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#3621 ironman

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    Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by amarie4713 
     

    I'm fairly laid-back and I have a flexible view of my wedding day so I don't have any really specific things to worry about, however, did anyone have any surprises once they got down there or in the planning process?

    I'd say the biggest surprise is how much the costs really add up. We have 39 adults and 5 kids, and since 25 adults only are included in the Divine package I think we need to pay almost an extra $1000 just for the dinners alone (and this is an an all-inclusive. $1000, seriously?!?!). I've also been warned about chair bow set-up fees ($40) and lantern hanging fees ($40). So be prepared for them to try and make a little extra any way they can.

     

    Our wedding is less than a month away now, and I'll post a review of everything once we're back.



    #3622 missdeeya

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      Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:26 AM

      This is probably a dumb question but how does one ensure that the right songs are being played at the right time when using the sound system with iPod? Not really sure how this would work! Thanks



      #3623 remykion

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      Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:41 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by missdeeya 
       

      This is probably a dumb question but how does one ensure that the right songs are being played at the right time when using the sound system with iPod? Not really sure how this would work! Thanks

      They have someone operating it. all you have to do is give them a playlist of what songs to play for "bridesmaids" "mothers" "groomsmen" and "bride" and they will make sure the songs are played at the correct time.

       

      xxx



      #3624 remykion

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      Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:56 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by amarie4713 
       

      I'm fairly laid-back and I have a flexible view of my wedding day so I don't have any really specific things to worry about, however, did anyone have any surprises once they got down there or in the planning process?

      I was very laid back and very sensible too because I knew only too well how how the costs would add up quite quickly.  I had my colour theme, I took my favours and little personal things but kept everything within the package except for a few minimal things:

       

      I had 4 bridesmaids so i didnt add extra bouquets for them because the costs are quite pricey so i took my girls fans with hot pink personalised ribbons hanging from them, but remember if you do have bouquets use them for your centrepieces at the reception instead of ordering extra centrepieces...(i used my bouquet for one of the tables which they provided a vase at no extra cost) you cant take the bouquets home so you might aswell make good use of them.

       

      The extras were: Play system for the reception, Runners for the tables, extra boutinerre, and the cost of moving the chairs from the ceremony to the reception, petals for my flowergirl as I bought a petal basket with me.

       

       

      We left the whole planning of the reception to them and they done a wonderful job.  we were lucky because we had exactly 25 guests so we didnt need to add anything really but if you are not careful you can carried away and the costs would rocket.

       

      The tables and the room were set up beautiful even with no real added extra touches.

       

      Good Luck

       

      x



      #3625 missdeeya

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        Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by remykion 
         

        They have someone operating it. all you have to do is give them a playlist of what songs to play for "bridesmaids" "mothers" "groomsmen" and "bride" and they will make sure the songs are played at the correct time.

         

        xxx

        Oh okay, that helps alot - Thanks!! Do you know what songs you are using yet :) 



        #3626 missdeeya

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          Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by remykion 
           

          I was very laid back and very sensible too because I knew only too well how how the costs would add up quite quickly.  I had my colour theme, I took my favours and little personal things but kept everything within the package except for a few minimal things:

           

          I had 4 bridesmaids so i didnt add extra bouquets for them because the costs are quite pricey so i took my girls fans with hot pink personalised ribbons hanging from them, but remember if you do have bouquets use them for your centrepieces at the reception instead of ordering extra centrepieces...(i used my bouquet for one of the tables which they provided a vase at no extra cost) you cant take the bouquets home so you might aswell make good use of them.

           

          The extras were: Play system for the reception, Runners for the tables, extra boutinerre, and the cost of moving the chairs from the ceremony to the reception, petals for my flowergirl as I bought a petal basket with me.

           

           

          We left the whole planning of the reception to them and they done a wonderful job.  we were lucky because we had exactly 25 guests so we didnt need to add anything really but if you are not careful you can carried away and the costs would rocket.

           

          The tables and the room were set up beautiful even with no real added extra touches.

           

          Good Luck

           

          x

          Do you have any pictures of how the bouquets were used as centrepieces at the reception?! This is interesting!!



          #3627 kbride2014

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            Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:34 AM

            Hello Future Now Jade Brides!

             

            Quit worrying and know that everything they do at Now Jade, they do it well!

             

            My fianc© and I visited Now Jade last week November 9th-16th and let me tell you that it was amazing! My mind has been put at ease for my wedding on June 18th, 2014! Everything was incredible.

