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#3571 pask454

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    Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

    Its perfect!

    I hope someone can answer this question for me. Im bringing a photographer with me from home, and he was wondering if he will need a working Visa to take pictures there, apparently they do in Mexico.



    #3572 JayKay

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    Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

    I wouldn't think they would need a working visa unless they will be doing photographs from a resident of Jamaica.  If they are only coming to do your pictures then Im pretty sure you dont need one as they will be accepting payment from you only and not technically making an income from Jamaican people.

    Originally Posted by pask454 

    Its perfect!

    I hope someone can answer this question for me. Im bringing a photographer with me from home, and he was wondering if he will need a working Visa to take pictures there, apparently they do in Mexico.

     

     



    #3573 IrieBride

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      Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

       

      Originally Posted by pask454 

      IrieBride -- I live in Sarnia, which is 10 min away from Port Huron, Michigan! Im so close to the states, thats where alot of my wedding OOT things are going to come from. So obviously I will be going to Port Huron. I hope I get a clear head -- and not more confused!!!

       

      FutureKeese -- That dress is amazing!!!! Congrats!!!

       

      ahh cool - been to birchwood run myself many times ;)   (i grew up in london)   - ps what is OOT? haha thanks



      #3574 IrieBride

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        Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

         

        Originally Posted by JayKay 

        They do have dinner bars at the snack bar.  It right near the ocean but isnt on the beach, if that clarifys that.  The beach is man made and pretty rocky.  If you are hoping for fine white sand its not like that at all.  More like a hard sand if that makes any sense.  The gazebo is pretty private.  That being said there were people who were sitting in their beach chairs along the walk way to the gazebo, but they were far enough away that it didnt bother me.  There were some people standing by the walls by the pool watching but once again they are really far away.  Its more private then most places I have seen.

         

         

         

        Thanks JayKay - it seems really no resort is perfect... it's tough to decide which can meet most of your wishes! thanks, Sarah



        #3575 Stay cee1

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          Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

          Hi FutureKeese22,

          I received a PDF file from Chandlyn for the flowers via Tai Flora which I have been looking through ( I can send you a copy if you would like..just PM me your email address).  Also after 2 weeks of sending an email to Tia Flora...I have heard nothing.  I do plan to check out Jan's flowers and see what they are offering.  OMG..congrats on finding and purchasing your wedding dress...!!  I'm still looking and hope to narrow down my search by late June.  The tulle I will be bringing myself as I'm sure it will be cheaper, and I'm going to Micheal's this weekend to see what I could find in terms of silk flowers.



          #3576 lcamer

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            Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

            FutureKeese22, LOVE that dress! It's gorgeous!! I can't wait to go shopping with my mum and maid of honor and try stuff on . . . I think I have my heart set on one already, but that won't stop me from trying a bazillion of them on anyway just to make sure!!

            #3577 Natalie2012

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              Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:16 AM

               

              Originally Posted by IrieBride 

               

               

              Hi Natalie-congrats on your recent nuptials!! Great photos! I am considering this hotel for July 2013. Do you know what the beach ceremony site is like? Also I am reading mixed reviews on the beach in general-is it decent?? We'd also like to have dinner after the ceremony on the beach - do you know if that is a possibility at GBP? Thanks so much, Sarah!

               

              Hi Sarah...I didn't see any beach ceremonies while I was there...The gazebo was the popular choice...it was beautiful! Not sure about reception dinner on the beach...it wasn't a choice for us...however we did have a romantic dinner for 2 on the beach...which was awesome:) And I thought the beach was amazing...you just have to walk a bit more to the left...I loved every part of my wedding and am so happy I chose this resort!!



              #3578 IrieBride

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                Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

                Thanks Natalie- good to hear!



                #3579 pask454

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                  Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

                  IrieBride - OOT = out of town bags



                  #3580 lcamer

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                    Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

                    One thing that has really bothered me lately is the rise in vendor fee for photographers to $800 if we're not using Digipix. I mentioned this to my travel agent the other day and she was very surprised and said she was going to mention it to the tour operators as she thought they may not be impressed by such a restrictive policy. I read on another thread that Misha Earle covered the vendor fee and day passes required in her fee - but the vendor fee for the hotel being mentioned was $100, not $800, so I'm not sure she'd be quite as eager to do that for GBPJ brides. I know this change is fairly recent, but I'll be interested to see how this pans out - whether more brides will start using Digipix or whether people will book elsewhere. I know for me, photos are HUGE and I want a photographer that is more photojournalistic than pose-y.




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