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#2971 belledame

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    Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:28 PM

    How do you go about booking the  a la cartes for the welcome dinner and rehearsal dinner? Is this free?



    #2972 belledame

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      Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:48 PM

      Another question..... has anyone heard of Alain Hottat? He's a photographer in Jamaica. His website is Jamaicashoots.com. I found his name while searching Jamaican photographers; I emailed him and got some very reasonable prices. He just sent his price list in the email. He does not have a formal price list like all other photographers I've contacted. His pictures look pretty good (there's not a big wedding gallery on there)  but I don't want to chance it, especially if there's no feed back from former clients.



      #2973 JayKay

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      Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:38 AM

      Would it be possible for you to post the contact info on here?  I would love to pre book some A la cart dinners.
       

      Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

      We booked a Welcome Dinner and a Rehearsal Dinner for our group, and then of course we'll all be together for the Wedding Dinner.  That only leaves 4 dinners that aren't scheduled.  We're letting our guests book those nights as they wish, because we really want them to enjoy their vacation and relax, rather than worrying about dinners every day.  We provided the contact info if they want to go ahead and book some a la cartes for themselves, as many of them are newlyweds/newly engaged and will likely want a romantic night or two alone!  Otherwise I figure we'll likely meet up at the buffet one night after our excursion!  
       


       

       



        Ours were pretty basic as when we sent ours out we didn't know specific flight schedules (although we did reserve a wedding date).  We included location, resort and just the month of January and year.  I was glad I didnt include a specific date in January as we had to change our wedding date due to flight changes.

       

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      Originally Posted by pask454 

      Hello ladies. This will be a little off topic. My wedding is in 2013 so I'm just starting out....sending out the STD cards soon. What type of information did you put on the std cards??

      Thanks for the input!!!

       

      Kate

       

      I have never ever heard of him before.  Did you try searching on here to see if anyone else has used him before?

       

      Originally Posted by belledame 

      Another question..... has anyone heard of Alain Hottat? He's a photographer in Jamaica. His website is Jamaicashoots.com. I found his name while searching Jamaican photographers; I emailed him and got some very reasonable prices. He just sent his price list in the email. He does not have a formal price list like all other photographers I've contacted. His pictures look pretty good (there's not a big wedding gallery on there)  but I don't want to chance it, especially if there's no feed back from former clients.



       



      #2974 ashley490

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        Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:15 AM

        I sent my STD cards out even before I had picked the resort so you're ahead of where I was lol!  I also didn't have an official ceremony date so I only put the month and year.  I put this little verse on it (see below) to at least give some indication as to what we were doing.  Even though I didn't have all the details I wanted to let my guests know asap that they were being invited so that they could start saving up for the trip.  Here's what I put:


         

        Save the Date to Celebrate!

         

        (Bride's first name) & (Groom's first name) aren't married yet

        But save the date so you won't forget.

        The Caribbean is where it will be

        An invitation will follow so you can RSVP

         

        The Wedding of

         

        (Bride's full name)

        to

        (Groom's full name)

         

        January 2012

         

        Resort, pricing, and other details will be obtained and shared in January 2011.

        Originally Posted by pask454 

        Hello ladies. This will be a little off topic. My wedding is in 2013 so I'm just starting out....sending out the STD cards soon. What type of information did you put on the std cards??

        Thanks for the input!!!

         

        Kate



         


        Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

        #2975 ashley490

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          Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:18 AM

          I've never heard of him before.  I'd be cautious if he doesn't have a large wedding portfolio.  Sometimes when photographers don't have large wedding portfolio's it can be because 1) they've not done very many or 2) they don't have a lot of "usable" photo's to share.  I'd check into other photog's that past brides have used like Sungold, Merrick Cousley, or Marcia Roberts.

           

          Originally Posted by belledame 

          Another question..... has anyone heard of Alain Hottat? He's a photographer in Jamaica. His website is Jamaicashoots.com. I found his name while searching Jamaican photographers; I emailed him and got some very reasonable prices. He just sent his price list in the email. He does not have a formal price list like all other photographers I've contacted. His pictures look pretty good (there's not a big wedding gallery on there)  but I don't want to chance it, especially if there's no feed back from former clients.



