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#281 yycbride2016

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:34 PM

That looks like a good list!! The only thing that jumps out at me is the photographer. Is that for your wedding photos and is it the resort photographer? I'm only asking because Jan, Feb, Mar and April are very busy wedding months so my concern would be about getting someone (?) Otherwise the list looks pretty comprehensive. It's all coming along nicely and will look great!!

Yeah it is the photographer for our wedding photos. My original plan was to go with the resort photographer and I assumed I had till 3 months prior to the wedding date to pick because thats when the coordinator told me to send all my requests in. But when I found out the resort photography package jumped up by $1000 I was forced to look elsewhere. Right now my FI isn't much help as he is building a fireplace in our house and doesn't help with any wedding decisions (not that i'm complaining since i'm getting a fancy fireplace out of the deal haha). I think this week I will just make a decision on a photographer and book. All the ones I've short listed are available on our wedding day still thank goodness! But the cheapest I can find for what we want (including the resort outside photographer fee) is $2000:( I think I will just have to suck it up and book.


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#282 calgarybride2015

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:38 PM

Yeah it is the photographer for our wedding photos. My original plan was to go with the resort photographer and I assumed I had till 3 months prior to the wedding date to pick because thats when the coordinator told me to send all my requests in. But when I found out the resort photography package jumped up by $1000 I was forced to look elsewhere. Right now my FI isn't much help as he is building a fireplace in our house and doesn't help with any wedding decisions (not that i'm complaining since i'm getting a fancy fireplace out of the deal haha). I think this week I will just make a decision on a photographer and book. All the ones I've short listed are available on our wedding day still thank goodness! But the cheapest I can find for what we want (including the resort outside photographer fee) is $2000:( I think I will just have to suck it up and book.


Who are you considering?

Yes the resort photographer isn't associated with the GS wedding department so it's all done separately. Still can't believe their prices jumped so much.


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I'm going off memory because I'm not even at the risk of reaching 100, personally. Your pictures looked cozy enough at 45.


It was a good number :) wasn't empty but wasn't full.


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#283 nkavanaugh

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:39 PM

The maximum in the palapa is 100 and I think Adriana said that leaves no room for a dance floor, she does seem accommodating though and told me they would put the dance floor and some furniture on the beach for a bigger crowd!


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#284 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:41 PM

    There is no way I'm paying $2000 for photography! Where did you get the price list? I'm wondering now if mine is out of date. We're intending on getting the basics and then having photography skilled family and friends handle the rest.

    My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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    #285 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:43 PM

    There is no way I'm paying $2000 for photography! Where did you get the price list? I'm wondering now if mine is out of date. We're intending on getting the basics and then having photography skilled family and friends handle the rest.


    There is a new price list :( but I believe the $2000 package is like 6-8 hours worth. Hopefully the basic packages are still the same.


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    Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

     

    Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

     

    Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

     

    Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

     

     


    #286 nkavanaugh

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    Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:45 PM

    I don't know if this will work but here is a screen shot of the new prices! Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440535482.103865.jpg   227.87KB   10 downloads


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    #287 yycbride2016

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    Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:46 PM

    Who are you considering?

    Yes the resort photographer isn't associated with the GS wedding department so it's all done separately. Still can't believe their prices jumped so much.

    I've narrowed it down to Octavio Montes ($1650 for 6 hours), Lacelotti ($1600 for 6 hours), and Luckie Photography ($1600 for 8 hours). And now i've just realised that those are USD meaning my cheapest price will be $2135

     

    @JoannaBanana

    Here is the new adventure photos price list:

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    Looks like @nkavanaugh beat me to it!

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    #288 JoannaBanana

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      Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:48 PM

      $695, sign me up!

      My Planning Thread (Grand Sirenis 05.12.16)http://www.bestdesti...-grand-sirenis/<p>


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      #289 calgarybride2015

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      Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:49 PM

      Certainly changed-I had 7 hours,200 photos and a Photobook for $1600 US.

      At the time I couldn't beat that price with the outside fee but you sure can now.

      All your choices are fabulous.


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      Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

       

      Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

       

      Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

       

      Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

       

       


      #290 yycbride2016

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      Posted 25 August 2015 - 12:50 PM

      @calgarybride2015 That was the package I had down in my budget and then they changed the price to $2500 and its just crazy!


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