Hey girls! How's it going?
I'm still waiting for price quotes from several vendors. I got an answer back from DJ Mannia but the prices are even higher than the resort DJ. So I sent an email to DJ Doremixx.
For makeup and hair, I'm still waiting for Fernando to get back to me. He was traveling in Chicago and said he didn't have his appointment book with him. He didn't give me the prices yet, but I know that they are a little expensive. So I sent an email to Sara Tamargo to see if she's available to do hair and makeup. Someone on the forum said that Sara charges $150 for hair and makeup, which includes a trial. I saw pictures of some of the brides she did hair and makeup for and they all look good.
Photos - I'm looking for ways to reduce costs, because I'm really worried that my costs for resort photographer pictures are going to be high. We want the photographer to take pictures of our ceremony, a photo session after, dinner at Gran Tortuga, and poolside cocktail party with DJ. Arrecife said it will cost $400 since they are covering 2 extra events. So then if I purchase 140 photos, it will cost me $2300 additional? For any of the girls recently married, do they negotiate at all? I would really like to have a DVD of all my pictures. I am scared that I'm going to pay $400 extra for the photographer and then not be able to afford to buy any of the pictures.
Wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses - I found several nice shops in Houston that have dress rentals of designer dresses or other pre-worn designer dresses that you can buy. This can be a good option, if I decide I really need a designer gown. :-) But if I rent a dress, I guess I definitely won't be doing "trash the dress". lol Not that I can afford that photo session anyway.
Wedding Date: June 11, 2011 Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Gazebo, Dinner at Gran Tortuga