So they won't allow an outside vendor but can you have a guest who is staying at the hotel take your pictures? There has to be some OPTIONS!! They can't be so strict about this. Every other resort at least gives you the option to purchase a day pass for an outside photographer or have a guest take your pictures. If enough people complain about this than maybe they will change it. Do they know that this forum exists because you can seriously lose a ton of business by acting this way? I was so excited about my wedding and know I'm starting to stress out and not want to go there. What about videographers? Let me guess he does that too. I want an actual videographer, not a CD of my pictures set to music.
Did anyone get a video of their wedding done by the resort that they could share? I thought destination weddings were supposed to be less stress! haha
I'm sorry they won't let you use outside videographers either (KRama has used Arrecife's videographer- you should read her review). KRama said she wouldn't recommend them and that they put the wrong wedding date at the end of her video...
As far as losing business, a few of my friends are looking around for a resort for their DW. Up until this time, GBP was top on their list. Unfortunately, due to the inflexible demands of Arrecife, they all decided not to use GBP. They are all coming to our wedding, so they can judge for themselves on the services provided. Word does travel fast- the internet is a powerful tool and we are at the age where everyone we know is getting married. This can't be good for GBP's business.
On a side note, we have Eugenia as our wedding coordinator and she is awesome!