Congrats to all you future and past brides! This time is such an exciting time in our lives.
We're getting married at Sun Place Resort on 01/15/12, which will be our four year anniversary. We're so excited!
I have a few questions for some of the past brides... Did any of you use the hair stylist at the resorts? Are they really good? I'm thinking of doing a side ponytail with lots of curls. And have it slightly pushed up so my hair doesn't look flat and add a flower in my hair. I'm nervous because I have never wore my hair like this before and I can't find a good picture that shows exactly what I'm hoping my hair will look like. Just curious how good their stylist really are...?
Next question, Photography! The most important part of wedding planning. I was going to just trust the resort photographers because I've heard they are good. But then I have heard from some brides that it's not worth the price. And they do charge a lot! It's around $1500 for only 150 photos. I have been doing a little research and have come across Juan Navarro. Has anyone used him? I have read great reviews on him and he is rated #5 on this website. He charged $1100 for 350 photos. So far I have been really impressed with him. He responds to my emails within 24 hours and is very detailed with anyswering my questions. His work also looks amazing and he seems to be very creative. Just curious what some of you other Palace Resort brides plan to do. I know Palace Resorts used to not allow outside wedding photographers but have recently changed their rules. I think they now charge $88 fee for a day pass. Which still seems to be worth it.
Okay, on to the outfits. I can't figure out what would be best for my fiance to wear to our ceremony. I have seen white linens and ivory suits. My dress is an off white color. I thought an ivory suit would look good but some people said not to have him wear a suit on the beach. And then what about shoes? I'm not big on mens feet. LOL! I've seen some barefoot and some with shoes. What do yall think looks best?
Now for our parents. We're doing a small wedding with just our moms. And my step-dad is going to marry us. If we're wearing off white and our wedding theme is blue. What colors should our moms wear for pictures? At first I thought off white too but then we wouldn't stand out as much. I considered a dress with blue in it to match our theme but it's hard to match blue. I might be thinking too much but just was curious on others peoples thoughts...
I know this was a long post. But I have a lot of questions and would love to get some advice and opinions. Thanks for your time. Good luck on your wedding planning. Or congrats if you're already married.