Hello fellow brides! I wanted to start a new thread to eliminate some time searching for answers to my questions!
I'm getting married April 2012 in the Riviera Maya @ the NOW Jade Riviera Cancun resort and needed some input from past brides and upcoming brides that might have the answers??!
**Photographer - Has anyone used the photographer at the resort? I was looking at outside vendors and only have to pay the $55 usd day pass to have them enter... That's not the problem.. All photographers that I have found are about $1500-$2000 for 3-4 hour packages. Is that normal? If anyone can say that the resorts photographer is the same as outside vendors then we would be happy to stick with him. Pictures are important to me, but so is price... Need some advice!
**Video - in my "divine wedding package", there's a 30min video included. Is it worth it to pay the extra to have it longer??
**Flowers - I'm trying to get in contact with outside vendor for this as well. The pricing at the resort is high, but they also charge $350 to have an outside florist to enter resort -
**DJ - I did get some feedback that the DJ that the resort has is about $1200 and any others I have found are lower, but resort charges $350 for them to come in too, so it comes to same amount - HA go figure!
**TIMING of ceremony - I booked 3pm but might be changing that since a lot of the photographers say the lighting is better about 4-5p for start of ceremony outside. Thoughts?
**# of guests --- This is a big concern of ours, since our DIVINE package includes everything for up to 25 guests... That is basically almost the amount of our WEDDING party, so we would have to pay either a la cart for the 26+ guests..... Ana Maria at the resort gave me an option to do A LA Cart for everyone.... Any other brides have about 50-75 guests in Mexico? What did you end up doing for your wedding package..
Their prices for food, drinks, cake, etc is pricey per person --
ANY AND ALL THOUGHTS and COMMENTS are appreciated! Can't wait to get married in MEXICO!!
Thanks ~ Sarella