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Congrats FutureKeese22 .. thanks for the review!  I love reading all the reviews:)
Question:  Do I need to book spa appointments before the trip or do we do that there?  
Also Im Arriving on the Thursday afternoon and getting Married Saturday, any suggestion about trial Hair?
Did everyone else have to pay the fee to have an outside vendor do hair and makeup?
Thanks

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FutureKeese22, You looked beautiful and radiant in your pics........Congratulations.  I agree with LinzWarr that the reviews are great.  It makes you more excited, seeing past brides finally do it.  Can't wait for my big day.......11 months to go!!!!  Already got the dress and shoes.  lol

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Your photos are stunning!! Congrats!!

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Originally Posted by Lola1974 View Post

 

Does anyone have prices for hair and make up at the resort....thanks

 

I just got back and paid for the bridal hair and makeup and it was 210$ all inclusive and that included a free trial. They did an amazing job!

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Hello Brides,

 

Another review for you. I was just at the resort from June 28 to July 5 and had my wedding on July 1, 2013. It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Let me break it down for you...

 

Hotel- Its huge, We were in room 18415 and had a view of the main beach and it was private and beautiful. Food was good. Beach is nice, pool is nice..... The only thing I got complaints alot about was the towels. They have a towel shortage at the hotel for sure. We got told to come back constantly when we tried to replace our beach towels. They really should order more! And it the room as well. Our room was always stocked but alot of my friends complained that the cleaning lady would take the towels and not give new ones. If you want to avoid this problem, pack an extra towel in case...

 

Wedding planner- Originally I had Chandlyn, then I had Donna Lee and when I got there it was Tamika who became my new planner. She was amazing and so accomodating. We met and went over every detail and she was wonderful. I told her my vision and she made it happen. We brought our own chair ties and decor and wanted it set up a certain way and she did just that. I made a plan on the reception ( a play by play list) for her and she found it really helpful. If you have anything you need from the planners, be specific and they will get it done.

 

Wedding Day- It was a beautiful sunny morning, shaping up to be a great day. Went to get my hair done at 1pm for my 4pm wedding. They did a great job and had mimosa's waiting for us. GOt back to the room at 3pm and Chris Lee was already there waiting for me. I invited him in and ofered him a soda while I continued to get ready, put on my dress etc. Then at 3:30pm WORST NIGHTMARE happened- It was pouring rain! Pouring! I was so upset. I kept looking out the window and praying for it to stop. The phone started ringing saying we are going to wait and delay a little bit etc.  I continued my shoot and Chris kept me calm telling me he knows it will pass. And it did!!! at 4pm the show was back on the road and everyone went down to the Gazebo.

 

Flowers- I got an upgraded bouquet #52 in the booklet i think and it was so pretty. We ordered 2 vases for the Gazebo and other flowers werealso placed there. Gorgeous work!

 

Ceremony- was short and sweet -15 mins tops and then a champagne toast and steel drum band was playing for my 67 guests. It was great and I cried as I walked down the isle. Took some family shots and a group shot and then we continued on our own for an 1.5 hour.

 

Photographer- As mentioned above, I had Chris Lee and the man was incredible. I was beyind happy with the gorgeous pictures he took. I will post some! He was a pleasure to work with as well.

 

Recpetion- Because we had a big group we booked the Dolce Vita and closed it down for a privat reception and the craziest dance party ever!  It was a blast, food was good, pspeeches, toasts and dancing until the walls were sweating!  Everyone cannot stop raving about the wedding and how beautiful it was.

 

All in all, it was amazing and they know what they are doing, My advice, plan your wedding and all the details and have alot of notes for the wedding planner and at the meeting and rehearsal make sure she "sees your vision". Don't worry about their slow replied to emails etc. Just know that they will pull it off as you want and hope! Relax and enjoy. The day passed so quickly it seems like a dream, try to take a moment when you can and soak it all in!

 

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Congrats FutureReese22 and DandM2013!!!  Looks like your days turned out fabulously!  Gives us who are still in the planning stages that everything will work out in the end...even though at times it feel futile.

Loved the pictures you posted!  Very happy for you both! :-)

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