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Jill's (Jak27) Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Wedding Review - REALLY LONG W/ PICS!!!

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#31 Wisco4

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    Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:29 PM

    Originally Posted by jak27
    You're right, the decor and rentals can add up quickly. But the good thing is that everything was priced individually, and I told Tara what I wanted, she got the quote and then I slashed it, ending up where I need to be. It was very easy to do, and Amy will have access to the same stuff!

    I didn't make a trip down there specifically for the rentals, but I made one so that I could meet Tara. I did my initial site visit before hiring her, so we needed to meet once I brought her on board so we could get everything in order, which is when I was able to do cake tasting, decor decisions, etc. It was entirely worth it, but we did a lot over email too, so if you don't have the ability to make a trip just to meet with Amy about decor, she can email you picture after picture, and I have a lot, too!
    Great to know! We did meet Amy at our site visit but I think we'll definitely go back to have taste testings, etc.

    #32 uclamurray

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      Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:31 PM

      Thanks for the fantastic review! I am so excited for my FA wedding...I am definitely "stealing" some of your ideas. How did you preorder from La Europa? Did your Wc take care of that? If you don't mind sharing, what was the pricing on the mini tequila and margarita mixes?

      #33 A10CalGal

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        Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:02 AM

        Wow Jill, I totally missed this. What a great, detail oriented review! And, dang, what an awesome wedding you had! You attention to detail regarding your guests is amazing. Clearly you spent a lot of money bringing your photog, videographer & planner in from out of town....sounds like it was totally worth it for you.

        I loved your colors and your ideas (after reception lounge! dessert cart, after dancing snacks, you rock!). And I couldn't agree with you more on the tips section - especially regarding buying beer & water. Seriously, beer is water in Mexico. You only really drink water when you go to bed at night & when you wake up. And it's all so cheap, save yourself multiple drives to the Mega & just buy a crap load of beer.

        congrats on a beautiful & well thought out wedding. Thanks for sharing all the details

        #34 jak27

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          Posted 02 January 2008 - 01:51 PM

          Originally Posted by uclamurray
          How did you preorder from La Europa? Did your Wc take care of that? If you don't mind sharing, what was the pricing on the mini tequila and margarita mixes?
          Daniela, at FA, got me in touch with Alma at La Europea via email. She sent me the pricing list for tequilas, etc and I just ordered over an email, and paid when we picked it up. It's mostly stuff they have in the store all the time, but I didn't want to sit and count out 65 of each thing, so it saved some time!

          I think the mini margs were $1.00USD and the mini tequila was $2.50USD or so each (they have about 20 mini tequilas so we went with the cheap ones...) :)

          I'll try to see if I can find the pricing list, otherwise you can get it from Alma I'm sure. I'll post if I have it!

          #35 TammyDez

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            Posted 02 January 2008 - 02:00 PM

            That was a great review! How nice of you to take the time to write that. I wish you got married at Dreams Punta Cana. LOL. I really love the cake. Thanks for sharing.

            #36 jak27

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              Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

              Just an update.

              Erica found the rental company we used for the wedding (since I could not for the life of me remember their name!) So all rentals came through Tara Null with Fiestas Los Cabos, and she used Del Cabo Event Design.

              Check it out! I'll see if I can find the initial quote for the rentals as well. Thank you, Erica!

              Del Cabo ~Event Design~

              #37 JennyK

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                Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

                Originally Posted by amyh
                wow! you're wedding looked amazing! It needs to be on TLC - Platinum Weddings, hehe! Congrats!
                I thought the same thing about TLC! hehe Wonderful pics :) Congratulations!!

                #38 jak27

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                  Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:27 PM


                  I thought it only fair for me to update my review regarding Mi Casa and the deposit we had to put down, again. As I indicated, when we were paying for the Rehearsal Dinner, Mauricio had no record of us putting down a $1,000 USD deposit (which we did, back in April, in order to hold the space). Since I didn't even think of this, I didn't have the proof paperwork with me (I had a few other things to worry about!)

                  After 2.5 months, we finally received the $1,000USD back that Mi Casa owed us. Maurcio was difficult and useless, kept giving us the run around saying it had already been debited from their account in Mexico and that their California bank must have made a mistake...we got that for 2 months.

                  I finally decided to get Tara Null with Fiestas Los Cabos involved. She actually knows one of the owners. After getting the same run around from Mauricio, she went to the owner, who did his research, realized the problem, and decided to make it right out of his own personal account.

                  I just wanted to make sure to reflect the accuracy of Mi Casa's actions. I was thrilled with the owner, and yet again, it proves the point of how imperative it is to have someone in Los Cabos working locally...without Tara we would not have been paid.

                  So I give Mi Casa an A now that this is all cleared up!

                  #39 Sandra E.

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                    Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:32 PM

                    Jill, I'm so happy everything turned out so well for you. What an awesome wedding!

                    Where did you hired your fire dancers from?

                    #40 augustbride

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                      Posted 02 March 2008 - 03:04 PM

                      Thank you Jill. This all sounds amazing. My Fiance is also Ryan! I really appreciate you sharing!

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