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#51 girlinthecity97

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:45 AM

Ok cool! I will report back on the Walmart and Mall, and also look for the MAC (didn't know there was one there - good to know!). Taking a chart is a GREAT idea.  Thankfully, I don't have to worry about makeup because I'm a pro makeup artist and have a couple of makeup artist friends coming as well.  I haven't decided if I will let my business partner do me or do myself. Everyone (including her) is pushing me to NOT do it myself. Have you checked reviews for your resort? Some brides have mentioned whether or not they felt the resort makeup artist was good or not. 

 

I do, however, have to worry about hair. I'm waiting for my stylist to give a quote to fly her down - hopefully it won't be too crazy. Unfortunately, I don't have hair stylist friends so flying mine down will have to be a big splurge. 


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#52 talicea7812

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

wow...u are so lucky!!! I have checked reviews for the resort.  they are okay. I just love the way mac products turn out.  I have always been extremely happy with the results and always feel my best after being in there.  and feeling good that day is so important to me.  My 2 bridesmaids are gorgeous...so for just one day I want to be the one who finally stands out. It sounds so cheesy but im the quiet friend while they are loud & outgoing.  Basically it just comes down to my insecurities :(

 

as for hair...im on the fence. I have very long, nice hair...so im thinking of wearing it down...kinda natural.  Undecided if I want the jeweled headband or not. it will all depend on the weather that day. if its windy I may go for an updo...so I wanna pick out 2 styles- one up, one down...and be prepared to do either one.

 

I love the headband in the updo pic.  it looks peacock inspired.

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#53 girlinthecity97

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

i'm sure you are just as attractive as your friends but understand the insecurity factor and wanting to be the most gorgeous version of yourself! :) we always insist on doing our brides last so we can really spend lots of time on her - we want our clients to look and feel special and uber glam so i totally get it!

 

LOVE the 2nd headband! The beauty of it is that it works well with both an up or down do. It would even look fab with an elegant side-pony.  


Edited by girlinthecity97, 15 January 2014 - 12:27 PM.

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#54 ng2015

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

@girlinthecity97 I thought I was the only one that started planning my 2015 wedding early...I started in December right after I came back from the Brides Dress Rehearsal.  I'm getting married next January at AB and am excited because it was gorgeous!!! the dress rehearsal was totally worth it although it took up a lot of time during the day but for someone like me who wants to know everything, I'm glad we did it.  As far as the Karisma coordinators in Florida, I'm having such a difficult time with them!! I originally booked the dress rehearsal through destinationweddings.com but the coordinator there was awful. When I came back and started asking about dates and prices, she gave me dates that I wasn't looking for and her prices were about $200 HIGHER than the hotel rack rates!! (I called Karisma FL. directly and asked for their rates) So anyway, I immediately dropped her and went to Liberty travel to book.  If you do the dress rehearsal you're entitled to a $500 Food and Beverage credit but what they don't tell you (and it's in fine print) is that you only get the credit if you book with the original travel agent. Long story short, I went through weeks of arguing and being put in touch with different departments in Karisma, but they finally granted it. From what I heard from some brides that were there the weekend we did the dress rehearsal is that you have to fight for EVERYTHING but that they'll eventually do it.  I also had to fight for the past two weeks about the Bride and Groom Stay Free Promo but they also finally gave it to us.  

Best advice I can give is get everyone's name and extension and written confirmation of everything!!



#55 girlinthecity97

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

@ng2015 - thank you SO much for this insight.  I don't have to worry about documenting everything because when it comes to deals and cashing in, my fiance is worse that I am. He writes EVERYthing down and will hold EVERYONE accountable until he gets what was told/promised.  :rolleyes:   

 

did you have any down time or was it all booked by the resort?

 

also, did they mention anything about a "free event"?  i'm reading on here that some brides were awarded a "free event" like their cocktail hour or welcome party based on the number of rooms booked? 


