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Not really sure how this works,.... but I will give this a try. We are getting married at the now jade resort, and were wondering if anyone would recommend anything specific for the meals for the dinner?? It seems we can only chose one option for everyone.

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I got told that I could have an option of two main courses but all other courses had to be the same.  Im guessing if you have a veggie or something they will make an exception.  I have one very fussy guest and they have allowed me to chose something different for them.

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Hi everyone,

 

Not really sure how this works,.... but I will give this a try. We are getting married at the now jade resort, and were wondering if anyone would recommend anything specific for the meals for the dinner?? It seems we can only chose one option for everyone.

 

Like @@leggi said, you can pick two different main courses (I picked the salmon and the beef), the rest of the courses stay the same, and you just have to let them know how many of each you'll need.

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Like @@leggi said, you can pick two different main courses (I picked the salmon and the beef), the rest of the courses stay the same, and you just have to let them know how many of each you'll need.

I can say they others are correct. You can choose two mains. You just have to be able to differentiate who gets what main at the tables. They will also give veggie or gluten free meals to whoever needs those. I was going to go this route, but then it became too much of a hassle with 80 guests so we just made the decision for the beef and it was amazing. Seriously, people said it was the best meal they had the whole vacation.

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We just arrived at now jade this afternoon. Our wedding is on April 13th. We came to a wedding a few years ago in the mayan riviera at Bahia principe tulum in June and fell in love with the ocean and the beaches. And so we decided to get married here and picked now jade because it was supposed to be a bit on the higher end then Bahia principe.

To be honest, first impression I was very disapointed. I know that it's only been one day but the buffet is so gross, and seriously I eat everything. We got to it right when it opened and EVERYTHING was cold. The meat station the juat leave a giant knife lying there and you have to cut your own meat..really! They had this pasta station with two types of noodles and two sauces..one red and one white. And they just out the noodles in a frying pan and poor the totally watered down sauce over top for a few mins and done. I am slightly embrassed for when all our guests to arrive and see what they are paying for. We are really hoping the a la carts have better food.

And castaways is so run down looking during the day. The bar is blue tile and half of it like looks almost rusted with missing tiles everywhere and half the lights in cAstaways are missing their covers and just snow dusty old mismatched light bulbs.

The service is lousy. We are in the preferred side which is supposed to be better then the rest...and I feel really sorry for those not staying in preferred. We requested a crib 4 times.....4. It was way past our cranky as hell sons bedtime by the time it arrived.

The pillows are paper thin and rock hard.

And their is construction at both pools all throughout the day. They are building a new bar at each one. And the worst part about the while thing is that the beach is unswimmable. Maybe it's the time of year but it's so windy they have the red flags up and they said its usually like this. The waves are so high and rough and the beach is covered in gross sea weed.

The rooms are very pretty though. Our jacuzzi on our deck is so gross looking there's no way I am going in it.

Urgh! Just frustrated and disapointed.

Sorry for the rant, just really upset that we paid extra money to stay in a resort that is supposed to be so great and Bahia principe was a million times cleaner, nicer and the food at the buffet was fantastic and the beachea were pure white and with calm water. They put giant sand bags to slow down the waves so my kids could actually go in the water. Here it's so dangerous there is no way.

Okay I am done conplaininf. Hopefully tomorrow is a much improved day.

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We just arrived at now jade this afternoon. Our wedding is on April 13th. We came to a wedding a few years ago in the mayan riviera at Bahia principe tulum in June and fell in love with the ocean and the beaches. And so we decided to get married here and picked now jade because it was supposed to be a bit on the higher end then Bahia principe.

To be honest, first impression I was very disapointed. I know that it's only been one day but the buffet is so gross, and seriously I eat everything. We got to it right when it opened and EVERYTHING was cold. The meat station the juat leave a giant knife lying there and you have to cut your own meat..really! They had this pasta station with two types of noodles and two sauces..one red and one white. And they just out the noodles in a frying pan and poor the totally watered down sauce over top for a few mins and done. I am slightly embrassed for when all our guests to arrive and see what they are paying for. We are really hoping the a la carts have better food.

And castaways is so run down looking during the day. The bar is blue tile and half of it like looks almost rusted with missing tiles everywhere and half the lights in cAstaways are missing their covers and just snow dusty old mismatched light bulbs.

The service is lousy. We are in the preferred side which is supposed to be better then the rest...and I feel really sorry for those not staying in preferred. We requested a crib 4 times.....4. It was way past our cranky as hell sons bedtime by the time it arrived.

