Wedding Questions

Decorator estimates?

July 05, 2017 9:28:11 am

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
283948 Katherine Vargas Wedding date: March 23, 2013 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi ladies, I was hoping you could help me get a ballpark estimate of how much decoration would cost. I´m going to choose between a reception at the Santa Clara or Hotel Pestagua for 70 guests. I don´t need to have a lot of fancy or too orneate items, I rather keep it simple. Could you give me a guesstimate based on your experience on how much are decorators? Thank you!

16 Replies

Emptyprofileicon Claudia Naranjo Wedding date: May 07, 2011 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

March 21, 2012 7:26:37 pm

Hi Kat,

The person that decorated the monasterium at Hotel Santa Clara, was awesome!!!! We had 30 people so we used a long table for more intimate setting . Since the room was big for only 30 guest, he had to decorate a little more to fill the room. I spent between $ 4.000 to 5,000 dollars, that also includes your flower bouquet and the decorations and flowers for the ceremony.

I hope that helps.



295530 Mery Fernandez Wedding date: December 29, 2012 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 17, 2012 5:23:38 pm

Hi Claudia

I am having my wedding this December and I have the same wedding planner and decorator . I chose Carmen for the wonderful recommendations of this website as well as her personal web. I was wondering if you have any extra picture of your reception decoration where I can see some details.
Thank you so much

Mery Fernandez


Emptyprofileicon Claudia Naranjo Wedding date: May 07, 2011 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 17, 2012 6:58:31 pm

Hi Mery,

I'm so glad you did, they are amazing at what they do. Send me your email and I will send you more pictures!!


295530 Mery Fernandez Wedding date: December 29, 2012 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

April 18, 2012 6:02:30 pm

My email address is . thank you for your help...



Emptyprofileicon Erika Mejia Wedding date: February 09, 2013 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

May 25, 2012 6:24:25 pm

Hi Claudia, I´m getting married in Catagena next year in Santa Clara Hotel. They suggested me William Baena as the decoration vendor, but it seems really pricy. Can you please send me a picture of the reception to and Andres Cortez contact.

Thank You and congrats for your beautiful wedding!


282353 Carolina Franco Guzman

May 30, 2012 4:00:35 pm

Dear Kat

Receive a warm greeting in the Name of the employees of Carolina Franco Design and Events.

To decorate your wedding we offer:

Everything Natural Flowers
We design a wedding only to each customer
We are working to design decorations on the basis of white color and mirrors, that will be incredible.

To beautify the place of your wedding with unique accessories emstos cost to around 6,000 or 8,000 dollars, you'll be delighted, this includes:

Decoration of the ceremony location
decoration of the place of reception
Bouquet of the Bride
Botonier of groom and companions
Automobile or car decoration
and other accessories.

You can write to

We are updating our website so you can not see our latest photographs, will be ready in 48 hours.



Emptyprofileicon Sonika and Mark Wedding date: October 18, 2012

June 10, 2012 7:13:45 am

Hi Claudia,
I am also getting married at the Sofitel and Pestagua. I'm just looking into vendors and would love to see pics of your wedding. I am hoping not to spend too much $$ as we will have 2 nights of big events. I am Indian and my fiancee is American, so we will have 2 events.
Any help, advice, pricing, would be helpful.


Emptyprofileicon Sonika and Mark Wedding date: October 18, 2012

June 10, 2012 7:15:17 am

I am getting married in Oct and will be having our events at Hotel Pestagua and the Sofitel. Would love to compare notes with you. Would you mind chatting via email? My email is


Emptyprofileicon Claudia Naranjo Wedding date: May 07, 2011 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

June 10, 2012 5:42:39 pm

Hi Sonika,
Do you have a wedding planner, or are you trying on your own. I have great people I can recommend. My wedding and reception was in Hotel Santa Clara, Some of the guest came from abroad, and the rest from Colombia. Let me know exactly what you need, and I will be happy help you. I know how stressful planning a weeding can be. I will send you some pictures via email.


Emptyprofileicon Sonika and Mark Wedding date: October 18, 2012

June 10, 2012 6:15:58 pm

Hi Claudia,
I do have a planner, Chiche & Tatiana. We are just starting to work with them and i want to make sure they are looking into the best and most economical options for us. One of my big concerns right now are hotels for our guests. The Sofitel and Charleston are obviously very expensive. WE'd like to offer a few more cheaper options near Casa Pestagua where we will be staying with some guests. Would love to chat more via email.


282353 Carolina Franco Guzman

June 11, 2012 9:54:26 am

Dear Kat. We are Carolina Franco Design and Events, a company dedicated to the organization and design of spaces for events.

Given the number of guests we can make a rough estimate of 3 or 4 thousand dollars, includes keepsakes, floral arrangements, decorative lights, table of honor for the bride and groom photographs designed to make space for all and special gift is nuetsro HAIR AND MAKEUP OF THE BRIDE

If you want you can communicate in Cartagena de indias with Sandy Franco 6639553 or New Jersey with Carolina Franco 8622622326. or write to

Waiting for a prompt and positive response


Emptyprofileicon Erika Gomez

August 04, 2012 7:33:43 am

Hi Erika,
I'm also getting married in Cartagena on the same date as yours and my name is Erika too! What a coincidence :)
I heard of William Baena and his work and it does seem pricey. My wedding planner, Mary Cueter, recommended Jairo Uribe who also works great and is less expensive. I'm going to meet with him and all my vendors in September to finish up every detail. Once I meet with him, can let you know if he is as good.
Since you posted the comment in May, I'm sure you already found a florist. Just thought of writing to you since we already share two important things in common.



316185 Cathy Agudelo

August 05, 2012 6:35:12 am

Hello Ladies,

I am new to the site and ran into it starting my research on a wedding in Cartagena, I am newly engaged but want to have the wedding at the end of next July. I visited Cartagena with my fiance in 2010 and fell in love with the city. Where did you ladies begin?



Emptyprofileicon Sandra Torres Wedding date: May 11, 2013 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

September 08, 2012 1:36:18 pm

What wedding planners can you guys recommend?


Emptyprofileicon Sandra Brieda Wedding date: September 22, 2012 Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

October 15, 2012 12:36:58 pm

Since decoration is little expensive I provided some decoration Ibrough myself, there are bunch of staff you can find in internet and ship there or bringing with you. Florarte- Willian Baena are the best for flowers, my center tables were beautiful!


336676 Gisela Hernandez

February 03, 2013 11:58:15 pm

Hello Ladies,
Please check my website. Wedding Planner Cartagena/Colombia:


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