Edited by girlinthecity97, 22 January 2014 - 12:38 PM.

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    #57 talicea7812

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    Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

    @ng2015

     

    If you are getting married a year from now...how are you being awarded the bride and groom stay free promo?  I was told 20 rooms booked in order to get that.  If your wedding is still a year away you prob don't have ppl booked already? or do you?  I could definitely use that extra little perk.

     

    @girlinthecity97

     

    I booked everything through a GIWC so that how I got a free cocktail hour.  Not sure about other ways to get that perk.



    #58 tmcdonald

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    Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

    Bride and Groom Free Promo?  I would love to find out about that as well.  I am trying to get enough rooms just to get a free private reception.  I dont have enough yet, however our guests are staying for longer than three nights so we have a total of about 68 nights. So far I have a room upgrade and a free cocktail hour.



    #59 ng2015

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    Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:16 PM

    @girlinthecity97 Honestly, I didn't get offered any extra perks. I blocked off 20 rooms with Liberty Travel so I'm guaranteeing them at least that. We haven't even sent out save the dates yet so I'm just assuming. I was totally scared that our guests wouldn't get rooms because everything goes so fast!    Also, a good chunk of the day was used for site visits but you still have the later part of the afternoons to do your own thing.  

    @talicea7812 everything I'm finding and asking for is on the Karisma website....their Bride and Groom stay free promo says 1 free room for every 10 booked so that's what I argued. Here's the link http://www.karismaho...groomstayfreeaz

    If they're offering it, we should totally use it!! 


    So here it is straight from their website:

    http://www.karismaho...groomstayfreeaz
     

    " Book ANY OF THE AZUL HOTELS FOR WEDDINGS AND RECEIVE 20% OFF PRIVATE EVENTS, $250 IN RESORT CREDITS FOR ALL GUESTS, PLUS A FREE SUITE FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM!
    Room Details: Current room rate promotions apply
    Free Rooms: Bride and Groom can earn free rooms based on the size of their wedding group
    (varies by hotel and date range) One free room for every 10 rooms booked

    Resort Credit: Guests can receive up to $250 per room resort credit (valid on specific items only)
    Private Events Discount: 20% discount on any event the bride or groom purchases from our 
    banquet kit" 


    Again, you have to fight for everything with them so if you're willing to put the time and effort in, they'll eventually do it.



    #60 tmcdonald

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    Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:35 PM

    @girlinthecity97 Honestly, I didn't get offered any extra perks. I blocked off 20 rooms with Liberty Travel so I'm guaranteeing them at least that. We haven't even sent out save the dates yet so I'm just assuming. I was totally scared that our guests wouldn't get rooms because everything goes so fast!    Also, a good chunk of the day was used for site visits but you still have the later part of the afternoons to do your own thing.  

    @talicea7812 everything I'm finding and asking for is on the Karisma website....their Bride and Groom stay free promo says 1 free room for every 10 booked so that's what I argued. Here's the link http://www.karismaho...groomstayfreeaz

    If they're offering it, we should totally use it!! 


    So here it is straight from their website:

    http://www.karismaho...groomstayfreeaz
     

    " Book ANY OF THE AZUL HOTELS FOR WEDDINGS AND RECEIVE 20% OFF PRIVATE EVENTS, $250 IN RESORT CREDITS FOR ALL GUESTS, PLUS A FREE SUITE FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM!
    Room Details: Current room rate promotions apply
    Free Rooms: Bride and Groom can earn free rooms based on the size of their wedding group
    (varies by hotel and date range) One free room for every 10 rooms booked

    Resort Credit: Guests can receive up to $250 per room resort credit (valid on specific items only)
    Private Events Discount: 20% discount on any event the bride or groom purchases from our 
    banquet kit" 


    Again, you have to fight for everything with them so if you're willing to put the time and effort in, they'll eventually do it.

    Thank you for the tip!






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