Originally Posted by melnryluvco
What a great thread to start! My FI and I are torn between the Dreams Tulum and NOW Sapphire. Could someone who's chosen the NOW Jade tell me why they chose the Jade over the Sapphire? Also, are any of you doing the "upgraded" packages? I was just looking at the NOW Jade thread and looking over the extra costs (aka, DJ, chairs, flowers, etc) and the price seems to grow and grow. What are your plans after the ceremony and are you adding the extras? Sorry for the rapid fire questions, I'm just trying to get a handle on all of this. Congrats to you all!
Hey Melissa! Congrats on your engagement and welcome to BDW and the May 2013 thread. I will be a Now Jade bride so hopefully I can help you a bit with your inquiry. I did consider Dreams Tulum, and a few other Dreams Resorts, but for the mid level wedding packages which were equally comparable, Dreams only covered 20 guests where NOW covered 25. Aside from this, Now Jade was just more aesthetically pleasing to me. I preferred the venue options that were available, and the resort was just more modern in feel and overall appearance. And a reoccurring complaint of many guests when your read reviews on tripadvisor is that the resort caters to weddings and seems to provide better customer services to and bridal parties and their guests. I guess this is unfortunate for the average guest, but itâ€™s exactly what I want and expect from a resort during my wedding week.
As far as add-ons go, I am purchasing many items and have taken on many DIY projects that I will bring with me: chair sashes, table runners, paper lanterns, centerpieces, signage, the list goes on. I am doing the eternity package but upgrading to the devine meal selections for the happy hour and dinner.
BDW is a great resource and can help you achieve you vision while staying true to your budget. Hopefully Iâ€™ve helped a bit. Feel free to ask questions, weâ€™re here to help. Happy planning!