The pillows are paper thin and rock hard.

And their is construction at both pools all throughout the day. They are building a new bar at each one. And the worst part about the while thing is that the beach is unswimmable. Maybe it's the time of year but it's so windy they have the red flags up and they said its usually like this. The waves are so high and rough and the beach is covered in gross sea weed.

The rooms are very pretty though. Our jacuzzi on our deck is so gross looking there's no way I am going in it.

Urgh! Just frustrated and disapointed.

Sorry for the rant, just really upset that we paid extra money to stay in a resort that is supposed to be so great and Bahia principe was a million times cleaner, nicer and the food at the buffet was fantastic and the beachea were pure white and with calm water. They put giant sand bags to slow down the waves so my kids could actually go in the water. Here it's so dangerous there is no way.

Okay I am done conplaininf. Hopefully tomorrow is a much improved day.

I was a bit worried about the seaweed factor but then mother nature decides on that one!  I think the whole coastline is having troubles with seaweed, including the other hotel you were wishing you had booked - pics on trip advisor!  I really hope your experience of at Now Jade gets better as the other brides on here (and TA) have said they had a great time!! :)  Hoping the other issues with the hotel and staff was just an "off day".  You've got me a bit worried now!

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I just got my final contract from Pilar.

We have hired an outside photographer.

I was told we had to pay $150 vendor fee for the photographer and $150 vendor fee for the photographer assistant.

The resort is also trying to charge me for a $65 day pass for the photographer and assistant, is this correct as it sounds like they are double dipping to me?

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Was anyone else late sending the paperwork that should have been sent at the 45 day mark? We totally forgot about it and are at day 34...oops lol. I am getting the information together tho to hopefully send before the weekend...I am stuck on cocktail hour decisions and bridal bouquet.....I thought if be able to choose those when I meet with pilar.....what are some recommendations?

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We just arrived at now jade this afternoon. Our wedding is on April 13th. We came to a wedding a few years ago in the mayan riviera at Bahia principe tulum in June and fell in love with the ocean and the beaches. And so we decided to get married here and picked now jade because it was supposed to be a bit on the higher end then Bahia principe.

To be honest, first impression I was very disapointed. I know that it's only been one day but the buffet is so gross, and seriously I eat everything. We got to it right when it opened and EVERYTHING was cold. The meat station the juat leave a giant knife lying there and you have to cut your own meat..really! They had this pasta station with two types of noodles and two sauces..one red and one white. And they just out the noodles in a frying pan and poor the totally watered down sauce over top for a few mins and done. I am slightly embrassed for when all our guests to arrive and see what they are paying for. We are really hoping the a la carts have better food.

And castaways is so run down looking during the day. The bar is blue tile and half of it like looks almost rusted with missing tiles everywhere and half the lights in cAstaways are missing their covers and just snow dusty old mismatched light bulbs.

The service is lousy. We are in the preferred side which is supposed to be better then the rest...and I feel really sorry for those not staying in preferred. We requested a crib 4 times.....4. It was way past our cranky as hell sons bedtime by the time it arrived.

The pillows are paper thin and rock hard.

And their is construction at both pools all throughout the day. They are building a new bar at each one. And the worst part about the while thing is that the beach is unswimmable. Maybe it's the time of year but it's so windy they have the red flags up and they said its usually like this. The waves are so high and rough and the beach is covered in gross sea weed.

The rooms are very pretty though. Our jacuzzi on our deck is so gross looking there's no way I am going in it.

Urgh! Just frustrated and disapointed.

Sorry for the rant, just really upset that we paid extra money to stay in a resort that is supposed to be so great and Bahia principe was a million times cleaner, nicer and the food at the buffet was fantastic and the beachea were pure white and with calm water. They put giant sand bags to slow down the waves so my kids could actually go in the water. Here it's so dangerous there is no way.

Okay I am done conplaininf. Hopefully tomorrow is a much improved day.

Brides!! We just had our wedding at this resort on Feb 23rd, and I'm sorry to say but this statement shocks me!! The resort is absolutely beautiful and everybody was impressed with the food and hotel. Our photographer whom we brought with us said it was one of the nicer resorts he's been to ( and he does destinaion weddings often). Our guests raved about the food/ buffet, even going to say it was the best they have had. And our guests travel extensively for personal and business.

The one statement I did agree with was the ocean. Yes there is seaweed and it's a rocky beach ( in the water) . But there are two sections where you can swim and it's beautiful / clear. Also we were told that the Mexican government has strict rules in place about permitting machinery on the beach for the seaweed cleanup.

