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#11 RitvikSehgal

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    Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:45 PM

    Selecting the best photographer who can capture your special moment quite effectively is very crucial. Photographs which can be with you forever sometime budget might come across still there are such photographers  available who capture things very nicely. It's tough to suggest until and unless we don't know what exactly your budget is. 



    #12 kellymenning

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    Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:15 PM

    I currently am helping my friend with her upcoming wedding at Dreams Riveria Maya this Sept. While also slowly planning my Riveria Maya wedding for next Fall. We've been looking at photographers and nothing is working into our budget. Everyone is stating 3K and up. Anyone know of great photographers to hire for much lower budget who can still give us great pictures ?

    I used Derek Campbell with Photos In Cancun. Www.photosincancun.com. He was AWESOME. He charged me $2100. It was supposed to be $2500, but he lowered it to $2100 so the outside vendor fee didn't hurt so much. ha! He and Lorena were wonderful. Best pictures at such a reasonable cost. He also gave me all of my pictures on a flash drive the day after our wedding. I highly suggest him. 


    Here is a link so you can see pics.

    https://www.facebook...=1&l=581de87d2f


    Edited by khmciver, 17 March 2015 - 05:13 PM.

    Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
    Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

    Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
    http://www.photosincancun.com

    Decoration Rentals: Love & Lace Wedding Decor
    https://www.facebook...oveandlacedecor


    #13 Wafflesmom

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    • Wedding Date:January 23, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Moon Palace
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    Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:13 PM

    @khmciver your wedding photos are amazing! You looked so beautiful in your dress and I love the decor. Did you bring most of those down or did you have the resort provide decor?
    My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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    #14 kellymenning

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    Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

    @khmciver your wedding photos are amazing! You looked so beautiful in your dress and I love the decor. Did you bring most of those down or did you have the resort provide decor?

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I actually rented all of my decorations from Love & Lace Wedding Decor. I just posted a post about it in the wedding decorations section. I'll try to find it. I used Love & Lace for all my decorations. SO MUCH CHEAPER. And I didn't have to pay an outside vendor fee. So the deal is this girl Katy got married in Tulum and now lives in Playa. She was so annoyed with how much they charge for everything. She started a business where she rents out the decorations, lighting, sheers, etc. It's awesome. I saved a ton of money using her and I didn't have to haul anything down there. She rocks. Feel free to ask me any more questions. I'll go find the post I just did. Thanks!


    Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
    Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

    Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
    http://www.photosincancun.com

    Decoration Rentals: Love & Lace Wedding Decor
    https://www.facebook...oveandlacedecor


    #15 Wafflesmom

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    Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:26 PM

    Thanks for the quick reply @khmciver! I really loved your photos, they looked like the ones I first saw when I was looking up destination weddings and convinced me that was the way to go. Basically, yours could be used for ads lol

    How did you get out of having to pay the vendor fee? My wedding is at moon palace and they have vendor fees for so many things. They even have an electricity fee ($250) for outside DJs, on top of the $800 outside vendor fee!
    My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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    #16 kellymenning

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    Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:39 PM

    Thanks for the quick reply @khmciver! I really loved your photos, they looked like the ones I first saw when I was looking up destination weddings and convinced me that was the way to go. Basically, yours could be used for ads lol

    How did you get out of having to pay the vendor fee? My wedding is at moon palace and they have vendor fees for so many things. They even have an electricity fee ($250) for outside DJs, on top of the $800 outside vendor fee!

    You're so sweet!! That's really so nice of you. Thank you!! 

    I met Katy in town a few days before the wedding and she gave me all of the decorations in suitcases so when I took them back to the hotel, they thought they were mine. That way I didn't have to pay the outside vendor fee which was awesome. I cannot believe you have to pay an electricity fee!! Yikes!!

    Oh, they did charge me a decorating fee, but it was $5/person and it still saved me a whole lot of money. It's just absurd how much they want to charge for everything!!


    Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
    Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

    Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
    http://www.photosincancun.com

    Decoration Rentals: Love & Lace Wedding Decor
    https://www.facebook...oveandlacedecor


    #17 Wafflesmom

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    Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:51 PM

    Thank you so much for your detailed review, and photos! I'll see how much Palace charges for setting up decor and do a cost analysis. My fiancé is completely against us bringing so much luggage back and forth so we've had to go through the resort vendors for a lot of the decor. He says it's worth the money but this way, I can still save money!

    Sorry to be a bother but I just had a few questions (may not be the last)
    1) Was it quite easy to pack everything after and return the decor?
    2) how much were the sparklers?
    3) did the resort set up everything for you, including the lights?

    Thank you so much
    My planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...anuary-23-2016/

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    #18 racht33

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    • Wedding Location:Dreams Riviera Cancun
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    Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:23 AM

    I used Derek Campbell with Photos In Cancun. Www.photosincancun.com. He was AWESOME. He charged me $2100. It was supposed to be $2500, but he lowered it to $2100 so the outside vendor fee didn't hurt so much. ha! He and Lorena were wonderful. Best pictures at such a reasonable cost. He also gave me all of my pictures on a flash drive the day after our wedding. I highly suggest him. 


    Here is a link so you can see pics.

    https://www.facebook...=1&l=581de87d2f

     Your picutres are amazing!!!! Your wedding was complete perfection!! :)


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    #19 kellymenning

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    Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:50 AM

     Your picutres are amazing!!!! Your wedding was complete perfection!! :)

    Thank you!!!!! That's so sweet of you!


    Thank you so much for your detailed review, and photos! I'll see how much Palace charges for setting up decor and do a cost analysis. My fiancé is completely against us bringing so much luggage back and forth so we've had to go through the resort vendors for a lot of the decor. He says it's worth the money but this way, I can still save money!

    Sorry to be a bother but I just had a few questions (may not be the last)
    1) Was it quite easy to pack everything after and return the decor?
    2) how much were the sparklers?
    3) did the resort set up everything for you, including the lights?

    Thank you so much

    You're so welcome! I'm glad to help! 

    I literally brought 10 suitcases down to Mexico with my welcome bag stuff. Then I had about 10 more suitcases from Katy that I got in town. The resort thought it was funny. To answer your questions....

    1) The hotel actually packed everything for me after the wedding which was great! I had brought my TA with me to Mexico so she actually went through everything the next day in the suitcases to make sure it was all there before we returned it. The hotel made it very easy. I think they're used to people bringing in their own stuff. 

    2) The sparklers were $3.00/sparkler unless you order over 75...then they're $2.25/sparkler. Still a steal in my mind. I REALLY wanted sparklers, but the resort was charging me $8.00/sparkler!!!! And I just love the pics they create with them. 

    3) The resort did set up everything for me. They were awesome. I did have to pay a $5 decorating fee per person for bringing all my decorations and a $300 lighting fee. So I paid $800 total for all of my decoration and light set up. Still saved me so much money. 

     

    Let me know if you have any more questions! :)


    Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
    Wedding Location: Azul Fives Hotel in Playa del Carmen

    Photographer: Photos in Cancun - Derek Campbell
    http://www.photosincancun.com

    Decoration Rentals: Love & Lace Wedding Decor
    https://www.facebook...oveandlacedecor





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