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#181 OohItsVero

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    Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:33 PM

    Ev that makes sense!

    #182 MissyBee

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      Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

      Are you using a videographer? Is there a $1000 fee if you do not use Arrecife for that as well?
       



      #183 EVKnowsitall

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        Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

        Originally Posted by MissyBee 

        Are you using a videographer? Is there a $1000 fee if you do not use Arrecife for that as well?
         

         

        I believe there is but I'm not sure...time to ask the wedding coordinator haha. I am still not sure if we are having a videographer but I'm leaning towards yes. I have not seen any of Arrecife's videos though.


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        #184 EVKnowsitall

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          Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

          So here's what I found out today- And its contrary to some other info I have posted so please read if you're considering outside photography!

           

          I asked the WC about outside photography. My questions are in black- her responses are in red.

           

          Dear Bianca,

          I had a question regarding videography. Does the same $1,000 fee for photography apply if we want to use an outside videographer?

           

          We will not be using Arrecife for photography but I had a question regarding the $1,000 fee. If one of our guests takes pictures and they are staying the required amount of dasy and they are one of the 24 people we include in our Aqua package do we:

          1) Still have to pay the $1,000 fee? not for the photographer that stays 3 days at the hotel; will find out about the videographer.

           

          2)Still have to pay the day pass or outside vendor guest fee ($135?) For the photographer staying 3 days as a guest- no outside fee.

           

          Now...here's what I'm thinking. A single rate in one of the rooms is more expensive than a double (about $7-$800 for 3 nights as quoted by my TA. But I do have 2-3 guests who will be boarding as a single room. If I list the photographer as inhabiting that room a) my single guest gets to pay the double room rate which saves them money. B) Instead of paying the $1,000 fee for outside photography plus the $135 day pass- we pay the $606 for the 3 night stay instead of $1135.

           

          Our photographer WILL NOT be staying with us because he has a room at another resort and will be shooting other weddings during our wedding weekend. So he doesn't really need to physically be in the room but if we said he was and one of our guests was his "wife" or whatever, we'd get away with the $1135 fee. $606 is still a bit expensive but I shaved $500 off the price!!!!!!!! That's exciting. I just wanted to share because I know some of you are thinking of going with an outside photographer but are not keen on paying $1135. Hows $606 sound? LOL Better by a mile to me. I am definitely saving her email in case they try some funny business later.


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          #185 SpecialK

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            Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

            Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall 

            So here's what I found out today- And its contrary to some other info I have posted so please read if you're considering outside photography!

             

            I asked the WC about outside photography. My questions are in black- her responses are in red.

             

            Dear Bianca,

            I had a question regarding videography. Does the same $1,000 fee for photography apply if we want to use an outside videographer?

             

            We will not be using Arrecife for photography but I had a question regarding the $1,000 fee. If one of our guests takes pictures and they are staying the required amount of dasy and they are one of the 24 people we include in our Aqua package do we:

            1) Still have to pay the $1,000 fee? not for the photographer that stays 3 days at the hotel; will find out about the videographer.

             

            2)Still have to pay the day pass or outside vendor guest fee ($135?) For the photographer staying 3 days as a guest- no outside fee.

             

            Now...here's what I'm thinking. A single rate in one of the rooms is more expensive than a double (about $7-$800 for 3 nights as quoted by my TA. But I do have 2-3 guests who will be boarding as a single room. If I list the photographer as inhabiting that room a) my single guest gets to pay the double room rate which saves them money. B) Instead of paying the $1,000 fee for outside photography plus the $135 day pass- we pay the $606 for the 3 night stay instead of $1135.

             

            Our photographer WILL NOT be staying with us because he has a room at another resort and will be shooting other weddings during our wedding weekend. So he doesn't really need to physically be in the room but if we said he was and one of our guests was his "wife" or whatever, we'd get away with the $1135 fee. $606 is still a bit expensive but I shaved $500 off the price!!!!!!!! That's exciting. I just wanted to share because I know some of you are thinking of going with an outside photographer but are not keen on paying $1135. Hows $606 sound? LOL Better by a mile to me. I am definitely saving her email in case they try some funny business later.

            Hey Ev,

             

            That sounds amazing except I'm not sure if it would work with some of the popular outside photographers that I am sure they have seen before then again why should they care the room will be paid for 3 days anyway..Definately save that email! Hope the other coordinators are not giving conflicting info.



            #186 EVKnowsitall

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              Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:22 AM

              Well she specified photographer. I called them a guest, so I think it can work. My fiance doubts it lol because our photographer would have to check in. So I told him he can check in on Friday- the day of our wedding and since he is doing a TTD for us on Sunday- when he picks us up (Our TTD is at another resort- his idea for variety in backgrounds), he can check out. Dilemma solved.


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              #187 evbaez

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                Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:02 PM

                Ev,

                 You siad that your having the ceremony part of your wedding at a church. Did you contact the church for a date or did the resort do it for you?



                #188 evbaez

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                  Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

                  Hello Ladies,

                   

                  I need an idea on what to do: The part of my family that will be going to our wedding speaks spanish and my fiance's family speaks english.. Do they do bilingual ceremonies or should i just keep it in english???

                   

                   

                  thank you in advance for all your help



                  #189 EVKnowsitall

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                    Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

                    Originally Posted by evbaez 

                    Ev,

                     You siad that your having the ceremony part of your wedding at a church. Did you contact the church for a date or did the resort do it for you?

                    Hey EV- I had to request it through the resort. I tried contacting the church directly but they never responded. Then the resort sent me this file that the church wrote up and sent to them that said "never contact the church directly" lol but I had already sent the email.

                     

                    Oppsie daisy- but yea- let the WC know you're interested in a church wedding.


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                    #190 SexyCebuana

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                    Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

                    I'm planning to do my wedding at the PPC and just read the contract last night...this is what it said about outside vendors...not sure if its the same for all paradisus resorts:   Outside Vendor Services Paradisus Resorts has on-site support for all your needs and will provide our couples with a variety of in-house services to choose from {photography/ videography, florists, d©cor, audio visual companies, entertainers, etc.}. A price list is available for your reference and you may contact their representatives directly. Paradisus Punta Cana will invoice you directly for those rental items. If you wish to bring your own vendor there is fee of a thousand dollars {USD$1.000} per every outside vendor plus a day pass fee per crew member. This fee is waived for foreign/U.S. photographers/videographers when staying at the hotel as a part of the Wedding Group for three or more nights. A list of all external and rented audio visual equipment should be registered with the Resort security department. The non-compliance of this procedure will indemnify the Resort of any loss or theft of such equipment.   So I'm assuming the fee is waived when you bring your own photographer from the USA/canada etc and not another photographer from punta cana (hdc, photosouvenir). If this is the case I might just bring my friend down with us because she is a photographer and she's already done our engagement photos.   EV is your photographer from the USA or Punta Cana?




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