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#1 Ducker

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    Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:51 AM

    Has anyone gotten married at this resort? If so, how did everything turn out? Also, we are not sure if we need to hire an outside wedding planner as the hotel seems to have a very competent wedding coordinator who already is included with the package. Any advice would be very much appreciated! Thanks!



    #2 docadri

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      Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

      Hi! I would also love to hear if anyone had their wedding here! We have set our date here in May 2011. So far Maria has been amazing with helping every step of the way and I have used her to contact all vendors and plan the wedding. Would love to hear from others! Thanks



      #3 Ducker

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        Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:19 PM

        Hi there. I have not had very much luck in finding other people who have had their weddings here. If you do, please let me know as well!:) As I'm sure you know already, Maria is leaving Hola Grand Faro. Hppefully the new WC is at least close to as good as Maria.

         

        Who are the vendors you have contracted? From what I've read anyway, it seems for photo/video, Mango does a good job. Please let me know how things go with the new coordinator and how things are turning out as you go along. Good luck!



        #4 docadri

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          Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

          I will let you know! Yes I am sad Maria is leaving as she has been great with planning! 

           

          I am using Miguel Ventura for photography--- Maria had great things to say about him and his work is awesome. (Also much cheaper than Mango)

           

          We chose Cabo Flowers after I contacted many florists and they were the most on top of everything. A little expensive, but again, Maria had nothing but good things to say of them. 

           

          DJ - we spoke with a few, and chose DJ Ricardo. 

           

          Hope this helps :) 



          #5 Ducker

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            Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:07 AM

            Thanks! Do you mind if I ask you a few questions? How many people are you planning on having? Are the flowers very expensive? What are they giving you for the cost? Our flower budget is small, around $1500, and we're hoping to have something decent for that cost.

             

            We are on a pretty slim budget and are going to have a lot of people (over 90 for sure) and we're a little worried about the coordination of everything with so many guests.

             

            Thanks again! Keep in touch!



            #6 docadri

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              Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

              No problem...ask away! 

               

              We are having 50-60 guests. We aren't having too many flowers mainly for ceremony only, and were quoted about $600.00 Floral centerpieces were quoted about $70-100.00 per table. I would just give them your budget and see what they come up with for you, I'm sure they can find something that suits what you want in the budget- just be sure and have Hola send the request, as she received lower quotes than when I requested personally. 


              Maria had coordinated a variety of menu options for me ranging from very inexpensive and upwards to allow me to keep the wedding within my budget. As you mentioned before, hopefully the new WC is as on top of her game as Maria was to continue the planning with ease. 

               

              Any more questions let me know! 



              #7 Ducker

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                Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

                Hi! Hope things are coming along well for you. Have you heard anything about a new WC at the hotel? I haven't, and am thinking seriously about hiring an outside WC at least for the event.



                #8 Ducker

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                  Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:08 AM

                  Hello! How are you? How was your wedding at Hola Grand Faro in May? How was your experience there?



                  #9 mrssuzuki87

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                    Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:06 PM

                    I am recently engaged and looking at Hola Grand Faro as well.  I have been talking with Asher from Baja Weddings, but I am unsure if I need a wedding planner for this.  Is it worth it or just work with the WC at Hola? Help?!

                     

                    my budget is $6k for 50 ppl.

                     

                    Thank you!

                    Jessica



                    #10 Cassalynn

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                      Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:13 PM

                      Jessica,

                       

                      I am going through Baja Weddings and I am also having my wedding at the Hola Grand Faro. Honestly at first I was not impressed at all with Baja Weddings, my planner was not on top of it at all. She missed 2 phone meetings because she forgot or fell asleep and was late on every phone meeting. Plus when I had an idea on what I wanted to do she pretty much shot it down... But then things got turned around because my original planner I " no longer works for Baja Weddings" and Coleen has now taken over my wedding. She is the owner and she is totally on top of it. I go to her for everything and she is so good at getting back to me in a timely manner. Plus many people say that where your planner shines is the day of the wedding. So at this point I don't regret at all having a wedding planner despite it being an extra cost. I hope that helps...






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