Miss Jali, yes I booked with liberty and a big reason why was because my guests were able to put a $50 deposit down and pay it lil by lil which was a huge benefit. They crossed referenced their prices with the barcelo prices so my guests got the early booking rates. I found that cheap carribean.com was only a few dollars cheaper in most cases to what liberty quoted. Also although I did my own StD they offer free personalized ones to all brides and includes the TA contact info. Of course airfare had to be paid in full and I would highly suggest if flying out of NY jumped on anything you see less than $500 rt. I saw airfare for $480 back in November and regretfully didn't jump on it and it cost me nearly $200 more per ticket!
Mvee: they don't allow outside vendors without paying a $1300 fee. You can however bring your photographer with you as long as they are staying at the resort and counted as a guest. They are contracted with Tropical Pictures and you can ck em out on FB. They do allow you to bring your own decorations and offer both buffet and side down dinners. Buffet is what is typically included in the package n the played is at an additional cost. I did a site visit and for me I loved that the resort had so much to offer and was super family friendly. We have a 2 year old so this was important to us. Also everything was well maintained and the grounds were beautiful. The WC was very nice and knowledgable, oh and the resort was one of the more affordable ones on my list. Good luck and happy planning:)