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#351 NaM

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    Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:16 AM

    It's actually one resort..they just split it into two sides (by a gate that stays open at all time). So really you aren't walking in between 2 at all just one large one.
    And just a word of caution...if you're trying to accommodate the kids for all wedding activities, everything has to be planning on the Cove Side...they make no exceptions for kids on the Spa side even if it's wedding related.

    #352 CristiandJamie

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      Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:34 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by NaM
      It's actually one resort..they just split it into two sides (by a gate that stays open at all time). So really you aren't walking in between 2 at all just one large one.
      And just a word of caution...if you're trying to accommodate the kids for all wedding activities, everything has to be planning on the Cove Side...they make no exceptions for kids on the Spa side even if it's wedding related.
      Thanks and that is good information. How do they monitor whether someone is under 18? I have one person that will be 17 that turns 18 two months after our trip... Do they ID?
      Cristi & Jamie
      http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

      #353 NaM

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        Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:37 PM

        Well you have to give your age when you make the reservation. Then when you check in you get wrist bands and you wear those the whole time you're there. Anyone under 18 has a different color wrist band than everyone else (my sister's was bright purple) so it stood out that she was underage. It's quite dumb those because the disco is on the Cove side and you have to be over 18 to go in there...

        #354 Tinkatude

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          Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:01 AM

          Hi NAM,

          I am getting married in 13 days at Aventura..I see you had someone doing your hair and your makeup in your room.. Did you hire them from the resort or were they from the salon? If you hired them from outside the resort..how did you find them and was it expensive? Also, how did you like Del Sol Photography? I am still trying to decide about the photography..

          Kim

          #355 NaM

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            Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:22 PM

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            Originally Posted by Tinkatude
            Hi NAM,

            I am getting married in 13 days at Aventura..I see you had someone doing your hair and your makeup in your room.. Did you hire them from the resort or were they from the salon? If you hired them from outside the resort..how did you find them and was it expensive? Also, how did you like Del Sol Photography? I am still trying to decide about the photography..

            Kim
            Congratulations...that's so close!!!
            Nope, they aren't related to the resort. His name is Fernado Fuentes (make-up) and I don't know who the guy doing my hair was...just one of his work partners. He was a recommendation from Del Sol and he was a bit pricey...about $500 for trial plus wedding day hair and make up. Plus 2 days of day passes for both...so about $700 total.
            Yes, I absolutely loved working with Del Sol. They have been great through the whole process and I couldn't be happier with the pictures. Not sure that they would be available though this close to the date but wouldn't hurt to check!
            Good luck!

            #356 CristiandJamie

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              Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:41 PM

              I'm trying to figure out what we should do for our guests (tours, etc..) and I wanted to see what did all of you do for your wedding?

              So far we have the following planned

              Thursday 6/24 - Welcome party (meet up at the lobby for drinks then head to dinner)

              Friday 6/25 - Thinking of doing some type of group activity late morning and early afternoon. 7pm - dinner reservations

              Saturday 6/26 - Wedding starts at 3pm. Cocktail reception from 4:30 to 6pm then dinner reservations afterwards.

              Sunday 6/27 - Thinking of doing brunch


              What do you guys think?
              Cristi & Jamie
              http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

              #357 mmmissyyy

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                Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:49 PM

                Questions about the wedding packages:

                I was initially under the impression that hair, nails and makeup were included in the wedding package I purchased, but now I've gone back and re-read it and it doesn't mention it anywhere. Does that cost extra?

                Second, my question is regarding the "dinner reservation for up to 35 guests." How strict is this? I have between 35 to 40 guests, does that mean I HAVE to purchase a private event? And is the dinner reservation just reserving a section at one of the restaurants? If I want to eat at the Pandero Terrace, is that considered a private event?

                Sorry for a million questions, I just realized how unclear I am with all of this and would like to anticipate any extra costs once we arrive.

                Thanks in advance!

                #358 CristiandJamie

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                  Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:15 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by mmmissyyy
                  Questions about the wedding packages:

                  I was initially under the impression that hair, nails and makeup were included in the wedding package I purchased, but now I've gone back and re-read it and it doesn't mention it anywhere. Does that cost extra?

                  Second, my question is regarding the "dinner reservation for up to 35 guests." How strict is this? I have between 35 to 40 guests, does that mean I HAVE to purchase a private event? And is the dinner reservation just reserving a section at one of the restaurants? If I want to eat at the Pandero Terrace, is that considered a private event?

                  Sorry for a million questions, I just realized how unclear I am with all of this and would like to anticipate any extra costs once we arrive.

                  Thanks in advance!
                  I have received a spa menu with all the prices and to get your hair done it's aprx $42. I think make-up is around the same amount.
                  As for dinner, I dont think they would be that stricted if you are over by a couple of people for the dinner reservations. I would check with your onsite coordinator to see what they think. My coordinator is Dulce and she is very helpful and accommodating.

                  I will see if I can find the spa menu and post it.
                  Cristi & Jamie
                  http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

                  #359 CristiandJamie

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                    Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:18 AM

                    Attached is the Spa Salon menu for 2010.
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                    http://img.weddingco...er/7nhul9k2.png32 guests including Bride and Groom... and counting

                    #360 mmmissyyy

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                      Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:46 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by CristiandJamie
                      I'm trying to figure out what we should do for our guests (tours, etc..) and I wanted to see what did all of you do for your wedding?

                      So far we have the following planned

                      Thursday 6/24 - Welcome party (meet up at the lobby for drinks then head to dinner)

                      Friday 6/25 - Thinking of doing some type of group activity late morning and early afternoon. 7pm - dinner reservations

                      Saturday 6/26 - Wedding starts at 3pm. Cocktail reception from 4:30 to 6pm then dinner reservations afterwards.

                      Sunday 6/27 - Thinking of doing brunch


                      What do you guys think?
                      Thanks for the reply! That was very helpful. My coordinator is Yazmin, and she's been pretty slow so far, and not very thorough about explaining things... It's getting pretty frustrating. I find I get faster, more accurate answers from this forum anyways haha.

                      Your itinerary seems very similar to what mine is going to look like. Friday I was thinking of doing some kind of icebreaker game/group activity. Scavenger hunt maybe? Something to get everyone acquainted and comfortable with each other before the wedding. What were you thinking of?




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