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I can't wait to see your hair - can you post photos? I am having difficulty deciding on how to do my hair...going in for a trial with my own hairdresser Saturday
 

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Sehausle, Here is the Kate Middleton look I had with me:

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And I told her this was what I wanted the front to look like.  I like the sweep of the bangs: Wedding Hairstyles 2012

 

And here I am!  These are the best photos I have of my hair thus far (slowly getting the professional ones in!):

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Originally Posted by Sehausle View Post

 

Wow you look incredibly stunning !!! Have you ever seen downton Abby ? You look just like lady Mary !

AWH!!  Thank you!  I LOVE that show!!  

 

As far as your hair, rest assured you will look beautiful!  Diana did a wonderful job in the salon.  I got nervous at one point because it felt like she was putting curls instead of more of a 'weave/braid' and she let me see the back.  She asked lots of questions and was very patient with me and took direction well!  :)  When is your wedding?  

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I just sent an email to the spa and requested her specifically - I definitely want something similar.. I want an up-do that will stay put, did yours? Our wedding date is October 19, 2013 were doing the chapel, then the balcony area or veranda for cocktail hour, then (because I begged) they agreed to let me have the reception in the wine cellar if I paid of course lol  I was nervous that the ballroom would be too big for our small group of 22-24.

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Originally Posted by Sehausle View Post

 

I just sent an email to the spa and requested her specifically - I definitely want something similar.. I want an up-do that will stay put, did yours? Our wedding date is October 19, 2013 were doing the chapel, then the balcony area or veranda for cocktail hour, then (because I begged) they agreed to let me have the reception in the wine cellar if I paid of course lol  I was nervous that the ballroom would be too big for our small group of 22-24.

Oh my goodness, did it EVER stay put!  I literally pulled out 70-80 bobby pins at the end of the night.  You'd never know it from the photos though.  The Spa contacted me about 1 month prior and confirmed appointments for myself, mothers, bridesmaids, and flower girl.  I got confirmation numbers, appt times, and everything.  Being 'type A' I also confirmed once I got down there.  :)

 

Can I give some advice?  The chapel and the wine cellar are right next door to each other and the Lobby is pretty far away from them.  If I was you, I'd maybe consider the Sugar Reef Bar or the beach for the cocktail hour simply so the guests are not running all over the resort.  Just a thought!  

 

We had dinner one night in the Wine Cellar and it was beautiful.  Lovely service and ambiance, etc.  I will warn you that the room itself is a rectangle with a large pillar in the middle--effectively separating it into 2 rooms.  I'd probably try to put all the guests/tables on one side of the room/pillar and the dance floor on the other.  Hope that helps!

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Originally Posted by gipsymoth View Post

 

Oh my goodness, did it EVER stay put!  I literally pulled out 70-80 bobby pins at the end of the night.  You'd never know it from the photos though.  The Spa contacted me about 1 month prior and confirmed appointments for myself, mothers, bridesmaids, and flower girl.  I got confirmation numbers, appt times, and everything.  Being 'type A' I also confirmed once I got down there.  :)

 

Can I give some advice?  The chapel and the wine cellar are right next door to each other and the Lobby is pretty far away from them.  If I was you, I'd maybe consider the Sugar Reef Bar or the beach for the cocktail hour simply so the guests are not running all over the resort.  Just a thought!  

 

We had dinner one night in the Wine Cellar and it was beautiful.  Lovely service and ambiance, etc.  I will warn you that the room itself is a rectangle with a large pillar in the middle--effectively separating it into 2 rooms.  I'd probably try to put all the guests/tables on one side of the room/pillar and the dance floor on the other.  Hope that helps!

 

Were not allowed to have dancing at the reception in the wine cellar so I was planning on dancing at our cocktail hour and then of course afterward (is there a club or live music anywhere?) Do you think it will comfortably fit 20-24 people? Also, did you happen to notice if there was a side table (for favors, cake etc?)  I want to do one long table so we can sit family style. It won't be a super traditional reception...

 

If the cocktail hour and chapel are far away it isn't too big of a deal because we aren't doing our cocktail hour directly after, were waiting a half hour to allow for more pictures . Is there plenty of room if we want to dance? I was going to save my mexican trio for this part of the wedding.

