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I was just looking at the photo packages again and noticed that only the package 4 includes the online slideshow, is this right?  So many people have them I just assumed they came with all photo packages.  We don't particularly want to do trash the dress, so I was leaning towards package 3, but now I'm thinking package 4 might be worth it for the extra pictures and slideshow.

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Originally Posted by loripanori View Post

 

I was just looking at the photo packages again and noticed that only the package 4 includes the online slideshow, is this right?  So many people have them I just assumed they came with all photo packages.  We don't particularly want to do trash the dress, so I was leaning towards package 3, but now I'm thinking package 4 might be worth it for the extra pictures and slideshow.

If that's true it's new.  I got married in July and we did 3, and you can see my slideshow above.  I hope they didn't change it, that doesn't seem fair!

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Aaaah, I think you're right!  That's great.  In the excel file price list they sent me only package 4 listed the slideshow, but in the more detailed photography packages file all of the packages do show that the slideshow is included.  I don't know why they sent this excel file at all actually, I've asked about a few things in it and so far most of the prices have been wrong!  I feel like I'm just winging my budget at this point, haha.  

 

Lindsey, did you find you had enough photos with package 3?  I'm assuming you got 100 + some extra from your wedding package?  Sometimes I think "oh 150 will be tons" and then I hear that some people had a hard time narrowing it down to 300 and I start to worry that we'll just end up paying for a ton of extra images.    

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Originally Posted by loripanori View Post

 

Aaaah, I think you're right!  That's great.  In the excel file price list they sent me only package 4 listed the slideshow, but in the more detailed photography packages file all of the packages do show that the slideshow is included.  I don't know why they sent this excel file at all actually, I've asked about a few things in it and so far most of the prices have been wrong!  I feel like I'm just winging my budget at this point, haha.  

 

Lindsey, did you find you had enough photos with package 3?  I'm assuming you got 100 + some extra from your wedding package?  Sometimes I think "oh 150 will be tons" and then I hear that some people had a hard time narrowing it down to 300 and I start to worry that we'll just end up paying for a ton of extra images.    

yeah, i'm pretty sure the slideshow is included in all of them!! Atleast it was when we got married! 

 

It was SO hard for us to narrow down pictures! Anel took so many great ones there was no way we could decide on only 250. I wanted all 500 of them, but there was no way we could afford that! 

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Hi ladies, haven't been here in a while with the hectic schedule of tax season and wedding planning. I have a question for previous brides or brides to be that inquired about this. I wanted to see more pictures or videos of the fantasy island wedding reception? I had el Patel restaurant already all book for a private event but my fiancé showed interest in the fantasy island setup. Any information will be helpful. Thanks. Happy planning!

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Originally Posted by loripanori View Post

 

I was just looking at the photo packages again and noticed that only the package 4 includes the online slideshow, is this right?  So many people have them I just assumed they came with all photo packages.  We don't particularly want to do trash the dress, so I was leaning towards package 3, but now I'm thinking package 4 might be worth it for the extra pictures and slideshow.

Hey Lori, I did whatever package comes right before the one with the TTD.. i believe it was 3. my fiance is not a wake up early and take pictures in the water in his suit kinda guy LOL i wanted the pics but looking back now at everyones pictures i have a lot of fun pictures on the beach and at the pool with my guests that i guess it doesnt even matter. i am waiting on my slide show... so package 3 does come with the slideshow unless somehow i am wrong and i actually did package 4. my pictures are great i had Santiago and he sent me about 350 and told me to choose 180 i believe.

 

i am going to write a full review but my advice is to have some ideas of the pictures u want to take. i say this because i love my pictures but afterwards i started to think of other cool pictures we could have taken that would have made me feel better about not doing the TTD. like i honestly would have sat in the sand... etc even on my wedding day but he didnt suggest it and i didnt think of it at the time. i also wanted a picture on the swings at the swing bar but when caught up in the moment i forget to say it and he didnt mention it.. just a few other shots i sorta wish i took and if i had to do it again i woulda had a list of pictures i really wanted and brought it because u tend to forget when ur so excited and having fun lol.

 

also my ceremony started at 4:30 and my cocktail hour didnt start until 5:30 so i had time to take pics and still get to most of my cocktail hour. looking back i would have actually taken even more pictures and then went to the cocktail hr but we didnt want to miss it and we wanted pictures there as the photographer didnt take too many with our bridal party on the beach...

 

i say just have an idea of what u want and dont just assume u'll remember on that day lol thats my advice

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Originally Posted by Savs1027 View Post

 

 

we missed all of our "cocktail hour" taking pictures after the ceremony but it was because we scheduled it right after the ceremony.You can start your cocktail hour later on if dont want to miss it. We did package 4 also. We used the 30 minute rehearsal dinner coverage the day of the wedding and also paid for an extra hour. She started at 1pm and stayed with us until 8:30. I did that because I REALLY wanted pictures of the ceremony set up without guests in it. I didn't want her taking pictures in the room with us until right before the ceremony and her go downstairs and people already being seated. Our timeline really worked for us and it wasn't rushed at all which is what I was going for! 

And I highly recommend the TTD! We had so much fun!!!

Savs, thats cool that u used the 30 minute rehearsal dinner coversage for the wedding day. i had an outside videographer ( mike cantarell ) and they told me i had to use the video coverage from them, but not on the wedding day. So the day before we all met at the lobby bar for "welcome cocktails" and someone from their video service came and recorded. he was just standing there with the camera and i felt like it was going to be silly so i asked him to take my guests aside and have them wish us well on camera. he is mailing it this week i cant wait to see it ;)

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Hey ladies,

 

So I have a question..... i was emailed a link to my photos and told to pick 180 i think. now once i pick them what happens exactly, do i get regular sized prints of them or do i get them blown up? is that all an extra charge? This has me totally confused because they didnt say to pick which ones i want made bigger etc.... of course i want some to be larger than others to be hung up and so forth...  they also told me to mark the 150 i want in the album.

 

i was thinking of getting an extra small sized photo book for my parents... did anyone do this and know the extra charge? im wondering if i should do it myself or have them do it?

 

just confused about this whole aspect....

 

ALSO any suggestions for good songs for the slide show? they just asked me to send them my song I want and im at work and really want my slideshow lol so im trying to think of what to use

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sharing some photos with all of you ;) the light up dance floor really does wonders and i strongly suggest it. even though my table runners were lavendar and ended up being too light against the white and the same for the chair bows... it doesnt really matter. i basically had a white set up with a light up dance floor and i think it was really cool ;)

 

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Originally Posted by EmilyT View Post

 

Hey ladies,

 

So I have a question..... i was emailed a link to my photos and told to pick 180 i think. now once i pick them what happens exactly, do i get regular sized prints of them or do i get them blown up? is that all an extra charge? This has me totally confused because they didnt say to pick which ones i want made bigger etc.... of course i want some to be larger than others to be hung up and so forth...  they also told me to mark the 150 i want in the album.

 

i was thinking of getting an extra small sized photo book for my parents... did anyone do this and know the extra charge? im wondering if i should do it myself or have them do it?

 

just confused about this whole aspect....

 

ALSO any suggestions for good songs for the slide show? they just asked me to send them my song I want and im at work and really want my slideshow lol so im trying to think of what to use

you don't get any prints.... the 180 you picked will be on a disc and you can get them printed wherever you like. 

 

I wouldn't recommend going through the resort for your photobook. I used shutterfly for our parents and grandparents albums I made and they turned out great!! They loved them and I actually like them better than the one we got from the resort. 

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