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#101 KayCee2117

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    Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

    Hi mic813, we recently got married at Now Jade in January and we went with the Divine Package. I highly recommend going with this package - you just get so much more with it than the other two, including a romantic dinner on the beach and the couples massage at the Spa. Also IMO, the video was the BEST part of the package! You get to re-live your whole day - the day passes so fast and it was so wonderful to watch it from the outside. The videographer does an amazing job with the video and he incorporated our wedding songs into it. He captured moments in my room when I was getting my hair & makeup done, me putting on my wedding dress on with my bridemaids help, the entire ceremony, the champagne toast and the photo session afterwards. The upgraded photo package includes a hardcover photobook and the photographer capturing the 'getting ready' shots and the whole reception.

     

    Hope that helps! :)

     

     

    Originally Posted by mic813 

    "Devine Package includes 24 photos, upgraded photo package and wedding album"

     

    Does anyone know what the upgraded photo package includes?

     

    I think I am leaning towards the Devine package.  I like the idea of the live music at the ceremony but don't think I need the video.  Would love a copy of cd with more pictures.  I wonder if they will swap it out. 

     

     



    #102 shannonmarie

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    Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:59 AM

     

    Originally Posted by KayCee2117 

    Hi mic813, we recently got married at Now Jade in January and we went with the Divine Package. I highly recommend going with this package - you just get so much more with it than the other two, including a romantic dinner on the beach and the couples massage at the Spa. Also IMO, the video was the BEST part of the package! You get to re-live your whole day - the day passes so fast and it was so wonderful to watch it from the outside. The videographer does an amazing job with the video and he incorporated our wedding songs into it. He captured moments in my room when I was getting my hair & makeup done, me putting on my wedding dress on with my bridemaids help, the entire ceremony, the champagne toast and the photo session afterwards. The upgraded photo package includes a hardcover photobook and the photographer capturing the 'getting ready' shots and the whole reception.

     

    Hope that helps! :)

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi KayCee! Your wedding looked beatiful! I just have a quick question.. The eternity and divine both come with a corsage and boutonniere (2 each with the divine). Did your wedding coordinator allow you to swap the corsages out for boquets for your bridesmaids?


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    #103 KayCee2117

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      Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

      Hi shannonmarie, aww thank you!

       

      I had 5 bridesmaids so instead of buying fresh bouquets @ $65 each at the resort, I ordered silk flower bouquets online and brought them to Mexico. They looked and felt real unless you really examined them. I used the two corsages that were included in the Divine package for my mom and mother in law. They are pretty good with little things like that so I am pretty sure you can swap it for bouquets if you don't need the corsages.

       

       

      Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

       

       

      Hi KayCee! Your wedding looked beatiful! I just have a quick question.. The eternity and divine both come with a corsage and boutonniere (2 each with the divine). Did your wedding coordinator allow you to swap the corsages out for boquets for your bridesmaids?

       

       



      #104 Mlite83

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        Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

        Wow, it has been a crazy 24 hours but we have OFFICIALLY booked our travel arrangements - we fly from Toronto on Feb 6, 2013 to spend 1 week at Now Jade!! I have just spoken with Pilar and have Sat. Feb 9th held as our wedding day!!  In order to secure early booking bonuses we had to act quick (ie requested a fresh set of quotes Monday and booked Tuesday afternoon).  We have already had 4 couples put down their deposits today too!!  It's exciting, if not a little overwhelming!



        #105 MyTye2B

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          Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

          Hi ladies,

           

          I have to confess I've been creeping BDW for quite a while as I'm not even officially engaged yet (although I am told it will be soon!) My bf and I know that we want to have a DW when the time comes as our family is all over Canada.  We booked our vacation to NOW Jade this year and thought while we're there it might be a great time to check some things out for the future.  I had attended the webinar and I liked everything that Pilar had to say.  We leave tomorrow for our trip!!  I am so excited and I can't wait to see this beautiful resort in person - even though it's supposed to rain the entire 5 days we'll be there.  I'll be sure to take lots of pics of the grounds and maybe I'll get to see a wedding in action.  If there's anything specific you all want me to take note of while I'm there let me know!  Hopefully one day soon I'll be posting in this thread as an actual NOW Jade Bride! 



