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#11 BRIDEZILLA

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    Posted 29 January 2007 - 10:03 PM

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    Marbella is nice but to be honest it's not THAT nice - in fact the thing about it is that it's so affordable - that's what makes it a good option. If you have to pay this location fee than you are way better off going somewhere else. It's a nice place but it is not as nice as the bigger resorts (or some of the more upscale smaller hotels like Cabo Surf, etc.)

    I have some pictures in my gallery of the rooms and stuff... I do not think it is worth $1500 just to be there!

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    What about Marbella attracted you - perhaps we can recommend some alternatives?
    Well first off was that I heard that it was sooooo affordable.

    And second was the beach was very private. Our goal is to have a beach ceremony on a private beach followed by a Mexican style (hopefully palapa/terrace-style) reception. Here is the catch...I have 35-45 guests with an $8K to $10K budget.

    I’m starting to feel a little defeated here!

    My WC seems to think that Marbella is the best fit for us but I think she might be wrong.

    I’ve heard the Fiesta American has a low location fee so I might start directing my energy that way.

    I’m also looking into Cabo Surf.

    Any other suggestions?
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    #12 TammyWright

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    Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:48 AM

    i agree with kash...i dont know why you would want to have your reception there unless that was all you could afford, but with a $1500 site fee that is ridiculous...both FA and cabo surf are sooo much nicer.

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    #13 BRIDEZILLA

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      Posted 30 January 2007 - 12:55 AM

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      i agree with kash...i dont know why you would want to have your reception there unless that was all you could afford, but with a $1500 site fee that is ridiculous...both FA and cabo surf are sooo much nicer.
      Yeah...I am kinda turned off by the whole thing. I'm starting to like FA alot more. Has any of the girls gotten married on the beach and had a reception at the Whale's Terrace?
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      #14 gkashmira

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        Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:21 AM

        I do think Marbella is a great option for a very affordable wedding on a private beach with a nice atmosphere - BUT it seems like that is only the case if you can do a room block with them. Honestly with the $1500 tagged on it's just not worth the money. I think you can get a nicer location for the same price or less!

        Basically any hotel on the corridor will have a relatively private beach. Obviously the hotels and restaurants in downtown Cabo are less private

        I think that a restaurant might be a good option - you won't need a room block and they may not have a sight fee since you'll be doing all the food/drinks there...
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        #15 BRIDEZILLA

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          Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:50 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by gkashmira
          I do think Marbella is a great option for a very affordable wedding on a private beach with a nice atmosphere - BUT it seems like that is only the case if you can do a room block with them. Honestly with the $1500 tagged on it's just not worth the money. I think you can get a nicer location for the same price or less!

          Basically any hotel on the corridor will have a relatively private beach. Obviously the hotels and restaurants in downtown Cabo are less private

          I think that a restaurant might be a good option - you won't need a room block and they may not have a sight fee since you'll be doing all the food/drinks there...
          I am really working on my budget for the first time tonight and I'm realizing that I cannot afford a location fee like that

          I've got the wedding planning blues now. Now I want like three glasses of wine BUT that will not fit into my wedding diet. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
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          #16 gkashmira

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            Posted 30 January 2007 - 02:36 AM

            Amber - hang in there! ALL of us went through this originally! You will find the right place - you just need to do a lot of reading here and on thje old forum www.caboweddingforum.com (you can't post there but I think everyone's old posts are still archived there). I think you should look into some great beachside restaurants! You can find a private beach, great food and save yourself the "location fee."

            Who's your WC (maybe I missed this - is it Maye?). I would ask her to find you beachside restauarants along the corridor and maybe in San Jose (much more private than Cabo). I would also talk to TammyM - she got location fee pricesw from a bunch of locations I think. If I can think of any good options I'll let you know!
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            #17 BRIDEZILLA

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              Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:35 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by gkashmira
              Amber - hang in there! ALL of us went through this originally! You will find the right place - you just need to do a lot of reading here and on thje old forum www.caboweddingforum.com (you can't post there but I think everyone's old posts are still archived there). I think you should look into some great beachside restaurants! You can find a private beach, great food and save yourself the "location fee."

              Who's your WC (maybe I missed this - is it Maye?). I would ask her to find you beachside restauarants along the corridor and maybe in San Jose (much more private than Cabo). I would also talk to TammyM - she got location fee pricesw from a bunch of locations I think. If I can think of any good options I'll let you know!
              Kashmira~

              Thanks for helping me during my late night meltdown! LOL. I am truly turning into Bridzilla. I had nightmares about my wedding all night last night and it is nine months away crazy!

              You are right my WC is Maye. Although I think she is really busy because she takes a few days to return my emails and when she does, she doesn’t answer all my questions. I know its still early but I feel like I’m really on my own.

              Thank God for this forum!!!

              Thanks for the link. I’ll do some research and keep you gals posted!

              ~Amber
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              #18 anaderoux

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                Posted 30 January 2007 - 01:49 PM

                Amber sorry if you already posted this before but where are you having the reception? that's what I don't get.. 'cause if you choose the FA you can get the ceremony package and they will charge you around $1,000 but with things included.. or, you can have dinner there and they don't charge you anything.. just the dinner.. I'm getting married at the FA but in Cancun

                #19 BRIDEZILLA

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                  Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:08 PM

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                  Amber sorry if you already posted this before but where are you having the reception? that's what I don't get.. 'cause if you choose the FA you can get the ceremony package and they will charge you around $1,000 but with things included.. or, you can have dinner there and they don't charge you anything.. just the dinner.. I'm getting married at the FA but in Cancun
                  Ana~

                  I was going to have the reception at the same place as the ceremony (ideally). That’s what is so crazy about the fee because it is in addition to food/bev and chair/table rental. The $1,500 is for the use of the beach and reception area only (in addition to the thousands of dollars that I will have to spend on everything else!).

                  I am looking into FA. I was told that it is a $750 location fee. The food and bev is higher that the other resorts (around like $175-$250 pp) so it may not work out. Did you reserve rooms at your FA to make it cheaper?
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                  #20 Janet

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                    Posted 30 January 2007 - 04:43 PM

                    Amber...I know you said you were looking into the Cabo Surf. Can I help you with that at all? What makes them appealing in addition to the great private-ish location, is that they have some of the most reasonable food/bev costs in Cabo. And the food is REALLY yummy too.




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