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I just reached out to photographers that I had seen mentioned previously in this forum since the other ladies were using them to get the estimate for costs. But there doesn't seem to be a list put out by the resort that I know of?

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I meant to say that I cannot open attachments on here. so annoying- haha!

Anyhow- For the people that are closer to their dates, should I be stressing that I have NOTHING done for my wedding... I mean I have ordered my dress and I am sending my invites out next month. (we already did the save the dates and have 30 booked so far) But that is all we have done. I have not picked flowers, where I want the rehearsal or reception, menu,etc.
Hi and congrats! Don't stress at all about flowers and the menu! I just emailed Ana my dinner choices a couple of days ago and I am still not set on flowers (I know what colors and what kind of flowers, I just still have not confirmed with Ana). As far as the reception location, that's probably the thing I would choose first out of everything, just to make sure you get the location that you want. Although from the pictures, all the choices at the resort look nice! I am still not finalized on the rehearsal either...still waiting to hear back on that from Ana!

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Hi and congrats! Don't stress at all about flowers and the menu! I just emailed Ana my dinner choices a couple of days ago and I am still not set on flowers (I know what colors and what kind of flowers, I just still have not confirmed with Ana). As far as the reception location, that's probably the thing I would choose first out of everything, just to make sure you get the location that you want. Although from the pictures, all the choices at the resort look nice! I am still not finalized on the rehearsal either...still waiting to hear back on that from Ana!

Thanks :) Where did you choose to have your reception? I just can't decide!!! hahaha

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Congrats and welcome to the group!!!
Looks like we will be at DRC at about the same time :)
Yep. We'll probably get to DRC the day before or the day of your wedding. So maybe I'll get a glimpse from a-far :-) How long will you be staying at the resort after your wedding??

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Do you mind telling me what you pd for Ms Medina? I dont care if I splurge in that area- I want great pics!!! How do I get in contact with her to see her work. I will be in Mexico Sun-Tues night... Yes thats great- we will have to have a drink at SECRETS!!!! so excited...
Hmm I just typed in my response and it kicked me out – bah humbug

Let me start off saying I am super excited that we got Elizabeth, she is a treat to deal with, and was the second contract that we signed and after saying ‘yes†- like he even had to ask wink.gif - is probably the best decision I have made.

Alrighty, so I wont go into recapping all her prices – let me know if you need more info. and I can post her price list here, but basically for wedding day coverage for 6 hours the price tag is USD 4,750, for 8 hours it is USD 5,250, 10 hours it is USD 5,750. With all these you get a copy of all the pictures taken, we went with 8 hours and also will get 550 pictured edited – that is included.

E M then basically has a # of packages, the one we went with is the 8 hours, plus 2 hours on a separate day, that is what we will be using for our TTD session. That option is USD 6,700.

The things that I am struggling with the most and maybe you ladies can help me out on this one, and weigh in, is the wedding album. For E M the wedding album, 30 pages that 12†by 12†is USD 2,250 which in my opinion is just crazy, maybe I am naïve but I expected it to be like one tenth of the cost.

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There are photographers that the resort uses as part of their package, beyond that I did shoot of an email to both Ana at DRC and Cecilia at Secrets Maroma to give them a heads on which outside vendors I like and got their 'ok' on it. I dont know that they would have a fuss, but there is an outside vendor fee, sometimes as my DJ experience is proving, that can be very substantial, grr still cant believe it... sorry just had to vent

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Hmm I just typed in my response and it kicked me out – bah humbug

Let me start off saying I am super excited that we got Elizabeth, she is a treat to deal with, and was the second contract that we signed and after saying ‘yes’ - like he even had to ask wink.gif - is probably the best decision I have made.

Alrighty, so I wont go into recapping all her prices – let me know if you need more info. and I can post her price list here, but basically for wedding day coverage for 6 hours the price tag is USD 4,750, for 8 hours it is USD 5,250, 10 hours it is USD 5,750. With all these you get a copy of all the pictures taken, we went with 8 hours and also will get 550 pictured edited – that is included.

E M then basically has a # of packages, the one we went with is the 8 hours, plus 2 hours on a separate day, that is what we will be using for our TTD session. That option is USD 6,700.

The things that I am struggling with the most and maybe you ladies can help me out on this one, and weigh in, is the wedding album. For E M the wedding album, 30 pages that 12” by 12” is USD 2,250 which in my opinion is just crazy, maybe I am naïve but I expected it to be like one tenth of the cost.
Boo- WOW 2,250 USD? In my opinion I suggest looking into making your own Photo Album using Picaboo or another Photo Album Creator - You can order Flush Mount Albums through Picaboo starting at $349 with 20 pages and can expand up to 90 pages (extra pages range from 10-14$). The Albums come in 5 different colors and in two different sizes 11 x 14 or 8.5 x 11 - This way you can purchase albums for yourself, and for both sets of parents and still have paid less than what you would have through the photographer. I plan on doing this with our wedding pictures - wayyyyy cheaper and you get to design it, plus they ship to Canada :)

Wedding Photo Albums | Picaboo
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