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#1841 jszy10

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    Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:27 AM

    Oh no :o  ahhh...I wonder if it is going to be even harder to get my photographer in come June!?!?    That definitely worries me...

     

     

    I hope we get to hear a full review and see some pictures soon!!  Welcome back and congrats on your wedding!!!



    #1842 adales

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      Posted 16 April 2011 - 09:47 AM

      Uh oh, that is worry-some! I wonder if they have seen La Luna there too many times. My Photographer has never done a wedding there. We shall see! Can't wait to read your review!

      Oh no :o  ahhh...I wonder if it is going to be even harder to get my photographer in come June!?!?    That definitely worries me...

       

       

      I hope we get to hear a full review and see some pictures soon!!  Welcome back and congrats on your wedding!!!

      Hey ladies! Got back from ASP yesterday! Our wedding was April 8th. We had a great time overall but had quite a few things go wrong. I almost think if I write a review I might scare people haha. A couple quick things I wanted to share since I got so much help from here:

       

      Warning!! - I hired LaLuna for photography and was planning on just getting them guest passes like so many other brides have done. LaLuna also told me they had been to the resort with guest passes before with no problem. Well when I had my meeting with cristina and told her the names for the guest passes she says "they are photographers" and made me pay for a room for the night for them in order for them to be allowed in. I tried to argue and told her it was not fair when I knew that so many other brides had done it, and I cried, but it got me nowhere. She said so many people have been hiring outside vendors so they had to crack down on it.

       

      We went to Xplor and had a great time! The ziplinig was really fun. They have 2 huge courses. The bad thing was that we booked it through one of the vacation planners at the resort and he told us that we could use our vacation dollars. When we checked out however it was charged to our bill and we were told that it is not part of the vacation dollars.  So we ending up spending way more money then expected between this and the whole photography thing!

       

       



      #1843 lilbuddha

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        Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:42 AM

        You probably want to check in with Christina. My contact point was lily@decancun.com she was fabulous but I haven't been in contact with her recently since we scheduled the cigar party over 6 months ago.


        Do you have his info or should I ask my WC Cristina for it?  That sounds really fun and I think that would be a great thing for the guys to do for my FI's bachelor party.
         


         


        Mia & Pauly May 5th, 201163 guests + bride & groom.....and counting.

        #1844 lilbuddha

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          Posted 17 April 2011 - 07:46 AM

          Bank Nelson, Would you be willing to PM with a mini review....scary or not we leave in two weeks and we are already hitting problems with the resort. I would rather be prepared and know what to expect then to find out when I get there. I am so sorry that it was bumpy. :(. -Mia

          Hey ladies! Got back from ASP yesterday! Our wedding was April 8th. We had a great time overall but had quite a few things go wrong. I almost think if I write a review I might scare people haha. A couple quick things I wanted to share since I got so much help from here:

           

          Warning!! - I hired LaLuna for photography and was planning on just getting them guest passes like so many other brides have done. LaLuna also told me they had been to the resort with guest passes before with no problem. Well when I had my meeting with cristina and told her the names for the guest passes she says "they are photographers" and made me pay for a room for the night for them in order for them to be allowed in. I tried to argue and told her it was not fair when I knew that so many other brides had done it, and I cried, but it got me nowhere. She said so many people have been hiring outside vendors so they had to crack down on it.

           

          We went to Xplor and had a great time! The ziplinig was really fun. They have 2 huge courses. The bad thing was that we booked it through one of the vacation planners at the resort and he told us that we could use our vacation dollars. When we checked out however it was charged to our bill and we were told that it is not part of the vacation dollars.  So we ending up spending way more money then expected between this and the whole photography thing!

           

           


          Mia & Pauly May 5th, 201163 guests + bride & groom.....and counting.

          #1845 angelov321

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            Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:13 AM



            Originally Posted by jszy10 

            Oh, another question...is there really any type of organized "rehearsal" or do you kind of take care of that on your own with the information you get from the wedding meeting? 



            You really just plan the details on your own. We had our rehearsal/welcome dinner at the Spa Terrace. I told Wilma how I wanted it set up and I picked out the menu. Everything else was planned by hubby and me. 



            #1846 jszy10

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              Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

              I think my FI and I have decided to go with the resort photographer instead of trying to use an outside one.  I am too afraid of having an issue once I'm down there, and I have honestly seen good work from them anyway.  We decided its not worth the stress of chancing it after all :o  ALTHOUGH, I am still keeping my outside photog for our TTD session the day after.  He is 1/2 the price!

               

              Having said that..I noticed that their website no longer lists what you can and cannot use your resort dollars for!?!?!?!  I emailed them about that, but I'm sure it will take awhile for me to hear back.  I am just hoping to god they didn't take the resort dollars option away from that!!!  I think we would absolutely die if they did!!  We were already planning on using the resort dollars for the videographer anyway, so hopefully we can just use the rest for a photog package too. 



              #1847 amberm390

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                Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:25 PM

                Jess- my FI and I are using the resort photographer also. I think it just makes things alot easier! How have you seen the work that they do? I would like to see some examples...

                 

                Banksnelson- Sorry to hear about the issues you had. It seems like they do not stay true to their word at all! It just sucks, because you never know if what they're telling you is true or not. I think I speak for others too, that we would like to hear about the other issues you had, whether it scares us or not:/ Haha its going to be reality!

                 

                Does anyone know what toiletries the resort gives you in the room?? I know shampoo, conditioner, soap...but do they leave shower gel, body lotion, etc...? I'm trying to figure out what I should include in the OOT bags and I don't want to repeat things if the resort already puts them in the room...



                #1848 jszy10

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                  Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:38 PM

                  Shalanda (sgray) used the resort photographer and her pictures came out great.  She's really the only one I've seen..but hopefully we'll have someone else soon?  I'm not sure who else here is using them?



                  #1849 jszy10

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                    Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:46 PM

                    Hopefully this link works for you....these are some of Shalanda's pictures:

                     

                    http://www.facebook....40&l=e587c32996



                    #1850 adales

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                      Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

                      I am just going to take my chances and still use my photographer.  If I have to buy him a room for the night then I will do it.  I had debated using the resot photographer before I booked Gonzalo and they were really rude.  I was left with a really bad impression of them.  My photographer has never done a wedding at our resort so I am hoping that they won't recognize his name.  I am already giving the resort enough money with the flowers and the DJ and bringing 60+ people so hopefully I can get away with it.






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