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#11 kthun

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    Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

    That is fantastic that she said you can send stuff there.  Thank God!  What is everyone doing for a rehearsal dinner?  Instead of a dinner, I think we are going to do a cocktail party but I'm still unsure if we should go off the resort or not.  I'm hoping to negotiate with Ana so that we don't have to pay $500 for a private function plus drinks and apps. 



    #12 Sarella727

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      Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:50 AM

      I'm going to have a "welcome dinner" on Thursday night in the main restaurant that's buffet and Ana advised she would have a section for my group for no charge. We're going to most likely do the same thing for the Rehearsal dinner, because we have close to 75 people coming and paying $20-30/per person for that as well as the wedding is a lot of $$$$  -

       

      That might be a good option for you as well?

       

      : )

       



      #13 jc2488

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        Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:52 AM

        i have a question regarding the marriage requirements.  You have to be in Mexico 4 days prior to getting married.  Can you get married on the 4th day or it has to be 4 full days prior?? What day are your guests departing?  We're trying to figure out when the best day to leave is, we are thinking Sunday and getting married on friday.

         



        #14 Sarella727

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          Posted 17 October 2011 - 07:13 AM

          Hi there!

          I'm not sure if you could get married on that 4th day or not, but I would send a quick email to your wedding coordinator on that.

           

          We are arriving Sunday and not getting married until Saturday so we don't run into that problem.

           

          Email you WC and she should be able to answer that for you : ) 

           



          #15 KatieJ

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            Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:23 PM


            Im pretty sure you can! i am arriving on the sunday and getting married on the thursday but we are doing a symbolic ceremony (the reason for the wait it because you are waiting for the results of the blood work.. so i dont know if we can do it that day because it is symbolic) One thing to remember about the 4 days is that the 4 days cant be weekends or holidays... so sunday wouldnt count as a day..... im pretty sure thats how it works, but again your best bet is to ask the wc!

            Originally Posted by jc2488 

            i have a question regarding the marriage requirements.  You have to be in Mexico 4 days prior to getting married.  Can you get married on the 4th day or it has to be 4 full days prior?? What day are your guests departing?  We're trying to figure out when the best day to leave is, we are thinking Sunday and getting married on friday.

             



             



            #16 KatieJ

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              Posted 20 October 2011 - 12:29 PM

              I got some information on the dinner i thought i would share with you ladies!!

               

              I asked the WC if we could give options for dinner, without doing a buffet this is what she said:

               

                Can we offer a choice of entres for the guests.. would that be an extra cost?

               

              You can offer their choice for dinner, for the main entr©e only 2 options, the additional cost is $ 30 usd per person; the other option is a head of time you can let me know how many people will eat one option and how many people will eat the other option only for the main course

               

              If i ask ahead of time what choice of entre they would prefer..would i still have to pay the additional 30?

               

              If you let me know in advance how many people will eat one option and how many people will eat the other option, there is not an additional charge, and only for the main course

               

              In terms of planning the menu, can i mix the choices? Take the starter from one and the dessert from the other? Can i use the dessert from the Eternity menu? Is there a cost to do this?

               

              Yes you are able to mix and match, but is must to be set menº

               

              Also i was wondering if there is a kids menu... if so what is it and what is the cost?

               

              The kid menu: fruit cocktail, cheese burger, chicken fingers, spaghetti, and ice cream, there is not an additional for this menu

               

              Also i have a friend or two that are vegitarian... is there a vegetarian option for the whole meal? cost?

               

              Yes there is an option for vegetarian menº, it is the same cost as a regular menu

               

              Hope this helps!



              #17 chrisdior

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                Posted 20 October 2011 - 01:38 PM

                Hey ladies, I haven't a chance to do any site visits but from what i can find on-line, I'm interested in "looking at this hotel in January when i do my site visits. I have some time as i will be a May 2013 Bride, but I'm def going to watch this thread for some insights and ideas. Good Luck to all of you!

