Hair and makeup: My mom is a hairdresser, so doing a combo of having her do it and doing it myself. I've heard its a good idea to bring lots of pics or to get your own stylist at home to do a trial and take tons of pics and bring with you. Pictures are better than words. I can't speak for this specific salon though, sorry. I feel like hair can be slightly changed or salvaged if its not exactly perfect.
Makeup: My photographer recommends airbrush makeup for the humidity, so I'm going to try to get that. I may just buy my own nice Dior airbrush foundation and do it myself as well. I'm also super obsessive with makeup and have heard so many horror stories about girls having to wash it off after having it done at salons in Mexico because some tend to do it really dark, mismatched etc. I wonder if they would do a trial? I looked into an outside makeup artist (MVP looked really good), however this resort does not allow outside vendors except for photographers, from what the coordinator has told me.
I've booked my wedding for the GSP for Nov 19, 2015. I'm having my ceremony at the sunset gazebo and doing the Chill out bar for the reception. I was also thinking that the dance floor at $1800 seems crazy overpriced. I'm already pushing my budget at $100 per person for the Chill out party, I'm guessing we will have 50-60 guests.
Does anyone know if you have the Chill out party (the indoor one, not the beach one) and I book the DJ, can I just move tables and create a dance floor you think? I'm not sure if I will even have the option of dancing on the sand since I'm not doing the beach party.
Any info or suggestions from previous brides or guests? If we can't dance at all then I may not book the DJ at all.
My second question, how did you guys decide on menu option for private buffets? I'm leaning towards Mexican or BBQ, any suggestions?