Originally Posted by mrsnova
Yea looks like ill have to pay the $500 fee . On the upside, I have been doing a lot of research and have found some photographers that offer packages that even with the $500 fee would only be a few hundred more and some even had another hour of photography! Has anyone used or heard anything about Juan Navarro or Blue Lens Caribe? They had better portfolios than barcelo experience but still affordable. I loved Claudia and Ivan (which all got good recommendations on here) but they were a little out of my budget:(. mrs
mrsnov- I am getting married at the Palace Deluxe on 3/22/13 and asked my WC about the $500 fee and she said it is waived if you book a 2 nights for the photographer. You can book any Barcelo hotel which would be cheaper than paying the $500 fee. On your wedding day anyone that is a guest staying that at a different Barcelo is allow to be at the wedding at no additional charge. That would include the photographer. I have also read that some brides booked only one night for the photographer and the the WC never questioned them. I dont know if that is a chance you are willing to take but I thought I would just mention it. Also I was going with the mint breeze package as well and to have my reception outdoors I had to change to Strawberry package. I have read in a previous post as well that a bride had the mint breeze and said the pesto chicken was amazing...?