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#311 nic817

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    Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

    Thanks for your reply. Do you know why we cannot do pics at the ruins? My photographer and I both have it set in our heads that we would do this! :) he was wondering if we would need a permit or something though.

    #312 claruickie

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    Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

    I'm guessing you are taking your own photographer with you All the local photographers will advise and give you other options be it for wedding or Trash the Dress sessions. There are amazing beaches and denotes that they use. Tulum ruins are sacred hence no wedding party photos permitted, I have to say even if they were it would be a headache trying to get photos outwith the tourists visiting the site Even though it covers a large area it is a busy place. Good luck finding s location x

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    Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

    Nope, it's illegal to get pictures taken at the Tulum ruins.  You will be turned away immediately.  If they catch you trying to sneak in, they will confiscate your photographers equipment. 


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    #314 nic817

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      Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:09 AM

      Thank you for letting me know about the ruins. That would have been really embarrassing to show up there only to be turned away! Definitely good info to know. Yep, we are flying our photog in...he will be a paid guest at the resort so I am assuming that he will be ok? I thought I read that somewhere on this forum?

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      Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

      Yeah, I still attempted it for my wedding (it was back when this forum was pretty new so it wasn't well known that you couldn't get in...) and it was embarrassing!

       

      Flying in your photographer will be fine as long as all his/her paperwork is filled out correctly upon entering the country. 


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        Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

        What kind of paperwork will our photog need? I emailed the WC to ask about it but I assume I won't hear from her for awhile since our wedding isn't until next march. The more info I know ahead of time the better prepared I can be! :)

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          Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

          We do not like seafood and a few of our guests are vegetarians. Any recommendations for which restaurant we should pick for our wedding dinner? Do they let you do speeches in the restaurant?

          #318 claruickie

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          Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

          Originally Posted by Tlseege 

          Yeah, I still attempted it for my wedding (it was back when this forum was pretty new so it wasn't well known that you couldn't get in...) and it was embarrassing!

           

          Flying in your photographer will be fine as long as all his/her paperwork is filled out correctly upon entering the country. 

           

           

          Oh me cant belive I am having 2nd and 3rd thoughts now  with 17 weeks to go ........

           

          Can any bride that booked a local photographer to do their wedding hotos let me know how much the Bahia Principe charged for a day pass. 

           

          Many thanks in advance

           

          Kirstin X



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          Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:30 AM

          I mentioned it in the other thread, but I will mention it here too, you cannot hire a local (Riviera Maya) photographer to photograph your wedding.  They will not allow it.

           

          You can fly in a photographer (honestly, it's cheaper than the hotel photographer and you'll get better and more pictures).  You can also have the photographer stay at a different hotel, however you are then charged a $800 day pass... so that doesn't make much sense.


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          #320 claruickie

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          Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

          Originally Posted by Tlseege 

          I mentioned it in the other thread, but I will mention it here too, you cannot hire a local (Riviera Maya) photographer to photograph your wedding.  They will not allow it.

           

          You can fly in a photographer (honestly, it's cheaper than the hotel photographer and you'll get better and more pictures).  You can also have the photographer stay at a different hotel, however you are then charged a $800 day pass... so that doesn't make much sense.

           

           

          Thanks Trish I knew it was a crazy price for people to take a photographer from home but not as much as that - GEEEZO !!

           

          I wish I could say it wold be cheaper but its not as we are in Scotland

           

          Awe well bang goes that thought.  It would be far too much for us to pay






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