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#2511 aarosenthall

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    Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

    Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

    oh ok.. How many people did you have at your wedding and where was the reception? Also, do you know what time the disco closes? Is there any clubs/bars to go to near the resort? or you would just have to take a trip into cancun city for that type of nightlife? Llooking forward to your review as well!

    We had 36 people, Cermony at Pergola, Cocktail and Mix Bar, and Bamboo room for reception.  Originally we had picked the Ocean Terrace but I changed it before I arrived.  I know others have said it seemed kind of narrow, but I actually think it would have been fine.



    #2512 Lindsay Green

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      Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

      Hi Lindsay, What company did you use to ship your things to Pilar? Thanks.

      We shipped ups. As long as you have the commercial invoice and all the customs docs you are good to go. We worked with a friend who is used to this - so I would find an expert to help.

      #2513 kchuchmu

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        Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:37 AM

        Hi girls - I'm getting married at the Now Jade on January 24, 2014! We're very excited and have been doing some of the early planning. We've decided to go with an outside photographer, but I have a question on that to the brides that have used outside photographers as well. Do we have to provide dinner for the photographer? He will only be staying for about 1-1.5 hours of the reception including the dinner. Also, I know that the Divine Package includes a guitarist or violinist at the ceremony. Does anybody know if we can give them specific songs to play or do they just play something generic?



        #2514 kchuchmu

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          Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:40 AM

          I am getting married on the same day? What time is your ceremony and where are you having your reception? How many people are you having? Sorry if this intrusive, you don't have to give me details. It's just neat to think there is someone in the exact same boat I am in lol

          #2515 jc2488

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            Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

            SUNQUEST - BEWARE

             

            I am getting married May 9 and we leave May 4.

             

            I booked my wedding group through flightcentre with Sunquest.  We did not have our flight times until last week (keep in mind we paid 6 months prior) only to find out that the 30 family and friends that booked with us will be on different flights! 8 of us were on the same flight out and the rest were on a different flight.  Not to mention the other 18 were put on a overnight stop over in Montreal on the way back to toronto!!! We paid 1602 for our flight and in my opinion that is way to expensive for the other 18 to be paying for a stop over flight and they are refusing to reimburse some money back to those 18 people.  All they are doing is paying for their hotel.  we have had people pull out and book last minute with other travel agencies because of this.  So now everyone is on scattered flights.  Has anyone had an issue like this?

             

            What is the point of booking ahead of time and as a group if this is what happens!



            #2516 jc2488

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              Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

              Originally Posted by aarosenthall 

              We went to the Disco several nights.  It was pretty much the same every night.  It is a sports bar during the day.  We went on a Monday first, and it was the final bball game.  Totally dead until my group came in at about 10:00pm.  We also went two other nights.  One night had a bit of our group and another wedding party.  It was actually pretty packed.  Lots of dancing.  The night of my wedding it was a small group of my own wedding and a bachelor party from Canada with some of their friends.  If you want to have a good time, then you will.  They play great music.  I think they are open til roughly 1:30.  There is also the Lobby Bar which is kind of low key and the Mix Bar by the Pergola.  Plays good music, kind of loud but laid back.  Never was very busy.

               

              There unfortunately are not any bars close by to go to.  Your best bet would be Cancun or Playa, but pretty far unless you make a big even out of it.

              Is it more of a bar or club feel at night?  I want to do my bachelorette there but i am worried it wont be so much fun if its more of a bar.  Thinking of doing playacrawl or coco bongo.



              #2517 ironman

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                Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

                Originally Posted by jc2488 

                SUNQUEST - BEWARE

                 

                I am getting married May 9 and we leave May 4.

                 

                I booked my wedding group through flightcentre with Sunquest.  We did not have our flight times until last week (keep in mind we paid 6 months prior) only to find out that the 30 family and friends that booked with us will be on different flights! 8 of us were on the same flight out and the rest were on a different flight.  Not to mention the other 18 were put on a overnight stop over in Montreal on the way back to toronto!!! We paid 1602 for our flight and in my opinion that is way to expensive for the other 18 to be paying for a stop over flight and they are refusing to reimburse some money back to those 18 people.  All they are doing is paying for their hotel.  we have had people pull out and book last minute with other travel agencies because of this.  So now everyone is on scattered flights.  Has anyone had an issue like this?

                 

                What is the point of booking ahead of time and as a group if this is what happens!

                I am so sorry :( When we were researching our TA warned us against using Sunquest as she had them actually cancel flights outright a few weeks before for a bunch of guests travelling from Saskatoon (and gave them no rebooking alternative, they just cancelled the entire flight).  That really sucks, but hopefully your guests understand that it's not your fault at all and of course they will still have an amazing vacation!

                 

                As well, hopefully it serves as a warning to other brides to steer clear of Sunquest.



                #2518 aarosenthall

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                  Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

                  Is it more of a bar or club feel at night?  I want to do my bachelorette there but i am worried it wont be so much fun if its more of a bar.  Thinking of doing playacrawl or coco bongo.

                  I would say both, clubby on the dance floor but there are also pool tables. Overall I would say more of a club and dancing feel

                  #2519 annettea1021

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                  Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

                  Hey Ladies,

                   

                  Is anyone thinking about doing a room block with NOW Jade? Ive been working with a TA but I keep going back and forth if I should do it or not?? I just get a little nervous when i read about guests getting to the resort and not having their rooms...

                   

                  Annette



                  #2520 hortonk

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                    Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

                    Originally Posted by annettea1021 

                    Hey Ladies,

                     

                    Is anyone thinking about doing a room block with NOW Jade? Ive been working with a TA but I keep going back and forth if I should do it or not?? I just get a little nervous when i read about guests getting to the resort and not having their rooms...

                     

                    Annette

                    I would HIGHLY reccomend booking your travel as a group. As i have stated in previous threads, hotels, flights, tours etc over sell almost 90% of the time. if you go onto trip advisor right now, you will read of several complaints of hotels over selling other hotels and being put at the Now Jade. If you want to ensure that none of your group will get bumped in that event, I would definitly reccomend booking as a group or at least getting blocked space at the hotel.






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