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#11 claudiabenitez

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    Posted 04 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

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    Hey everyone! Just wanted to give some details of our recent Cabo trip. We were there for one week and visited many resorts.

    HOTELS:
    Firstly, we stayed at the Hotel Finesterra but disliked the location of the hotel so much that we ended up moving to Pueblo Bonito Sunset (which was awesome)!
    While we were, we visited the 4 PBs, Casa del Mar, Villa del Arco, Sheraton, Westin, Cabo Surf, Melia Cabo Real, Marquis & Fiesta Americana.
    My FAVORITE place was Casa del Mar...it was absolutely gorg and definitely designed for a wedding. However, the rooms are a bit pricy and I wasn't sure I wanted our guests to pay that much for a room on top of the cost of the flight to Cabo. We thought above having guests stay at the Sheraton and just have the wedding party stay at CDM, but thought there might be too much disconnect.
    That being said, we decided to go with our second most fave, the PB resorts. Definitely more reasonably priced and a nice touch allowing our guests full access to all 4 properties!!!
    I just want to add here that I also REALLY loved Melia Cabo Real. This property I actually liked MORE than the PBs, but my FI was worried about the food at an AI resort. Also, for any guests that decide not to stay at the AI, their day passes can add up pretty quickly in terms of cost....So PB IT IS!!
    If you have any questions about the other resorts, please let me know and I can provide more info!

    FOOD:
    We visited 3 restaurants while we were there:
    Sunset da Mona Lisa - just one word to describe this place: AMAZING!!! The view is exceptional at sunset! And the food was unbelievable! We are defo having our welcome dinner here. PICS BELOW!!!
    Pancho’s – Very nice. Good food but nothing exceptional. A bit pricey for what you get to be honest. A bit too casual I thought for a rehearsal dinner.
    Mi Casa – Huge and GREAT food! Great family place to have a dinner!

    PHOTOGRAPHER:
    Finally, I met with Juan Carlos!! Can I just say that he was extremely nice, on time & very interested in where our wedding was going to be, etc. Both my FI and I liked him right away. I can’t wait to work with him and neither of us are bothered by the 3 month wait for pics, so that shouldn’t be an issue. FYI, I’ve read before that he was a bit standoffish in person, but I definitely did not get this impression. He is a little scatter-brained though, but so is every great artist! I am very happy with our decision to go with him.

    CAKE:
    We went to Jennifer Hatton’s place to try her cakes and they were truly awesome!
    That being said, with our package with PB, we get a cake, so I don’t think we will use Jennifer’s unfortunately. (We’re trying to cut back on costs).

    DJ:
    We met with DJ Richie and he was just the nicest man ever! He brought his wife (also his assistant) with him and tried to take us to breakfast at this a nice local place. We had already eaten unfortunately, but we still sat and chatted with them for well over an hour. Such nice people and another great pick!

    Anyway, I think that’s about it. If any one needs more details or contact info, pls let me know and I will send it along.
    It's a shame you can't get Jennifer's cake!! They look so pretty on the web page and she's such a sweetheart, it's a shame, but we need to do some sacrifices to get great vendors like Juan Carlos. I had to cut some stuff, but I need him to be my pictures.

    Anyway, I'm curious about DJ richie, I've heard some cross references about him. So a little more of detail there for me would it help.

    Also, do you have a florist yet? Who's doing your hair and makeup? I still have no idea in that topic!!

    #12 jaychin3

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      Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:20 AM

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      Welcome back! A great review. We stayed at PB Rose and had our reception dinner at Sunset da Mona Lisa. We didn't like the food but the view is awesome. We got some good photographs there. Which PB are you going to stay at? Panchos had some great food also.
      I think we are going to stay at the PB Sunset, but have the ceremony at the Pacifica. I am trying to figure it all out now...My how quickly it adds up!!! About SML, I thought the food was average, but the view was definitely to die for! Can't wait!

      #13 jaychin3

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        Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:25 AM

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        Originally Posted by claudiabenitez View Post
        It's a shame you can't get Jennifer's cake!! They look so pretty on the web page and she's such a sweetheart, it's a shame, but we need to do some sacrifices to get great vendors like Juan Carlos. I had to cut some stuff, but I need him to be my pictures.

        Anyway, I'm curious about DJ richie, I've heard some cross references about him. So a little more of detail there for me would it help.

        Also, do you have a florist yet? Who's doing your hair and makeup? I still have no idea in that topic!!
        Hey Claudia! For hair & makeup, I went with Suzanne Morales. I did a trial with her when I was in Cabo and she was awesome! Very creative and really patient/understanding of your needs. Definitely worth the money.
        DJ Richie was really nice! We met with him and his wife for breakfast. He was happy to accommodate any of our requests. I haven't heard any of his demos, etc. but all prior reviews have been good. Once we provide him with a list I dont think it will be an issue.
        To be honest, I don't care that much about flowers, so I am just going to be using the florist that the PB WC recommends. I will be spending the least amount of $$ in that department, so again no matter which one I go with. However, there are quite a few good recommendations on this site including Elena Damy & Cabo Flowers. I have heard great things about both of those. Hope this helps!

        #14 jaychin3

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          Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:31 AM

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          Question....what are the pb's?? lol Did you happen to check out dreams los cabo while you were there , and if so did u like Melia Cabo Real better?? My customer had just went to a wedding at Melia Cabo real and said it was absolutly beautiful !!!
          Hey Nicole!
          The PB's are four resorts in Cabo known as Pueblo Bonito. Each resort has a different type of theme/look/feel. The PB Blanco is the oldest and the PB Pacifica is the newest. PB Rose is Mediterranean while PB Sunset is more Mexican Hacienda style....
          I did not visit Dreams while I was there since I already knew that my date was booked. However, a lot of the girls on this forum have had weddings there and loved it. I DID visit MCR and seriously, it is beautiful and the planner there is brilliant! The ONLY reason I didn't go with this one was because my FI did not think the food at an AI would be satisfactory for our guests...so we went with PB instead.
          I hope this helps!!

          #15 Nicolem82580

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            Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:01 AM

            Thanks so much for replying :) Ughhh.. decisions decisions :) Well I have a while to decide... and yes this forum has been wonderful !!!!!! Sooo much info , and pictures ... I love it !!!

            #16 Ana

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            Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:08 AM

            thank you so much for the review!




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