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#21 SheaS

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    Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:10 AM

    I am not sure, but I think this is a fee the photographer would have to pay, not you. I remember my photographer had to claim her equipment in customs, and since she told them she was entering the country to work, they taxed her (since she was making money in their country). I think it was something like that. She porbably didn't have to admit to it, but she wanted to cover herself just incase.

    #22 shannon

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      Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:21 AM

      Valeria has sent me several emails on this--- evidently the resort has been sanctioned for not going by the regulations in the past......

      Hi Shannon,

      Perfect, please remember they should present to the On site wedding coordinator the legal paperwork, provided by the Mexican Government in order to provide this services, is called in Spanish (RFC)

      This is important since the Hotel has been sanctioned for not paying taxes for this outsider providers services.

      thanks.-

      If any doubt arises, please, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be more than happy to assist you.



      Sincerely Yours,



      Valeria Martinez.

      Wedding Sales Executive

      #23 shannon

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        Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:25 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by shannon
        Valeria has sent me several emails on this--- evidently the resort has been sanctioned for not going by the regulations in the past......

        Hi Shannon,

        Perfect, please remember they should present to the On site wedding coordinator the legal paperwork, provided by the Mexican Government in order to provide this services, is called in Spanish (RFC)

        This is important since the Hotel has been sanctioned for not paying taxes for this outsider providers services.

        thanks.-

        If any doubt arises, please, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be more than happy to assist you.



        Sincerely Yours,



        Valeria Martinez.

        Wedding Sales Executive


        I guess I should have mentioned- we are using Cancun Studios- so they are already in Mexico..

        #24 MrsV-to-be

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          Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by shannon
          Valeria has sent me several emails on this--- evidently the resort has been sanctioned for not going by the regulations in the past......

          Hi Shannon,

          Perfect, please remember they should present to the On site wedding coordinator the legal paperwork, provided by the Mexican Government in order to provide this services, is called in Spanish (RFC)

          This is important since the Hotel has been sanctioned for not paying taxes for this outsider providers services.

          thanks.-

          If any doubt arises, please, do not hesitate to contact me, I will be more than happy to assist you.



          Sincerely Yours,



          Valeria Martinez.

          Wedding Sales Executive
          Do you know what exactly the legal paperwork that they have to present is?

          #25 jfwolfe72

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            Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

            Ok - so Claudia is based in Mexico, I believe, but I received this email from Monica today:

            "Also, Claudia will have to show a copy of her "RFC" upon arrival to the hotel (this are their working documents in order to declare taxes); I apologize for the inconveniences this may cause you, unfortunately this are new Hotel & Mexican Government policies, the hotel has been sanctioned for permitting professional foreigner photographers working at the Hotel, with no working permission from the Government, and for this reason they are asking these requirements."

            #26 jfwolfe72

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              Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by SheaS
              I am not sure, but I think this is a fee the photographer would have to pay, not you. I remember my photographer had to claim her equipment in customs, and since she told them she was entering the country to work, they taxed her (since she was making money in their country). I think it was something like that. She porbably didn't have to admit to it, but she wanted to cover herself just incase.
              So not only do we have to pay $500, + day passes for the photographer and each assistant, + costs for any private meals, the photographers ALSO need to pay the resort? This is absolutely ridiculous. If I had to start this process all over again, I think I should have picked Dreams or another resort.....we'll see after I get back, but right now, I'm still pretty upset with the resort.

              #27 Nic Dragomire

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                Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:32 PM

                Im just a friend that has a couple of cameras.. I travel light (small bag) and use camera bodies that are small and they "look" like the same ones other people in your party will have.. no problems yet...

                #28 SheaS

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                  Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:39 PM

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                  Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
                  So not only do we have to pay $500, + day passes for the photographer and each assistant, + costs for any private meals, the photographers ALSO need to pay the resort? This is absolutely ridiculous. If I had to start this process all over again, I think I should have picked Dreams or another resort.....we'll see after I get back, but right now, I'm still pretty upset with the resort.

                  If this is government related, wouldn't this apply to all resorts in Mexico?

                  This makes me think it is just a way for the resort to scare you into paying their fees. I honestly think I would gone on if I hadn't received this email from her.

                  #29 pryzeless

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                    Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:40 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
                    So not only do we have to pay $500, + day passes for the photographer and each assistant, + costs for any private meals, the photographers ALSO need to pay the resort? This is absolutely ridiculous. If I had to start this process all over again, I think I should have picked Dreams or another resort.....we'll see after I get back, but right now, I'm still pretty upset with the resort.
                    I'm sorry you have to go thru this. Why would the photogs have to pay the rest? I am sorry if I missed it. I would tell EDR that you are not paying any of these additional fees. You are already paying the $500, what is that for anyway?

                    #30 rodent

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                      Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:41 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
                      So not only do we have to pay $500, + day passes for the photographer and each assistant, + costs for any private meals, the photographers ALSO need to pay the resort? This is absolutely ridiculous. If I had to start this process all over again, I think I should have picked Dreams or another resort.....we'll see after I get back, but right now, I'm still pretty upset with the resort.
                      I think this is a good point to make. EDR is a beautiful hotel, but if they are not treating photographers & brides right, people should consider other options. I wouldn't care if I had to use the same flowers/ cake/ DJ as everyone else. But, photography is not one-size-fits all. People should have the choice to pick someone that matches their style & personality. Restricting you to just their hotel photographer is too limiting. I feel like brides should stand up to EDR & tell them they will just book elsewhere. When anyone picks a hotel other than EDR because of this reason, they should let them know.




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