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#2931 LandonO

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    Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:18 AM

    Good to know!! Congrats you're a Married woman!

    #2932 JenO

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      Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:16 AM

      Hi ladies! We're back. I'll try and put up a full review later, but just wanted to post a couple of things.

       

      1) Other people have said it, but I really want to say it again: Schedule your wedding EARLY in your trip. Before you get sunburned, before you get sick, and, if you don't get sick, before you outgrow your dress! My dress fit perfectly before I left for Mexico - it was mighty uncomfortable by the time we got married!7

       

      2) I asked about substituting the package photography for a photobooth - the answer was that the photography was a $150 credit, period. So the $1000 photobooth price would be $850. We used the resort photography for our welcome dinner instead, and I'm really glad that's all we used it for. The photos were okay, but that's all. And there was no editing.

       

      3) I was worried about the bamboo room being too big for our small group (20), but it was fine! If you want a private reception, and you want air-conditioning, this is your only option!

       

      4) If you are trying to conserve on decorations, they can re-use your chair bows from the ceremony as table runners at the reception!

       

      5) I went back and forth trying to decide whether to get my own fake flowers or use the resort for my bouquet. I ended up getting my own, and using the included bride bouquet for two smaller bridesmaids bouquets, and again, really glad I did it that way. The resort flowers were okay, but would have been a big upcharge to get the flowers and colors that I wanted. For example: hydrangeas are not available, only white callas in the eternity level, and orchids are premium.

       

      6) We were told the cake would be decorated to match our colors - do not expect that to be the case. Our colors were grape and indigo. Our cake came out decorated with white flowers. I'd armed my maid of honor with some extra silk flowers that matched my bouquet, and we tossed those on the cake. I didn't really care about the cake, so not a big deal to me, but you might want to be very explicit if you do care about that.



      #2933 TFinlay

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        Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

        Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

        Hi girls!! I´m married! Everything was amazing and I will write a detailed review when we get back. My only regret was having our reception in Castaways... That is one thing I wish I could change!! It was soooooooo hot, we all made the best of it but if I could go back in time I would have scheduled the Bamboo Room... If your having your wedding in June, do not choose castaways! Other than that, I would not have changed a thing!!

        Hi Shannon, Congratulations!!!! We are booked for Castaways in November. Is it a nice place just too hot? Do you think it would be okay in a cooler month like November?

        Thanks,

        Trisha



        #2934 ironman

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          Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:23 PM

          Originally Posted by TFinlay 

          Hi Shannon, Congratulations!!!! We are booked for Castaways in November. Is it a nice place just too hot? Do you think it would be okay in a cooler month like November?

          Thanks,

          Trisha

          We're booked for Castaways in December and I have the same concerns! I saw that they rent fans for Castaways, wonder if it's needed in the fall/winter months? Other than that, how was the space?

           

          I'm worried it will be too big of a venue for the group we have (approx. 35 kids/adults).



          #2935 annettea1021

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          Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

          Originally Posted by LandonO 

          Where did you get the 2014 rates? I think we are going to book 10-4-2014 for our wedding

           

          Hi! I emailed a Travel Agency i found on a forum Wright Travel and Wendy Hicks contacted me soon after! She has been awesome so far and I recently asked her for 2014 group rates! I'm not sure if they can provide you with October rates since its still pretty early but i would def recommend contacting them! Hope this helps!



          #2936 annettea1021

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          Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:16 PM

          Originally Posted by JenO 

          Hi ladies! We're back. I'll try and put up a full review later, but just wanted to post a couple of things.

           

          1) Other people have said it, but I really want to say it again: Schedule your wedding EARLY in your trip. Before you get sunburned, before you get sick, and, if you don't get sick, before you outgrow your dress! My dress fit perfectly before I left for Mexico - it was mighty uncomfortable by the time we got married!7

           

          2) I asked about substituting the package photography for a photobooth - the answer was that the photography was a $150 credit, period. So the $1000 photobooth price would be $850. We used the resort photography for our welcome dinner instead, and I'm really glad that's all we used it for. The photos were okay, but that's all. And there was no editing.

