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#2611 tccjem

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    Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:49 AM

    Originally Posted by Brandi Kohler 

    Kristen

     

    It's actually amazing that you said that about Pilar saying that to your travel agent.  I brought up her lack of communication to my TA and Pilar told her that she e-mailed me in the middle of March and was waiting for my reply.  However, I e-mailed her quite a few times after that with no response.  I am beginning to feel as though she is way over worked and I feel bad for her, but I also know what a wonderful job she does.

     

    You are definitely not alone with all this.

     

    Thanks!

    I am finding this is very common.  The last I wrote them was in January and never heard back.  I have been relying pretty heavy on this forum and just trying to budget for what I think I really want.  I think that part of having a destination wedding is letting go and knowing that when we get there the experts will have it under control.  For things that I can control - like some decorations and welcome bags, I am taking care of that.  I totally hear you- it is difficult.  My fiance has been contacting the resort directly and has been getting quicker responses.  Maybe try that?

     

    Btw everyone, thanks for sharing your wealth of info!



    #2612 hortonk

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      Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

      Originally Posted by tccjem 

      I am finding this is very common.  The last I wrote them was in January and never heard back.  I have been relying pretty heavy on this forum and just trying to budget for what I think I really want.  I think that part of having a destination wedding is letting go and knowing that when we get there the experts will have it under control.  For things that I can control - like some decorations and welcome bags, I am taking care of that.  I totally hear you- it is difficult.  My fiance has been contacting the resort directly and has been getting quicker responses.  Maybe try that?

       

      Btw everyone, thanks for sharing your wealth of info!

      It is extremely common and definitly something that you have to get used to as they are way to over worked. I feel bad for the poor ladies, but as everyone says, everything will be more perfect then you could have ever dreamed! i cannot wait!!!!



      #2613 MayFlowers2014

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        Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:44 AM

        Originally Posted by Tlseege 

        PDF (note, most pictures are also down below, so if you don't have 150 posts yet and cannot open this document, don't worry too much)

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Room Capacities:

        Pool Terrace ( maximum 40 guest)
        Ocean Front Deck (Carnival Terrace) ( maximum 60 guest)
        Beach ( maximum 80 guest)
        Garden ( maximum 120 guest)
        Bamboo Room ( Private Ocean View Room – Maximum 80 guest)
        Castaways Restaurant ( from 07:00pm-10:00pm Maximum 120 guest)
          Here is a little map to show the locations of some of the wedding locations:

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        Cocktail Hour Locations:

        The Mix Beach Bar/Blue Bar

        The Orange Room

        NOW Jade Cocktail Party Options.jpg

        Here is another shot of the Blue Beach Bar

        Blue Beach Bar v2.jpg

         

        Reception Locations:

        Las Olas/Castaways

        Yellow Room/Bamboo Room

        Festival Terrace/Carnival Terrace

        Blue Beach Bar/Mix Beach Bar

        Pool Deck

        Beach

         

        Castaways Pictures:

        Castaways Reception v1.jpg

        Castaways Reception v2.jpgCastaways Reception v3.jpgCastaways Reception v4.jpgCastaways Reception v5.jpgCastaways Reception v6.jpg

         

        Bamboo Room Reception Photos:

        Bamboo Room Reception v2.JPGBamboo Room Reception Table v2.jpgBamboo Room Reception Table.JPGBamboo Room Reception v3.jpgBamboo Room Reception v4.jpgBamboo Room Reception v5.jpgBamboo Room Dessert Table.jpg

        Yellow Room v2.jpgYellow Room.jpg

         

        Festival/Carnival Terrace Reception Photos:

        Festival Terrace.jpgFestival Terrace from beach.jpgFestival Terrace Reception v1.jpg

         

        Outdoor Reception Photos:

        Outdoor Lawn Reception.jpgOutdoor Reception v2.jpgOutdoor Reception.jpg

         

         

         

        All receptions are three hours long.  The extra hour cost depends on number of guests, however for 75 people it is approximately $1200.

         

        If you’d like a private bar AT your reception location it is a $350 one time setup fee. (FYI, most brides have said this is not worth it.  You'll have more than enough servers at your event to keep your guests happy)

         

        If you have over 50 people, you can have a buffet.  THIS post lists the buffet options.

         

        The reception areas are either round tables that seat 6-10 or rectangle tables that seat up to 40 people.

         

        There are divine and eternity dinner options (4 entree choices in total) and your guests can choose their entree in advance for free, or on the spot for an extra $30 per person, or you can choose for them for free.

         

        Children’s menus are available for $20-25

        The kid menu: fruit cocktail, cheese burger, chicken fingers, spaghetti, and ice cream.

         

        The Vegetarian option is the same price as the other meals.  Here is the menu:

        Vegetarian Menu

        Salads:

        • Arugula salad companied with pear layers, lime vinaigrette and extra virgin olive oil
        • Toscana salad, mixed lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, asparagus, endives, Californian peaches and artichokes with sun dry tomato vinaigrette

        Soup:

        • Minestrone soup and spinach

        Main Course:

        • Pasta Penne in a tomato and basil sauce with vegetables
        • Vegetable lasagna

        Desserts:

        • Cottage cheese foam and strawberries

         

         

         

        I noticed in your post that the resort allows you to pick from 4 different options for the dinner menu... When looking at the wedding brochure there is only 2 options for the eternity and 2 for the devine... Are there other options besides what is in the brochure? Also i noticed that there is a lot of seafood in the brochure which could be a problem as not all my guest are seafood eaters... Thoughts?

