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#511 dcheung1111

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    Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:18 AM

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    I'm really flip flopping right now on videography. Currently, we have playaweddings booked...but for photography ONLY. I've seen a lot of wedding videos...and I think with still shots, you can do some really beautiful slideshows to music...but...its not quite the same as LIVE video footage.

    Do you have the prices for the Funever? I might get them to do just the ceremony or something...

    Shay - I actually have 2008 rates.. 2009 prices might be higher. The list I have offers 1:15 hrs for $390, 3 hrs for $550, and 6 hrs for $790. Fairly reasonable compared to other rates I've seen.. though I'd still like to get a sense of the video quality. If it's not great.. I might as well have a friend or family member video tape. I agree slide shows are great, but I too would like to capture more of the day on live footage.

    While we're on the topic of videos.. i came across a really cool trash the dress video on the forum.. thought i'd share with you guys. I wish I could afford something like this!

    Griffen + Curtis' Trash the Dress Shoot in CA on Vimeo

    #512 Maybride2009

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      Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:05 PM

      wow! that was like a really cool music video!!

      #513 VeronicaLane

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        Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

        Hi Shay,

        I've attached the 2009 price list. We're torn about hiring a videographer too. Do any former brides have input or suggestions? Is it worth it?

        Also, we found out that our WC is Zulma. Does anyone have her information? Also, does anyone have suggestions on mariachis to hire? Should I go through the RPDC or through another vendor?

        Thanks,
        V.

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        #514 Shay2679

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          Posted 27 November 2008 - 02:30 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by VeronicaLane
          Hi Shay,

          I've attached the 2009 price list. We're torn about hiring a videographer too. Do any former brides have input or suggestions? Is it worth it?

          Also, we found out that our WC is Zulma. Does anyone have her information? Also, does anyone have suggestions on mariachis to hire? Should I go through the RPDC or through another vendor?

          Thanks,
          V.

          willandveronica.com
          THANK YOU!!

          Yah...$500US for an hour of video...CRAP! The more I think about it, the more I would like video...but honestly...for $500...I think I'll just try to rig my little HD camcorder on a tripod...hook up a Mic...and hope it turns out! LOL

          I think since the Canadian dollar starting falling again, and all of our wedding stuff in Mexico is now costing us about 30% MORE than it was a month ago...I'm going to try to save EVERYWHERE I can!

          FYI: We are using the Mariachi Band associated with RPDC. I've heard good things!

          #515 Shay2679

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            Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:01 PM

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            Just had to say, thanks! for the link!

            That TTD was...amazing/incredible/magnificent!

            WOW

            #516 steph

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              Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:01 AM

              Hi Ladies! I am so excited to find someone else who is getting married at the Gran Porto! We really wanted the Royal but I have family with small children and my dad is coming in from Afghanistan so I really didn't want to be away from everyone after they made the trip for us.
              I have been reading and can't get off the computer now!
              Steph

              #517 steph

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                Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:21 AM

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                OK, we finally booked our date Oct 24, 2009

                We are currently working w/ Laura. I sent her my $300 deposit (via credit card authorization form) and she told me that I will have to make 2 more payments...one in 30 days and another in 60 days. Maybe she is just more strict b/c she is the wedding manager...

                Pics-who is this Rachel person? Does she have a website? I love Elizabeth Medina, but she is pricey. I will have about 40 people at my wedding, so I will already be spending a lot of money on food, etc...

                Food-Can you guys recommend a menu for the 3 course dinner? We wanted buffet style, but I think you have to have 50+ people for that.

                DJ-the DJ that is provided by RPDC...has anyone used them? If so, who was it and how was the music?

                Has anyone been to RPDC in October? I am wondering what the weather will be like there. I live in Louisiana and it is 40 degrees here right now...

                I am also interested in finding out about a DJ? I am having a bunch of friends coming and definitely want everyone to have a goodtime and I feel like the music will make the difference.
                Any suggestions?

                #518 traceyfranzel

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                  Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:27 PM

                  Dcheung,

                  In regards to your FunEver question...from the research I have done:

                  FunEver basically contracts out photographers, they do not have 1 or 2 specific photographers...I think one that they use is Vanessa Vargas. I think you can google her name and her website will come up...I think I may use her...I LOVE Elizabeth Medina, but she is a bit pricey. I have also heard that it is cheaper to book Vargas through the resort.

                  I hope this helps.

                  #519 Shay2679

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                    Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

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                    Dcheung,
                    I think one that they use is Vanessa Vargas. I think you can google her name and her website will come up...
                    If you do a search on the forum, you will find out that Vanessa Vargas (amazing, yes), no longer works with FunEver. She is on "her own" now...doing the solo thing.

                    I cannot find any up to date information on who FunEver has contracted now.

                    Just FYI!

                    #520 dcheung1111

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                      Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:15 PM

                      Thanks Tracey.. actually I already booked Elizabeth Medina for photography. Her work is really amazing.. definitely pricier that average but I know it'll be worth it! I'm trying to find out who FunEver will be contracting for videography.. so far, I haven't seen anything on the forum... :oT




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