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#1101 mctilleys

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    Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

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    What is the trend here? Are most people picking a beacn reception or at one of the grills? If a grill, which one?

    Who is your photographer? If so, who and how much?
    Are you using the hotel DJ or getting on from outside the property?
    If so who? How much?

    Thanks girls:)
    I am waking up in the middle of the night have nightmares about these things
    For us, we are planning to have a beach reception.

    We are using a photographer who has an officer here in St. Louis and one in Florida. Her name is Maggie Stolzberg and she specializes in destination weddings. Her prices were very reasonable. Her website is Maggie Stolzberg Photography - Destination Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

    We are using an ipod instead of a DJ.

    #1102 staceychris17

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      Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:17 PM

      mctilleys....
      Thank you so much for your help. i just contacted your photographer and waiting to hear back from her with a quote. Great pictures!!! You have to send me your pictures when you get back from your wedding...pretty please:) :)
      ~Stacey

      #1103 MObride09

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        Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:42 PM

        Quote:
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        For us, we are planning to have a beach reception.

        We are using a photographer who has an officer here in St. Louis and one in Florida. Her name is Maggie Stolzberg and she specializes in destination weddings. Her prices were very reasonable. Her website is Maggie Stolzberg Photography - Destination Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

        We are using an ipod instead of a DJ.
        Hey there Mctilleys!
        I'm also using Maggie as my photographer for our May 29th, 2010 wedding You must be the other couple she was telling me about! Welcome to the Forum and Happy planning!!!

        #1104 mctilleys

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          Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:08 AM

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          Hey there Mctilleys!
          I'm also using Maggie as my photographer for our May 29th, 2010 wedding You must be the other couple she was telling me about! Welcome to the Forum and Happy planning!!!
          Ha! She was telling us about you guys too! Maggie is the best! We are very excited about her photographing our wedding. My fiance was friends with her brother in high school and we immediately fell in love with her work.

          Since Maggie hasn't been to Barcelo Maya before, I promise we will scope out all the good photo places for you guys. Our dates are getting close!

          Becky

          #1105 mctilleys

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            Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:10 AM

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            Originally Posted by staceychris17
            mctilleys....
            Thank you so much for your help. i just contacted your photographer and waiting to hear back from her with a quote. Great pictures!!! You have to send me your pictures when you get back from your wedding...pretty please:) :)
            We are really excited about Maggie. She is also very quick to respond. I will definitely send you my pictures when we get them.

            Becky

            #1106 MObride09

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              Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

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              Ha! She was telling us about you guys too! Maggie is the best! We are very excited about her photographing our wedding. My fiance was friends with her brother in high school and we immediately fell in love with her work.

              Since Maggie hasn't been to Barcelo Maya before, I promise we will scope out all the good photo places for you guys. Our dates are getting close!

              Becky
              Hi Becky!
              I'm so excited to have Maggie as well. I happened to just run across her work when I was looking for a local reception hall and just fell in love with her photos! She is the sweetest, just an absolute doll and I can't wait to see how she captures our day..Thanks ahead of time for scoping out great photo spots!:)
              Where are you planning on having your ceremony? Have you picked colors and all that good stuff yet? I thought I had it all figured out and then ran across another scheme I liked so Now I'm trying to decide again..I guess I need to stop looking at bridal magazines LOL! Our dates are getting so close!!!!

              Jeri

              #1107 sfrench0621

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                Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

                Can anyone give me a price range for Maggie? How long are you all paying for her to stay? I am trying to decide if it's more reasonable to book a photographer from the states and fly them down or to use a local photographer in Mexico.

                Thanks,

                Steph

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by mctilleys
                For us, we are planning to have a beach reception.

                We are using a photographer who has an officer here in St. Louis and one in Florida. Her name is Maggie Stolzberg and she specializes in destination weddings. Her prices were very reasonable. Her website is Maggie Stolzberg Photography - Destination Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

                We are using an ipod instead of a DJ.


                #1108 MObride09

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                  Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:37 PM

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                  Can anyone give me a price range for Maggie? How long are you all paying for her to stay? I am trying to decide if it's more reasonable to book a photographer from the states and fly them down or to use a local photographer in Mexico.

                  Thanks,

                  Steph
                  Hi there Steph,
                  I would just contact Maggie, her number is on the website listed . While she has set packages with prices, she was willing to customize a package for me. I booked her for a 4 night stay. I would think prices would depend on availability, length of stay, what exactly you need..etc. But she is super sweet and very easy to talk to. For me, when I compared prices, what came in the packages, length of time I would have the photographer etc.., it just made more sense to bring someone with me, but Photography was very important to me...Hope that helps...

                  #1109 DDBentley15

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                    Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:41 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by staceychris17
                    What is the trend here? Are most people picking a beacn reception or at one of the grills? If a grill, which one?

                    Who is your photographer? If so, who and how much?
                    Are you using the hotel DJ or getting on from outside the property?
                    If so who? How much?

                    Thanks girls:)
                    I am waking up in the middle of the night have nightmares about these things
                    Hey, I'm actually having my reception in a banquet room to save some money and also because we're getting married in Jan (15 days!) and i hear it can be cool and windy that time of year on the beach at night. We're having a cocktail hour on the rooftop of the palace before our reception to add a little something extra in that is still outdoors.

                    Our photographer is Claudia Rodriguez, her works looks great and she is in Cancnun.

                    We are not getting a DJ since we're having an AHR with a DJ. We're planning on using an ipod and paying for an extra hour to have some time for dancing!

                    #1110 DDBentley15

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                      Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:44 AM

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                      Hi Barcelo Brides. I am getting married at the end of this month and still don't quite know how the reception will look. We have decided on the Strawberry Passion Package...with dinner and dancing on the beach. I am worried about it being too dark. Those of you had your reception on the beach...what did you think? Was it dark? What kind of lighting did you have?

                      I want to bring my own hanging candle lanterns, but haven't heard back from the coordinators if it is ok. Does anyone here know if they would permit that? Also, are there trees to hang lanterns from?

                      I know that they sell torchieres and other lighting decorations, but I worry that they will cost a fortune.

                      I assume the sun goes down just after 5. My reception will begin at 6pm. I wonder if I should start it earlier in order to catch the sunset? Any suggestions would be fantastic. Thanks so much for reading.
                      I've seen some pictures of people that had lights on the palm trees. It looked like pretty good lighting. I would think they would set it up nicely that that they lighting was decent. I know of others that have brought down their own lights, centerpieces, etc and they have had no problem putting them up for them. You should be good!!




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