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#1261 ErikDaGenErik

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    Posted 28 November 2008 - 03:21 AM

    i made sooo many attempts to call Palace Resorts to get a sample of the videography from the resort. i even went as far as talking directly to Moon Palace's Photo and Video department. unfortunately, they don't have videos to share right now.

    what the lady told me was that u choose your videographer when u meet with your WC the day after you arrive at the resort. they have 2 videographers to choose from and will have samples of the videos they have done.

    i am sooo nervous about the videography myself. i've been searching this site for videography reviews and hopefully samples from other brides' weddings.

    i hope someone will post their videography from moon palace soon. that way we all could see what the resort video photog could do.

    #1262 nibsmom

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      Posted 28 November 2008 - 01:19 PM

      Just to clarify - Moon Palace does let you bring in an outside photographer if you pay to have them stay overnight, right? I know I've heard of other brides getting around that policy somehow.

      I just got kind of a rude email back from a photographer saying there was no way to do it, and didn't I check into that? LOL. So now I want to double check...

      I'm beginning to think that maybe I should go with the resort photographer for the ceremony, and then hire someone *really* excellent for a trash the dress after we get to our honeymoon location - Excellence Cancun.

      However, I know FH really wants to have pictures of the getting ready and all that...and I feel like MP photographers only do the ceremony and pictures afterwards...anyone have any input on that?

      #1263 Cindy&London

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        Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:39 PM

        So I contacted Elizabeth Medina to see if she was available, but of course she is not.. We only have 5 months left!!
        She wrote me back and suggested Del Sol Photography and Cecilia Dumas. Has anyone used either of these photographers??
        Ugh, I hate this.. I want great pictures on our wedding day!!

        #1264 nibsmom

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          Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:50 PM

          I know, I hear ya. Have you gotten confirmation from your WC that you can have an outside photographer? Photos are very important to me too...I agree with the stress. I think it's ALL I've been doing for the past like, three days.

          I haven't heard/looked at either Del Sol or Cecilia Dumas though...probably worth checking out if Elizabeth gave you her name though...she probably has a similar style.

          #1265 ErikDaGenErik

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            Posted 28 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

            we hired Del Sol Photography for our TTD session. we are excited because they are great!

            #1266 ErikDaGenErik

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              Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:18 PM

              Hey MP Brides! just stopping by to say hello to all of you. this thread has been quiet the past few days!

              i got an e-mail from Maribel on Thanksgiving Day. at first i was shocked that Palace Resorts is open on a holiday, then i remembered that Maribel is working from Cancun. hehehe =/

              anyways ...how's the planning been for you ladies?

              #1267 SunnyBride

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                Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:55 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by amduran
                I think for the actual ceremony, the CD is the only option. I had to pick 5 songs and burn them on a CD. I changed the order a bit from what they recommended. My songs coincided with the following 5 activities: 1) processional (bridesmaids/groomsmen), 2) bridal entrance, 3) sand ceremony, 4) cutting of the cake, 5) recessional. Since we were in Mexico, I really wanted mariachis... so I had them come in at the beginning of my reception (not during the cocktail hour).

                As far as hearing the music, you are on the aisle/walkway for such a short amount of time (even shorter in the other gazebos) and there is so much going through your mind that I am not sure how loud the music was. I vaguely remembering hearing something, but I can't really say how loud it was. I really don't think it is a big deal because everything happens so fast... Inside the gazebo, the volume was not an issue.
                I know that in the information I got they said to pick four songs for the CD player. We aren't planning on having the cake cutting there, or having a sand ceremony, so would I just pick one for the processional, one for the bridal entrance, and then a recessional song? How long were people waiting in the gazebo before you got there? I would like to have some music playing for people while they are sitting and waiting for us to arrive, but I'm not sure if that's an option. Did you have champagne at the gazebo after the wedding? Is there any music playing for that? I would pose these questions to my wedding coordinator but I STILL don't have one assigned, and I'm less than two months away now!

                #1268 nibsmom

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                  Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:01 PM

                  Sunnybride - that's so frustrating that you don't have a WC. I have one assigned, but I've emailed her several times in the past THREE WEEKS, and I've gotten NO response. I'm calling tomorrow. Friday I sent her an email saying that if she didn't respond by Monday that I was going to call. Maybe she's not getting my emails for whatever reason...but if she's just not responding that's unacceptable to me.

                  I have no idea about the music though...one of the questions I sent to my WC three weeks ago...

                  Joy - how long did it take del sol to get back to you? I sent them an inquiry last week and got an email stating they were out of the office a lot and would try to get back to me in 3 to 5 days...

                  #1269 cutierosie

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                    Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:37 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by nibsmom
                    Sunnybride - that's so frustrating that you don't have a WC. I have one assigned, but I've emailed her several times in the past THREE WEEKS, and I've gotten NO response. I'm calling tomorrow. Friday I sent her an email saying that if she didn't respond by Monday that I was going to call. Maybe she's not getting my emails for whatever reason...but if she's just not responding that's unacceptable to me.

                    I have no idea about the music though...one of the questions I sent to my WC three weeks ago...

                    Joy - how long did it take del sol to get back to you? I sent them an inquiry last week and got an email stating they were out of the office a lot and would try to get back to me in 3 to 5 days...

                    I wanted Elizabeth Medina as well and she was booked for my wedding, but it ended up working out because my first choice which was Del Sol photography was available. I had contacted cecilia and she never e-mailed me back. It is my understanding that cecilia costs less, but I think Del Sol and Elizabeth's pictures are better. Juan Carlos Tapia is also a great photographer but he is VERY expensive, even more so than Del Sol.

                    Yes you can bring an outside photographer as long as they are your guest (i.e. staying there or if you pay their day and night pass)

                    Hope this helps!

                    Rosa

                    #1270 annouska

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                      Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:25 PM

                      Hi there

                      I am thinking of using Lidya Solemidt as my wedding and TTD photographer. Her pictures look very nice and her packages are affordable. Her website address is Home Lidya Solemidt Photographer

                      Has anyone her of her before? I found her on this site some where.

                      I am now thinking of using the resort photographer for my welcome dinner.

                      Whats everyone else doing?




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