          #106 Mlite83

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            Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

            Enjoy your vacation!  Maybe this will be when you get your ring!

            Originally Posted by MyTye2B 

            Hi ladies,

             

            I have to confess I've been creeping BDW for quite a while as I'm not even officially engaged yet (although I am told it will be soon!) My bf and I know that we want to have a DW when the time comes as our family is all over Canada.  We booked our vacation to NOW Jade this year and thought while we're there it might be a great time to check some things out for the future.  I had attended the webinar and I liked everything that Pilar had to say.  We leave tomorrow for our trip!!  I am so excited and I can't wait to see this beautiful resort in person - even though it's supposed to rain the entire 5 days we'll be there.  I'll be sure to take lots of pics of the grounds and maybe I'll get to see a wedding in action.  If there's anything specific you all want me to take note of while I'm there let me know!  Hopefully one day soon I'll be posting in this thread as an actual NOW Jade Bride! 

             

             



            #107 MyTye2B

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              Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

              Thanks Mlite!!  You never know. ;)  Congrats on booking a date - that is so exciting!  That's awesome that already people are putting down deposits too.  You must be thrilled along with that overwhelmed bit haha.  Looking forward to hearing more about it!



              #108 mic813

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                Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:39 AM

                 

                Originally Posted by KayCee2117 

                Hi mic813, we recently got married at Now Jade in January and we went with the Divine Package. I highly recommend going with this package - you just get so much more with it than the other two, including a romantic dinner on the beach and the couples massage at the Spa. Also IMO, the video was the BEST part of the package! You get to re-live your whole day - the day passes so fast and it was so wonderful to watch it from the outside. The videographer does an amazing job with the video and he incorporated our wedding songs into it. He captured moments in my room when I was getting my hair & makeup done, me putting on my wedding dress on with my bridemaids help, the entire ceremony, the champagne toast and the photo session afterwards. The upgraded photo package includes a hardcover photobook and the photographer capturing the 'getting ready' shots and the whole reception.

                 

                Hope that helps! :)

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 Thanks!!  Helpful Advice.  How many people did you have at your wedding?  I am expecting between 30-50 so the dinner is going to get expensive.  I am trying to think of ways to cut costs, but nothing yet.



                #109 KayCee2117

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                  Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:15 AM

                  Hi mic813, we had 38 people attend so we did have to pay for the extra dinners but it was worth it! These people spent time and money to come celebrate with us so the cost of dinner in comparison was miniscule. One tip I can give you is to cut costs down during the cocktail hour. The resort wanted to charge us 14 additional portions for the cocktail hour appetizers (I think it was about $17 per person) but we just told them to supply enough for the 24 people portion that is included with the package - it was more than enough. There were still appies being passed around after we got back from taking photos. In my opinion, I don't think you need to buy an appy portion for every single one of your guests unless you think they will all eat quite a bit before the reception. There are just "less" appies to be shared among your guests. People don’t get their own portions – it is passed around on a big serving plate. Our guests ate it in moderation as they didn’t want to ruin their appetite for dinner. It will also depend on how many guests you have coming. For example, if you have 50 total, maybe just buy an additional 10 portions on top of the 24 included. That is just my recommendation - totally up to you of course. Hope that makes sense and can save you some $$ as things can add up quickly :)

                   

                  Happy planning and congrats again!

                   

                   

                  Originally Posted by mic813 

                   

                   

                   Thanks!!  Helpful Advice.  How many people did you have at your wedding?  I am expecting between 30-50 so the dinner is going to get expensive.  I am trying to think of ways to cut costs, but nothing yet.

                   

                   



                  #110 aarosenthall

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                    Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

                    Hi Ladies!

                     

                    I am getting married on April 12th of next year at the Now Jade.  I am going with the Divine package for the upgrades (decor set-up, hair, flowers, etc.) and the upgraded menu selection. 

                     

                    Next up... the photographer... Does anyone have any links to photos actually taken by the hotel photogrpaher?  All I found were a couple photos on facebook and some one their website.  It seems that I am finding not enough photos to make a decision between using the hotel's or hiring an outside photogrpaher.   Some of the outside look amazing but I am wondering if they are worth the cost....

                     

                    Thanks so much!

                     

                     






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