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Oh dear, this doesn't sound promising at all!  I'm down there getting married in two weeks and I've booked the spa!!  DOH!

 

What was it that you had asked for and what is it that they gave you?  I too, am afraid of what the humidity will do to my hair, so I think I'm wearing it up.  Will decide on the first day I'm down there and what happens with my fuzziness!

 

Originally Posted by AngelaCollins View Post

Just got back from getting married on April 30th! It was lovely! I brought my own flowers, and was given a table floral arrangement in place of them.
Dolce Vita was lovely. We had a whole section to ourselves that was far away from everyone (in the circular part of the restaurant if you look at photos of it). The food was delicious (We got the squash thyme soup and chicken with walnuts option), and everyone raved about the food for the following days.
The ladies at the spa did not follow how I wanted my hair done, and I even brought photos and had a trial. My hair ended up falling due to the humidity, as well as my MOH's hairstyle. I was also burned by the hairstylist twice, once in the back of my neck and the other right on my forehead. The one on my forehead blistered and looked horrible... and the girls at the spa didn't even care. That was my only bad experience throughout the trip.
The photographer we hired was through the resort. It was $550 for the medium package which included pre-wedding, wedding ceremony, and after the wedding shots. He was very good and I would recommend him.
Any questions about my wedding, just ask!

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Hi Ladies,

 

Not sure if any of you have received the latest email from Donnalee or not at this point. We have booked the unforgettable wedding package and were informed today that we are now responsible for paying the Government fees of $250. I was originally told that these would be included in this package due to the price of the package.

 

Just wondering if anyone else has received this email or any other information regarding the fees, as well as your response as she clealry states that all other brides have agreed to this change.

 

Definitely am not impressed at the last minute changes as we leave in 18 days. angry.gif

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We got married on April 30th, and the day prior to our wedding we sat down with the WC and went over everything. She gave me a run through of what we had to pay and added the $250 minister fees ontop of the $400 package that we had requested. I asked her about it, since I too thought that it was included in the price, but she said that the policy just changed... and what am I supposed to do at that point other than pay it? My husband said that it wasn't a big deal, but we had to pay $75 extra for chair ties (in cash) and then $250 extra for minister fees. Be prepared to spend more money that originally thought!

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Also, Kristo.... I had requested for my hair to be down with large curls in it. They ended up just curling the very bottoms with a tiny curling iron because they said that it would fall due to the humidity (which makes sense). They kept trying to convince me to do my hair half up/ half down, which I repeatedly said I didn't want. I think having your hair up is a safe bet.... I just think they are used to doing hair a certain way for brides, and get lost when someone wants something different.

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I had my hair done at the spa and I was really happy with it.  My hair never holds curls normally so I was very worried that with the humidity it wouldnt hold at all.  I had my hair half up half down and they curled it and used this amazing spray which they call Jamaican cement.  My hair fell a little bit by supper but stayed really well.  I was considering doing my hair all up, but Im very glad I didn't.  I also took pictures with me from a hair trial I had with my hairdresser before I left, and they pretty much replicated it exactly.

Originally Posted by Kristo View Post

Oh dear, this doesn't sound promising at all!  I'm down there getting married in two weeks and I've booked the spa!!  DOH!

 

What was it that you had asked for and what is it that they gave you?  I too, am afraid of what the humidity will do to my hair, so I think I'm wearing it up.  Will decide on the first day I'm down there and what happens with my fuzziness!

 

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I sent it FutureKeese.

 

Can anyone tell me how much "cash" I should bring for the actual wedding. What needs to be paid for up front? Can anything be put on to your room...therefore putting it on a credit card?

thanks

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We paid for the wedding costs on credit card.  They won't charge it to your room, you pay when you meet with them.  I have heard in the past the requested cash from some brides for minister fees but I beleive they have just started including this in the credit card transaction.  You have to pay for everything on the day you meet with the wedding planners, which is usually 2 or 3 days before your wedding.  However, anything done at the spa gets charged to your room, they dont accept any cash or credit card payment there.

Originally Posted by pask454 View Post

I sent it FutureKeese.

 

Can anyone tell me how much "cash" I should bring for the actual wedding. What needs to be paid for up front? Can anything be put on to your room...therefore putting it on a credit card?

thanks

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