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Caribe Cordial Weddings

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63 weddings, 59 ratings, 59 reviews

Cartagena, Bolivar,

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Caribe Cordial Weddings


Caribe Cordial Weddings is a company specialized in wedding planning services. We have a great and very professional team to help you in the preparation of your wedding plan, selection of the best vendors and building a vision for your wedding day. We help you to evaluate the options that Cartagena has to offer, planning details that give your wedding a unique touch to make your day unforgettable!

We pride ourselves in considering the cultural issues and in making the event an opportunity for the guests to also enjoy Cartagena and enjoy every moment of their stay in our beautiful, colorful and romantic city.

If you want to check some pictures of our last weddings, please visit our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/caribecordialweddings

We truly love what we do and we will love to help you have a dream wedding!.

Reviews

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Andrea Wells
September 01, 2017
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

The best!! Made our vision come to reality 100%


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Jessica Restrepo-Garcia
June 24, 2017
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

A year to the date of when we got engaged, we decided that we wanted a destination wedding. What a better place to do so, than Cartagena, Colombia where we took our first vacation. I asked one of my really good friends for points on where to start as she had gotten married in March 2016. Her exact words were "YOU NEED TO HIRE MY WEDDING PLANNER" Daniela from Caribe Cordial. Without hesitation we took her advice and reached out to Daniela via email. Since the first time we spoke to her over Skype we felt super confident in the decision we were about to make. Like every other bride, I was overwhelmed and stressed due to the distance, but Daniela always had the right answers. She managed to keep us calm and promised us that we would have the perfect wedding. She was totally right. The day of our wedding, we were at no stress, everything was perfect and we were able to enjoy every second of our big day. Daniela and her team were with us throughout our one week stay in Cartagena. She was always available when needed, even if late. Thank you to Caribe Cordial, we had the BEST wedding ever. Thank you Daniela!! We will forever be grateful!!


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Diana Estrada
March 11, 2017
cartagena colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We planned our wedding in Cartagena with the assistance of Daniela and her team. From the moment I met Daniela she was attentive and thoughtful, always concerned about how I was feeling and if I was happy with the decisions being made. Coming from the States where everything is fast paced and responsiveness is a must, Daniela exceeded these expectations and more. She’s available around the clock (literally), is incredibly responsive, and professional. She thinks of details that I would not have thought of on my own, and provides suggestions to make the experience better for all guest. Since we had family traveling from all over the world, she and her team assisted in coordinating two pre wedding night outs and transportation. Everything from my (the brides) perspective was effortless. The day of the wedding, I can honestly say thing nothing went wrong, it was PERFECT, better than expected and that is thanks to all of Daniela’s hard work. I was not an easy bride, type A corporate America type, but she handled everything with grace and pleasure. All of the vendors she recommended were great, we had photographer, videographer, band and DJ and ALL were AMAZING. Daniela is an angel and anyone that is fortunate to have her as their plan will be blessed with the best day EVER.


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Piers Manktelow
February 04, 2017
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Daniela and her whole team at Caribe Cordial were fantastic from start to finish! I would recommend them to anyone getting married in Colombia. there knowledge of Cartagena is perfect as they can guide you around at each stage of your wedding. They arranged all our meeting prior to the wedding and helped us out as we were planning it from the UK. On the day its self there was a team of about 8 who made sure the whole day ran smoothly. We couldn't have done it without them!!! It felt like you were dealing with a friend rather than a pushy wedding planner trying to earn more money.

Our Wedding Video Trailer
https://vimeo.com/205639036


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Piers Manktelow
February 04, 2017
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Daniela and her whole team at Caribe Cordial were fantastic from start to finish! I would recommend them to anyone getting married in Colombia. there knowledge of Cartagena is perfect as they can guide you around at each stage of your wedding. They arranged all our meeting prior to the wedding and helped us out as we were planning it from the UK. On the day its self there was a team of about 8 who made sure the whole day ran smoothly. We couldn't have done it without them!!! It felt like you were dealing with a friend rather than a pushy wedding planner trying to earn more money.

