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#71 Maura

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 06:07 PM

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I had contacted the mariachi trio that was listed on previous threads:
Mariachi Los Cabos Internacional
mariachiloscabosi@hotmail.com

When he gave me the quote of $350, I emailed him back and said a fellow bride was recently quoted $150. He told me the prices have been the same since last year and $150 would be for 1/2 hour or so which they do not contract for. So, I guess I am sticking with my IPOD plan. We are getting a rechargable, cordless player so we don't have to deal with a plug. When I asked Lorena how much an extension chord would be, she quoted it for over $200. Can you believe it- for a flippin' extension chord!

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hmmm...strange. i think it was angela (angitalia23) who got them cheaply. you should bring an extension cord with you to the westin. go to home depot and get the biggest one you can find, and it shouldnt be more than $30-50 max for a super long one. we are hiring a dj, and my FMIL wants to do it directly through the westin, but i told her not to because they overcharge to use the same vendors you can book on your own. we dont want to deal with ipods possibly crapping out, since jose's died recently.

#72 marip123

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    Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:32 PM

    When he gave me the quote of $350, I emailed him back and said a fellow bride was recently quoted $150. He told me the prices have been the same since last year and $150 would be for 1/2 hour or so which they do not contract for. So, I guess I am sticking with my IPOD plan. We are getting a rechargable, cordless player so we don't have to deal with a plug. When I asked Lorena how much an extension chord would be, she quoted it for over $200. Can you believe it- for a flippin' extension chord!

    Unfortunately, I can believe it. We were going to do what you are doing, but have decided to use the sound system rented through the Westin to save us a bit of a headache, and so we can have a microphone for the ceremony, and for toasts during the reception, if it's needed. We are IPODing too. We worked on playlists last night.

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      Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:37 PM

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      i asked karina whether i could have lorena or not, and lorena is planning a wedding that is on the 6th of august, which is the day i arrive. so she didnt want to give me someone who might not be able to give me 100% of her attention for 100% of the time im there and then of course juggling the planning with the other wedding, which i appreciated. i said i would give maira another chance, and maira called me this afternoon and told me she was sorry. she explained also that jose's mom did not want me to see any price lists because she didnt want me to worry about what the wedding was costing, which i think is sweet of his mom.


      what annoys me is that she told me that she was waiting for us to send her a list of what my vision was for the wedding... which im sorry thats stupid, because we asked for a list of options so we knew what the choices were. i know that flowers are limited in cabo in terms of colors and species I was going through my old emails, and we were originally with Eve Lopez? Does she still work at the Westin? She was the person who would have originally handled our wedding plans if we had used the group room block. Maybe you could she if she is still around. She was always very responsive.

      Also, they had originally given me Maira, and she was totally unresponsive with me. I had to cc Eva on a "concerned" email becaue Maira was so unresponsive. depending on the time of year, so why would i go thru all the trouble of coming up with a vision that is not even feasible... i dunno, that really irritated me. its not just the flowers, its the dj, everything...

      Yes, doesn't make any sense.

      you should email kelli castineiras right away about that. the price for them to come to the hotel plus tax and mandatory included gratuity is $128 for bridal hair only, or $225 for hair AND makeup (incl tax and tip). send me your email and ill give you the full price list for the outcall service.
      I emailed her, and they do wedding parties on Sundays!
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        Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:09 PM

        Is kelli castineiras from the Mex Sum salon?

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          Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:20 PM

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          Is kelli castineiras from the Mex Sum salon?

          Yes, that is her.
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          #76 Maura

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          Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:08 PM

          if anybody is doing the beach ceremony, what setup are you using? they gave me this thing with 4 photos to choose from, but I kind of want to change the options a little... i will post those photos later tonight when i get home, dont have them on my work computer.

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            Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

            OH, good question. I don't even know. I know we're going to have cover chairs with ties. We'll need a table, no runner, and no canopy. We don't want the bamboo stick all around. I know it kind of gives privacy, but to us, it kind of takes away from the beauty of the ocean.
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              Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:39 PM

              I am not using the bamboo sticks either. I have requested tiki torches since we are doing it at sundown. I am having chairs with white covers and coral bows. There will be a white runner with rose petals and I will have a Chuppa made of bamboo and flowing white fabric, with a few gerber daisies. There will also be a table up front.

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              Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:53 AM

              Here are photos of the options they sent me -- barrie, did you get a photo with the tiki torches? because that sounds interesting and we are doing our ceremony at sunset. let me know. here are the options they showed me:

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              i think we are going to go with kind of a combination of 3 & 4, i love the rose petals on the aisle, and the covered chairs are cheaper because they have those at the westin. the white chairs that are uncovered, i heard are really expensive because the westin has to rent them and them of course mark them up. do you gals have rose petals yet for the aisle? what color are you wanting to use? carly found an awesome seller on ebay that sells 1000 petals for $25, anybody interested in splitting a couple bags if we want the same colors? i'll post a link to the seller in a bit.

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                Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:35 PM

                i think we are going to go with kind of a combination of 3 & 4, i love the rose petals on the aisle, and the covered chairs are cheaper because they have those at the westin. the white chairs that are uncovered, i heard are really expensive because the westin has to rent them and them of course mark them up. do you gals have rose petals yet for the aisle? what color are you wanting to use? carly found an awesome seller on ebay that sells 1000 petals for $25, anybody interested in splitting a couple bags if we want the same colors? i'll post a link to the seller in a bit.[/QUOTE]

                I think we'll be more with two. We'll have royal blue chair ties, and I don't think we'll use an aisle runner. Maura, what are your colors? Ours are royal blue, light blue, and coral, but I would also be interested in going in on rose petals, and I'm open to different colors, as long as they're not way off the color scheme. We really like the idea of rose petals, but of course, Westin quoted us an outrageous price, so that idea had been put to the side.

                Does this mean you decided on a beach location for your ceremony? I think with the aisle runner, it will be no problem at all.

                Also, Barrie and Maura, do you have plans for after the reception? I know quiet time is at 10pm, so we were deciding on just heading back to our condo for an after party or going into town.
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