Hello, I have returned from Iberostar Ensenachos. It was a fantastic vacation and a beautiful wedding! The resort is beautiful, the beaches are breathtaking and the staffs are so warm and helpful. It was quite blustery when we were there and the weather was very unpredictable but luck was on our side so the sun came out strong on our wedding day and allowed us to have our wedding along the beach.
If you are going to have your hair and makeup done through the resorts salon, I would suggest booking your appointment about four hours before your scheduled wedding time. Our wedding coordinator booked me in for my hair appointment at 2:30 and my wedding was to be at 4:30. I showed up a half hour early to find out they forgot about my appointment and had to actually get a lady in from a completely different hotel to do my hair. By the time they got me in for my appointment, it was 3:00 and completed my hair at 4:10. So that only left me with 20 min to throw on my dress and put on my makeup. However, I was really impressed on how well she did my hair. I provided her one image of what I wanted and she managed to recreate it perfectly!
I was staying in the villa section of the hotel, which is 2 km from the rest of the resort so it takes a bit of time to commute. Since my hair appointment was pushed back, I had to rush back to my room to get all suited up for the ceremony and was not as fun or relaxing as I had hoped getting ready. Sadly, my Mom was held back in the mad scramble to get ready so I missed getting ready with her. So my point is, ensure you book your appointments well in advance and start getting ready early in the day to avoid stress.
I would also suggest having your coordinator clearly define all the things required for you to do/have on your wedding day. When there is a language gap, things are perceived differently. Leading up to our ceremony, another funny thing occurred. We were having a civil ceremony but we were not advised we needed to present our passports to the judge, as well as our witnesses. We had previously provided photocopies to our coordinator earlier so thought that was all they needed. However, as we were about to start with the ceremony, the judge informs us he needed the passports, so our coordinator made a mad dash to retrieve them, when she returned she then found out we needed our witnesses passports as well so back she went along with our guests to retrieve the passports. It all came together eventually though and was a beautiful ceremony and fun night. We booked the photographer directly through the resort and purchased his wedding video too and we thought he did a remarkably good job and was a fantastic deal! I would recommend the photo and video package. I was also very happy with the flower arrangements they provided.
Hope my review has provided you with some good insight and settled your nerves a bit. Feel free to ask me some questions and I'll try to provide you with some answers.
I wish you all the best and most beautiful Cuban wedding! x