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#31 sunitam

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    Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:33 PM

    its me again, can i ask a few more questions :)

    did you get your makeup done at the spa and were you happy with it, or did you have to touch it up yourself? And did you bring a picture of how you wanted your makeup to look? I was thinking of bringing my own makeup and going for a trial before i go..your hair looked AWESOME by the way

    can i ask how much you tipped Cecilia and did you wait until after the wedding or before? I was thinking of bringing her a present like a beauty package plus a tip, just wondering what the standard is

    Thanks again for the review, you really looked amazing

    #32 JT3

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      Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:53 PM

      WOW this is a great review.... I love reading these reviews I cant wait for my wedding LOL... I do have a couple questions if you don’t mind answering. What time was your ceremony? Did you have a cocktail hour? How long was your reception? Who did your hair and makeup? You looked absolutely gorgeous. What time did you go to the spa to get your hair done? How much were your center pieces? ALso I know this is much to ask but do you have a price break down? I am sooooo sorry to ask sooooooooo many questions. Its just your wedding looked absolutely perfect... Thank you....

      #33 mc5363

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        Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:57 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by sunitam
        its me again, can i ask a few more questions :)

        did you get your makeup done at the spa and were you happy with it, or did you have to touch it up yourself? And did you bring a picture of how you wanted your makeup to look? I was thinking of bringing my own makeup and going for a trial before i go..your hair looked AWESOME by the way

        can i ask how much you tipped Cecilia and did you wait until after the wedding or before? I was thinking of bringing her a present like a beauty package plus a tip, just wondering what the standard is

        Thanks again for the review, you really looked amazing
        Please ask away! This site saved me and I am happy to help in any way I can. I did have my make up done at the salon and a couple of my bridesmaids did as well. Two different women did it and everyone looked awesome! I did bring my own makeup but just becuase I am a little funny about using foundation, etc. but they had plenty to choose from there. I never went for a trial for hair or make up. I just told the women what I wanted the day of the wedding and it was beyond expectation. They do a fabulous job at the salon.

        I gave Cecilia a tip at our initial meeting and wanted to give her more after the wedding, but never ran into her. She really went above and beyond and I want to think of something to send her now as a thank you. She really is absolutely fabulous! If you need anymore details, feel free to email me at
        mc5363@yahoo.com. Hope this helps!

        #34 mc5363

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          Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:05 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by JT3
          WOW this is a great review.... I love reading these reviews I cant wait for my wedding LOL... I do have a couple questions if you don’t mind answering. What time was your ceremony? Did you have a cocktail hour? How long was your reception? Who did your hair and makeup? You looked absolutely gorgeous. What time did you go to the spa to get your hair done? How much were your center pieces? ALso I know this is much to ask but do you have a price break down? I am sooooo sorry to ask sooooooooo many questions. Its just your wedding looked absolutely perfect... Thank you....
          Happy to help! Since it is winter, the sun sets around 5:00 in Cancun. I wanted to maks sure we got some pictures in the daylight so our ceremony was at 3:30. it was over by 4:00 and we had about an hour to get some of the scenary in the pictures.

          I did not have a cocktail hour and actually traded that for extra guests at dinner. It worked out perfectly though becuase there is a lobby bar right by the gazebo so my guests went there for drinks. They also set up a full bar right on the beach so guests were able to head down a little early and have a cocktail by the ocean before introductions.

          I don't remember the woman's name who did my hair and make up but she was the most experienced one at the salon. They always reserve the most experienced beautician for the bride, but the other 2 women did great jobs as well. All the girls looked great and were very pleased. Since I had 7 bridesmaids, plus my sister and mom getting hair done, we started at 9:00am. I had a 9:30 manicure followed by a salt scrub and massage (1 hour) with my MOH at 10:00 and then started hair and make up. I think I was done by 1:00. My photographer was coming at 2:00 so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to get up to my room before they came.

          My center pieces were actually free. They have them at Dreams. You do have to pay extra if you choose flowers though. I just loved the look of the tea light with sand and shells. It looked really pretty.

          I dont really have a price breakdown, but I can give you some more details if you want to shoot me an email. Let me know if you have any more questions.

          #35 mc5363

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            Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

            Here are some more pics:

            Hallway
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            Outside the World Cafe
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            Coco Cafe
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            Bed the Day of Wedding
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            Honeymooners
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            Treats from the hotel throughout the week
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            Swing Bar
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            #36 mc5363

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              Posted 13 November 2009 - 05:15 PM

              Wedding Day flowers from hubby to be
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              Morning Mimosas at the Spa
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              Getting Ready
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              Ceremony
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              Room
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              #37 JT3

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                Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:00 PM

                Hi Maria...

                Thank you. I will be emailing you after I write down all the questions ... I love all the pictures you have included... This is a perfect review I can't stop reading it and thank you again for all your help.. Just an FYI if you get an email from Judoki@aol.com, thats me..:)

                #38 Nikki&James

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                  Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:48 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by mc5363
                  You should check what time the sun sets in December. In November, it set every night around 5 so we scheduled our ceremony to begin at 3:30. The ceremony was over by 4:00 and left us some time to get pictures in the daylight. I wanted some of them to have the beautiful background. It would stink if all your pictures were in the dark becuase it really is a gorgeous location. I'll post my professional ones when I get them:)
                  Thanks so much!!
                  God i am worrying now.... I have emailed Cecilia to ask her opinion & if we can change the ceremony to a bit earlier.
                  I do want some sunset pictures but defo want to get married in the sunshine & lots of hot & sunny piccies.

                  #39 Mardigras

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                    Posted 14 November 2009 - 01:57 AM

                    Congratulations! Thank you so much for the review. Loved the choice of flowers, I was wondering how they would look with blue dresses (your BM's are wearing). Great pics, great review, looks like y'all had an amazing time!!

                    #40 Mardigras

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                      Posted 14 November 2009 - 02:09 AM

                      Congratulations! Thank you so much for the review. Loved the choice of flowers, I was wondering how they would look with blue dresses (your BM's are wearing). Great pics, great review, looks like y'all had an amazing time!!




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