Okay, I know that this has been brought up numerous times, but with so many different posts with different information I was wondering if anyone who has done the photo packages here would be able to help out.
For our wedding, we were possibly thinking of doing the VHS video for $500 and then getting the ala cart photo package of 24 5x7s pics for $460, bringing us up to $960. It looks like, otherwise, you have to get the DVD tropical package for the video and pics combo with 36 5x7s and 6 8x10s for $1800. However, we were also interested in getting some beach pics after the ceremony and some of those "must have" wedding shots that would not necessarily be included with the ceremony, reception, etc. We don't really care about the video not capturing walks on the beach as I don't think SGOR would be too good for that anyhow since the beach is so little and we just want the basics for that (the ceremony, signing, first dance, cake, etc).
The thing is my fiance's workplace does a lot with printing, etc. and we thought that maybe they could transfer the VHS along with photos from the resort and from us on VK/honeymoon, etc., onto one DVD so that we can also add in footage from DVDs/CDs that we might collect at other times during our trip.
We are being told that we need to have the videographer and photographer reserved 30 days prior to arrival. We are going on Sept 11-20. We don't want to not have someone ready as we are just going by ourselves probably, but we also don't want to spend a lot more than we need to.
Basically, we were just wondering how other couples have done this and how satisfied they were with what they picked for packages, etc, taking into consideration the cost. We want the best deal for our money. Also, I am sure that we will also be purchasing other photos that the sandals photographers take around the resort not to mention DVDs/CDs, etc., that are taken on tours like Dunns Falls and the zipline. I can just see many of our $s being sucked up for pics. :(
Thanks for any information or tips.