and be useful and easy to carry home. We ended up doing plastic logo'd beverage cups from Customink, Bottle Coolers that flatten with our logo (used a promotional agency), coral (resin) bottle stoppers (from weddingstar.com), pepto, advil, altoids, sunscreen and lip balm (all from amazon.com). We are also using coral (resin) place card holders and straw fans as decor that guests can bring home.



              #507 LTLFAITHY

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                Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

                Originally Posted by becky0520 

                We worked through a customs broker that the hotel uses. It was not the cheapest option to send our favors, but as long as they are there when we arrive on June 29th, I'll feel like it was worth it. We also had trouble picking favors that would pass customs and be useful and easy to carry home. We ended up doing plastic logo'd beverage cups from Customink, Bottle Coolers that flatten with our logo (used a promotional agency), coral (resin) bottle stoppers (from weddingstar.com), pepto, advil, altoids, sunscreen and lip balm (all from amazon.com). We are also using coral (resin) place card holders and straw fans as decor that guests can bring home.

                Do you mind passing along the info for the customs broker? And how did that work exactly? 


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                #508 HeatherViolet

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                  Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:06 PM

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                  I am not sure how the resort works with making/supplying your decor.  I handmade mine and brought it down there with me.  Any decor I had, I gave to Ramone a day or two in advance, and he took care of setting it all up (free of charge)  If you want some tips on decor, or if you even want me to make some for you, let me know!  I had a blast making stuff... because of that, I now have some of the stuff I made in a local florist shop.  She is selling it to brides that come in for consultations!  Yay! 

                   

                  Heather
                   



                  #509 becky0520

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                    Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:45 AM

                    The outside coordinator I hired to work with the hotel told me that the Now Sapphire uses CICSA Logistics as a shipping broker. I contacted Gabriel and worked with Karla from his team. She send me an invoice to fill out with the contents of the boxes, weight, and measurements. You follow the instructions they provide to you which includes shipping to one of their warehouses. CICSA then ships the boxes to Mexico. They ask that your boxes arrive at their warehouse (I shipped to Miami) at least 15 days before your event.  My boxes arrived in Miami last Wednesday and yesterday they cleared customs!  The boxes are then delivered to Now att Weddings Department. CICSA gave me an estimate and I should be getting an invoice any day now. It was not cheap, but because I was already carrying my dress and we were packing for three weeks I did not want to also schlep favors and decor. Spending the money was worthwhile to me.   Gabriel is the account manager at CICSA for the Now Sapphire. Feel free to contact him directly. He and Karla are extremely quick at responding, patient and communicative.   Gabriel Mier (954) 651 9591 gabriel.mier@cicsalogistics.com

                    #510 becky0520

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                      Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:47 AM

                      The outside coordinator I hired to work with the hotel told me that the Now Sapphire uses CICSA Logistics as a shipping broker. I contacted Gabriel and worked with Karla from his team. She send me an invoice to fill out with the contents of the boxes, weight, and measurements. You follow the instructions they provide to you which includes shipping to one of their warehouses. CICSA then ships the boxes to Mexico. They ask that your boxes arrive at their warehouse (I shipped to Miami) at least 15 days before your event.  My boxes arrived in Miami last Wednesday and yesterday they cleared customs!  The boxes are then delivered to Now att Weddings Department. CICSA gave me an estimate and I should be getting an invoice any day now. It was not cheap, but because I was already carrying my dress and we were packing for three weeks I did not want to also schlep favors and decor. Spending the money was worthwhile to me.   Gabriel is the account manager at CICSA for the Now Sapphire. Feel free to contact him directly. He and Karla are extremely quick at responding, patient and communicative.   Gabriel Mier (954) 651 9591

                      Do you mind passing along the info for the customs broker? And how did that work exactly? 






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