Our Wedding Video Trailer
https://vimeo.com/205639036


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Matias Antonio
February 11, 2017
cartgena
Coordinators/Planners

We live in the USA and decided to have our wedding in Cartagena. We looked and spoke to many wedding planners until we found Caribe Cordial. Juan Camilo helped us plan everything and guided us throughout the entire process. He was honest and helped us stay within our budget.
Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful! Everything worked out perfectly thanks to Caribe Cordial. We couldn't be happier with the results and the amazing work Caribe Cordial did. Juan Camilo and Daniela are the best wedding planners. They took care of everything and made sure all of our guests were happy. The team is really organized, they never left us alone and they made sure we were ok at all times.
Thank you so much Juan Camilo and Daniela. We truly had the best day of our lives!


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Rosemary Hernandez
August 13, 2016
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial Best Wedding Planners!
After doing extensive research and communicating with several planners, Caribe Cordial was the perfect Match.

From the first conversation we had with Juan Camilo the connection was amazing. Very professional, easy going and with an extensive knowledge of venues and vendors.

Juan Camilio took the vision of our dream wedding and made it 10 times better. Saying our wedding was better than anything we could've imagined is an understatement.

Daniela was also a sweetheart, she is very detailed oriented and always available.

Caribe Cordial not only planned our wedding day but also planned a beach welcome party, a surprise dinner, bachelorette and helped our guests with travel arrangements and activities.

The best part of our wedding was having Juan Camilo, Daniela and the entire team as our support. We did not have to worry about anything during our wedding thanks to them.

Thank you Caribe Cordial for Making our Dream come True!


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Robyn Nienberg
June 18, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial, the right wedding planning team to trust your special day!

CARTAGENA!! A fairy-tale city of romance indeed! With the help of “CARIBE CORDIAL” planning our destination wedding from Chicago, we couldn’t have asked for more exceptional service and delivery of our romantic, elegant and fairy-tale wedding! Kudos to “Caribe Cordial”. You truly exceeded our expectations!
I would like to paint a picture and describe our journey of planning a destination wedding with Caribe Cordial. Stress no more!

My husband and I got engaged in February 2016. We wanted a destination wedding, so the conversations to determine the location started the same evening as the engagement. My sister in law suggested Cartagena Colombia as one of the options to consider. After reading about Cartagena and seeing pictures of the “Old City”, I immediately fell in love with the colorful colonial city. One day later, my husband began researching wedding planners in Cartagena. We knew we couldn’t plan the wedding alone from Chicago. When he inquired with Caribe Cordial, he spent an hour talking with Juan Camilo. Juan patiently explained the road map needed to have a successful destination wedding and we immediately had a good feeling about him.

In the beginning, the amount of details to consider felt overwhelming. However, Juan explained that most of the wedding details were the responsibility of the wedding planner. With careful research and time spent reviewing 3 other wedding planners in Cartagena, we found Juan Camillo and his team at Caribe Cordial to be the most responsive, helpful and timely. We even spoke to wedding planners in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and St. Marten. However, the prices, service, and luxury of our Cartagena wedding couldn’t even compare!

A week later, we decided to work with Caribe Cordial. A contract was signed by both parties and an initial payment for their services was wired. We appreciated the fact that their fees were fixed and not a percentage of the wedding cost. There was no limit to the amount of communication we wanted to have with them in comparison to most wedding planners. My husband spent countless hours with Juan Camilo to plan every single detail of our wedding regardless if it was a weekend or 9:00 in the evening!

Juan Camilo suggested vendors such as the bands, DJ’s, caterers, locations to rent, florists, churches, hotels accommodations, a recreational island to spend one day with our guests, etc. All in all, everything was factored in to determine our initial budget. We coordinated the payments for all vendors with Caribe Cordial. Therefore, instead of sending payments to multiple vendors, Caribe Cordial received all our payments and provided us with the receipts from each vendor.

Feeling concerned that all this planning was being done remotely, I traveled to Cartagena for four days in April. Juan Camillo and his staff, who speak very good English, greeted me at the airport. The next several days, I was escorted by them to visit the hotels for our guests, the church¬¬¬ and colonial home where our reception took place. I met with the priest, caterers, musicians, decorator, florists, in addition to exploring the old city. I had never been to Cartagena, so it was refreshing to see what we were getting into! This visit was wonderful as it gave me the opportunity to feel comfortable and confidant with our vendors. Juan Camilo was even fine with us selecting a couple of different vendors from the ones he had suggested and worked with. He only requested a proper introduction so he could continue coordinating all the efforts.

