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2013 Now Larimar Brides !!! Any out there ???


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#221 rachelandjohnny

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    Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

    Already sent mine an email gonna move my whole event I think because this is prob just the start of them not letting outside people in

    #222 jennifer8913

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    Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

    Originally Posted by rachelandjohnny 

    Already sent mine an email gonna move my whole event I think because this is prob just the start of them not letting outside people in


    Please let me know what they say! Thank you!


    "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

    Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


    #223 JennNicholls

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      Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

      It will be in spanish but they give you a translator if requested, no extra cost



      #224 daniellemboone

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        Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

        I want to ignore this latest revelation, because I'm about to have a panic attack over the photographer situation!!  lol.  I too have hired HDC and have paid the deposit.  I haven't seen anything like that on any of my emails from Silvia (I just went back and checked) and I'm almost afraid to email her about it because I don't want to believe it's true.  

        I think that it would be completely ridiculous of the resort to not allow current brides who have already booked and paid deposits to have them change their plans!  I can see if they were to make it a new rule for any new brides booking that they would have to use the resort photographer, but for those of us going down in 2 months!!!!!  I will LOSE it!  Photography was the ONLY thing that was important to me... I didn't care about decorations, or any of the other extras... but I DID want a good photographer for a good price.  

        I will seriously have a breakdown if I am unable to have HDC.  :'(

        I think I'm just going to pretend I didn't see these posts, and hope and pray that I don't get an email telling me otherwise!!!  Haha.
        Ignorance is bliss!  :P



        #225 Byoksana

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          Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

          Our wedding is April 16th - our photographers are coming with us, they are guests at the hotel, we are paying for their airfare, room, dinner, chairs etc... We booked them the same time we booked the hotel.

           

          I guess at this point if they were to tell us we could not use them I don't even know what I would say, its not an option. We booked last year, we have never heard this policy or one like it from any resort. Because they are guests I'm going to completely ignore this and not even mention it, they are now my cousins that happen to have really big cameras!



          #226 SusanMike2013

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            Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

            Just a thought.. at 3 to 4 weddings a day... How much coverage is actually given to each wedding?
            I am sure the pictures are great... But I want a dedicated to me only person for the day.. not a hour or two. I want all the little things captured, I want special effects added ..

            To think of having my wedding pictures ready the day after they are taken is not for me. That to me mean you got a fancy camera and you took some pictures, printed them and put them on a cd.. like anyone can do these days.

             

            My photographer is coming to the resort at lunch time.. my wedding is at 5pm.

            He also stated he includes usually 12 hours coverage and I am provided with 2000+  digital prints with edits.  He has ME only that day...
            And I will not get these pictures for maybe two months later.. thats fine. Looking at his work it is so worth the wait! 

             

            Everyone is different on what the most important thing of their day is to them.. me it is pictures :-)

             

             

             

            Looking at WBA photo website ... there is no mention of Now Larimar....

            I was emailed the prices last year

             

            To have close to what I wanted in pictures it was $2500+:

             

            Royal

            All photos on CD high quality

            HD(RAW)

            Room service , dinner service and trash the dress. - No dance? Oh another 200 dollars.. What about other pictures you may want before the actualy wedding?

            1 h coverage throughout preparation bride + groom - not enough time IMO, to add an extra hour 200US.. crazy

            All photos in a DVD HD (RAW) -  NO EDITS, I could have my aunt or sister in law with her fancy camera do this for me. Same difference, I want edits and some extra touches to them :-)

            All photos on DVD in a slideshow (photo + music) - This is so old.. anyone can do this so nothing special

            All photos printed 6x8 - Waste of pictures

            Photos souvenirs for your family size 4x6

            2500 US

             



            #227 missdeeya

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              Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

              I hope they really see how many unhappy brides there will be after hearing this news about no outside photographers. Like you said, what is the big deal??? If you pay the vendor fee, it shouldnt be a damn problem! ARGH!!!! Looks like I am starting the resort hunt from square one again!



              #228 lucydanny

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                Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

                Susan,

                 

                You have some very old packages. Now they have new packages and also they can make different packages, according to your needs. My package doesn't includes printed photos and they made me discounts for this. Also, they are three or four photographers so, if they have three or four wedding per day will be one photographer per wedding! 



                #229 jennifer8913

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                Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

                Originally Posted by SusanMike2013 

                Just a thought.. at 3 to 4 weddings a day... How much coverage is actually given to each wedding?
                I am sure the pictures are great... But I want a dedicated to me only person for the day.. not a hour or two. I want all the little things captured, I want special effects added ..

                To think of having my wedding pictures ready the day after they are taken is not for me. That to me mean you got a fancy camera and you took some pictures, printed them and put them on a cd.. like anyone can do these days.

                 

                My photographer is coming to the resort at lunch time.. my wedding is at 5pm.

                He also stated he includes usually 12 hours coverage and I am provided with 2000+  digital prints with edits.  He has ME only that day...
                And I will not get these pictures for maybe two months later.. thats fine. Looking at his work it is so worth the wait! 

                 

                Everyone is different on what the most important thing of their day is to them.. me it is pictures :-)

                 

                 

                 

                Looking at WBA photo website ... there is no mention of Now Larimar....

                I was emailed the prices last year

                 

                To have close to what I wanted in pictures it was $2500+:

                 

                Royal

                All photos on CD high quality

                HD(RAW)

                Room service , dinner service and trash the dress. - No dance? Oh another 200 dollars.. What about other pictures you may want before the actualy wedding?

                1 h coverage throughout preparation bride + groom - not enough time IMO, to add an extra hour 200US.. crazy

                All photos in a DVD HD (RAW) -  NO EDITS, I could have my aunt or sister in law with her fancy camera do this for me. Same difference, I want edits and some extra touches to them :-)

                All photos on DVD in a slideshow (photo + music) - This is so old.. anyone can do this so nothing special

                All photos printed 6x8 - Waste of pictures

                Photos souvenirs for your family size 4x6

                2500 US

                 


                Im glad you posted this! It is so true, and like you said, it is the most important part of the wedding for me as well. I am taking a lot of time and thought behind my details, I want them captured!


                "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

                Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


                #230 rachelandjohnny

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                  Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

                  Ok so I have spoken to my planner at Luxe and they are in contact with the hotel about this. I have told them I will choose another resort if this doesn't pan out. Still waiting to here also super upset that if I wasn't on this forum I wouldn't have even known then flipped out later. Anyways ill keep you all posted to their response if they don't change it I'm back to the drawing board which is so stressful I'm freaking out!




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