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#1 Yanell

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    Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:36 PM

    I am feeling incredibly overwhelmed! This site is great, you ladies offer a lot of great advice and support. However, it seems to be mainly for weddings at AI Resorts where you have a WC. I am not getting married at a resort and am beginning to think its a mistake

    I was in PV last month on a scouting trip and completely fell in love with Costa Careyes (about 2 1/2 hours out of PV). I am having a difficult time trying to find vendors in that area. I am still waiting on a list from the management office. However, their prices are very, very high. I feel that I am at their mercy since I am not to familiar with the area and/or vendors.

    Should I hire a WC? And if so, can anyone recommend a good one? I tried Dazzling Details but they were booked for my date. And after reading through a lot of your threads learned they are a bit pricey.

    Any insight, help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:38 PM

      I definitely suggest working with a WC, it makes your life so much easier.

      Do a search in the PV thread under vendors...good luck!

      #3 happyone

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        Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:39 PM

        I'm not having one and I am totally ok with it. This forum helped me book my own vendors and let me choose depending on price and quality. If you feel it is going to be difficult in the area you are having your wedding at, you may want think about hiring one, though.

        #4 Mishka Designs

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          Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:46 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Yanell
          I am feeling incredibly overwhelmed! This site is great, you ladies offer a lot of great advice and support. However, it seems to be mainly for weddings at AI Resorts where you have a WC. I am not getting married at a resort and am beginning to think its a mistake

          I was in PV last month on a scouting trip and completely fell in love with Costa Careyes (about 2 1/2 hours out of PV). I am having a difficult time trying to find vendors in that area. I am still waiting on a list from the management office. However, their prices are very, very high. I feel that I am at their mercy since I am not to familiar with the area and/or vendors.

          Should I hire a WC? And if so, can anyone recommend a good one? I tried Dazzling Details but they were booked for my date. And after reading through a lot of your threads learned they are a bit pricey.

          Any insight, help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
          Hey you! THAT IS BEAUTIFUL! I've never been there before but WOW! I can see why you fell in love. The problem you're going to run into (which is why the $$ are probably so high) is that all flowers are being shipped south from Guadalajara. And, then, I know that Manzanillo is a little place, so finding a good WC is probably a little harder - and then having a WC come down from Vallarta - well, that probably gets a little $$. It's not easy moving equipment and coordinating something that's so far away. Doable - just not easy.

          4 coordinators I've worked with and like - 2 I think would be much more likely to travel south:

          1. Carol from Vows Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Weddings | Vallarta Original Weddings)
          2. Memo from MarWeddings (:: marweddings ::)

          The next two, I don't know - they get booked rather quickly and I'm not real sure if they are willing to do weddings that far out of Vallarta.

          3. Tamara and Lucy from Incredible Weddings (Puerto Vallarta Weddings & Events)
          4. Priscilla from Prisar (I actually haven't met Priscilla yet - I will meet her this Wednesday - but we share several mutual friends and I've heard rave reviews about her) (Prisar Vallarta - Organizadores de Bodas en Puerto Vallarta).

          Hope that helps! :)

          #5 Yanell

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            Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:38 AM

            Thank you for your suggestions! I've emailed the WC in regards to pricing.

            I already have location & caterer (Playa Rosa).

            But of course many details have yet to be determined, ie. flowers, dj, photographer, transportation. I'm hoping that the potential WC will be able to negotiate better rates from the vendors, is this likely? I feel that vendors are giving us higher rates because we are tourists.

            #6 Mishka Designs

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              Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:54 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Yanell
              Thank you for your suggestions! I've emailed the WC in regards to pricing.

              I already have location & caterer (Playa Rosa).

              But of course many details have yet to be determined, ie. flowers, dj, photographer, transportation. I'm hoping that the potential WC will be able to negotiate better rates from the vendors, is this likely? I feel that vendors are giving us higher rates because we are tourists.
              I'm not sure what rates the vendors are giving you, but, like I said before, the place you've chosen is far from Vallarta and ALL the flowers are shipped from GDL - so, I wouldn't be surprised AT ALL if prices are higher. For example, if someone wanted us to decorate out there, I would have to charge more because I have to get all my crew and equipment out there and, then, the crew has to stay for the entire duration of the event, because it's too time consuming for them to go home and come back at the end of the night. And, as the flowers are more than likely coming from Guadalajara -which is already around 5 hours away from Vallarta, you're tacking another 2.5 hours of travel/gas time - so I wouldn't be surprised if the flowers cost more as a result.

              Just something to keep in mind :).

              #7 BePhoto

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                Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:28 PM

                A WC may have a better idea of the vendors in the area, and may have a relationship with them already -- which could help. However as I'm sure you can tell from this website, there are numerous resources on here you could take advantage of yourself and be ok without a WC. -

                The choice is yours - but I'm sure the WC would ease stress a little bit on you.

                Good luck!

                #8 *Casey*

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                  Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:39 PM

                  HOLY CRAP! That place looks absolutely AMAZING!!!

                  #9 Yanell

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                    Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:38 AM

                    I've heard back from a couple of the WC and yes, there is additional costs for travel (aprox. $250 just for florist to travel). These prices are just estimates at this point. I haven't started talking to them about specifics just yet. But I'll keep you posted.

                    I thought the hard part was done, deciding on a date (which took 6 months) and find/choosing a location. But I have a feeling this is going to get a lot more complicated than I had anticipated!

                    Once again, thank you all for your help!!

                    #10 Mishka Designs

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                      Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:20 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Yanell
                      I've heard back from a couple of the WC and yes, there is additional costs for travel (aprox. $250 just for florist to travel). These prices are just estimates at this point. I haven't started talking to them about specifics just yet. But I'll keep you posted.

                      I thought the hard part was done, deciding on a date (which took 6 months) and find/choosing a location. But I have a feeling this is going to get a lot more complicated than I had anticipated!

                      Once again, thank you all for your help!!
                      You're welcome! You've just chosen a place off the beaten path is all, but I think a good WC will be able to really help you through it and make things a lot less stressful in the long-run... I do believe once you've chosen your WC things should get a lot more fun :). Any other questions, just let me know.




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