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Love_birds
Liz
Wedding Date: Jun, 2010
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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Hello,

My fiance and I just got engaged and are thinking about having the wedding in Cartagena. If you're planning to do the same, I'd love to hear about the process - it's a bit overwhelming!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Liz

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Written on Jun. 01, 2009

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Love_birds
Liz
Wedding Date: Jun, 2010
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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Hi there,

The puerta del reloj looks fantastic! If I'm not crazy, I think I bought some stuff from used book vendors who were selling there the last time I was in the city...Gorgeous, though. What an amazing idea! What sort of costs are involved in holding the ceremony in a public space like that? (While it will cost infinitely less to have a wedding in Cartagena versus the States, I have no idea what sort of sums will be involved - just that they'll look better than the alternatives! I need to start paying more attention to these things...)

Everyone, this wedding thread is going to be bad for me. I have a TON of work today, but you've all inspired me and all I want to do is plan an amazing wedding :)

Amelia, thanks so much for the link to your site! Your plans look amazing. Where will you and your family be staying? Also, a big thanks to you and Margaux for the info about Chiche. I might be contacting her, myself...

Cheers!

Liz

Written on Oct. 11, 2009
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ameliaferrari317@gmail.com
Wedding Date: Aug, 2010
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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Hi Liz!

Here is my advice to you, Keep your OPTIONS OPEN haha. My finace and I were stuck on having it at a casa and didnt want to bother with anything else but the casas were more expensive because they usually want you to rent out the full house for a min of 3 nights (most cases) and for me some of the houses just didnt have the space i wanted for dancing. So it took us forever and i was getting frustrated. While i was talking to the caterer, who works closely with Chiche she ended up sending me pictures of different locations incase i wanted to have any other pre wedding event, one of the pictures was la puerta del reloj and we absolutely fell in love with it. The way they explained it to me is its on the second level, so you are away from the vendors and you have the whole space to yourself. WE ended up reserving it through Chiche and she said it was a great choice and it would be less expensive than any other casa. Basically the extra costs are lighting and plants but i still havent gotten a quote for that, so i dont know how much the total for it will be. We wanted a small fun pretty wedding and our budget is relatively small but we have gotten so much for our money, that it would be impossible to have anything like that here in the states.
So we still havent decided where the family will stay because my side of the family loves the beach and they rather be staying on the beachside, so they are looking into renting apartments. My fiancee wants everyone to stay in the walled city but i keep telling him he cant obligate people to stay where he wants haha... but i think we might stay at casa curato? its not set in stone yet, so things may change. What have you thought in regards to that? This whole wedding planning can really take all your time haha but its fun!!!!

GOod luck and let me know if you need anything else!

Amelia

Written on Oct. 12, 2009
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tuesdaysky
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So much information!

We are having our wedding at Casa Pestagua (http://www.casapestagua.com/en/index.html) and are only renting it out for the ceremony and reception for a very reasonable price. We are having the ceremony in the picture of the room attached and the reception in the patio. Right now our wedding planner and I are working with them on a menu, but so far the options have been great. I am not a food snob by any means, but I do care about having good Carribean Colombian food.

Our friends are renting out a couple of houses in the walled city , but most of our family who has kids are going to stay at the Hilton so we are going to reserve a block of rooms. La Cameron is another great family option.

Written on Oct. 12, 2009
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SimplyUniqueWE

Hi chefgracen,

We plan destination weddings and we're currently working with someone getting married in Cartagena. If you would like to talk more details about your wedding and find out if we are a fit for you then feel free to send me an email at simplyuniqueweddingsandevents@inbox.com I hope to hear from you.

Thanks!

Mary
www.simplyuniqueweddingsandevents.com

Written on Oct. 14, 2009
Love_birds
renteria_v

katamayorga,

Thank you so much for your info. We are also thinking about having our wedding at Casa Pestagua. Just to be clear, are they renting out the space to you just for the event it self (a few hours)? They are not asking you to rent out the entire house for the night? We have not inquire about the price, but if you do not mine me asking. How much as they asking for?

Thank you so much!!

Written on Oct. 20, 2009
Love_birds
renteria_v

Thanks guys for all your help, it has been quite helpful as my fiance and I are also planning on having our wedding in Cartagena. It seems like we all are going to have a blast at our weddings!! I have couples questions for you. The $100p/p for the wedding you quoted, does that price include renting out the space, catering, food and drinks, tables and chairs, and flower arrangements? Would that same price concept apply to your other events? Thanks again and hope to hear from you....:)

Take care

Written on Oct. 20, 2009
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tuesdaysky

Hi Renteria,

We are actually just renting out the main courtyard and salon for the event. But Casa Pestagua just changed management and they have decided to not do this for events anymore. Many guest were complaining about not being able to use the main space while there were events and the noise, so the new management has made it mandatory that you rent out the whole house. We are actually considering this now because we have negotiated with them a pretty reasonable price to rent out the whole house for one night. But since we signed a contract we still have the option of just renting out the salon and main courtyard for just that night.

They gave us a deal of about 7,400,000 pesos and we negotiated it down to 6,600,000 pesos.

We have done a lot of this coordination and negotiation through our wedding planner in Cartagena. Since we are most likely going ot rent out the whole place we will be looking for other areas to cut costs. She has been pretty helpful in all of this and finding vendors within our budget. I highley suggest getting a reliable wedding planner. Let me know if you have any other questions!

Written on Oct. 21, 2009
Love_birds
parlandik

hi! my name is liliana pachon, I am colombian and have a little company which provides you wit all the wedding services youre looking for.... if you are interested i cold send you a portfoio with everything we can offer.. my email is lilopachon@yahoo.com! we wil be more than pleased to give you a hand in such an important event!

Written on Oct. 30, 2009
Love_birds
parlandik

hi! my name is liliana pachon, I am colombian and have a little company which provides you wit all the wedding services youre looking for.... if you are interested i cold send you a portfoio with everything we can offer.. my email is lilopachon@yahoo.com! we wil be more than pleased to give you a hand in such an important event!

Written on Oct. 30, 2009
Love_birds
parlandik

hi! my name is liliana pachon, I am colombian and have a little company which provides you wit all the wedding services youre looking for.... if you are interested i cold send you a portfoio with everything we can offer.. my email is lilopachon@yahoo.com! we wil be more than pleased to give you a hand in such an important event!

Written on Oct. 30, 2009
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