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Ahh! I have a January 28, 2014 wedding date and these are the 1st posts that made it all seems real!! Do they at least give you a map or something to help you out when you are picking all of these places??? 

 

Also, what did everyone's timeline look like for getting ready/pictures/salon?? I have my photographer for 5 hours right now, I figured an hour in the room with the girls, so I guess I should make my hair appointment before that right?? My ceremony is at 4pm, and we're doing pictures before. So maybe hair appt. at 12:30, then getting ready in the room from 2-3 with photographer, then our couple pictures from 3-4...what does everyone think?

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Originally Posted by Sehausle View Post

 

 

Were not allowed to have dancing at the reception in the wine cellar so I was planning on dancing at our cocktail hour and then of course afterward (is there a club or live music anywhere?) Do you think it will comfortably fit 20-24 people? Also, did you happen to notice if there was a side table (for favors, cake etc?)  I want to do one long table so we can sit family style. It won't be a super traditional reception...

 

If the cocktail hour and chapel are far away it isn't too big of a deal because we aren't doing our cocktail hour directly after, were waiting a half hour to allow for more pictures . Is there plenty of room if we want to dance? I was going to save my mexican trio for this part of the wedding.

Yeah, the Wine Cellar is "IN" Portofino the Italian restaurant, so it doesn't surprise me they've banned a DJ or dancing as you would hear it in the main restaurant.  

 

As far as a side table, I had Anabel arrange for one at my reception at the entrance of the ballroom where I displayed a large map which the guests signed and had luggage tags as namecards.  She did this without any extra charge.  Also, I had old photos of our grandparents that I wanted displayed on the cake table.  Apparently the cake table is usually a small round table, but she arranged for me to have a long rectangular one instead.  It was perfect.

 

I'm glad your cocktail hour isn't right after the ceremony.  That will give guests time to get over there :) There is plenty of room to dance and the Mexican Trio there will be perfect.  I kind of regret not having music at my cocktail hour so it will be wonderful!  My guests' only complaint about that location was that there wasn't a breeze, which is surprising because you'd think on the 2nd story there would be one.  Luckily air conditioning is just steps away inside the lobby.

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Originally Posted by rootkl View Post

 

Ahh! I have a January 28, 2014 wedding date and these are the 1st posts that made it all seems real!! Do they at least give you a map or something to help you out when you are picking all of these places??? 

 

Also, what did everyone's timeline look like for getting ready/pictures/salon?? I have my photographer for 5 hours right now, I figured an hour in the room with the girls, so I guess I should make my hair appointment before that right?? My ceremony is at 4pm, and we're doing pictures before. So maybe hair appt. at 12:30, then getting ready in the room from 2-3 with photographer, then our couple pictures from 3-4...what does everyone think?

Hi Rootkl!!  I'm glad you're getting excited!  And it sounds like you're planning ahead, which is a very good thing to do.  I waited too long and it all built up.  There is no such thing as TOO EARLY in wedding planning!!  :)

 

As far as a map, I'd just google them.  Here is one I found (it's also for the 'timeshare' people that are at the resort if u want to check them out):  http://www.unlimitedvacationclub.com/Resorts/Dreams/DreamsTulumResortSpa.aspx 

The resort really isn't that big.  I was worried the ballrooms were forever away, but they really aren't.  You can walk just about anywhere in 10 minutes or less.  

 

The Spa arranged the timing of my hair/makeup appt.  I had a 5pm ceremony and they scheduled me at 12noon, which at first seemed really early, but in reality time just disappears during that day.  Due to unforeseen complications (I'll explain in my review) I arrived at 1230pm and my appt lasted until 245pm.  I ran back to the room, got into my dress and then met with my fiance for a pre-wedding photo shoot at 315pm.  We were done by 345pm, I took photos with my BMs, the mothers, and the flower girl.  And we had ordered room service to be delivered at 4pm for a little bit of 'down time'.  Next thing I knew, my dad was at the door and it was time to go!  Give yourself lots of extra time.

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