does any one have a copy of this "spreadsheet" many are talking about?
also, where can i find the vendor fees?
does any one know if there is a vendor fees for getting flowers from out of the resort?
Im also in search for the centrepeice options. I emailed my coordinator Yazmin about 8 days ago, still have not heard anything, is this happening to anyone else? does anyone have Yazmin
sorry for all the questions!
Congrats on getting Married. I received the spreadsheet everyone was talking about, I received it from my coordinator after I confirmed which package I was using. We are using the Strawberry Passion package. Have you asked your coordinator for it? I can send you a copy of mine but I do not know if it would be the same if you are choosing a different package.
From what I have read vendors fee vary. $150.00 for makeup/hair and $500-800 for out side photography. I am not sure about flowers vendor fees though.
I just actually asked for center piece options but I haven't heard back yet (I literally just sent an email to my WC).
I also have the bouquet sheets, the gazebo fee/decoration sheets. If you would like copies let me know (I do not know how to upload them on this page).
I did the Strawberry package and had my ceremony at 4pm at the Gazebo. I'd say if you aren't having a cocktail hour then that would be a good time because it will give you some time in between to take pictures before the reception!
We had 35 guests attend, and since it was a small group we didn't want anyone to feel left out and just do a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party. I asked my WC about doing a welcome dinner the night before so that all of the guests could be there. We were able to have it at the Santa Fe Restaurant, however we didn't get confirmation on that until the day we actually arrived in Mexico! If you ask about this I'm sure they will be happy to do the same, otherwise they also told me if that didn't work out they would have sectioned off an area of the buffet for all of our guests and we could have done it there.
As far as decorations, the only thing we brought ourselves were votive candles. Barcelo wanted to charge $7 per candle, and we found a pack of 80 online for $20. The Strawberry package includes all of the ribbons on the chairs! Centerpieces are separate though. We went with one of the less expensive options and then had them set up all of the candles we brought all over the tables.
The Strawberry Package comes with hair and makeup for the bride, so I used that for the night of our welcome dinner and had Styling Trio come in for the wedding day! SO HAPPY I did this because while the hair and makeup wasn't bad at Barcelo, the level of expertise from Styling Trio was just incredible. Everyone looked amazing after their work!
When I went through the process, the lighting was one of the options when we went through our spreadsheet. I understand they use an outside vendor, however our WC was able to show us different photo options. We went with the Chinese Lanterns and the white dance floor and it looked beautiful! We had our reception around the pool at the Palace and it turned out great.
We used Octavio for our Videographer and were pleased with them. We used a family friend from the US as our photographer, who is willing to travel down there should you need! Could be worth looking into. Let me know if you have any other questions or need more info
Thank you so much for replying, sorry it has taken me so long to answer back!!!!
What made you guys choose the reception on the pool instead of on the beach? I am finding it really hard trying to choose location through pictures, it is hard to picture it in your head.
If they use out side vendors, did you need to pay the vendor direct or did you pay everything to the WC at the hotel?
I think I will look in doing a dinner similar to you for everyone if there is room, we will have less then 30 people at the dinner because some of our guests are coming from another resort to our wedding. Your idea sounds really good!!!!
Did you bring everyone welcome bags?
Thank you so much for all of your help.
Has anyone used Barcelos new photographer called INLOVE? How is their work?