Originally Posted by skadow
Outside vendor services (photography, florists, decor companies, audio visual companies, entertainers, etc.) are not permitted on premises. However, with that being said Several Girls on this website have used outside photography vendors. In the past they have bought them day passes, donâ€™t say anything about it. Thus far it hasnâ€™t been a problem
For my wedding I booked Matt From Del Sol. They have a photo journalism style and are AMAZING! They are a little expensive, but truly world class. Their website is located HERE -> http://delsolphotography.com/blog/
If you love the Del Sol style, but would prefer a more economical choice. Matt, Owner of Del Sol apparently started another company under the Del Sol umbrella called La Luna. Their website is located HERE -> http://www.lalunaphotographers.com/
You should take a look; I believe some of the pictures posted on the website are of Best Destination Wedding Brides. I believe La Luna starts around $400/p.h.
For audio and Visual I contacted:
Michell A. Covarrubias Carballoã€€
Director of Audiovisual Services
Aventura Spa Palace
J&S Audiovisual Mexico
Tel: (984) 875 11ã€€99 ext 4699
Movil (998) 241-32-08
ID Nextel: 62*17375*67
Be sure to ask for the Aventura Price lists. It varies from the regular list. JSAV are the preferred Palace Resorts Vendor for DJing. I do not think you would be able to get away with an outside DJ. My Wedding coordinator, Yazmin said she preferred if I contacted them myself. I booked them for 4 hours at $385. I thought it was going to be cheaper, but I am happy with this.
I put both of these Vendors on the Aventura Spa & Cove WIKI today.
I upgraded tablesâ€™ cloths to eggplant purple, with round tables and white wood chairs. I am bring down chair sashes and paper lanterns. You can rent them, but they are very expensive. I will probably rent Tiky Touches when I am down there.
Yes we are using JSAV for the wedding we are using lighthing and DJ services. I believe my fiance is in contact with someone by the name of Miroslava. She was very prompt in the beginning but now things have slowed down. FI has been great at handling this aspect so I know he will do a fab job with it.
As fo decor we are upgrading the chairs to tiffany through Lily at Zuniga productions (reccomended by Yazmin)....right now fiance and I are in friendly battle over upgrading the tables to square or rectangles or just having a mix.
We are also using Juan Navarro for our wedding photography. And so far he has been fabulous to work with.
I suppose though I should have been more clear in my question--- I guess when they said we had a wedding coordinator I thought she would be a little more proactive in getting all of the vendors on the same page. I supppose since they all work together this will just happen....but it is still stressful.
I would love to get a better handle on the DAY OF budget but I have been waiting for so many quotes it has been hard to make decisions.
Our guests are there for 5 days and we created a budget for each day....I guess I just feel like I am planning in piecemeal. (Sorry I probably sound like crazy control freak).