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#861 SMBride42012

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    Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:04 PM

    For anyone of you who were visiting or have gotten married at SMB during Halloween time, do they do any type of costume party?

     

    I was dissappointed the other day when I realized we were going to not be home for Halloween, and then I thought! How cool would it be for them to host a huge halloween party!

     

     

    If no one knows, I am going to ask Valeria and see if she knows anything this far in advance. She says I won't get the list of events going on the week we are there for another few weeks.

     

    Thanks Everyone!!



    #862 nicc80

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      Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:44 PM

      Hey, I would like to revive this thread!! I am getting married there in July, 2012.  Where did everyone go?



      #863 emsdds

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        Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:13 AM

        I am getting married at Secrets Maroma Beach April 29th! We did a site visit this past August.



        #864 bpokatie

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          Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:38 AM

          Congrats Emsdds! I'm getting married there May 12th! How did your site visit go? Did you do any activities(like snorkeling or site seeing) while you were there?

           

          Originally Posted by emsdds 

          I am getting married at Secrets Maroma Beach April 29th! We did a site visit this past August.



           



          #865 brideRN

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            Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

            We are getting married at Secrets Maroma in October 2012!! What packages are you guys getting? Are you using hotel photographer?



            #866 SMBride42012

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              Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:42 AM

              Hey! I am getting married 10/28/11. We are getting the Ultimate wedding package, and we are using Juan Navvaro.

               

              I was unsure if I wanted to use him at first because of all of the stories about him not giving you the full disc of pictures, and saving the really good ones for the "bait and switch" after the wedding. I ended up emailing him and tell him I didn't want any printed pictures, I just wanted the full disc (or two) of every single picture he takes of us with all reprinting rights, with zero logos on the actual picture. (I had a problem with our pictures for the legal ceremony here in the states having logos on them..and NO they were NOT proofs!!)

               

              The package value for the photographer comes out to be just over $700. So, I am using that resort credit for something else (flowers for the ceremony most likely) and paying Juan directly. Will have him for five hours and get every picture he takes for around $1,100. Which I thought was a good deal considering some girls pay the 700 then pay another 800 for the disc with all of the pictures. ( And that isn't for five hours, that is only for a two hours)

               

              Hope this helped you ladies :)



              #867 bpokatie

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                Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

                Thanks for the info! We are using Juan also, and just wanted a disc with all the photos. We dont want to carry a bunch of pics in the airport when we come home. We are just using the complementry package and just wanted a photographer for 2 hours. We are having a very small wedding, so we don't need all those extras. I'm going to email Juan to see how much he would charge us.

                 

                Congrats on the wedding. It's coming up very soon :)

                 

                Originally Posted by SMBride42012 

                Hey! I am getting married 10/28/11. We are getting the Ultimate wedding package, and we are using Juan Navvaro.

                 

                I was unsure if I wanted to use him at first because of all of the stories about him not giving you the full disc of pictures, and saving the really good ones for the "bait and switch" after the wedding. I ended up emailing him and tell him I didn't want any printed pictures, I just wanted the full disc (or two) of every single picture he takes of us with all reprinting rights, with zero logos on the actual picture. (I had a problem with our pictures for the legal ceremony here in the states having logos on them..and NO they were NOT proofs!!)

                 

                The package value for the photographer comes out to be just over $700. So, I am using that resort credit for something else (flowers for the ceremony most likely) and paying Juan directly. Will have him for five hours and get every picture he takes for around $1,100. Which I thought was a good deal considering some girls pay the 700 then pay another 800 for the disc with all of the pictures. ( And that isn't for five hours, that is only for a two hours)

                 

                Hope this helped you ladies :)



                 



                #868 SMBride42012

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                  Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:32 AM

                  Thank you! It is coming up quick!! Five weeks from tomorrow we say "I do" in front of our closest friends and family!

                   

                  I have been planning this wedding for almost two years! So I am SO ready for it to be here!!

                   

                  Still have to decide on centerpieces and my bouqet..and finish and  print the welcome booklets!

                   

                  Other than that. Everything is done!

                   

                  I can't wait to post my planning thread, that will mean it is here  We leave on October 24th!!



                  #869 baririce

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                    Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:17 PM

                    Great advice!  I would love to do the same thing.  Do you have to pay the outside vendor fee for him to come since you are technicallly going outside of the package? 



                    #870 SMBride42012

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                      Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:00 AM

                      No! I sure don't! I guess since he is recommended by the resort, they will not charge me to use him. I was afraid I would lose that credit ($724) because I am paying him directly, but she said its not a problem and I can use that alloted money for something else! So it all worked out really great!

                       

                      I know Cancun Video does the wedding video, but I haven't heard about them pulling any shady stuff at the end, so I am leaving that portion of the package the same.

                       

                      I am still back and forth between havnig the maricahi band during the cocktail hour, or just having music playing, and use that money for something else as well.

                       

                      I am thinking most of the money will go towards flowers, centerpeices, and the beach bonfire the night before the wedding.

                       

                      I am sure all of these decisions will be made once I am down there and can see a total cost and what she can work with me on. I am ALL about bartering, and it is usually done best in person! So I am ok with waiting on the small details until we are down there, so I can save myself as much money as possible!!






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