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Boycott El Dorado Royale & Karisma Resorts-UPDATE policy REVISED!

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Outside photographer and videographer vendors are welcome at the property for a charge of $500 per day. It is no longer a requirement for them to stay at the hotel but are welcome to do so if they choose.
hello, thank you for coming on the forum to post the new outside vendor policy. when i spoke to one of your PR people they told me that if the vendor was a guest at the resort they did not have to pay the fee. is that still true?

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This is great to know. It is ridiculous that these expensive high end resorts won't let you choose who you want to photograph your special day....how money hungry are they?

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OK... I'm confused... I was really considering Azul Sensatori by Karisma. I was reading about a $500 outside photog charge in one of the threads, which after considering that the pics are the one thing I really want to spend money on, its totally worth it to me. Does anyone know if its anything more than $500. If they don't allow outside vendors, are theirs even any good?

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to post this in defense of EDR......there are many resorts that have the same rules that you can not bring in outside vendors w/o paying extra which while it sucks is understandable, everyone likes to make money! Mid-way thru my booking EDR changed it's rules that now not only do you have to pay the extra $500 for the outside vendor you also have to pay for them to stay at the resort for 3 nights. Because I was told in the begining that it was only the $500 rule they stuck with that! Make sure you save all of your emails! Also never forget trying to negotiate with the outside vendor. I asked mine and they are splitting the $500 fee with me!

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to post this in defense of EDR......there are many resorts that have the same rules that you can not bring in outside vendors w/o paying extra which while it sucks is understandable, everyone likes to make money! Mid-way thru my booking EDR changed it's rules that now not only do you have to pay the extra $500 for the outside vendor you also have to pay for them to stay at the resort for 3 nights. Because I was told in the begining that it was only the $500 rule they stuck with that! Make sure you save all of your emails! Also never forget trying to negotiate with the outside vendor. I asked mine and they are splitting the $500 fee with me!
Not sure if you read all of the way through this thread, but the whole reason it was started was because of the new policy and because of this post, supposedly EDR has changed the policy and that was the whole purpose of posting this information.

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Ta Jill I had not read that they had changed to policy back but my post was still correct in what it said! That's awesome that they changed it back. That would have been helpful if I still thought I had to pay for my vendor to stay at the hotel. But there is still the $500 fee I talked about as well as mid-way thru my planning they had changed it but still stuck with the original deal we had made! Just wanted everyone to be aware to keep all emails!

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Ta Jill I had not read that they had changed to policy back but my post was still correct in what it said! That's awesome that they changed it back. That would have been helpful if I still thought I had to pay for my vendor to stay at the hotel. But there is still the $500 fee I talked about as well as mid-way thru my planning they had changed it but still stuck with the original deal we had made! Just wanted everyone to be aware to keep all emails!
Bechgrl,

You will find LOTS of info regarding this topic all over the forum. Read through these:
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t7513
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t11538
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t3042
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t17296
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t5312
http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t11150

These would be a good place to start. I've also included some generic EDR threads. You should read all the way through all of them, and you will find answers to lots of your questions! There are more, but I'll let you find them on your own. Search through the Mexico forum. Happy planning!

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Just want to say a big thank you to Tammy for posting this!!!

 

We want Del Sol as our photographer but we cannot book with them until one year from our date. We need to select the hotel now though. If not for this post I never would have known about the problems with the Karisma resorts. We actually had a couple Karisma resorts on our list of favorites. They have now been crossed off.

 

I cannot say thank you enough for saving us!!!! grouphug.gif Carla

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I agree... well done. It would be useful to have a sticky post with the prices that different resorts charge for outside vendors... I have been looking into it and it seems to be all over the map.

See if I can come up with a compiled list once I make it down there to live.

Thanks again Tammy.

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