Hi Ladies! I'm new to this forum and wedding planning. I could really use all the help I can get!!
I'm debating between Azul Fives or Now Jade for my wedding Sept 2016. We had the chance to see the both resorts this week and are having SUCH a hard time deciding!! Azul Fives is much more extravagant. Especially the sky deck... I'm hesitating booking it though mostly because of the reviews about Lomas. Dealing with them sounds like a nightmare and I'm nervous the wedding will be completely over our budget of $10,000! We don't need expensive decorations or all the extras, but I'm not good at decorating, so the thought of bringing all my own tablecloths, etc. scares me. I'd be happy with the Always & Forever package for $950, the Petit Gourmet buffet ($26 pp) and the Sky Deck for $1800. We are expecting about 30 guests, maybe a little more. We do want a DJ and a decent photographer. Can you ladies tell me honestly if it's possible to have a wedding this size at Azul for $10,000 or less?
Our group rate at Now Jade is slightly more expensive per person (which is surprising because Azul has more of a "wow" factor). Figuring out an approx total cost for the wedding seems much easier with Now Jade. Their pricing is more straight forward and it's all done through the resort coordinator, who is very responsive! Azul Fives hasn't responded to me once yet... The practical side of me says to book Now Jade. It's not as fancy but it's still beautiful and the fees aren't as ridiculous as Lomas. The coordinator there has been so nice and helpful, his service alone makes me want to book Jade.
But then I think of that AMAZING Sky Deck! I keep flip flopping between the two. I won't lie, eloping in Fiji has crossed my mind more than once during this process so far! What doesn't help is that both of the quotes expire tomorrow. I never imagined this would be so confusing and stressful. What do you ladies think I should do?? Thanks in advance for your help!