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  1. So I'm getting hair/makeup trial and day of. I know our butler gets tipped at the end of the week but I'm not sure how the spa works Will the same person be doing my makeup both days? Do I tip for trial and day of or just once? (Guess that depends if the same person is doing both days...which I hope it would be bc how would it match the trial look??) Thanks in advance!
  2. Yup and the sad part is, once I picked my jaw up off the ground I emailed a few of them thru their websites and didn't tell them I was getting married at sandals and the prices were almost 2k cheaper so obv sandals is making lots of money anyways off these people! Crazy. The biggest problem with sandals is the photography. Just charge a vendor fee and let your guests bring whomever they want like other resorts!! I hope you can find a option that works for you
  3. Yea, i agree. I had heard of the photography crap before booking so i already had my contingency plan. haha. We had to get sandals bc we wanted a butler room....i can't wait for have a butler for the week! lol
  4. I would talk to your WC and see what can be done. Sandals has photography partners which are real photographers (not snapshots ones) but they are OUTRAGEOUS. Are you super locked into sandals? I know a lot if other resorts DO allow offsite photogs. Otherwise maybe you can see if you can get samples of some of the snapshots work
  5. Are you having a wedding with people? We are eloping (litterally just us) so that's why the local photog in Negril works for us. We just leave and take our wedding portraits all over Negril and still get a few pics of ceremony. I do know one photographer I talked to wanted to try and sneak in lol but since it would just be me and him that wouldn't work.
  6. I hired an offsite photog and they aren't allowed on sandals property. In order for a photog to come on property they need to be a paying customer for 3 nights (I'm sure you prob already knew this). So we are having our ceremony at 3 and the snapshots people will be there and take some shots. We will pay PER PIC which I believe is 20 or 25 per pic. Directly after our ceremony my photog is picking us up and heading all over town to take wedding photos (much more fun and interesting than resort!) ending with TTD pics at sunset. They do have a cheaper package than the 1200. I know this bc I inq
  7. I just wanted to correct you here for anyone who might stop in and read the thread. Sandals has photography partners at each resort. They are outside vendors that sandals allows on property. They are also astronomically priced lol. (I asked for a quote from one if them and it was about 2k less than the rate sandals gave me over the phone. Talk about an up charge!) http://www.sandals.com/weddingmoons/weddings/wedding-photographers/ Personally, I just ended up hiring an offsite photographer to take me all over Negril for pics after the ceremony and we will be paying per pic to have a f
  8. I replied on the other thread but I see now you are getting married 5 days ahead of me lol! I booked hair/makeup trial and then hair/makeup day of. I figure it's going to be humid as all hell and they must be good at doing hair (better than I am!) and as for makeup, I was told they use MAC products. I have extremely sensitive skin so I had to do a trial here at a MAC counter and I will be bringing some MAC products with me to use from from the mineralize line. It was 265 for the trial/day of and most of it was paid by the 500 credit for me. I already booked an offsite photographer to whisk us
  9. When is your wedding? I booked hair/makeup trial and day of at the spa. I can report back with a review. My wedding is end of July
  10. I spoke to my WC for Sandals Negril on Friday and asked this very question. She said steaming starts at $80 and goes up from there depending on the fabric/complexity of dress. I decided I'll bring my own hand held steamer instead of adding another cost haha. I would def check with your WC as it might be different prices on diff islands/resorts.
  11. So glad to see this!! We booked Misha Earle for our wedding in July! She is super responsive, funny (even through email!). So excited!
  12. Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxgrl I had my first phone call with WC end of aug. I felt like it went well and she didn't try and push us to purchase anything we didn't need. We are eloping so we are having no guests..but I still wanted to plan something special. I still have some odds and ends to tie up but overall I feel like things are moving right along! The only things I have left to book are sandals photography for ceremony (going with cheapest pkg bc I hired an offsite photog to take us all over for 3 hours after our ceremony and ending with TTD at sunset!) and the candleli
  13. I'm pretty much doing the same thing except I went with Misha Earle Photography instead of Brian Nejedly. They were actually the same price but Brian was located on the other side of the island and Misha is located on the same side of the island as where we are staying. We are doing the cheapest photo pkg at sandals to get ceremony photos then are being whisked away for photos all over with TTD at sunset. Pretty darn excited and I see that this is the route most sandals brides usually take for photos I don't really want pics all over the resort anyways! http://www.mishaearlephotography.com
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