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#1 JulieG

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    Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:26 PM

    I was not positive where I should put this thread, but I have a question for all of you. I see that some people are hiring wedding coordinators. Why is this? Does the hotel you are using not have a planner/coordinator for you to use? Or did you not like that person so you are using another? I am looking to get married at an AI resort and when you book a package, the planner is included. So, what I want to know is, did you people find they were not good and hired someone else, or did you have to hire someone? I am just curious to know if I should trust the planner the resort provides, or if I should look for another, there are many of them, to help me. I am just going to do a wedding on the beach through the resort and not a special beach somewhere else. What do you all think?

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:30 PM

      I hired a WC because the hotel only offered a event planner (I guess it's different then a WC) and I needed help with having a legal wedding in Mexico. Some of the resort do have a WC, and if they are good I wouldn't spend the extra money unless you have a large wedding.

      #3 JulieG

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        Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:34 PM

        Thanks for the info. I guess I will have to pick a resort first, and then see what they offer. I just assumed you would get one with the package and just go with them. That is what my friend did who got married in Punta Cana. But, I guess they are all different. I will have to find out if the person at the resort I pick is any good and then go from ther. Thank God we have this forum to help us all out. This is the best site I have ever been on, I love the support and the amazing people.

        Thanks Tammy.

        #4 TammyB

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          Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:42 PM

          I agree, this forum has helped a TON, in fact if I wasn't having a legal wedding I wouldn't have hired a WC at all, because of all the help the girls have given me...

          #5 EDYTA

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            Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:04 PM

            Julie i would say that only hire a wc if you have a lot of people coming to your wedding other than that i would just use the hotel one to save $$...but i guess it's just preferance, I am just using the hotel wc as im only expecting 16 guests

            #6 mexico15

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              Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:09 PM

              Yea...I am just using the WC from the hotel as well. We are only 16-18 guests as well, so there is not as much detail for us to be concerned about. How many people are you thinking about inviting?

              #7 soon2bmrsbyers

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                Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:18 PM

                My wedding is at RIU Las Americas. I have not heard back from a coordinator. I am concerned, because I don't know what kind of flowers are included, and if I should pick out my own from a local florist. I don't want to pick the bridesmaids dresses, and find out that they dont go together at all. Plus, I want to chose my colors now and keep a common theme through all invitations and favors. Can anyone offer me any advice?
                http://img11.mytextg....cf932f433e.gifJune 2007RIU Palace Las Americas Cancun

                #8 TammyB

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                  Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:47 PM

                  Usually the packages they offer that includes flowers are what ever they have in season. Def talk to your coordinator about what you have in mind, if anything you may have to pay a little extra if they have to ship any "special" flowers in.

                  #9 JulieG

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                    Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:47 PM

                    I think we will have about 30 to 40 people. Is that a lot of people? I would think that is an average number and will not be hard to deal with. I guess I just have to pick a place and see what they say from there.

                    I have not picked a place cause we are waiting for hotels to call my travel agent back. Costa Rica does not have group rates for November posted yet, so, she had to call them all. Does that sound right Tammy? I trust her, but I wanted to make sure that is a normal thing. Price is the most important thing to us, well one of them, we don't mind what we have to pay, we just do not want our guests to have to pay a lot to come to our wedding. So, I can't pick a place till I know prices.

                    #10 LCBride2007

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                      Posted 10 January 2007 - 04:50 PM

                      I am just using the WC (Nicole) that works at Las Caletas. She's been great so far, so I haven't needed to hire anyone else.




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