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#9341 qgirl2

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    Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:28 AM


    I am also taking my chances with the spa. we booked several of my bridemaids and my mother as well. I am also going to go to bobbi brown make up and have them do the makeup and then take lots and lots of pictures and I am also going to have them do a style sheet with what was applied where, like eye shadow. I am also having my hair done up here and taking pics..what did she mean by book? they have a book of hairstyles??

     

    I got my bags from vista prints today! Love them..got the medium size and it is great to double as a beach bag..if you just want it to be a small gift bag you could certainly do the small size! Great deal on a nice bag with the 50% off coupon..I will try to get a pic an post them this week!

    Originally Posted by deniden 

    My plan. up until a hairstylist/makeup artist friend decided to join us in Mexico, was to get my hair/makeup done at the Spa.

     

    I was going to just have a hair trial and a makeup trial here and take lots of pics. I was also going to purchase the makeup used... and bring it all down to the Spa so they could (hopefully) recreate.

     


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    #9342 KaraKristine

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      Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

      Thanks everyone!! Luckily, I'm not concerned about me (one of my bridesmaids is going to do my hair and make-up as my wedding gift & she's good ;) ).  I have nine bridesmaids & 2 flower girls so about 7-8 girls want to get their hair done.  My friend has offered to help however she always stuck rushing around at weddings, helping everyone else and barely having time to do her own.  I don't want her overworked; I want her to enjoy herself :) I've reached out to some options down there but they want you to have your hair and make-up done-I'm only concerned about the hair for my girls now-did a survey yesterday & everyone will do their own make-up, or thinking of going to the Mac in PDC.  

       

      If any comes across any hair options please let me know-I'm willing to pay the vendor fee so my girls are taken care of.  I think at this moment I will book appointments at the Spa for my girls (anyone aware of the cancellation process, any fees?).  And Kelly, I look forward to you feedback when you get back.  (my wedding is June 22nd-not sure how to update my info to reflect this).      

       

      Thanks!!

       

      Originally Posted by deniden 

      My plan. up until a hairstylist/makeup artist friend decided to join us in Mexico, was to get my hair/makeup done at the Spa.

       

      I was going to just have a hair trial and a makeup trial here and take lots of pics. I was also going to purchase the makeup used... and bring it all down to the Spa so they could (hopefully) recreate.

       


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      Originally Posted by qgirl2 


      I am also taking my chances with the spa. we booked several of my bridemaids and my mother as well. I am also going to go to bobbi brown make up and have them do the makeup and then take lots and lots of pictures and I am also going to have them do a style sheet with what was applied where, like eye shadow. I am also having my hair done up here and taking pics..what did she mean by book? they have a book of hairstyles??

       

      I got my bags from vista prints today! Love them..got the medium size and it is great to double as a beach bag..if you just want it to be a small gift bag you could certainly do the small size! Great deal on a nice bag with the 50% off coupon..I will try to get a pic an post them this week!



       



       



      #9343 missbizzybee

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        Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

        Hi, Ladies!

         

        Geez, I feel like I haven't been on this forum in so long; it's amazing how time flies when you're planning a wedding!  Everything is starting to come together, but I have mini panic attacks about all the many details I still have to iron out (i.e. SO many printouts, finalizing the last details of the contracts with the Royal and our decorator, purchasing all the little stuff)!

         

        Anyway, I wanted to check in and see if anyone had any advice for the ceremony musician?  Our WC strongly suggested the harpist and mentioned that we can choose our own song list (of course, if he feels comfortable playing what we choose).  I'm also curious about the guitarist, but I honestly have no idea which musicians are strongest.  I'm kind of picky about the music and want to make sure that we get a solid performer (I am a professional classical pianist) because I feel like I will cringe if I hear anything out of tune or off-beat!

         

        Also, does anyone have any thoughts about meeting for drinks with our guests (we have about 70 coming) at the VIP lounge?  I know a lot of people like to meet in the lobby, but I thought about maybe changing it up one night.

