Originally Posted by LindsayR
Congrats!! I'm getting married at DPA in June and visited the resort last year. I looove it there. When I was down there I saw four weddings. I was told that all the brides used the hair and makeup from the resort and they all looked fabulous. Also, I have booked an outside photographer for the wedding. If you are looking for a photographer please look into Gonzalo Nunez. He takes amazing photos and is VERY reasonably priced! He also is extremely nice and gets back to you in emails very quickly! Good luck with your wedding planning!!!
Yay! So excited for Lindsay and Michelle...this is such a fun time for all of us!!
Glad to hear that the previous bride's you've seen look fab! Like I said, I'm getting anxiety but all in all I think after a trial run it'll all be fine. Any idea how much in advance I should schedule the appointments? Obviously I have time but curious how many months or weeks you suggest?
Yes, I've also read that we can change/substitute some of our options on the Gold package to suit our needs. My FI and I have bombarded poor Jacki with tons of questions about this kind of stuff and she's super responsive and pretty much OK with whatever. We're definitely keeping our cocktail hour but I've read that if you want a longer reception to forego it and add it to the end. Makes sense since there are all the bars your guests can chill at while you do your pictures. We're not spending the money on a DJ/dance floor since we'll have at most 25 guests and instead plan on just bringing our ipod with a playlist and using their speakers. We feel like a sit down intimate dinner with music will suffice and then afterwards just hang out at the bars. Part of the reason we choose DW was so we still had the wedding experience but don't find it completely necessary to have the full wedding reception that we would have it were at home if that makes sense.
The one thing we do plan on spending a little more $ on is the photographs as well!! Thanks for the recommendation Lindsay, we'll definitley look into Gonzalo! We literally just started looking this week and are interested in
I've read that we can get a credit for the resort photographer if we use someone outside as well. That being said, I think it's a couple hundred dollars which is a fraction of what it actually costs but oh well...we really love pictures and cannot fathom skimping on those!
Please keep me posted on everything else you ladies are thinking of doing, not doing, unsure about...I'm super excited to no longer feel like I'm doing this alone! :-)