We got married in June. Yes, we planned the wedding in 4 months! We arrived 5 days prior to our wedding, we brought some party supplies for the “Hora Loca”, welcome bags which Caribe Cordial packaged, and some liquor from the US to be served at our reception. We also shipped some party materials to the offices of Caribe Cordial as we didn’t have room in our luggage. Caribe Cordial organized and kept an inventory of all the materials we gave them. They were extremely organized!

From the moment we set foot in Cartagena to our guest arrivals, Caribe Cordial was prompt and on top of everything! Which made us feel very comfortable and stress free. They also coordinated transportation for our guests from the airport to their hotels, steaming of dresses as needed, and any other service you could imagine.

The day of our wedding, much to our surprise, both my husband and I were provided with staff to literally be at our beck and call. They provided anything we could possibly need and helped us coordinate the makeup, hair, snacks for the wedding party, dressing, photography session and final touch ups before the ceremony.

Finally, at the reception, the decor of the colonial home “Casa Kirby” where our reception took place was absolutely AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL! Our wedding planner Juan Camillo and his staff out did themselves! The entire organization was superb from the wait staff to the bartenders to the caterer, and all of Caribe Cordial staff. There were enough staff personnel to ensure all of our needs were fulfilled.

The wedding lasted until 4:00 AM. After all of our guests left, we invited our entire staff to stop their work and enjoy a beer with us thanking them for the incredible and unforgettable wedding they provided us.

All our guests mentioned this had been the best destination wedding they had ever attended!!!

The cost of our wedding for what we had in comparison to the US, Mexico or even some of the Caribbean islands doesn’t even compare. Give yourself the unforgettable wedding experience that you and your spouse deserve choosing Caribe Cordial as your wedding planning services!


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Sonji Suarez
June 10, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Planning a dream wedding is no piece of cake but when you have the best wedding planner who works her magic to make your day The Best Day Ever it just makes the planning process run smoothly and can actually fun. We hired Caribe Cordial to coordinate our wedding and worked directly with Daniela Lopera who all I can say, is a wonderful human being with a beautiful soul. Her expertise and attention to detail was invaluable to us. Since day one Daniela would always greet us with her warm yet, energetic poise that always helped alleviate any uncertainties and doubts we ever had. It's so funny because I remember there were times (especially the last couple of months leading up to the wedding) that my husband and I would have a laundry list of questions for Daniela and before our Skype phone call we would feel completely stressed and apprehensive but after speaking to her we would both laugh at how silly we were to doubt her because she always had it down packed! Planning a destination wedding can be more stressful than having a wedding close to home because you’re dealing with vendors you’ve never heard of (other than on social media) and most if not all of the communication is dealt with via phone, skype, emails, whats app, etc. Also the culture in Colombia is very different than the one in the East Coast where we send an email and expect a response almost immediately, I’m guilty of this lol. In Colombia everyone is more relaxed and work at their pace so there were times where my husband and I became very anxious waiting to hear from our vendors and wedding planner so we can cross things off our long “To do List” but didn’t realize cultural differences when it comes to the concept of time and delivery. Overall, our experience with Caribe Cordial was amazing and our wedding was magical! It was everything we hoped for and much more! There are so many moments and things I can highlight about our wedding and the entire experience but the one thing that I want to share that left us completely awestruck was the entourage of professionals that Daniela had on our wedding day. We never imagined having such a huge support team and attendants. Our guests were in complete shock and surprised to see all these beautiful girls dressed in gorgeous black gowns wearing what seemed like high- end wireless earpieces (my guests refer to them as CIA workers LOL, this is how professional they looked) in order to communicate with each other including the photographers to make sure everything was running smoothly and in a timely manner. Daniela also assigned me my very own personal assistant who was this beautiful girl named Juvissa whom my bridal party especially my man of honor/best friend was infatuated with because of her elegance. I’ve never had a personal assistant so I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do but that didn’t matter because Juvissa was always attentive to me, asking me if I needed a drink, wanted to retouch my lipstick (which she carried in her pocket throughout the entire reception) and even helped me get into my second dress. Now, I know that the bride is usually the one getting pampered and having all these amenities but my husband got special treatment too; he was assigned his own personal waiter who made sure his glass was always full with his favorite scotch and fresh ice cubes, my husband is a simple man, as long as he has a drink in his hand he’s happy. Meanwhile, Daniela was behind the scenes making sure everything was running smoothly at the bar, with the food, servers, music, lighting, the protocol of events etc. Not only did Daniela take care of everything the day of the wedding but we had several events such as welcome cocktail and rehearsal dinner that same week that Daniela helped coordinate including a post wedding tour to the Islas Del Rosario on Saturday. It might be difficult for some brides to say they had the “perfect wedding” because sometimes things don’t go as planned but I can honestly say my wedding was pure PERFECTION and all thanks to Caribe Cordial.


