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