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Originally Posted by Jencakes21 View Post

 

Hello Ladies,

 

I'm getting married at the Dreams Cancun Resort on May 31st 2013. I've had my guest confirmed then I originally planned so I was thinking of eliminating the cocktail hour to cover the cost of the additional guest. The only dilemma is that I was planning on taking my pictures while my guest were enjoying cocktail hour. If I eliminate it, what would my guests be doing? Have any of you ladies came across this problem? Do you have any advice?

Hey there! I just got married this last Saturday and can fully confirm that your cocktail hour is not needed! Guests can entertain themselves without a doubt. We did what you are considering and used the cocktail hour to pay for guests for dinner. If you are using the gazebo, there is a lobby bar that is right in front of it and your guests can hang out there until you're done. The planner tells everyone where to meet at 6. I thought it was great because it gave the guests some time to freshen up and mingle. Seriously.....the drinks are free anyway and the lobby area has seating as well. It was nice and the time flew by. 

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Originally Posted by Jess02162013 View Post

 

Hey there! I just got married this last Saturday and can fully confirm that your cocktail hour is not needed! Guests can entertain themselves without a doubt. We did what you are considering and used the cocktail hour to pay for guests for dinner. If you are using the gazebo, there is a lobby bar that is right in front of it and your guests can hang out there until you're done. The planner tells everyone where to meet at 6. I thought it was great because it gave the guests some time to freshen up and mingle. Seriously.....the drinks are free anyway and the lobby area has seating as well. It was nice and the time flew by. 

Thank you Thank youf or the helpful advice. Were all your guest staying at the dreams resort? I have two couples who will be staying at another hotel but will be attaending my wedding. Will they need to purchase a guest pass?

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Originally Posted by Jencakes21 View Post

 

Hello Ladies,

 

I'm getting married at the Dreams Cancun Resort on May 31st 2013. I've had my guest confirmed then I originally planned so I was thinking of eliminating the cocktail hour to cover the cost of the additional guest. The only dilemma is that I was planning on taking my pictures while my guest were enjoying cocktail hour. If I eliminate it, what would my guests be doing? Have any of you ladies came across this problem? Do you have any advice?

I agree with previous posts. Guests can entertain themselves for an hour, especially when you are at an AI, they can go for drinks or food on their own. Another option is to have your pictures taken before the ceremony. I was reading a blog post from a photographer, saying that they love to capture the groom's reaction when they first see the bride, which is not always possible when she's walking down the aisle because all the attention is on her. He also mentioned that you get to spend more time with your guests. I don't know if you're up for breaking the tradition, but I'm definitely considering it. I want his reaction on pictures :)

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you mentioned Del Sol photography, does anyone have a rough idea of the price of their packages? I'm trying to put together a sort of budget, and we want to know how much we should set aside for a photographer. I love Del Sol's work, but I'm not sure we can afford them. 

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Originally Posted by TinkerSofi View Post

 

I agree with previous posts. Guests can entertain themselves for an hour, especially when you are at an AI, they can go for drinks or food on their own. Another option is to have your pictures taken before the ceremony. I was reading a blog post from a photographer, saying that they love to capture the groom's reaction when they first see the bride, which is not always possible when she's walking down the aisle because all the attention is on her. He also mentioned that you get to spend more time with your guests. I don't know if you're up for breaking the tradition, but I'm definitely considering it. I want his reaction on pictures :)

Thank you for the advice! Taking pictures before the ceremony spunds like a great idea and my make-up will look super fresh!

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Originally Posted by TinkerSofi View Post

 

you mentioned Del Sol photography, does anyone have a rough idea of the price of their packages? I'm trying to put together a sort of budget, and we want to know how much we should set aside for a photographer. I love Del Sol's work, but I'm not sure we can afford them. 

I contacted Del Sol and although their work is beautiful they were very expensive in my opinion. It all depends on what you want to splurge on. I decided to go with Juan Navarro. I absolutely LOVE LOVE his work and he is very reasonably priced.

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Originally Posted by TinkerSofi View Post

 

you mentioned Del Sol photography, does anyone have a rough idea of the price of their packages? I'm trying to put together a sort of budget, and we want to know how much we should set aside for a photographer. I love Del Sol's work, but I'm not sure we can afford them. 

 

 

Originally Posted by Jencakes21 View Post

 

I contacted Del Sol and although their work is beautiful they were very expensive in my opinion. It all depends on what you want to splurge on. I decided to go with Juan Navarro. I absolutely LOVE LOVE his work and he is very reasonably priced.

bELOW IS THE PRICELIST HE SENT ME

 

Wedding

 

 

Day

Digital

 

With Wedding Photobook

 

2 hours US $ 850 US $ 950 10 Layouts with 50 pictures. photobook size 10"x26"

extra page US $10 (8 pics .) maximum 25 layouts

 

3 hours US $ 1,200 US $ 1400 12 Layouts with 75 pictures. photobook size 10"x26"

extra page US $10 (8 pics.) maximum 25 layouts

 

4 hours US $ 1,500 US $ 1700 14 Layouts with 90 pictures. photobook size 10"x26"

extra page US $10 (8 pics .) maximum 25 layouts

 

5 hours US $ 1,800 US $ 1950 15 Layouts with 120 pictures. photobook size 12"x29"

extra page US $1

 

2 (8 pics.) maximum layouts

6 hours

 

US $ 2,100 US $ 2,350 17 Layouts with 150 pictures photobook size 12"x29"

extra page US $1

 

2 (8 pics.) maximum 25 layouts

The package includes all the digital pictures taken in high resolution on a DVD , with no prints at all

but with a copyright release form for you to print or enlarge the pictures back home as needed.

Additional hour

US $ 350

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Originally Posted by Jencakes21 View Post

 

 

 

bELOW IS THE PRICELIST HE SENT ME

 

Wedding

 

 

Day

Digital

 

With Wedding Photobook

 

2 hours US $ 850 US $ 950 10 Layouts with 50 pictures. photobook size 10"x26"

extra page US $10 (8 pics .) maximum 25 layouts

 

3 hours US $ 1,200 US $ 1400 12 Layouts with 75 pictures. photobook size 10"x26"

extra page US $10 (8 pics.) maximum 25 layouts

 

4 hours US $ 1,500 US $ 1700 14 Layouts with 90 pictures. photobook size 10"x26"

extra page US $10 (8 pics .) maximum 25 layouts

 

5 hours US $ 1,800 US $ 1950 15 Layouts with 120 pictures. photobook size 12"x29"

extra page US $1

 

2 (8 pics.) maximum layouts

6 hours

 

US $ 2,100 US $ 2,350 17 Layouts with 150 pictures photobook size 12"x29"

extra page US $1

 

2 (8 pics.) maximum 25 layouts

The package includes all the digital pictures taken in high resolution on a DVD , with no prints at all

but with a copyright release form for you to print or enlarge the pictures back home as needed.

Additional hour

US $ 350

thank you so much! 

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