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Gallardo, your work is beautiful, it truly is.  However the Gran Bahia DOES NOT allow vendors from Mexico to be hired, so sadly nobody in this thread can hire you.  I'd hate for someone to get confused and lose out on a deposit or something like that.

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I need some info about the resort DJ. Do they use a computer, iPod, CDs? If I want to bring my own music for the DJ what should I bring it on? Does anyone have any input about the resort music for the ceremony? What's it like?

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Bring your music on Ipod with a playlist ready to be cued up. They prefer it to CD. If he had a computer, I just didn't notice. Probably, though. He was able to accommodate all requests my guests made.

 

For the ceremony, you provide the music. 1 song for the processional, 2 for the signing of the documents, and 1 song for the recessional. I just had to hand the coordinator the IPod and she had a sound guy there to take care of it. They did a nice fade-out when the songs ran too long (like at the signing) and made everything blend together nicely.

 

I am anal like that so I brought my own reception music on my IPod as well. Lots of party tunes. I was sure happy I did, because they music the DJ chose to play on his own for all the receptions I saw (lots) before and after our wedding day didn't get people dancing as much as what I chose. You know your guests best. 

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Gallardo, your work is beautiful, it truly is.  However the Gran Bahia DOES NOT allow vendors from Mexico to be hired, so sadly nobody in this thread can hire you.  I'd hate for someone to get confused and lose out on a deposit or something like that.

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I don't believe it includes hair and makeup, as I've photographed brides with outside vendors for this. However the rules always chane so verify with your coordinator.

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Tlseege, Can you offer some advice about wedding day schedules for photos? We are bringing our canadian photographer with us. Our ceremony is at 4pm at the Tulum gazebo, 6-8pm dinner at Porto Fino and then 8-11pm coba poolside reception. The sun apparently sets at 5pm. (Dec 19 wedding). Our photographer was thinking about doing photos before the ceremony. I am just a little worried about melting in the heat or getting my dress dirty. We would do group shots after the ceremony. We might be able to move just the ceremony up to 3pm as an alternative and then do all photos after the ceremony before I dinner, but it might still be squeezed for time. What do you think? What does your photography wedding day schedule normally look like?

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Tlseege, Can you offer some advice about wedding day schedules for photos? We are bringing our canadian photographer with us. Our ceremony is at 4pm at the Tulum gazebo, 6-8pm dinner at Porto Fino and then 8-11pm coba poolside reception. The sun apparently sets at 5pm. (Dec 19 wedding). Our photographer was thinking about doing photos before the ceremony. I am just a little worried about melting in the heat or getting my dress dirty. We would do group shots after the ceremony. We might be able to move just the ceremony up to 3pm as an alternative and then do all photos after the ceremony before I dinner, but it might still be squeezed for time. What do you think? What does your photography wedding day schedule normally look like?
My sister went down there last November and she said it was cool. 70's temp. Chilly at times.

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My wedding day schedule differs based on the client.  I have done photos before the ceremony and most certainly after.  It really depends how quickly your photographer works.  If they aren't comfortable with the 40 minutes you'll have between the ceremony and sunset, and suggested portraits before then that's probably what you'll need to do.  I'd still ask to do some night time portraits with off camera flash, because there are so many awesome opportunities, but doing pictures before might be best (if you're comfortable seeing each other before the ceremony.  If not, then the photographer will just have to work fast).

 

My typical schedule (move up an hour if the ceremony starts at 3)

 

4pm Wedding

4:20 pm Toast

4:25-4:40pm Group formals

4:40-5pm Bridal Party

5-5:30pm Bride & Groom

5:30-6pm B&G refresh, possibly more portraits if they have special requests

6pm entrance into dinner

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Hi Ladies Just a heads up I have emailed the coordinator there and she is stating that they do not allow outside hair and makeup... I haven't heard good things about the resort spa for bridal hair and makeup..,

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