                 

                 



                #18 KatieJ

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                  Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:30 PM



                  Aww i wish i could do a site visit... if only for the excuse for a holiday!!! You will have to let us know how it goes!! Luck you:)

                  Originally Posted by chrisdior 

                  Hey ladies, I haven't a chance to do any site visits but from what i can find on-line, I'm interested in "looking at this hotel in January when i do my site visits. I have some time as i will be a May 2013 Bride, but I'm def going to watch this thread for some insights and ideas. Good Luck to all of you!

                   

                   



                   



                  #19 all the love

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                    Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:03 AM

                    Hello ladies,

                    My wedding is at Now Jade in 15 days! I thought I might have some info that would be of interest to those of you in your planning stages. We chose the Divine wedding package.

                     

                    Food/Meals

                    • We were able to offer our guests a choice of two entrees for dinner, and got the numbers to Ana 1.5 months ahead of time. There was no additional charge for this.
                    • We were also able to mix and match the courses from the various menus in the planning book (from both the divine and eternity menus)
                    • There is a vegetarian option and a gluten-free option available at the same cost as a regular meal.
                    • Children's meal is half the price of adult meal
                    • For our 'rehearsal' we are doing a lunch. Ana told us we can't make a reservation without paying the $500 'event fee' but she told us that she would let the captin at the restaurant know we are coming and that they will try to accomodate us. We are doing a rehearsal lunch at Castaways at 11:30.
                    • For a welcome evening we are doing drinks and some appy's in the Lobby Bar, but it will not be a private event
                    • We were able to extend our cocktail hour to 2 hours (gives us more time for photos without guests having nothing to do) and paid for extra appy's so there would be enough food (we chose appys from both Divine and Eternity menus)

                     

                    Ceremony

                    • We are having our ceremony on the beach, with music from our iPod
                    • Ana is arranging for somebody to run our bubble machine at the end of the ceremony during the recessional

                     

                    Vendors

                    • We are bringing photographers from home
                    • The photographer included in our wedding package will be doing a photo shoot with some of our friends on a different day. Ana scheduled this for us
                    • We are not using a minister/judge (had a legal ceremony at home, having a friend marry us in mexico)
                    • Ana is letting us 'Swap' the minister for an extra hour of videography, we are paying only $100 for this additional hour.
                    • We are getting flowers from the resort's florist (bride bouquet, groom bout, corsages for mothers, centerpiece for head table, combining the flowers from the groomsmen bouts for additional flowers on the ceremony table - Ana also said they will use the dinner centerpiece here as well). Our bridesmaids bouquets are realtouch flowers we are bringing from home, groomsmen will not have flowers.
                    • We are using the resort DJ only during dinner (2 hours). We are not having a dance and will just go to the 'club' at the resort for dancing after dinner. We have not been in touch with the DJ at all yet, not sure if we will do this before we arrive or not
                    • We booked appointments at the spa for hair/makeup for the whole bridal party and mothers. Whoever answers the spa email is amazingly helpful and accomodating, and let me change the schedule four times (email spa2.nojrc@nowresorts.com )
                    • FI wants to hire the fire dancers to perform at the reception; we will book this when we arrive. Ana quoted us $800 for this

                     

                    Other

                    • Our wedding contract shows that cocktail hour includes Tiki Torches (if possible) and a welcome tequilla shot (for everyone I am assuming) that I hadn't heard about before
                    • We have the terrace tentatively booked for the reception but Ana said since our wedding is a Tuesday and nobody else is getting married that day we can choose a final location once we get there (also considering the pool deck...)

                     

                    Let me know if there are any questions I might be able to answer for you, and I will be sure to post a thorough review when we get home! Our wedding date is November 8th.



                    #20 mrs-ups

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                      Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:40 AM

                      Hi Ladies

                       

                      I am also a NOW Jade bride! I've been on the July 2012 Now Jade Bride forum, but just come over to read what is going on with other Now Jade brides.

                      So far this is what I'm doing...

                      I am definitely getting someone to go out and get the flowers for me. The good thing is that I have well traveled friends who wont be overwhelmed by the task... Side note - I just came across some flower arrangements were the vase is a moss purse or basket. I've been trying to figure out how to stay away for the glass vases - and I think I found it!!





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