We have a big guest list for a DW!!
Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:36 PM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:53 AM
A very well-kept secret in Cabo is Marbella Suites en Playa. It is a 4-star resort at a 2-star price (honest!), and it's got a great location and private beach. Marbella's capacity is 110, and you can reserve the ENTIRE resort for $6,500 total per night. That's $59 per person per night if you have it full and the resort is yours!
We called to ask some questions, and their customer service was great! They are reallllly flexible, and said they can customize payment plans and the way you and your guests want to do it.
They did recommend we do this about 1 year ahead of time if we're interested.
I hope all the great gals' advice is helping you!
The Sweetest Day
Posted 08 January 2007 - 01:17 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:37 PM
The Sweetest Day
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:42 PM
I reserved my reception and am making payments for 100 people but I'm having my FI save on an investment account the rest (as it would be for 200). That way we're covered..
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:43 PM
Posted 10 January 2007 - 01:46 AM
Anyway I agree - CABO is VERY expensive! We are not saving a dime getting married there versus Los Angeles (who knew!?!) and in fact the additional prices for flights and plane tickets are making it MORe expensive. For me I think it's worth it because I didn't want a regular wedding here at home for one day... it's la vacation too!
But on that note I think there are a lot of terrific places out there besides Cabo that can be much more affordable.
Marbella en la Playa is cute - we checked it out on our sight visit. But one thing about it is there are a TON of stairs all over the property so if you have any older guests or handicapped guests it would not be good for them (no elevators or anything). It's not a big resort like Dreams or Sherton or anythign but it's an older pretty charming hotel. A bunch of my friends are going to stay there during our wedding because it really is a lot more affordable.
I like Tammy's idea of checking out Dreams PV - they are reviewed very highly by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine I think...
The Bahamas might be a nice option too - I went to a really lovely wedding there last year. I'm not sure about thew Catholic ceremony though...
Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:02 AM
| Originally Posted by salsa_bride |
Hm, well, I guess we have to open up our options to other locations to better accomodate our situation (maybe we'll save Cabo for our honeymoon!!!). So in summary of our wedding needs:
Budget - 20-25k (CDN)
Guests - approximately 150 (needs to be affordable, easy to book for that many people)
Ceremony - would like traditional Catholic ceremony
Reception - this is where we thought DW could save us some money, but we want it to be a private event (no wandering sunbathers or other toursists in t background)
I am open to looking at other locations in Mexico (maybe Dominican)?
How did you gals plan your DW when it came to confirming numbers? Did you send out invites first to get confirmed number of guests? How do you do that without booking the location first? And how do you book unless you know how many guests are attending? I feel like it's a catch 22??
I think you'll get a much smaller amount of guests once they figure out the pricing. At 250 invited, 150 expected, are you ok with only having 80 guests? That's just something to think about . When key people start backing out of your wedding it's a heartbreaker.
Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:10 PM
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