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#6051 TATrisha

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:40 AM

I have also updated the Official thread with the new Arrecife price lists.  I hope that helps you guys make some good informed decisions.  Let me know if you have any questions :)


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#6052 yeemein

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    Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:09 AM

    Originally Posted by TSilva 

    NICE!!!!! What was the cost for the full day + editing??  

     

     


    TSilva sorry for the delay...we purchased photos as well so i believe the full day of video + editing came to around $1100USD. Seems like a lot but it's totally worth it. They really do a great job in capturing your day and our videographer, Tony, even stayed a bit longer so (as I requested) to capture a special performance by a close friend. They present the video + photos (if you choose to purchase any) in a beautiful DVD case specially designed for the couple.



    #6053 yeemein

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      Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

      Hi claruickie, that's strange...maybe it's not available in your region. :( sorry.

      Originally Posted by claruickie 

       

      Susan your photos are beautiful but I cant watch your video as You Tube is saying the video is not available :(

       

      As with everything in life people have different opinions on Arrecife photos so please can I pick your brain . . . . .  we get married 20 June and have booked through a UK Tour Operator our holiday and wedding package altogether - we get 10 photos with the package but clearly will want more.  

      I want to be organised and would prefer to have an idea of how much photos are going to be etc, the prices on this forum are from 2010 so there will have been an increase of some size I am sure.  

      Do you get the option of colour and  black & white photos?

      Did you buy the CD with all the photos  - if you did are they free from watermark so you can print at home also can the photos on CD be enlarged etc with no problem due to pixel size.

      How soon do we get to see the photos after the wedding ?

      How long are the photographers with you, or are there different options available?

      Is there more than 1 photographer taking photos on the day?

      How much was the videographer and how long were they with you? 

       

      It would make sense that Arrecife had on their website a pricelist with a breakdown of all the services they offer!

       

      Many thanks in advance.



      #6054 TSilva

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        Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

        Yeemein,

         

         That's not bad at all!!!! How many photos did you receive?? The DVD case adds a nice touch as well!

         

        Originally Posted by yeemein 


        TSilva sorry for the delay...we purchased photos as well so i believe the full day of video + editing came to around $1100USD. Seems like a lot but it's totally worth it. They really do a great job in capturing your day and our videographer, Tony, even stayed a bit longer so (as I requested) to capture a special performance by a close friend. They present the video + photos (if you choose to purchase any) in a beautiful DVD case specially designed for the couple.



        #6055 yeemein

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          Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

          Originally Posted by TSilva 

          Yeemein,

           

           That's not bad at all!!!! How many photos did you receive?? The DVD case adds a nice touch as well!

           


          It was $1100USD for full day video + editing and we had included 15 photos in our package and we ended up purchasing an additional 32 photos (so incredibly hard to chose, FYI). My sister was is a semi-pro photographer so she was my secondary photographer on our wedding day. We would have purchased more photos if it wasn't for my sister. The photographer Jorge was excellent in capturing moments and did a good job with the group photos. During our viewing session, we had about 300+ pictures to filter through, it was not easy at all. At $15USD a photo, it adds up very quickly. I believe in total we paid $1500USD for wedding DVD and 47 photos. We tried to strike a deal with them but they are hard to persuay and when you see their work it's also hard to belittle their work also.

           

          We originally had a smaller budget for pics and video but once we got to the resort and talked with the rep from Arrecife we quickly realized that if we're going to spend big dollars, it might as well be on the video, because it'll last a lifetime.

           

          The only problem we had with the DVD was that the studio burned the video on a PAL disc which isn't compatible with North American DVD players. Luckily I have a DVD player from China that plays PAL discs. However I had a friend that is more technically inclined to help me transfer the original video onto a disc that can be read in NA DVD players and be burned again for my family and friends. I would inquire about this when you meet with the rep from Arrecife, I believe her name is Rocio.

           

          Also on the video if you want you're name displayed in a particular way for ex: my full name is Susan and my husband's is Jean-Francois so on the DVD title they put "Susan & Jean" - I wanted them to change it to "Susan & Jeff" or "Sue & JF" or "Susan & Jean-Francois" but it's a bit harder for them to change that once they have completed the DVD. It's a minor thing, but something to note.



          #6056 christy12

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            Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

            Hey,

             

            A question for any past GBP brides. Would it be a good diea to provide each guest with a paper fan for during the ceremony (on the beach), or is it not necessary due the wind?

             

            Thanks!



            #6057 christy12

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              Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:33 PM

              1 more question!

               

              If you bring in someone to do your hair/makeup, do you have to pay for a day pass for them as well? I'm assuming yes, but would love to hear no!

               

              Thanks!



              #6058 yeemein

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                Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:50 AM

                Hi Christy12,

                 

                Paper fans are an excellent idea, especially for the dinner afterwards, if you're having dinner in a la carte resto. For some reason the restaurants are soooo hot! At least it was for our wedding.

                Originally Posted by christy12 

                Hey,

                 

                A question for any past GBP brides. Would it be a good diea to provide each guest with a paper fan for during the ceremony (on the beach), or is it not necessary due the wind?

                 

                Thanks!



                #6059 yeemein

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                  Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

                  If the person doing your hair & makeup is already a guest of your wedding and staying at the resort then you don't have to pay the day pass.

                  Originally Posted by christy12 

                  1 more question!

                   

                  If you bring in someone to do your hair/makeup, do you have to pay for a day pass for them as well? I'm assuming yes, but would love to hear no!

                   

                  Thanks!



                  #6060 AD2012

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                    Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

                    I brought in MVP to my hair & makeup which included a trial the day before my wedding. I was prepared to pay the $90.00USD fee for both days but ended up lucking out and we weren't charged the day pass, neither was the vendor.

                     

                    Be prepared to pay the fee but you never know you might luck out like we did!

                     

                    Originally Posted by christy12 

                    1 more question!

                     

                    If you bring in someone to do your hair/makeup, do you have to pay for a day pass for them as well? I'm assuming yes, but would love to hear no!

                     

                    Thanks!






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