         

        Can anyone send me an example program for their ceremony and their reception?  I have no idea where to start or how these things work!

         

        Finally, does anyone know how difficult it would be to gather a group to do yoga at the gazebo one morning, a tennis match at the court one evening, a game day at the VIP lounge one afternoon?  I am reaching my critical point of making out of town brochures, and I'm not sure if I should list these things down as I would hate to have everyone meet just to find out we'd need to wait a long while.

         

        We are getting married on May 12th (really close); I hope I see one of you while we are there! :)

         

        Cheers,

        Jenn

         



        #9344 deniden

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        Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:13 AM



        Originally Posted by missbizzybee 

        Also, does anyone have any thoughts about meeting for drinks with our guests (we have about 70 coming) at the VIP lounge?  I know a lot of people like to meet in the lobby, but I thought about maybe changing it up one night.

         

        Can anyone send me an example program for their ceremony and their reception?  I have no idea where to start or how these things work!

         


        When I asked about meeting for drinks before, I was given the advice of using the Tequilera bar.

         

        also, I sent you a PM with my ceremony & reception stuff. :)
         

         



        #9345 Andrea434

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          Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:56 AM




           

          Anyway, I wanted to check in and see if anyone had any advice for the ceremony musician?  Our WC strongly suggested the harpist and mentioned that we can choose our own song list (of course, if he feels comfortable playing what we choose).  I'm also curious about the guitarist, but I honestly have no idea which musicians are strongest.  I'm kind of picky about the music and want to make sure that we get a solid performer (I am a professional classical pianist) because I feel like I will cringe if I hear anything out of tune or off-beat!


          Jenn,

           

          I would NOT recommend the violinist.  When we were there last May we watched a ceremony from the sidelines and they had a violinist that sounded horrible!  We are going with our ipod and letting them control it :)

           

          Good luck with the rest of your planning :)

           



          #9346 marooon13

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          Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

          Has anyone booked a 2013 wedding yet? I noticed that on the website, booking only goes through the end of December 2012. Any idea when I will be able to book for 2013? (Or did anyone have this problem when they were booking a year in advance for their 2012 wedding?) Thanks!!



          #9347 queenoftheu

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            Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

            Wow! It is getting so close! I'm so excited! I had my first dress fitting last week, and it was perfect! I already have gorgeous sparkly flat sandals to wear, and I'm having so much fun picking accessories! I also think I have found my wedding band, which has been an ongoing headache to find one that I like to go along with my engagement ring.

             

            Marvin has sent me some beautiful samples for centerpieces! I had that whole candle, DIY idea in my head for a hot minute, and then I really thought about it... For the amount of time it would take to make them and the effort it would be to bring something like FIFTY decorated candles in suitcases with us, I'm really not doing myself any favors by not ordering floral centerpieces! I'll just bring a bunch of votives with me instead :)

             

            The only thorn in my side has been my future MIL about a welcome dinner. She really wants to do one, but I would really rather not offer my guests the same food two days in a row. When I suggested that we just go to dinner earlier and try to all be seated together, she burst into tears. She kept saying that this was her night and she wanted to have her dinner. I mean, I get it, and I would like to have a dinner, too, but I think it would be way better for everyone to get to order what they want off the menu and not have to have her spend the $15 per person. I have a feeling we won't resolve this one until the 11th hour

             

            I hope you are all having a good time planning! It's getting so close for so many of us!

             



            #9348 kellygrrrl

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              Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

              you may already be able to book for 2013 regardless of what the website displays. I'd try calling them to see.

               

              Originally Posted by marooon13 

              Has anyone booked a 2013 wedding yet? I noticed that on the website, booking only goes through the end of December 2012. Any idea when I will be able to book for 2013? (Or did anyone have this problem when they were booking a year in advance for their 2012 wedding?) Thanks!!



              the royal has restrictions on the number of guests they'll seat together in a restaurant, regardless of time of day and/or occupancy. I think it's 8 - 10, so if you're expecting a larger group, they  won't be able to accomodate you without doing a semi-private event (e.g. banquet menu). maybe you can do the buffet for your welcome dinner to get more variety than the wedding menu?



