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#1461 kerrib

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    Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:08 PM

    FYI future Dreams Brides. I found Louise on Facebook through Dreams' Facebook page, maybe we can also use that to keep her communication more consistent? Search for her under: Louise Dreams-Weddings



    #1462 m1984

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      Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:41 PM

      Hi guys,

       

      I know there was a thread about this a long time ago but I didn't really get a response to it and I've tried searching but nothing's come up. I recall reading somewhere that there is a $500 fee for an external vendor. I've been following this thread closely and it hasn't come up again. Can anyone that has recently gotten married confirm if that's true? If so, is it $500 for per vendor? We have booked our photography with Karla Benitez, of PV and for some reason, I recall something about anyone that is local only having to pay the day pass.

       

      Also, I was planning on booking a make up artist to come in and do all of my BM's make up. Surely, there's no cost for that? Would I have to pay a daypass for the make up artist to be able to come into the hotel?

       

      Sorry if these questions seem silly.. but I really appreciate any input anyone could give me with their recent experiences!

       



      #1463 Dreams2011

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        Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:47 PM

        m1984... I'm not sure about the vendor fee, but as far as makeup goes I had mine done by the same person in the spa that did my hair (Bianca I believe her name was) and it was the best makeup job I've had. I would suggest her unless you really want to go outside. She did a great job of my hair as well...
         

        Originally Posted by m1984 

        Hi guys,

         

        I know there was a thread about this a long time ago but I didn't really get a response to it and I've tried searching but nothing's come up. I recall reading somewhere that there is a $500 fee for an external vendor. I've been following this thread closely and it hasn't come up again. Can anyone that has recently gotten married confirm if that's true? If so, is it $500 for per vendor? We have booked our photography with Karla Benitez, of PV and for some reason, I recall something about anyone that is local only having to pay the day pass.

         

        Also, I was planning on booking a make up artist to come in and do all of my BM's make up. Surely, there's no cost for that? Would I have to pay a daypass for the make up artist to be able to come into the hotel?

         

        Sorry if these questions seem silly.. but I really appreciate any input anyone could give me with their recent experiences!

         





        #1464 PalapaGirl

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          Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

          I think the policy on outside vendor fees may have changed recently. 

           

          Here is what Rebeca told me back in August:  [Rebeca] actually it is a $500 usd surcharge fee PER OUTSIDE SUPPLIER you decide to bring into the property and you can not bring more than 3.

           

          But here is what Tania said in November re the fee:  "If you decide to hire your own photographer will be fine, but when you hire an outside photographer the hotel will be charging you a $100usd fee to let him in property since we have those services in house."



          #1465 gowiththeflow

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            Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

            I actually have a document that states if the photographer is from PV, you only have to pay a day pass. I don't enough points to attach it here, but anyone interested, PM me and I'll forward it to you!  I don't know about other vendors. I am actually probably bringing in hair and makeup, so I better find out!



            #1466 gowiththeflow

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              Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:41 PM

              Ok I just checked; here are the first two points:

               

               

              EXTERNAL PHOTOGRAPHERS POLICIES

              In the terms when the client decides to use the services of an external photographer, the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Hotel has certain rules, policies and procedures to be observed:

              1. The client will be charged a $90 usd per person daily fee, for using the services of an external photographer.
              2. The above fee will cover each worker’s dinner and non alcoholic drinks, at the event area and during the dinning time.

               

              There are a total of 13 points on it, mostly stating that the photographer cannot damage anything. If the photographer requires any assistance from Dreams, there is a $500 fee. Anyone who needs this, PM me!!



              #1467 m1984

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                Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:53 PM

                Thank you so much gowiththeflow!!! I thought I saw that somewhere but it never was mentioned again! I will pm you my email! What a relief! The fianc©e is livid about paying 500 for the photographer to come on site! And dreams2011 that's so great to hear!! I would so much rather the hotel do the make up as it's just so much easier. I know bridal hair and make up is included but does anyone how much it costs to have it done for your BM? I have 4 and only need hair since one BM is a hair stylist and will do hair. Again thanks guys!!! Were getting married end of May and I figured I should start looking into these finer details and stop holding off.

                 



                #1468 JMikla

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                  Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:32 PM



                  Originally Posted by PalapaGirl 

                  First, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to this thread--it has been incredibly helpful to me in my planning (I'm getting married at Dreams on Seaside Beach in May).  It's time for me to start contributing!  I was nervous about not having my own personal wedding coordinator because there is another wedding the same night as mine, so I hired Tamara and Patty from Chic Concepts (http://www.chicconce...m.mx/index.html), who Kristen at Dazzling Details recommended to me (she was booked my night).  Tamara and Patty have been extremely helpful so far, and are very familiar with Dreams weddings, so if anyone is thinking about hiring an outside coordinator, based on my experience with them so far, I would totally recommend them. 


                  Hi Palapa Girl!

                  How much are they charging you for the day and what are they doing specifically?


                  Marrying my best friend Dec 3rd, 2011 @ Las Caletas
                  70 guests booked and paid and counting....

                  #1469 Dreams2011

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                    Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:00 AM

                    As per the email I received on December 12, 2010 from the Dreams PV spa the cost for Hair Styling is $55 USD and make up is $45 USD.
                     

                    Originally Posted by m1984 


                    And dreams2011 that's so great to hear!! I would so much rather the hotel do the make up as it's just so much easier. I know bridal hair and make up is included but does anyone how much it costs to have it done for your BM? I have 4 and only need hair since one BM is a hair stylist and will do hair.
                     




                    #1470 KarenM

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                      Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:16 AM



                      Originally Posted by Dreams2011 

                      As per the email I received on December 12, 2010 from the Dreams PV spa the cost for Hair Styling is $55 USD and make up is $45 USD.
                       

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                      Originally Posted by m1984 


                      And dreams2011 that's so great to hear!! I would so much rather the hotel do the make up as it's just so much easier. I know bridal hair and make up is included but does anyone how much it costs to have it done for your BM? I have 4 and only need hair since one BM is a hair stylist and will do hair.
                       

                       


                      That's also what I paid in May for my BM's hair/makeup. Bianca did mine & 2 other girls in the spa did the BM's (1 BM had both hair & makeup, the other 2 just had makeup). All of them did a fabulous job!






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