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What does everyone think about inviting the BM's girlfriend to sit at the head/sweetheart table? I am thinking about doing this with my married MOH whose husband is not in the wedding. Would this be totally inappropriate?
Not at all! I think that's a fabulous idea!

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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

 

Here is a pic- on the document Pilar sent me. I think I like the look of this, just not sure how it will fit in the Bamboo room- although, this IS in the Bambbo Room.   maybe do this for dinner, then they could break it away for dancing?

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I really like this idea, Kristen.  In fact, I like it well enough to do this for our wedding. Not everyone will eb able to talk to each other like this, but the same is true if you had a few round tables. :)

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Originally Posted by shannonmarie View Post

 

 

Not at all! I think that's a fabulous idea!

 

I agree!   We need to think out of the box, I think...so many freakin rules!  The whole point of a destinaiton wedding is to do it differently, I say!  My mother, on the other hand.....LOL

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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

 

I agree!   We need to think out of the box, I think...so many freakin rules!  The whole point of a destinaiton wedding is to do it differently, I say!  My mother, on the other hand.....LOL

Haha.  I can understand that... BUT.. your wedding, your rules, your way. :)  Don't lose sight of that even though it's easy to do. :)

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Originally Posted by remykion View Post

 

Hi,

 

I am new to this forum.  We get Married this year at Now Jade on 1st November @ 11am.  This didnt concern me at all but having read some of the posts most weddings are from 3pm onwards so i am wondering if it is too EARLY?? We have the moments package and will be adding a few extra's to tailor it to our budget etc.

 

Our plan of action is for the Ceremony to take place at 11am,(preferred side of the beach) Cocktail Hour at 1pm/1.30pm at (the Mix Bar) until about 2/3.30ish then guests will have a little time to freshen up before meeting up for a group meal at one of the restaurants at about 6pm. (restaurant to be decided)

 

There is only a group of 20 (four of them kids) so I am wondering wether to pay to have a DJ and have a private reception???  We are having a big reception back home on our return so thats why we had decided to not have a private reception at now jade.

 

I am wondering If we are doing the right thing? As anyone else just had a reception at one of the restaurants?

 

Any advice would be great x

Welcome!  you will love this forum, everyone here is so great and SO helpful :)

 

You might have to double check this, but I think the resort charges per person to have the reception dinner in one of their restaurants, so that's something to think about. We chose the Bamboo Room for a few reasons- it's air conditioned :).  It's private and close to the beach  also for us, even though we are doing a DW, we still wanted to maintain some of the elements of a "traditional" wedding, so having a private sit down dinner was important. But we are having 45 guests, so we do need a bigger space.  Totally depends what you're looking for!

 

As far as the timing, Pilar told us they do two weddings per day, one in the late morning, and late afternoon (which we are doing), so no, I don't think 11am is too early! Better than 2pm in the scalding heat, and then people will still have tons of time to freshen up before dinner!  A tip- I'm not sure what the Moment pkg includes, but if there is live music, you can swap out for 2hrs of DJ service at no charge...

 

hope that helps!

kristen

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Originally Posted by CassidyKristen View Post

 

Hi Everyone!

 

If anyone is thinking about bringing their own tablecloths down you might be interested in checking out www.linentablecloth.com. They ship to Canada as well as the US. Instead of paying $4/person for coloured napkins from the resort.. I got 3 dozen navy blue cloth napkins for about 50 cents a piece. They happen to have a sale on for TODAY ONLY... 20% the entire site + free shipping. If you sign up for their newsletters you will get updates about their sales/promotions. 

 

I've attached two documents that I recently received from Pilar.

They show the setup and the measurements of the Pergola and the aisle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here images she sent me of the table dimensions.

 

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Stupid question, but what size napkins should I be looking at? 17 or 20?

