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#8881 Rach0636

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    Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

    Your pictures and dress are absolutely beautiful!! I am having the worst time trying to choose between the gazebo and beach for the ceremony location. Do you have any personal opinion since you had yours at the gazebo?



    #8882 Rach0636

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      Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

      Originally Posted by WPGBride 

      Here is my wedding slideshow!

       

      http://web.mac.com/v...C/MARKOWSKIWED/

      Your pictures and dress are absolutely beautiful!! I am having the worst time trying to choose between the gazebo and beach for the ceremony location. Do you have any personal opinion since you had yours at the gazebo?



      #8883 Rach0636

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        Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

        Originally Posted by WPGBride 

        Here is my wedding slideshow!

         

        http://web.mac.com/v...C/MARKOWSKIWED/

        Your pictures and dress are absolutely beautiful!! I am having the worst time trying to choose between the gazebo and beach for the ceremony location. Do you have any personal opinion since you had yours at the gazebo?



        #8884 EmilyT

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          Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:00 AM

          Thanx for your help, I am doing the ultimate package but am going to pay extra for the additional videographer, thank you for letting me know they did not do a good job because I will speak to them about this before hand.  Also I really feel bad about the way your wedding turned out to the point I have been looking at other hotels ...... do you think I should consider other hotels, i mean its costing me a pretty penny and I have very high expectations, if you could do it over would you have gone some where else ?

          Originally Posted by WPGBride 

           

          The slideshow comes free of charge and its just an online link that you  can share with friends and family afterwards. They will ask you what song and let you view it before they finish it off so that it is how you want it.

           

          The video that I got with my ultimate package was quite disappointing. There was no sound at all, they just played songs (their choices) over everything. They also have like a minute intro on the DVD of the Dreams hotel branding. I would ask them to take that off, absolutly no branding, and that you would like to actually hear what people have to say during the video. As well if you can to choose any music if you like. The video was also poorly edited, using amature skills such as checker fading and other cheesey techniques that anyone could use. We were not involved in any of the video editing process. The video, only 30 minutes long was not all on 1 disc. They split it and it was in 2 parts, and just before we kiss ! So I would also ask to have the video on one disc.

           

          I know the ultimate package includes a videographer so I don't know if this is why the quality was low. I would hope the quality would improve if you paid for extra video.



          #8885 NJ2012

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            Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:35 AM

            to DJ or not to DJ.. that is the question!



            #8886 LindseyM

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              Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

              Originally Posted by EmilyT 

              Thanx for your help, I am doing the ultimate package but am going to pay extra for the additional videographer, thank you for letting me know they did not do a good job because I will speak to them about this before hand.  Also I really feel bad about the way your wedding turned out to the point I have been looking at other hotels ...... do you think I should consider other hotels, i mean its costing me a pretty penny and I have very high expectations, if you could do it over would you have gone some where else ?

              The videographer thing is big for me.  I am obsessed with other people's cinematographer style wedding videos.  I watch them and get all emo and then I want my own!!  I was not impressed with the resorts videography site at all.  As a result of this, I decided to bring in someone from the outside.  It took A LOT of convincing with the resort but I think you could do it with less convincing if you just paid for them as a guest...paid for a room with them.  Anyway, I am paying Cancun Wedding Video $2600 for 8 hours of coverage - I believe.  The resort charges $2400 for much lower quality.  I am been trying to stay quiet about this but I think it is our wedding and we should be able to use who we like so I pushed.  That is the only thing I pushed on and I am happy I got it.



              #8887 LindseyM

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                Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:06 PM

                Originally Posted by NJ2012 

                to DJ or not to DJ.. that is the question!

                DJ.  It's worth it!



                #8888 JustNoelle

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                  Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

                  Originally Posted by NJ2012 

                  to DJ or not to DJ.. that is the question!

                  A very good question at that!! Lol... I am struggling with that decision as well 



                  #8889 kellykellz

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                    Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

                    Hi Brides,

                    What are your thoughts of the salon? Are they best at doing updo's are are they good at doing both updo's and half up, half down....Any thoughts, opinions, or photos from previous brides about the salon would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!! :-)



                    #8890 WPGBride

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                      Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

                      Originally Posted by EmilyT 

                      Thanx for your help, I am doing the ultimate package but am going to pay extra for the additional videographer, thank you for letting me know they did not do a good job because I will speak to them about this before hand.  Also I really feel bad about the way your wedding turned out to the point I have been looking at other hotels ...... do you think I should consider other hotels, i mean its costing me a pretty penny and I have very high expectations, if you could do it over would you have gone some where else ?

                       

                       

                      The hotel itself is great, there's no doubt about that. It's just I think the communication with the Wedding Coordinator that is rocky and therefore stuff gets lost in translation. I don't know if it could be because I was young that I was not listened to very well but I felt that much of what I wanted and expected was tossed to the side. If you feel that you have good communication with your wedding coordinator and she fully understands what you want and expect I would stay with this hotel. If not I would at least try to get that solid communication going and express in an email how you are feeling and then decide from there. It is a shame that things I said I did want and didn't want were blatently ignored, but like I said maybe it was my age and that I was not firm enough. However, that should not matter.

                       

                      If I could do it over again I would spend more time emailing the wedding coordinator and spending more time with her when I got there to make sure everything will be how I want it, and have pictures of exactly what I want and make sure she understands completly






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