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#1 Rainuck

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    Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:02 PM



    Just stumbled on this site today and already can't stop reading all the informative posts.  We were engaged at Capella Pedregal in late July and are planning a small (likely only 20 people including us) destination wedding in Cabo for November 2011.  We were originally planning on having the wedding at Capella Pedregal because it is so small we thought we might be able to fit it into our budget but after a little back and forth with the hotel we've discovered that we have to have at least half our guests staying there to hold the event and we just don't have enough people that can spend that kind of money on a hotel.  I'll be paying off our engagement weekend for a while myself.  So wondering if people have suggestions for more intimate small venues?  I think the Sunset da Mona Lisa looks very nice.  Anyway look forward to any help you guys can provide...with my girlfriend in school I'm left to do much of the research and bring her options.  So I will need help, haha 


    Do you think I should inquire with a coordinator for such a small wedding or will it be too large a percentage of my budget per head?

    #2 missgomes

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      Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:44 PM

      Hi Rainuck,


      You will find a lot of information on this site.  I would personally start with a TA to guide you in the right direction.

      #3 vlynnw

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        Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:13 PM

        Congrats on your engagement and welcome to the forum!!


        I would suggest a wedding coordinator just for the sake of it is a DW and it can become very difficult trying to put everything together from far away.  Usually though most places have an on-site coordinator to help you along with the process so continue your research and just send and send emails! Also do a search on this forum for venues in Cabo, you have stumbled into a wealth of information here. 


        p.s. don't forget to refer to your now former gf as your fiance, I know she'll appreciate it!

        Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

        #4 TammyWright


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        Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

        what about cabo surf?  or a resort in San Jose del Cabo...they tend to be alot less $$


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        #5 AYunikEvent

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          Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:25 PM

          Hello Rainuck,

          Congrats for your engagement! J

          Los Cabos has a lot of venues (hotels, restaurants and private villas), so the most difficult will be decide which location do you want, and as a Wedding Specialist I know that.

          Usually the resorts offer wedding packages and they include the wedding planner. Also you can organize and search on internet different vendors and put everything together by yourself that works of course but sometimes is stressful. And the other options is have a Wedding Planner,  people usually don’t know they can ask for a quotation with a Wedding Specialist for “A la carte services” or “Full wedding coordination” depends what are you looking for; with this option, you will have a lot of benefits because they can assist you with all the details for your event.

          Hope this information helps. If you need anything, please feel comfortable to let me know.

          Good luck!!!

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          #6 Rainuck

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            Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:44 PM

            Thanks for the responses,


            Been surfing around and the options are overwhleming.  Having a look at Sunset da Mona Lisa as a possible venue, looks gorgeous.  Trying to get my head around what photgraphers charge...wow.   I really need to dive into this site and mine for information...and perhaps choose a Cabo based coordinator for some help.  With the potential cost of photography though I may try to save some there...we'll see

            #7 loua4

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              Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:03 PM

              I have to agree with missgomes,

              Starting with a good travel agent is the key. Depending on which resort you choose they sometimes come with a planner, and they can send you a package that will let you know if there are vendors they suggest and then you can get an idea of what is out there.


              Good luck! I is so cool to see a guy so into this.

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