We just got back from our amazing wedding and honeymoon. We were at Now Jade with 50 for our wedding, then a week at Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon.
First things first - Pilar is amazing. I didnt worry about the little details before we left, just sent her the planning book. Once I sat down with her (2 days before the wedding), everything was worked out. They have all the vendors at their fingertips, so it is very easy to plan it all and add any extras while you are there. She is calm, kind and very, very organized. She works like a slave from early in the morning to late at night making sure every detail of every couples day is taken care of. Don't stress on the reply time, it will all be OK - I swear.
I was most worried about my hair and the photography (Adventure). They were both amazing. I have humidity sensitive hair and some how they gave me exactly the look I wanted (showed a pic) and it didnt move until I pried it apart. It was stunning. The photography was OUTSTANDING. I was so worried when I opted not to pay the prices for an offsite photographer - but I was very pleasantly surprised. Veronica stayed with us all day and night and took some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen. She is kind, passionate and very talented.
The food was very good. We had smoked salmon, lobster bisque, filet and shrimp and creme brulee. I have celiac - and they prepared all of my dishes properly without me asking - actually all of those with allergies were taken care of with the same care. Our group was comprised of many foodies and they all felt the lobster bisque was one of the best they ever had. We had the cheesecake (without crust) for the wedding cake - it was so good that after Jeff fed me some I went for seconds.
We had an MC (a groomsman) who helped the night flow flawlessly - even though we opted not to have a DJ. We prepared playlists - and literally nobody sat down the entire time - just dancing and having a blast.
The one concern I had was about how the resort washes their glasses at the bars. It is unsanitary, and I believe that those in our group who became ill did so because of that. It is common in Mexico that they use bins to wash bar side - but normally a scrub, a sanitizing and a rinse - here they just scrubbed. Order the mugs or cups and use them. This is my only advice to avoid.
The hardest part of the week was A. Making sure everyone had the room they wanted and B. Making sure we spent enough time with each group of guests. This was a little challenging, but made the honeymoon that much better!
Enjoy. It was everything I ever dreamed about and more!!