           

          3) I was worried about the bamboo room being too big for our small group (20), but it was fine! If you want a private reception, and you want air-conditioning, this is your only option!

           

          4) If you are trying to conserve on decorations, they can re-use your chair bows from the ceremony as table runners at the reception!

           

          5) I went back and forth trying to decide whether to get my own fake flowers or use the resort for my bouquet. I ended up getting my own, and using the included bride bouquet for two smaller bridesmaids bouquets, and again, really glad I did it that way. The resort flowers were okay, but would have been a big upcharge to get the flowers and colors that I wanted. For example: hydrangeas are not available, only white callas in the eternity level, and orchids are premium.

           

          6) We were told the cake would be decorated to match our colors - do not expect that to be the case. Our colors were grape and indigo. Our cake came out decorated with white flowers. I'd armed my maid of honor with some extra silk flowers that matched my bouquet, and we tossed those on the cake. I didn't really care about the cake, so not a big deal to me, but you might want to be very explicit if you do care about that.

           

          Congratulations!!!!! I cant wait to read your review!! I'm so glad i booked the Bamboo Room, cause I am booked for the end of May so i can imagine how warm it would be!!! 



          #2937 FutureMrsDalby

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            Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:00 AM

            Hi Everyone!! My name is Amanda and have just reserved my wedding at Now Jade for July 26, 2014! Very excited and Deisy is my wedding coordinator so I hope to get more info on this site.  Our details are:

             

            Wedding: Pergola 5pm

            Cocktail Hour: Mix Bar 6pm

            Reception: Bamboo Room 7pm-11pm

             

            Got everything confirmed and deposits paid so we are a go! I have loved Now Jade since I started looking over a year ago when I got engaged.  After reading lots of posts on here I'm not gonna sweat some of the small stuff and try to organize as much as I can on here and work out the details when we arrive. I'm sure no matter what it will be great.  We have about 30 people + coming from both the UK (where I live) and from the US (where I'm from.) 

             

            Cant wait to get more info and see everyone's reviews and pics!

             

            Amanda xx



            #2938 FutureMrsDalby

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              Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:29 AM

              Hi Everyone!! My name is Amanda and have just reserved my wedding at Now Jade for July 26, 2014! Very excited and Deisy is my wedding coordinator so I hope to get more info on this site.  Our details are:

              Wedding: Pergola 5pm
              Cocktail Hour: Mix Bar 6pm
              Reception: Bamboo Room 7pm-11pm

              Got everything confirmed and deposits paid so we are a go! I have loved Now Jade since I started looking over a year ago when I got engaged.  After reading lots of posts on here I'm not gonna sweat some of the small stuff and try to organize as much as I can on here and work out the details when we arrive. I'm sure no matter what it will be great.  We have about 30 people + coming from both the UK (where I live) and from the US (where I'm from.) 

              Cant wait to get more info and see everyone's reviews and pics!

              Amanda xx

               



              #2939 annettea1021

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              Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:34 AM

              Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

              Hi girls!! I´m married! Everything was amazing and I will write a detailed review when we get back. My only regret was having our reception in Castaways... That is one thing I wish I could change!! It was soooooooo hot, we all made the best of it but if I could go back in time I would have scheduled the Bamboo Room... If your having your wedding in June, do not choose castaways! Other than that, I would not have changed a thing!!

              Thats AWESOME!!! i am looking forward to reading your review!!!



              #2940 EJay2013

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                Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

                Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

                Hi girls!! I´m married! Everything was amazing and I will write a detailed review when we get back. My only regret was having our reception in Castaways... That is one thing I wish I could change!! It was soooooooo hot, we all made the best of it but if I could go back in time I would have scheduled the Bamboo Room... If your having your wedding in June, do not choose castaways! Other than that, I would not have changed a thing!!

                congrats!!! Anxiously awaiting your review!






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