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I've been dealing with Karla too. I hear back from her once a week and its starting to seem she is not actually answering the questions I've asked her. All I have confirmed is the time of our ceremony and that a guitar trio will be playing for us at some point. What do you have confirmed with her?

For our photos we're going with CANCUN STUDIOS. I didn't want to spend a whole lot on the pictures and Cancun Studios has packages that were within my budget. The only bummer is I haven't been able to find too many reviews on them. I did find a couple though and there wasn't really any negative comments so I figured that was a good thing.
I have the date and time booked. As well as the location of our ceremony. Wednesday the DJ will be booked.Rehearsal dinner is booked.Taking all our guests and bridal party to the mexican fiesta after rehearsal.The dinner location and menu have been chosen.The cake was ordered 3 weeks ago.Need to choose location of reception.Dont have a photographer yet.They are all so pricey.I`ll look into ur photographer if u dont mind.Any questions u have, I`ll be glad to help. Also we could share ideas if u`d like...
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I have the date and time booked. As well as the location of our ceremony. Wednesday the DJ will be booked.Rehearsal dinner is booked.Taking all our guests and bridal party to the mexican fiesta after rehearsal.The dinner location and menu have been chosen.The cake was ordered 3 weeks ago.Need to choose location of reception.Dont have a photographer yet.They are all so pricey.I`ll look into ur photographer if u dont mind.Any questions u have, I`ll be glad to help. Also we could share ideas if u`d like...
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Elena
I would surely like. I can't believe how much you have done. Now I'm nervous that I'm so far behind. I have a couple of questions for you already.

1. Mexican Fiesta night, is that the one that is on Thursday? We're getting married on Thursday and just found out we're going to be too small of a group to have a private so I thought that I would pay for everyone to go there. Is that tacky? Lame? Or a good idea?

2. How many people are you going to have including you and your FI? I'm trying to decide if I should do a rehearsal dinner or pay for everyone to go on an excursion to Xel Ha (Which is my favorite place to go).

As for the photographer, I agree, too expensive. To me the pictures are important but I want to make sure my guests are happy too. That being said I can't afford to pay thousands for my pictures. I can send you the pricing list of their packages if you'd like. Just PM me with your e-mail address.

Thanks for the help!

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I'm also getting ready to book a BD shoot. I asked for a female photographer. I'm not sure that I would feel comfortable with a male photographer. Anyhow, I looked at soo many different photographers and I think I finally narrowed in on one I really like but she is kinda pricey.

The photographer I'm selecting is $300 for the sitting fee and $500 for the album. Is this resonable?

How much is everyone paying for the total BD shoot?

Jess
This may sound crazy but I'm getting mine done for free. Someone on here suggested looking for a photographer that is looking to build their boudoir portfolio because they're likely to give you a deal. I did and I found one that is going to do it for FREE!! I did research them before booking and I like what I have seen and I'm comfortable with my decision.

It doesn't include makeup or hair or a book but it does include all the photographs edited on CD with no copyrights.

Today is the big day so I will let all you ladies know how it goes (all the details) when it's all said and done.

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This may sound crazy but I'm getting mine done for free. Someone on here suggested looking for a photographer that is looking to build their boudoir portfolio because they're likely to give you a deal. I did and I found one that is going to do it for FREE!! I did research them before booking and I like what I have seen and I'm comfortable with my decision.

It doesn't include makeup or hair or a book but it does include all the photographs edited on CD with no copyrights.

Today is the big day so I will let all you ladies know how it goes (all the details) when it's all said and done.
That's what we did with our engagement pictures and I couldn't have been happier! It's so great to get stuff for free when you're paying so much for everything else!!!

I'm doing my boudior for $350. It's 1 hour of shooting, hair & make-up, and $100 credit toward a product of my choice. I'm doing a marathon session so I think that's a little cheaper than just hiring the photographer full out.

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This may sound crazy but I'm getting mine done for free. Someone on here suggested looking for a photographer that is looking to build their boudoir portfolio because they're likely to give you a deal. I did and I found one that is going to do it for FREE!! I did research them before booking and I like what I have seen and I'm comfortable with my decision.

It doesn't include makeup or hair or a book but it does include all the photographs edited on CD with no copyrights.

Today is the big day so I will let all you ladies know how it goes (all the details) when it's all said and done.
Good luck Keira!!

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Ugh. I have so much to do still:

 

Done-

Dress/groom attire

Wedding Bands

Location/Flights

All invited guests are booked

BD shoot is done-book should be here in a few weeks

Wedding jewelry selected

Photographer booked/deposit paid

 

To do-

groom shoes

barefoot sandals

announcements

OOT bags (DIY)-this will take a while

4 week travel package for guests (DIY)0-this also will take a while

pick colors

buy tulle for arch in colors and other arch decorations

buy arch or build my own (in progress)

DIY chair decorations of some sort

assemble pictures of family members that will be "watching from above" for details shots with the photographer

put together short list of pictures I want to make sure photographer takes

figure out what to do with my hair

figure out what to do with my make up

write vows

pick music

put together guest book or scrapbook for guests to contribute to

 

My budget so far:

 

Hotel/Flights $5200

Rings $3000 (?)

Attire $1200 +

Photographer $1800

Resort Fees $700

BD Photos $900 (under budget :-)

Misc decor $1500+

 

Total: $14300

 

I'm guessing this will be close estimating the mics stuff at $1500. I'm actually hoping that will be a really high estimate since the DIY projects should be really inexpensive but I'm shooting higher just in case. Considering this includes the E-Ring, Wedding AND honeymoon I think I'm doing really good :-)

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I would surely like. I can't believe how much you have done. Now I'm nervous that I'm so far behind. I have a couple of questions for you already.

1. Mexican Fiesta night, is that the one that is on Thursday? We're getting married on Thursday and just found out we're going to be too small of a group to have a private so I thought that I would pay for everyone to go there. Is that tacky? Lame? Or a good idea?

2. How many people are you going to have including you and your FI? I'm trying to decide if I should do a rehearsal dinner or pay for everyone to go on an excursion to Xel Ha (Which is my favorite place to go).

As for the photographer, I agree, too expensive. To me the pictures are important but I want to make sure my guests are happy too. That being said I can't afford to pay thousands for my pictures. I can send you the pricing list of their packages if you'd like. Just PM me with your e-mail address.

Thanks for the help!
Hi Keira

Yes Mexican Fiesta is thursday night, in the hacienda.Great idea taking your guests to the fiesta.Not lame at all.We`re not having many guests, 26 was the last count.Its completely your decision going to Xel-ha, its also one of our fav places.We are going swimming with the dolphins(bridal party gift).

Pls send me the price list on your photographer...I`ll pm you my addy...TIA
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