Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Nicole Cancilla

May 2014 Bride and am so lost!

Recommended Posts

Any advice on a resort, dj, flowers, reception, etc. I am trying to pick a resort and was looking at the Now resorts.  Are there any other brides that could help ease my mind and let me know what most likely I should plan to spend with having the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception dinner, dj and also a rehearsal dinner. I have not seen any info on the rehearsal dinner. We just started looking but I am so overwhelmed by everything. We also have two children daughters will be 7 and 3 in 2014 when we will be getting married.  Thanks for any help.  We really haven't created a budget yet because we have no clue what the round about we are looking at!!!! We will be having at most 35-40 people.  I have been looking at this site for a awhile now and figured it was time for more to post something to get some more help.  This site is awesome!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello there and welcome! You mention NOW Resorts, so that's a great start! Have you narrowed down a location yet? There are a bunch of threads on each of the resorts that may help you zero in on an option/get a target budget: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/newsearch/?search=NOW&resultSortingPreference=relevance&type=all

 

Good luck!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Nicole -  Congrats on your upcoming wedding and also on joining this forum - which is sure to be a big help with your plans! so you're already off to a very good start! 

Wishing you all the best with your research, planning process, and that you have the most amazing wedding you've always dreamed of! Enjoy :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by Nicole Cancilla View Post

 

Any advice on a resort, dj, flowers, reception, etc. I am trying to pick a resort and was looking at the Now resorts.  Are there any other brides that could help ease my mind and let me know what most likely I should plan to spend with having the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception dinner, dj and also a rehearsal dinner. I have not seen any info on the rehearsal dinner. We just started looking but I am so overwhelmed by everything. We also have two children daughters will be 7 and 3 in 2014 when we will be getting married.  Thanks for any help.  We really haven't created a budget yet because we have no clue what the round about we are looking at!!!! We will be having at most 35-40 people.  I have been looking at this site for a awhile now and figured it was time for more to post something to get some more help.  This site is awesome!!!

Hi Nicole, congrats on your engagement! What we did to get started is searched on sites like expedia and trip advisor to check out the resorts in the area we wanted. This narrowed it down to about 4 just for places we would like to stay and had the amenities we needed (ie. kids club, nice beach, good reviews on food and service). Then we looked into what all of the 4 resorts offered for wedding packages and the prices based on the approx amount of people we thought would come. This is important because with some resorts if you have a larger # of people, you may have to pay for a private reception (which was not in our budget). So by the time we contacted our travel agent we had already picked our resort. That being said, if you are really confused about the location, a travel agent may be really helpful to you. We are getting married at the Grand Bahia Principe resort and our budget is aprox $12K (includes our travel, extra honeymoon week at another resort, wedding pkg, dinner at a la carte, poolside reception, extra flowers, dress, rings, FI attire, OOT bags, and $1.5K budget for pictures).

 

I hope this helps a bit, good luck planning!

Liz :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I invite you to visit my pagina on facebook: Rosy Valdez Productions On Air We are the best choice in music and entertainment. solo singer with my sax and flute, piano, violín, duet, trio, music band Mariachi DJ music, fire show, etc. Contact me for more info. Rosy valdez

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by Nicole Cancilla View Post

 

Any advice on a resort, dj, flowers, reception, etc. I am trying to pick a resort and was looking at the Now resorts.  Are there any other brides that could help ease my mind and let me know what most likely I should plan to spend with having the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception dinner, dj and also a rehearsal dinner. I have not seen any info on the rehearsal dinner. We just started looking but I am so overwhelmed by everything. We also have two children daughters will be 7 and 3 in 2014 when we will be getting married.  Thanks for any help.  We really haven't created a budget yet because we have no clue what the round about we are looking at!!!! We will be having at most 35-40 people.  I have been looking at this site for a awhile now and figured it was time for more to post something to get some more help.  This site is awesome!!!

Nicole -  Congrats on your wedding. We are getting married in April 2014 at Azul Beach. Since you mentioned that you have younger children and your guest list is 35-40 people, it sounds like Azul Beach would be perfect for you. If your budget allows, they offer a monthly "Dress Rehearsal" that allows you to visit the resort, sample the food, meet the wedding coordinators and view the wedding locations. We are leaving for our dress rehearsal this coming Thursday and can not wait. Good luck with your planning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats! I'm planning a May 2014 wedding in the Riveria Maya area as well. It is overwelming however I have 3 resorts as my top 3. They are Barcelo, Riu, and Iberostar. My Travel Agent is still getting group rates so I'll decide from there.

