Originally Posted by EVKnowsitall
Haha yea. It's like a kid being told what to do. I was stuck between Paradisus and Majestic and was pushing towards Majestic because of the fee but when we used the wedding calculator from Paradisus and compared it to the same things we would purchase at Majestic- apples to oranges Paradisus was only $1,000 more- and it was because of the silly fee. So i figured- we will just pay it bc we were more enamored with the Paradisus Property. I'm Paradisus Palma Real though- where is the Paradisus Punta Cana? I thought they were neighboring resorts right next to each other.
I will have to look at the map, But I too believed they were neighboring? I loved the Paradisus Palma Real, but they were a tad bit more expensive and I found the property at the Punta Cana just as beautiful...not the same, but beautiful still.
Okay, so I ran to my coordinator and I got some feedback. Here are the questions and answers. Her answers are in red. Hope this helps everyone on the forum.
So....a) I reading some wedding forums, there were other vendors you used to use. Are there any other vendor or is Arrecife the only Photography vendor to choose? Arrecife has an exclusive contract with Paradisus Resorts and is the only approved vendor. Why is the fee $1,0000 to use an outside photographer? There is a fee because of the exclusivity agreement, in order for the Resort to break this agreement the outside vendor (in this case photographer) would be expected to pay the $1000 fee â€“ not the couple.
What if choose a vendor that I seen listed in the forums that you maybe have used in the past? Arrecife is the only photographer you may use without the fee being imposed.
c) is that a fee...or a deposit? It is a fee.
d) I have read in the forums that my guests cannot even take picutures of my wedding. Please say that isn't true. This is not true, your guests are more than welcome to take pictures, the problem I see with too many people trying to take pictures â€“ when you hire a professional â€“ is that say for example he is trying to get a perfect shot of you and your new husband, and so are 3 other guests, it may mess up the picture because you both will not know where to look and when you are paying for a service you want to make sure your shots come out nothing short of perfection, but yes, your guests are allowed to take their own photos, of course. I've read that guests have been forced to put away their camera's during the wedding and reception. I have never heard this, would you mind linking me to this so that we can make sure it is addressed properly? I would hate for Brides to be misinformed.
I have friends that are not professional photographers, but will be paying alot of money to attend my wedding and honestly, why can't I have them take our wedding pictures. You most certainly can J It won't be professional....but I would rather it be personal than being forced to use a photographer that I"m not happy with AND I think it's horrible to make any guest put away their camera and not take pictures.