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Robyn Nienberg
June 18, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial, the right wedding planning team to trust your special day!

With the help of “Caribe Cordial” planning our destination wedding from Chicago, we couldn’t have asked for more exceptional service and delivery of our romantic, elegant and fairy-tale wedding! Kudos to “Caribe Cordial”. You truly exceeded our expectations!

I would like to paint a picture and describe our journey of planning a destination wedding with Caribe Cordial. Stress no more!

My husband and I got engaged in February 2016. We wanted a destination wedding, so the conversations to determine the location started the same evening as the engagement. My sister in law suggested Cartagena Colombia as one of the options to consider. After reading about Cartagena and seeing pictures of the “Old City”, I immediately fell in love with the colorful colonial city. One day later, my husband began researching wedding planners in Cartagena. We knew we couldn’t plan the wedding alone from Chicago. When he inquired with Caribe Cordial, he spent an hour talking with Juan Camilo. Juan patiently explained the road map needed to have a successful destination wedding and we immediately had a good feeling about him.

In the beginning, the amount of details to consider felt overwhelming. However, Juan explained that most of the wedding details were the responsibility of the wedding planner. With careful research and time spent reviewing 3 other wedding planners in Cartagena, we found Juan Camillo and his team at Caribe Cordial to be the most responsive, helpful and timely. We even spoke to wedding planners in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and St. Marten. However, the prices, service, and luxury of our Cartagena wedding couldn’t even compare!

A week later, we decided to work with Caribe Cordial. A contract was signed by both parties and an initial payment for their services was wired. We appreciated the fact that their fees were fixed and not a percentage of the wedding cost. There was no limit to the amount of communication we wanted to have with them in comparison to most wedding planners. My husband spent countless hours with Juan Camilo to plan every single detail of our wedding regardless if it was a weekend or 9:00 in the evening!

Juan Camilo suggested vendors such as the bands, DJ’s, caterers, locations to rent, florists, churches, hotels accommodations, a recreational island to spend one day with our guests, etc. All in all, everything was factored in to determine our initial budget. We coordinated the payments for all vendors with Caribe Cordial. Therefore, instead of sending payments to multiple vendors, Caribe Cordial received all our payments and provided us with the receipts from each vendor.

Feeling concerned that all this planning was being done remotely, I traveled to Cartagena for four days in April. Juan Camillo and his staff, who speak very good English, greeted me at the airport. The next several days, I was escorted by them to visit the hotels for our guests, the church¬¬¬ and colonial home where our reception took place. I met with the priest, caterers, musicians, decorator, florists, in addition to exploring the old city. I had never been to Cartagena, so it was refreshing to see what we were getting into! This visit was wonderful as it gave me the opportunity to feel comfortable and confidant with our vendors. Juan Camilo was even fine with us selecting a couple of different vendors from the ones he had suggested and worked with. He only requested a proper introduction so he could continue coordinating all the efforts.

We got married in June. Yes, we planned the wedding in 4 months! We arrived 5 days prior to our wedding, we brought some party supplies for the “Hora Loca”, welcome bags which Caribe Cordial packaged, and some liquor from the US to be served at our reception. We also shipped some party materials to the offices of Caribe Cordial as we didn’t have room in our luggage. Caribe Cordial organized and kept an inventory of all the materials we gave them. They were extremely organized!

