2013 Now Larimar Brides !!! Any out there ???
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:04 AM
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:54 AM
Hi everyone! I've been stalking these threads and finally decided to take the plunge since I am having so many questions! Although I learned A LOT from these forums already!
We are confirmed for December 6, 2012. It DID take awhile if anyone is still waiting to hear back and I understand your frustration.
Does anyone know what decorations are included? Are you guys bringing things with you? I am thinking about pomanders for the aisles, centerpiece stuff and fans. Do we have to make and bring ceremony programs WITH us? Do we have to bring printed menus for dinner with us? I don't see how that's possible because it was my understanding that you do all of that down there so how would having things printed be possible? I'm sure I am confusing myself
Best of luck to everyone, if I find out any helpful info I will be sure to pass along!!
Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:29 PM
Thanks SOOO much Susan!!
Very helpful information! I just emailed both of those photographers, and I guess I will just wait and see... I also wrote back to Phil to see if maybe we could have a shorter session or something to cut down on the price - But I think that was just wishful thinking haha... The more I think about it though, the more I think something else may need to be cut to get an amazing photographer...Perhaps the hubbies ring!! haha Its important!
Anyways, yes it seems that I will be the first... Yet, I feel so behind on things... We live in Korea, so its been even a bit extra difficult getting things done (like finding a dress - Aahhhh!)... But like you said - I'm sure it will all come together in the end!!
Happy Planning!! And thanks again!!
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:11 AM
I have never been to the resort but a girl I work with goes every year and she just loves it. She said it is the perfect size resort, she takes her little boy also.. he wasn't even 1 the first time! She has nothing bad to say about the resort.
Also my photographer told me it is a great size resort.. not too big and not too small. He also told me they do great weddings there and not to worry :-)
From what I can get.. there is very limited decorations included. The Divine packages has white chair covers... everything else is pretty much extra for a cost.
You don't have to bring anything with you, but I am going to have my menu picked out (hopefully) before I go so I can have menu cards printed out... and I am not doing ceremony programs. You can have as much as you want or don't want :-)
No worries, I tried to post the info the other bride gave me but it is being held for some reason.. maybe cause I cut and pasted in..
But the place she used was HDC .. and it was under 2000 ... I will try to PM you the info to see if that is allowed :-) Pictures were something that Mike (husband to be) really wanted to have done professionally. And I am glad, cause thinking on it I did as well.
We want great pictures, and with our twins it will be hard to get good shots if we just had anyone in the group do them.
I found my dress first day I looked thankfully! And Hubby's ring is bought and here.. bride maids are picking their own dresses.... I think I have the major stuff over with..
Mercy did email me back last night, they are very busy there.
To have a outside vendor is 150 for the day. Dinner not included but you can include them as your guest.. So if you are doing the private dinner they can be in the 25 meals you get :-)
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:12 AM
Smithk79 .... I waited just over three weeks to hear back about a date and then another 3 for them to process my deposit!
The girls are right in saying that this is the busy season for weddings!
My agent told me March to June is when they are super busy ... They have countless weddings everyday plus they need to respond to questions via email and still coordinate upcoming weddings.
Everyone has said to me, just wait it out, because NOW Larimar is worth the wait!
I know a few people who have gone, on vacation and for weddings and said it is stunning!
They will send you a confirmation letter after you send your deposit ... that takes a while too ... but I asked the coordinator if it was safe to start booking my guests even though
I hadn't gotten the letter yet ... (they had received my deposit and were just processing it) ... and they said yes go ahead, it's just a matter of paperwork from now on.
Make sure to ask that and then you can get the ball rolling and start booking guests!
It's a long process ..... they are on island time too, don't forget .... But it will be worth it !!!
Has anyone booked for April 6th to 12th 2013 ???
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:30 AM
Does anyone know about decorations?
I'd like to have my reception on the beach .... I think the packages includes a table cloth and chair covers .... but anything else? Table centers? I know you can pay extra for stuff ... but is there anything included?
Has anyone found any pictures of the beach reception?
I'd like to bring a few things for the tables ... candles etc.
Is anyone using the resort photographer?
Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:18 PM
Centre pieces are definitely extra... And they seem to be QUITE expensive... Especially floral! I'm going to bring my own... thinking some sort of candle arrangement... If you're on the beach - Candles may be difficult with the wind...
I'm getting the Divine Package - so getting the 24 photos that are included and the video - But am still deciding on what Photographer to use... But, don't think I'll be using the resort one... there's better out there with similar prices...
Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:42 PM
I have contacted one of the wedding coordinators at NOW and got some useful information. The Divine package does include the IPod docking station and sound system for the reception along with the ceremony music that you can choose from.
English service can be provided by the wedding coordinator if you would like OR you can pay an additional charge of $250.00 you can get a English speaking non legal priest.
The basic fountain setup can be included in the wedding package but you wont get the plank walk way and no extra flowers... kinda the bare minimum no matter the package... if you pay the addition $1500.00 then you can get the plank set up with the extra flowers and everything it specifies in the Wedding guide located on the Now Larimar website.
The resort emailed me pictures of the setups that can be done I will upload them in a few minutes.
This is a random question I asked but I wanted to make sure that they had the same outlets as us and they do
Kristen0000- You can find the decorations such as center pieces located on the wedding guide you can download from the Now Larimar website. You automatically get the table linens, chair covers, then whatever your package is it tells you the Now to Eternity choices or Divine. I was going to use the wedding photographer on site but I read poor reviews in one of the forums. I am bringing along my wedding photographer from Windsor all we have to pay is her part of the trip which is a great deal as we get our engagement photos and trash the dress included plus pictures throughout the week which is a steal compared to the prices I have received from photographers in Punta Cana. Also I was told today from the coordinator that if you have an outside photographer its an $150.00 fee as its the "Vendor Fee" not a guess fee or something of the sort, but if you have someone as a quest that's a photographer there is no charge.
Hope this information helps some of you:)
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