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#471 Sandra&Mario

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    Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:32 PM

    Sabrina,

    Yes, you have to pay for your outside photographer to stay at Barcelo for at least one night (your wedding day). A photographer is very important to FI and I, so we don't mind paying for his stay. It really depends on what photographer you're interested in. I'd advise you to find out who their photographer is at Barcelo and view their portfolio. Good luck!

    #472 sfrench0621

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      Posted 27 August 2009 - 12:43 PM

      Hi Ladies,

      I got some clarification from Claudia regarding options for ceremony music included in the packages for 2010.

      Here's what she told me:

      "The music included in the wedding packages are the following:

      Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Musician ( guitar and keyboard)

      Mariachi band in no longer included for the ceremony.

      However you can get them for the reception 45 min $ 400.00usd."

      I also asked if the speakers and microphone were still free with the package and she said yes.

      "The audio system that is included is one big speaker were you can plug in your I pod and Cd´s and also a microphone is included"

      Such a bummer the mariachi is no longer an option. Has anyone selected the guitar and keyboard for their ceremony? If so how were they?

      #473 pebbles

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        Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:04 PM

        Sandra, do you have an outside photographer? If so, do you how much it is for one night for them to stay?
        I looked at the website for the photographer at the Barcelo and I didn't like his pictures at all.
        Does any one have any recommendations for a photographer.....OR one that is coming from their home town and staying at the Barcelo Maya Palace with them the week of April 5th, 2010 to see if their interested in doing another wedding while their there.

        Sabrina

        #474 Danielle77

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          Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

          Hey Sabrina,
          I was looking at the photographers work at the Barcelo and didn't like it either. We are hiring a photographer from the mayan to do our pictures, we do have to book them into the hotel ( we are staying at the Colonial but will book them into the beach/caribe because it is cheaper)
          I was looking at bring one from home but it can be quite expensive with travel expenses and the photography rates. I actually have the email of a girl from somewhere in Ontario that does destination weddings, I haven't got her rates yet but if you want me to pass her email on I will.

          #475 finzup

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            Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:40 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by pebbles
            I was told that we have to use photographer at the Barcelo unless we pay to have them stay overnight.....not sure how much that would cost.

            Sabrina

            I am having an outside photographer and I do have to pay one night for them.. currently one night (for July 2010) is $296 but I'm holding out to get a better deal :)

            It's still cheaper than the $300-500 fee's that some resorts charge...
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            #476 harv0136

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              Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:55 PM

              Has anyone used the violin or guitar/keyboard? If so, how were they? I really wish I could hear a sample of the music. Do you know what songs they play? Thanks!

              #477 Sandra&Mario

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                Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:01 AM

                Being that we both fell in love with Juan Carlos Tapia (he's in Cabo) photographer early on...we decided to go with him and fly him out for 3 nights. We have our wedding day shoot but we also have a trash the dress shoot the following day (we're sooooooo excited about this!!!). If we hadn't gone with Juan, we would have chosen Elizabeth Medina. She's just as talented and is on the Riviera side, but still 3 hours away from our resort, so she'd still have to be booked a night. I don't know how important photographer is to you guys, but that was the one thing we weren't going to skimp on. Our pictures will be a lifetime of memories to look at :)

                #478 pebbles

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                  Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:06 PM

                  Hey Ladies,
                  ok I guess the hunt begins with finding a photographer outside the resort. We're staying at the Paalce so I will take your advice Danielle and book at one of the cheaper resorts (beach/caribe). Would I have to book a room now already for April 2010? I'm sure if I wait there will be something open.

                  Sabrina

                  #479 CaraW

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                    Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:15 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by sfrench0621
                    Hi Ladies,

                    I got some clarification from Claudia regarding options for ceremony music included in the packages for 2010.

                    Here's what she told me:

                    "The music included in the wedding packages are the following:

                    Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Musician ( guitar and keyboard)

                    Mariachi band in no longer included for the ceremony.

                    However you can get them for the reception 45 min $ 400.00usd."

                    I also asked if the speakers and microphone were still free with the package and she said yes.

                    "The audio system that is included is one big speaker were you can plug in your I pod and Cd´s and also a microphone is included"

                    Such a bummer the mariachi is no longer an option. Has anyone selected the guitar and keyboard for their ceremony? If so how were they?
                    OMG I can't believe the mariachi isn't an option any more! I am so sad about this....

                    #480 sfrench0621

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                      Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:24 PM

                      I know... I really had my heart set on that. I might splurge and just spend the extra money. Haven't decided yet.

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by CaraW
                      OMG I can't believe the mariachi isn't an option any more! I am so sad about this....





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