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#551 MariaAngela0418

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    Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:49 PM

    From many of my past brides who couldn't book with me due to availability, they have told me the only thing really to be of concern is if you like the portfolio of these resort photographers. If you don't like the resort photographers (their portfolio) or you are not comfortable with them as a person (This actually matters when you have someone following you around photographing your wedding day) then you need to make sure your resort even allows outside photographers and if so, is there a fee or stipulation? I am in the middle of booking two brides for one weekend in Cancun for a wedding and the resort they are having their wedding at requires outside vendors to either stay at their hotel or pay a hefty surcharge. You probably already know this...but I thought I would give it a try to answer. ;)

     

    Hope this helps!! ;)

    Maria Angela

    (www.maria-angela.com)
     

    Originally Posted by dreamyeyez 


    thank you so much! i contacted him and he is already booked on the day we were planning :( ... what are the cons or things to look out for for the resort photographer?

     

    Thank you!


     




    #552 hwilley218

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      Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:07 PM

      Has anyone used the resort photographers?  Or have samples of their work?  We were just going to use the resort photographers but the reviews I've been reading on them is making me a little nervous...


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      #553 sashk2006

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        Posted 16 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

        Hey ladies, I do not want to sway you away from the resort photographer by any means, I just do not feel like it is worth using him. I'm going off of all the reviews of the resort photographer  on this site and I had Maria email some sample work and I was just not impressed for the price. You also only get the prints unless you pay a couple hundred more to get the cd of the pictures whereas Octavio's for example (and many other local photographers) include the prints and a cd for less money and better quality. It does not hurt to check around.

         

        Has anyone decided on the 4 songs you will be using for the ceremony?

         



        #554 ColoradoBride11

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          Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:45 AM

          Hi ladies!!!!!! I'm Ashli and new to the site (I've been trolling around for the last month or so) but my date is set and reserved at the Sandos on November 3, 2011!!!! :)))) I've enjoyed your posts, and also have a ton of info in case anyone is still in the beginning stages. As for the above comment, I totally agree! The photography prices are high! I've found several very good reviews for Octavio and he sent me his quotes and he is extremely reasonable :)


          **Marrying my best friend on November 3rd 2011 @ the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa**

          #555 motbride

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            Posted 23 September 2010 - 01:59 PM

            We are planning on using the resort photographer for my daughter's wedding. I've seen pictures from two different brides who used the resort photographer (via facebook) and I thought they looked great... and more importantly the brides were very happy.  It might be luck of the draw, and perhaps they have had some bad photographers. I'm a little nervous about it... but am hoping for the best. I don't really get that they say no private photographers, yet obviously they allow it.  I'm a rule follower and like "easy" arrangements, so I'm willing to take a gamble. We also like the idea of including the reception in the photos...so once you get to the higher package... it becomes a little more reasonable for what you get.

             

            I just got a price sheet that I've not seen before, and the more print photos you order... the less you pay for the full CD of ALL photos.

             

            30 print photos of ceremony and beach shots (and 30 on CD) $450,  with an additional $500 for the entire disk of photos with mini print book

            (total 30 prints and full disk  $950)

             

            60 prints of before the wedding, lobby photos, ceremony and beach shots (and 60 on CD) $650, with an additional $350 for entire disk of photos with mini print book

            (total 60 prints and full disk  $1000)

             

            90 prints of before wedding, lobby photos, ceremony and beach shots, private reception) (and 90 on CD) $850, with an additional $200 for full disk of photos with mini print book

            (total 90 prints and full disk  $1050)

             

            So, as you see... if you are interested in a CD of all photos... makes more sense to go for the 90 print package..that covers the reception... not just the ceremony.

             

            We are still considering options, though.

             



            #556 Pinz

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              Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:46 AM

              Thanks Mother of the Bride! 

               

              We were planning on going with the resort photographer but some of the comments started to make me nervous.  I am also big on doing things the easy way, which is why we also plan to use their hair salon, flowers, DJ, etc.  A huge part of the reason we chose Mexico was so that we would not have a stressful wedding.

               

              Out of curiosity, when is your daughter getting married?  I would love to hear from a mother's prospective how everything went.

               

              Cheers

              Lindsay


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              #557 kristamarie

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                Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:55 AM

                Hey Ladiesss!!!

                 

                Off topic, I'm doing the semi-private dinner, after the wedding thats inculded in the package, but I would like to know if any of you did place cards?  Or does eveyone just sit where ever?  I feel like people might be a little lost if they don''t know where they are sitting.  Any insight?



                #558 dreamyeyez

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                  Posted 27 September 2010 - 11:14 AM

                  good question! i was wondering the same! 
                   

                  Originally Posted by kristamarie 

                  Hey Ladiesss!!!

                   

                  Off topic, I'm doing the semi-private dinner, after the wedding thats inculded in the package, but I would like to know if any of you did place cards?  Or does eveyone just sit where ever?  I feel like people might be a little lost if they don''t know where they are sitting.  Any insight?





                  #559 hwilley218

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                    Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:44 PM

                    Good question!  I was wondering the same thing- also if anyone was planning on using programs for the ceremony.  I know its a nice touch but in the essence of saving money and since everyone going will pretty much know each other, could I go without them? 


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                    #560 kristamarie

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                      Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:20 AM

                      Yeah, I don't think I'm doing a program....although I heard a good idea the other day.  This girl made her program as a fan....i thought that was cute.  But I have no idea about any of this, and thats kinda why I wanted a destination wedding....so I didn't have to sweat the small stuff.  Ya know? Maybe anyone thats already been married there could help us out!






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