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Newbie Planning Small Wedding At Now Jade Nov 29, 2015

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#1 cycloneusa

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  • Wedding Date:November 28, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Now Jade Resort, Puerto Morales, Mexico
  • LocationDenver, CO

Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:56 AM

Hello ladies!  I am so glad I found this site. The hours upon hours of research looking at Expedia, Trip Advisor, and VRBO at various options for a very small destination wedding has caused SOOOOO much brain damage. I really wanted to do a villa wedding, but decided on a resort after all to keep things simple. We only just got engaged and decided to pull the trigger on a wedding right after Thanksgiving THIS year. We are hosting our moms and my fiancé's two kids for the wedding and so far a few of our siblings have booked flights too.This is all coming together very fast. Today we selected the Now Jade and are just starting to get the word out to friends to see if very any of them are interested in making the journey. Flights are expensive since it's the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving. We will have as few as 10 people and as many as 25 (I'm guessing). 


Obviously we are kind of playing this by ear since we are planning it on such short notice. I've been to Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen several times and have always thought that the Cancun area beaches are the best with the bluest water in the world. I have been sad to read all the news about the seaweed crisis and that factored into my decision to choose the Jade. We will have several guests (including our moms and kids coming in for only three days so proximity to the airport was important). Unfortunately, I just couldn't get excited about any place in Cancun (even though I love vacationing there) because everything that I found that was even close to affordable for guests was, er, a little dated. I've stayed at both the Gran Caribe and Gran Porto because my sister is a timeshare owner, but they look pretty rough and the reviews online about the stench of the seaweed at the Gran Porto dissuaded me. Hopefully the Jade will be a better choice and Puerto Morales is a new location for both of us.


I'm a sponge soaking up what I can find out about affordable photographers etc. The costs of paying for six roundtrip flights and three hotel rooms (for kids, moms, and us), and venue is already probably more than we would have liked to spend for a small second wedding. But, we decided that the whole point of doing the trip is to bring our families together and to have more fun than a 30 min ceremony would have been at home.


Look forward to reading more about your weddings and plans.  Best wishes, Ladies!

#2 TA Wendy

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    Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:38 PM

    Hi Cycloneusa,

    TA Wendy here!
    Even though time is short, if the guests have not begun to book yet, keep in mind that AM Resorts that runs Now Jade does offer a very nice amenity package for brides and grooms, including one comp room for 6 booked... it can help with your costs especially since it sounds like you are paying for a few of the rooms! It does have to be done with group contract though, not individual bookings. Let us at Wright Travel know if we can help!

    Now Jade is a great choice though, and a very nice resort in a great location! Good choice!

    Best wishes to you!

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    #3 acw271011

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    Posted 01 September 2015 - 04:49 PM

    @cycloneusa Congrats and welcome! I'm sure you'll find questions asked and answered here that should help out. I'm glad TA Wendy jumped in and provided some info. If you take a look on the site, the reviews of Wright Travel are excellent and they are destination wedding specialists and Master Agents and a top agency for AMResorts. I think they could be very helpful as well.


    The other thing I would suggest is do a search on Now Jade at the top and you'll see that several threads will come up - too many to paste here. It is generally a popular resort among brides here so likely worth a look.


    Good luck!

    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015







    #4 lorishultz2016

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    Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:44 PM

    Congrats... I went to Cancunin July for a couple of days and there was a lot of seaweed. I hope your resort we'll have there beach clear. You will have a great wedding.

    #5 bribou

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      Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:42 AM

      Hi there, I'm having my wedding in December 2015 (this year as well) and I hired Belmont Photography for my wedding. I looked at about 100 different photographers, lots of them were all really good, but she had very good quality pictures (from what I see on the website) and for a really good price.

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        Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:18 AM

        Welcome to the forum cycloneusa and Congrats on choosing the NOW Jade for your wedding venue coming up in Nov!!!


        It's a really beautiful choice - as you can see in these magical wedding moments that matter we captured there.....NOW Jade Wedding Album:








        Enjoy your journey, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! team mtm :)




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        #7 emmapalmer

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        Posted 03 September 2015 - 06:39 AM

        Welcome @cycloneusa and congratulations. You will find that these forums are full of useful information to help in your planning. I discovered this site late in planning but still love to read peoples stories, ideas and help when possible. The people here are so supportive, all you need to do is ask.  Love Emma   

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        Guests:              70-80
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        Photographer:    Decordova Photography ( www.decordova.ca )



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