Originally Posted by cgeris
Thank you for all of that information! A few questions for you:
-How long did it take you to get a response from them regarding them approving you to work at the resort?
-Can I ask what the amount of the fee is?
-I've asked about an approved outside vendor list and they continue to avoid the question. Very frustrating!
I am trying to get a photographer for only a couple of hours (2-3 hours) and it just doesn't make sense to me that they need to have a room booked for that short of a time. The photography packages they offer on the resort are SO expensive based on the amount of photographs and time you get from them. Any tips you can give me on what I should specifically ask, request, or be firm with them about would be helpful!
How long to get that response, 4 years. Seriously, its been a wash because they don't think outside the box. After our recent celebrity wedding with Trish Suhr at Le Blanc, I finally got in touch with the corporate director of events and asked why they weren't cooperating with our clients, it was just a very bad marketing decision...so, things changed for the good
The Fee...Not sure, you will have to contact the resort directly, because there are so many Palace resorts and their policies may differ a little. Getting a room there, very very not necessary for us.
The fee's are likely: 1. A penalty for not using their magical photo studio, whatever the name of it is. 2. Daypasses for 2 photographers
A list from them...likely doubtful it will ever be published. 1. They actually have a pretty good business model of doing everytihng IN house or through their vendors, financially it makes more sense for them to do that. I'm just guessing here, but i'm likely thinking they won't publish a list like this... its only when a vendor with our kind of credentials steps up and sweeps away the nonsense does the ball actually get rolling.
If you want to hire del Sol or La luna there, just let us know what your contract number is and we will forward it to them. NO need to stress or worry any other way about your outside photographer vendor.
For all the other outside vendors, I'm very sorry but Palace is likely going to continue to be a tad special. Just know, ALL the outside vendors we have worked with and recommend, we have seen working along side us when we do weddings in any palace spot... Cool?