From the moment we set foot in Cartagena to our guest arrivals, Caribe Cordial was prompt and on top of everything! Which made us feel very comfortable and stress free. They also coordinated transportation for our guests from the airport to their hotels, steaming of dresses as needed, and any other service you could imagine.

The day of our wedding, much to our surprise, both my husband and I were provided with staff to literally be at our beck and call. They provided anything we could possibly need and helped us coordinate the makeup, hair, snacks for the wedding party, dressing, photography session and final touch ups before the ceremony.

Finally, at the reception, the decor of the colonial home “Casa Kirby” where our reception took place was absolutely AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL! Our wedding planner Juan Camillo and his staff out did themselves! The entire organization was superb from the wait staff to the bartenders to the caterer, and all of Caribe Cordial staff. There were enough staff personnel to ensure all of our needs were fulfilled.

The wedding lasted until 4:00 AM. After all of our guests left, we invited our entire staff to stop their work and enjoy a beer with us thanking them for the incredible and unforgettable wedding they provided us.

All our guests mentioned this had been the best destination wedding they had ever attended!

The cost of our wedding for what we had in comparison to the US, Mexico or even some of the Caribbean islands doesn’t even compare. Give yourself the unforgettable wedding experience that you and your spouse deserve choosing Caribe Cordial as your wedding planning services!


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Liliana Zapata
April 09, 2016
cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Our wedding was amazing!! Do not look any further when looking for wedding planners. Picking Cartagena as location for our wedding was the best decision ever. After doing a long research on wedding coordinators, and reading multiple reviews, I chose CARIBE CORDIAL. They did not disappoint. I had a fairy tail wedding thanks to Juan Camilo and his entire team. He introduced me to the best vendors in Cartagena making sure we had nothing but the best for our special day. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for all the hard work him and his team did for us. Their work is impeccable and outstanding in every single way. We live in Florida and we have to coordinate from the distance and Juan Camilo was always making sure all the details were taking care of. Multiple chats, emails etc. Our wedding was simply perfect. They made our dreamed day come true!!!


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Melanie Garcia
March 17, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Planning a destination wedding is never easy. I work in the entertainment industry, so I know the demands of event planning and I wanted someone who I could fully trust on such a special day for my husband and I - and for our families. Daniela from Caribe Cordial Weddings was my saving grace. I would tell her what I envisioned and she would somehow make it all happen. At times, she would make suggestions that far exceeded what I could even imagine. She was patient and kind and so incredibly helpful. We planned events from Thursday - Saturday and she was there every step of the way. Everything she did to help was amazing.

On the big day, I didn't worry about a thing. She had everything under control. She was organized and focused, and her staff made me feel calm and collected. I never once worried about a thing, and I can't imagine a better gift than that on your big day. At one point, she even took off bobby pins from her hair to make sure that my hair piece would stay fit in mine. It's that kind of attention and selflessness that you want from your wedding planner.

One of the biggest thank yous I owe Daniela and her team (apart from making me look gorgeous and my wedding a dream come true) was the recommendation of my photographer who I'm still obsessed with. He captured out day so incredibly perfectly. He was patient and kind and didn't make us feel like we were forcing the pictures. He caught our love and authenticity at the very core. I'm so thankful to Daniela and our photographer for making sure that I have lifelong memories of such a wonderful day.


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Sofia Redford
March 02, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We worked with Caribe Cordial, in particular with Daniela, for our wedding in Cartagena earlier this year. Warning, long email ahead, but we wanted to be as clear & hopefully helpful as possible! Short version? We were very excited by all the positive reviews, Daniela is very nice, our venues were beautiful, but the logistics and details were exhausting and very unsatisfactory. Would say consider Caribe Cordial for you wedding, but with major warnings about the time and work involved from your side.

PROS:
Recommended amazing venues that all worked out very well.
The floral arrangements were spectacular, the food very tasty, and my hair and makeup good.
They really respected and tried to work with our somewhat limited budget and nontraditional ideas, including patience with my questions over every detail and cost.
There was quite a lot of flexibility in finalizing the numbers, which was great given the string of last minute bad luck that our guests had.
Really appreciated all of the help with the paperwork side of things too!

