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#21 gkashmira

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    Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:54 PM

    Good to know!

    By the way are you doing a bonfire on the beach for your smores? I wasn't sure how it worked. Is there an extra charge for this?
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    #22 MARIAELM

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      Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:56 PM

      Yes, we're doing a bonfire for the s'mores. The set-up fee is $100.00. Then add $3.00 per person.
      MariaElena - 10/28/06
      Hilton / San Jose Catholic Church

      #23 gkashmira

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        Posted 28 September 2006 - 01:40 PM

        That's reall ynot bad at all! I'm trying to come up with a plan to get everyone together the night before (maybe two nights before) the wedding to just have fun - maybe a smores bonfire and drinks would be fun for everyone!

        Are you working with another coordinator or just Emeline?
        Sorry for so many questions!!!
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        #24 MARIAELM

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          Posted 28 September 2006 - 01:46 PM

          No, I didn't think it was a bad price. Plus, I think it has a big wow factor. You have a good idea!

          I don't have another coordiantor. I've been using just Emeline, but mostly this forum and my own obsessive research.

          Ask all the questions you want. We're here to help each other!
          MariaElena - 10/28/06
          Hilton / San Jose Catholic Church

          #25 gkashmira

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            Posted 28 September 2006 - 02:40 PM

            Did Emeline get your flowers/music all that stuff? Her prices I've heard are high but I can't figure out if I'm spending more by have an outside coordinator or if I'm saving in the end...

            Also I don't speak Spanish (though i took 6 years of it in school!) so I don't know if I'd be able to negotiate with vendors on my own. Did you do this (do you speak Spanish?).
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            #26 MARIAELM

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              Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:58 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by gkashmira
              Did Emeline get your flowers/music all that stuff? Her prices I've heard are high but I can't figure out if I'm spending more by have an outside coordinator or if I'm saving in the end...

              Also I don't speak Spanish (though i took 6 years of it in school!) so I don't know if I'd be able to negotiate with vendors on my own. Did you do this (do you speak Spanish?).
              I went thru Emeline for the florist and photographer. I contacted Elena Damy and several other florsits, but Mundo Floral thru Hilton came in chepaer. I could use Emeline as an intermediary for my requests. Plus, you only have to pay 10% tax, not the 15% service charge they add to food and alcohol. For the photographer (Sergio Reyes thru Hilton), I'm paying $350 for 1st hour and $297 for subsequent hours. I get to keep cds of all the pics. Regarding Dueto Amigo for the church music, the priest recommended them. I had my Dad call in Spanish. I also had my Dad call (in Spanish) to book Mariachis Los Cabos. For the DJ, I contacted him in English via his website (AVL Systems). I speak some Spanish, but not the technical terms needed for wedding planning. Luckily, my Dad was able to help me out.

              Regarding coordinators, I originally worked with Baja Brides and Bella Brides, but found them so unhelpful and expensive that I gave up. Plus, by the time I paid their fees it would have been smarter (in my opinion) to book the higher prices thru Emeline at the Hilton. I have no experience with Maye though whom people on the forum seem to like.
              MariaElena - 10/28/06
              Hilton / San Jose Catholic Church

              #27 SASSYGIRL

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                Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:36 PM

                We are getting married at the hilton on 07-07-07 at 7pm. I went for a site visit and loved it! The staff is awesome and the grounds are amazing. It is going to be perfect!

                I haven't gotten the hang of this new site! I don't know if it is just me but it is very difficult to see the new posts and then once I have read them they don't disappear. Sorry Tammy! I need help!
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                #28 TammyWright

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                Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:38 PM

                the new post link above will show your new posts...it is a little different than the old forum but you'll get used to it really quickly..

                i was wondering where you were...we missed you!

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                #29 MARIAELM

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                  Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:39 PM

                  Hi Sarah! I was wondering where you'd gone! It's nice to see you online again!
                  MariaElena - 10/28/06
                  Hilton / San Jose Catholic Church

                  #30 SASSYGIRL

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                    Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:45 PM

                    I have missed you all too! Life has been INSANE this month. We sold our house and are looking to find a place to rent since we haven't even started the one we are building! No to mention that I work as a sales agent for a new home builder and it is the end of our fiscal year 9/30! I have closed 39 homes in the past 30 days! CRAZY!

                    Anyways....great to be back and I will try to figure out this new format!
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