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#4601 FutureKeese22

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    Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:57 AM

    Does anyone have the fax number? I have 876-670-8646 and it isn't working...I really want to get these documents faxed before 12. Thank you! :-)



    #4602 FutureKeese22

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      Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

      I don't feel comfortable with the resort photographer being in my room. They can be at the ceremony if they want, but I don't want them in the way of my friend who will be taking my pictures. My photographer said she has never paid for a vendors fee at any destination wedding she has done. She said we shouldn't have to pay since she is a paying guest and is staying for 3 nights plus! She said if it comes down to it she will pay the $800, but I still think it is BS. We have to pay for many other things...I just don't understand. But, I will be putting a stop to the resort photographer being in my room...that is my privacy and I heard the resort photographer is not good at all. Sorry to sound rude, but this is one of the most important days of my life and I don't need any extra stress that day. :-)



      #4603 swtng

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        Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

        Originally Posted by charmed517 

        I had my wedding booked for the Riu but its now looking like I might have to change to the bahia because there are no direct flights from st. john's to jamaica before march 16th other then air canada and the riu doesn't deal with air canada! All the information i've been reading here makes me a bit nervous though- sounds like people have been having a lot of problems- we have a friend coming with us who's a photographer and is going to take our pictures- do we have to pay an extra 800$ vendor fee for someone we're already paying to have there???

        I got this email from the resort photographer.  You can email them your questions.

         


        photoweddingbpjam@arrecifestudio.com

        This is an agreement of exclusivity between Arrecife Studio and Gran Bahia Principe Resort it’s applied to all of its different services.

        Sorry for the inconvenience we may cause; but please inform us if you have a local or international Videographer or Photographer.

        Photo Service:  If a guest brings a professional photographer local or international, the photographer (not the guest) must pay US$ 800 fee because of the Photo service exclusivity breakage between the both above mentioned companies.

        Video Service: If a guest brings a professional Videographer local or international, the Videographer (not the guest) must pay US$ 200.00 fee because of the Video service exclusivity breakage between the both above mentioned companies.

         

         

        We want to make clear that this fee is not for the client it’s for the photographer or Videographer, who is making business in a resort that has an exclusivity agreement with our company.

         

         

        If you need any further assistance do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you and let us know in advance.  

         

        Kindest Regards,



        #4604 tram13

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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:13 AM

          Originally Posted by FutureKeese22 

          I don't feel comfortable with the resort photographer being in my room. They can be at the ceremony if they want, but I don't want them in the way of my friend who will be taking my pictures. My photographer said she has never paid for a vendors fee at any destination wedding she has done. She said we shouldn't have to pay since she is a paying guest and is staying for 3 nights plus! She said if it comes down to it she will pay the $800, but I still think it is BS. We have to pay for many other things...I just don't understand. But, I will be putting a stop to the resort photographer being in my room...that is my privacy and I heard the resort photographer is not good at all. Sorry to sound rude, but this is one of the most important days of my life and I don't need any extra stress that day. :-)

          I feel the same way and am in the same boat as you.  I think you are getting married before I am. Please let me know how it works out!



          #4605 tram13

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            Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

            Originally Posted by Lola1974 

            Do you get a room upgrade when your the bride....and does anyone have the wedding pacakges that you can pick from.

            Thanks for any info.... We have our date April 3 2014.   :) :)

            Hi!

             

            I believe that I might have the package information you are asking for.  My travel agent sent it to me.  I have attached it here.  If you can't open it for whatever reason, just PM me your e-mail address and I will gladly send it to you!  I think you might also be able to find this information on their website.

             

             

             

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            #4606 Jamaica2014

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              Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

              I don't feel comfortable with the resort photographer being in my room. They can be at the ceremony if they want, but I don't want them in the way of my friend who will be taking my pictures. My photographer said she has never paid for a vendors fee at any destination wedding she has done. She said we shouldn't have to pay since she is a paying guest and is staying for 3 nights plus! She said if it comes down to it she will pay the $800, but I still think it is BS. We have to pay for many other things...I just don't understand. But, I will be putting a stop to the resort photographer being in my room...that is my privacy and I heard the resort photographer is not good at all. Sorry to sound rude, but this is one of the most important days of my life and I don't need any extra stress that day. :-)

              I agree...you should have the right to say that you don't want your pictures taken by the resort...if you don't consent they shouldn't be able to take pictures. I am going to make this clear during my meeting with Chandlyn. This is your day...the last thing you need is some random resort photogrpher causing a scene at the ceremony, etc. Because he isn't taking pics!

              #4607 Jamaica2014

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                Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

                I got this email from the resort photographer.  You can email them your questions. photoweddingbpjam@arrecifestudio.com This is an agreement of exclusivity between Arrecife Studio and Gran Bahia Principe Resort it’s applied to all of its different services. Sorry for the inconvenience we may cause; but please inform us if you have a local or international Videographer or Photographer. Photo Service:  If a guest brings a professional photographer local or international, the photographer (not the guest) must pay US$ 800 fee because of the Photo service exclusivity breakage between the both above mentioned companies. Video Service: If a guest brings a professional Videographer local or international, the Videographer (not the guest) must pay US$ 200.00 fee because of the Video service exclusivity breakage between the both above mentioned companies. We want to make clear that this fee is not for the client it’s for the photographer or Videographer, who is making business in a resort that has an exclusivity agreement with our company. If you need any further assistance do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you and let us know in advance.   Kindest Regards,

                This is ridiculous...they cannot prevent a friend of yours from taking pictures...and they most definitely cannot charge you $800 for it. If they hassle my friend who has offered to take pics...there are going to be some unkind words exchanged, lol!

                #4608 charmed517

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                  Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

                  wow thats ridiculous! The resort photographer shouldn't have the right to insist on following you around- especially into your room! And 800$ is an insane vendor fee. If the bahia principe allows this then I don't think I even want to book there...definitely a major turn off



                  #4609 soontobeawalsh

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                  Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

                  I have talked (emailed) Stephany about this and she said that the resort photographers cannot go in your room if you don't want them to.  They just want to sell you the biggest package they offer which includes the pre-ceremony photos in your room. If you say you do not want them they will be at the ceremony only. 

                  Hopefully this helps!!



                  #4610 tram13

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                    Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

                    I wonder...can you ask that they (the resort photographers) not be there at all?






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