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#291 Kristina Simms

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    Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:52 AM

    @PuntaCanaBride14

     

    Thank-you! We truly had a great day :)

     

    1. The spa has four stations for hair/makeup. They started with the moms and my sister in law at 1000. Then did my two bridesmaids and flower girl. My hair started at 1200. Five of us had our makeup done and we were all finished by 1:45.

    They do speak spanish, but are pretty good with English. A couple of us showed them pictures for hair and they were pretty good with doing what we asked for. I had read somewhere that they used MAC makeup, but this is not the case.

    I did like my hair and makeup, but I wasn't "in love" with it. But really, I was pampered and didn't have to do it myself! The big thing with my hair (which wasn't the spas fault) was that the flower I had ordered for my hair was a white lily that was as big as my hand. I had envisioned a colourful tropical flower so my advice would be to specify what flower you want when ordering!! I ended up getting my wedding coordinator to get a new one (which I had to pay for) that was just ok, nothing great.

    The ladies in the spa were great with doing touchups on hair and they were amazing with my flowergirl. They definitely made her feel like a princess.

     

    2. The bridal suite is well worth the money in my opinion. Its a room just off of the salon. You get bottles of champagne and plates of fruit. For us it provided us with somewhere to hang out in between hair & makeup sessions and then after we were ready but before the ceremony. It has A/C so that was perfect for before the ceremony we didn't have to stand around and melt! There is a bathroom in there and a pedestal with floor length mirrors for you put your dress on. Great place for pictures!

    I will alert you that there is a Scentsy on the floor in the bathroom so be careful if you go in there in your dress. I didn't see it and got wax all over the train of my dress before the ceremony. Luckily it wiped right off of the tulle!

     

    3. We had a very small and informal rehearsal. It was not booked through our wedding coordinator. We just met at the fountain area and practiced the order of the processional. I think the one you book with the wedding coordinator includes cocktails and light snacks for the same price as the cocktail hour.

     

    4. It depends on the time of your ceremony and the number of bridesmaids. We started at 10am and my ceremony was at 3pm. We were all ready around 1:45 and that was for 7 hair and 5 makeup. I was actually a little concerned that 10am was too early for us to get ready because I didn't want hair/makeup to be flat/ruined by 3pm. For us I think it worked out pretty well. We had enough time to hang out, exchange gifts and get some group pictures and we didn't feel rushed at all. My husband and I did the "first look" photos at 2pm so everything worked out well for us.

     

     

    Good luck!! I hope you have a fantastic day :)



    #292 PuntaCanaBride14

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    • Wedding Date:May 7, 2014
    • LocationSt. John's, Newfoundland

    Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:41 AM

    @ Kristina Simms

     

    Awesome! Thanks again Kristina! I'm so excited!! :) 



    #293 Julia Eskin

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      Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

      Hello ladies!

       

      We are a team of two wedding photographers based in Punta Cana!

       

      Now Larimar is one of our favorite resorts, so if you are still looking for a wedding photographer or have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me at julia@juliaeskin.com !  I've photographed number of weddings at Now Larimar and all of them were absolutely gorgeous!


      Creative documentary wedding photographer in Punta Cana!

      www.juliaeskin.com

       


      #294 PuntaCanaBride14

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      • Wedding Date:May 7, 2014
      • LocationSt. John's, Newfoundland

      Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:36 AM

      Hello Brides,

       

      I'm looking into a videographer for our wedding in May! I was wondering if anybody has any suggestions or good prices?

       

      Thanks for your help :)



      #295 bethlorentz

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      • Wedding Date:June 6, 2014
      • Wedding Location:NOW Larimar Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
      • LocationWest Des Moines, IA

      Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:43 PM

      Hi ladies!!!  

       

      It is so fun reading all of your posts.  Does anyone know how strict they are with their restaurant dress codes?  My guys are not too fond of wearing pants every night...

       

      Also, did anyone have, or is anyone planning to have, a traditional long head table?  I want a long enough table for 14 people... is that unreasonable for a poolside reception?

       

      Thank you!!!

