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#5591 girling

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    Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

    I am having a photographer / resort issues.

     

    I was told by the hotel their day pass for vendors is $90. I have booked a photographer outside from the hotel for our wedding photos. I just received an email from the resort photographer stating that NO outside photographers or videographers are allowed! Is there not a way around this?? Has anyone found a way around it??

     

    What if my photographer is a 'guest' at our wedding who happens to be have awesome equipment...can they really say anything?

     

    Any suggestions or advice would be really helpful.

     

    Thank you so much in advance.



    #5592 TATrisha

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    Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:03 AM

    Girling, you cannot have a local wedding photographer.  You will need to fly someone in for your wedding. 

     

    I believe there have been some brides who have gotten away with a $500 fee to bring in local photographers, but they really seem to be in forcing the NO portion of that statement.


    So if you want a photographer, you will have to pay for them to stay three nights at the resort as a guest. 


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    #5593 Sunshine2680

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      Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:11 AM


      Tlseege is correct....the vendor fee is for other outside vendors like Hair/Makeup, DJs...etc
      Photographers do not apply to the $90 fee. I was looking into the same thing..hiring a photographer from PDC but my travel agent stopped me in my tracks.
      If you're stuck in a contract with your photographer the only way around it is if you book him/her into the resort for 3 nights. Thats the only way unfortunately.
      If you're able to break your contract with the one you booked it may be cheaper to hire one from home and bring them down with the rest of your guests.

       

      Originally Posted by girling 

      I am having a photographer / resort issues.

       

      I was told by the hotel their day pass for vendors is $90. I have booked a photographer outside from the hotel for our wedding photos. I just received an email from the resort photographer stating that NO outside photographers or videographers are allowed! Is there not a way around this?? Has anyone found a way around it??

       

      What if my photographer is a 'guest' at our wedding who happens to be have awesome equipment...can they really say anything?

       

      Any suggestions or advice would be really helpful.

       

      Thank you so much in advance.



       



      #5594 Rachael

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        Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

        Hi Girls

         

        I leave on Sun and sooooooo excited.... a few last questions

         

           Flowers, I have a few pics of bouquets I like, shall I just take the pics over and see which they can do/

         

          Vows, I am really struggling to find vows for a sand ceremony to do with our children, all wording relates to children from previous relationships and the joining of their new family. These are our 2 children. Will the minister have some wording I can maybe choose?


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        #5595 Rachael

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          Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:04 AM


          Not long! doesnt feel 2 mins since I was saying that and we leave on Sun! Will be here before you know it x

          Originally Posted by AD2012 

          Oh my goodness! We leave in 27 days and getting married in 31! I cannot believe how fast time is passing!

           

           



           


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          #5596 Sunshine2680

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            Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:22 AM


            Congrats!! Not going to lie...I kind of thought you had to have all your flowers ordered by now...like long before now. Your WC should have sent you a catalogue brochure of choices..

            Maybe they do things different at Akumal. I hope its not too late for you to order

            not sure about the wording for your ceremony - I'm struggling with that also
             

            Originally Posted by Rachael 

            Hi Girls

             

            I leave on Sun and sooooooo excited.... a few last questions

             

               Flowers, I have a few pics of bouquets I like, shall I just take the pics over and see which they can do/

             

              Vows, I am really struggling to find vows for a sand ceremony to do with our children, all wording relates to children from previous relationships and the joining of their new family. These are our 2 children. Will the minister have some wording I can maybe choose?



             



            #5597 Rachael

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              Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:30 AM

              Oh no...... :( Never even recieved the brochure from them, I got it from someone on here! They have'nt been very good at communication at all! I e mailed her Sun and still waiting for a reply, It has took over 3 weeks before to get a reply but seen as though I leave Sun I thought she may be a bit quicker!


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              #5598 AD2012

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                Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

                I would send her an email with photos of what you would like to do she should be able to tell you if those flowers are available etc. It's shouldn't be too late but I wouldn't risk providing that information at your meeting in the event that they're not available or they cost a lot.  I emailed Jazmin about changing my flowers and she was quick to repsond saying whether they weren't available in that area. I think availability is the big thing.
                 

                Originally Posted by Rachael 

                Oh no...... :( Never even recieved the brochure from them, I got it from someone on here! They have'nt been very good at communication at all! I e mailed her Sun and still waiting for a reply, It has took over 3 weeks before to get a reply but seen as though I leave Sun I thought she may be a bit quicker!



                 



                #5599 KRama

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                  Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:13 PM

                  I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you're really picky about flowers! I had about 6 different pictures of bouquets that I showed Jasmin at our meeting 2 days before the wedding. She pointed out which ones they could do that woudn't cost extra and I picked one of those.

                   

                  Originally Posted by Rachael 

                  Oh no...... :( Never even recieved the brochure from them, I got it from someone on here! They have'nt been very good at communication at all! I e mailed her Sun and still waiting for a reply, It has took over 3 weeks before to get a reply but seen as though I leave Sun I thought she may be a bit quicker!



                   



                  #5600 TATrisha

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                  Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

                  If you post the pictures on here, I'm pretty sure myself and the other previous brides could probably tell you which ones would be included.

                  But overall, you shouldn't have a problem.  You don't have to pick out everything in advance, just if you want certain colors or styles.


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