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Originally Posted by TheWolferts View Post

 

 

AllieH- I am pretty sure that there are restrictions of Royale guests using poolside chairs and swimup bars on the Casitas side. They generally dont enforce it, but I believe they can. I have read reviews that of people being asked to leave the Casitas pools, but I believe the resort only used that card because the guests were being too rowdy.

I don't believe there are any restrictions on using the poolside chairs or swimup bar's on the Casita side. When we stayed our first time we were on the Royale side and used the casita pool because it was closer and when we were married we were at the casita's and our guest's were on the Royale side and they never said anything, that's strange. 

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I don't believe there are any restrictions on using the poolside chairs or swimup bar's on the Casita side. When we stayed our first time we were on the Royale side and used the casita pool because it was closer and when we were married we were at the casita's and our guest's were on the Royale side and they never said anything, that's strange. 
Let me clarify. As a Royale guest you are welcome to use the facilities on the Casitias side- pools, beach , bars, restaurants, etc. However, the rule is you are technically not allowed to use the padded lounge chairs by the Casitias pools, or the beach beds reserved for Casitias guests. I don't think the resort enforces it much, but that is the policy!

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Originally Posted by mstigger View Post

 

That's awesome. Caribe has really done nothing for me. In fact I haven't even contacted them directly.

I did ask for a mixed package and they were not willing to do anything special.

I may need to look at changing if this is the case.

 

We had Sarani for our wedding and she is totally worth it!!! She was willing to get in the ocean to get the perfect shot of us!!! She did a really good job and from the previews that she showed me I can not wait to get my final proofs!

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We used Caribe and absolutely loved them! Our budget for photography wasn't very big so we only paid to have a photographer for an hour and a half. Like you, we only had 16 guests and the time we booked was plenty for our group. Caribe lets you choose when your session begins and we had them start from the beginning of the ceremony so we could be sure to get lots of pictures on the beach with everyone. I really wanted pre-ceremony photos of the bridal parties getting ready so we used my dad's Nikon and had a family member who takes good photos get those shots for us. After the ceremony, while the photographer was taking shots of of just my husband and I, my dad stood behind the photographer with his camera and took the same shots. Surprisingly, the photographer didn't say anything. Our photographer was Santos and he was so professional and funny. He was very creative with poses and was very open to doing shots I had found on Pinterest. It was so hot on our wedding day and he was dressed in nice kahki pants and a dress shirt. He had to have been miserably hot but he never once complained! Our wedding was on Saturday and on the following Thursday he had our photos ready. He offered to photoshop them and send them to us by mail for an additional cost but after seeing them in person we were happy with how they already were. The package we purchased came with so many prints of different sizes and we were so surprised to receive those prints in a beautiful wood photo album that looks hand made.

 

Here are some of our pictures from Caribe -

 

 

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These are great!!!

Thank you so much for sharing. I feel much better about my choice now and I did go with a bit larger package in order to have more time for my photo booth type pics and the donkey.

I am getting married at the same gazebo! YAY!!! You have really eased my mind. 8 weeks to go and I am SOOOO excited.

Originally Posted by ONEILL12 View Post

 

We used Caribe and absolutely loved them! Our budget for photography wasn't very big so we only paid to have a photographer for an hour and a half. Like you, we only had 16 guests and the time we booked was plenty for our group. Caribe lets you choose when your session begins and we had them start from the beginning of the ceremony so we could be sure to get lots of pictures on the beach with everyone. I really wanted pre-ceremony photos of the bridal parties getting ready so we used my dad's Nikon and had a family member who takes good photos get those shots for us. After the ceremony, while the photographer was taking shots of of just my husband and I, my dad stood behind the photographer with his camera and took the same shots. Surprisingly, the photographer didn't say anything. Our photographer was Santos and he was so professional and funny. He was very creative with poses and was very open to doing shots I had found on Pinterest. It was so hot on our wedding day and he was dressed in nice kahki pants and a dress shirt. He had to have been miserably hot but he never once complained! Our wedding was on Saturday and on the following Thursday he had our photos ready. He offered to photoshop them and send them to us by mail for an additional cost but after seeing them in person we were happy with how they already were. The package we purchased came with so many prints of different sizes and we were so surprised to receive those prints in a beautiful wood photo album that looks hand made.

 

Here are some of our pictures from Caribe -

 

 

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700

 

700

 

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Originally Posted by Feb2013 View Post

 

We had Sarani for our wedding and she is totally worth it!!! She was willing to get in the ocean to get the perfect shot of us!!! She did a really good job and from the previews that she showed me I can not wait to get my final proofs!

I can't wait to see them!!! She truly does do anything, My husband even laughed because she fell off the chair trying to get a shot. How did everything go? Congrats again!!!! :)

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Ok... so I need an opinion from you ladies.  Originally I was hoping for 30ish people now it's looking like 16 tops.  I have Tuscanes reserved already, but now with so many less people I'm afraid the space will be too big.  I'm starting to think that maybe dinner on the beach might be better.  Does anybody have any opinions on this for me?  Without having been there I'm not really sure which would be better.  I just don't want the evening to feel like I'm forcing anything.  Thoughts?

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Are you having a DJ/dancing? If so, a hard surface might be better. Any other restaurants available? We're having 21 (including us) and having ours at Health Bar.

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Originally Posted by jnitschke View Post

 

Ok... so I need an opinion from you ladies.  Originally I was hoping for 30ish people now it's looking like 16 tops.  I have Tuscanes reserved already, but now with so many less people I'm afraid the space will be too big.  I'm starting to think that maybe dinner on the beach might be better.  Does anybody have any opinions on this for me?  Without having been there I'm not really sure which would be better.  I just don't want the evening to feel like I'm forcing anything.  Thoughts?

I think that whatever you do will look beautiful. We had 4 tables and a sweetheart table with only 30 all together and i felt like they space was perfect. I don't think tuscanes will be to big, I just liked the fact the pool and bathroom was right next to la isla (spelling). So it works out great. I am sure they will space it out perfectly to fit your needs. We had space on the side and towards the front for dancing. Just depends on what you are doing. Here is a picture.... Hope this kind of helps.

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