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The $26,360.00 Wedding Coordinator...WTH?!!


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#11 photograbock5

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    Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:40 PM

    WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! My whole DW for 20 people, plus a reception for 175 people back in the States was $9,000! We didn't skimp at all (alcohol, food, etc)...granted, the reception was in Kansas and I'm sure things there are quite a bit more affordable there than on the coasts : )!

    LAS CALETAS through Vallarta Adventures was definately the way to go! It's such a unique experience if you don't want to get married in the backyard (or back beach) of a big hotel. Plus, food, open bar, minister, wedding planner, and roundtrip boatride for you and your guests is included in the price! You can check out our wedding pics at the blog here to give you a little insight as to what you'd be in store for (for the money, that is):

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    #12 1elephant

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      Posted 21 November 2007 - 11:48 PM

      i know who sent the quote too! i received one that was about the same...i dont think i've ever laughed so hard! that's when i decided not to go w/ an outside wedding coordinator...i can't say much about the wc at dreams, yet, but anything is better than a $26000 quote for almost nothing!

      #13 JaimeLynne

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        Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:05 AM

        Ok, who is this WC?!?! Ours is only charging us $2,000. Granted, that's not the ceremony and reception costs - just their coordination services. The Mayan seems reasonable from what I've seen. Things definitely do add up tho. We were thinking we could do it for $5-10k but now I'm thinking more like $12-15k, maybe more (EEK!!!!!!). That would include flying in a photographer tho which is an extra $4-6k alone.

        ~ Jaime & Martin ~
        "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

        We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

        We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


        #14 edna

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          Posted 22 November 2007 - 02:31 AM

          I think I know who sent the quote too LOL it seems most of the PV Brides have experienced that moment !!! LOL

          I am using the same as Amy and Jaime and some other girls at the forum and my budget is around $27-30K with 120-150 guests including everything... so I think yours is high considering there is no alcohol and music and the villa rental!!!!!

          #15 PaulaV

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            Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:42 AM

            Geez! I thought that was Mexican pesos as well first time I read it...
            Is it that vendore you PM'ed me about...
            I would look somewhere else.

            #16 mariama

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              Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:21 AM

              Well, seems I'm not alone in receiving this quote. Looks like a few of you have received the same and others that haven't know which company I am referring to. Such a shame. Great business, but charging American prices in a cheaper city like PV is just plain wrong. $158 per head...no alcohol, no dessert...I mean, really?? For that price I might as well host my wedding in LA or NY.

              Those who suggested Las Calentas, thank you. We will definitely make a point to do so when we are there next month. We are also checking out Dreams and the Mayan. Any other ideas or suggestions? I'd like to have a wedding coordinator to manage everything from the start to finish so if you have suggestions on others, please let me know.

              Thank you,
              Mariama

              #17 JaimeLynne

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                Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:28 PM

                Mariama,

                I've tried to PM you and this is the message I get:
                "mariama has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her."

                We are meeting with Prisar (Hector & Priscilla) on Dec. 17th. I will let you know how that goes. Edna has already met with them I believe and seemed to really like them.

                ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                #18 tvt

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                  Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:46 PM

                  Holy smokes. 26K is a LOT especially since you're still missing so many items!

                  May sound like a broken record here, but check out Las Caletas. The wedding coordinators there are awesome!! And it's a much more affordable place to get married!

                  Good luck!

                  #19 Debs

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                    Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:03 PM

                    That's crazy!!!

                    We are going to an AI resort, in which the wedding reception is included, are bringing our own photog, flowers etc. Our resort coordinator seems to be just fine in arranging everything that we need, and it's included.

                    Crazy that you gals are paying so much for something that's supposed to be cheaper than having a wedding at home, like you said yourself!

                    #20 mariama

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                      Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:30 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
                      Mariama,

                      I've tried to PM you and this is the message I get:
                      "mariama has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her."

                      We are meeting with Prisar (Hector & Priscilla) on Dec. 17th. I will let you know how that goes. Edna has already met with them I believe and seemed to really like them.
                      Sorry about that. I will look into it and try and fix it. Thanks for letting me know. I had no idea.

                      Mariama




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