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#1231 MsBlissMpls

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    Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:18 PM

    Thanks for the info. that was the first I heard about he $500 fee.

     

    We are trying to get in the week of the 14th. We had a few followup questions so still no confirmation. When is your day? Congratulations!

     

    Originally Posted by LauraR597 

    I just put a deposit down with with Adrian Herrera of Victor Herrera Studio for my wedding next April.  I am getting 8 hours, all the digital pics for a VERY reasonable price. His pics online are great and he has won some awards. They have been really easy to work with and are very quick to respond when I have questions. The downside to using the outside photographer is that it is a $500 fee to let them come to the resort. However, we are saving lots of money by bringing him in to get what we want. VIP looks very over priced. Hope this helps! What day in April are you trying to book?



     



    #1232 Lauren573

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      Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:02 PM

      Hey Ladies :) I cant believe after all of this time waiting that I can now say we are 4 weeks away from our wedding date! 11-4-11 on the beach at 4:00pm. I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I dont know about you guys, but i gotta say that not only am I looking forward to marrying my best friend, but I get a vacation to boot??!!! How smart are we all for booking a destination weddings!

       

      So far Gustavo has been phenominal and I gotta say, he responds pretty quick. While Yamina was absolutely fabulous to start planning with, Gustavo seems to fill her shoes nicely!

       

      I have been to the Playa Mujeres Excellence before on vacation and I remember the lobby. It is my understanding that the cocktail hour takes place at the bar at the landing in the lobby. We are having a mariachi tro and I was wondering if anyone has any feedback as to whether this was loud or not?

       

      We definitely have the DJ for the after party! We are some dancing fools!

       

      Well if anyone thinks of anything that might be cool to know, drop me a line would ya? Thanks girls, you are the best!!



      #1233 cole379

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        Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

        Lauren573 congratulations on the upcoming big day!

         

        The $500 fee worries me. When I asked Ileana about outside photographers (when the whole thing happened with Del Sol) she wrote in an email the cost of the day pass for an outside photographer and that we would have to pay for their meals. I am going to keep that email to show that it what I was quoted to bring in an outside photographer in case they try to charge me the $500.

         



        #1234 LauraR597

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          Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:14 PM


          We are getting married Sunday, April 29 at 5pm. We originally tried for the weekend of the 14th, but at the time she could only do the 15th which is the 2 year anniversary of my being diagnosed with cancer. We decided we didn't want to combine such happiness with such badness! 

          Originally Posted by MsBlissMpls 

          Thanks for the info. that was the first I heard about he $500 fee.

           

          We are trying to get in the week of the 14th. We had a few followup questions so still no confirmation. When is your day? Congratulations! 

           



           



          #1235 IliaPSU

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            Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:23 AM

            Hi Cole379,

             

            I'm also worried about the $500 outside vendor fee, because I was working under the assumption that we would only have to pay for the day pass.  What was the cost the Yamina originally quoted you for a day pass?

             

             


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            #1236 MsBlissMpls

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              Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:34 AM

              Well congradulations and may you continue to have only pure happiness in all of your planning and life! I think we are picking a 3 pm date today, sometime in the week of the 14th.... then praying for a slightly cloudy day so the head does not overwhelm the ceremony

              We are getting married Sunday, April 29 at 5pm. We originally tried for the weekend of the 14th, but at the time she could only do the 15th which is the 2 year anniversary of my being diagnosed with cancer. We decided we didn't want to combine such happiness with such badness! 

               



               



              #1237 MsBlissMpls

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                Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:40 AM

                I think the $500 fee is new. The first email my coordinator received from EPM last week simply included a link to the in-house photographer, but the second email yesterday had an additional note that any outside photographer would include a charge of $500 (which is not a day pass and would not include any meals). Being I'm just getting started this will be my cost, but for those of you who booked your wedding under a different assumption, it would be most fair of EPM to honor your original arrangement. Please let me know how it works out for you.



                #1238 LauraR597

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                  Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:01 AM

                  It seems as if they have had some photographer issues. I've also read on here that EPM will not make contracts. So beware they may not honor something they told you in an earlier message. Make sure you have all the correspondence you have had with them.

                   

                  Does anyone know how expensive the DJ is?

                   

                  MsBliss, have you set your date yet?



                  #1239 MsBlissMpls

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                    Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:54 AM

                    I have not heard the pricing of the DJ.

                     

                    We were just confirmed for April 17th and are very excited! Now on to invitations....



                    #1240 Sharon99

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                      Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:59 AM

                      The DJ price I received from EPM was $1050.00 for the reception. 






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