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#4561 mkg51615

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    Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

    Does anyone have their welcome letter or guest itinerary that they wouldn't mind sending me?  I have started mine but want to make sure I am not forgetting anything.  It would be MUCH appreciated! 

     

    Also, have most of you made your own programs?  I have started making mine but am trying to figure out if these should be put in a basket at the ceremony for guests to grab themselves or have an usher or someone hand them out.  Any suggestions?

     

    Thanks!

     

    ebigge@yahoo.com


    I'm going with Sarani for our wedding in January.  I have heard AMAZING things about her and have seen other bride's photos from her and they have turned out great.  Even the wedding coordinator said everyone raves about Sarani and we will not be disappointed.  Unfortunately, she is the most expensive.  I think she is costing us $3900.  :(

     

    Does anyone have their welcome letter or guest itinerary that they wouldn't mind sending me?  I have started mine but want to make sure I am not forgetting anything.  It would be MUCH appreciated! 

     

    Also, have most of you made your own programs?  I have started making mine but am trying to figure out if these should be put in a basket at the ceremony for guests to grab themselves or have an usher or someone hand them out.  Any suggestions?

     

    Thanks!

     

    ebigge@yahoo.com


    I'm going with Sarani for our wedding in January.  I have heard AMAZING things about her and have seen other bride's photos from her and they have turned out great.  Even the wedding coordinator said everyone raves about Sarani and we will not be disappointed.  Unfortunately, she is the most expensive.  I think she is costing us $3900.  :(

     

    Does anyone have their welcome letter or guest itinerary that they wouldn't mind sending me?  I have started mine but want to make sure I am not forgetting anything.  It would be MUCH appreciated! 

     

    Also, have most of you made your own programs?  I have started making mine but am trying to figure out if these should be put in a basket at the ceremony for guests to grab themselves or have an usher or someone hand them out.  Any suggestions?

     

    Thanks!

     

    ebigge@yahoo.com


    I'm going with Sarani for our wedding in January.  I have heard AMAZING things about her and have seen other bride's photos from her and they have turned out great.  Even the wedding coordinator said everyone raves about Sarani and we will not be disappointed.  Unfortunately, she is the most expensive.  I think she is costing us $3900.  :(

     

    Thanks @ebigge! Did you book through Sarani directly? Or through your Lomas WC? Thanks! 



    #4562 ebigge

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    • Wedding Date:January 17, 2015
    • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale - Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:05 PM

    Thanks @ebigge! Did you book through Sarani directly? Or through your Lomas WC? Thanks! 

     @mkg51615 I booked with my Lomas WC.  For the package I chose there was a $500 deposit required.  I'm actually having Sarani as my photographer and another assistant will be with her.  She has a few other people that work for her and will do cheaper packages if you don't choose to have Sarani there.  I heard they are pretty good as well but I wanted her there so I chose the more expensive package.  She usually takes a day or two to confirm with your WC. 

     

    Here is her website if you want to check her out! :)

     

    http://www.saraniweddings.com/



    #4563 mkg51615

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      Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

       @mkg51615 I booked with my Lomas WC.  For the package I chose there was a $500 deposit required.  I'm actually having Sarani as my photographer and another assistant will be with her.  She has a few other people that work for her and will do cheaper packages if you don't choose to have Sarani there.  I heard they are pretty good as well but I wanted her there so I chose the more expensive package.  She usually takes a day or two to confirm with your WC. 

       

      Here is her website if you want to check her out! :)

       

      http://www.saraniweddings.com/

       

      Thanks so much @ebigge!



      #4564 jnitschke

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        Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:32 PM

        Go with Sarani.  Of all the things I spent money on I would trade them all to have double my photos with her.  My husband and I are even debating whether when we go back for our 2nd anniversary this spring to have her do a second shoot.  We loved them so much.  Mine were awesome.  I still look at them everyday, even a year and a half later.  She is so friendly and kind.  Her photos are amazing.  They look like some amazing photo spread in a bridal magazine.  Bright and vivid colors.   Everyone who has seen them has been blown away.  She knows EDR back to front and knows all the perfect places to get just the right shot.  Check out my profile and the photos I posted.  At one point I did a review with loads of pictures.

        Hi ladies,

         

        I am getting married at EDR on May 16, 2015. Does anyone have a photographer that they could recommend? I am not sure which preferred vendor to use. Thanks!



        #4565 NickiLynn1116

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        • Wedding Date:November 16, 2014
        • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale
        • LocationNew Jersey

        Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

        I booked Sarani as well.   She has 5 stars on every bridal website.  She is quick to respond as well.  I am so excited that I was able to book her for a full day for our wedding.  Good luck :)



        #4566 mkg51615

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          Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:28 AM

           Thanks @NickiLynn1116@jnitschke ! I really appreciate the feedback. I am waiting to confirm her availability. I am hoping she is available that day but if not, hopefully her associate photographers do a good job. 



          #4567 SoontobeMrsP2014

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          • Wedding Date:November 16, 2014

          Posted 28 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

           Thanks @NickiLynn1116@jnitschke ! I really appreciate the feedback. I am waiting to confirm her availability. I am hoping she is available that day but if not, hopefully her associate photographers do a good job. 

           

          I booked her associates and reviewed their portfolios ahead of time and was very pleased with their work so don't worry about it too much.

           

          @NickiLynn1116 - We have the same wedding date! Our coordinator is Claudia (I saw you mention yours hasn't been great) and she's been fantastic. Gets back to us within a day or two every time. Not sure if it's possible to switch, but I've been very happy. We're doing a beach ceremony (casita side in front of D'Italia) and a reception on the Generations pier. So excited and how fun to find someone with the same date!



          #4568 HancockBride

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          • Wedding Date:November 13, 2014
          • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale

          Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:54 AM

          @mkg51615 - We are getting married on pier at the generations  Nov 22, 2014. Coming up pretty soon! We are actually bringing flying in our own photographer and because we are able to use our free nights with our TA, we are actually able to get them for cheaper or the same price of a resort photographer but for 4 days!! Instead of the normal 2-4hrs on on the wedding day.  If maybe you have talk to the person that does your engagement photos maybe you can work out a deal with them. Even without our free nights, flying them in and paying for their stay is comparable in price to a resort photo package. 

           

          Plus you also avoid the outside vendor fee if they (the photographer) stay for 3 nights. Just another option to consider!

           

          Its pretty exciting, we have 10+ ppl plus our photographer on the same flight down so we are renting a party bus so we can all ride to airport together and kind of do pre and post pics of the whole wedding weekend!!



          #4569 NickiLynn1116

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          • Wedding Date:November 16, 2014
          • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale
          • LocationNew Jersey

          Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:36 PM

          @SoontobeMrsP2014 I heard many wonderful things about her associates.  You will not be let down.  I can't believer we have the same date!!  Too funny.  What time do you get married?  We are getting married at 4pm at Gazebo 55 and then our reception is at Tucanes Bar.  And I wish I could switch I heard great things about Claudia.  It took a month (LITERALLY) for my WC to confirm my hair and makeup appointments.



          #4570 LynseyP

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          • Wedding Date:April 24, 2015
          • Wedding Location:El Dorado Royale
          • LocationCalgary, Canada

          Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

          @ebigge , @amanda50388 , @NickiLynn1116 

           

          Thanks for the tips ladies! I moved my hair appointments earlier. Better to be done too early than late I'd say!






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