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#491 dolfinluck

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    Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

    Welcome remdog!!!


    As for photographers, i'm bring down two that live near me, they have been so wonderful so far and have answered the many questions that i have had. I have full day coverage on the wedding day and a TTD scheduled for the day after.

    #492 La Romana Stacey

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      Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

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      We are getting the Ultimate Package as well which comes with the photographer. Tiara said that this would include the ceremony and about an hour afterwards. .
      Yes we are getting the Ultimate Package as well. When I spoke with Tiara she said it only included the ceremony. I have always wanted the whole day to be captured. We did think for a long time about just getting what the package came with but ultimately decided to just go for it. I was worried that during the dancing or cocktail party I would be so concerned with making sure that someone was taking our photos and making sure they were decent that it was worth it just to spend the money and know everything was taken care of. Honestly I think it just depends how much you care about photos. For us it's a major thing, but for other things like flowers or centrepieces we don't care at all. I've seen a few pictures that the resort photographer took and they seem fine. I think the best thing to do is look for posses and photos you like from other people's wedding to get ideas. I am printing off my favourites to show the photographer what we like.

      #493 Eliana

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        Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:20 PM

        Oh alsoooo, just FYI we are paying $1800 for three hours getting ready, the ceremony, the dinner/reception (until 10PM) and the TTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is amazing!!!!!

        #494 jenne

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          Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:22 AM

          I totally agree with you Stacey about the pictures being so important. I guess I just didn't realize till now. So I had emailed the resort photographer asking what was included for $200 in for the TTD shoot and told her our wedding was on April 21 at DLR and she wrote back saying, yes we are available for your wedding on the 21st as well, do you have our 2010 packages? I was like UMM excuse me what? I thought we already had you booked through the resort for our wedding? So confused!
          Jennifer

          #495 lizzyjayne

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            Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:24 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jenne
            I totally agree with you Stacey about the pictures being so important. I guess I just didn't realize till now. So I had emailed the resort photographer asking what was included for $200 in for the TTD shoot and told her our wedding was on April 21 at DLR and she wrote back saying, yes we are available for your wedding on the 21st as well, do you have our 2010 packages? I was like UMM excuse me what? I thought we already had you booked through the resort for our wedding? So confused!
            Oh thats scary!!!! Thats why I have got emails confirming everything so far, and I've made a wedding book with all the emails printed out and glued into it. My h2b thinks I'm neurotic but I will have it with me so I have everything at hand.

            #496 KPEG

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              Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:27 PM

              Just wanted to share some stupidity with you girls...

              I assumed that when we booked the Ultimate wedding package that we were getting the GOLD photography package (listed on the "Extras" list on the Dreams Resort website), b/c you do get the GOLD cocktail party and GOLD dinner. I guess I overlooked the fact that the GOLD photography package is listed at $2000 in itself. What is included in the Ultimate package sounds like the bronze package for $600. Does anyone know for sure?

              I sent an email to Tiara today with a million and one questions. I really hope she answers me... and addresses all my questions. Or at least half of them! I haven't bugged her/sent her an email in over 5 months. We are 3 months from arrival at the resort, so now I'm starting to get serious about things!

              I also agree that photography is extremely important on your wedding day and it's not the place to scrimp. Has anyone used the resort photographer and chosen the Bronze ($600), Silver ($1200) or Gold ($2000) packages offered through Dreams?

              #497 KPEG

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                Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:28 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jenne
                I totally agree with you Stacey about the pictures being so important. I guess I just didn't realize till now. So I had emailed the resort photographer asking what was included for $200 in for the TTD shoot and told her our wedding was on April 21 at DLR and she wrote back saying, yes we are available for your wedding on the 21st as well, do you have our 2010 packages? I was like UMM excuse me what? I thought we already had you booked through the resort for our wedding? So confused!
                Oh no Jenne! I hope that gets straightened out right away! If you ever get an answer about the TTD session, please share.

                Also, has anyone inquired about engagement photos with the resort photog?

                #498 jenne

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                  Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:40 PM

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                  Oh no Jenne! I hope that gets straightened out right away! If you ever get an answer about the TTD session, please share.
                  Here is what I was told:

                  As for the Trash Your Wedding Dress Session alone:
                  we start at U$200
                  30 to 45 minutes with a professional wedding photographer around gardens, & beach areas
                  which includes 15 images on CD

                  I asked for their 2010 package list but haven't received it yet.
                  Jennifer

                  #499 KPEG

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                    Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:47 AM

                    $200usd for 15 pics? I'll have to think about it but it sure would be nice to have. I wonder if the rates are the same for an engagement session then.

                    Thanks Jenne!

                    #500 La Romana Stacey

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                      Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:56 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jenne
                      Here is what I was told:

                      As for the Trash Your Wedding Dress Session alone:
                      we start at U$200
                      30 to 45 minutes with a professional wedding photographer around gardens, & beach areas
                      which includes 15 images on CD

                      I asked for their 2010 package list but haven't received it yet.
                      Wow that's not very much time! The main reason why I wanted to hire my own photographer is to make sure we are on the same page before we even get there. If you are only getting 45 minutes that's not enough time for a photographer to get to know you a little bit and see what you like and don't like for photos. I was also afraid of a possible language barrier. Let us know what you decide to do!




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