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Congradulations !!!
I am waiting on my confirmation as well.
It's a new resort so don't know if their salon will be good and I am worried about the make-up and hairdo. Are other brides to be going to do your own makeup and hair? I am thinking of flying someone to the resort, but it's just soooooooooo expensive to pay for their fee, hotel, and airefare.
I plan on getting my hair and make up done there, however I am coming prepared with make up I wear, and pics of things I like for my hair as well as make up to give them ideas. plus you can also get a trial run on both, which is great cause then u can decide what you like etc..
congrats!

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I just sent Nancy a long email.... I asked her tons of questions about the DJ and I asked for their website and references. It's just so frustrating that we have to use their vendors and we're at their mercy. I am hoping they use the very best, but at least put my mind at ease and show me what you are offering me. But, the Lomas website does not really do that... Hopefully I'll get an answer soon.
Hi I wanted to ask if you got any answers on the DJ that you sent to Nancy, like website or references of the DJ. We want a DJ but not if they are not good and basically just press play on an IPOD I can do that for no $$
it would be great if you can email me with the info they sent to you
or respond here thanks!

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Hello Ladies! I was sent the initial contract to return with $200. The problem, the time give to me is 5p. I want an outdoor beach wedding. Isn't it dark in November by 5p? Would 4p be to close or should I push for 3p?
Hi Peace,

I was told by another bride that between 430 & 5pm the lighting starts to get dark for pictures, which was my concern too. My wedding is Nov 20th at 4pm. I tried to switch it to 3pm but the judge wasn't available. I guess it depends if you plan on taking lots of photos after the wedding whether it will matter for you or not. Good luck!

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Hey guys... I am so excited I asked my wedding coordinator to get me the playlist for the DJ at the resort so I could make sure I liked what they played! I dont want to dance around to salsa all nite. Anyway... they have a great list of music. I can tell already we are gonna dance all night!!!!
Hey Manders

Can you please send me list of songs DJ would play as well appreciate it
katherinehealy07@gmail.com

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*****post concerning resort photographers*****

So I know the big question is should I book the resort photographer or my own?
It all depends on what you want and what your needs are. If you are wanting photos of the ceremony and immediately after, then the resort photographer will probably do.
If you want photos of getting ready, all the way to the reception then you might be better off booking your own.


It looks like Karisma is expanding their options greatly. They now have coverage for 8 hours, which I don't remember seeing before.
Category Photography & Video - List of products - Welcome, Guest Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Caribe Photo Professional weddings and events photographers company Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun, Riviera Maya - Mexico</em></tt></strong> is their main photographer. You can see pics of recent weddings by clicking on "just married".
Here are their packages for Azul-
Category Photography & Video - List of products - Welcome, Guest Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Royale Photo professional wedding photojournalist photographer in riviera maya is the next photographer listed. You can see in the gallery many photos of Karisma weddings.
Here are their packages for weddings at Azul-
Category Photography & Video - List of products - Welcome, Guest Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Claudia Rodriguez, Photographer, Cancun & Riviera Maya is an option. Claudia and her team are known for awesome wedding photos. Sadly it appears that you will be paying a premium for her services. She charges an extra $900 on her packages to shoot Azul, which I just found out last week.
Here are her packages for Azul- Category Photography & Video - List of products - Welcome, Guest Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Lastly MEXICAN WEDDING PHOTOS
There are a lot of examples under "Photos".
Here are the packages for Azul- Category Photography & Video - List of products - Welcome, Guest Weddings in Cancun & Riviera Maya


Request for them to send you an entire album from some recent weddings so you can determine if you like their style and if they capture what is important to you.
Search through the EDR and the Azul Beach threads and see if there are any mentioning of the resort photographers and check out their work.

I know choosing a photographer was almost as agonizing as choosing the resort. I'm not an expert on this topic, but I thought I could help by putting it all in one post. The Lomas website can be a bit confusing!
I have question maybe u can answer, maybe not however Fabio has told me that certain photograhpers come with certain wedding packages, which I think is crazy has anyone else experienced this? I don't want to fly someone down as I think it would cost way more. So I am ok with choosing one the resort has but I want to be able to pick the photographer please help

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