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#6931 futuremrswarner

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    Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

    Yeah, my wedding is not on the Thursday (unfortunately) so I will have to pay for the private reception. I already booked the DJ for the private reception and his prices were not too bad, so I guess it will be alright. Compared to some of the other resorts I looked at, this private reception cost is already decent. I've seen some prices that were totally out of whack.



    #6932 claruickie

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    Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:21 AM

    Originally Posted by leanne1 

    Hi there im new to the forum and it is so helpful. I was wondering if anyone could reccomend a photographer and a dj please

     

    Originally Posted by leanne1 

    I am waiting to hear back from the gran bahia principe tulum to see if we can have our wedding 26th march 2014. we live in canada but most of our family are coming from the UK. We are so excited have been together 10years and have 2girls so its about time we tied the knot ha ha. We want the private reception so what areas do they have at the tulum resort?

     

     

    Originally Posted by leanne1 

    Hi there im new to the forum and it is so helpful. I was wondering if anyone could reccomend a photographer and a dj please

     

    Hi Leanne we are from Scotland and have been advised that no local photographers are permitted into the Bahia Principe hotel grounds Sad smile
     
    I have been in discussion with brides from the USA and Canada and they have advised they have paid to fly down their photographer from home.  When they have been able to afford this cost Bride & Grooms will pay the photographer package they choose, plus the travel & hotel stay for the photographers chosen from home as well as $800 per day per photographer for taking the wedding photos, way expensive !     The hotel are making easy money at $800 per photographer if wedding parties are going with this option.

    Not sure what policies are at other hotels and I am not going to look as it will just make me mad if I discover other hotels allow local photographers - wish I had looked and questioned more about photographers before booking.    Dont get me wrong, we have stayed at the hotel 3 times before and love everything about it - we wouldnt have booked our wedding here otherwise - just wish I knew all this about photographers before hand.

     

    Trisha is a photographer that has flown to do wedding photos and she herself was married at the hotel.

     

    Good luck with your planning Kirstin x



    #6933 leanne1

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      Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:03 AM

      Hi Kristen,

       

      I did check with a few other resorts and most of them charge to bring an outside photographer its terrible I know. I think I am going to go with the resort photographer I saw many mixed reviews but looked on their website and the photos are beautiful. I really didnt budget paying for an outside photographer.

      Are you having a privare reception? Not long for you now I cant wait to hear your review as I am also getting married at the gazebo and staying at tulum resort.



      #6934 claruickie

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      Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

      Originally Posted by leanne1 

      Hi Kristen,

       

      I did check with a few other resorts and most of them charge to bring an outside photographer its terrible I know. I think I am going to go with the resort photographer I saw many mixed reviews but looked on their website and the photos are beautiful. I really didnt budget paying for an outside photographer.

      Are you having a privare reception? Not long for you now I cant wait to hear your review as I am also getting married at the gazebo and staying at tulum resort.

       

      Yes we are going with Arrecife the resort photographer too.  Lots of mixed reviews and I have looked at practically every photo they have taken via the website and Facebook page.  I have also spoken with brides from all over the world that used Arrecife and there was mixed reports from them too but at the end of the day I want photos and the costs for the alternative are not what we budgeted either.

       

      Its gettign so close the days will start to fly past :) x



      #6935 TATrisha

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      Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

      If you fly in a photographer and they stay at the GBP, you do not pay $800. That is the fee only if you fly in a photographer and they stay at a different hotel. And you absolutely cannot use a local photographer.

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      #6936 sofimar

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        Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:47 PM

        Originally Posted by Tammyd23 


        Hi, congratulations and welcome, what part of Portugal are you from? My mother lives there in the Algarve :) I love high shoes too but my partner is short lol and plus with the sand I have just got a small/mid heel.


        Hi Tammyd :)

         

        I'm from Lisbon, the capital.

        When is your big day? ***



        #6937 sofimar

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          Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

          Originally Posted by leanne1 

          That is so exciting congrats hopefully I will hear soon then as we have asked for the 2nd April 2014 at the Gran Bahia principe tululm at the wedding gazebo. Hoping to have about 30-40 guests and the private pool reception. How about you?


          Hi Leanne. I asked for the gazebo tulum and the big day will be in July 2013.



          #6938 J1031

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            Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:53 AM

            Hi Ladies,

             

            Just a heads up, I contacted DJ Bijan to put down a deposit and he informed me that going forward, GBP will not be allowing external DJs. He said he has a few weddings booked there already so they obv will be honouring that but going forward we cannot use anyone other than the resort DJ.

             

            I have contacted Jazmin, our coordinator to see if this is correct - nothing back yet but I will update as soon I hear back.



            #6939 Joanne052013

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              Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

              Oh my goodness, there are only 67 days til the big day! We're getting quite excited. 

               

              I was wondering, did anyone book audio equipment for their dinner for speeches and to have music during the meal? Also, is anyone planning a grand entrance at the restaurant that would take place before people eat dinner? The bridal party was interested in doing something like this :)

               

              Thanks!



              #6940 futuremrswarner

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                Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

                Originally Posted by J1031 

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                Just a heads up, I contacted DJ Bijan to put down a deposit and he informed me that going forward, GBP will not be allowing external DJs. He said he has a few weddings booked there already so they obv will be honouring that but going forward we cannot use anyone other than the resort DJ.

                 

                I have contacted Jazmin, our coordinator to see if this is correct - nothing back yet but I will update as soon I hear back.

                 

                OMG! You're kidding me right? I've already placed a deposit with the DJ before I confirmed exactly which option I wanted for the poolside reception. I'm really hoping that they honour that, and I won't have to find something else. I just emailed Jazmin as well, so hopefully, will hear back soon.






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