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#1341 jennifer8913

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

Originally Posted by chrisdeluca 

Does anyone know if the resort charges for bringing photographers? I have two photographers coming along with us, so i assume they would just be treated as one of our guests not an outside vendor?

Are they staying at the resort? If so then should be ok, but if staying outside, it's $150 per person


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#1342 jennifer8913

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

Originally Posted by Skygirl 

ladies, as far as the resort photographer, please i hope no one takes offense. But every wedding pictures i saw that were made by a resort photographer(that were not upgraded)is a garbage, i would want to say i wouldnt want them for free! im kind of thinking about not even having the photograher to be there, so he is not in a way. And i think the by resort not allowing us to switch it for another service and use the credit toward something else is stupid...

Outise photographers that do a nice job: Blue Lagoon, HDC.... and they have 1 photographer come out, so u only pay one vendor fee of 150. good luck

Thanks for you input! Just 1 question about sending just one photographer~~ what if I opt for pictures of both of us getting ready? Does the photographer just bounce from room to room? lol


"ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


#1343 SusanMike2013

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    Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:08 AM

    The photographer I have booked is spending the day with me..  he gave me an approx time of 11am to 11pm....

    My wedding isn't til 6... we are doing a lot of the pictures before the wedding. The guys getting dressed first and all that.. easy for the guys to get dressed..get pictures .. and then get undressed and go about their day :-)

    Then he is getting pictures of all the girls getting ready.. once we are done then the guys can quickly get back into their wedding clothes and then we can get pictures without having to rush off to a dinner. I like this idea better as we are not going to be rushed after the ceremony for pictures .... that was we can enjoy the supper and dancing as you only get the private room for 3 hours.

     

    Makes it a little more relaxed... although this would not work for someone who did not want to see their husband before the wedding.

     

     

    The vendor fee I was given was 150.. although the pdf states 120....

    Also was told that his meal would be extra or I could include him as a guest.

     

    If your photographers are staying at the resort... I wouldn't even bother to let the resort know. Say a friend is taking your pictures :-)

     

     

    I am rethinking the divine package for the reason of them not allowing you to sub in other things.. I am not using the photographer or the hair salon...

    The more I look at the packages, I am better to go with the "free" packages and adding everything in I want, it will save us over $1000....



    #1344 Skygirl

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      Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:57 AM

      @susanmike. i hear you about them not allowing to swap things... where did you see the $120 charge vendor fee? how many pp u have coming?i have 40ppl coming, and really dont need there hairdresser,make up, or photographer. i know divine pckg comes with the trio and some decor for the gazebo...

      i need to do the math and see the numbers difference, have anyone done it?



      #1345 Alynae2

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        Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

        SusanMike2013,

         

        Thanks so much for the info.  Yes it definitely helps!  I want spectacular photos and this is EXTREMELY important to me, way more important than cake, wine and h'orderves. This is mostly the main reason why I decided to do a DW.    Does anyone know if we can change packages?  The main reason I wanted the Divine was bc of the photo and DVD but since I'm going to get an outside photographer, I don't think I need this package. I would assume so but I guess I'm just getting paranoid.



        #1346 Alynae2

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          Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

          SusanMike,

           

          Hey I just read you asked Mercy if you could upgrade.  I think you are right, it shouldnt be an issue to downgrade either.

           

          Thanks again, I must have skipped that part earlier



          #1347 Skygirl

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            Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

            ok my dear brides, i am in a serious help of some math brain! im trying to figure out if by not doing a divine package and going with complimentary one and upgrading is a wash?since i do not need the photographer and make up and hair services please help!

