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#1 emily

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    Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:07 PM

    Hi Ladies

    i was wondering if i should use the WC from hotel or hire someone from outside?

    im also worry about the hair and make up?

    dreams or sheraton...still undecide..both are so beautiful

    #2 Leia78

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      Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

      I think it depends if you already know which vendors you want. If that's the case, you may be able to just use the hotel's WC. For Dreams, if you are going to just use their WC, I suggest you go w/ Marianna. A good outside WC is Maye Cortinas (very organized, professional, easy to work with...). Her services are $675 for 2008.

      I'm not sure aboutt he Sheraton...b/c I am getting married at Dreams.

      Suzanne Morel is going to do my hair and make up. I also heard Mex Sun is good.

      This forum has so much info, especially about Cabo, it won't be hard to know who you want as vendors. Check out the wedding reviews.

      #3 emily

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        Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:34 PM

        thank you for the info

        i think i'm leaning towards having my wedding at dreams too
        so the hair and make up is from dreams or found by your wc?

        #4 Leia78

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          Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:39 PM

          Originally Posted by emily
          thank you for the info

          i think i'm leaning towards having my wedding at dreams too
          so the hair and make up is from dreams or found by your wc?
          I chose Suzanne Morel b/c of her reviews from this forum. I pretty much knew who I wanted as vendors, but still hired Maye Cortinas. My WC at Dreams is Yessica. She is super nice...but I feel more comfortable having Maye as my WC. SHe's great!

          #5 fogdog

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            Posted 23 November 2007 - 03:27 AM

            Absolutely get an outside coordinator if you're thinking of doing it at the Sheraton. Their in-house person is terrible.

            And I second the vote for Suzanne Morel - they are great!
            Bridget and Brian
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            #6 Clussy75

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              Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:26 PM

              We had our wedding at Dreams and while it was great and we loved Mariana, for us, we would have definitely benefited from hiring an outside WC because we were in need of some help/advice/guidance and the WC that come with the resorts are mostly there to take note of what you want, not give you advice.

              I would agree on going outside the resort for hair and make up as well (make up, just from what I've read on here) and really get a feel for what you want so that you can show the stylist.
              Claudia & Sean

              #7 olisa6

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                Posted 26 November 2007 - 01:56 AM

                I had my wedding at Dreams and Yesica was my WC. At first I was hesitant on what to do because it took her days to respond to me. But in the end, I am glad I did not spend the extra money on an outside WC. It was alot more work for me but this forum helped me tremendously to pick my vendors. Honestly that is all you really need the WC for. The other stuff, I did myself and woudl have anyway. In the end it wasn't worth it to pay anyone $600 to pick a photographer, DJ, Trio, florist and hair/make-up person. If you are looking for assistance on luminares, centerpieces etc and don't want to bring them with you, then I highly suggest an outside WC because the inhosue ones don't assist you on items like that. Yesica at Dreams recommended florists, DJ, photographer etc but doesn't help set up appts etc.. This forum has tons of information and tons of girls willing to assist. You can totally coordinate your wedding without an outside WC at Dreams, I did.. In the end, you just have to be prepared with detailed instructions on how you want everything set up for the ceremony/cocktail hour/reception, who your vendors are and timing of everything and it should turn out beautiful.

                #8 mrsmark08

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                  Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:30 AM

                  I had hired an outside WC (Katie Thompson at Weddings in Paradise) before I found this forum. If you are looking to save money, I think you could find all the information you need as far as vendors, DIY projects, etc. on this forum. However, I am glad I am working with Katie because then I only have to communicate with one person & she in turn makes sure all my vendors are aware of what I want. I just wanted to cut down on my stress level, so I don't mind the enxpense of a WC.

                  #9 Sarah


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                    Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:40 AM

                    If you're getting married at Dreams, using Mariana, and are fairly organized and will have a go-to person to double-check things for you the day of the wedding you don't need an outside WC. If you get married at Sheraton, or don't have a detail-oriented personality you should def. get a WC.

                    #10 MLW

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                      Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:53 PM

                      I just got a quote from Maye and it was for $975 +10% tax. Did she offer you options for services at itemized prices? I just asked for a bare-bones package that would provide help with the paperwork for a civil ceremony and vendor coordination. Our guest list is only 20 people so I am thinking about just going at it on my own...would anyone advise against this? How much hassle is it to reserve a minister/officiant and get the lab and paperwork done?

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