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#2021 avong1228

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    Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

    Lauren, I have not been there (freaks me out a bit) but have been to another Paradisus in Punta Cana. I really want to know about the hair and make up costs at the spa. I asked her about bringing a make up artist on site thinking I could just pay the day pass but she told me $300 vendor fee!! They probably wouldn't know if I just got the day pass, right?? I may not chance it though and just go with the spa for my hair and have my sister or someone do my make up.

    #2022 MayanLily

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      Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:02 PM

      Welcome Ginger! I'm kind of in the same boat as you with Cecilia. I haven't signed the last page of the contract yet because I'm not 100% sure which date we are arriving on. I will know tomorrow though and have to get back to her.

      Avong- chill out and aqua include hair and makeup but if you're customizing your own then I guess, ya you will have to find someone. SO, i guess the vendor fee applies to our photographer too huh? ANOTHER $300!? Ouch. That hurts my chequebook!
      Aly

      #2023 ronsoliman

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        Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:39 PM

        We are doing a wedding in the Riviera in 2011, can't wait...anyone knows where to get cheap tickets?

        #2024 avong1228

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          Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:00 PM

          Lily, I think I'll either do the wish or custom as those seem to be the least expensive when I add up everything I want.

          The $300 for your photographer is only if they are not guests at the hotel. I found it to be cheaper to fly someone in and pay for them to stay at the resort vs getting someone locally and pay the vendor fee.

          #2025 MayanLily

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            Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

            Quote:
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            Lily, I think I'll either do the wish or custom as those seem to be the least expensive when I add up everything I want.

            The $300 for your photographer is only if they are not guests at the hotel. I found it to be cheaper to fly someone in and pay for them to stay at the resort vs getting someone locally and pay the vendor fee.
            Thats's so true. I think I might do that now. I am meeting with a photographer on tuesday so I hope she works out and I can just bring her with me! You aren't doing a dinner then? How many people are coming to yours Avong?
            Aly

            #2026 avong1228

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              Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

              Lily, if you need some recommendations on photographers let me know as I just went through the process and spoke to several that I really liked. Depending on your budget you can find someone really great.

              I am doing a dinner. I am leaning towards the International Buffet. We think we will have around 50 ppl. We have 30 already booked.

              I really wanted to do the chill out chic but it's 2500 to have the furniture on the beach! No can do!

              #2027 avong1228

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                Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:48 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ronsoliman
                We are doing a wedding in the Riviera in 2011, can't wait...anyone knows where to get cheap tickets?
                Depeding on where you are flying from, I've typically found usairwaysvacations.com the cheapest from where I am.

                #2028 MayanLily

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                  Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:36 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by avong1228
                  Lily, if you need some recommendations on photographers let me know as I just went through the process and spoke to several that I really liked. Depending on your budget you can find someone really great.

                  I am doing a dinner. I am leaning towards the International Buffet. We think we will have around 50 ppl. We have 30 already booked.

                  I really wanted to do the chill out chic but it's 2500 to have the furniture on the beach! No can do!
                  I really like the personality of the one i'm meeting on Tuesday so I hope she's good too. What kind of Qs did you ask when you met with yours? My budget is not very big so I can't afford to be too picky...

                  50 ppl is alot! We have 17 so far and I'm like STOOOOPPPP booking LOL
                  Aly

                  #2029 avong1228

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                    Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:49 AM

                    Lily, there are tons of webites out there to help you with questions. Just google it.

                    For me, what is included in the package, what is their style, how long will it take to get your pictures, will they be retouched, how many photos will they take, how long have they been doing this, have they done destination weddings before, what type of lighting will they use, do they have certain types of lens, backup camera, etc.

                    #2030 MayanLily

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                      Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:34 AM

                      ya good call. I have the weekend to figure it out. Thanks for the start :)
                      Aly




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