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#1 jezebel

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    Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:10 PM

    hello,

    my name is jessica and my fiance and i are planning to get married on february 2, 2007 at casa del mar in los cabos. so happy to see that natasha recently got married there! it's a little unnerving booking everything online. i have spoken to claudia and she does seem very helpful and responsive.

    feb is considered high season so the blocked room rates are higher, i hear comments about condos and villas, but has anyone organized group travel packages from sources like expedia or orbitz that include airfare and hotel for their wedding party and guests?

    nice to meet you fellow destination wedding brides, looking forward to exchanging thoughts...

    jes

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:22 PM

      Welcome to the board Jess. How's the planning going?

      #3 KARLA

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        Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jezebel
        hello,

        my name is jessica and my fiance and i are planning to get married on february 2, 2007 at casa del mar in los cabos. so happy to see that natasha recently got married there! it's a little unnerving booking everything online. i have spoken to claudia and she does seem very helpful and responsive.

        feb is considered high season so the blocked room rates are higher, i hear comments about condos and villas, but has anyone organized group travel packages from sources like expedia or orbitz that include airfare and hotel for their wedding party and guests?

        nice to meet you fellow destination wedding brides, looking forward to exchanging thoughts...

        jes

        Hey,

        Welcome!

        I tried to discourage our guests from booking through expedia or orbitz for our wedding. Hotels give these bookings a lower priority, so for high season, if the hotel is overbooked, who do you think they'll bump?

        Hopefully Tammy will read this soon... she's a travel agent that specializes in dest. weddings.... (Tammy, not TammyM that replied above.) She can probably help you and your guests out.

        Let us know if you need anything else!

        -Karla

        #4 Jennifer

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          Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:54 PM

          Welcome Jessica!

          #5 A10CalGal

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            Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:06 PM

            Welcome Jes!

            Personally, I would avoid trying to arrange travel packages for your whole group thru Expedia or Orbitz. The reason I say this is that generally any travel arrangements made through these sites are very restrictive - so if people need to alter their plans after travel has been booked, they will not have much luck doing so without stiff penalties. My 2 cents :)

            #6 Jackie

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              Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:32 PM

              Welcome Jessica
              My Dreams Cabo Wedding Review
              http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t22576

              #7 Sarah

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                Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:53 PM

                Welcome Jessica! Your wedding is very close, good luck with the rest of your planning!

                #8 Janet

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                  Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:01 PM

                  Welcome!

                  I'd recommend looking into renting condos at Casa del Mar for some of your guests. They are often cheaper than the hotel rooms, and right there on the same grounds. I'll try to find some links for you.

                  Our fellow bride Ylan got married there last weekend; I'm sure she'll be back to post a review soon -- and I know she ended up renting condos and booking hotel rooms both

                  #9 Janet

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                    Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:09 PM

                    Here is what I found on the old board, from Ylan:

                    Lets Cabo
                    www.letscabo.com
                    Phone: 612.812.7000
                    E-mail: info@letscabo.com
                    Rates are $150 per night for 1 bedroom condos or $899 for a week. Two bedroom condos are $300 nightly or $1800 for a week. There is a three-night minimum stay. Please visit the Web site for pictures of the hotel and the condos. Contact owner Hashem either by phone, e-mail or through the Web site to make your arrangements.

                    Dinamic Rentals
                    www.dinamicrentals.com
                    Phone: 011.52 (624) 142.0331
                    E-mail: dinamicr@prodigy.net.mx
                    Rates start at $180 per night for a 1 bedroom condo. Two bedroom condos start at $300 per night, and three bedroom condos are $440. There is a two-night minimum stay. The Web site includes a layout of the hotel grounds and a map of the corridor area of Los Cabos, where we’ll be staying.

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                    Also, I am honeymooning at a condo here: http://www.cabovilla.net

                    Good luck!

                    #10 TammyWright

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                    Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:04 PM

                    hey there,

                    it is def. easier to do a room block than to try to scramble to get rooms via expedia/orbitz...that way you have the security in knowing the x amount of rooms will be set aside for your guests. cabo is a popular destination so it is not uncommon for hotels to book out months in advance. we have had brides find out their hotel was booked and have to scramble to find rooms for their guests at the last minute...def. not what you want to do the month before your wedding.

                    let me know if you need any help.

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