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#131 nmurch

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    Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:10 PM

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    Originally Posted by MrsC-to-Be
    Hi there! Wow yes Our is 1pm at the Palace.

    I see you're looking for someone to share a photographer? do you already have one picked out? we're not sure we're looking to do that- but let me know the details/costs and I'll see

    any word on how the barcelo photographers are?
    i've heard poor things about the 'foto carribe' which is the hotel photographers... if you want to book an outside photographer you need to purchase them 1roomx2 nights... thats the only way that the hotel allows external photographers...

    not sure if anyone has mentioned this site yet

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    jan 11 cant come soon enough...

    #132 surprise_its_taken

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      Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:34 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by MrsC-to-Be
      Hi there! Wow yes Our is 1pm at the Palace.

      I see you're looking for someone to share a photographer? do you already have one picked out? we're not sure we're looking to do that- but let me know the details/costs and I'll see

      any word on how the barcelo photographers are?
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by nmurch
      i've heard poor things about the 'foto carribe' which is the hotel photographers... if you want to book an outside photographer you need to purchase them 1roomx2 nights... thats the only way that the hotel allows external photographers...

      not sure if anyone has mentioned this site yet

      Unofficial Barcelo Maya - Index
      Yes, I am looking for someone to share with. I am kind of looking at someone from my area, but haven't made any decisions yet. Was also thinking of using Sascha Gluck, but if I can bring someone whose work I like as much or more for the same cost then I would prefer to do that. I'm not sure how sharing would work out with us though MrsC, since our ceremonies are only an hour apart. :)

      I have checked out the Unnoficial Barcelo Maya Forum, actually I have a post on there too about sharing a photog! There have been reviews and comments on there and in this forum about Foto Caribbean (or Photo Caribbean) and a lot of them haven't been flattering. There was one bride whose photos they lost and then tried to pass off stills from the video as the pictures!

      I can't say there haven't been good reviews because there are some, but I find personally, strictly my own taste, that most of their work looks amateur and cheesy and not worth what they charge for it. I have relatives with nice cameras who could take the same photo quality for way less money.

      I also don't appreciate that Barcelo makes you pay either a $300 outside vendor fee or a one or two night stay for a local professional photographer to come in. They do hundreds of weddings a year, you'd think they would offer a better photography option for such an important event.

      Sorry, that was a bit of a rant!

      #133 Daily2011

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        Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:48 AM

        Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. I am progressing in the planning! I think we have picked out invitations and STD's. Now if I can get the FI to get me his list of invitees we will be doing well. He is scheduled to be home this weekend and should be around for at least a week (he travels for work) so I might be able to corner him.

        Dress is bought and shoes are as well. I am on a diet and trying to work out more.

        When he is home I was going to see if we can get someone to take some pictures to use on our STD's. I am also thinking about the registry, photography, and "theme" of the wedding.

        How about all of you?

        #134 debbmach

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          Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

          I've sent out my STD's this past January, we just got our group rate last week so the last of the invites are going out today (FI and I are making them ourselves), my dress has been bought, & photographer has her deposit. Next is to find FI's outfit and for the wedding party. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made and now that people can book I'm really excited to see who will actually be coming!
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          58 people booked...and counting!!!

          #135 nmurch

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            Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by debbmach
            I've sent out my STD's this past January, we just got our group rate last week so the last of the invites are going out today (FI and I are making them ourselves), my dress has been bought, & photographer has her deposit. Next is to find FI's outfit and for the wedding party. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made and now that people can book I'm really excited to see who will actually be coming!

            so exciting! ur wedding is a day before mine......i'm right at the same place as ur are . send my STD in January, got my dress, shoes, FI attire, our rings, got the group rate booked and my invites are gonig out this weekend!

            What kinda prices did u get for your group rate? what TA ar you using??
            jan 11 cant come soon enough...

            #136 debbmach

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              Posted 13 May 2010 - 06:47 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by nmurch
              so exciting! ur wedding is a day before mine......i'm right at the same place as ur are . send my STD in January, got my dress, shoes, FI attire, our rings, got the group rate booked and my invites are gonig out this weekend!

              What kinda prices did u get for your group rate? what TA ar you using??
              i got a group rate of $1416/person leaving from Toronto and it's a bit more for family leaving from Halifax. We're going with the Flight Centre. My sister in law is a manager there. I'm so excited!!!
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              58 people booked...and counting!!!

              #137 nmurch

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                Posted 25 May 2010 - 08:15 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by debbmach
                i got a group rate of $1416/person leaving from Toronto and it's a bit more for family leaving from Halifax. We're going with the Flight Centre. My sister in law is a manager there. I'm so excited!!!
                1 week i got 1650
                2 weeks i got 2390

                but i got them down from like 2700 so THATS good. i'm glad that i still get the 1 time price adjustment .. that will help alot!
                jan 11 cant come soon enough...

                #138 surprise_its_taken

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                  Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:35 PM

                  Hello ladies! How's the planning going for everyone? It's been quiet on here for a couple weeks, so hopefully everything is ok.

                  Is anyone planning on having their reception out on the beach? I'm trying to decide if it's worth the upgrade to have it out there. Do you think it might be too cool or windy or buggy?

                  #139 pina13

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                    Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:15 PM

                    Hi Ladies!

                    I am so new to this site, I can barely figure out how to use it.
                    **Sigh** i should read the threads with instructions!!

                    i will be getting married at the Barcelo Maya Palace...January 15th. Wedding ceremony is booked for 5pm. I am hoping for the Gazebo but I see Daily2011...you have it booked for 4pm.


                    Daily2011: I don't want to interupt your day...but do you think 1 hour is enough for your party?
                    Let me know!
                    :)

                    #140 jodieP

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                      Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:09 PM

                      Hi there ladies,

                      Just thought I would stop by too and see how everyone is getting along with the planning!!

                      Jodie.xx
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