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Thank you everyone for all the great information! I appriciate the help.

Im wondering more about the "vendor fee", is that somthing that everyone pays?

or just if you need a photographer and then you pay $500 PLUS the photographer fee? I do not have a photographer guest sad.gif Also, Is there a price list available for all of those extra things? Also, Whats the best time to get married there, I hear in Jan/Feb sunset is at 6? Im wondering about options. I obviously have a ton of questions for the wc. Im wondering about a semi=private dinner vs private so theres no extra fee. Also, about music/dj, is that private or no? PS, Ive been using destinationwedding.com, anyone else using them?

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hey afrommert,

 

I don't know the answers to all your questions, but let me tell you what I do know....

 

The vendor fee ($500) is mainly used for bringing in a photogrpher that's not one of their 'approved' photographers. Most people use the hotels suppliers for everything else, so I'm not sure if you wanted to bring in someone else to do something else if the same rule would apply.

 

And don't worry - most people don't have a photographer as a guest. There are plenty listed on this site who are based in Mexico who would be able to come in for your wedding for the day (but it does attract the $500 fee - tho for most this is cheaper than flying a photographer in or paying for them to stay at the hotel!)

 

These are the links I was sent when my wedding date was confirmed...

 

Bouquets: Category Bouquets - List of products - Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya by Lomas Travel

 

Centerpieces: Category Decorations & Set Ups - List of products - Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya by Lomas Travel

 

Music: Category Music - List of products - Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya by Lomas Travel

 

Ceremony Decoration: Category Gazebos - List of products - Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya by Lomas Travel

 

Private Event banquet Kit: http://www.karismahotels.com/sites/d...KIT%202009.pdf

 

(sorry, you'll have to copy and paste into your browser).

 

To hire a sound system - speakers - (just to use your iPod for music in the evening) is $250

 

I have no idea about best times to get married there - sorry!

 

Your reception will depend on your budget and how many guests you have - the Spoons restaurant is offered for free if you have under 40 guests. If you do this, it doesn't cost anything, but you don't have somewhere to play music or have a reception. I think you are allowed and hour and a half in the restaurant (may be flexible) and then you'd have to go to the main bar or something after. Alternatively, you can pay for guests and just purchase the most basic meal ($14pp) and then you get a venue free, giving you somewhere you can have a boogie and you're own staff to serve everyone drinks for 4 hours. The venues are not totally private in that you're outside and people can walk past, but you won't be somewhere people will just gatecrash your party!

 

You could hire a DJ but I'll leave that to the other girls to give you info on as we are keeping costs to a minimum and just doing an iPod jobbie!

 

Hope that helps a little!

 

Katie.

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Good morning ladies...I am broadcasting live from Miami airport, chilling at the Admiral's club waiting for my connecting flight to Cancun. Should be at Azul in about 3 hours!

So, what does everyone need me to check out/photo or post for them? Also have a meeting with an oniste coordinator. Any questions?
hope you have a fab time Ash!!!

I'll be happy to see any photos you bring back and any info you get!!

Hope you get all the info you need :o)

Enjoy!!

Katie.

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Katie -thank you for that lovely reminder. Yes, it is true...

The show will go on and it will be beautiful!

My dad's girlfriend is downloading a bunch of audio books for him, so he will have things to keep him occupied while we are there!
oh wow! what a good idea!!

see, there's ways round everything!

DON'T WORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie.

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how do I donate karma to someone else??

 

(and thanks to the person that donated it to me....I've only just found where it tells me who it was!! but THANK YOU :o) )

 

i'm slowly getting the hang of this!! got a pic on my sig, got a flower with my info and I'm not a NOOB anymore!! wahooooooooooooo!!

 

now how do I get one of those fancy 'junior member' banners??!!

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how do I donate karma to someone else??

(and thanks to the person that donated it to me....I've only just found where it tells me who it was!! but THANK YOU :o) )

i'm slowly getting the hang of this!! got a pic on my sig, got a flower with my info and I'm not a NOOB anymore!! wahooooooooooooo!!

now how do I get one of those fancy 'junior member' banners??!!
HAHA! I just found out how to do it yesterday! You just click on the scales in the bottom of your user CP, the profile.

It's so much fun! I learned how to give a gift too! This gets more and more fun as I learn new things :)

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Thank you everyone for all the great information! I appriciate the help.
Im wondering more about the "vendor fee", is that somthing that everyone pays?
or just if you need a photographer and then you pay $500 PLUS the photographer fee? I do not have a photographer guest sad.gif Also, Is there a price list available for all of those extra things? Also, Whats the best time to get married there, I hear in Jan/Feb sunset is at 6? Im wondering about options. I obviously have a ton of questions for the wc. Im wondering about a semi=private dinner vs private so theres no extra fee. Also, about music/dj, is that private or no? PS, Ive been using destinationwedding.com, anyone else using them?
Katie pretty much already answered your question so I'll just add to it a bit:

I think the $500 vendor fee actually applies to ANY outside vendor thatâ€s not approved by the resort. Flowers, cake, photographer etc. I could be wrong but I thought this was the case. Past brides can correct me if Iâ€m wrong.

Also, if you have a photographer you are bringing with you, just have him be one of your guests. Thatâ€s what Iâ€m doing and they wonâ€t bug you for the $500 fee. Itâ€s normally $500 or 3 nights stay that they charge you and he will be there for 3 days or more so itâ€s all good.

They send you all the info for Lomaâ€s Weddings, the approved vendor once you book, Katie sent you most of that info already.

Hereâ€s something to look and see what the best times of day and month are to go and sunset times. I originally wanted my wedding this September but found out its peak hurricane season at the moment, Iâ€m so glad I changed my date as there is currently a hurricane in Cabo and itâ€s nearly a category 5… too risky!

Sunrise and Sunset for Mexico РQuintana Roo РCanc̼n Рcoming days

If you get the Silver or Gold package a 40 person dinner @ Spoon is included no charge. Itâ€s not private though and there is no DJ option or dancing area. Private dinner are a per person cost dependant on the menu and may require a minimum number of guests.

Iâ€m using destinationweddings.com as well, whoâ€s your TA? Iâ€m working with David.

Good luck :)

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Amy, how do I get that banner under my username like you've got (yours says 'member') I don't want mine in just boring writing!

 

(I did have a look on the 'How To's' but it doesn't say anything....)

 

Thanks :o)

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Amy, how do I get that banner under my username like you've got (yours says 'member') I don't want mine in just boring writing!

(I did have a look on the 'How To's' but it doesn't say anything....)

Thanks :o)
You get that automatically when you've reached 300 posts. Keep going, it feels like it takes forever but you'll get there :)

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