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Hi Ladies!

 

I thought I'd start this thread to help us all with our planning, especially because there aren't that many of us (or so it seems)!  Where are you in your planning?  Have you found ways to cut costs?  Has anyone done a site visit?  Have you decided on florists, DJs, or other vendors? 

 

We are getting married on June 18, 2011 and are so excited.  I promise to post what I've found so far when I get another moment.  Good luck with your planning!

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Hi sesilamadrigal!

 

We are having a pretty big wedding -- 130 -150 people, so I am trying to cut costs where I can!

 

Flowers/Centerpieces:

I would go through Leoan from Emporio Arte Floral or Lola from Florenta.  Both vendors gave many options, worked with my budget, and were very creative.  These two were the most cost effective and responsive that I've found. 

 

Cake:

We might either do a small one, mini cupcakes, or skip it altogether.  Cabo Azul serves chocolate cake as one of their dessert options, that will be our guests "wedding cake"  -- cake is cake, right?  However, if you are looking for a vendor, Cabo Azul recommends Jennifer Hatton.  She seems to be a pretty popular vendor BDW too. 

 

Photography:

Alec & T.  (www.alecandt.com).  They are much more expensive than some other photographers in Cabo, but pictures are important to us, so that is our splurge.  I am in love with their work. 

 

Hair/Make-up:

Susanne Morel.  I know Cabo Azul has a spa/hair/make-up person, but I haven't heard anything about them.  I am going to Suzanne Morel because of her great reputation. 

 

Rehersal Dinner:

Tequila's

 

PM me if you would like to hear more or have any questions!

 

Good luck with your planning!  We'll be at Cabo Azul through the 20th, so we might bump into each other! 

Lisa

 

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Oops.  I forgot to mention music!

 

DJ : The DJ we originally wanted was booked.  We now have DJ Joaquin -- $900 for the whole night (less than many of the more well known ones), from ceremony to reception.  He has been great so far -- super responsive and organized. 

 

Cocktail hour music:  Daryl Currie, a guitarist.  (We want someone who can play Spanish guitar plus Jack Johnson -- he can do both!)  $300/hour or $500 for two hours. 

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Hi Ladies!

 

Hope all the planning is going well. I'm getting married at CAR July 23, 2011. I hired Tammy Wolff to help me along with the ladies at CAR.

 

We did a site visit in May and everything was great! My parents have been back a couple times since and Bertha has been so gracious to meet with them everytime just to say hello!

 

Flowers/Centerpieces:

We are using Leoan from Emporio Arte Floral. They've been great with getting back to Tammy with quotes and are working with me on creating exactly what I want. Cost is very reasonable. 

 

Cake:

skipping cake as of now- I'm allergic to wheat so why waste the cash-we'd rather spend it on the bar. :). We're having the pear tart as dessert (we heard it's great).

 

Photography:

Jim Kennedy Photographers- From Orange County 

 

Hair/Make-up:

Susanne Morel.  I know Cabo Azul has a spa/hair/make-up person- had a friend of friend who got married at CAR give them a less than great review based on her hair/makeup trial (she ended up doing her own).

 

Rehersal Dinner:

Don Sanchez Restaurant and Cantina- Tadd Sanchez, Owner has been awesome! He gave me several gluten free options to choose from so I can eat too. :)

 

DJ: Ricardo Patino

Solo Guitar: Alonso Aguirre

 

PM me if you would like to hear more or have any questions! 

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Hi Ladies!

 

I am getting married at Cabo Azul on 1/28/2012! We just booked it! I was wondering what you guys are doing for favors for your guests? I'm having a hard time with this one.. Thanks and Congratulations!

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Congrats on booking at Cabo Azul!!

 

For our reception favors, I think we are going to fill mini white pails (Oriental Trading Co.) with margarita flavored Jelly Bellies, and then top them with drink umbrellas -- the umbrellas will have the name of each guest and their table number (that's how they'll find their table).  We are also making a donation to a cancer research fund in honor of a lost family member. 

 

Bertha had a good suggestion: she recommended doing mini tequila bottles.  When it's time for the toast, everyone could toast with their tequila.  You could bring personalized shot glasses as well.  This could take the place of the ridiculously expensive champagne toast and would also serve as the favor.  :)

 

I know other brides are doing personalized maracas, Mexican tiles, or disposable cameras.  There is a whole thread on favor ideas on this site too.  Good luck!
 

Originally Posted by krystalk View Post

Hi Ladies!

 

I am getting married at Cabo Azul on 1/28/2012! We just booked it! I was wondering what you guys are doing for favors for your guests? I'm having a hard time with this one.. Thanks and Congratulations!



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Hi CAR Brides!

 

I just had to post after speaking to Bertha for an hour and a half on the phone.  Wow-- I feel so much more confident about our wedding!  She was wonderful.  I now have more than one cocktail hour venue to choose from, menu choices narrowed down, lists of the best appetizers, and great ideas for reusing ceremony decorations in the reception venue.  She was MORE than accommodating, and patiently listened to me while I rattled off two pages of questions. 

 

I know that I was nervous about how this would all come together, and I thought that I would post my sigh of relief for anyone else who was feeling a little anxious.  We booked in September and this is the first time (January!) that I have spoken to her on the phone.  Do yourselves a favor and set up a phone date with Bertha earlier so that she can answer all of your questions and make you feel more at ease.  ;)

 

I'd be happy to share any of the above info if anyone is interested.

 

Happy Planning!

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Uh oh -- dance floor for more than 40 people is an extra $900!!!!!  That's definitely not listed anywhere in the contract, so if you are having a large wedding, FYI...

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