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#1 Cabo OR Bust

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    Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:58 AM

    Hi, I'm Susan & I'm planning to be married in Cabo and we are look into the Hilton bc my fiance has tons of Hilton Honors points. I've been in contact with Carolina, but I have no idea where to start?! I'm so glad I stumbled upon this site. I'm thinking October or November 2008. Looking forward to reading recommendations!

    #2 Maura

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    Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:13 AM

    susan, im also a cabo bride. to answer your question, it depends on your budget. the villas tend to be more expensive and youll likely need to hire an outside wedding coordinator to help you secure your vendors... just something to think about! roam around the cabo forum, theres lots of helpful stuff there.

    #3 Cabo OR Bust

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      Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:40 AM

      I'm thinking more Hilton now that I've done some research on the villas. They are quite expensive! My budget is around 5-7k, is that possible at the Hilton?

      #4 twinkletoes

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        Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:09 AM

        to the forum Susan!
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        #5 Janet

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          Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:37 AM

          How many people? Hilton is gorgeous but not cheap (nothing in Cabo is). Tell us more about the kind of wedding you're wanting and we can help more! (size, food/bev preferences, etc). I don't think you could have a very big wedding for 5-7k but it all depends.

          #6 Maura

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          Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

          the pricing at the westin is similar to the hilton, and for an estimated 80 guests we think will show up, we are already sitting around 25K i believe...

          #7 Cabo OR Bust

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            Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:22 PM

            Wow, I just went through and read the thread on budgets...reality check! We were thinking Hilton to take advantage of Hilton Honors points to pay for our room and our parents. I'm thinking we'll have around 40-60 guest. I envision small and intimate, but at this point, it looks like it's going to be more than I imagine. Experienced brides: Is 10k out of the question? I figured if we have, say, 40 guests @ $100/pp, the food & bev would be $4000. When I was quoted by Carolina @ Hilton, she said apprx. $100/pp, but does that include alcohol? FI and I are funding the wedding ourselves, and FIL are going to fund rehearsal dinner. Any information is valuable information! Thanks so much everyone!

            #8 cheese_diva

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              Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:31 PM

              We had 40 guests at Cabo Dreams. Our our original budget was 10K until we realized how much photography was (I had no idea).. we changed our budget to 15K but didn't include our travel/stay or our rings.. we came in $100 over budget... not bad! I tried to save money on each and every little thing and don't buy a bunch of "wedding stuff" in the beginning of your planning.. save the ideas and buy once you have a completed vision.. We were able to hire firedancers/DJ and include a bunch of DIY stuff to complete the feeling we were going for.

              You could always use your points to have an extended honeymoon if you decide to not have your wedding there.
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              #9 JCH

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                Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:54 PM

                We are in the beginning stages of planning as well and started researching the Hilton...I don't believe 10K is feasible at the Hilton for the amt of guests that you are planning to have...plus you have to take into consideration all the other "stuff" that adds up....photo, dj (if you want), etc., an outside wc told us quickly that it would be around 200/pp...but mind you that was a very rough estimate when we just started discussing different options out there.

                #10 Jenn3878

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                  Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:13 PM

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