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#441 JacksonGrl402

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    Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:08 PM


    It really was amazing! I will definitely post some pics - stand by!

     

    We did not use the resort photographer and didn't talk to them at all before the wedding. I actually didn't even realize she was there until after the ceremony was over...lol. She came up to me afterwards and told us when we could go look at the pics she took. My uncle reported he didn't have any issues with her while he was taking pictures. I'm not sure if they would be willing to swap anything out or not.

     

    We never saw more than one wedding on the days that we were there, so maybe that is true. That would be nice - makes the day a little more special!
     

    Originally Posted by MJKH 

    That's so great...sounds like your wedding was amazing!!!! : )

     

    Would you be okay to post some pics in this thread for everyone to see?  If not, that's totally fine too...but I will send you my e-mail address 'cause I'd love to see them!

     

    So, it sounds like you didn't use the resort photographer...were they around your wedding at all or was it a big issue to keep them away?  Could you have swapped the photog out for a videographer...or had the photographer come to rehearsal dinner instead?

     

    I thought I read somewhere that they are trying to limit the weddings to one per day at the resort...was/is this the case do you know??



     



    #442 JacksonGrl402

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      Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:11 PM


      I was a little panicky about the weather too, but having the ceremony in the palapa was beautiful and think I actually liked it better than if it would have been on the beach. Gave it a little more character, ya know? You'll love the Italitan restaurant - it's lovely. Pics in my next post!
       

      Originally Posted by denita 

      So wonderful to hear your review.  We leave on November 6th to get married on November 15.  I am a little panicky about the weather right now but our reception is in the Italian restaurant. We are doing a symbolic ceremony as well so it is nice to hear that that was wonderful as well as hair and make up ect.  Pictures would be lovely as well if you don't mind.



       



      #443 JacksonGrl402

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        Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:14 PM

        The Palapa

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        #444 JacksonGrl402

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          Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:20 PM

          Submitted it before I finished! Here's more pics...

          The view from the palapa

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          #445 JacksonGrl402

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            Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:25 PM

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            #446 JacksonGrl402

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              Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:36 PM

              Italian Restaurant

               

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              #447 denita

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                Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

                Wow everything looks amazing :)  Looks like it couldn't have been anymore beautiful.

                 

                We are not using the resort photographer either, I am having one come in.  I have a question for you though.  Did you have to pay a fee because you didn't use them?  I was told we have to pay $300.00 for not using the resort photographers, even if we use them for the pictures that are included in the package we bought through the travel agency.  I am thinking if we don't bother talking to them maybe they will 'forget' about the $300.00 penalty fee.

                 

                Once again your pictures are amazing and I am a bit less panicky about the weather taking a turn, especially  since hurricane Rina has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

                 

                Did you have the lasagna for your meal? 

                 

                How long did you have the restaurant for?  I think we have it from 6-10 and then will head over to the disco if everyone so desires.

                 

                Thanks again for the pictures I am so much more excited now.



                #448 JacksonGrl402

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                  Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

                  Thanks! We are very happy with how things turned out. I really don't think we could have asked for anything better!

                   

                  It's my understanding if you are using someone other than the resort photographer and they are one of your guests staying on the resort, you don't have to pay the $300 fee. However, if you're bringing in someone for the day to take pictures, that is when the $300 fee applies. My uncle took our pictures and was staying on the resort, so the fee didn't apply to us.

                   

                  I did have the lasagna, which was delicious. My husband had the steak, which was a little salty, but still good. They were out of the snapper that day, though, and I'm not sure what the vegetarian option was, but I didn't hear any complaints from our guests about the dinner.

                   

                  We had the restaurant from 6:30-10:30, then most of our guests migrated to one of the lobby bars.


                   

                  Originally Posted by denita View Post

                  Wow everything looks amazing :)  Looks like it couldn't have been anymore beautiful.

                   

                  We are not using the resort photographer either, I am having one come in.  I have a question for you though.  Did you have to pay a fee because you didn't use them?  I was told we have to pay $300.00 for not using the resort photographers, even if we use them for the pictures that are included in the package we bought through the travel agency.  I am thinking if we don't bother talking to them maybe they will 'forget' about the $300.00 penalty fee.

                   

                  Once again your pictures are amazing and I am a bit less panicky about the weather taking a turn, especially  since hurricane Rina has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

                   

                  Did you have the lasagna for your meal? 

                   

                  How long did you have the restaurant for?  I think we have it from 6-10 and then will head over to the disco if everyone so desires.

                   

                  Thanks again for the pictures I am so much more excited now.



                   



                  #449 MJKH

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                    Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:10 AM

                    My situation is going to be interesting then, because we're bringing in an outside photographer, but part of our agreement with them is that they stay at the resort overnight (we're paying for their room) and we do the TTD the next morning.  SOOOOO, I'm hoping that we don't have to pay the daily entrance fee for both of them AND we don't have to pay the $300 penalty as well because they are staying the night.  But, who knows?!?
                     

                    Originally Posted by JacksonGrl402 

                    Thanks! We are very happy with how things turned out. I really don't think we could have asked for anything better!

                     

                    It's my understanding if you are using someone other than the resort photographer and they are one of your guests staying on the resort, you don't have to pay the $300 fee. However, if you're bringing in someone for the day to take pictures, that is when the $300 fee applies. My uncle took our pictures and was staying on the resort, so the fee didn't apply to us.

                     

                    I did have the lasagna, which was delicious. My husband had the steak, which was a little salty, but still good. They were out of the snapper that day, though, and I'm not sure what the vegetarian option was, but I didn't hear any complaints from our guests about the dinner.

                     

                    We had the restaurant from 6:30-10:30, then most of our guests migrated to one of the lobby bars.


                     



                     



                     



                    #450 denita

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                      Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:36 AM

                      I think technically you should be ok then as they are staying at the resort over night :)  Could ultimately be a 'guest' . 






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