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Hello Ladies,

 

First-time poster to this thread however our wedding is coming up in just a couple weeks (Friday, April 12) and we will be leaving for sunny Mexico in 11 days :-)

 

The reason I am writing is that we are working on an itinerary for the week and I'd like to set a place for anyone who wants to meet up with the wedding party to meet at each night after dinner... for example you can find us at Desire's Lounge at 7pm.  Having not been there, however, I don't know what the hours are for each of the bar areas and which best fits our personality.  Surgar Reef and Rendezvous Lobby Bar also sound like possibilities. 

 

For those of you who have been there, where do you think would be the best place to meet up with everyone each evening?  Do you recall what times the bars shut down?  Any insights or suggestions you might have are very appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Kelly

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hey girls.. so I made my photo selections and I want about 20 extra pictures... I remember hearing they charge a fortune for this is that true?

 

also I am thinking of making my parents a small album and they told me the charge is 79$ which I don't mind but I remember savs telling us she was disappointed in the album... any advice on this.... should I save my money and go elsewhere ???

 

I am thinking maybe I can work out a deal with them where I buy a smaller photo book and they don't charge me a fortune for the extra photos on the cd.. for my parents album I want them to have more of the family photos than I put in my own album so I need to choose some extra ones that I did not personally choose for myself... but the extra photos plus the extra photo book could get pricey I am assuming...

 

any advice ??? im still disappointed that I have to pay for my pictures to actually get printed now and blown up etc. . and stil ldont understand why we even have to choose them when they are already on the computer  ( I know its a copyright thing but STILL LOL)

 

http://010313guiffredo.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/

heres my slideshow for anyone who didn't get a chance to see it ;) photographer was Santiago

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Originally Posted by kllyjansen View Post

 

Hello Ladies,

 

First-time poster to this thread however our wedding is coming up in just a couple weeks (Friday, April 12) and we will be leaving for sunny Mexico in 11 days :-)

 

The reason I am writing is that we are working on an itinerary for the week and I'd like to set a place for anyone who wants to meet up with the wedding party to meet at each night after dinner... for example you can find us at Desire's Lounge at 7pm.  Having not been there, however, I don't know what the hours are for each of the bar areas and which best fits our personality.  Surgar Reef and Rendezvous Lobby Bar also sound like possibilities. 

 

For those of you who have been there, where do you think would be the best place to meet up with everyone each evening?  Do you recall what times the bars shut down?  Any insights or suggestions you might have are very appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Kelly

The Lobby Bar is the best place to meet up!! It seemed like all of our guests congregated there every night no matter what! They are open all day and are open until 1am!!  I wouldn't recommend Desires.... it was always different and some times they do wedding parties up there. 

Sugar Reef I think is the swim up bar so I wouldn't recommend that and the Barracuda Bar is the beach bar with closes at 6pm. 

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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

hey girls.. so I made my photo selections and I want about 20 extra pictures... I remember hearing they charge a fortune for this is that true?

 

also I am thinking of making my parents a small album and they told me the charge is 79$ which I don't mind but I remember savs telling us she was disappointed in the album... any advice on this.... should I save my money and go elsewhere ???

 

I am thinking maybe I can work out a deal with them where I buy a smaller photo book and they don't charge me a fortune for the extra photos on the cd.. for my parents album I want them to have more of the family photos than I put in my own album so I need to choose some extra ones that I did not personally choose for myself... but the extra photos plus the extra photo book could get pricey I am assuming...

 

any advice ??? im still disappointed that I have to pay for my pictures to actually get printed now and blown up etc. . and stil ldont understand why we even have to choose them when they are already on the computer  ( I know its a copyright thing but STILL LOL)

 

http://010313guiffredo.dreamsriveriacancun.adventurephotos.com.mx/

heres my slideshow for anyone who didn't get a chance to see it ;) photographer was Santiago

i HIGHLY recommend Shutterfly for your albums!!! I made both of our parents one and all of our grand parents one on there. They loved them! And they are so much better than the one we got from the resort! 

 

We paid $500 for 50 extra pictures. The original price I think was somewhere closer to $800. I said I'll give you $400 and he came back at $500. I was so sick of being in there looking at pictures, I was like fine! haha! My husband was so mad at me for that! He thought we could have gotten them for cheaper. 

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Originally Posted by kllyjansen View Post

 

Also:

 

Does anyone still have any materials they made on "Suggest Activities" or anything like that to include in the welcome bags?

 

Thanks again!

Kelly

I have the brochure if you want to buy the PDF from me... I can personalize it for you and you can print wherever you want :) 

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Originally Posted by Dominique 161 View Post

 

16 days till i fly to sunny Mexico!

 

How did you travel with your wedding dress. Bag or Wedding Dress Travel Box?

I kept mine in the dress bag and got lucky because the plane was pretty empty and they laid it flat for me in an overhead bin.. i think it was easier to carry in the bag since most of the time I had it draped over my sons stroller or just over my arm. it was a little bit of a pain but i think a box would be even harder. i also heard u can ask them to hang it up for you if theres no room in the over head. good luck you are going to have a blast <3

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Originally Posted by Savs1027 View Post

 

i HIGHLY recommend Shutterfly for your albums!!! I made both of our parents one and all of our grand parents one on there. They loved them! And they are so much better than the one we got from the resort! 

 

We paid $500 for 50 extra pictures. The original price I think was somewhere closer to $800. I said I'll give you $400 and he came back at $500. I was so sick of being in there looking at pictures, I was like fine! haha! My husband was so mad at me for that! He thought we could have gotten them for cheaper. 

$500 for 50 extra photos ?? WHOA thats a little ridiculous and I cant believe they tried to get 800 from you... i mean they are not actually printing the photos for us they are just burning them onto a CD.. GRRRR. its like when we pay for a photo package from drc we have to actually also factor in what it will cost to get our prints made. i mean we arent even getting 4 by 6 photos and they already put them onto the computer for us to choose from... do u know how simple it is to burn them onto a cd? takes about 5 minutes.

 

Thank you for your advice ;) and im so dissapointed that the only thing we actually do get is one photo book and its not that nice... that really gets me.

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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

$500 for 50 extra photos ?? WHOA thats a little ridiculous and I cant believe they tried to get 800 from you... i mean they are not actually printing the photos for us they are just burning them onto a CD.. GRRRR. its like when we pay for a photo package from drc we have to actually also factor in what it will cost to get our prints made. i mean we arent even getting 4 by 6 photos and they already put them onto the computer for us to choose from... do u know how simple it is to burn them onto a cd? takes about 5 minutes.

 

Thank you for your advice ;) and im so dissapointed that the only thing we actually do get is one photo book and its not that nice... that really gets me.

Yeah I completely agree! Santiago burned our CD for us right there in less than 5 minutes. Most photographers now let you keep all the images on a CD - They've already edited them anyway. 

 

I also used shutterfly to get my images printed - they are very reasonable priced. And they do discounts all the time. So look in to that!!

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