Jump to content
jfwolfe72

El Dorado Royale (EDR) Brides - POST HERE!

Recommended Posts

I had both my hair and makeup done and did trials for both the day before the wedding. I had no clue how it would turn out, so for peace of mind, I met with the stylist the day before and she was really attentive to what I was looking for makeup wise and adjusting the hairstyle to my exact specifications. She even took my hair down and put it in another up-do for the rehearsal dinner so that my bridal hair style wouldnt be reveiled early!

 

Up to the day before the wedding, I didnt have my heart set on any particular hair style, so I just showed her 2-3 pics of things that I liked and she combined different elemtsn of all 3 styles to create something for me! I couldnt have been happier with my hair!

 

 

Originally Posted by LKocelko View Post

I've seen a lot of people comment on how happy they were with the spa for hair appointments. My question is, has anyone been for makeup as well, and what did they think? I'm pretty inept when it comes to that type of stuff, so I was planning on getting mine done but wanted some feedback before making appointments.

 

Also, did anyone go ahead with hair and/or makepu trials prior? Was it worth it? Anyone who didn't but wish they had? Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm usually pretty good at doing my own hair, except for when it comes to curling it and putting it in an updo. I thought for sure that I wanted an updo for our wedding because of the detail on the back of my dress. I scheduled a rehearsal hair appointment on the day before the wedding and I was pretty pleased with what my stylist created. She was even kind enough to restyle my hair before I left since we were all going out to dinner and I didn't want everyone to see my wedding day hair before the actual wedding. My actual hair appointment unfortunately did not go as well and right away I knew that I was unhappy. She used a lot of hair product and hairspray that made my hair look slicked back and greasy. It didn't look natural. For the rehearsal she had pinned curls along the nape of my neck and it looked so elegant. On the day of she pinned the curls differently and gave it a different shape that made it look more edgy. I had asked for two big braids along my hairline to lead into the curls but they were thin and the braid didn't start right at the part in my hair where I had asked them to be. I didn't have a rehearsal makeup session but did have my makeup done the day of. I asked for a natural look with just a touch of a smokey eye to make my eyes pop. The smokey eye ended up being real heavy and even after I asked her to blend it more it was just too dramatic. There was another bride there at the same time as me and I just loved her look. She looked so natural and beachy and I found myself envying her. The whole process took so long and I knew that if I had her change any of it I would barely have time to get back to my room and change before the ceremony started. When I got back to my room I pulled  the braids and all of the bobby pins out of my hair and luckily the curls still looked beautiful so I teased my roots a little and pulled the curls back into a low ponytail. I also wiped off most of the eye shadow and reapplied with my own makeup to get the look I was going for. I was so disappointed that I didn't like my hair since I had read so many good reviews about the salon. I wish now that I would have scheduled my appointment earlier in the day and then I could have had more time to be vocal about my dislikes about the look. The other brides I saw during our stay looked so beautiful and my bridesmaid looked amazing, so I have no doubt that their salon is full of talented women...it just wasn't the best for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never did a trail to save on money and my hair and makeup turned out great, I was truly impressed. I would have not changed a thing. I was lucky that I had no one in the room with me getting ready. So it was just me and my friends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To all you brides who did the symbolic ceremony, did they make you show your marriage license?

Here's why I ask...in SC you only need the signature and stamp of a notary public on your marriage license, then you file it and it's a done deal.....ceremony or not.

A friend of ours is a notary and is coming with us. We were going to sign our license and have her stamp it that day......shhhhhhhhh don't tell the state of SC lalala.gif

 

Soooooooooo......think they will care that our license isn't signed until that day???

Thanks so much!!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are doing a symbolic ceremony, Mexico/the resort does not need any documentation about you being married. Some people actually arent legally married in the States until they get back. SInce it isnt legal, you dont have to have a license.

Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

To all you brides who did the symbolic ceremony, did they make you show your marriage license?

Here's why I ask...in SC you only need the signature and stamp of a notary public on your marriage license, then you file it and it's a done deal.....ceremony or not.

A friend of ours is a notary and is coming with us. We were going to sign our license and have her stamp it that day......shhhhhhhhh don't tell the state of SC lalala.gif

 

Soooooooooo......think they will care that our license isn't signed until that day???

Thanks so much!!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

 

If you are doing a symbolic ceremony, Mexico/the resort does not need any documentation about you being married. Some people actually arent legally married in the States until they get back. SInce it isnt legal, you dont have to have a license.

So for any honeymoon package things you didn't need a license?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you mean by Honeymoon package things? Are  you staying at the resort immiediatly following your wedding? I would imagine you do not need your marriage certificate for that since you would have just had your wedding ceremony there.

 

We are doing the 1 year anniversary package coming up in May and it says we need to bring our marriage certificate, but my TA said that since we got married at an El Dorado resort, they count your one year from your wedding ceremony in Mexico and that we dont need to bring our marriage certificate.

Originally Posted by nbateman View Post

So for any honeymoon package things you didn't need a license?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So we ordered our own fabric to bring for gazebo sheers, because I was able to find them for $20/bolt. Aka I only spent $40, instead of the $300 the resort was going to charge. Score!

 

I'm a little uneasy, because I had emailed our WC and she said they use all sorts of fabrics and pretty much anything was fine. So we went with tulle because it was cheapest. For brides that have been there already, does this sound like it would work? I'm nervous it'll be weird and maybe we should get chiffon? I couldn't tell what the sheers they provide are made of. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

YAY!!! Well, we will have it with us so it's not a big deal but I wanted to make sure.

I can't believe time is flying by so fast......so much to do!!

 

Got everything together to start my invites.........have I mentioned I'm totally NOT crafty?? Not sure why I took on DIY invites, but oh well......here we go!! pinkie.gif

Me and a glue gun...should make for some good entertainment for my kids!!

