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#811 JoLo908

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    Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:31 PM

    Hi Mayan Butterfly! I am getting married there in June 2009 as well!

    #812 MayanButterfly

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      Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:21 PM

      That's awesome Joanna! how has all the wedding planning been going? Have you figured out what you're doing for dinner, etc?

      Tlseege - were mosquitos a problem for the poolside?

      Also, any recommendations about photographers? And how long is a good time to book them for? I'm looking for someone that won't be too pricey - ~$2000.

      #813 JoLo908

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        Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:41 AM

        We are doing a poolside reception (mixed grill). So far the planning has been good, my whole thing is go with the flow. I just don't want to overstress and go crazy. We have also had almost 50 people RSVP and about 25 booked so far. We did not expect such a huge turnout!

        #814 calchik

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          Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:26 PM

          hi mayanbutterfly,
          you can find all this photographer info if you search the forums but here's my research on mexico photographers. some have prices, some don't if i wasn't that interested in them. also some prices i just copy pasted from what was posted so you'll want to confirm with the actual photographers.

          i booked with claudia photo and am getting either erick or citilalli for 3 hours. but i'm not having pics done of my reception so that's why it's only 3 hours. ceremony, group, and me and my FI, that's it.

          hope it helps :)

           

           

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          #815 MayanButterfly

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            Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:40 PM

            Hi Calchik!

            Thanks for the info. This is great!

            Joanna - currently we are thinking of having doing the ala carte dinner, then doing a dance/cocktail/cutting cake poolside. Not sure of all the details yet as I'm still waiting to hear back from Paloma about the date. I definitely did things in a backwards order - I have flights booked and I thought my TA had taken care of the actual wedding date 2 months ago, but when I questioned her about it, turns out she's barely been in touch with the WCs at all! It's been a bit of a rocky start, but hopefully things will get better from here on.

            #816 JoLo908

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              Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

              Haha, I have a feeling "rocky" is one of the key words with DWs... but most people seem to love them in the end! Don't worry, everything will work out. And make sure you keep on your TA about getting everything figured out as well. Let me know what happens with the date and all!

              #817 TATrisha

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              Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:31 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by MayanButterfly
              Tlseege - were mosquitos a problem for the poolside?
              Nope, not a signle mosquito the whole time we were there. They were spraying... so maybe that's why, or maybe it was the time of year

              Also, any recommendations about photographers? And how long is a good time to book them for? I'm looking for someone that won't be too pricey - ~$2000.
              I brought my own photographer for just around $2,000... slightly more. However, I found a photographer who had never done a destination wedding and wanted to expand their portfolio. By doing so, he gave me an AMAZING deal and I got three days worth of photos for what some people pay a photographer for 5 hours! It was an amazing idea and I really highly suggest you try and find something along those lines.

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              #818 Jen_S

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                Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:19 AM

                We are also bringing 2 photographers that have never done a DW but have done many weddings and I just love the work they do and we got an amazing price also and we are having them for 3 days!!! I am so excited.
                Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!

                #819 1kpaine

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                  Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:13 AM

                  We decided to go with Cancun Wedding Photography. They work is excellent and they were priced great as well. They've been great to work with so far!
                  Most of the resorts spray for mosquito's so there shouldn't be a problem.

                  Happy planning ladies!!

                  #820 1kpaine

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                    Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:21 AM

                    Hello again -

                    For anyone who had their dinner at the restaurant...are you allowed to have your iPod there? I emailed Jazmin, but who knows when I'll hear back.

                    Thanks




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