             

            FOOD & DRINKS:  The food was delicious, neither of us got any stomach sickness and I am extremely sensitive.  The restaurants were all delicious; my least favorite would probably be the Cin Cin, which was the ‘adults only’ one. Remember, when you go to the restaurants in the resort, the portions are extremely small, so you order an appetizer, salad/soup, and a main dish each or else you will still be hungry! No reservations are needed and my fianc© and I are early eaters so we never had to wait. The restaurants open a half hour earlier then the buffet so we went to the restaurants mostly, however, when we did have the buffet and it was very good as well! The service of the staff getting drinks for you while you sit at the beach, pool bar, or anywhere is amazing! As soon as your drink is getting empty another one will appear in your hand! The drinks were strong and made with top shelf liquor if you request, they have Absolute Vodka, Bacardi Rum, and other well know alcohol! For the beer drinkers, they have Corona on tap, Corona Extra in cans, Bud Light in cans, and Modelo in the mini fridge in all the rooms. There was also a caf© on site which is included in the all-inclusive, that was like a mini Starbucks, something unique that I haven’t seen at most resorts.

            ROOMS: The rooms were spacious and updated! We stayed in the basic room because that is what our guests will be staying in when they are visiting for our wedding, and we wanted to see it from there view first! The bed was pretty comfy, there was a sitting room as well, a balcony with two chairs and a side table, although we didn’t have a view being on the first floor it was still nice, and the bathroom was extremely large! There was a bidet and toilet with a door in the bathroom, a large tile shower, two sinks, and a jetted bathtub! Also, the mini fridge is included, no extra charges as well as a safe in the closet! This was the best all-inclusive room I have ever been in!

             

            ROOM SERVICE: We didn't have any complaints will room service! They were quick, especially with breakfast! I ordered the American Breakfast which consists of two eggs made to order and sausage, bacon, ham, whichever that had, some days they wouldn’t have bacon, toast and choice of coffee and juice. They would tell you there’s about a 30-45 minute wait but it never took over 30 minutes for breakfast.  We also ordered a late snack, of macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers and they were quick as well! We didn’t get our room serviced every day by choice because we just didn’t need to but it you still needed a couple bottles of water or a couple towels you could just ask the room service ladies in the hallway.

             

            POOLS: The pools are beautiful, clean, and refreshing, there are three separate pools, not too hot as you might expect! The infinity pools look straight into the ocean which is gorgeous! The pool bars are always kept clean and they have pretty good service for the demand! My favorite pool bar was on the preferred side, which it doesn’t matter if you upgrade or not you can go to whichever side of the resort, because it was right next to the ocean! By the way, there are also no bracelets worn at all, so they do not designate if you are preferred or not, it all goes by room number.

             

            BEACH: The beach is gorgeous, not as deep of a sand/beach area as I expected but very nice, they keep the beach area neat and they are plenty of cabanas if you want shade! We had no problem finding chairs every day! I was concerned about the clearness of the water and seaweed but it was pretty clear and not much seaweed at all! The workers are out every morning raking the sand to make everything look nice and get the tiny bit of seaweed off the beach. Only complaint is that the beach is a little rocky, mainly in the middle area, and I would recommend telling the parents of children that are coming to get them water shoes if they want to play around and run in the ocean (my fianc© cut his foot on a rock when he was playing in the ocean like a kid)! Also, there are servers that come and get drink orders constantly, like no other resort I have been to before, we never had to make trips to the pool bar!

             

            WEDDING LOCATIONS: While we were there we watched a couple of weddings, all set ups were unique and they were all beautiful!  They were mostly located on the beach, but there was one on the Pergola. I have seen questions about if the Pergola was handicap accessible and it is unless the Bride and Groom are handicap because they are standing a step or two down from everyone else.  I have a couple of pictures of some set ups below.  I am having a beach wedding, beach cocktail hour, and my reception will be in the garden area, unfortunately, we did not get to see anything in the garden area or a cocktail hour on the beach. Most of the cocktail hours were at the Orange Lounge and one at the Blue Beach Bar, both were nice! We saw a reception in the Terrance, that was pretty with paper lanterns hanging and one in the Bamboo Room, but we couldn’t really see that much detail in there! We almost have to do an outdoor reception because we have approximately 70 people already booked, and that is the only location to hold that many people!! If anyone can help me with the garden reception, please let me know! Also, most brides hired outside photographers, and I would recommend it as well, just because pictures are very important!!! I am having Del Sol’s Melissa photograph mine! Besides your memory that will be what you have when it’s all said and done! Oh, and a husband that you love and adore of course!

