Hi Ladies & special heartfelt CONGRATS to those who are new to this thread!
@CnBWedding - @rtscent is spot on re EDR. 99% of our guests stayed on that side many of whom are beach lovers and I had 0 complaints & tons of FB/Instagram posts of them enjoying themselves on the Bali beds, jet skis etc. over there.
@Kalie25 - Unfortunately, I can't really help re Sky Deck reception pics. I had my ceremony and cocktail hour up there and my reception on the Pier b/c I was worried it would be too chilly up there (we got married in February). As for photographers. I used Sascha Gluck (Cancun Photos) because I liked his photojournalist style and found his rate to be pretty reasonable. He was worth the outside vendor fee! I was not impressed with the quality of Lomas' flowers given the prices they charge so I hired Vanessa. To get around the fee, we rented a car (something we already planned to do for incidentals and to show new hubby around since he'd never been to Mexico before except for the Brides Dress Rehearsal event). We picked them up from her studio very early on the morning of our wedding.
@ErinSullivan - CONGATS!!!! We hired Mega DJ at the last minute b/c doing the speaker thing wouldn't work for our reception on the pier and he was great if you just need someone to play the music and have it mix/blend well. Using ITunes I found the exact name/version of songs (e.g., Radio Edit) & listed it on a spreadsheet for him to play to avoid having a raunchy version played since we had a few kids and the parents in attendance. He did a great job and to my surprise moved the songs around so they all flowed and blended well. He came with party lights so that helped make the dance area fun. He's the cheaper of the Lomas DJs and doesn't come with the glow sticks & crazy props. My group was fine without them.
~ i've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou ~