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#1 bebop

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:20 AM

    Hi all!  I have posted in a few other threads but wanted to officially say hello!  I was officially engaged last weekend and we are hopefully going to be married in Los Cabos the week/end of Thanksgiving of this year (November 24th is the Thursday)!  We have been getting quotes from Dreams Los Cabos, working with Teresa of Vacations 4 Less (thanks Tammy!), and also want to look at Melia Cabo Real, and Barcelo Cabo.  

     

    I just started looking at Barcelos last night but it looks amazing but reading reviews on here for wedding planning sound awful!!!!  Dreams Los Cabos definitely seems like the most organized and most reputable but also the most expensive for guests which is what my FI is concerned about.  Teresa indicated that Melia Cabo Real is a step down from Dreams but the pictures and reviews seem equally as good (just not as many as Dreams).  

     

    I know that there are so many threads to look at for each individual one, but could anyone share their experiences of searching and finally picking the resort?  If I'm also not mistaken, does Melia Cabo Real have the balcony with the black iron benches for a ceremony site (which I love but can't recall which post I saw it)?  I am also open to any resort suggestions!

     

    Final question as a newbie - does anyone think it's possible to plan a wedding in Cabo in a little over 4 months?!  Or, am I just crazy?  

     

    Thanks for any input!  This site has already helped me tremendously!



    #2 martin

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      Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:31 AM

      Hello dear,

      Congrats for your engagemment. Don worry about timing  you are just in time :-)

      In cancun there are planty of awsome hotel to get married, so take a look on the web, you can visit me by melia, there are tree or more Palace, also in the Riviera Maya  you will found a solution for you like  Palladium, El  Cid, Ixcaret ...

      If you need more ideas dont heasitate to contact or visit our website and take a look on our pics to chouse a place.

      Best regards

      Martin

      http://www.cancunwed...hotography.com/



      #3 SweetFire

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        Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:46 AM

        Congratulations and welcome.  Reviews are so valuable coming from other brides!  There are so many great options in Mexico!! 

         

        Best of luck,

        Lori



        #4 lololola

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          Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

          Welcome and Congrats! We are getting married in Mexico as well, great choice! :)



          #5 JayKay

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          Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:55 PM


          First of all, Welcome!! And congrats on deciding on a destination wedding!!

           

          I don't have much information about the specific resorts you are looking at, however, for us choosing the resort was the hardest part of everything so far.  What we did was make a list of what was and was not important for us.  For example, resort size, location vs airport, restraunt options, proximety of excursions ect.  From there we narrowed it down to about 3 resorts.  We then went to a travel agent who was able to provide us with approximate prices for each resort, and that ultimately helped us make our decision.  We were concious of the price as we knew our guests would be paying to come, but at the same time we wanted to go with a resort we loved even if it was a few hundred dollars more.
           

          As to the planning your wedding in 4 months, I beleive it can be done.  However, I know the dates you are looking at are really busy for destination weddings.  What you could do is contact three or four resorts you are considering and find out if those dates are even available, that might help guide you to a specific resort as well!

           

          Good luck with your planning!

          Originally Posted by bebop 

          Hi all!  I have posted in a few other threads but wanted to officially say hello!  I was officially engaged last weekend and we are hopefully going to be married in Los Cabos the week/end of Thanksgiving of this year (November 24th is the Thursday)!  We have been getting quotes from Dreams Los Cabos, working with Teresa of Vacations 4 Less (thanks Tammy!), and also want to look at Melia Cabo Real, and Barcelo Cabo.  

           

          I just started looking at Barcelos last night but it looks amazing but reading reviews on here for wedding planning sound awful!!!!  Dreams Los Cabos definitely seems like the most organized and most reputable but also the most expensive for guests which is what my FI is concerned about.  Teresa indicated that Melia Cabo Real is a step down from Dreams but the pictures and reviews seem equally as good (just not as many as Dreams).  

           

          I know that there are so many threads to look at for each individual one, but could anyone share their experiences of searching and finally picking the resort?  If I'm also not mistaken, does Melia Cabo Real have the balcony with the black iron benches for a ceremony site (which I love but can't recall which post I saw it)?  I am also open to any resort suggestions!

           

          Final question as a newbie - does anyone think it's possible to plan a wedding in Cabo in a little over 4 months?!  Or, am I just crazy?  

           

          Thanks for any input!  This site has already helped me tremendously!



           



          #6 carrieb258

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            Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:24 AM

            Congratulations and welcome! 



            #7 anichols8

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              Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:32 AM

              I am getting married at Dreams Los Cabos and am also using Teresa.  I kept adding resort choices, taking them away, bringing them, but something kept bringing me back to Dreams.  Ultimately it's going to have to be about what you like.  I ended up going with Dreams based on the reviews on here, the all inclusive aspect, the reviews I got about how the resort photographed from different photographers and the reviews on Trip Advisor.  As soon as reserved my date, I started having buyer's remorse and started looking at other places just because I felt like I had made a haste decision.  I am however, still with Dreams! LOL.  I say make a pros and cons list of each resort, that's what I did. 

               

              As far as four months, I have seen many people on here do it I just know I couldn't!  I can't make decisions easily (obviously) and my guests would need more time since I have about 45. 

               

              Congrats and good luck!



              #8 carrieb258

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                Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

                Congratulations and welcome!!



                #9 mandijacole

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                  Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:17 PM

                  Congrats and welcome to the forum!



                  #10 Puratica

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                    Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

                    Greetings fellow brides!!!! I JUST got married at the Dreams Cancun 2 weeks ago.  It was unbelievable.  it totally surpassed anything that I had envisioned.  Planning a destination wedding poses a number of challenges for brides.  The lack of control was the hardest part for me.  I am a former celebrity wedding planner and knew exactly what i wanted and felt like m vision was not being seen.  So I hired the most amazing wedding planner from Mexico.  She was in addition to the planner that was provided to me through the dreams.  She has worked as a planner at some of the hotels before so had a great re-pour with the planner at the dreams.  She ALWAYS answered my emails (which the other planner was lacking) she found me all the things i wanted to a fraction of the price the hotel was trying to charge and was just a JOY to work with.  There was no "fee" to work with her.  We ended up getting our cake, centerpieces, dance floor, and lounge furniture through her.  We gave her a 200 dollar tip bc she was just so calming.  There were a few issues that happened on the wedding day, but i never heard about any of them... she put out the fires and made sure I was OK. Her name is Sandra and does all local cancun area weddings... I have her infromation if anyone is intereseted.  She stayed alomost the entire reception to oversee that everything was going as planned.  At some point we dragged her onto teh dacne floor.  Seeing the pictures of her with us on our wedding night was hilarious.  She was worth every penny and most def the vendor fee that we were charge by the hotel to get her on.  It made up for itself with all the lower prices she got for us on everything else...Her email is sandy@ultimatemexicoweddings.com  Tell her that Patricia and Arsenio highly recommended her.  You will not regret reaching out to her.  I will post pics on my amazing wedding once I get them! Happy wedding planning ladies.






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