       

      June 6, 2014 wedding :)



      #296 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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      • 321 posts
      • Wedding Date:December 14, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Dominican Republic~Kukua/ Staying at Dreams Palm Beach
      • LocationNew York City

      Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:04 AM

      @lwozniak888 Congrats on your wedding:) What items for decorating did you take? And did you have to pay any fees for doing so?


                Future Mrs. Bonitto 12/14/16



       
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      #297 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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      • Wedding Date:December 14, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Dominican Republic~Kukua/ Staying at Dreams Palm Beach
      • LocationNew York City

      Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:41 PM

      @bride473473 Congrats on the big day:) where did you get the STD's made up? That's an awesome idea.


                Future Mrs. Bonitto 12/14/16



       
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      #298 DestiBride

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      • Wedding Date:May 17, 2014
      • Wedding Location:Now Larimar, Punta Cana, DR
      • LocationLos Angeles, CA

      Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

      @PuntaCanaBride14

       

      Thank-you! We truly had a great day :)

       

      1. The spa has four stations for hair/makeup. They started with the moms and my sister in law at 1000. Then did my two bridesmaids and flower girl. My hair started at 1200. Five of us had our makeup done and we were all finished by 1:45.

      They do speak spanish, but are pretty good with English. A couple of us showed them pictures for hair and they were pretty good with doing what we asked for. I had read somewhere that they used MAC makeup, but this is not the case.

      I did like my hair and makeup, but I wasn't "in love" with it. But really, I was pampered and didn't have to do it myself! The big thing with my hair (which wasn't the spas fault) was that the flower I had ordered for my hair was a white lily that was as big as my hand. I had envisioned a colourful tropical flower so my advice would be to specify what flower you want when ordering!! I ended up getting my wedding coordinator to get a new one (which I had to pay for) that was just ok, nothing great.

      The ladies in the spa were great with doing touchups on hair and they were amazing with my flowergirl. They definitely made her feel like a princess.

       

      2. The bridal suite is well worth the money in my opinion. Its a room just off of the salon. You get bottles of champagne and plates of fruit. For us it provided us with somewhere to hang out in between hair & makeup sessions and then after we were ready but before the ceremony. It has A/C so that was perfect for before the ceremony we didn't have to stand around and melt! There is a bathroom in there and a pedestal with floor length mirrors for you put your dress on. Great place for pictures!

      I will alert you that there is a Scentsy on the floor in the bathroom so be careful if you go in there in your dress. I didn't see it and got wax all over the train of my dress before the ceremony. Luckily it wiped right off of the tulle!

       

      3. We had a very small and informal rehearsal. It was not booked through our wedding coordinator. We just met at the fountain area and practiced the order of the processional. I think the one you book with the wedding coordinator includes cocktails and light snacks for the same price as the cocktail hour.

       

      4. It depends on the time of your ceremony and the number of bridesmaids. We started at 10am and my ceremony was at 3pm. We were all ready around 1:45 and that was for 7 hair and 5 makeup. I was actually a little concerned that 10am was too early for us to get ready because I didn't want hair/makeup to be flat/ruined by 3pm. For us I think it worked out pretty well. We had enough time to hang out, exchange gifts and get some group pictures and we didn't feel rushed at all. My husband and I did the "first look" photos at 2pm so everything worked out well for us.

       

       

      Good luck!! I hope you have a fantastic day :)

      Kristina, thank yo so much for posting this. My wedding is on May 17 and, although I have been reviewing this website from time to time, I have never posted anything. I was having a breakdown day today... just overwhelmed with too many things... but your post made me feel so much better. Thank you so much for assuring us that everything will work out in the end. Your reassurance is more helpful than you know! :)



      #299 Jessica2015

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        Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

        This board is sooo fun; I have spent the last hour reading all about NOW!

         

        I booked my wedding tonight - me and my beau are getting married December 5th, 2014!

         

        Looking forward to chatting more with you ladies as the panic starts to set in...ha

         

        Thanks,  J



        #300 PuntaCanaBride14

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        • Wedding Date:May 7, 2014
        • LocationSt. John's, Newfoundland

        Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:03 PM

        Hello Brides,

         

        I've been trying to book the Bridal Suite next to the Spa for over one month now, and they won't email me back. Our Wedding Day is May 7th. Can somebody please help! I've been emailing 2 different email addresses (girls at the Spa).

         

        Thank you!






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