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#1 candj2014

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    Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

    Hello ladies,

     

    I've somewhat decided to have my wedding at Cabo Azul resort and have been dealing with Georgina since about Christmas time.  I initially planned the date for 11/12/13 but to give my guests more time to save and give us more time to pay I want to push it back to March 2014.

     

    For some reason, I feel like the resort is seriously cushioning the costs of some things.  I spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with Georgina asking her tons of questions. The packages from the 2012 wedding guide no longer exist and the 2013 packages are for smaller groups that eat inside Javier's.  You would not have a separate private reception, it's just dinner basically.  

     

    I've been to the resort twice and am in love with El Corazon which is why I have my heart set on this venue but the costs have really thrown me for a loop.  3 color options for the table linens or it costs more?? The reason is to coordinate with the venue itself but I'm sure it's because it's what they have in their storage and not with an outside vendor so it's basically pocketed money.  I tried to negotiate but that wasn't an option.  You can only try and save costs through the extras like flowers, photo and video.  

     

    I contacted one of the "preferred" photographer's directly and he was very responsive however insisted that I contact the resort directly for HIS prices.  Another cost cushion perhaps??

     

    I noticed at least one other bride is currently planning her wedding with them as well.  How's the experience coming along?

     

    -Chanel



    #2 flo628

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    • Wedding Date:April 19, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Casa Dorada, Cabo San Lucas

    Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

    In my experience so far, everyone will negotiate. The hotel was refusing everything I asked for- little perks here and there for having my wedding and doing a room block at their hotel- and they kept saying no. So I had them call my FI and all of a sudden, they said yes. It's a tactic of good cop, bad cop, that happened to work. But we were willing to walk away if they weren't going to at least meet us half way.

     

    I also didn't get a package- I did the calculations and didn't think it was a good deal. I have a coordinator that's been great- I didn't want to use the hotel's b/c I didn't think they would have my best interest at heart. My WC now is wonderful and has helped me in a ton of ways already to keep costs down, and she knows her way around Cabo vendors that is very helpful.

     

    Hope that helps!






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