Originally Posted by msop04
Thank for answering - it did help a lot! We are still in limbo about whether or not to use Juan... The other alternative is to bring a photographer from home... we shall see what kind of deal we could get to even see if that's a possibility. Do you happen to know the credit amount for photography or video of any kind?
I'm really excited about having the bonfire though!! I think everyone will enjoy it a lot.
Question: What does the $250 include exactly? I know it does not include any special seating (+$500), the bar (+12.60 pp), or music (+$180 sound system), so... I'm a little confused about what I'd be paying for, since we're staying at an all-inclusive... hope I don't sound sarcastic, just really wondering if all this is sort of a "marketing ploy," if you will. Not to sound dumb, but do they start an actual bonfire on the beach?? LOL
**Wow, just realized that I totally make fun of people who ask seemingly stupid questions... like me. HA!
Valeria told me if we didn't use the photography in the Ultimate Package the credit would be $350. Then, of course you have to pay $100 for the outside vendor fee. That's ultimately why we ended up just upgrading our photography. It was going to cost so much more to go outside and get the same thing, plus I really liked Juan's photos. So it made sense to do it that way.
I'm really excited about the bonfire too! I think it's going to be a really cool thing for our guests. I've seen pictures of the bonfire somewhere, in the reviews on this site maybe. It looks like a firepit they set up on the beach. The only thing we're adding is the bar. We're bringing an ipod dock and playing music that way. I think we can all relate to the frustration over the extras. It does seem like there are a lot and they're adding up fast. I just keep telling myself I'd be spending a whole lot more to have a wedding at home and it wouldn't be anything like this.