I did pick out the flowers once there. If you want something specific you can see if they can accomodate you but the flower availability is different there than from the US. I considered taking my own silk bouquet so that I could keep it but figured it would be more to pack and a dust collector after awhile.
The resort just automatically puts down the petals
Thank you on the hair My first ever updo. The salon was great. I got to meet the ladies when I decided to get a manicure so that was nice but I didn't opt for the trial. Just went in the morning of the wedding with a picture of what I wanted . . . which wasnt much different than some of the stuff they had in their books. I pulled out 50 hairpins that night lol. I wouldn't even bother with a trial, I was already so busy with stuff and trying to enjoy the resort that even trying to make it to the nail appointment was a drag.
I had no info given to me on the ceremony. The gentleman performing the ceremony just did his bit, was a little humorous, and we got to say our I dos and have the kiss (3 times lol) and we were happy with that. We aren't very religious or formal so it worked for us. You can customize the way you want it from what i understand though.
I picked out the cake once there yes . And they can make any flavor cake you can think of. I know this because they asked me and I couldn't think of a darned thing lol. I wound up with one layer lime (yum) and one layer vanilla for the groom. I can't remember upgrading so I am thinking I didn't. I just told her that I needed enough cake for my group
If you have cake ideas you can send that too them to see if they can do it. The wedding coordinator can do lots for you. I even had her order flowers for the mothers in my group that were coming in to the resort with me that mothers day ) though she did forget to put cards in them.
Good luck with your planning!! Try not to stress too much, don't make more work than there needs to be, and be Happy!
If you have any other questions just ask