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#1811 remykion

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

Does anyone know what the photo booth is and how this works? X

#1812 AnaSteele58

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    Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:07 AM

    I totally agree, it seems like its just luck of the draw as to whether some fees get waived or not. We personally are not in the position to take that chance, so we're finding that we are starting to cut things that we really don't want to, but we definitely can't afford $5500 for the pkg. we have our travel agent from BPDW trying to liaise with Pilar but she even told us last wk that Pilar isn't flexible swapping out anything for anything else, when, in the past, she has.  Seems like they're becoming more strict. Thing is with the Divine pkg, there's a lot of stuff we don't necessarily want (ie. private transfers, couples massage) but wish we could use the "value" of those towards something else. I'm wondering if its best to try and negotiate once we get there.  Or maybe we should have just gone a la carte with the whole wedding. Sigh is right! :s Kristen 

    You bring up a good point in reference to going the a la carte route. Can you change your package at this point? Are there any past brides/grooms that used the free package and personalized their wedding by adding what they wanted?

    #1813 AdamShannon

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      Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

      Originally Posted by AnaSteele58 


      You bring up a good point in reference to going the a la carte route. Can you change your package at this point?

      Are there any past brides/grooms that used the free package and personalized their wedding by adding what they wanted?

      Thats what we are doing...the basic Moments (free) package with adding the things that we will actually use. Thats a great plan for us.



      #1814 Happy2BMrsMills

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        Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

        Originally Posted by Moments That Matter 

        Maracas + sparklers add lots of fun, for sure. Hope you all find the ones you're looking for at reasonable costs.........congrats all and Enjoy :)

         

         

         

        team MTM asst, Lynda :)


        OMG!!! Just stunning!! Excellent photography work!!! Our photographer did a great job, but not enough pictures of our decorations :/



        #1815 Happy2BMrsMills

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          Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

          Originally Posted by khunt29 

           

           

          I totally agree, it seems like its just luck of the draw as to whether some fees get waived or not. We personally are not in the position to take that chance, so we're finding that we are starting to cut things that we really don't want to, but we definitely can't afford $5500 for the pkg. we have our travel agent from BPDW trying to liaise with Pilar but she even told us last wk that Pilar isn't flexible swapping out anything for anything else, when, in the past, she has.  Seems like they're becoming more strict. Thing is with the Divine pkg, there's a lot of stuff we don't necessarily want (ie. private transfers, couples massage) but wish we could use the "value" of those towards something else. I'm wondering if its best to try and negotiate once we get there.  Or maybe we should have just gone a la carte with the whole wedding. Sigh is right! :s

           

          Kristen 

           

          Every bride and groom on here should realize what they're dealing with. IT is VERY common for Carribbean cultures to negotiate prices. And the Now Jade is no different. We got married there last August and they changed the price of renting the projector THREE TIMES because we complained that it was too high! We were seriously going to buy/bring our own and then they reduced the price to be more reasonable. The more wedding extras you get, the more you should negotiate with them, via email. Get it in writing. When we showed up at the resort they tried to charge us more again for things, but then we showed them what Pilar/Deisy had promised us already.



          #1816 Happy2BMrsMills

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            Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

            Originally Posted by remykion 

            Good Morning,

             

            Can anyone tell me the name of the photagrapher that Now Jade use  if booking as an extra with the moments package?

             

            x


            I believe they use their on-site contract company now "Adventure Photos". There are several photographers that work there, so if you're picky, you should do a test photo shoot with them on one of the days before your wedding, to see if he/she meshes well with you. It's free!! And you may even get a beautiful picture from it too!!



            #1817 Happy2BMrsMills

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              Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

              Originally Posted by khunt29 


              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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              gorgeous flowers!! Something to keep in mind, if the resort can't get the color you want, they have a professional company that airbrushes them at no extra charge! That's right, they will make any flower any color for you!! We'd never heard of it before but they turned out really nice and no one even knew they were "painted"! Just thought I'd mention the option...

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              #1818 Happy2BMrsMills

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                Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

                Originally Posted by mic813 

                Hey ladies,

                 

                Getting married this Saturday at the Now Jade.  Originally leaving Wednesday but decided to move it up one day because of the potential snow storm in DC/Baltimore.

                 

                Weather looks fantastic and although I haven't heard from Pilar much, keeping my fingers crossed that everything will run smoothly.  Promise to write a detailed review and answer any questions upon my return.  

                 

                Michele


                Happy Wedding!!!! Let us all know how it went!!! We got married in August and the forecast said it would thunderstorm all week! Only rained once and it was for just a couple hours at night!!! Everything will be just awesome I'm sure of it!!!



                #1819 aarosenthall

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                  Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

                  It depends how many people you have if you have more than 25, the cost of dinner alone ends up being more... No matter which way you do it it seems like the costs add up

                  #1820 Retro Couple

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                    Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

                    Originally Posted by AnaSteele58 


                    You bring up a good point in reference to going the a la carte route. Can you change your package at this point?

                    Are there any past brides/grooms that used the free package and personalized their wedding by adding what they wanted?

                    I tried to calculate it from the bottom up, and unfortunately there was no savings - just the opposite in fact. We have 38 guests and my fiance prefers the Divine dinner, so 38 people x $53 = $2014, and that's just for the reception dinner alone, that does not include cocktail hour, cake, and champagne toast. Plus there's an $800 dance floor cost for the reception I noticed on the additional services section, and since the reception dinner is not included in the complimentary basic package, I assume that charge would also apply.

                     

                    I am hoping that by purchasing a higher package above complimentary we will have more leverage in negotiating certain fees, or perhaps exchanging services we don't need for others we do. At this point though, based on reading both Now Jade threads several times, there is no rhyme or reason as to what fees can be waived, negotiated, exchanged, etc. so I'll just have to be diligent and hope for the best.

                     

                    Chris






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