             

             

             

             

             

             

            MY WEDDING PLANS: So far, we have picked the locations as stated above, we are having our wedding on the beach, our cocktail hour on the beach as well, so far but that might change depending on the wind, and our reception in the garden area. At this point we have sent out our Save the Date magnets from Magnet Street, which I highly recommend for all things wedding, it is not a very publicized 'wedding' site but so far it has my favorite everything! Also, the dresses I have picked for my bridesmaids are long chiffon Mori Lee dresses, they were affordable and because I feel long dresses are more elegant and there are four different styles for 9 bridesmaids. I choose the color Turquoise and I am going to use Hot Pink as an accent color with the decor and flowers!  I am working on picking invitations and there are from Magnet Street as well! I would like to have them sent out around February or March with an RSVP by April to know for sure how many people are going that might not have booked with our travel agent! Also, for men's attire I am going with Island Importer.com they have nice linen pants and shirts for the men and we are staying neutral with natural colored pants and white shirts. I ordered my dress which is a Maggie! So most of the hard part is done besides going through the options of cake and that other stuff at the resort, but those choices won't be as challenging! 

             

            OVERALL: It was very nice, and Now Jade Brides have nothing to worry about! I was so nervous about going there because we were already committed to having our wedding there June 2014! I was very critical and I have been to many all-inclusive resorts but this one is perfect for weddings! Now Jade had the best overall food, service, and beach combine! Don’t be nervous or anxious; just be excited to have the time of your life with your future husband, family, and friends!! 

             

            Enjoy Planning! It is suppose to be fun!

            Thanks, Kacie :cool:



            #3628 LaurenMoser2B

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              Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:37 AM

              We had 1 long table for 43 people on the terrace and I used my bridesmaids bouquets as centerpieces. Here is a pic Posted Image

              #3629 christina111213

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                Posted 19 November 2013 - 08:58 AM

                Hello Future Now Jade Brides! Quit worrying and know that everything they do at Now Jade, they do it well! My fianc© and I visited Now Jade last week November 9 th -16 th and let me tell you that it was amazing! My mind has been put at ease for my wedding on June 18 th , 2014! Everything was incredible.

                 

