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#1391 juicybride

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

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

#1392 Nicole Cancilla

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    Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

    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??

    #1393 mic813

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      Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

      Originally Posted by Nicole Cancilla 

      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.



      #1394 shannonmarie

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      Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

      Originally Posted by mic813 

      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!


      62 guest booked, plus Bride and Groom!


      #1395 1dutchie

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      Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:14 AM

      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?


      ~46 Guest Booked~ plus Bride, Groom & our 2 boys!

       


      #1396 1dutchie

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      Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:16 AM

      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?


      ~46 Guest Booked~ plus Bride, Groom & our 2 boys!

       


      #1397 ashleyblayne

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        Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:22 AM

        Originally Posted by 1dutchie 

        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!!!



        #1398 mic813

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          Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:28 AM

          Originally Posted by 1dutchie 

          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.



          #1399 mic813

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            Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

            Originally Posted by mic813 

            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.



            #1400 1dutchie

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            Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:45 AM

            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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