@SammyMac - the planning is going well, thank you! The adjustment in wedding planner sent me for a loop when I hadn't received any response in two months, but now we are back on track. All the main stuff had been pretty much done already, now we are just finalizing things like ceremony songs, etc. We found different versions of a few songs we loved and then sent those youtube links off to our WC. She's forwarded them on to the guitarist to see if he could learn and/or play the songs for us of if we need to choose new ones. We just didn't want anything very traditional or classical.
Sorry to hear you are having second thoughts about Best Moments. Any chance you can get the refund given that it's still so far away?? I've heard and read fantastic things about Styling Trio. I didn't book them only because of the costs given that I was the only one using them (bridal party of two! haha) I am thrilled with my communication with Beso Brides though and quite honestly I think I would have decided on them ahead of anyone else regardless of the size of my bridal party. Their prices are reasonable, great communication, does not require a deposit and is 5 min away from the resort! They have been so helpful and accommodating, I feel like I'm in great hands!
I think I was quoted a cost of 15.00USD per person per hour to extend the reception, but I can't recall for sure. We've already told them we want at least one extra hour added, but you can also make the decision somewhat last minute as well .... if you wish to extend it one hour or more, you just have to tell your wc one hour before the scheduled end of your reception, and they can tack on the time at that point. You also have the option of moving to the disco or one of the lobby bars to socialize after that, I guess it just depends on how many people are still left standing after a long day in the sun!
And if it makes you feel any better, my dress doesn't fit yet either! I started hitting the gym again pretty hard 3 weeks ago and I plan on making the most of the 11 weeks ahead! Serves me right for going on a cruise in November (it had been booked for 18 months so we didn't want to cancel) and then right into Christmas! Geesh!
There is a vendor fee of 150.00 for your make up/hair people. (They get ya everytime!)
If you have 5 gals using the service I would just tell them up front what the costs of having it done with the vendor (in the comfort of one room), and costs with the Barcelo spa (I have a price list in case I didn't send that - it's not cheaper with them that's for sure!) , and then ask them which one you should book for them, or just see if they prefer to simply do their own hair/makeup. It takes all the questions and awkwardness out of the mix for you. In my opinion they should not expect you to pay for them but maybe that's just me? You can let everyone know at that time that if everyone wants to go with the vendor, there is a 150.00 fee that you will cover so they can enjoy that service.
Edited by TaraW, 27 January 2016 - 11:33 PM.