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About ericanatalie

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  • Location
    Toronto, Canada

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  • Wedding Date
    November 16, 2017
  • Wedding Location
    Hacienda Tres Rios, Mayan Riviera
  1. Hi! I was hoping someone might have advice on pricing negotiations with vendors, Mexico specifically. I have read that many vendors will quote a little higher expecting you to barter. In particular, currently we are trying to book our Audio/visual equipment supplier and lighting. One company provided a fast quote with an invoice attached almost right away. A second vendor made us arrange to speak over the phone, went through their whole catalog and then came up with a price list that in some cases is over double the first vendor (eg. $600 for string lights vs. $1400). I did initially balk at these prices and honestly admitted they were higher than I was hoping to pay but the vendor insisted these were only individual prices and once we pick out a package of items we need (lights, DJ, dancefloor etc) the package price would be lower. Long story short, of course it seems obvious to book with the first vendor, whose prices seemed so transparent and competitive. But now am I expected to barter with them? We are on a tight budget but I am not opposed to paying the original quote, just not sure if in actuality I would be getting ripped off for not asking for a lower price. Help! I hate this kind of stuff
  2. I am really interested in some sort of DIY wedding video idea as a professional videographer is just not in the budget. My only concern about Wedding Mix is that each camera can only hold 2hr of footage. So I thought they would be neat to have for entire week but I am certain by the time the reception rolls around there will not be any space left on the cameras. Did anyone else have an issue with this?
  3. What a cute idea! Now I am torn, I was originally going to get personalized beer koozies.. Does anyone have an opinion on which might be more useful for guests at an all-inclusive resort. I actually have never been to one (wedding will be the first time, eek!) Do they even give our cans/bottles of beer or do they usually pour it into plastic cups? If so, I can now see the travel tumbler being a better idea.
  4. Hello! New to the forum, thought I would see if there is anyone else who is or has had a wedding at Hacienda Tres Rios in Mayan Riviera? Doing a search, the last thread on here is about 2 years old and it seems much has changed there since then. We are booked for November 2017 and I am just a little nervous as I am struggling to find many recent reviews or advice regarding weddings here. Specifically I am curious if anyone has had issues with the fact that they sell timeshares there. Or if anyone had any complaints about the beach/water quality. When we visited, the water was rather murky and unlike your typical Caribbean water. I just hope this won't be a major disappointment to our guests. Any help would be greatly appreciated Erica
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