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#4661 Sunshine2680

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    Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:49 AM


    Hiya ladies - actually I got the postcards from zazzle.ca
    This was the coolest thing ever! U can customize any postcard! They have images already and you can customize them to your liking..or even create your own too! I found some awesome pics of the Mayan and made my own postcards too! They were fairly cheap! Some only  $1.30 per card..some up to $1.60.
    Ok..sorry to be off topic - back to GBP business! Lol

     



    Thanks TIseege!!!

    Sunshine 2680- LOVE the vintage mexican post card idea! Are you going to buy it in Mexico?

     

     



     



    Originally Posted by vickib 

    Sunshine 2680- I love the vintage Mexican postcard idea! 



     



    #4662 arielh

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      Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:42 AM


      This is awesome!!! I hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea!! I am finding more and more that the whole getting married down south is not as easy as people make it out to be haha!! Maybe it's jsut me thou!
       

      Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

      Hiya ladies - actually I got the postcards from zazzle.caThis was the coolest thing ever! U can customize any postcard! They have images already and you can customize them to your liking..or even create your own too! I found some awesome pics of the Mayan and made my own postcards too! They were fairly cheap! Some only  $1.30 per card..some up to $1.60.Ok..sorry to be off topic - back to GBP business! Lol

       

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      37 people booked!!!!!


      #4663 andrea2006

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        Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

        So Jazmin emailed me today, I had sent her a picture of a cake and asked if it was possible o have a 3 tier cake and decorate with flowers..she said

         

        yes is possible and the cost is 85usd just please let me know which flavour from the options I sent already,
        Note, there is an extra charge because a cake of 3 layers is not an option included in the wedding package but If they go with the heart shape or one layer conventional will not be extra charge and can still be for all the

         

        I thought that if you didn't get dessert at the restaurant you could upgrade your cake for no extra charge?  i also assumed that the 3-tier would be the upgrade, did I misunderstand and the upgrade is actually just a bigger single layer cake? I am definitely going to ask Jazmin but I thought I would run it by here first. 



        #4664 andrea2006

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          Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

          Oops.  For anyone else interested I also should have mentioned I asked Jazmin about hanging paper lanterns at the reception.  She said she can hang them from palapas close to the area but if I want them hung over the area i need to bring all supplies including string..I am assuming the only supplies i need are the lanterns and the string but I just have to figure out how much string. 



          #4665 wesjor17

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            Posted 04 October 2011 - 06:55 PM

            Hi Everyone! i've been reading for sometime - i've looked into getting one of my friends that is a photographer to come down to do the pictures. i know a few of you have done this - have you run into any problems with this? i can pay for someones trip to come to mexico and take pictures for our whole day and its a 1/4 of the price of the resort photographers! Any advice!

             

            Thanks! :)

            PS i leave in 3.5 weeks :) Married Nov 3, 2011 at Tulum :)

             

             



            #4666 Sunshine2680

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              Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:19 AM


              It most likely depends on quality and price. If you feel its more worth your money to bring your friend then go with that plan.
              The resorts photographers are quite good - but I decided to bring my own photog for more money - because i'm getting more out of it. Keep in mind the resort photog's are just going to be there to do their 'job' and be done. You even have to pay extra for them to shoot at your reception.
              I want a photographer who's going to make my wedding his priority. Your wedding photos are all you have to take away from the day and remember it for years on end. I'm spending 1/4 of my budget on my photographer and I'm so excited and confident about what we're getting out of it. You basically have zero control of anything else - especially planning your day from such a distance. Now - i have zero worries about my pictures.

              Everyone's priorities are different. So you have to decided whats worth more to you. You won't get bad pictures if you go with the resort..but as far as value for your dollar its a different story. I'm not sure about the quality of your friends pictures so its hard to judge.
              I just know for myself...i would never sacrifice quality to save a buck.
               

              Originally Posted by wesjor17 

              Hi Everyone! i've been reading for sometime - i've looked into getting one of my friends that is a photographer to come down to do the pictures. i know a few of you have done this - have you run into any problems with this? i can pay for someones trip to come to mexico and take pictures for our whole day and its a 1/4 of the price of the resort photographers! Any advice!

               

              Thanks! :)

              PS i leave in 3.5 weeks :) Married Nov 3, 2011 at Tulum :)

               

               



               



              #4667 crystalz

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                Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:16 AM


                wesjor17 - first off, I get married the DAY BEFORE you!!! we leave in 3 weeks :D

                 

                Second, I am bringing my own photographer too. I'm paying for her trip and she is covering the whole day and giving me up to 800 edited photos on disc. Way more worth it even though the onsite photographers are really good, they have a really really high price with it ha ha. I've heard mixed things about bringing one down, I heard one person got arrested for working without a visa, I heard many people have done it without any problems at all... When you arrive in Cancun, going through customs you have to press a button that randomly selects people to go through their bags :s.. sooo im hoping my photographer isn't that lucky one but she is bringing her hubby so he will take some of her equipment and she'll take some some it doesn't seem to obvious that she is a photographer going to shoot something.

                 

                Hopefully everything works out!

                 

                Note; The manager of arrecife somehow got the idea that i was bringing my own when I told him i wasnt needing their photo services lol he told me they are not permitted (outside photographers) but if i did want to that i had to email him their full name, business name, website, dates of travel and she had to stay the same length of time as bride and groom ha ha sooo i think they will let you if you provide all that info, I am still just not saying anything and sticking with my i have lots of "friends and family taking pictures"
                 

                Originally Posted by wesjor17 

                Hi Everyone! i've been reading for sometime - i've looked into getting one of my friends that is a photographer to come down to do the pictures. i know a few of you have done this - have you run into any problems with this? i can pay for someones trip to come to mexico and take pictures for our whole day and its a 1/4 of the price of the resort photographers! Any advice!

                 

                Thanks! :)

                PS i leave in 3.5 weeks :) Married Nov 3, 2011 at Tulum :)

                 

                 



                 



                #4668 wesjor17

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                  Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

                  Thanks crystalz & sunshine2680!!

                   

                  it's cheaper to bring our friend than it is to have the photographer do the whole day! I just wasn't sure what kind of trouble it causes :)

                   

                  Thanks so much! i can't believe how fast its come! :)



                  #4669 KRama

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                    Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

                    My photographer was a friend from home and we had no issues at all. I told Arrecife that I had brought my own photographer from home and they had no problem with it. They still offered to shoot some ceremony and group shots (to include my photographer friend as a guest) since it was included in our package. They got in the way of a few of my friend's shots which was a bit annoying but we did choose our 10 free photos and were happy with them. Totally worth it to me to bring someone I trusted and not pay a fortune!



                    #4670 Cynlee143

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                      Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

                      I'm bringing my own photographer as well!! Mostly because he's super talented and I'll end up getting more pics from my big day! My photographer has done many destination weddings, and said that if we book his accommodation via our travel agent then we shouldn't have any problems. Probably because it will just look like he's part of the wedding group. Yay!! Can't wait to see pics from your wedding!






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