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        #2614 TFinlay

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          Posted 05 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

          Originally Posted by MayFlowers2014 

           

           

           

          I noticed in your post that the resort allows you to pick from 4 different options for the dinner menu... When looking at the wedding brochure there is only 2 options for the eternity and 2 for the devine... Are there other options besides what is in the brochure? Also i noticed that there is a lot of seafood in the brochure which could be a problem as not all my guest are seafood eaters... Thoughts?

          There are also gluten free and vegetarian options. I have attached the list that Pilar sent me. Pleas elet me know if you are not able to open it.

          Trisha

           

           

           

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          #2615 Brandi Kohler

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            Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

            I am getting married October 19th, and am bringing in 6 sets of a group of 3 cylinder vases.  I was wondering if anyone else will be there around this time and would be interested in them after I am done.  I am filling them with the clear water beads (like Orbeez), a blue submersible LED light and a floating candle on top.  They are also going to have blue ribbon around them.  I know that it is a pain to bring stuff like that over so I figured I would ask one of you fine ladies to make it a little easier.  The ribbon is going to be glued on with glue dots, but could be removed if needed.

             

            If anyone is interested, just let me know!



            #2616 EmmA1025

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              Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:56 AM

              Hey Ladies!!! Ok so I leave wedneday to do my site visit! Im so excited to get away for alittle and finally get to meet with pilar and deisy in person and ask all the questions i want without waiting weeks to get replied!  Im going to ask if i can see pictures of all the flowers and centerpeices so i can get an idea on how much the ones i want will cost. Also, I will ask about the non-religious ceremony since I am jewish and my fiance is catholic I want to see what kind of scripture they will have. If anyone has any questions you want me to find out I was def do so! Also, ill take some pictures of the different locations. I will try to get on here tomorrow but if not Ill be back on sunday! Talk to everyone then!



              #2617 khunt29

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                Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:44 AM

                Originally Posted by EmmA1025 

                Hey Ladies!!! Ok so I leave wedneday to do my site visit! Im so excited to get away for alittle and finally get to meet with pilar and deisy in person and ask all the questions i want without waiting weeks to get replied!  Im going to ask if i can see pictures of all the flowers and centerpeices so i can get an idea on how much the ones i want will cost. Also, I will ask about the non-religious ceremony since I am jewish and my fiance is catholic I want to see what kind of scripture they will have. If anyone has any questions you want me to find out I was def do so! Also, ill take some pictures of the different locations. I will try to get on here tomorrow but if not Ill be back on sunday! Talk to everyone then!


                Have a great time!

                 

                Kristen



                #2618 Dbrowndiva

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                  Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:05 PM

                  [quote name="Brandi Kohler" url="/t/78683/official-now-jade-wedding-thread/2490#post_1900669"]Ack!!!   I am getting so frustrated with this whole trying to plan with Pilar thing!  I understand that she is busy, but taking a month in a half for a response that is incomplete is unacceptable.  After all of this time of trying to book a DJ to swap instead of the live music, she tells me 1 1/2 months ago that Doremixx is too expensive now and that they have a new inhouse DJ.  Not a problem with me, so I e-mail her and tell her that is fine.  I ask her about the sunset and if there is enough light, or if we can get lights for outside.  I just now get a response saying that she e-mailed me on March 17 saying that Doremixx was too expensive and that she never received my response about the in house.  And she said that sunset is 6:00 which is the time we are getting married, and to add lights it will be $350!  But, I am not sure if she is talking about lighting outside or inside the bamboo room (uplighting) considering I asked her about both.   I am just so tired of waiting around for responses and they are half ass at that.  Sorry for the vent.  I know it will work out ok, but I am trying to figure out how much extra we are going to come up with and with these responses it is hard to tell. Good evening , I had problems hearing back from Pilar as well . I have been communicating with Deisy. She takes a while to respond but once she emails you back she will be in constant response with you the whole day .. It seems as if they have a certain time they sit in front of computer and respond to message . Deisy Pool. Wedding Planner / Coordinadora de Bodas de Bodas Now Jade Riviera Cancºn Resort & Spa Unidad 26 Mz 20 L 1-1 SM 3 Puerto Morelos, Benito Juarez 77580 Tel +52 (998) 8728888 Ext. 4003 weddings1.nojrc@nowresorts.com Hope this helps

                  #2619 twee

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                    Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:41 PM

                    Thank you to all that post. It's such a great site to help with the planning. I've been reading the 85 treads and feel more confident in my choice with now jade. I just saw the video for Shannon and Kevin, it was beautiful brought tears to my eyes. I think its cause I've been reading her post and for everything to come together so beautifully makes me greatful to have this site. Congrats to all the brides. :) my date is Feb 1st, 2014 - I can't wait!

                    #2620 LaurenMoser2B

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                      Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:03 AM

                      Hi Ladies, Just want to confirm something before my invites go out. We have the divine package so for dinner options I can offer beef (the beef and shrimp), fish (the yellowfin tuna), and vegetarian correct? What is the vegetarian option?




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