Tris - We booked Paula & Damian from Sungold as well! I absolutely love their work! My fiance almost choked when I told him their price (lol!) but I thought it was worth it. I find that although their upfront costs are more the "after price" is minimal which can be opposite for other photographers. My goal was to find a photographer who could give me beautiful pictures that last a lifetime, and I'm positive they'll deliver on that. I'm wondering if you could also send me the info from tai flora? If you can I'll PM you my email address.
I'm also wondering what restaurant everyone else is using for their dinner reception following the ceremony? I've read lots of great reviews about Don Pablo's but haven't really seen much on the other options.
Originally Posted by tris
Don't worry about Beverly... emails usually take a while, she's a super busy woman. She will get back to you. If it's been more than 2 weeks and she hasn't I'd resend it with the subject line: "PLEASE RESPOND" (that's worked for me, haha).
We're using Sungold Associates for our wedding. Photography was super important to me and I wouldn't be happy with 10 shots from the resort photog. We're paying $2500 for our photo package which includes 8 hrs on the wedding day with 2 photographers, plus a 2 hours trash the dress the next day. Out of it we get all of the digital images edited on a DVD (YAY!). It's expensive, but to me it's worth it. I haven't heard anything about vendor fees as of yet but when I mentioned to Beverly that we were hiring an outside photog she was completely fine with it.
If you PM me your email I can send you the flower info from tai flora. I know some brides have gone to other florists but I'm fine with Tai. We get a free boquet & bout so all the flowers for our wedding (including corsages for the moms & grandmas, & bouts for the dads & gramps) is $200. We're bringing our own centerpieces down with us.
I've seen some pics with the wedding on the beach and it's done right beside the gazebo. I originally wanted the beach, but when I saw the gazebo I changed my mind
Originally Posted by acw271011
Wow - all the info here is great. I'm like 2drswed. relatively new to the site but have been lurking. we've finally decided on GBPJ for nov 16, 2011. I sent Beverly an email last tuesday (feb 1st) and still haven't had a reply. an opinion on whether I should re-email? I'm getting a little worried. who has had to make a deposit and who hasn't??? I've seen mixed notes here. we're just waiting on our travel rates from Weddings by Oceans here in Toronto. our group will only be about 10 or 12 - second time around for both of us but I'm perfectly happy with a small group. I'm still real early planning stages but my big question is photography. the resort uses Digipix and I'm not sure I like what I see on their website. I saw soontobemrsdow say something about photography and taking their own. HELP????? cost, charges, fees, from where?? why did they give you a credit for bringing your own photographer - I heard something about paying a vendor's fee if you don't use the resort photographer??? any info would be super appreciated. we aren't looking to spend a ton of money because we've done this before, but I still want something nice. we're looking at the blissful love pkg, I think $1350. I've looked at the taiflora website and they have some nice stuff. does anyone know what style gets included with the resort pkg? I really want to "walk down the aisle" in flip flops so that's my plan. I love the gazebo but has anyone done the beach instead and how did it go????
thanks for whatever gets passed along!!