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#121 Agape Gems

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    Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:21 AM

    I had planned to use their videographer but changed my mind the day before we left b/c my photog emailed me and said that she had just done a wedding at the ROR and the bride had hired their videographer and Michael showed up to and kept jumping in her shot and telling her she couldn't take the pics that he set up, etc. Basically was just big pain. So I figured it would be easier to just avoid the photoshop all together. Since i booked the free wedding there were no pics involved and so no one from the photoshop showed up at my wedding, thank goodness.

    BUT THEN after we ate we headed to the disco (we rented it for 2 hours) and a bellhop came in and tried to pull our photog out of the disco! And kept telling her it was a life or death situation and he had to know her room number. I'm not sure how long this had been going on before I saw it so I went over and asked what was going on and he said his boss sent him to find out what her room number was b/c they had a picture of her taking pictures at another wedding the day before. I asked if Michael sent him and he said no his boss at the front desk sent him. I told him she was a guest at my wedding and he needed to get out (not in that nice of words though) he then told me that he was caught drinking on the job the day before and his boss told him he would look the other way about that if he could find out what her room number was. That sounded like a crock to me and even if it was true that was not my problem. He left and we didn't have any problems after that but I really had to get a nasty attitude with him. the whole thing was so out of line. So just beware!!
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    #122 Agape Gems

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      Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:28 AM

      Originally Posted by Heidi

      I just received the following email from the photographer I (and three others while I was at ROR) hired & brought to Jamaica with me...

      Hey honey! Just walked in my door - I need for you to make a post on the BDW forum to warn all girls that are planning on bringing in outside photog & any destination wedding photogs that have weddings booked there.

      I have never in my life been as scared as I was yesterday evening (my last night at the resort) - the goons at the Photoshop had one of the bellboys come threaten me during (another bride's) reception in the disco. He was trying to pull me out, demanding my room #, etc. Was so glad it was my last day there & would be leaving this am. I am going to lodging a formal complaint with the main office of the RIU, and so is the bride - she was livid!!!

      I'll also put out there that we had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS AT ALL with Michael or Photoshop. We booked a FREE package - and Michael is not notified of those weddings. HOpefully, if you book the free package and bring an outside photographer nobody will bother you...
      I just saw this- this is was my wedding. See my previous post for the story, but unfortunately it seems that you just have to get nasty with people to make them step off. I can't think of the managers name now but it started with an M (Marlon or Marion or something like that) but when you get there you will easily recognize him. He is a tall, light-skinnned guy who wears malcolm x style glasses and he doesn't wear the uniform that the other employees wear. I think he had on a polo RIU shirt everyday. He was the only person at the entire resort that was not friendly.
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      #123 Spazz

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        Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:44 AM

        I am so sorry you had to deal with that on your wedding day, that is just ridiculous!

        And being totally selfish, I have to say that I'm glad I did not decide to use Robin (I was considering it for awhile) and only because I don't want her to have to go back to the ROR. I wouldn't want to if I were her.

        #124 drbrainfreeze

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          Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:10 PM

          Omg I am so sorry that this was your wedding! I can't believe this crap is happening again. Especially because Robin was a guest at the hotel

          #125 AlmostMrsForbes

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            Posted 23 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

            honestly, the riu needs to watch it with this stuff. at best, people will stop booking them. at worst, some physical altercation could transpire and that would put them in hot water.

            #126 PrecisePlans

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              Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:46 PM

              I can't believe this was YOUR WEDDING 12piece.......that's horrible!!! I'm glad that you stuck to your guns and didn't let that ruin your day! These people are truly crazy!

              #127 BrittneyD

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                Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:26 PM

                I will be so pissed if this happens. We were planning on still using Photoshop for our video, but now my Uncle is doing it for us. I hope that doesn't cause extra fuss. I will put some of my family in charge of dealing with him. I wonder if there is anything we can do to prevent this. I really don't want to pay Michael off.
                Brittney & Peter
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                #128 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:53 PM

                  Originally Posted by BrittneyD
                  I wonder if there is anything we can do to prevent this. I really don't want to pay Michael off.
                  You could try and contact the hotel and warn them if this happens at your wedding you will be taking it up with management of not the hotel but the group you will also be asking for all your cash back for the stress. They might just warn him off. If they get enough complaints they will have to do something about him.

                  #129 Agape Gems

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                    Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:37 PM

                    I don't think i would have had any issue if robin had not of done 2 weddings back-to-back, not to mention that she stuck out at both weddings since all the guests at the wedding were black. But i was prepared for some kind of drama to go down, so when it did i just let the guy know in no uncertain terms that he needed to step off. He was just the messenger and didn't want any trouble so he apologized and left and I went about enjoying my wedding.
                    I felt worse for Robin b/c she couldn't relax after that. That was really what i was most angry about- they have no right to harass a paying guest.
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                    #130 ochoriobride

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                      Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:31 PM

                      OMG i'm so sorry for what happen twelve piece. I'm glad everything turn out ok.
                      We didn’t have any problem with Michael. He called at the room the day of the wedding to ask us if we were interested in is service. I told him that we had family to take picture for us. He said: ok and have a great wedding. He was very professional.

                      Justin & NathalieApril 22nd 2008Riu Ocho Rios

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