              Originally Posted by queenoftheu 

              Wow! It is getting so close! I'm so excited! I had my first dress fitting last week, and it was perfect! I already have gorgeous sparkly flat sandals to wear, and I'm having so much fun picking accessories! I also think I have found my wedding band, which has been an ongoing headache to find one that I like to go along with my engagement ring.

               

              Marvin has sent me some beautiful samples for centerpieces! I had that whole candle, DIY idea in my head for a hot minute, and then I really thought about it... For the amount of time it would take to make them and the effort it would be to bring something like FIFTY decorated candles in suitcases with us, I'm really not doing myself any favors by not ordering floral centerpieces! I'll just bring a bunch of votives with me instead :)

               

              The only thorn in my side has been my future MIL about a welcome dinner. She really wants to do one, but I would really rather not offer my guests the same food two days in a row. When I suggested that we just go to dinner earlier and try to all be seated together, she burst into tears. She kept saying that this was her night and she wanted to have her dinner. I mean, I get it, and I would like to have a dinner, too, but I think it would be way better for everyone to get to order what they want off the menu and not have to have her spend the $15 per person. I have a feeling we won't resolve this one until the 11th hour

               

              I hope you are all having a good time planning! It's getting so close for so many of us!

               



               



              #9349 JessicaAnne

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                Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:33 AM


                Rehearsal Dinner...we had the same feelings, so we are taking our group of 50 "off campus" to La Cueva del Chango for a full dinner and drinks for about $30 per person...change of scenery, change of food, and we got to select multiple appetizers, 3 main entrees and desserts....also included is beer, wine and house margaritas....and I have a friend who lived in playa and said its a cute spot they used to frequesnt for brunch with good food...the atmosphere looks good, outdoor patio seating, lots of greenery, and the price was sensational for a group of our size...something to consider. :-)
                 

                Originally Posted by queenoftheu 

                Wow! It is getting so close! I'm so excited! I had my first dress fitting last week, and it was perfect! I already have gorgeous sparkly flat sandals to wear, and I'm having so much fun picking accessories! I also think I have found my wedding band, which has been an ongoing headache to find one that I like to go along with my engagement ring.

                 

                Marvin has sent me some beautiful samples for centerpieces! I had that whole candle, DIY idea in my head for a hot minute, and then I really thought about it... For the amount of time it would take to make them and the effort it would be to bring something like FIFTY decorated candles in suitcases with us, I'm really not doing myself any favors by not ordering floral centerpieces! I'll just bring a bunch of votives with me instead :)

                 

                The only thorn in my side has been my future MIL about a welcome dinner. She really wants to do one, but I would really rather not offer my guests the same food two days in a row. When I suggested that we just go to dinner earlier and try to all be seated together, she burst into tears. She kept saying that this was her night and she wanted to have her dinner. I mean, I get it, and I would like to have a dinner, too, but I think it would be way better for everyone to get to order what they want off the menu and not have to have her spend the $15 per person. I have a feeling we won't resolve this one until the 11th hour

                 

                I hope you are all having a good time planning! It's getting so close for so many of us!

                 



                 



                #9350 queenoftheu

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                  Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

                  THANK YOU! I'm totally looking into that right now! I didn't think we'd find anything for that price that included drinks with dinner! That's amazing!
                   

                  Originally Posted by JessicaAnne 


                  Rehearsal Dinner...we had the same feelings, so we are taking our group of 50 "off campus" to La Cueva del Chango for a full dinner and drinks for about $30 per person...change of scenery, change of food, and we got to select multiple appetizers, 3 main entrees and desserts....also included is beer, wine and house margaritas....and I have a friend who lived in playa and said its a cute spot they used to frequesnt for brunch with good food...the atmosphere looks good, outdoor patio seating, lots of greenery, and the price was sensational for a group of our size...something to consider. :-)
                   



                   



                   






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