Originally Posted by Jade Bride
I have just started planning my wedding for May 25th 2013 at the NOW Jade and have found this forum to be so helpful in my planning process! We are going with the eternity package and are having our ceremony on the Pergola at 6pm, cocktail hour at the Blue Beach Bar at 7pm, and dinner at Castaways restaurant at 8pm. My concerns with the wedding being so late in the evening is whether or not we will have privacy on the Pergola (I have heard some things from other brides about this location on the blog) as well as not having enough time to take pictures on the beach following the ceremony, as I've heard the sun sets around 7:30pm. Does anyone have any information regarding the Pergola at this time? or has anyone else had there wedding at this time as well? My other question was regarding outside vendors. Me and my fiance have already booked an outside photographer and are also looking into getting our flowers from an offsite vendor as well. I am going to ask Pilar if I can get free day passes for the photographer and their assistant since we are not using some of the items from our package. Has anyone had any problems with this?
If the buffett is open that night you might have people watching but I think that you would have that no matter what time you get married. It probably will be a little dark for pictures but I'm sure a good photographer won't have a problem with that.
Regarding the day pass fee for the photographer and assistants. It's good to ask Pilar but I will say that once I got there she didn't charge me for my photographer. Stupid me even said something to her about the extra fee and she told me not to worry about it. I wasn't charged for a lot of things that I was supposed to be charged for (things that she said I would be charged for in emails.) Not sure if that happens a lot but I was surprised how easy everything was regarding the fees once I was there.