Presentación Medidas pergola.pdf

Pergola Location.pdf

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Originally Posted by remykion View Post

 

Hi,

 

I am new to this forum.  We get Married this year at Now Jade on 1st November @ 11am.  This didnt concern me at all but having read some of the posts most weddings are from 3pm onwards so i am wondering if it is too EARLY?? We have the moments package and will be adding a few extra's to tailor it to our budget etc.

 

Our plan of action is for the Ceremony to take place at 11am,(preferred side of the beach) Cocktail Hour at 1pm/1.30pm at (the Mix Bar) until about 2/3.30ish then guests will have a little time to freshen up before meeting up for a group meal at one of the restaurants at about 6pm. (restaurant to be decided)

 

There is only a group of 20 (four of them kids) so I am wondering wether to pay to have a DJ and have a private reception???  We are having a big reception back home on our return so thats why we had decided to not have a private reception at now jade.

 

I am wondering If we are doing the right thing? As anyone else just had a reception at one of the restaurants?

 

Any advice would be great x

 

We are having our wedding on November 22, 2013 and we also choose the Moments Package.  We were looking to originally do one of the other higher packages but since we are expecting about 50 guests or so the up charge for the additional 25 guests really added up in cost in addition to the package price.  There were added costs for the extra people for cake, champagne, dinner, cocktails,and appetizers.  With that being the case and with our budget we figured out that it was best for use to do the Moments package.  Here is what we are doing...

 

- 11 AM Ceremony at the Pergola.  We were told that with the moments package that is the only time slot option.  We are going to try to get that pushed a little later if possible, but if not, its not a big deal.

- Then we are planning to have our group head to a bar, most likely the Lobby Bar to have a few drinks to celebrate.  We will also be doing some pictures and stuff during this time.

- Then we will give our guests a little time to freshen up or whatever.

- Sometime in the later afternoon we are then going to have an hour of appetizers in the Lobby Bar area. We are not choosing to pay for a cocktail hour since there is a bar right there and since we are at an all-inclusive, we have a hard time paying extra for free cocktails.

- Then we are going to do dinner in the buffet area. They are reserving a separate area in there for our group.

- Then we are going to a party/reception for 4 hours on the Carnival Terrace with a DJ and I think we are going to include a private bar there.

 

This was the best bang for our buck and it covers the things that are important to us.  The most important thing to us is that we are able to celebrate with our family and friends.

 

Are there any suggestions, tips, and/or ideas from anyone out there for us???

 

We appreciate all of your help!

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Here are a few revised price details that we ran across from Deisy...

 

The cost for a private bar at an event was $250 (plus tax) and now is $350 (plus 11% tax).  We were told this is for 2013/2014.

 

Also, if you do not want a DJ and  you are going to go with just the sound system for your reception, the cost for this is $150 (plus tax).  This gives you use of the system for 3 hours.  Any additional time, even for 1 more hour, adds an additional $150 to the price.  Just an FYI based on what we were told.

 

Hope this helps! 

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Originally Posted by AdamShannon View Post

 

Here are a few revised price details that we ran across from Deisy...

 

The cost for a private bar at an event was $250 (plus tax) and now is $350 (plus 11% tax).  We were told this is for 2013/2014.

 

Also, if you do not want a DJ and  you are going to go with just the sound system for your reception, the cost for this is $150 (plus tax).  This gives you use of the system for 3 hours.  Any additional time, even for 1 more hour, adds an additional $150 to the price.  Just an FYI based on what we were told.

 

Hope this helps! 

 

We just had our wedding at Jade in Feb 2013 and only had to pay $150 once for use of the sound system for the entire day (4pm ceremony thru till end of reception at 11pm). Could be a change coming down the line but just wanted to share our experience.

 

Also definitely save your money and don't bother with a private bar.  We had our dinner and reception in the Bamboo room (35 guests) and there was easily 5-6 staff members working the event (exclusively) to ensure we had what we needed.  No one had to wait for drinks, in fact it seemed the staff took a group of people as "theirs" and tended to their needs, ie I had a new drink delivered before I was done my first one!

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