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Good to know. I hear they are miracle workers and could plan a wedding in one day so I'm trusting in them completely. :)

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Hey everyone! I'm a May 2014 bride!! We are pretty set on having our wedding at Now Jade. I have a very very important yet kind of personal question. I have no clue on what to expect to pay for a wedding here or anywhere for that matter! I just know its suppose to be cheaper to have a destination wedding. Can anyone tell me roughly how much I should expect to spend with about 30 people I will do the divine package. I also want a DJ for 3 hours. I planned on just using the photographer at the resort. I am going to have 4 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls which I will want all to gave bouquets. Center pieces for tables etc Just curious if there is anyone already married from there that could give me an idea of a budget??

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Originally Posted by Nicole Cancilla View Post

 

Hey everyone! I'm a May 2014 bride!! We are pretty set on having our wedding at Now Jade. I have a very very important yet kind of personal question. I have no clue on what to expect to pay for a wedding here or anywhere for that matter! I just know its suppose to be cheaper to have a destination wedding. Can anyone tell me roughly how much I should expect to spend with about 30 people I will do the divine package. I also want a DJ for 3 hours. I planned on just using the photographer at the resort. I am going to have 4 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls which I will want all to gave bouquets. Center pieces for tables etc

Just curious if there is anyone already married from there that could give me an idea of a budget??

First of all congrats!

 

I am getting married next month at the Now Jade.  My initial budget was much lower then I am actually spending, but I also convinced myself not to use the resort photographer and splurged on Del Sol.  There will be 29 people including me and my man.

 

Divine package $2999 plus 11% tax

DJ for 3 hours $350 * 3 = $1050

Extra person charge (depends on if you order extra cake and food at cocktail hour, I'm not) $500-$750

Flowers at the resort add up fast - I would budget about $300 for them (in additional to what is included in the package).

Centerpieces - I am bringing my own because the prices advertised were as high as $250 a table.  Maybe budget $750, but it really depends.

 

Other things to budget for: hair/make up trial before the wedding, private bar at the reception ($250 if you choose to), your dress/jewelry/shoes, wedding favors, Save the Dates and Wedding Invites, other decor (table linens, bows for the chairs), your fiance's attire, wedding rings, wedding party gifts and your travel.

 

All in all I splurged on a few things I didn't expect to and am spending between $12,000-$15,000 (I am afraid to add it up).  

 

A lot of money but I think it is hard to have a wedding cheaper then at home that will be anywhere near as nice.  And you get to spend several days with your closest friends/family versus only a few hours.

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Originally Posted by mic813 View Post

 

First of all congrats!

 

I am getting married next month at the Now Jade.  My initial budget was much lower then I am actually spending, but I also convinced myself not to use the resort photographer and splurged on Del Sol.  There will be 29 people including me and my man.

 

Divine package $2999 plus 11% tax

DJ for 3 hours $350 * 3 = $1050

 

 

I believe there's a 11% tax on the DJ too. At least that's what Pilar told me... I think there's an 11% tax on everything from what it seems like!

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I was curious to know whether after making the initial deposit for the wedding package if payments can be made leading up until the wedding or if the remaining balance is due/has to be paid upon arrival at the resort?

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You mentioned private bar at the reception. Which locations does that apply to?

We are having our reception/dinner at Castaway restaurant and there is a bar there. Will there be a bartender there or does it cost extra to have someone serve drinks there? I thought it was included but am not sure..

I also read that they are able to do a signature drink. Does anyone know whether that is an additional cost?

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Originally Posted by 1dutchie View Post

 

You mentioned private bar at the reception. Which locations does that apply to?

We are having our reception/dinner at Castaway restaurant and there is a bar there. Will there be a bartender there or does it cost extra to have someone serve drinks there? I thought it was included but am not sure..

I also read that they are able to do a signature drink. Does anyone know whether that is an additional cost?

We just had our wedding reception at Castaways a week ago and they had bar tenders and wait staff there all night for us at no extra charge.  I believe it is at the other restaurants and terrace that you have to pay for a private bar!!!  Or they will just go and get you drinks somewhere else.  At least that it was I have read on here before!!!

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Originally Posted by 1dutchie View Post

 

You mentioned private bar at the reception. Which locations does that apply to?

We are having our reception/dinner at Castaway restaurant and there is a bar there. Will there be a bartender there or does it cost extra to have someone serve drinks there? I thought it was included but am not sure..

I also read that they are able to do a signature drink. Does anyone know whether that is an additional cost?

The $250 is for a private bartender I guess.  My mom insisted since my crowd loves to drink and doesn't want to wait.  :-)

 

Signature drink shouldn't have any cost involved.

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Originally Posted by mic813 View Post

 

The $250 is for a private bartender I guess.  My mom insisted since my crowd loves to drink and doesn't want to wait.  :-)

 

Signature drink shouldn't have any cost involved.

My reception is in the Bamboo room.  So maybe it is different.

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Did you have a lot of people at your reception? How was the drink service? Was there 1 bartender? Did you have your reception until 10pm? Did you bring your own music? Or have a DJ? Thanks!

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