| Originally Posted by Shona |
I am getting married January 14, 2010 at EDSS. I was also trying to plan everything before we left but after reading this entire thread I think we will just wait until we get there. I do have a couple of questions for EDSS brides though:
1) Anyone get make-up done at the resort any reviews? I am trying to decide whether to pay someone or just do it myself.
2) Can someone tell me how to download all the word documents in this thread (i.e. map of wedding locations)?
3) What is the early sitting for the private reception? I can't believe one person said they got to pay extra "music" costs for the reception to last until minght. My TA specifically enquired about this and Lomas said NO! Not even if we paid for a private cocktail party AFTER the dinner - crazy!
4) How much are the set-up fees? After being totally discouraged by the (in my opinion) obnoxious prices of decorations I have decided I will bring my own DIY handmade centrepieces, fans and programs for chairs and OOT bags. But in order to have these all handed out how much is that going to run me? I am sure my sister would do the set-up for me but someone even suggested they charge you for that! WTF?!
Anyways, thanks for all the tips and tricks, esp. the LOONG review by one recent bride - very helpful and so appreciated.
Anyways.. I just sent Valeria my WC an email about the getting charged for one of my guests to put my fans and programs out.. so we'll see what she says.. I said there should be no reason why I should get charged if none of the hotel people are doing anything.. so we'll see!!
I to am still on the fence about getting the makeup trial and makeup on the day done by the resort or not... cause it seems like a waste of money.. and I don't even like when other people do it now.. had one trial done here at a Merle Norman.. and hated the look she gave me... not how I like it done anyways.. I think the previous brides all did their own..?
I think for downloading the word documents you need to have more points or something?? Not positive though.
For the early sitting thats for the honeymoon dinner that is offered in the wedding package.. not for the reception.. I am hoping we can get it extended too.. but won't be paying extra or mentioning it till we get down there!!!
Anyways welcome to the thread! Hope we can help you out!!!