Calgarybride2015. I emailed Adventure Photos after receiving the details from Maria/Andrea to ask for pricing, but haven't heard anything back yet. It does appear that they are new to the hotel.
I'm glad to hear you have positive reviews of them. I will chase them again and she if they come back to me. Only 5 months to go
Hey if you send me your email I can email it to you. An idea - just ceremony and 1 hour photo session $700 USD, getting ready/ceremony/photo session $1200. full day $1600 (this is what I booked) They didn't even ask for a deposit!
Have you checked out their website? I found a website called Adventure Photos which is probably the same thing? I can't find Grand Sirenis on their site but you could check out pictures from other resorts to give you an idea. What I like about Grand Sirenis is that there seems to be beautiful locations for photos!
I also googled Grand Sirenis wedding pictures to get an idea of what there was for locations and some ideas. We are paying for a niece to come and take pictures. She is just getting into photography and had gone to Now Saphire a few months ago to do a wedding and I loved those pictures!
It sounds like we are having pretty much an identical wedding! I am a teacher and on summer holidays now so really starting to get excited and plan things!
Yes she did say that you pay for all guests.. I also inquired about upgrading to gold package if then got a disccount on the meal because gold already includes a private meal- the answer is no- so I think we are doing the right thing by taking the free package (silver) and just upgrading what we want!
I believe she said free was 10 double rooms for a week. We have some guests flying WestJet from Saskatoon and some Transat from Edmonton. This affects the discount that we get from airline but not for the guests for the wedding.
I was told 10 double rooms for a week gave us the free wedding too!!!
So far everyone has booked with us in a group, so that is nice (there are perks for us!) We have 7 out of Toronto and the rest out of Calgary.
BUT!!! I found out today Air Canada may be revising their schedules and we may have to change our dates. I flipped my lid but the travel agent said not to panic, worst case we can go the same day but connect thru Toronto (won't be direct). Apparently when you book this far in advance it happens alot ?!?! but I am freaking out. I already booked the wedding!!!! I will hope at most it will just change a day or two.
anyone else have this happen?
What is everyone doing about favors? Also has anyone inquired about bringing extra decorations? Will they incorporate them into their own decorating scheme or will we be responsible for doing that? I don't think that I am going to bring very much extra but was thinking about some lanterns and possibly jars for a candy buffet-if I figure out how to get my candy there! lol
I asked if they had any candles, etc. I could rent and was told that most brides bring their own so they get what they want. From what I know you don't get any decor - you will get the flowers from the ceremony (2 hanging, 1 sitting) and they put those on your head table, otherwise it is up to you.
For favors we are getting everyone a maracas. We plan to have them at the ceremony and have a note on them that says 'shake at the kiss' I found them cheap on Amol's and have a friend in the USA getting them to me. Then I am also making luggage tags and using them as place cards. Haven't decided what I want to do with them yet (just their name, or our wedding info, or a funny saying 'not my bag' or something) I will make a sign with table numbers and get a few tealights and maybe sprinkle the tables with sea shells.
I also bought mexican postcards to use for the guestbook and an antique like box/suitcase for them. Then will make a sign on what I want them to do with it.
The biggest thing I have to bring is all the maracas. But I know I will need an extra suitcase. Am I the only bride scared to put stuff under the plane?? I know I can't bring it all on carryon LOL but scares me.