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    Cigar Roller? Yes? No? Why?

    Glad I could help! I know how hard it is to try and cut down on things...
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    Cigar Roller? Yes? No? Why?

    Hi Ladies - I haven't been on this board in a while, I got married in October and have been crazy with work, holidays, etc... since then. I did just recommend someone to the site who is thinking of getting married in Cabo, so I thought I would come take a quick look around.... I used these same people at my wedding and posted the review that I would not have them again. No one noticed the cigar roller at all, and he did have a special set up. My entire group was very big on cigars and had been smoking them all weekend, so I thought they would love this. Well, the cigars that are included, are actually a box of cigars they give you at the end, the cigars they roll you had to pay for. The box of cigars was awful, especially in comparison to the cubans they had been smoking all weekend. The cigar roller was a waste of money to me because he basically got ignored and then we threw away the bad cigars! I would recommend buying some cuban cigars when you get there and putting them in a bowl/dish by the tequila tasting or some how passing them out to the guys. This could give you some "wow" factor, probably cost less, and be much appreciated by the cigar smokers. I wish I would have done this! It may work out better with your group(s). I just wanted to share my experience!
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    Jennifer Hatton~Cake Diva (Los Cabos)

    I just used Jennifer and she was great. The cake was delicious and looked exactly like the picture I sent her, plus, I thought it her prices were really reasonable.
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    Cabomax/The Twins

    I think we had The Twins from 8:00 - 11:00. We had dinner from 6:30 - 8:00 (which also included the firedancers and was supposed to include our first dance) and just made a play list that we plugged into their equipment (or someone did, it wasn't me)! To be honest, I can't really remember what all kinds of music they played.... But, I am told they played everything and have just been hearing again from my coworkers about how great "The Twins" were! I told them things we didn't want to hear and then I think they just kind of read the crowd and what everyone was liking. I had told them we weren't going to be a big dancing group and I think every single person was dancing the ENTIRE time they played. I had to beg to get someone to sit down with me! I think our $650 included tip and everything, which I didn't think was bad, so I didn't even attempt to negotiate..... Sorry for the delay in my response, I have had computer issues and haven't been online in a while!
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by JOELLEN Sorry to bother again! I noticed you posted some pics of the PB Pacifica iin the vbicgallery but for some reason I can't view it... can you email any of your table settings or lounge set up to angelaevents@yahoo.com? Thanks, Hi Angela - I tried loading them but they are too large! The hubby is now working on getting everything loaded into .mac so I can post them. He loaded the pictures he took, so I'll see if there are any from the reception.
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by JOELLEN Do you have any photos of your table set up? at the pacifica? thanks, I do have pictures, I will load them onto this computer and then post them in the gallery. I will stop talking about doing this and do it now!
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    Cabomax/The Twins

    We ended up having the mariachis for the ceremony and cocktail hour and then had our ipod for dinner and The Twins for dancing - just to kind of mix it up a bit and to save money. The other benefit of having The Twins was we were able to use all of their equipment, etc.. to plug our ipod into so it sounded really great!
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    Blanca Casteneda - Wedding Coordinator

    Do you know who it is?
  9. Tammy - Would you mind sending me the link so I can view your album? I guess I know what I'm going to be doing with all of my free time now that the plannings over! How long did it take you to get your album? I was hoping these could be Christmas gifts for our parents...
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    Blanca Casteneda - Wedding Coordinator

    I know, I feel bad, I have been meaning to post this for the last two months!
  11. I was a little skeptical when I first hired Blanca as she is the second recommendation from Cabo Surf Hotel and then I couldn't find information on her any where else. I ended up hiring her based on an email I received back from one of the three references she gave me (who also, incidentally recommended I use The Twins). Blanca was very inexpensive, she only charged $800 to answer my emails and do research for the 8 months leading up to my wedding, coordinate a welcome dinner, rehearsal, our official wedding (which took place the day before), a rehearsal dinner, and then the actual wedding! I know realize the markups the coordinators charge are really what they refer to as their "comission", which, for the amount of work Blanca did for me is fair - I just wish they would call it their comission since we all compare prices and know what everyone else is paying for things. Having said this - Blanca did not mark up most items and actually was less expensive than most of the other quotes I had seen on this board. She worked with me on everything and when I told her things were too expensive, she found it for less or gave me alternative options. If I went on my own with vendors, she was fine with that and still did all of the coordinating with them - I would just tell her, for example, Jennifer Hatton is doing my cake for $375, and she took care of the rest. On the day of my wedding, I didn't see Blanca too much, that is because she was downstairs making sure everything was set up perfectly for her detail oriented and obsessed bride (that would be me). All of the details from the perfectly raked sand, to the placement and set up of the extra tables, bar, lounge area, band, you name it was perfectly coordinated and ready to go, so as the ceremony began - all of the work was done and there wasn't any transitioning. At the end of the night, she made sure my Tiffany's cake knife and server were back in their blue box and waiting in my room (I was a little nervous the kitchen might just wash them and put them away)! Blanca was amazing and at the end of it all, if I hadn't spent my entire wedding budget (and then some) I was going to give her a bonus for the amazing job she did. She definitely does not get the credit she deserves! Her email is blanca@weddingsbyheart.com and her website is www.weddingsbyheart.com. Let me know if you have any questions, etc... Raina
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    Cabomax/The Twins

    Cabomax/The Twins are a fun band that play everything from Gypsy Kings and salsa to pop. We ended up using The Twins because we had 50 people and it was perfect. The Twins are literally twins, one plays the keyboard and the other plays the guitar. I thought they were going to show up with just their instruments, so I was very impressed when they were set up with an entire stage with equipment, lights, the whole nine yards. They were set up before the ceremony even started, so even though they didn't play until about 3 hours in, they were ready to go so the transition was seamless. Not only were The Twins great, but they were affordable at $650 an hour with a 3 hour minimum. Cabomax is a full band, I think they add another guitarist and drums, and they are only $850 an hour with a 3 hour minimum. I have heard that Cabomax would be great for 100 or more people, but thought they might overwhelm my group of 50, which is why we ended up just doing The Twins. They have a website at www.cabomax.com that has some demos and their playlist. I will say the demos don't really do them justice - my hubby was afraid they were going to be cheesy - which they weren't at all - they totally read the crowd and played what we wanted to hear and had everyone dancing - even the non-dancers! Still in the process of writing my review, but I will say The Twins are an A+
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    Lunas de Fuego (firedancers)

    We just had the firedancers and I would say go for it! Their are several different groups and the group that is more expensive (not sure what their actual name is, but I referred to them as "Omar's group" and got the right people) is the one you want to get. Their are about 7 of them and they have three people on drums and are on stilts. They amazed all of my guests - my fiance thought I was crazy and over the top for having them and it was nice for me to have my "told you so" moment! We actually only paid $1,225 for them and got them though our coordinator Blanca Casteneda, her email is blanca@weddingsbyheart.com - I am in the process of posting all of her info!
  14. I have been meaning to post my invites and all of that other good stuff. Now that the wedding is over, I will finally have some free time to get it all done! On our invitations, we asked people to wear "Elegant Summer Attire in Shades of White and Khaki" If you do decide to go with all white, I would advise going with chocolate brown instead of black on any stationary items, it looks softer. The person who did my invites advised me on this and I used it for everything from out guest book, to menus, to cocktail napkins, matches, etc... It really helped tie my theme together and looked great and was super easy to do!
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