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#1101 SunBride

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    Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:33 AM

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    Originally Posted by Teesha
    Hi Ladies,

    I'm just wondering about the cost of sound system rental and set-up. I sent Landy an email asking about the price as we are having everything on the beach (ceremony and reception). This is the email I sent and the one I received back:

    Hi Landy,

    Thank you for the quick response. I just need something clarified; are we required to pay $150+$240 ($390 total) for music equipment set up for the ceremony and the reception? Wouldn’t the music already be set up for the ceremony and can just be moved to the cocktail and reception location (our reception is on the beach)? I’m just wondering what the extra cost is for?

    Dear Teesha:

    In relation with the equipment for ceremony this is just for play during the 30 minutes ceremony and is the service and the equipment rent it.

    For rent the equipment for the 3 hours reception the price I give to you is not per hour it is for the reception event and the price is extra 240 usd, they would set it up and leave it ready for you play in the reception.



    Doesn't this seem very expensive just for sound system set-up? We were planning on playing music off our iPod and don't want to pay almost $400. If anyone could help me clarify this, it would be really helpful.

    Thanks!

    Well as you ladies read in my review, I got the sound system free for the ceremony (5$ mandatory tip) and other brides mention spending 150$ for the sound system for the reception. So obviously they have increased the price a lot. It's too bad the price for the reception wasn't clear in the wedding guide (it just says 150$, without specifying if that is for the ceremony or reception, although the overall music heading says one 45 min set) because you could hold them to that price.

    I would complain that other brides in 2008 were only charged 150$ for the reception and that it's not in the wedding guide. They need to improve their wedding guide and be more clear about prices for stuff. I understand for vendors the prices change, but this is not a vendor, it's equipment rental, and it's unfair to you guys to have these surprises.

    #1102 SunBride

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      Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:34 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Callie
      Thanks! Unfortunately, I do not remember the photographer's name- he just showed up at my room about 5 minutes before I was about to walk to the ceremony (I'm not sure if you can request a specific person before hand). I was so nervous at that point I don't even remember if he introduced himself. I think the 50 pics we ended up choosing are pretty decent...but just beware that the other 250 pics he took were horrible. As long as you don't mind only having 50 pics, it is a great way to save thousands of dollars! Good luck!
      Great pictures! You make a very good point about only having 50 good ones. This might help explain why some people are very happy with what they got (because 50 good ones is enough to please them) whereas others are upset because most of the pictures are no good.

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      Originally Posted by jerzygirl85
      Hi ladies,

      I am hoping to use Claudia Rodriguez as my photographer. I know some of you have used her. Any reviews on her and her work would be appreciated. I just want to make sure that I am getting quality work from her. Also, how long did you book her for? I am thinking 5 hours (getting ready, ceremony, post-ceremony and part of the reception??).

      Also, I am waiting to here back from Anabel or one of the other coordinators about finalizing my wedding date!! Hopefully I won't have to wait a month for a reply...lol
      I was gonna book her before I found somebody to bring for approx the same cost, I personally love her work. Based on my experience with my photographer I would say 5 hours is enough to get lots of great photos. However if you want her to stay for lots of the reception than maybe you would need more time. But for getting ready, ceremony, and other couple/family/group shots 5 hours is enough.

      Try calling the wedding coordinators rather than waiting for a response by email. It's such an important thing to wait so long for a response, and it would suck to find out your date was taken while you waited.

      #1103 amy706

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        Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

        Callie- your pics look GREAT!! Beautiful! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
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        Pro Pics- Citlalli from Claudia Rodriguez:http://claudiaphoto...../december/a_m/Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t31997Dreams Tulum Wedding Review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33518http://ticker...

        #1104 Mixie23

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          Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:00 PM

          Hi Ladies

          Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and prosperus New Year! You have all been a tremendous help this past year with planning a DW at Dreams Tulum, especially during the "tough" times! Here's to a fabulous 2009 with no more bumpy roads on the way to being a Mrs!

          #1105 amesharpe

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            Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:11 PM

            Callie-

            You look absolutely georgous. I remember seeing you up at the lobby, I loved the pink bow!!! (I was waiting for guests to arrive). I wish we would have got intouch before we all went down there. We could have met up for a drink.

            #1106 latinalocany

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              Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:31 PM

              I just want to wish everyone here a Happy & Safe New Year!!!:pinki e:

              #1107 sdtooley

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                Posted 01 January 2009 - 12:33 PM

                Callie, your pictures are beautiful!
                did you just use the resort photographer or did u have another one as well?

                #1108 mur09

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                  Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:40 PM

                  Hi everyone! My name is Muriel and I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you. I am planning my wedding (so far) at Dreams Tulum in November 2009. Thanks to everyone here I had so much information that my choice was made pretty easily and I look forward to talking with you all in the future. I know I'll have plenty of questions :)

                  Muriel

                  #1109 rachelannmartin

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                    Posted 04 January 2009 - 02:12 PM

                    Hi Muriel! Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your engagement! This forum and its ladies will become your bestest friends. The first few pages have the bulk of resort information but if you can't find anything, don't hesitate to ask.
                    From one Canuck to another, congrats!

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                    Hi everyone! My name is Muriel and I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you. I am planning my wedding (so far) at Dreams Tulum in November 2009. Thanks to everyone here I had so much information that my choice was made pretty easily and I look forward to talking with you all in the future. I know I'll have plenty of questions :)

                    Muriel


                    #1110 SunBride

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                      Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:30 PM

                      For those of you who haven't seen this yet (I must have been living under a rock when it was posted a few weeks ago) check out this thread for Niels' AMAZING wedding video. Seriously, this is 100x more amazing than any other wedding video I have seen (including my own, which I LOVE).

                      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33812

                      If you have any comments, please post there rather than here just to keep things organized :)




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