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#851 txbrideinmexico

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    Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:17 AM

    Joannaleigh, if you're still around...

    First of all I saw your pictures on Sascha's blog - beautiful! I booked him too so I've been stalking his website for updates :)

     

    Second, you may have mentioned this and I missed it, but how long was your mass? I'm just curious so people know what to expect. I'm hoping for an hour-ish... but we will see...



    #852 mrsguinovart

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      Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

      Originally Posted by Emily11386 

      Did anyone else do a site visit? We did one and met with a coordinator (wo is now our onsite coordinator)and did a tasting that we arranged through Claudy. Some time ago I asked her if we needed any type of receipt since we would have to request it through our credit card company. She assured me I didn't need it that the resort has a record. And now our onsite coordinator is asking me for it! I told her Claudy said I didn't need I and sent her a screen shot of the conversation with her. Hopefully that's ok because I'd be really upset not to get a credit because we were misinformed.
      On a happier note we leave in 10 days!!

      Hi Emily,

       

      I also did a site visit... what credit are you referring to? I was never informed of any credit please share :) thank you

       

      xoxo



      #853 Emily11386

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        Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

        You receive a resort credit for the amount you spent for your site visit... Here is the link with a better explanation: http://weddings.real...eas/Inspection/
        May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
        33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!

        #854 joannaleigh

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          Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

          Originally Posted by txbrideinmexico 

          Joannaleigh, if you're still around...

          First of all I saw your pictures on Sascha's blog - beautiful! I booked him too so I've been stalking his website for updates :)

           

          Second, you may have mentioned this and I missed it, but how long was your mass? I'm just curious so people know what to expect. I'm hoping for an hour-ish... but we will see...


          Hi,

           

          Thanks! You will be so happy with Sascha! He is truly amazing. We ended up with over 600 pictures that are all gorgeous!

           

          Our ceremony was about 50 minutes to an hour- so about the same as a regular mass. It seemed to go by so fast though!



          #855 txbrideinmexico

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            Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:11 PM

            Originally Posted by joannaleigh 


            Hi,

             

            Thanks! You will be so happy with Sascha! He is truly amazing. We ended up with over 600 pictures that are all gorgeous!

             

            Our ceremony was about 50 minutes to an hour- so about the same as a regular mass. It seemed to go by so fast though!

            Thanks so much for the response!

             

            Mass time sounds perfect. I just didn't want it to be like an hour and a half and have people be irritated with it.

             

            And yes I can't wait to see what Sascha comes up with for us! I love the ones in front of the rock background. Not sure where that is on the resort but I see it in all his pics from GCR. Any other must have shots from him that I should ask for and you'd be willing to share with me?



            #856 mariposa6102

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              Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:01 AM

               

               

               

              Hey Brides!

               

              So I was able to get a list of the "resort's photographer" packages and costs (I attached it....hoping you guys can open it and view it).  For those brides who hired outside photographers (which are probably most), could you please look over this list that GCR offers and compare it to your photographer's packages?  And could you please let me know if it's cheaper or same or more expensive?  Or just give me any insights on what you think please?

               

              I've yet to see the actual work from this photographer.  Hopefully I could get that from my WC, Estela C.

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              #857 joannaleigh

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                Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

                Originally Posted by txbrideinmexico 

                Thanks so much for the response!

                 

                Mass time sounds perfect. I just didn't want it to be like an hour and a half and have people be irritated with it.

                 

                And yes I can't wait to see what Sascha comes up with for us! I love the ones in front of the rock background. Not sure where that is on the resort but I see it in all his pics from GCR. Any other must have shots from him that I should ask for and you'd be willing to share with me?


                The rock background is down the beach. We walked to it, he took pictures the whole way. I don't know about any must have shots- we just let him have total control. I thought the pictures were going to be awful because the sun was so bright I could not stop squinting my eyes! But somehow he worked around it and we got beautiful shots. I would just say to put total trust in him, he is amazing. I did not want to walk the whole beach in my shoes so his assistant was kind enough to carry them for me. I cannot say enough good things :)



                #858 Kaitlyn Wawryko

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                  Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

                  Hey ladies! I will wrote my review later today after work but the hiccup was her aisle music and they made her stand behind the table during the ceremony so her guests couldn't see the bottom of the dress and only half of her. I could tell she wasn't impressed. I immediately emailed my wc and made sure this didn't happen to me.

                  #859 mariposa6102

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                    Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

                    Originally Posted by gs38 

                    @mariposa6102 ya I am taking all emails just in case bc I am so scared haha. I am getting married October 30th in the beach front Gazebo. Yes, I will for sure pass on any info.

                    What are you doing for flowers? I wanted to go with the resorr but they pricing seem hight to me. I reading on here they dont charge if you meet then at the lobby or outside?

                    Hey, so I was wondering what you and your fiance were thinking about photographers.....will you guys be going with the resort photgrapher or outside vendor?

                     

                    I got info on pricing for the resort photographer.  I attached it to this post (hope you can open it).  It's reasonable but who knows what this photographer's work is like ????  I did make a list of different photographers that some of the other brides hired from this thread.  I looked them up and sent them messages requesting package/price info.  Once I get that info, I'll compare and see how pricing is as well as how I like their work.  Hope this all works out.

                     

                    I contacted:

                    Del Sol

                    Samuel Luna

                    Sascha Gluck

                    Ivan Luckie

                    Funever photos (I think this is the photographer that the resort uses)

                     

                    I can keep you posted if you like

                     

                     

                    To the other brides out there.....do you recommend any other photographers that I haven't contacted yet???

                     

                     

                     

                     

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                    #860 Emily11386

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                      Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

                      Hey ladies, I leave in 5 days!! So crazy! In regards to photography, when I did a site visit we were thinking about doing engagement pictures with Funever Photos (the resorts photographer), but when we got down there and saw their work we thought it would be a waste of money. We didn't ask to see their whole portfolio, but they had quite a few pictures displayed (wedding, casual, and engagements type photos) and we weren't impressed. I had already been considering getting an outside photographer but that made up my mind. The pictures looked like I could have taken them with my own camera. They didn't have that professional/retouched look to them. I wanted to make sure we loved our pictures so we went with Ivan Luckie, and he's been great to work with to this point.
                      May 10, 2013 at The Gran Caribe Real/ Royal Cancun
                      33 adults (including bride & groom) and 3 kids booked!




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