CONS:
I had to review every single detail multiple times to make sure that things we had discussed were included and in the way we wanted. Maybe they're used to more hands-off couples, who just hand over a credit card and say "make it happen"? I dunno, but I can say that I had to review every single email and budget with a fine toothed comb and ask a million questions (and, nitpicky detail, but all the budgets had exactly the same title, so I had to retitle all of the documents to know which one was the most up to date).
When I didn't triple check, it didn't work (our DJ was an epic fail, we ended up playing music from our iPhones; the rehearsal venue wasn't open when they said they would be so I was getting confused calls from guests; the wrong champagne was served; had to change the beach day venue two days before because no deposit had been made; etc)
Ended up firing the assistant who was supposed to help us find hotels because she was so slow in responding that we lost a couple of our top choices (and they didn't negotiate anything special in terms of rates anyway). We ended up organizing the lodgings for our friends and families ourselves by searching online, contacting our top hotel choices, and doing it that way.
I did not feel like I got to relax and have fun. People were coming up to me throughout the wedding to ask logistical questions and, at the end of the night, they put us in the taxi with all of the knick knacks from the wedding. It's a small detail but, the last thing I want to have to worry about at the end of my wedding is if they've handed me everything I brought to the venue (they hadn't, it took weeks and dozens of messages etc to get the other items back - and I'm not sure that we're not missing some cards or something still)
Their english is strong but definitely not perfect. Works better if you can do it in Spanish.

Some of these things are definitely the result of having an event in Latin America (sounds cheesy, I know, but things just move at slower pace than the US/you don't have to have all the details organized a year in advance - which is actually pretty great in a lot of ways!) but, in the end, it was an exhausting process and I got wildly stressed out by not being able to assume that anything we had organized was going to happen or going to work.


The good thing is that overall our guests had a wonderful time which was, after all, our goal in inviting them all to share in the wonderful country of Colombia (and the magic that is Cartagena!)


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Juliana and Adam
February 27, 2016
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Our Wedding was great! Getting married in Cartagena was a dream!! and it is with great pleasure that Juliana and I recommend “Caribe Cordial Weddings". We would like to thank them (Juan Camilo & Daniela)for transforming a stressful process into one that Juliana and I were able to enjoy.
As we entered into the wedding planning process, we had so many questions: What venue should we use? What type of food should we have? Who should we hire for music? How will we entertain roughly 100 people (most of which were traveling from the United States). However, Juan Camilo, from the very beginning, made it his mission to make this a wonderful experience. Communication was constant via email, phone and/or Skype. We spent hours at a time planning every detail for our day.
Juan Camillo and Daniella were so personable, professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly trust worthy.
It is a daunting task to try to plan a wedding from another continent, but they were true rock stars!
Not only did they make planning easy and enjoyable, but we are still receiving feedback from our guests about how great our event was. We echo these sentiments as well. The entire trip that Caribe Cordial helped us coordinate included a: Day excursion by boat to an island resort near playa blanca, “White Night” cocktail social the night before the wedding, and the main event itself. Every detail was perfect. Their service was impeccable, and we cannot express our gratitude enough.

Along the way they provided a thorough accounting of all expenses on a regular basis. This helped ensure we stayed within our budget.
We now consider Juan Comillo and Daniela dear friends and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get married in Cartagena (especially if you are from the United States).


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Carolina Zapata
January 23, 2016
Cartagena, CO
Coordinators/Planners