 

Oh, I got my shoes......I will post a pic soon....OMG they rock!!!

 

Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

If you are doing a symbolic ceremony, Mexico/the resort does not need any documentation about you being married. Some people actually arent legally married in the States until they get back. SInce it isnt legal, you dont have to have a license.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, here's my fabulous wedding shoes.....I love, love, love them!!! love.gif

The starfish didn't come on the shoes, but I added them.....don't you just love them?!?!

 

400

 

400

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Planning to get married? Let’s discover some great wedding venues in Bangalore. The increasing demand for the wedding venues in Bangalore makes it very difficult for both the bride’s and groom’s family to get hold of a marriage hall that is suitable for the marriage. As they say, marriages have to be organized in a grand fashion. The atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding make it memorable for a lifetime. Though there are a plenty of wedding venues in Bangalore, there is only a handful of them that are really good, Offering the best possible experience.  Some of the most popular wedding venues in Bangalore are: THE TAMARIND TREE: Tamarind Tree has the old world charm. This is one of the best wedding venues in Bangalore that boast about its eco-friendly surrounding. Built in the middle of a few acres of garden filled with lush greenery and trees, which also includes the tamarind tree after which it was named, a pond, a stage for the band, classic looking pavilions for the guests to sit, and a lot of spaces around the area. The premise has two large kitchens with a very special fully stocked bar and a lot of space where the guests can dine comfortably. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Customer Reviews : Address: 88, Kanakapura road, Anjanapura post, Avalahalli, Royal Park residency layout 2, 9th phase. JP Nagar, Bangalore 560062 THE COURTYARD HOUSE: The courtyard house is located off Sarjapur Road, the premise is a unique and unconventional property suited for various events, namely weddings. The outdoor space of courtyard house draws in people looking to get away from the traffic and noise in the city, well within the city limits. The green grass and tall trees make for great photographic backdrops making it popular for wedding events. Customer Reviews : Address: Janatha Colony, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru 560087 RITZ-CARLTON:   The Ritz-Carlton has over 277 spacious rooms and suites and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangalore. Seven luxurious restaurants, the Ritz-Carlton spa, and tastefully appointed meeting spaces make it ideal to host marriage occasions. Customer Reviews : Address: 99, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560025 BALAN FARM CONVENTION CENTER: Balan farm is a green, wooded island of peace and serenity nestled quietly in the busy rapidly developing JP Nagar. Neighboring the Brigade Millenium Apartments and L&T South city it spreads across two acres of an old orchard retaining the ancient fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens. Balan Farm convention center JP Nagar has over 10,000 sq ft of the tiled canopy without any walls blocking and it makes for a really good view. Customer Reviews : Address: 99/4, Nataraja Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078 HYATT MG ROAD: Hyatt a 5 Star hotels in Bangalore is located on MG Road. The guest rooms are colorful with a great view of the city, this makes it an ideal place for private ceremonies with 2300 sq ft of meeting and event space. The Hyatt MG road, Bangalore also has restaurants like the Pink Poppadom, Liquid Lounge, and Bar. Customer Reviews : Address: 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru 560008 BUNGALOW 7 Bungalow7 offers a unique setting for a wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. The place hosts a variety of public and private events all within a stunning heritage setting of central Bangalore. Customer Reviews : Address: 7, Hall Road, Richards Town, Bengaluru 560005 GAYATRI VIHAR MANTAPA: Gayatri Vihar is one of the most luxurious wedding halls situated on Palace ground. It boasts of a massive one lakh sq ft area which can easily accommodate up to 5000 guests. The ambiance of the place makes it ideal for community gatherings and private parties. Customer Reviews : Address: Jayamahal Palace Ground, Bengaluru 560080
    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
    • In the 2017 bridal fashion week, many styles of wedding dresses were gradually popular. From serious bling to regal capes and fun and flirty short numbers, ByCouturier've got all the hottest wedding dress trends you need to know. Allover Sparkle
      Over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair. Perfect for evening nuptials under the stars, this trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you're rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.  Bold Ball Gowns
      If you're looking to make a dramatic entrance, a classic ball gown is for you—and we saw plenty of them. Take a cue from long, lace sleeves, or get glam with an embellished strapless bodice. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn heads.  Captivating Capes
      Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds movement to your gown, but feels fashion forward. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal look during your ceremony, then whisk it away to hit the dance floor at your reception. Short, Sassy Dresses
      Whether you show off your legs (and a killer pair of heels) in an embellished mini or opt for a more conservative midi-length number, a wedding dress with a flirty hemline is a chic way to mix it up. Not willing to give up your dream ball gown? Change into a shorter frock to spice up your reception or after-party.  Plunging Necklines
      The deep V-neckline is a must-try for two reasons: It flatters your upper body (even if you're busty!) and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace is ultra-feminine, while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have fashion tape handy the day of to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. 
      Skinny Straps
      We love this trend for two reasons: A gown with barely there straps has all of the sex appeal of a strapless neckline, plus added support. We call that a bridal fashion win. 
    • Hello all, 
      I am here to get some suggestions on the best places to go on a honeymoon. I am getting married by the end of next month. 
      I was thinking of Bali or Maldives. But just wanted to know other beautiful and romantic places. The wedding banquet hall is a gift from our parents. The hall they have booked for us is one of the best banquet halls in Vaughan I’ve ever seen... Other arrangements like the videographer, photographer, wedding dress, reception dress are all finalized. The next week we have the pre-wedding shoot. Also, I'll start sending the invitations the same week. So, it is going to be hectic and I don't have time to rest or look for some nice places. So, if anyone here could suggest some places would be a great help. 
      Let me know your suggestions. 
      Thanks in advance! 
  • Topics

×