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Hi ladies,

 

Does anyone know if you have to book a wedding package?  Can you just select a dinner and pay for the things you need on your own?  How does it work?

 

Thanks!

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@@deecol Your wedding package covers the cost of the ceremony setup and wedding coordinator, I think at the very least you need the smallest package. You can choose a package and then add things on a la carte, but I don't think you can go without a package at all.

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Soooooo after thinking long and hard about it I have decided to hire the regionally famous Fernando from The makeup pros to do hair and makeup for the wedding. I knew that in the past its been impossible to water makeup in the Mayan heat yet alone on my wedding day and the cost to buy all new photo ready waterproof makeup was huge... Plus I have no guarantee it would look great. The reviews I have read for the resort spa have been far from what I want ever yet alone on my wedding day. So the snag is the "zero tolerance to outside vendors" policy. I know there could be a way around it with a day pass as a "friend" but not going to risk it and be left screwed for hair and makeup. So I contacted Fernando and he is pissed with the resort but said if I can find a way around it he would give me and my girls discounts. Well after nearly crying over the situation I got angry enough to find a way. Screw resort policy a bride should be able to hire who she wants. So the solution? 5 minutes away from the resort is a cute little Bed & Breakfast. $45 per night must book 2 nights which is perfect because I will use the day before to do our trials. Fernando is doing my hair and makeup for $280 normally $350 for my troubles and now I'm getting really excited! Airbrushed makeup so hopefully it won't sweat off. 30 days till my wedding!!! Saturday we are having a tiny legal ceremony and will be officially wed. During the legal ceremony we will say quick vows and exchange rings etc... My question is for people who have had a legal ceremony at home whole doing symbolic at a destination wedding.... What do you do with your rings? They ate exchanged at the legal part so do you then take them off till the destination wedding?

 

Thanks in advance. Getting excited now. BTW still no reply from Jasmin

 

I too have booked Fernando for my December 22nd, 2015 wedding at GBP Tulum in fear of the spa's quality of work - not worth the risk for such a big day! The Bahia SPA has advised me that the fee to bring in an external vendor for hair and makeup is $300 USD! I am intrigued by your idea of going off the resort to have your hair and makeup done. What is the name of the B&B?

Hi Brides!! I was just wondering, how long do you need for the photography session? I think we're just going to go with the resort one but they are pretty pricey! Anyone Getting married between the 19th to the 26th of December and want to share a photographer?

 

Thanks :)

 

Hey! I am getting married at GBP Tulum on December 22nd, 2015 and am interested in sharing a photographer. The limited amount of pictures you get through Tropic One Studio in comparison to the prices seems like a total rip off and I have read mixed reviews. Anyways let me know if you are still looking to share a photographer and if you had someone in mind.

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Hey! I am getting married at GBP Tulum on December 22nd, 2015 and am interested in sharing a photographer. The limited amount of pictures you get through Tropic One Studio in comparison to the prices seems like a total rip off and I have read mixed reviews. Anyways let me know if you are still looking to share a photographer and if you had someone in mind.

 

Here is the resort's policy on bringing a photgrapher:
 
If your decision is to bring your own Professional Photographer, there are the Hotel´s Exclusivity Policies in place, with regards to using External Photo & Video services and suppliers.
 
We´d appreciate you providing us, in advance (before your arrival), with the following required information:
 
 Photographer's Name (First and Last name)
 Photo Company Name (If applies)
 Photo Company Address (including Country, Zip Code)
 Photo Company Phone (If applies)
 E-mail Contact
 Arrival and Departure Dates**
 Hotel accommodation**
 Booking Number**
 
> If the External Photographer is part of the wedding group they will have to stay at the Hotel for a minimum of 5 nights**
 
> A $500usd PHOTOGRAPHER FEE will be charged to the Photographer’s room during their check-in.
 
LOCAL External Photographers (Residents in Mexico) are NOT permitted under ANY circumstances.
Edited by GBPTBride

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Hi there! The bnb is http://www.villatortugas.com

They are rated really well and have replied to all my emails in a timely fashion. No way in hell I would pay a $300 vendor fee. I booked 2 days for $45 a night. First day Fernando is doing a trial and then he's staying the night and will help me get ready the next day. He had been wonderful!!!

 

I too have booked Fernando for my December 22nd, 2015 wedding at GBP Tulum in fear of the spa's quality of work - not worth the risk for such a big day! The Bahia SPA has advised me that the fee to bring in an external vendor for hair and makeup is $300 USD! I am intrigued by your idea of going off the resort to have your hair and makeup done. What is the name of the B&B?

 

Hey! I am getting married at GBP Tulum on December 22nd, 2015 and am interested in sharing a photographer. The limited amount of pictures you get through Tropic One Studio in comparison to the prices seems like a total rip off and I have read mixed reviews. Anyways let me know if you are still looking to share a photographer and if you had someone in mind.

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Hi there! The bnb is http://www.villatortugas.com

They are rated really well and have replied to all my emails in a timely fashion. No way in hell I would pay a $300 vendor fee. I booked 2 days for $45 a night. First day Fernando is doing a trial and then he's staying the night and will help me get ready the next day. He had been wonderful!!!

 

 

Thanks! Will definitely look into it. 

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Here is the resort's policy on bringing a photgrapher:
 
If your decision is to bring your own Professional Photographer, there are the Hotel´s Exclusivity Policies in place, with regards to using External Photo & Video services and suppliers.
 
We´d appreciate you providing us, in advance (before your arrival), with the following required information:
 
 Photographer's Name (First and Last name)
 Photo Company Name (If applies)
 Photo Company Address (including Country, Zip Code)
 Photo Company Phone (If applies)
 E-mail Contact
 Arrival and Departure Dates**
 Hotel accommodation**
 Booking Number**
 
> If the External Photographer is part of the wedding group they will have to stay at the Hotel for a minimum of 5 nights**
 
> A $500usd PHOTOGRAPHER FEE will be charged to the Photographer’s room during their check-in.
 
LOCAL External Photographers (Residents in Mexico) are NOT permitted under ANY circumstances.

 

 

I will advise that I have never, and will never give this information to the wedding photographers on site.  The hotel knows me, they know what room I'm in, that's all that's needed.  The photographers DO NOT need this information.  We have ignored this request from them every time they've asked.

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@@GBPTBride Are they saying that even if you have your photographer stay for at least 5 nights as a guests you have to pay and additional $500USD???

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That is what they are saying... but I have yet to hear that actually being done.  Any previous brides have experience with them charging this??

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