Melia Caribe and Outside Photographers?
Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:40 PM
FYI, the WC from melia said there would just be a day pass fee and nothing else, but the "romance guide" she sent me said that there would be an additional fee. I just don't want there to be issues the week i get there and lose my deposit with my outside photographer.
Also, if you have any info on how the bar works with the tropical fairy tale package reception that would be great. I heard 2 hrs of open bar is included but then i keep reading about a set up fee.
Thanks for all of your help...this forum has been fabulous.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:51 AM
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 01:40 PM
"Please find attached important information regarding future use of hotel facilities for Picture and video services.
If there is any question please fell free to contact me.
Juan Carlos Peralta
Groups & Conventions Director.
Meli¡ Caribe Tropical
B¡varo I Punta Cana I Dominican Republic
Tel: + 809 - 221 1290 ext- 6209 I Fax: + 809 - 688 6589
Melia Caribe Tropical Resort | Punta Cana All Inclusive Resorts, Dominican Republic
Please note that as of May 1st 2009 any photographer that decides to work with any of our guests and use our hotel venue and or premises for commercial Photographs and or Video will need to purchase a mandatory lease of copyright.
This right will be granted on a day to day basis and should be acquired Prior to the Photo shoot. Price for each copyright lease is granted @ US$ 1,000. Please note that this right will only be granted and should only be paid by photographers who wish to use our premises for income purposes. This charge is NOT part nor will it be presented to our guests only
companies ahor receive an income out of the use of our ground for visual images.
If you have any confirmed weddings up until this date please forward these names to us in order to wave this amount as exceptions. For any new business after the receipt of this message, please take into account this price will be mandatory and take it into account before you present any price or quotation of services to Melia Caribe Tropical wedding Guests."
I do not know what really happened since then, but like others suggest, ask about it before you make your decision.
They say it is a charge to the photographer, not the couple, but as pay the photographer does not include this within the budget provided for the wedding?
Juan Guzman/Destination Wedding Photography
Posted 03 January 2010 - 11:40 PM
Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:22 PM
I contacted Photo Souvenir and they did mention the fee. If you have an email from your wedding coordinator stating you would only have to pay a day pass I would keep that on file for sure and reconfirm it. They would have to honor it if that were the case.
This photograher fee issue has really turned out to be a PIA, and I'm not sure I would have chosen Melia if I had known this at the time I booked the resort. I feel like I should not have to pay it since we booked the resort/wedding date before the fee was put into effect. Hope you get it figured out!!!
Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:45 PM
If your photographer is staying at the resort,there are no additional fees.
If you are bringing an outside photographer to shoot your wedding just for 1 day, then you will need to pay a $95 day fee.
I think $1,000 rumors started from photographers who were inquiring about photographing at the resort and perhaps the Sales Rep thought it was for commercial purposes. This fee may apply if you start selling your images as fine art,etc to everyone else.
Hopefully this info helps a bit
Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:26 PM
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