Here's a quick rundown of our wedding
I used the hair and makeup from the resort and it was awesome! I just brought in photos of what I wanted and she did an amazing job. I was a little nervous about it all and did not do a trial run, but everything was perfect. My hair is long and I knew my fiance (now husband) wanted to see me with my hair down and curly. I had my laptop and showed the lady a photo from my Pinterest collection of hair styles the moment just before she started. It worked perfectly.
We really wanted to do a beach wedding, but when it came down to it the gazebo was the winner. It was less windy, we could actually hear each other talking and everything about the gazebo was great! We used the curtains, a runner with roses, the rocks/candles and rented tiffany chairs. It was beautiful. We did ask that the fountains be turned off because even though they were beautiful they were very loud. N. had them turned back on after the ceremony ended. We also requested that champagne be waiting for us and our guests right after the ceremony so we could hang out in the gazebo, have a toast and chat before heading to the beach for group photos. N. had everything timed out perfectly. The X-lounge was perfect for the cocktail hour. We had a Bose system following us around with music that we picked and it really set the mood. It was definately loud enough. The reception was supposed to be at the Spice Terrace, but with an 80% chance of rain they moved it to Touscana restaurant on the terrece. They were able to put up my paper lanterns which looked awesome!! The waitstaff here are the most amazing that we have ever had. When we would think of something that we needed they would already be there with it. I would definately do Touscana Terrece for the reception just for the service they provided. They are also the same servers that provide the breakfast and lunch buffet. LOVE them! Our cake was cute, and I did make a few changes to it before everyone saw it - like turing the cake topper around to a prettier side of the cake and adding some flowers from our centerpieces and moving the plates and cake cutting knife off to the side for photos. It was really amazing and N. and the staff was great.
I actually only saw N. three times, once for our initial meeting, once before I was going to walk down the aisle and at the end of our ceremony waiting with the servers who had the champagne. She was really sweet and always made sure that someone was taking care of us and was a point person for whatever we needed at each of the different locations.
Basically if you think of it, they will bring it to you. Everything is so perfect.