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#11 acd8809

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    Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

    I am thinking of using Planner 1 Events for our Mexican Fiesta-themed wedding.  I am still waiting to hear from them with a quote for decorations, etc.  I am looking to them for guidance concerning the wedding, because it is so difficult to communicate with the WC at the resort (Ocean Coral and Turquesa).  They take a long time to respond to inquiries, and when they do, there is a tremendous language barrier...

     

    Amanda   acd8809@yahoo.com



    #12 NavyDoc

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      Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

      My wedding is In Cancun in April. Josefina Morales of CancunUniqueWeddings.com is my wedding coordinator. She is amazing. Very, very hardworking. A super Type A perfectionist- which is exactly what I wanted with a coordinator. She is VERY well known in Cancun at all of the resorts, is on the "in" with all of the local vendors (linens, decor, flowers, bakers, etc) and will get you the absolute best deals and make sure its perfect. We have actually been down twice to do site reviews and then meet individually with all the vendors. She and I spent a lot of time together and she is a wonderful person aside from her job. You absolutely will not regret working with her!! She is on facebook- just look up Cancun Unique Weddings. You can also email her at joss@cancununiqueweddings.com

      #13 CassidyWess

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        Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:55 AM

        I am scared about the process of hiring the wedding coordinator.  I have talked to two, and it seems that no matter what I ask, they always seem to just say they can do it.  Sounds good, but sounds like a total sales job.  They will tell me anything until I get there, and then the real story kicks in.  Kind of wish there was an Angies list or similar.



        #14 weddingsinplaya

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          Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

          Originally Posted by CassidyWess 

          I am scared about the process of hiring the wedding coordinator.  I have talked to two, and it seems that no matter what I ask, they always seem to just say they can do it.  Sounds good, but sounds like a total sales job.  They will tell me anything until I get there, and then the real story kicks in.  Kind of wish there was an Angies list or similar.

          Cassidy, i am with you there. Try to ask re. possible clients, it is better to talk to their clients that had the wedding already so you can get the honest opinion - on paper all are fantastic, in reality, very few. What i do with my clients who are new is providing them with 3 phone nr or emails of ex clients : ex brides are happy to answer and talk about their wedding... you know how magic that is (or you will know).

          Another good tip is skype w the coordinator and see what she/he offers: some are skilled some are greeen... post the right questions and see what they say. I am appalled by the number of new kids coming to Mexico without preparation and starting a wedding planning biz (in Playa there are over 30 new coordinators, some do not even have a website) without guarantees for the clients. Always protect yourself and be cautious, it is a must, but do not let yourselves be stressed, you will find the one that really knows what she is doing and will have the fun and pleasure to lead you to a stress free wedding day. 

          Best,

          Maria



          #15 rosyvaldez

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            Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

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            #16 Yazmin De La Mora

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              Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:50 PM

              Hello everyone!

               

              You have to ask your wedding planner for testimonial and emails or phone numbers from some of their "happy" brides.

              It is a must to do at least one phone call or have a conversation via Skype, there has to be a "click" between you both since your wedding planner will become your ears, eyes and will look always for your interests here!

               

              When I personally look for a certain service I look for academy awards, certificates, diplomas or a career in whatever they are doing in case they have not enough experience.

               

              Also, PLEASE you have to make sure that the photos they are showing you are really theirs and not from the internet or someone else photos, that is a MUST!

               

              In this forum you will find a lot of reliable wedding coordinators:

               

              http://www.bestdesti...s-travel-agents

               

              Besides, there is an association of wedding coordinators in the area (ACIBEP), that is there to help, control, and keep updated all wedding planners in the area.

               

              Good Luck in your search!






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