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DestiBride

Member Since 06 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 04 2014 03:31 PM

#1854344 Now Larimar 2014 Brides

Posted by DestiBride on 08 June 2014 - 02:14 PM

Oh also to any past brides, what did you and your guests do after the reception? We are planning to go to the nightclub on the resort and was wondering how the vibe is in there!

We extended the reception at Castaways till midnight and then around twelve of us hung out on the beach and swam in the ocean for another couple of hours. My husband and I ran into the ocean in our wedding clothes, others took their clothes off and went in in their underwear. It was soooo much fun. Just happened organically, though, wasn't planned.

We went to the nghtclub on other nights and it was fun too. The DJ is good and it's not too packed so if you're with a group you'll be able to stay together and find your own area to hang out in.

Past brides: I am getting married at the sister site, Now Jade IN September, but planning my free stay for next year, reviews on Now Larimar as a vacation spot? Food? Service? Thank you!
Best of luck brides (: xoxo
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Food and service were great and I would recommend it as a vacation spot. We were there from May 14-22 and it wasn't too packed. There were enough people that it was a fun and energetic vibe but it never felt crowded and we never had to wait in line for anything. We paid for the upgrade to "preferred" rooms but I didn't think it was worth it in the end. They don't really keep tabs on who's preferred and who's not so you could get away with using the preferred amenities if you wanted to, without being a member.


#1853422 People Backing Out- What Percentage Of People Did You Lose?

Posted by DestiBride on 02 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

I had my destination wedding a couple of weeks ago and I can assure you all that no matter how discouraging it might be to have people cancel, you won't be thinking about those people when you're at your wedding having the time of your life. Throughout the planning process we definitely had some disappointments over people who couldn't come or those who backed out at the last minute for reasons we didn't feel were legitimate. But out of the 80 people invited, 32 came and we have never had more fun in our entire lives. The group that came was the exact group that was meant to be there and if I could go back in time and add the people who cancelled, I would NOT do it. Things will turn out exactly as they should and you will have an incredible experience no matter what. 




#1852162 Now Larimar 2014 Brides

Posted by DestiBride on 26 May 2014 - 05:49 PM

Hi Ladies, I just got back from my wedding at Now Larimar and is was absolutely incredible, the wedding of a lifetime! My message to everyone: Don't stress! Just make your plans, be specific when telling them what you want, and trust that they will do their job. They are very experienced - whatever you're asking for, you're not the first and you can trust that they've done it before and know how to do it well. When we arrived, we saw so many other weddings happening before ours, I was worried that we would feel like "just a number". It is a bit of a wedding factory over there... but when it was our turn we enjoyed every moment and the fact that we were probably wedding #27 for that week didn't matter one bit. We had a civil ceremony on the beach - yes, there were onlookers and other events happening on the beach at the same time but it didn't matter, it was perfect. We had our reception at Castaways, which we paid extra for. It really is the best reception location, in my opinion, so I don't regret the expense at all. We used all of their services including DJ and photographer and I can't imagine why anyone would pay more for outside vendors (unless you're very particular and want something very specific). Their in-house team does a fantastic job. 

 

Past brides were a huge help to me when I was in the planning phase so I would be glad to help anyone out or answer any questions. Feel free to message me anytime!




#1844549 Should we be paying for the off-property guest day passes

Posted by DestiBride on 15 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

Hmmm... I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that you should pay for your guests who choose to stay off-property. I think guests are making a big commitment by attending our weddings at all and paying for their entrance is a nice gesture and makes them feel welcome. That said, I would hope that the majority of guests would be staying at the wedding resort and that this "admissions" issue would only apply to a rare few. If many guests are deciding to stay at other properties, that may be a problem.