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I am getting married December 30, 2013 at this resort and have finally decided it is time to buckle down and get my act together! We haven't really started planning anything yet...! I am so nervous about the photographer!! At first the photos I seen were actually quite nice, but now that photographer is no longer a part of their team! The new photographer sent me photos of previous weddings he has done there and they are not quite what I was expecting for my wedding day! They looked like my father had taken the pictures (no offense to my dad!) - no retouching and definitely did not look professionally down. Itâ€s down to the wire and I am trying to find a photographer that is not too pricey just in case we are left stuck paying the $300 vendor fee. I have emailed a few photographers but so far 1 is available and they do absolutely beautiful pictures however they come with a very hefty price tag ... ($3000 -$3500 for 5 hours)!! There is just no way I am willing to pay that much for pictures! I need some help from you ladies! Who did you use for a photographer or who are you planning on using?

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Hi Chantelle,

 

I think its because we're getting married at the Palapa location (the one included in the presidential package) as its about 5/6 mins on golf cart from the resort it doesn't get WIFI. Marcela has been helpful though and offered her phone if needed, but my step-dad is going to log his work iPad onto 3G (I'm not sure about you but this costs a fortune from the UK - but he'll be charging it back to work hopefully!)

 

Anyway we fly out tomorrow, and the wedding is this time next week so I will let you know how we manage to get around it!

 

I will also scope out the bars and let you know.

 

We just got confirmation today that we have the Mexican restaurant for our rehersal dinner, we gave our top 3 (about 2 months ago) and this was our number one, thought we'd keep it authentic as it will be our first night there!

 

Will get some piccies up and full review when I return!!

 

Yasmin

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Did any of the previous brides use the DJ that comes with the Presidential Package? I can't decide if we should stick with him or outsource someone. Thanks for your help!

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We did...it was a member of the entertainment crew from the resort who was brought in and he was HORRIBLE. If you've got a big/younger group in particular who is looking to really whoop it up, I would outsource!!! : )

Originally Posted by ldmoss View Post

Did any of the previous brides use the DJ that comes with the Presidential Package? I can't decide if we should stick with him or outsource someone. Thanks for your help!

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I also used the DJ provided by the resort, I was scared as many other past brides have said they were horrible.  I guess I got lucky b/c the guy we had was great, he played a nice mix of music some really current stuff as well as some great oldies. 

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Hi brides! We're Gallardo Films wedding cinematographers at Mayan Riviera. We're a passionate and experienced enterprise, we love make films with beautiful love's stories!    We would like invite you to watch next video about us, what we do and how we do it! Have a good planning!

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That's what we did...we had it all ready to go on our iPad...but he had other ideas I guess. Just make it very clear to your wedding planner that their DJ is being asked to play ONLY the songs on your playlist.

Originally Posted by Leelou2000 View Post

I would imagine you can just bring a playlist for the party though can't you?

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