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I was married there in June. You can get your dress pressed at the resort. I did not so I cant speak to the quality of the service. I had a private reception at the beach club and it was great. We loved it so much that we extended the reception an additional hour. We rented a speaker to hook up to my ipod for like $50, and one of my guests was the mc. The only problem was my heels kept getting caught in between the planks of the deck. It was very windy which kept the guests cool. My legs were a bit hot under my dress though but I think it was worth it to be so close to the ocean.
professional pics pictures by dawnandjeremy09 - Photobucket
There is the address to look at my professional pics on photobucket. You can see the girl who did my hair who was great. She is from the spa at the resort and the girl who did my sisters hair who was not so fabulous as her hair was falling out in the room before the wedding. My hair was falling out after the wedding but with such high humidity and the wind I accepted it as being a downfall of the beautiful location. You can also see the reception site. Hope this helps.
Dawn
Thanks! Do you mind if I send one of your pics to Marialma so she can identify the "good" hairdresser?

And for the ladies that brought in Doranna, is $190US her coming to the resort? Is that including all her travel and parking. Did you have to pay for a daypass for her or was she excused? Thanks!

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Thanks! Do you mind if I send one of your pics to Marialma so she can identify the "good" hairdresser?

And for the ladies that brought in Doranna, is $190US her coming to the resort? Is that including all her travel and parking. Did you have to pay for a daypass for her or was she excused? Thanks!

Yes the $190 included her coming to the resort. She did not mention any additional cost for parking but you do have to pay $65 day pass through the resort. She told me I could come to her house to have hair/make up done too. I was going to do that for the trial but I figured with the cabs and everything it wasnt worth leaving the resort. Hope this helps, good luck

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Yes the $190 included her coming to the resort. She did not mention any additional cost for parking but you do have to pay $65 day pass through the resort. She told me I could come to her house to have hair/make up done too. I was going to do that for the trial but I figured with the cabs and everything it wasnt worth leaving the resort. Hope this helps, good luck
Ouch - I just received an email from Marialma saying that the charge for outside vendors is $125 per person (yikes)...So you just had to pay $65 for your hair/makeup artist? I feel like the prices keep going up every time I get an email from the resort...they don't seem to be very consistant.

Who are you ladies using as photographers??

Thanks!

A

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Who are you ladies using as photographers??

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A
I'm using Nathaniel Thompson out of Santa Barbara. He's staying as a guest so I don't have to pay the vender fee. I suggest doing that even if you hire someone from the area. Right now prices are cheaper to stay the night, then to pay the guest pass for the day!

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Ouch - I just received an email from Marialma saying that the charge for outside vendors is $125 per person (yikes)...So you just had to pay $65 for your hair/makeup artist? I feel like the prices keep going up every time I get an email from the resort...they don't seem to be very consistant.

Who are you ladies using as photographers??

Thanks!

A
That's interesting....I e-mailed Marialma with this very same question about 2 weeks ago, and she told me the fee is $65 for the day pass. I am using Claudia Rodriguez as my photographer...

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That's interesting....I e-mailed Marialma with this very same question about 2 weeks ago, and she told me the fee is $65 for the day pass. I am using Claudia Rodriguez as my photographer...
From what I understand $65 is for a half day. So hairstylist usually comes in the morning only.

Full day pass = $125. So if you have a vendor like a photographer from morning to night then this is what you have to pay.

Also some photographers bring an assistant so that will double your cost. Make sure you find that out.

I am bringing Claudia's team: Citlalli (photo) + her assistant + Gerardo (video) for the whole day so that is $125x3. Lucky me! :)

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From what I understand $65 is for a half day. So hairstylist usually comes in the morning only.

Full day pass = $125. So if you have a vendor like a photographer from morning to night then this is what you have to pay.

Also some photographers bring an assistant so that will double your cost. Make sure you find that out.

I am bringing Claudia's team: Citlalli (photo) + her assistant + Gerardo (video) for the whole day so that is $125x3. Lucky me! :)
Thanks for clarifying, EmenGeeRoxx. I'm only having Claudia for half a day, thus the $65 fee.

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I'm using a photographer from Vancouver that will already be there. His name is Dean Sanderson - Dean Sanderson Wedding Photography

 

Our engagement pics are in my bio.

 

Marialma has never mentioned an 'outside vendors' fee to me. I just had the understanding I had to pay for a pass for him, although all along we were planning on just calling him a 'guest' to make things easier.

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Yes the $190 included her coming to the resort. She did not mention any additional cost for parking but you do have to pay $65 day pass through the resort. She told me I could come to her house to have hair/make up done too. I was going to do that for the trial but I figured with the cabs and everything it wasnt worth leaving the resort. Hope this helps, good luck
Thanks for ALL the info. We are going to Doranna's place for the trial. I'll drop off the fiancee and then head to 5th and meet the rest of my guests.

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