The only other negative I heard from our guests was the check in was long and a bit confusing. Once everybody was settled and the rooms were figured out, I heard no other complaints . And my friends/ families will not hold back from telling me the truth.

 

We had almost 40 guests and they still talk about how great everything was, and they would return. . I'm sorry to hear that the first day has been disappointing , and I really hope it gets better! Enjoy, have fun, after all it's your wedding!! It may not be perfect, but make the best of it!

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i am still holding strong to my statement about the food. The breakfast and the lunch wasn't as terrible as the dinner. We did the mercury a la carte today and it wasn't too bad. Mainly just a warmer version of the buffet on a fancier plate. Even some guests at the pool said that its just the same stuff every night with different sauces which is totally true. We are hoping the wedding food will be better. There was a beach ceremony going on today and we hung out and watched it. It was nice, except all the drunk men in the preferred pool were so loud and obnoxious sitting there and not caring about the wedding and being so loud. I doubt the bride noticed but other guests kept telling them to be quite. The same wedding party was at Castaways for their reception. They were probably about 20 people and it was very lit up and bright in there. How castaways is laid out there is a middle section for the dance floor and then there is an area on either side. The one side it beautiful, it's right next to the ocean, but we are not allowed to have the reception on that side. It has to be on the left of the dance floor right where the bathrooms are. So literally you walk out of the bathroom and there is one of the tables. The resort at night is very beautiful and we had fun in the pool today. The ocean is definitely not swimmable, it would be way to dangerous. Maybe depends on what time of year you go but the red flags are up and nobody has been in the water, the waves are far to high. I actually don't think the seaweed is that terrible. 

I guess I just had higher standards after staying at Bahia Principe. But I would still throw out a review of my first over all impression. This is only day two, and know the wedding will be great regardless. Its just important to me that my guests love it and I am sure they all will. Sorry don't mean to be a drag. And in all fairness, we have kids so we don't get to enjoy the gorgeous adults only pool. 

 

My wedding coordinator Carla is very sweet and very nice. She is doing a great job. 

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We just arrived at now jade this afternoon. Our wedding is on April 13th. We came to a wedding a few years ago in the mayan riviera at Bahia principe tulum in June and fell in love with the ocean and the beaches. And so we decided to get married here and picked now jade because it was supposed to be a bit on the higher end then Bahia principe.

To be honest, first impression I was very disapointed. I know that it's only been one day but the buffet is so gross, and seriously I eat everything. We got to it right when it opened and EVERYTHING was cold. The meat station the juat leave a giant knife lying there and you have to cut your own meat..really! They had this pasta station with two types of noodles and two sauces..one red and one white. And they just out the noodles in a frying pan and poor the totally watered down sauce over top for a few mins and done. I am slightly embrassed for when all our guests to arrive and see what they are paying for. We are really hoping the a la carts have better food.

And castaways is so run down looking during the day. The bar is blue tile and half of it like looks almost rusted with missing tiles everywhere and half the lights in cAstaways are missing their covers and just snow dusty old mismatched light bulbs.

The service is lousy. We are in the preferred side which is supposed to be better then the rest...and I feel really sorry for those not staying in preferred. We requested a crib 4 times.....4. It was way past our cranky as hell sons bedtime by the time it arrived.

The pillows are paper thin and rock hard.

And their is construction at both pools all throughout the day. They are building a new bar at each one. And the worst part about the while thing is that the beach is unswimmable. Maybe it's the time of year but it's so windy they have the red flags up and they said its usually like this. The waves are so high and rough and the beach is covered in gross sea weed.

The rooms are very pretty though. Our jacuzzi on our deck is so gross looking there's no way I am going in it.

Urgh! Just frustrated and disapointed.

Sorry for the rant, just really upset that we paid extra money to stay in a resort that is supposed to be so great and Bahia principe was a million times cleaner, nicer and the food at the buffet was fantastic and the beachea were pure white and with calm water. They put giant sand bags to slow down the waves so my kids could actually go in the water. Here it's so dangerous there is no way.

Okay I am done conplaininf. Hopefully tomorrow is a much improved day.

Hopefully the rest of your stay will make up for the horrible first day you had.

 

As far as the construction goes, are they building swim up bars? How long will construction last? My wedding is the end of May and if construction is still going on, I would like to warn my guests. The more they're prepared for {time share salesman/delayed check in/ etc}, the less stressful it will be.

 

Can't wait to hear about your wedding!

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