Originally Posted by 1dutchie
Hi Now Jade Brides!
I am super happy to say that we finally have our date confirmed at Now Jade! We are getting married January 16, 2014!
We are planning a beach ceremony and will have a dinner reception at Castaway! I am so glad to see other brides are inquiring about the Castaway restaurant because I haven't been able to find much out about it. We have it from 7pm-10pm which doesn't seem like enough time.. I send Pilar and email and hope that this can be extended. Is there a limit on how many tables/chairs will be set up? Will anything over 25 be additional charge in terms of tables and chairs? Are the chairs regular chairs or do they come with white chair covers?
I will be bringing my own music and was wondering if other brides have done this? How did you find the sound system/speakers that you can rent? Did you go for the big sound system? Or the regular one? Do they have a cd player set up or should I be bringing a MP3 player docking station?
Congrats! I agree, 3 hours does seem short, especially when it includes a sit down dinner. You have an option to extend it to 11pm (an extra hour) for $15 per person. If you have the divine or eternity package it includes up to 25 people. Anything over is extra, depending on your package. Either $48 or $53 for dinner, plus extra for other options as well. All this can be found on the wedding guide on the Now Jade website, also, I'm not sure if you have read this entire thread (it's alot to read, but worth it!) but the 1st page has tons of info as well as pictures of Castaways. The chairs come with white covers and you can get colored chair ties for $5 each. You can find them online for under a dollar which is what I'll be doing.
I cannot comment on the sound of the speakers but I will be using the sound system for the ceremony. I asked Pilar whether they preferred an iPod or CD and she said iPod. I'll be bringing a list of instructions on when to play each song. We will be using the resort DJ for the reception.