Welcome! So for vendors, I haven't started on flowers yet and think I still have time, some of the brides have already reached out to Tai flora, which is the florist that the Iberostar works with and have experienced some difficulty with communication but sounds like that may be back on track. Otherwise, the restaurant and other resort details you will confirm with the resort much closer to the date. Have you secured the date with the resort? For a photographer, there are several local photographers (Misha Earle, Digipix, Sungold, Dwane Watkins, to name a few), google them and reach out to them for pricing and availability. I put together a spreadsheet comparing cost/packages/quality of work and am bringing my own so you always have that option if there's a photographer who's work you love and is local to you.
As far as other vendors go, if you want to book a band, dj, etc... you can book through the resort and I believe you can book closer to the date as well. If you' re interested in other vendors, you should probably start your search now so you can book who you want The resort also offers hair/makeup but again you can book your own. For all vendors not booked (offered) through the resort wedding packages there will be vendor fees, you'll need to check with the WC for $amounts.
Hopefully that helps! In short, I don't think it's too soon, nor do I think you're too late
Originally Posted by JennaLe
Hi My name is Jenna Robbie and I'm getting married at the Suites on April 12,2012. I have some questions regarding booking vendors ect. How long in advance did previous brides give to book everything? Also what photographer would you recomend? and for hair and makeup did any previous brides use the hotel for that or did you bring in other vendors. I'm in the beginning stages of planning and need advice thanks for your input!