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#1 fgentillon

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    Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:46 AM

    Hello Ladies!

     

    I'm pretty new to this site and love the information that is passed along and shared!!! Its definitely helping me plan my upcoming wedding at Dreams on April 9, 2016.

     

    My question is for previous brides and vendors. With using outside vendors, if your photographer/videographer was staying on site at the Dreams did they still charge you a vendor fee (per person) or was that waived?!? I can understand if the vendor is off site and only there for the day, but other than that, I think it should be waived, no?!? I'm traveling with my wedding planner, photographer and DJ from NYC and this fee is adding significantly!!

     

    Any information would greatly help!!



    #2 racht33

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    Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:54 AM

    @fgentillon what Dreams are going to ??  If all of these people are staying and paying for 3 nights you dont get charged an outside vendor fee. But i would check with the resort on your DJ. because that person may need to rent equipment. Unless they are bringing it with them?? .Ive having my wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun next year and have been told a vendor fee is for outside vendor for the day .Unless the person pays a 3 night stay.


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    #3 fgentillon

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      Posted 11 June 2015 - 10:39 AM

      Hi RachT33,

       

      We're at the Dreams Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas. I assumed the same thing since they all would be staying the mininum 3 days. I just wasnt sure and did not want to ask the resort directly and then get charged per vendor on the resort even if they stay on site. Having the vendors off site at a different hotel and paying the vendor fee is cheaper then paying the all-inclusive per person price for each vendor and the fee. I know the resort wont tell me what's best as its in their interest to get more money. My DJ is bringing the basics, and only asked that I give him the details of the sound equipment already provided and will adjust accordingly. Sometimes the resort gives you way more than what you need.

       

      Thank you for answering my question. I guess all the Dreams resorts follow the same vendor fee protocol.



      #4 Moments That Matter

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        Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:04 AM

        Congrats on your engagement, fgentillon and upcoming Dreams Los Cabos wedding next June!!!  You'll find lots of great resources here to help with your planning decisions - so well done on joining our forum community :)

         

        Will your photographer and DJ traveling with you will be carrying some professional equipment with them? If so, I wanted to give you a "heads-up" ... that it is illegal for someone to come to Mexico and photograph a wedding without proper working papers. The same way people can not just travel to the USA or Canada and work. Cancun airport is aware of this and as you will see... scans all luggage arriving when you go through customs. People traveling with more than one camera will need to answer for the equipment. Im not trying to scare you... just give you the facts of working in a foreign country.

        MTM has recently changed all the prices to accommodate couples who are working with a budget. We're not suggesting you need to hire us - there are lots of great professionals who work legally in Mexico and would do a great job for your wedding :)

         

        We wish you happy research, and all the best with your plans - cheers!!! team MTM :)

         

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        #5 acw271011

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        Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:13 PM

        Thanks @Moments That Matter. That's the same information I was going to pass on. It's something that has come up on the board a few times over the last couple of years that I've seen and it's something not a lot of the brides are aware of. I've heard that customs are clamping down as well so being more watchful.


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        #6 vancouverpetunia

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        Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:25 PM

        Can anyone suggest what to tell my photographer on how to avoid any issues? I looked at local Riviera Maya photographers but a good friend of ours, who is also a professional wedding photographer, was invited to our wedding and has agreed to shoot out wedding. We are paying his standard rates and he is paying for his transportation and accommodation at our resort. I don't want him to encounter issues when entering Mexico. I don't know what kind of equipment he would bring with him.


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        #7 acw271011

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        Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

        Without opening a can of worms that you may not want to open I'm not sure what to tell you. It might be worth asking the photographer what kind of equipment he's bringing and looking around on the internet to see what info you can get, specifically Mexican customs. Is he staying for the whole week with you? I don't know if that helps or not. I almost want to suggest contacting your WC and see what advice she might give you. I did read here that customs are being more watchful of people coming in and doing work but not getting a work visa. Perhaps you could offer to pay the cost of the visa since it's only for one day? Maybe that it's only one day out of a week......

         

        I know that's no help to you. Maybe someone else can provide some more insight. Good luck!


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        #8 vancouverpetunia

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        Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:43 PM

        @acw271011 Thanks. Good ideas to check out a few things. He and his wife will be staying all week with us. 


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        #9 Moments That Matter

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          Posted 21 June 2015 - 01:13 PM

          What level of risk are you willing to take? Customs checks incoming luggage for professional equipment, to non-authorized people to work in Mexico.

          Getting a work visa to work here in Mexico is not quick takes some effort and time. Wedding couples have enough on their minds without needing to worry about possibly not having the photographer they're bringing in with them - be allowed to photograph their wedding.

          Hope you find the perfect solution for your Special day - Cheers!!! team MTM :)


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