| Originally Posted by Susan101207 |
Sorry, I can't be much help with this. I've done, un-done, re-done just about everything, except the location, that I was set on before we were even officially engaged. I still have lots of details that I need to get in order and I'm down to two months... I think that's just part of a DW though. So you definitely have to be able to put a lot of trust and faith in others.
On the other hand, I think a site visit in SUCH an advantage. We were at Dreams Cancun, but before we were planning a wedding, so we never did an official site visit. Everytime you think of something you want to ask the WC, write it down and bring the list with you! You will forget some things if you don't.
-Take a look at their chair/table linens and maybe get a feel for what colors you'd like. Maybe you can even get a little swatch to take back with you so you can coordinate when it comes to invites, BM dresses, etc.
-Look into all the "hidden" fees, if Cabo is anything like Cancun, there are lots of them (especially if you have over 20 guests). For cocktail hour and dinner we are spending over $60 per person, and that doesn't include linens. All decorations cost extra, sound systems, dance floors, centerpieces, bouquets, boutenieres.... I am lucky and extremely fortunate in that my parents are able and willing to foot the bill, but otherwise, I'd say a budget is essential...otherwise it would be VERY easy to get out of control. Also when budgeting, make sure to overestimate the number of guests that will be attending. We were guessing 50, maybe 60, at the most. Now we have 100...that about doubles the budget. So better to overstimate that underestimate!
-Seems, like you are going to your site visit at about the same time of year you plan on having your wedding. I think that's very helpful too, because you can get a general idea of how the weather will be. That should really help when planning too.
Remember, we are here for you and will help you every step of the way! There are lots of Cabo brides that have been there, done that, ... that's the best advantage you can get!
omg have been on here for 5 months i dont know where to begin....
Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:17 PM
Posted 03 August 2007 - 09:42 PM
I planned a wedding with all the things I would love. Then I worked to scale back from there and stuck with items I thought "essential" to having a perfect wedding. Everyone has different priorities and you will find that Donnie and you most likely will as well. We had to compromise a lot.
Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:51 AM
Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:49 PM
Los Cabos 11/17/07
Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:19 PM
Here was mine (I came out about $1000 over).
Coordinator Fee: $800
Ceremony Set up: $1000
Reception: $2360 (extra charge for filet & lobster buffet)
Other reception decorations: $330
Rehersal Dinner: $1000
Day Passes: $500
Trio Gutarists (thru Maye): $540 (2 hours)
DJ (thru Maye): $840 (4 hours)
Fire Dancers (thru Maye): $550
Photography: $1400 (booked 2 years ago.) Juan's Rates have gone up a lot since.
All Flowers, including bouquets (thru Maye): $600
Cake (thru Maye): $240
Airline tickets: $400
Dress w/alterations: $1000
Hair/make-up (including trial run): $370
Grooms suit: $250
Groomsmen shirts: $165
Bridesmaid alterations: TBD (approx $360)
Bridesmaid gifts: $260
Groomsmen gifts: $238
Parents Gifts: $200
Invitations & STD's: $586
OOT Bags (+ contents): $400
Here is the spreadsheet I used. If it helps, you can customize it to fit your wedding.
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