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#2721 Brenners

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    Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:35 PM

    kisekae, there is a Wal-Mart near Playa del Carmen and I have seen flameless candles at Wal-Mart's in the US.  There is a gift shop at Barcelo and other brides have purchased maracas there for a reasonable price.
     

    Originally Posted by kisekae 

    Ohhh good!! I can't wait to see your pictures! You must be getting soooo excited for your wedding day :)

    Has anyone had experience getting flameless candles or maracas while in Mexico before the wedding? We've heard it's better than packing it all there, but I have no idea where to find such things, and don't want to get ripped off!!

    Also, does anyone know if there are options for chairs WITHOUT chair covers? And what the cost would be to do this. 

    Thank you all soooo much, I love hearing from all the other brides, this site has literally saved me

     

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    #2722 LynnP

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      Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:50 PM

      Yes there is a shopping area at the Barcelo and I've chatted with past brides that picked them up there.  Just not sure how many they carry in the store, but I would assume if you went right away and they didnt have enough, I bet they would get more for you. (seems they really want to keep the $ inside the resort) :) Otherwise... 5th Ave in Playa Del Carmen is 20 minutes away, you could go to market and find some there! Best wishes to you all.



      #2723 holls213

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        Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:39 AM

        Thanks for the maraca tips ladies, i'm also planning on that so it's great to know I can just pick them up there and not worry about more stuff to bring with us!!!  So helpful!  Has anyone had their hair and make up done by the spa at the resort??  I know i've heard a lot of good things about adrian and his staff but he seems a little pricey so I wanted to try and compare with the stylists they have on hand.  Any suggestions would be great :)



        #2724 JoanneIreland

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          Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:10 AM


          On my wedding day I had my hair and makeup done by Adrian and his team. Yes it was expensive but they are true professionals. The price includes a trial run which is a nice touch, I used it for my rehearsal/welcome dinner. My makeup lasted all day and night and I absolutely loved my hair. The team also did a wonderful job on my mum and MOH, they both looked wonderful and were so happy with their hair and makeup.

           

          I used the Barcelo spa for my hair and makeup the following day for our Trash the Dress shoot and I have to admit I thought they did an amazing job, almost as good as the wedding day and I would definitely recommend them. My advice though would be to bring LOADS of pictures of what you want. As this was for TTD I didn't care so much so just turned up the morning of and flicked through some magazines (I was totally not organized or prepared, was exhausted after wedding and perhaps had a teeney hangover, LOL!) but the girl there did a lovely job. With Adrian you didn't have the language barrier as an issue plus you were able to discuss in detail the look you were after. Now saying that I just sat in the chair and the Barcelo spa and let them do their thing and they did great!

           

          I have no professional photos yet (big heavy sigh), but once I get them I will post a full review.

           

          I can dig out some pics my guests took on the wedding day so you can get an idea of the hair and makeup from Adrian but I think the pro pictures will do them better justice.

          I have just one picture of the TTD that my sister took as I was leaving for the shoot, and I will try posting that too so you can see the work from the Barcelo Spa.
           

          Originally Posted by holls213 

          Thanks for the maraca tips ladies, i'm also planning on that so it's great to know I can just pick them up there and not worry about more stuff to bring with us!!!  So helpful!  Has anyone had their hair and make up done by the spa at the resort??  I know i've heard a lot of good things about adrian and his staff but he seems a little pricey so I wanted to try and compare with the stylists they have on hand.  Any suggestions would be great :)



           



          #2725 Avens

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            Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:11 AM

            In the gift shop at the Tropical, Maracas were two for about $3. I didn't see them at the Palace ( I wasn't really looking for them though).  Probably easier to just buy them there! 
             

            Originally Posted by ANGELA2013 


            We are thinking about doing the same thing with the maracas too, We thought it would be easier then worrying about customs. Does anyone know that best route? we too are worried about getting ripped off or having problems.

             

             

             



             



            #2726 Avens

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              Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

              The spa did a great job for me as well.  I agree with Joanne, bring pictures! I did for my hair and they did a fantastic job.  It even looked great the next day for the TTD.  I didn't bring pictures for make up - so it wasn't quite what I had in mind, but I gave her no guidance. They did an awesome job on my sisters make up. Her eyes looked great.

               

              I'll try and find some pictures!

               


               

              Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 


              On my wedding day I had my hair and makeup done by Adrian and his team. Yes it was expensive but they are true professionals. The price includes a trial run which is a nice touch, I used it for my rehearsal/welcome dinner. My makeup lasted all day and night and I absolutely loved my hair. The team also did a wonderful job on my mum and MOH, they both looked wonderful and were so happy with their hair and makeup.

               

              I used the Barcelo spa for my hair and makeup the following day for our Trash the Dress shoot and I have to admit I thought they did an amazing job, almost as good as the wedding day and I would definitely recommend them. My advice though would be to bring LOADS of pictures of what you want. As this was for TTD I didn't care so much so just turned up the morning of and flicked through some magazines (I was totally not organized or prepared, was exhausted after wedding and perhaps had a teeney hangover, LOL!) but the girl there did a lovely job. With Adrian you didn't have the language barrier as an issue plus you were able to discuss in detail the look you were after. Now saying that I just sat in the chair and the Barcelo spa and let them do their thing and they did great!

               

              I have no professional photos yet (big heavy sigh), but once I get them I will post a full review.

               

              I can dig out some pics my guests took on the wedding day so you can get an idea of the hair and makeup from Adrian but I think the pro pictures will do them better justice.

              I have just one picture of the TTD that my sister took as I was leaving for the shoot, and I will try posting that too so you can see the work from the Barcelo Spa.
               



               



               



              #2727 holls213

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                Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

                Pictures would be great!!  Thanks for all the info girls, very helpful!!!



                #2728 holls213

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                  Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

                  Avens did you book your hair and make up at the spa in advance or when you got to the resort??



                  #2729 ANGELA2013

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                    Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:55 PM

                    I keep hearing people mention Adrian and his team for hair and make up. Who is that and does he have a website or something so that I can find out pricing?



                    #2730 Brenners

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                      Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

                      Holls213, I am getting married February 11th and my WC has made the appointment for me already.  She has also scheduled my mani/pedi and massage.
                       

                      Originally Posted by holls213 

                      Avens did you book your hair and make up at the spa in advance or when you got to the resort??



                       






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