 

Good Luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Hi Nicole! Congrats on the upcoming wedding! Hope the planning is going well, have you narrowed anything down? I thought I'd share a couple of pics and slideshows from the Now Resorts, they do a really great job with weddings in the Riviera Maya.

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

Lauren and Ryan chose the Now Sapphire, you can see the whole slideshow here... Now Sapphire Wedding

 

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

Michelle and Gerald tied the knot at the Now Jade (click for slideshow)

 

 

To lilpbc, hola and congratulations! Have you made a decision yet?

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

 

Love the weddings at Barcelo, check out this slideshow from the wedding of Alexia and Iain at the Barcelo Maya Palace

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

 

We recently did a shoot at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya with Emily and Ryan, it was a fabulous wedding!

 

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

This shot is from the wedding of Anitra and Amar at the Iberostar Paraiso, be sure to click the link to see all the pics!

 

Congrats to all you lovely couples!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by Nicole Cancilla View Post

 

Any advice on a resort, dj, flowers, reception, etc. I am trying to pick a resort and was looking at the Now resorts.  Are there any other brides that could help ease my mind and let me know what most likely I should plan to spend with having the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception dinner, dj and also a rehearsal dinner. I have not seen any info on the rehearsal dinner. We just started looking but I am so overwhelmed by everything. We also have two children daughters will be 7 and 3 in 2014 when we will be getting married.  Thanks for any help.  We really haven't created a budget yet because we have no clue what the round about we are looking at!!!! We will be having at most 35-40 people.  I have been looking at this site for a awhile now and figured it was time for more to post something to get some more help.  This site is awesome!!!

 

Hello Nicole, we're sure you'll find on this helpful forum all information you need!

You can check out now jade wedding thread for info  http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/78683/official-now-jade-wedding-thread

 

 

Grisell

Wedding Cancun by LATINASIA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This post is exactly what i need, I just got engaged 3 weeks ago. We are from Canada Toronto. I have to say I am overwhelmed with everything. But I am reading this forum little by little and try to absorb the things that I need to do for the next 12 months. I haven't picked a resort yet and I was wondering if i need to hire a wedding planner or just use the planner offered by the hotel. I have about 25-35 people. I was reading the requirement to get married in Mexico, looks like you need a blood test?! That scares me, I don't feel like being poked by a needle in a foreign country. Can anyone of the experts here explains a little bit more on this?

Budget is definitely in my mind, I was looking at different posts, seems like people are spending about 20K on average which is more than I want to pay. But I am not sure how much I want to pay... i need to see where my money is spending on first.. oh lala.... I dont know where to start. Should I be looking at different resort right now? or should I pick a date? or... should i look for a planner?

 

 

need helps, please! crybaby2.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • I think I fhttp://www.cigarjamaica.com/ound what you're looking for: 
    • My parents divorced quite recently, just few years ago after being rather unhappily married for 26 years. My mom caught him cheating. I got engaged a few months ago and a month later with little notice my father married the woman who he was with when my mom caught him. I live in a different country so only met her and her family a few times, they were very nice to me, my father is very happy. I am polite / neutral with her. On the contrary my mom is not doing great at all, she is still in a complete breakdown and a month after engagement she made a scene that she does not want my father at my wedding and hang up on me. When she found out i speak to his new partner she refused to talk to me ever again. It’s been a couple of month now, i tried to reach out but she blocked me. My mom is not really a very reasonable type, i try to take care of her and cheer her up but I cant just sit and talk to her peacefully, it is always a drama when it comes to my father. My grandparents are on her side. I mentioned to my father that i will not be inviting his wife as i don’t feel comfortable making the whole situation much worse and also because i really dont know her well to which he said that he may not be coming then. What do I do about it? It looks like it maybe the case that neither of my parents will come or if my father comes with his wife i may never be able to fix the relationship with my mother....
    • I'm so excited to finally, after 9 years, getting married again!  He's so amazing and we want to have an amazing wedding in Jamaica next year.  Allow me to introduce myself:  I am Katherine,  his grandchildren will call me KitKat! who is marrying a minister that truly leaves me speechless at times the way he loves and cares for me.  Professionally, I am a destination wedding planner/travel agent/award-winning floral designer, so this wedding will be my ENCORE.  Last night, we started out with 50 guests, relatively the larger size of most destination weddings.  Then our guest list grew to 100.  Right! My team right now, does have a contact in Jamaica, that I'm already working with. We are working on the budget, constantly.  The plan is to have all of the details together before Thanksgiving holiday, so that family and friends can prepare to start booking.
    • Wow.... it looks like I need to add some things to my bags ..#goals Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    • May be a long shot here.... trying to resurrect this post. Would anyone be willing to send me the files while I work on my points?  Karencarreiro@me.com
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...