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#1621 shannonmarie

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

Originally Posted by kitkat863 

I don't remember exactly but I think I tipped Pilar $50, Deisy $25, The DJ's $5 or $10 each - same with the waiters. I also think that we tipped the officiant $5 or $10. I probably didn't need to tip Pilar that much but I was feeling generous haha

This is good to know. I've  been thinking about the whole tipping thing and these amounts seem very reasonable. For some reason I was feeling like we need to tip more & everything was adding up to a ridiculous amount! $10 for the DJ's sounds very reasonable. They are already charging soo much, I couldn't see tipping anymore than that! I'll probably do the same for Deisy and Pilar! I haven't even thought about the waiters! Ugh, so much things to think of! 


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#1622 Vika

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:43 AM

Originally Posted by Mlite83 

 

Thanks ladies - it was beyond amazing! Everything was perfect and blew my expectations away! We definitely made a fantastic decision to go with Now Jade. I am working on a review now - there is just so much to say (all positive) and I keep thinking of other details to add.

 

Here are just a few snaps from the big day - hard to narrow it down, they are all so great. We used Sweet Fire Photography for the wedding (AMAZING does not even begin to describe their work!) and then used Adventure Photo for a TTD a couple days later. The other shots are just from friends and family since I am still waiting on professional ones...and the wait is killing me!

 

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If anyone has any questions I'll do my best to answer them based on my experiences - but for real, don't sweat it, Pilar and Deisy know what they are doing and can  pull together the wedding of your dream in 24 hours!

Congrats!!!! It looks beautiful! can't wait for review.

 

Who did you have for the TTD? how long did you have it for when you did it with devine package and how many pics were included?

We are thinking of doing the same thing :)



#1623 kitkat863

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    Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

    Originally Posted by Vika 

    if we are doing the symbolic ceremony and doing civil at home, do we have to bring our marriage certificate with us?

    I didn't



    #1624 Vika

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    Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

    Originally Posted by Mlite83 

     

    Thanks ladies - it was beyond amazing! Everything was perfect and blew my expectations away! We definitely made a fantastic decision to go with Now Jade. I am working on a review now - there is just so much to say (all positive) and I keep thinking of other details to add.

     

    Here are just a few snaps from the big day - hard to narrow it down, they are all so great. We used Sweet Fire Photography for the wedding (AMAZING does not even begin to describe their work!) and then used Adventure Photo for a TTD a couple days later. The other shots are just from friends and family since I am still waiting on professional ones...and the wait is killing me!

     

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    If anyone has any questions I'll do my best to answer them based on my experiences - but for real, don't sweat it, Pilar and Deisy know what they are doing and can  pull together the wedding of your dream in 24 hours!

    did you trash your wedding dress or did you get another dress? Do they clean it after?



    #1625 Mlite83

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      Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

      Originally Posted by Vika 

      Congrats!!!! It looks beautiful! can't wait for review.

       

      Who did you have for the TTD? how long did you have it for when you did it with devine package and how many pics were included?

      We are thinking of doing the same thing :)

      We booked the TTD through Fredrico but ended up with Arturo for our TTD (another Adventure photo staffer) - we enjoyed working with him.  He was nice and willing to get wet which was definitely required for the session but sometimes his directions were hard to follow (noise of the ocean also made it difficult to hear) and his attention to detail wasn't as high as with our wedding day photographer, Sweet Fire Photography. 

      As the session was part of the Divine package it was about 2 hrs in length and there was probably about 50 photos to pick from when we saw them the next day.  The package includes a photobook with 24 images - any above that are $15/each.  We purchased a few more that we loved but weren't interested in all of them as some weren't that great.  Editing and touch-up are minimal I noticed.  The photobook is being delivered to our home address and we got to take a DVD with the images we paid for that day. 

       

      After having used an external photog on the wedding day I feel very confident that using the Adventure Photo package for a TTD was the best choice - they take good photos but I wouldn't want to risk my wedding day photos to what appeared to be a bit of knowledge and some luck with a camera.  I know our wedding day photos will all be outstanding, I don't know if I could say the same if Adventure had done the job.



      #1626 Mlite83

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        Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

        Originally Posted by Vika 

        did you trash your wedding dress or did you get another dress? Do they clean it after?

        I had a second dress to trash - my dress (lace, beading and tulle) is going to be used again for my AHR so I didn't want to risk it.  Plus I think it would have be difficult to wear in the water, even my second lightweight dress got so heavy! 

         

        Since I wasn't wearing my dress I didn't really care/or ask about getting it cleaned...we did beach photos in the sand, then ocean and finished with pool photos so the dress was not dirty by the time it was over.  I rinsed it in the shower afterwards and it came out good as new!



        #1627 Lindsay Green

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          Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

          Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Ok, I'm confused! If we are getting married before, do we need to bring it? And why? We are getting legally married 2 days prior to leaving, would we have it in time?

           

           

          Originally Posted by Vika 

          i asked DEisy if we need to bring it, cuz our certificate wont be ready in time since we are also getting married like 2-3 days before and they said it takes a week to have it ready

          No - it is only a symbolic ceremony and in no way legally binding.  They do not require documentation of any kind for this ceremony - nor is there a requirement that you are in Country for a certain amount of time.

          I think everyone is getting the symbolic and civil/legal confused.  For the civil/legal, you require 4 business days in the country and all of the outlined documentation listed in the wedding planning document - in addition to onsite blood tests while in the Country. 

           

          Hope this helps clarify.



          #1628 kaliellis10

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            Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

            Hi everyone,

             

                I have been reading this thread as I am considering Now Jade for my destination wedding. I recently got a quote for one week incl flight for 1900 and was wondering what other people's guests paid for one week incl flight? I don't know if this is a reasonable quote or not.....the quote is for a flight out of Vancouver, BC. Hope you don't mind me asking!

            Thanks.



            #1629 Kal520

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              Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

              Ok I have another reception question: All along I have been envisioning a dj, but now that we are more sure of guest count (between 20-25) I wonder if it will be weird to have one? What do you all think, anyone have their wedding already with this amount of people? My fiancĀ© thinks it is pointless, but I really like the idea of someone running the show, not just an ipod playing in the background...



              #1630 juicybride

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              Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

              Ok I have another reception question: All along I have been envisioning a dj, but now that we are more sure of guest count (between 20-25) I wonder if it will be weird to have one? What do you all think, anyone have their wedding already with this amount of people? My fiancĀ© thinks it is pointless, but I really like the idea of someone running the show, not just an ipod playing in the background...

              I don't think it's pointless at all. The DJ really gets the party started and keeps to the timeline so you don't have to worry about your time. If you want it get it.




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