                FOOD & DRINKS:  The food was delicious, neither of us got any stomach sickness and I am extremely sensitive.  The restaurants were all delicious; my least favorite would probably be the Cin Cin, which was the ‘adults only’ one. Remember, when you go to the restaurants in the resort, the portions are extremely small, so you order an appetizer, salad/soup, and a main dish each or else you will still be hungry! No reservations are needed and my fianc© and I are early eaters so we never had to wait. The restaurants open a half hour earlier then the buffet so we went to the restaurants mostly, however, when we did have the buffet and it was very good as well! The service of the staff getting drinks for you while you sit at the beach, pool bar, or anywhere is amazing! As soon as your drink is getting empty another one will appear in your hand! The drinks were strong and made with top shelf liquor if you request, they have Absolute Vodka, Bacardi Rum, and other well know alcohol! For the beer drinkers, they have Corona on tap, Corona Extra in cans, Bud Light in cans, and Modelo in the mini fridge in all the rooms. There was also a caf© on site which is included in the all-inclusive, that was like a mini Starbucks, something unique that I haven’t seen at most resorts. ROOMS: The rooms were spacious and updated! We stayed in the basic room because that is what our guests will be staying in when they are visiting for our wedding, and we wanted to see it from there view first! The bed was pretty comfy, there was a sitting room as well, a balcony with two chairs and a side table, although we didn’t have a view being on the first floor it was still nice, and the bathroom was extremely large! There was a bidet and toilet with a door in the bathroom, a large tile shower, two sinks, and a jetted bathtub! Also, the mini fridge is included, no extra charges as well as a safe in the closet! This was the best all-inclusive room I have ever been in! ROOM SERVICE: We didn't have any complaints will room service! They were quick, especially with breakfast! I ordered the American Breakfast which consists of two eggs made to order and sausage, bacon, ham, whichever that had, some days they wouldn’t have bacon, toast and choice of coffee and juice. They would tell you there’s about a 30-45 minute wait but it never took over 30 minutes for breakfast.  We also ordered a late snack, of macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers and they were quick as well! We didn’t get our room serviced every day by choice because we just didn’t need to but it you still needed a couple bottles of water or a couple towels you could just ask the room service ladies in the hallway. POOLS: The pools are beautiful, clean, and refreshing, there are three separate pools, not too hot as you might expect! The infinity pools look straight into the ocean which is gorgeous! The pool bars are always kept clean and they have pretty good service for the demand! My favorite pool bar was on the preferred side, which it doesn’t matter if you upgrade or not you can go to whichever side of the resort, because it was right next to the ocean! By the way, there are also no bracelets worn at all, so they do not designate if you are preferred or not, it all goes by room number. BEACH: The beach is gorgeous, not as deep of a sand/beach area as I expected but very nice, they keep the beach area neat and they are plenty of cabanas if you want shade! We had no problem finding chairs every day! I was concerned about the clearness of the water and seaweed but it was pretty clear and not much seaweed at all! The workers are out every morning raking the sand to make everything look nice and get the tiny bit of seaweed off the beach. Only complaint is that the beach is a little rocky, mainly in the middle area, and I would recommend telling the parents of children that are coming to get them water shoes if they want to play around and run in the ocean (my fianc© cut his foot on a rock when he was playing in the ocean like a kid)! Also, there are servers that come and get drink orders constantly, like no other resort I have been to before, we never had to make trips to the pool bar! WEDDING LOCATIONS: While we were there we watched a couple of weddings, all set ups were unique and they were all beautiful!  They were mostly located on the beach, but there was one on the Pergola. I have seen questions about if the Pergola was handicap accessible and it is unless the Bride and Groom are handicap because they are standing a step or two down from everyone else.  I have a couple of pictures of some set ups below.  I am having a beach wedding, beach cocktail hour, and my reception will be in the garden area, unfortunately, we did not get to see anything in the garden area or a cocktail hour on the beach. Most of the cocktail hours were at the Orange Lounge and one at the Blue Beach Bar, both were nice! We saw a reception in the Terrance, that was pretty with paper lanterns hanging and one in the Bamboo Room, but we couldn’t really see that much detail in there! We almost have to do an outdoor reception because we have approximately 70 people already booked, and that is the only location to hold that many people!! If anyone can help me with the garden reception, please let me know! Also, most brides hired outside photographers, and I would recommend it as well, just because pictures are very important!!! I am having Del Sol’s Melissa photograph mine! Besides your memory that will be what you have when it’s all said and done! Oh, and a husband that you love and adore of course! MY WEDDING PLANS: So far, we have picked the locations as stated above, we are having our wedding on the beach, our cocktail hour on the beach as well, so far but that might change depending on the wind, and our reception in the garden area. At this point we have sent out our Save the Date magnets from Magnet Street, which I highly recommend for all things wedding, it is not a very publicized 'wedding' site but so far it has my favorite everything! Also, the dresses I have picked for my bridesmaids are long chiffon Mori Lee dresses, they were affordable and because I feel long dresses are more elegant and there are four different styles for 9 bridesmaids. I choose the color Turquoise and I am going to use Hot Pink as an accent color with the decor and flowers!  I am working on picking invitations and there are from Magnet Street as well! I would like to have them sent out around February or March with an RSVP by April to know for sure how many people are going that might not have booked with our travel agent! Also, for men's attire I am going with Island Importer.com they have nice linen pants and shirts for the men and we are staying neutral with natural colored pants and white shirts. I ordered my dress which is a Maggie! So most of the hard part is done besides going through the options of cake and that other stuff at the resort, but those choices won't be as challenging!  OVERALL: It was very nice, and Now Jade Brides have nothing to worry about! I was so nervous about going there because we were already committed to having our wedding there June 2014! I was very critical and I have been to many all-inclusive resorts but this one is perfect for weddings! Now Jade had the best overall food, service, and beach combine! Don’t be nervous or anxious; just be excited to have the time of your life with your future husband, family, and friends!!  Enjoy Planning! It is suppose to be fun! Thanks, Kacie :cool:

                Kacie! I believe we met while we were there. The top photo is my set up!! It looked even better after they put the medallions up! Thank you for the photo and it was so nice to meet you and your fiance. Review is in progress, its quite long and detailed. If anybody has any questions please feel free to ask, ill be happy to answer :)

                #3630 christina111213

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                  Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:06 AM

                  [IMG ALT="*"]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/227154/width/350/height/700[/IMG] my girls and I with the flowers [IMG ALT="*"]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/227155/width/350/height/700[/IMG] beach setup [IMG ALT="*"]http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/227156/width/350/height/700[/IMG] my hair




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