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My Experience With Maye Cortinas **LONG**

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Ya a timetable is right!!! I'm kinda wondering if she is worth the $$$'s Really a coordinator should help plan and help you decide things when you have prob's. I had a few prob's deciding on things and she's not helpful at all. I'm also not really liking the lying. She has lied numerous times to me already and it's always about prices.

for the ones who had Maye. Did she stay for most of your wedding or leave near the beginning?
krista, just coming from the perspective of a bride getting married at the same hotel as you are, i did NOT hire an outside WC at all for the westin. i really dont think it's necessary at all. i think the staff at the westin is sufficient - and i have been on my WC's ass about what she should be doing. my wedding is in 4 weeks, so i will let you know when i get back how it went, but we are making a day-of timeline for her so she knows exactly what we expect of her. if she comes through at the end, she's in for a big tip.

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krista, just coming from the perspective of a bride getting married at the same hotel as you are, i did NOT hire an outside WC at all for the westin. i really dont think it's necessary at all. i think the staff at the westin is sufficient - and i have been on my WC's ass about what she should be doing. my wedding is in 4 weeks, so i will let you know when i get back how it went, but we are making a day-of timeline for her so she knows exactly what we expect of her. if she comes through at the end, she's in for a big tip.
I hope what your saying is right Maura. So far the Westin seems a bit disorganized with everything.

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I hope what your saying is right Maura. So far the Westin seems a bit disorganized with everything.
they were very disorganized with me in the beginning but get better and better with stuff as i get closer to my wedding. i honestly am glad i did not hire an outside WC because it seems like such a waste to me. we should discuss this in the westin brides thread if you want to continue talking about it.

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Ana I have no doubt you made the right decision, and wish that I would have done without my outside coordinator in the end. You can easily book everything you need with the help of the forum and your own good sense. Save yourself the $$ and constant worry about double checking every bid.....wish I would have sad.gif

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This is really good to know since she was the only coordinator that the Cabo Surf recommended. I've been trying to find my own vendors as well my only concern is how it is all going to come together on my wedding day. I think that I might need a coordinator for the day.

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Yay! Another Cabo Surfer!

 

I didn't hire a coordinator, Armando at the hotel rocks! Also, this forum rocks! A day of coordinator is a good option if you don't want to worry about a thing on the day of the wedding but you want to book your own vendors. I'll let you know how things go with no coordinator, aside from my FSIL, when I get back in a couple weeks. I'm very laid back, however. Plus, my vendors still are going to want the other half of their money and I have faith they will show up.

 

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This is really good to know since she was the only coordinator that the Cabo Surf recommended. I've been trying to find my own vendors as well my only concern is how it is all going to come together on my wedding day. I think that I might need a coordinator for the day.

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Wow! I am really sorry you had this experince! Hang in there! I have found this forum so helpful. I think you have to read and pick what works for you. I have read reviews of brides who are more relaxed than I and some who are more high strung than me... what works for one may not work for another. I have contacted our vendors each myself and had great experineces. I always share that I got info from this forum and I think they gave me an honest price. I will let you know how it all works out in August! Thanks for sharing and I wish you the best!

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Wow... Ana... It's so bad to read what you've been through and I bet you made the right decision booking vendors on your own.

and you're right, there's nothing wrong with saying... Hey, I'm getting X% out of your wedding vendors...

Just be real & be honest, that's better than beating 'round the president..Sorry...bush..

 

Cheers

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I recommend just explaining everything to her at your meeting before the wedding. If you lay it all out she will get it right.

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I'm in the exact same boat as you...I'm basically going to book all of my vendors myself, but I booked her so that she can completely organize the day of the wedding and make sure everything is showing up when it's supposed to, and set up the proper way. $800 is a lot to pay for that so she better be PERFECT at it! I think we just have to let her know in advance that we expect a lot and make sure we send her a time-table before the wedding with a lot of detail on it...?
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Ya a timetable is right!!! I'm kinda wondering if she is worth the $$$'s Really a coordinator should help plan and help you decide things when you have prob's. I had a few prob's deciding on things and she's not helpful at all. I'm also not really liking the lying. She has lied numerous times to me already and it's always about prices.

 

for the ones who had Maye. Did she stay for most of your wedding or leave near the beginning?

She was there about 2 hrs prior to the wedding and then left at maybe 9:30ish?? She stayed through everything and then once we were just left dancing then she left. She made sure that she showed us who the transportation driver was so we knew who to go to later in the night. She had her assistant with her too and they both were there for the same time period. I did have my wedding on a monday though so it's not as common as the weekend.

 

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that's better than beating 'round the president..Sorry...bush..This is funny! :)

 

Cheers

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