            I have 35 adults attending + 5kids,

             

            extra chair $3.50 p/p x 30(since 10incl)=105

            cake           $7    x 30                           =210

            champagne $4   x25(minus 5kids)      =100

            platinum coctail $15 x40                      =600

            dinner reception $50x35                      =1750

            dinner child        $20x 5                        =100

            bar                    $15x35                        =525

            gazebo decor     $200                         Total=$3600(rounded)

            Not sure about the ceremonial table and carpeted walkway prices

                  OR i can do divine package for $3000 (25ppl) and pay for the extra 15ppl

            cake $7x15=$105

            champagne $4x 15=60

            platinum coctail $15x 15=225

            dinner reception$50x 10  =500

            dinner child       $20x  5=    100

            bar                   $15 x 10  =  150        

            chair    $3.50          x 15   =52.50

                                                                 Total $1193+ $3000 divine package=$4200 rounded.

            Again i only calculated the # for the items that i must have, i know divine package comes with massages, romantic dinner, guitarist, hair,make up. so i guess my thought is if i didnt miss any numbers and miscelenious Does it worse $600?or not. what do you all dear brides think? Please correct me if i missed anything or misscalculated.

            Thank you all ladies



            #1348 Skygirl

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              Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:40 PM

              if anyone has a excell spreadsheet  file from resort with extras for COMPLIMENTARY package, can you please attach it, tnx



              #1349 Donna Hewitt

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                Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

                Originally Posted by Skygirl 

                ok my dear brides, i am in a serious help of some math brain! im trying to figure out if by not doing a divine package and going with complimentary one and upgrading is a wash?since i do not need the photographer and make up and hair services please help!

                I have 35 adults attending + 5kids,

                 

                extra chair $3.50 p/p x 30(since 10incl)=105

                cake           $7    x 30                           =210

                champagne $4   x25(minus 5kids)      =100

                platinum coctail $15 x40                      =600

                dinner reception $50x35                      =1750

                dinner child        $20x 5                        =100

                bar                    $15x35                        =525

                gazebo decor     $200                         Total=$3600(rounded)

                Not sure about the ceremonial table and carpeted walkway prices

                      OR i can do divine package for $3000 (25ppl) and pay for the extra 15ppl

                cake $7x15=$105

                champagne $4x 15=60

                platinum coctail $15x 15=225

                dinner reception$50x 10  =500

                dinner child       $20x  5=    100

                bar                   $15 x 10  =  150        

                chair    $3.50          x 15   =52.50

                                                                     Total $1193+ $3000 divine package=$4200 rounded.

                Again i only calculated the # for the items that i must have, i know divine package comes with massages, romantic dinner, guitarist, hair,make up. so i guess my thought is if i didnt miss any numbers and miscelenious Does it worse $600?or not. what do you all dear brides think? Please correct me if i missed anything or misscalculated.

                Thank you all ladies

                 

                Thanks for doing this Skygirl!  I've been having the same thoughts!  I also have about 40 peeps...  Going to definitely take a closer look now!



                #1350 Skygirl

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                  Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

                  @donnahewit. do u have an excell sheet of extras breakdown?if not let me know i will email it to u.

                  im kind of second guessing my self abt doing the complimentary package, for 600$ u get (guitarist, carpeted walkway, massage, some armature video/photo, hair and make up)to me it looks like a wash...and the only thing they actually giving away in hopes to upsell is video/photo.

                  i will have 3 outside vendors(450$)

                  DjMannia $$

                  ***** Nova Photographer $$$

                  would also like to do the fire dancers, but debating as far as reception is only 3hrs and i dont want to take the time away from dancing...

                  and i will bring my paper lanters that i will have WC to hang for the undisclosed amount of price(since they cant giv me exact price number

                  i will not need their room upgrade, since we already paid for ocean view master suite

                  i finally heard back from Silvia(3wks later) i keep asking same question: "can u please tell me if you evenly subsitute my bridal bouqet and give me few boutoniers instead"(im bringing real touch bouqet, so have no use for their flowers, but can use corsage or boutoniere) but she keeps telling m my package doesnt come with bridesmaid bouqet...ughhh

                  have you gotten any emails recently from WC with some answers?






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