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Originally Posted by aarosenthall View Post

 

 

Honestly I have never seen anyone use round tables on the terrace nor have seen it as an option. I could be wrong, but I think you would want rectangular tables due to the limited space of the terrace. I went through this same thing and ultimately ended up switching to the bamboo room.

 

Ok thanks for the feedback! :)

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Originally Posted by AdamShannon View Post

 

 

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!

Hi,

 

Thank you for your response.  I am going to try and push it a little later too because I wil be paying to have my hair and makeup done by their onsite hairdresser and I have heard it takes upto 2 hrs. 

I really do want to spend some time getting ready with my bridesmaids and dont want to start getting anxious if time is running out lol.

 

Are you paying for your Hour of appetisers in the lobby or are you again using the advantage of the all inclusive?

 

You said that your group will be heading over to have dinner in the Buffett Area (is this extra charge or is it all part of the All inclusive for the hotel) If they are willing to reserve a section I would be happy to do this too instead of the cocktail hour because I too didnt really want to pay for cocktails in an all inclusive resort.

 

This way I wouldnt mind using the money that I would have paid for the cocktail and appetizers to maybe have a private reception (prob not with a DJ but we could use our IPOD during this time)

 

Thank you so much, I am glad I have found this site I was starting to feel a little lost.

 

xx

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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

Omgosh, we asked for a podium for speeches!  $150.00! insane!   We are not paying for that, that's just crazy.  And yes, the hors d'oeuvres are to be served during the cocktail hour.  We are also not increasing that because out of the 43 ppl coming, 17 of us are in the wedding party and will be off with Derek doing pics, so no need to increase the food.  We're also not increasing the cake, as the meal comes with dessert.  We're thinking about the champagne as well, since Pilar told us they supply all-you-can-drink red & white at each table....

I also nixed the bouquet upgrade, I'll just select from the Divine pkg- a head's up, she will let you mix any of the flowers within the Divine, so you can mix callas with roses, for example, even though they are shown as two different bouquets.

I don't think we are adding extra d'oeuvers for cocktail hour either. Or wedding cake. I've heard from past brides that it's really plenty. 

 

So do you think a bouquet like this will be included in the Divine since it's just roses and callas? 

 

 

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hi ya ladies.... Im stuck for bridal hair ideas... here is a pic of my dress...

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My hair will be mid length by the time I get married and its really thick... I know I want to go for something unstructered... here are my ideas...

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700 Any ideas you guys have would be great, as im going round in circles.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by shannonmarie View Post

 

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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

Omgosh, we asked for a podium for speeches!  $150.00! insane!   We are not paying for that, that's just crazy.  And yes, the hors d'oeuvres are to be served during the cocktail hour.  We are also not increasing that because out of the 43 ppl coming, 17 of us are in the wedding party and will be off with Derek doing pics, so no need to increase the food.  We're also not increasing the cake, as the meal comes with dessert.  We're thinking about the champagne as well, since Pilar told us they supply all-you-can-drink red & white at each table....

I also nixed the bouquet upgrade, I'll just select from the Divine pkg- a head's up, she will let you mix any of the flowers within the Divine, so you can mix callas with roses, for example, even though they are shown as two different bouquets.

I don't think we are adding extra d'oeuvers for cocktail hour either. Or wedding cake. I've heard from past brides that it's really plenty. 

 

So do you think a bouquet like this will be included in the Divine since it's just roses and callas? 

 

 

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I would think so- that is what was communicated to us by our wedding planner, who got her info from Pilar.  I think the best suggestion is to email Pilar the pic to confirm.  I also plan on doing that, just to be sure.  I don't want any surprises :-)

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Originally Posted by kelly bennett View Post

 

hi ya ladies.... Im stuck for bridal hair ideas... here is a pic of my dress...

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My hair will be mid length by the time I get married and its really thick... I know I want to go for something unstructered... here are my ideas...

700700700700

 

 

700 Any ideas you guys have would be great, as im going round in circles.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly, your dress is FABULOUS!!  Have you checked out pinterest for hair ideas?  I have tons of similar that I posted, you can check my board out at: http://pinterest.com/kh2710/

 

Good luck! I will also be asking for fashion advice from youy ladies, as I get closer....less than 80 days. eek!!!!

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Does Now Jade offer something along the lines of a "sneak peek" before booking? Was wondering if we could do this and the money we spend on our room later credited to our wedding invoice. I know there are a few resorts that offer this...wasn't sure if this was one.

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Hey,

 

I love picture 1 - i found this too ! this is in my album to  take with me! love them all

 

By the way your DRESS is beautiful

 

xxx

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Originally Posted by shannonmarie View Post

 

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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

Omgosh, we asked for a podium for speeches!  $150.00! insane!   We are not paying for that, that's just crazy.  And yes, the hors d'oeuvres are to be served during the cocktail hour.  We are also not increasing that because out of the 43 ppl coming, 17 of us are in the wedding party and will be off with Derek doing pics, so no need to increase the food.  We're also not increasing the cake, as the meal comes with dessert.  We're thinking about the champagne as well, since Pilar told us they supply all-you-can-drink red & white at each table....

I also nixed the bouquet upgrade, I'll just select from the Divine pkg- a head's up, she will let you mix any of the flowers within the Divine, so you can mix callas with roses, for example, even though they are shown as two different bouquets.

I don't think we are adding extra d'oeuvers for cocktail hour either. Or wedding cake. I've heard from past brides that it's really plenty. 

 

So do you think a bouquet like this will be included in the Divine since it's just roses and callas? 

 

 

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Here are some of my faves that I found online as well!  I love this first one, but I'm sure the orchids will cost an arm and a leg!  Which is so strange that they are considered premium flowers there, aren't they native to Mexico?  In any case, I will settle for any of the other ones.

 

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Originally Posted by khunt29 View Post

 

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

Thank you so much for your info. I have re-read the brochure and it says that if i book for 10 or more guests in one of the restaurants there is a set up fee of 20usd per person which is not too bad i guess, I will be asking if we could still have this a little more intimate so that we can play our own music (with the hire of there sound system). This site has been so helpful and I have only been on here 2 days. there are lots of things i didnt know and had this vision i was going to turn up and not have a clue what to do lol.  not long for you now how exciting xxxxx

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