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Hi! I'm new to this forum. My fiance and I are getting married at the San Jose Catholic Church and having our reception at the Hilton in October. I was wondering if anyone could give me any feedback on Emeline? So far, I think she's been nice but hasn't been very quick when I've asked her detailed questions. Her prices seem a little steep also. Any feedback on the dj or bands available through her? Any other advice?

 

 

 

Thanks so much!

 

 

 

MM

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I have been working with Emeline at the Hilton and she has been great so far! She has a very energetic personality and is super warm and firendly when you meet her in person. My FI and I went to Cabo last month to check out a few places we were considering for our wedding. The Hilton was our 1st pick initially and after we met Emeline that sealed the deal for us. She has been very quick about getting back to me on my emials - it sounds like you might have caught her at a busy time or something. You need to go with your gut on this but I wouldn't write off the Hilton yet!

 

 

 

Let me know if you have any other questions!

 

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Hi - thanks so much for your speedy and helpful e-mai. Well, we've already signed the contract at the Hilton. Our date is set for 10/28/06. Her responses got slower AFTER we signed the contract. I'm glad you liked her when you met her. That eases my mind since we'll have to work with her during our actual Hilton stay and wedding. I have not traveled to Cabo. My FI and I are doing this all on a "wing and a prayer" as the saying goes. For some items, I've decided to get pricing on my own rather than rely on her recs.

 

 

 

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MM

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hi marie, it probably isnt a bad idea to get prices on your own...i did use the recoms. that my dreams coordiantor gave me because i found pretty much everything was cheaper when i did my own negotiations...

 

 

 

what are you looking for? there are a ton of resources here.

 

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Dreams Resort

 

May 27, 2006

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good point about using your own vendors.

 

 

 

one thing i've been looking for is musicians for our wedding ceremony at the San Jose Catholic church. i'll have to post a thread asking about it.

 

 

 

thanks,

 

MariaElena

 

Hilton Los Cabos

 

10/28/06

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i used this great mariachi band but others haved used guitar/flute combos

 

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Dreams Resort

 

May 27, 2006

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Yeah, I am planning on booking my own vendors for everything. That seems to be the easiest on the pocket book! I don't have any info on musicians (haven't gotten that far yet!) But the girls on the board will be able to help, they are such an a great resource!

 

 

 

You will love the Hilton! Everyone does! In general this resort is very service orientated! Check out the reviews from everyday guests on Tripadvisor. It doesn't get much better than that!

 

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yes...book your own vendors. it saves money! Emeline is great. THe deal with her is that it is often 2 steps forward and one back. I found that sometimes, i just had to call her to get things worked out!

 

 

 

 

 

Katie

 

Hilton Los Cabos

 

June 17, 2006

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hey marieelena,

 

 

 

can you resend me your pic....? it downloaded on my work computer and i forgot to resend it to my home...

 

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Dreams Resort

 

May 27, 2006

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