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#1 nabilahaq

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    Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:53 PM

    Since this forum saved me from insanity while planning my wedding, and I wanted to return the favor and post my review. Please let me know if you have questions on anything! I tried to include a picture of everything, cake, flowers, bouquet, dress etc.

    My wedding review – Sept 15th, 2007 at the One and Only Palmilla

    The O&O Palmilla – A + (times a million)
    Words cannot describe how unbelievably amazing this resort is. The service is unparalleled to any resort – from your personal butler, to complimentary tequila, water and snacks in your room, to the pool service, food, staff, spa, property etc…the list goes on. We had the welcome party, rehearsal dinner, wedding dinner, the cake and day after brunch - all at the Palmilla. I am grateful and glad I picked this resort. It is beautiful. I was afraid I was going to make my guests bankrupt after staying here, but they said it was worth it. (And I found out that the pool food is the same price as the Hilton in Cabo!!) My coordinator at the Palmilla, Katia Unger is a saint!! I am convinced she is the hardest working woman in Mexico. I was not nervous or stressed at all!! She is a brides’ dream coordinator. If you can swing the prices at the Palmilla – do it!!

    Flowers: Elema Damy A –
    This was the only think I wish I could have done differently. I have no idea why I spent the money I did on flowers – when no one really cares!! I could have done with out the flowers on the tables during dinner. It was dark outside, and no one could see them. Oh well. However, I loved the arch she did at my ceremony and my bouquet. She and Carlos are great to work with. I suggest providing ton of pictures of what you want. There was some confusion on a few details, but that’s because I was limited on what flowers I could get in Cabo in Sept. Oh yeah, and she is pricey – but open to negotiation!!
    Elena Damy | Contemporary Floral Design

    Ballroom Furniture: Oxten A+
    We set up the ballroom like a lounge, and this was my favorite part of the wedding! It was worth the money. The room looked transformed into a lounge/club. Cost: $3500

    DJ: Ricardo Patino A+
    I am so happy I chose Ricardo as our DJ. He really kept our party going. Our guests said it was the best wedding music ever! He is professional, and very responsive to emails. The best part about Ricardo, is that he will only play what you want at your wedding. We provided a list of songs, and he stuck to it. He can improvise too. He also wants to know what not to play during the party. His equipment is also state of the art. Cost: about $1000 for 4 ½ hours.
    DJ System - disc jockey entertainment in Mexico - dj services for your party in Mexico

    Bachelorette Party Dinner: Baja Cantina Dockside C
    I did not like this restaurant. I wanted a place that was low key, and had good Mexican food. The food was mediocre, and they gave way too little of it. The website is also deceiving!! The restaurant looks so different on their website, I thought we were in the wrong restaurant! I passed by Mi Casa, and wished we went there.

    Wedding Dress: Reem Acra A +
    I loved my wedding dress!! I think I might have to wear it once a month for a day, because I love it so much.

    Photograpy: Juan Carlos Tapia N/A
    I haven’t seen photos yet, but I really liked working with him. The man knows what he’s doing. Cost: about $2800 for 5 hours.

    Airport Transportation: Transcabo A+
    To help alleviate with traveling costs, we paid for airport transportation for our guests. This company is great! I read a lot of good reviews on them, so I felt confident using them. I did everything over email. Even with all the changes with flight itineraries, they were on top of everything. Punctual, courteous service, and great to work with even over email.
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    #2 MsShelley


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      Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

      sounds like you had an amazing time, I love your flowers...

      #3 LCBride2007


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        Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:06 PM

        still love your flowers! lol great review, thanks!

        #4 JPMO

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          Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:08 PM

          Thanks for sharing your review! I can't wait to see your pics.

          RE: elena damy yeah she's expensive but the quality is second to none. Your bouquet and arch photographed beautifully. From the few pictures shared you were also a beautiful bride.

          Take care and don't forget to share those pics!

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          #5 TammyWright


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          Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:10 PM

          i cant wait to see your pics!!

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          #6 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

            I love your dress! It is so pretty. Everything looks gorgeous. I especially like your arch and the lounge furniture. How many guests did you have? Please keep the pics coming, we love them and can't get enough of them.

            #7 A10CalGal

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              Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:02 PM

              What a lucky girl you are to have a dream wedding at One & Only! I cannot wait to see your pics - I love the lounge set up. Thank you for posting such a thorough review :)

              #8 TammyB

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                Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:35 PM

                Great review, your really lucky to get married at the O&O.. Can't wait to see your pics.

                #9 amyh


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                  Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:36 PM

                  Beautiful!!! I LOVE your cake!!

                  #10 ncainey

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                    Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:33 AM

                    Everything was sooo gorgeous! Tell me more about Baja Cantina. We are having around 100 guests and I thought this place would be awesome for the taco bar. Does anyone else have ay comments or concerns about Baja Cantina?

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