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#1801 Mike&Wendy

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    Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:15 PM

    Also...I have a few questions..

    We were told by Yuritzia that bringing in an outside photographer shouldn't be a problem..but we are worried as someone told us they may require a work permit? Even though they are only coming for 4 days?

    Also..there may be only about 10-12 of us..do we have to book at an a la carte because we are not fond of either Dolce Vita or the Seafood restaurant...and what should we do after dinner? It's a Thursday so I was thinking rather than spend the extra money on a dj and drinks on top of an already all inclusive resort...that we would pay for our guests to go to the Hacienda for live music and dancing at the disco after...we are having an At-home reception in Ontario afterwards so we want to keep the costs minimal but should we still do up programs etc? Thanks ladies for your help.

    Wendy

    #1802 ~Keira~

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      Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Mike&Wendy
      Also...I have a few questions..

      We were told by Yuritzia that bringing in an outside photographer shouldn't be a problem..but we are worried as someone told us they may require a work permit? Even though they are only coming for 4 days?

      Also..there may be only about 10-12 of us..do we have to book at an a la carte because we are not fond of either Dolce Vita or the Seafood restaurant...and what should we do after dinner? It's a Thursday so I was thinking rather than spend the extra money on a dj and drinks on top of an already all inclusive resort...that we would pay for our guests to go to the Hacienda for live music and dancing at the disco after...we are having an At-home reception in Ontario afterwards so we want to keep the costs minimal but should we still do up programs etc? Thanks ladies for your help.

      Wendy
      I don't know anything about work permits. Our outside photographer is in Playa del Carmen so I believe we'll only have to pay for their day access passes.

      As for the reception I was told that there was a minimum number of 50 guests to do a private reception which runs about $50 pp USD. We are going to have around 20 people so we're having to do an a la carte. After dinner I'm paying to rent the speakers and to have a private cocktail reception where we will be dancing and cutting the cake. On Thursdays its Mexican Fiesta night and that doesn't start until mid night so you might want to consider a cocktail hour or 2 after dinner to fill in the time.

      I'm staying in the Coba section so I'm not sure if there would be a difference or not but that is what I know so far.
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      #1803 ~Keira~

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        Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:48 AM

        I just got a response from Karla re: the resort photographer. They have in fact changed companies so if you were planning on going with Conrado he is no longer available. If you're booked with an outside photographer then nothing has changed. Phew!
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        #1804 courtneybgorman

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          Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:56 AM

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          I just got a response from Karla re: the resort photographer. They have in fact changed companies so if you were planning on going with Conrado he is no longer available. If you're booked with an outside photographer then nothing has changed. Phew!
          OHHH GOOD!!! thanks for keeping us posted.

          #1805 BahiaBride16

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            Posted 03 September 2009 - 02:25 PM

            I would love the cake topper!

            #1806 emme

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              Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:15 PM

              Nicole...I can't remember if we discussed this before or not...but when are you travelling down to Mexico and with which tour operator? Everybody out of Vancouver? How many people are in your group? When is your meeting with Karla? LOL...I know...lots of questions...heehee...I sure hope we can meet up and I'll "buy" you a congratulations drink :)
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              #1807 BahiaBride16

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                Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:09 PM

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                Nicole...I can't remember if we discussed this before or not...but when are you travelling down to Mexico and with which tour operator? Everybody out of Vancouver? How many people are in your group? When is your meeting with Karla? LOL...I know...lots of questions...heehee...I sure hope we can meet up and I'll "buy" you a congratulations drink :)
                Lol a drink sounds wonderful! I will "buy" you one in return!

                I might have mentioned this but I can't remember (and don't worry about asking a hundred questions!). We are going with Nolitours/Air Transat and everyone is leaving out of Vancouver!(Although one couple is using Air Canada). There are going to be 25 of us and we are meeting with Karla on Monday Oct 12th at 1:00. U?

                Oh and I another question...are you using DJ Bob? We changed our minds and would like to have him DJ for us and I'm looking for his contact info :-)

                #1808 emme

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                  Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:16 AM

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                  There are going to be 25 of us and we are meeting with Karla on Monday Oct 12th at 1:00. U?

                  Oh and I another question...are you using DJ Bob? We changed our minds and would like to have him DJ for us and I'm looking for his contact info :-)

                  Even though we're a day apart on our weddings...I am going to call you my "date twin"...close enough anyways...LOL...and we seem to be the same for everything else :)

                  We are meeting Karla at 10 am on Monday.

                  DJ Bob has a website Wedding DJ and there is an email link through that. He also replies under a different email address boradem@aim.com so you could always contact him through that one as well. I have to admit that I was panicking a bit over the past 2 weeks because I had emailed him and didn't hear anything back from him (and usually he's really good about replying). It turns out that he is on holidays right now and just wrote me back today. He said that he would be back to work around September 16. So just in case he doesn't respond right away...that would probably be way. BUT...(not to be a major bummer)...keep in mind that we were originally planning our wedding for October 16 and when I asked him about DJing this night he said he was already DJing for a wedding at the Palladium. Who knows...this could have changed...so it's worth a shot...but you might want to have a back up plan.
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                  #1809 Jules

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                    Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:36 AM

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                    Originally Posted by KLee147
                    I just got a response from Karla re: the resort photographer. They have in fact changed companies so if you were planning on going with Conrado he is no longer available. If you're booked with an outside photographer then nothing has changed. Phew!
                    Hi Everyone,

                    I won't be on here buch anymore, I've been getting ready to start back at work (I'm a teacher), so all my time seems to be on prep for that instead of the wedding!

                    Does anyone know who the new photographer is? I'm curious to see their work.

                    Thanks!

                    #1810 ~Keira~

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                      Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:47 PM

                      I'll see if I can get a website link of the new photographer for you.
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