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#1 sandyroo

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    Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:00 AM

    I am planning to visit Cabo for the first time this May. I was wondering what to expect when doing the initial site visits. The two places I know I want to visit for sure are Dreams and the Hilton. I don't plan to come back before the wedding, so is it possible to do tastings on the initial visit, and how long do these visits usually take? Should I try to meet up with a photographer while there (I'm certain I want Juan Carlos)?

    I'll be sure to post whatever info I get from my trip. Thanks.

    #2 CourtneyV

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      Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:08 AM

      Hmm, I can answer one of those questions lol. I did a few site visits in the RM and they averaged about an hour. I didn't do any tastings or anything (and didn't even think to ask). I also didn't meet with any vendors b/c I knew my wedding wasn't going to be in the riviera maya... but I wanted to see how the resorts set up everything (I saw Dreams Tulum at my site visit, but am going with Dreams Los Cabos - it gave me an idea of what to expect)

      I don't know if they'd do a tasting until you booked though I dunno, that's just a guess.


      lol, sorry that wasn't a very helpful answer!! Definately post a review when you get back!
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      #3 sandyroo

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        Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:17 AM

        Thanks. Yeah, I figured they might not let you do a tasting until the ink is dry, but was hoping I might be able to get things done all in one shot. Oh well.

        #4 LGENDEIN

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          Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:17 AM

          I'm going in a few weeks for our final visit for the Hilton Los Cabos. We already went to view hotels during the holidays to narrow down our search. We are doing a tasting of the cake, tasting of menus and meeting with our photographer and a florist through the hotel. Most of them were easy to set up, so you might get lucky and be able to meet with some of them.

          #5 CourtneyV

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            Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:19 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by sandyroo
            Thanks. Yeah, I figured they might not let you do a tasting until the ink is dry, but was hoping I might be able to get things done all in one shot. Oh well.
            I honestly don't know if you can do a tasting - it's worth asking though! The worst they can say is "not until you sign on the dotted line!"
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            #6 MLBURK

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              Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:20 AM

              I am in the same boat! Heading down to Cabo in May for initial site visit... we're thinkin RIU..I have many of the same questions as you do..so any info from other brides would be soo helpful!!
              Brian and MeaghanCabo San LucasMay 2008

              #7 JPMO

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                Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:19 PM

                Hi ladies! I actually had a site visit last May and accomplished the following things:
                Site visit of 3 properties, interview of two coordinators, cake tasting (one vendor), floral visit (one vendor), dj introduction (one vendor), photographer (one vendor, ended up not using), videography (one vendor) and food tasting.

                Prior to our trip I had narrowed the ideal properties and received all wedding related info. I had composed a list of questions and build a relationship with the onsite coordinators. For the other vendors, they were selected by one of the WC but you could easily do that yourself in your hotel lobby.

                If you know who you want to use, schedule an appointment now. Read over the contract, see how professional they are, can you easily communicate with them. They should be willing to travel to you as well. One WC picked us up from the hotel and showed us around. When I returned home it was great since the major portion was done. I was able to work on details and decor elements.

                Only regrets, taking more pics of reception ceremony area from all possible angles. Also, not scouting more of the retail stores like Costco and the Super. I guess I really would like to know for mysself how hard candles are to get in Cabo! Good Luck!
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                #8 SASSYGIRL

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                  Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:37 PM

                  On my intial site visit we went to several hotels to narrow it down and find the right one for us. We meet with (1) photographer (ended up not using) and taked with the wedding coordinator / sales managers at each of the resorts. We had never been to Cabo so it was great to get orientated about the way the town is layed out and the best way to get from A to B. After selecting the Hilton (LOVE THIS PLACE) we were given 2 nights free to come back and do our tasting and finalize details. I believe Dreams also does this as part of their contract. This worked out great for us since it gave us some time before we had to make final decisions about detailed items and we had an excuse to visit Cabo again! Let us know if you have any specific questions and we will do our best to guide you - I think it might be very overwhelming to try and make ALL the decisions in one trip but I know people have done it before. On the other hand Cabo is soooo pretty I am sure that you could plan a wedding with out going there at all and it would be perfect. Just depends on how specific you want things! SORRY - not sure that this helped!
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                  #9 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:28 PM

                    We're going in June (@ RM) to do this as well. We are just planning to meet w/ WC(s) and check out the locations and hopefully see a wedding or 2 if there are any.

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                    #10 TammyB

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                      Posted 09 April 2007 - 09:13 AM

                      Dang, seems like the board is going to be very empty in May, between all the site visits and the weddings going on.




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