New Barcelo Maya Photographer policy (NO OUTSIDE PHOTOGS)
Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:46 AM
While the fee was high (not highest though, Karisma has 1st place for that $500) it at least provided brides with an option.
We recommend BDWF try and voice your opinion, as a collective, you have made a difference in the past and you may possibly be able to persuade them to keep the option to hire the photographer / videographer of your dreams as an option...
We received this email yesterday:
Me informan una nueva politica para el Hotel Barcelo Maya......
Les envio la firma que se esta enviando a las novias que tienen programada su boda para el a±o 2009, 2010, 2011. Si ustedes tienen alguna boda confirmada, por favor hangamelo saber antes del martes 7 de julio.
Barcel³ Maya Beach Resort has an exclusive contract with a photographer and does not allow external photographers in hotel premises under any circumstances. For information and prices please contact:
Photography & Video Service:
011 +52 (984) 875-1500 ext. 1540
IMPORTANT: if you have already booked photography services please let us know by Tuesday July 7th. Please be advised that there is a fee of $300USD to be paid by your Photographer to Photo Caribbean directly.
If we don't hear from you by Tuesday July 7th, we will assume you have not contracted photography services and that you will be using Photo Caribbean.
Coordinadora de Bodas / Wedding Coordinator
Tel / Phone: + 52 (984) 875.15.00 ext. 6767
Fax: + 52 (984) 875.15.24
web site: Barcelo Hotels & Resorts - Hotel – Hoteles
To close, I would like to say that it has been a Pleasure working with Gabriela in the past 12 or so months. She is very delightful and SOOOOO nice and has always been exceptionally hospitable. This policy is a red tape issue that she likely has 0% control over, but I'm sure she can voice her opinion to the people who may be able to make a change. I'm almost sure she wants there to be an option for brides in this regard.
I'll cross my fingers that this policy can change!
Posted 05 July 2009 - 11:52 AM
i know for me, it would have swayed my decision on which resort i would have chosen to have my destination wedding at.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:30 PM
Barcelo was one of my best options. Photos are very important for us so we will have to reconsider our options. Good to know before booking.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:18 PM
Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:34 PM
Usually you can get around it by bringing a photographer with you (although in some cases the resort will now allow a said "guest" to use professional photography equipment) but it means you can't use any of the great local photographers.
Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:11 AM
Does it count if my photographer is a guest at the resort??
Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:28 AM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:04 AM
Moon Palace and all Palace Resorts - No outside vendors unless guests
RIU Palace Resorts - No outside vendors unless guests
Dreams Cancun - Only approved vendors from their list
Karisma Resorts (El Dorado ROYALE, Azul Beach and Sensatori) - $500 outside vendor fee - RFC # (tax ID) required from vendor
Iberostar Resorts - $300 outside vendor fee
Royal Resorts - $100 outside vendor fee
Most resorts require only a day pass for each vendor/assistant - These resorts include
Dreams Tulum, Princess, Grand Bahia Principe and Grand Palladium.
This is just based on our recent experience so maybe we can compile a list that covers them all with everyone's input. Only the All Inclusives have strict policies. You won't have any issues with smaller hotels and privately planned events.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:15 AM
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