| Originally Posted by bigboponthebeach |
I'm so glad that someone understands my frustration. I know other brides have felt this way in the past.....but I haven't caught up enough on this thread yet to sense it. :-) I'm still on page #116 and they are still all concerned about the grand opening. :-)
It is just BEYOND frustration and I am a very free spirit and don't like to be restricted. I understand the need for insurance, liability, and work permits, but these restrictions are over the top. I can tell that they weren't made in our best interest but rather to maximize the profit of the resorts and hotels. I am by no means looking for a hand out or for anything free, and I am more than game to pay for all of the other ammenties of the resort, but the whole photographer thing just has my feathers ruffled! I won't be taking a DJ, a reception dinner, the flowers, or the centerpiece home with me.....but the photos, I will. So let ME pay for whom I choose. Grrrr.....it probably doesn't help that I'm totally PMS'ing. LOL
We read our contract and it states that we must pay $500 for an outside vendor. However, the photographer we love is not in the area, so we must pay for an overnight stay for her if we intend to utilize her services. It's a double edged sword that I must build a bridge and get over. Just not this afternoon. :-) LOL
We are contemplating relocating to another resort and forfeiting our deposit. I've been jumping around here and have read that MANY of the other resorts are imposing the same or similar fees, so we might just have to take this one on the chin and find positive energy in the other special selections.
We can support each other on this one. :-)
I, too, considered forfeiting my deposit and switching to a different resort. I actually posted about it on the Sensatori thread...read about 15 pages back and you'll see the other Azul Beach brides talking me down from my ledge In the end, I'm glad I didn't switch resorts, because everyone that has been married at AB just RAVES about their day, and the service, and the beach...to me, it's the perfect resort.
I would say...make a big fuss with your WC. Point out the specific section of the contract. Ask to speak with a manager. Do whatever you can.
In the end, my situation was satisfactorily resolved...can't go into details, as my wedding coordinator asked me not to, but I'm happy with the photographer I'm using.