I wore my hair up because I was worried about being hot and sweating. It was definitely hot on the day of the wedding and I'm glad I had it up, even though we had our ceremony in the chapple. Also consider that if you plan on taking pictures on the beach or near the water, there are going to be strong breezes blowing your hair everywhere. It was a challenge with just my veil =) I would have loved to have my hair down but I thnk I made the right choice based on the weather. (For reference we got married in October at 4:00pm).
As for getting your hair done there - Rafa is AMAZING. They have plenty of books down there and she literally can replicate anything. My mom, sister, mother-in-law and both bridesmaids had their hair done and get exactly the result they were looking for - I was surprised how good the stylists were. Unfortunately, Rafa is the only name I can remember because she did my hair. I speak Spanish so I didn't have a problem with communicating but my mom and sister don't and they were just fine with showing pictures.
If you book a service with them (hair, spa, etc) you get a free hydra-treatment if you want. It's pretty cool - my sister and I went a few hours before our hair appointments and got to experience different jacuzzis, pools, massagers, etc.
None of us got our makeup done there but after seeing what a great job they did with hair I'd be confident that they do great makeup. They had a room for us where we could get our hair done together, talk, take pictures, do our makeup and get ready. It was really perfect.
Make sure to let them know that you want a golf cart from the Spa to your wedding site! For some reason the ball was dropped on this and my mom was freaking out that we were going to be "late." The resort is big and it would have taken us 20 minutes to get to the chaple - also taking into consideration the dress/shoes weren't exactly excercise gear and I would have been a sweaty puddle by the time we got there. I was oddly calm - I guess I figured the wedding couldn't start until i was there so they could all wait =) It didn't turn into an issue, but it was a minor inconvenience.
Originally Posted by ElDorado2012
Did any of the brides who have already been married at the resort have their hair down for their wedding? I'm wondering if it's gong to be too humid for my hair to be down (i.e. it will get frizzy and lose the loose curls I want to have)... Also, if anyone had their makeup done at the salon at EDR, how did you like it? Can you send or direct me to a picture of how it looked? Thank you