Originally Posted by Kara80
Does anyone have any money saving tips or advise when it comes to using the resort photographer?
I'm going with the middle wedding package. It includes one hour of photo time. Each additional hour is $99. I'm trying to decide if I want to pay the extra time? I do want a CD of pictuers so that I can make my own wedding album and video when I get back.
Any advise for previous brides is helpful!
I was considering adding an extra hour but ended up not to. We had the middle package too (Eternity). He came to my room about 10 min before (I had said I didn't need "getting ready" pics but he showed anyway and I'm glad because I got some beautiful pics of me and my sis) and took some pics of me and my sis and then took pics during the whole ceremony and family and our bridal photos afterwards. I got the feeling the time didn't matter much, it wasn't as he was checking the time or anything. When we and he felt that we were done with our bridal photos is when we stopped. They take a ton of photos and you get to see them all, you can buy as many as you would like in addition to the photos included in the package (we did) and they will negotiate the price with you. We loved our photos and the resort photographers are great and very friendly and helpful!!!! They also gave us a photo book (they are mailing it to us) with our pick of photos and put together a slideshow with pics and music for us. I highly recommend them!!!
Originally Posted by irishdonna
I'm getting the divine package and was just planning on using the flowers incl in the package, is anyone else doing this? It seems like everyone is using outside vendors. I Don't plan on doing much add ons with the package and was wondering if anyone could tell me what is good to add on because i'm seriously horrible at this type of stuff =( I'm bringing my friend who is my photographer so they are giving me extra DJ time for the swap. Also, i'm getting married december 2nd, i have my dress and i think i know what colors i want...i have the wedding package and spot saved but thats it! Am i behind in planning? should i be panic mode? lol like i said, i'm horribe at this =S
I only used the flowers included in the Eternity package and they were beautiful!! They did not look like the picture and when I mentioned that they offered to redo my whole bouquet. I said thanks but no thanks, since it wasn't that important to me and the bouquet was beautiful anyway. Now, looking back at the pics I'm happy I didn't.
Here is my best advice: This forum is great! BUT don't let it get you into panic mode. We moved to another state, had to find a new home and I started a new job 2 months before the wedding so needless to say I didn't have much time to plan the wedding. Believe me, you don't need it, unless you are a*al on what you want. The wedding coordinators have everything under control and a lot of things can be decided (and are easier to) when you are there. I got my dress 2 weeks before the wedding