Non AI Brides: Speak Up! :)
Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:11 PM
I'm almost done sealing the deal with Hilton Los Cabos - Yay!, and I just thought I'd post a new thread for the few non-AI brides out there to find some questions and answers to help figure things out. So far, I've been gleaning this site for user insight and it's been amazingly helpful, especially because I'm probably not going to do a site visit.
Anyhoo, I do have my own agenda with this question
1. Do you cover your photographers meal expenses?
The one I'm using thought Hilton was an AI, she added additional cost for travel and time expenses when she found out meals were not included. She seems fine and fair, i.e. not shady, but I was just wondering what the norm was.
Please let me know and feel free to post your own questions and info.
It's been really helpful to read others' research work so I would like to return the favor. I recently looked up weather temps and hotel peak seasons, I will post that up soon.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:24 PM
Our photographer was from Cabo so I can't speak to that specifically, but it seems like some sort of per diem per day would be fair - after all the photographer is only there because of your wedding but others on the forum who brought photogs with them could answer this better (or other photogs that travel!).
For those who hire photographer on-site, I think brides should remember that even though it's a DW, they are still your vendors and if you would have fed them at home, why wouldn't you feed them there. The hilton had a vendor meal price for the reception and we fed our photographer and his assistant as well as the DJ and his assistant. Our DJ thanked us multiple times - the goodwill was beyond worth it.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:45 PM
Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:56 PM
bnbrmy, if you don't mind me asking, who is your photographer? Is is Juan Carlos or one of the suggested Hilton vendors?
I'm working with Tathiana, are you too? Don't mean to inundate you with questions, but thought maybe we can share notes :0)
Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:11 PM
Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:45 AM
Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:53 AM
Photog 1) food and shuttle or fee of $100
Photog 2) all meals, ground transportation, taxes and tips
Photog 3)no mention of extras, just hotel and air
Photography for us was very important. Unfortunately, when we were looking we didn't find anyone( at the time) to justify paying all of the extra money to bring to Aruba. We found a great person on the island and it all worked out. Definately do your research and look at all of the other costs. A splurge for an excellent photog is worth it though. Good luck!!
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