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#1251 JenniferH114

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 08:45 AM

Angel did my hair and make-up, as well. He did a really great job. They use all MAC products. If you bring your own lashes they will put them on for you. I have really long hair, so mine took two hours total.

 

I did not use anything that other brides left, but I did leave almost all of my stuff there. I would imagine that the only useful items that were left are the chair sashes, if they will work with someone else's colors, a bunch of white starfish from the table d├ęcor and burlap table runners.

 

Also, we had thirty people on the pier for the cocktail hour, along with the Caribbean trio and our photographers and servers walking around. There was more than enough room.



#1252 JaimeCKL

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:02 AM

Quick question. Which restaurant did you all choose to have your romantic dinner for two at? Jessica sent me a form to fill out and that was one of our questions. Not sure what it entails.

 

Also, does anyone know if you get the Honeymoon package with the upgraded wedding package? 


 
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#1253 JenniferH114

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

@JaimeCKL - We didn't end up choosing a restaurant because we never had a problem getting in anywhere. My suggestion would be to use it for the hibachi since that's the only restaurant you have to show up at 4:30pm for to make a reservation at 5:30 pm for later in the evening. We went to hibachi with about 25 of us, so the reservation through Jessica wouldn't have helped. Otherwise, we got in every restaurant within five minutes, if not immediately. I might add that for parts of our stay the entire resort was booked and we still never had an issue. I think one night a few people had to wait about 20 mins for the Lobster House, but the martini bar is nearby so no complaints from them.

 

You do get the basic honeymoon package.


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#1254 Sabes44

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:05 PM

@JamieCKL we chose Chez Isabell which is the "nicest" restaurant they have and in my opinion the most romantic, because it is more intimate and mostly just couples were dining there.  When we got back to our room they had drawn a beautiful bubble bath with rose petals and it was lovely!  Unfortunately my husband (still getting used to saying that!) had gotten a bit of Montezuma's revenge that evening :( and wasn't able to join in with me.  But it was a nice surprise I was not expecting! 



#1255 upstatekj

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:49 AM

@Sabes44 and @JenniferH114 - did your officiant stand in front of you at all times during the ceremony? Jessica told me they would stand in back so the photographer could get photos with the ocean in the back. How windy was it on the beach during the ceremony?

 

Also, how was your reception food? What choices did you go with?

 

Thank you!!



#1256 JaimeCKL

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:29 AM

I know this has been asked before, but what time do you recommend hair and makeup for a 5:00pm wedding? I know I have a ton of time, but I was just told there are two other weddings the same day and I should select my venues and spa service times ASAP.

 

Thanks!


 
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#1257 upstatekj

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:42 AM

I know this has been asked before, but what time do you recommend hair and makeup for a 5:00pm wedding? I know I have a ton of time, but I was just told there are two other weddings the same day and I should select my venues and spa service times ASAP.

 

Thanks!

@JaimeCKL - the spa normally suggest times. I'm getting married at 5 also and my hair appt starts at noon. But I know that's more than enough time! My MOH, mother, and mother-in-law are also getting their hair and makeup done, and I think their appts are around 1:30.



#1258 JenniferH114

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:55 AM

@upstatekj - He stood on both sides at different points during the ceremony, which was nice. You can have a more religious ceremony or one focusing on love. We went with the "love' ceremony and it was perfect. The wind wasn't bad during the ceremony for us, but for pictures my veil was everywhere! We had to keep trying to tuck it under my arm to hold it in place. For the most part, all of the food we chose was awesome. I don't think there was anything that we regretted choosing, honestly.

 

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@JaimeCKL - I got my hair and make-up done at 12:30pm. It took a little over two hours total, but I have long hair. Our photog, Juan Navarro, came at 2:30pm, so I actually didn't get to the room until 2:45pm. We had plenty of time to get ready after that, but we were doing our first look before the ceremony, so we wanted to be ready for pics by 4:00pm.



#1259 victoriasalv

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:17 AM

@JenniferH114 - Did you end up getting a civil or symbolic ceremony. I'm doing the civil and I'm wondering if I also get the choice. We were kind of bummed we couldnt' have our minister who is coming marry us so I was hoping to still have somewhat of a religious involvement in the ceremony.



#1260 upstatekj

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:26 AM

@upstatekj - He stood on both sides at different points during the ceremony, which was nice. You can have a more religious ceremony or one focusing on love. We went with the "love' ceremony and it was perfect. The wind wasn't bad during the ceremony for us, but for pictures my veil was everywhere! We had to keep trying to tuck it under my arm to hold it in place. For the most part, all of the food we chose was awesome. I don't think there was anything that we regretted choosing, honestly.

 

 
 

 

 

@JaimeCKL - I got my hair and make-up done at 12:30pm. It took a little over two hours total, but I have long hair. Our photog, Juan Navarro, came at 2:30pm, so I actually didn't get to the room until 2:45pm. We had plenty of time to get ready after that, but we were doing our first look before the ceremony, so we wanted to be ready for pics by 4:00pm.

@JenniferH114 - did you request lobster for your reception? That entree sounds different than what Jessica gave me. I have "GRILLED FILET OF BEEF TENDERLOIN GLAZED WITH ROASTED PUMPKIN SEED SAUCE AND SCALLOPS  WITH SERRANO CILANTRO BUTTER ON PAPAYA MANGO RELISH SERVED WITH HORSERADISH-INFUSED MASHED POTATOES AND FRESH SEASONAL VEGETABLES" as my choice, but yours sounds better :) Anyone else have different entrees?






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