           


          Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, Runaway Bay - January 18, 2012

          #2976 belledame

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            Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:12 PM

            Hello Ladies.... Below is a private message I received in my inbox. I have no idea who this person is. He/she has one post ( but when searched I can't find it, so I assume it's hidden or deleted) I'm very creeped out by this. I blocked this person (i say person because i have no idea if it's a male or female). I also reported this person's message to the moderator. Is this a common thing that happens of this forum? I assume this is probably a troll, a creep/pervert. Posts your thoughts......

             

            Hello

            Conversation between

            elvirebaby
            Today at 4:58 am


            Hello
            My name is Miss Elvire,i saw your profile today and after going through it, i fill more interested to contact you ,i will like you to please send me an email at my email address via (elvirebaby76@yahoo.com) for me to send you my pics and to tell you more about me. then from here we can move on.I will be waiting for your reply on my email address above.thanks
            Elvire .via(elvirebaby76@yahoo.com)

             



            #2977 belledame

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              Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:14 PM

              @ Ashley & JayKay

               

              I tried searching Alain Hottat on this forum and found nothing. I'm very skeptical, and definitely won't even think about using his services.



              #2978 JayKay

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              Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:48 PM

              I was really skeptical when searching for a Jamaican photographer.  I probably researched for about three weeks straight before we settled on a photographer.  I wanted to make sure we were getting a decent photographer, not just someone who says they are a photographer.  We are using Merrick Cousley.  Check him out, we think his photos are amazing!

               

              Originally Posted by belledame 

              @ Ashley & JayKay

               

              I tried searching Alain Hottat on this forum and found nothing. I'm very skeptical, and definitely won't even think about using his services.



               



              #2979 JayKay

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              Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:49 PM

              Thats really strange.  I can say I have never receieved anything like this.  Good for you for reporting it!

               

              Originally Posted by belledame 

              Hello Ladies.... Below is a private message I received in my inbox. I have no idea who this person is. He/she has one post ( but when searched I can't find it, so I assume it's hidden or deleted) I'm very creeped out by this. I blocked this person (i say person because i have no idea if it's a male or female). I also reported this person's message to the moderator. Is this a common thing that happens of this forum? I assume this is probably a troll, a creep/pervert. Posts your thoughts......

               

              Hello

              Conversation between

              elvirebaby
              Today at 4:58 am


              Hello
              My name is Miss Elvire,i saw your profile today and after going through it, i fill more interested to contact you ,i will like you to please send me an email at my email address via (elvirebaby76@yahoo.com) for me to send you my pics and to tell you more about me. then from here we can move on.I will be waiting for your reply on my email address above.thanks
              Elvire .via(elvirebaby76@yahoo.com)

               



               



              #2980 ashley490

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                Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:21 PM

                That's super weird!!  I've never received anything like that since being on this forum for almost a year.  Sounds like you did the right thing by reporting it  :)

                 

                Originally Posted by belledame 

                Hello Ladies.... Below is a private message I received in my inbox. I have no idea who this person is. He/she has one post ( but when searched I can't find it, so I assume it's hidden or deleted) I'm very creeped out by this. I blocked this person (i say person because i have no idea if it's a male or female). I also reported this person's message to the moderator. Is this a common thing that happens of this forum? I assume this is probably a troll, a creep/pervert. Posts your thoughts......

                 

                Hello

                Conversation between

                elvirebaby
                Today at 4:58 am


                Hello
                My name is Miss Elvire,i saw your profile today and after going through it, i fill more interested to contact you ,i will like you to please send me an email at my email address via (elvirebaby76@yahoo.com) for me to send you my pics and to tell you more about me. then from here we can move on.I will be waiting for your reply on my email address above.thanks
                Elvire .via(elvirebaby76@yahoo.com)

                 



                 


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