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Hi ladies,

 

I got married there at the end of April. I used DJ Doremixx (although Ivan/Doremixx himself was booked, so it was another DJ from within his company), I paid the $250 electricity fee and I was still able to save $ by using Doremixx. He also includes lighting, balloons, etc. so you get some extra's with him that the resort DJ doesn't provide. I couldn't find ANY info on the resort DJ so I was too nervous to use them. I made a big playlist in a word doc and sent it to the DJ a few weeks before the wedding - they played only songs that were on my playlist (they have a TON of music) so we were really happy with the DJ.

 

I used Styling Trio for my make-up and Adrian did a great job, I was really happy with it, and he is SO nice too, and speaks perfect English (I have heard the spa/salon does a good job, but they do not speak English well at all so sometimes it is hard to communicate what you want). If you are using the resort salon/spa I would recommend bringing pictures of exactly what you want. Adrian has a condo around the corner from the resort which is an option to not pay a vendor fee, but I just told Dulce (my 3 month out WC) that I had already put a deposit down with him and it was very important for me time-wise to not have to leave the resort, and I did not have to pay a fee.

 

I also used an outside florist and did not have to pay a fee (Laura from Premium Flores). Get it in writing if they agree to not charge an outside vendor fee.

 

Dulce is very nice, keep in mind they have multiple weddings a day there so sometimes she is a little slow to respond, sometimes she was quick sometimes slow, and just ask nicely for what you want. I got my wedding to go very late, used an outside florist and make-up artists and didn't pay a fee.. might have also helped we had 50 guests and I spent a lot of $ on decor through the resort's vendor (Zuniga).. but hey can't hurt to ask.. those fees are such BS but every resort does it now!

 

Good luck!

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Hi brides! Have any of you used Ocean Photo Studio (the preferred photogrpaher that the resort recommends)? I was comparing all the prices and they seem to be the most reasobly priced. Has anyone used them and loved their work? Are they easy to work with? Obviously, pictures are so important and i want them to be stunning, but we are also on a budget =/ Any help or advice would be much appreciated! :)

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HI Lynz!!

 

Sounds like I am doing all similar things to you. Want to hire Trio (Adriene) for hair and make-up also want to hire outside vendor because its sounding like they will be a bit cheaper? My coordinator is also Dulce. My wedding is not until Jan 25th so was wondering if you would mind sharing any tips on anything at all? At this point I am a bit confused? I know she doesn't actually start fully planning until we are 90 days out right? So, how is that all going for you? Any info would be so greatly appreciated :) If it is easier to chat over the phone I would love that? 

Thank you so so much for any advice since your wedding is coming up soon! Good luck with everything!!!

 

Andrea

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Originally Posted by ange82 View Post

 

HI Lynz!!

 

Sounds like I am doing all similar things to you. Want to hire Trio (Adriene) for hair and make-up also want to hire outside vendor because its sounding like they will be a bit cheaper? My coordinator is also Dulce. My wedding is not until Jan 25th so was wondering if you would mind sharing any tips on anything at all? At this point I am a bit confused? I know she doesn't actually start fully planning until we are 90 days out right? So, how is that all going for you? Any info would be so greatly appreciated :) If it is easier to chat over the phone I would love that? 

Thank you so so much for any advice since your wedding is coming up soon! Good luck with everything!!!

 

Andrea

Sure we can chat :)got a lot of info today...my WC got changed to Alejandra ..... pm me your email address 

Lindsey

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The following message I posted to my June Playacar Palace Brides thread.

 

I used Photos In Cancun and to make a long story short I actually booked them the DAY OF o_0 . Thankfully they sent a a wonderful photographer and his assistant and they worked out something that fit our budget... The non-wedding pics are not their work, but they took all of the pics shown for the wedding and reception. Stuart was who they sent to do the work, but I worked everything out with Derek and he's AWESOME.


Hey guys haven't sent the photographer the edits I want to have done yet but I'm going to post a few pics of the wedding. It was awesome! :-) The following pics are of the resort (Playacar Palace), cocktail hour and rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception and the photo shoot we did with our resort credits before we went to Secrets Silversands for our honeymoon. Epic wedding and honeymoon!! woot.gif

 

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Originally Posted by alanak View Post
 

Hi ladies,

 

I got married there at the end of April. I used DJ Doremixx (although Ivan/Doremixx himself was booked, so it was another DJ from within his company), I paid the $250 electricity fee and I was still able to save $ by using Doremixx. He also includes lighting, balloons, etc. so you get some extra's with him that the resort DJ doesn't provide. I couldn't find ANY info on the resort DJ so I was too nervous to use them. I made a big playlist in a word doc and sent it to the DJ a few weeks before the wedding - they played only songs that were on my playlist (they have a TON of music) so we were really happy with the DJ.

 

I used Styling Trio for my make-up and Adrian did a great job, I was really happy with it, and he is SO nice too, and speaks perfect English (I have heard the spa/salon does a good job, but they do not speak English well at all so sometimes it is hard to communicate what you want). If you are using the resort salon/spa I would recommend bringing pictures of exactly what you want. Adrian has a condo around the corner from the resort which is an option to not pay a vendor fee, but I just told Dulce (my 3 month out WC) that I had already put a deposit down with him and it was very important for me time-wise to not have to leave the resort, and I did not have to pay a fee.

 

I also used an outside florist and did not have to pay a fee (Laura from Premium Flores). Get it in writing if they agree to not charge an outside vendor fee.

 

Dulce is very nice, keep in mind they have multiple weddings a day there so sometimes she is a little slow to respond, sometimes she was quick sometimes slow, and just ask nicely for what you want. I got my wedding to go very late, used an outside florist and make-up artists and didn't pay a fee.. might have also helped we had 50 guests and I spent a lot of $ on decor through the resort's vendor (Zuniga).. but hey can't hurt to ask.. those fees are such BS but every resort does it now!

 

Good luck!

 

Did they charge you a set up fee of 12$ per person for the reception? She also wants to charge me 60 an hour per table for the reception? I cannot believe this....all of these ridiculous hidden fees are adding up...I am bringing 60 ppl with me to spend money at there resort for a week plus spending 3000 on decor through Zuniga?// i am so mad right now, such rip off artists

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Hi Lynz,

 

That $12 per person fee seems new - never heard of that before. But yes - I did pay $60 an hour per table. They say that fee is for the staff that attends to the wedding all night, which is kinda legit. There were 2 bartenders and a bunch of waiters for the reception. I don't get why they would charge $12 per person on top of that though? I knew about the $60 charge in advance so I had it worked into our budget beforehand.. definitely sucks if you didn't know about it!

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Hey Lynz! Are you doing a buffet on the beach for your reception? I just ask because I was just looking through the private events brochure I got and $12 per person was the set up fee for that or "difficult to access areas" maybe that's what the charge is?

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