Tiffany, I know exactly how you feel! I often feel like the resort is just charging SO much for certain things, it starts to feel like they're really trying to squeeze every last penny out of us. Which is frustrating because of how much we're already spending, and how many people we're bringing to their resort! And It really bothers me when they give out different prices to different brides - I know for a fact that I was quoted higher for our bridesmaids bouquets and our centrepieces than other brides on here. And, case in point, I was talking to the spa and was told $66 for hair, $55 for makeup, but they didn't say it would be cheaper for short hair. At least four of the women I booked for have hair above the shoulders. And I specifically inquired about the 15% discount with the wedding package and they told me it could only be used for services for the bride and groom, and they didn't mention anything about a 15% discount if 6 ladies booked.
I know I've said it before, but the charge that bothers me the most is the cost to rent the sound system. I don't know of any venue around here that would charge extra to use a sound system during the ceremony, or to play from an IPOD during the reception. If the price list I have is right (it could certainly be wrong, it's been wrong before!) it ends up being $800 just to have something to play our Ipod through! It's nuts.
It's totally unfair that you would get less pictures if you use the photos for something other than the ceremony. It just doesn't make sense. I would definitely try to argue with them about that.