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#1 miagirl

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    Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:52 PM

    Hi Ladies!

    Hope everyone is well. Its been about a month since I did my site visit at the Hilton Los Cabos and I'm less than two months out from the wedding....everything is going by so quickly and I am definitely stressing out!

    Not sure about the other Hilton brides...but I'm beginning to feel as though the hotel only cares about money and is discouraging the use of outside vendors...even though it will save me tons of money. The "we're not responsible for outside vendors" line is getting old...I get that los cabos is expensive...but $4K for flowers for a wedding of 30 guests...that seems crazy! I guess this is why people hire wedding planners!

    Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox now....does anyone have any recommendations /contact info for a good trio? I'm looking for a group that is professional and classy.

    Appreciate your help!

    Mia

    #2 Helland Photographs

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      Posted 21 January 2008 - 05:46 PM

      Congratulations... What's going on in Cabo is this...

      All the hotels who never did weddings before saw all the money being made... they want a piece of it. They all think it's easy to do weddings. They DON'T KNOW OR UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH. JUST BECAUSE YOU SAY YOU CAN DO WEDDINGS DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN DO THEM WELL!!

      I see this problem ALL THE TIME. Example... of course you can bring in you own vendors... they just don't make their "kick back" that way. etc, etc.

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:12 PM

      we have quite a few brides who have gotten married at the hilton. If you go to the advanced search feature (third from the right on the very top menu) you can search who they used and what all they did. Congrats on your wedding coming up so soon.
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      #4 chicagopuja

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        Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

        Hi Mia,

        I am getting married at the Hilton in May, and yes, I'm getting stressed, too--I feel your pain. I am am happy to trade our Hilton experiences off-list...i'm at chicagopuja@gmail.com....

        But I have decided that I'm not using any of their vendors. What I've found is that the Hilton keeps telling me that this and that will be taken care of and that at my site visit they will go over everything....but i know the catch is if i wait til then:

        1--all other vendors will be booked

        2- if they don't help me now by email, they think i will wait til the site visit, and be left with no other choice than to go with their vendors and break the bank. why? b/c they assume i won't do my own homework.

        we have to be smart and go on our own. i found out today they had booked a dj for my wedding without telling me and without telling me the price.

        i don't know why they assume we have endless amount of money...they sent me cake photos with no prices? it is ridiculous.

        really frustrated,

        puja

        #5 miagirl

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          Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:23 AM

          Hi Puja--

          Sorry for the delayed response...I work overseas and never get much of a chance to sign on or check email....and I have a wedding in 45 days....ahhhh! Not sure what i was thinking when I set the date.

          Anyway, I agree with you on the RIDICULOUS pricing...I have used this forum to locate my own vendors and am only using the Hilton's contacts for the minister and DJ because I was so impressed with both...so in the end, they are worth it.

          I will touch base with you via email to give you more specific information...but I TOTALLY feel your pain. Which wedding planner are you working with?

          Talk to you soon,
          Mia

          #6 Alisarosenbaum

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            Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:36 PM

            I was married at the Hilton in November and only used outside venders. I hired Maye as my WC, and paid $675 TOTAL for all her services. She got us venders for all three nights of events, plus did all the day of coordination. She saved me WAY more than $675 because she got such good prices. My trio for the beach bonfire hired through her was great, and I think they were $300/hr, which was 50% cheaper than the Hiltons.

            #7 A&P08

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              Posted 02 February 2008 - 12:02 AM

              What did your trio include? What did they do?

              #8 gkashmira

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                Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:24 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Alisarosenbaum
                I was married at the Hilton in November and only used outside venders. I hired Maye as my WC, and paid $675 TOTAL for all her services. She got us venders for all three nights of events, plus did all the day of coordination. She saved me WAY more than $675 because she got such good prices. My trio for the beach bonfire hired through her was great, and I think they were $300/hr, which was 50% cheaper than the Hiltons.
                I did the same and it was money well spent (and saved!). The Hilton's vendors have ridiculously high prices and in some cases they may actually be the same vendors that Maye gets for less. They mentioned a few times about the "we're not responsible for outside vendors" and I was like - "I know. Maye is responsible for them and it's going to be great!" And it was.
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