Immediately after we decided on having a destination wedding, my husband and were ecstatic about choosing Cartagena, Colombia as the back drop. At the same time the idea seemed a bit nerve wrecking because both my husband and I are "A Type" personalities. We really enjoy hosting events, and are
"Big" on details and organization.
I would also like to add that I worked a few years in Wedding and Event planning so I was well aware of the details of planning a wedding…
After doing a good of amount of research on my own on venues and a few local Wedding Coordinators (which I do recommend you do). My gut told me to go with Caribe Cordial. We were fortunate enough to travel to meet Daniela from Caribe Cordial. During our meeting I will never forget how she told us, "There is no need for you to stress on your wedding day, and the idea is for you to be guests at your wedding". I now understand what she meant by that the day we met her, she truly owned up to that comment.
We had the pleasure of working with Daniela Lopera from Caribe Cordial for exactly a year.
Communication: Thanks today's technology we were able to frequently be in communication throughout the entire process. Do keep in mind that you aren't their only bride so trust them in the process and timeline as our wedding got closer the communication got more frequent and detailed.
Vision & Process: Caribe Cordial will guide you and provide you with various options of venues, vendors and their portfolios for you to take your time and carefully decide on such things as Photographer and Videographer. As for vision Caribe Cordial will ask you for your vision, it is up to you to give be specific. We were extremely impressed on how the day of the wedding everything looked exactly like the pictures we had provide (Maybe even nicer)!!!
Pre-Wedding Events: We had Welcome Cocktail the Thursday before our wedding and Day Trip to an Island on Friday. Caribe cordial assisted us in organizing the welcome cocktail and even provided someone from their team to be there with throughout the event. As for the Island trip they also helped up make the reservation for our group of 100 guests.
Wedding Day Logistics: I never imagined I would be so calm the day of my wedding. I think my husband was more nervous than me. Caribe Cordial had an adequate number of staff to cover different areas of the event set up and all of the logistics, I always had someone available in case I needed something. Daniela was also available via text if I had any concerns or questions. During the wedding every detail and all of the logistics were taken care by them. They took charge in making sure everything was properly executed as we had previously discussed. Scheduling the Photographer and Videographer arrival times, Organizing the wedding party at the Church before the ceremony, Procession after the church, Introductions, First Dances, Speeches, Cake Cutting, Hora Loca, etc. No one in the Bridal Party or parents had to worry for a single thing. It was truly impressive how they stayed until the end to make sure nothing went wrong and that we were pleased.
Overall

All of our guests commended us on the organization of the entire event! Caribe Cordial truly helped us pull off "Our Dream Destination Wedding" of 140 guests! (Let me add that we only had about 25 guests from Colombia) We never imagined we would have that many people so make sure to invite wisely!
Thank you Caribe Cordial your fabulous Team!


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Carolina Zapata
January 23, 2016
Cartagena, CO
Coordinators/Planners

Immediately after we decided on having a destination wedding, my husband and were ecstatic about choosing Cartagena, Colombia as the back drop. At the same time the idea seemed a bit nerve wrecking because both my husband and I are "A Type" personalities. We really enjoy hosting events, and are
"Big" on details and organization.
I would also like to add that I worked a few years in Wedding and Event planning so I was well aware of the details of planning a wedding…
After doing a good of amount of research on my own on venues and a few local Wedding Coordinators (which I do recommend you do). My gut told me to go with Caribe Cordial. We were fortunate enough to travel to meet Daniela from Caribe Cordial twice before our wedding. During our meeting I will never forget how she told us, "There is no need for you to stress on your wedding day, and the idea is for you to be guests at your wedding". I now understand what she meant by that the day we met her, she truly owned up to that comment.
We had the pleasure of working with Daniel for about a year.
COMMUNICATION: Thanks today's technology we were able to frequently be in communication throughout the entire process. Do keep in mind that you aren't their only bride so trust them in the process and timeline as our wedding got closer the communication got more frequent and detailed.
VISION & PROCESS: Caribe Cordial will guide you and provide you with various options of venues, vendors and their portfolios for you to take your time and carefully decide on such things as Photographer and Videographer. As for vision Caribe Cordial will ask you for your vision, it is up to you to give be specific. We were extremely impressed on how the day of the wedding everything looked exactly like the pictures we had provide (Maybe even nicer)!!!
PRE-WEDDING EVENTS: We had Welcome Cocktail the Thursday before our wedding and Day Trip to an Island on Friday. Caribe cordial assisted us in organizing the welcome cocktail and even provided someone from their team to be there with throughout the event. As for the Island trip they also helped up make the reservation for our group of 100 guests.
WEDDING DAY LOGISTICS: I never imagined I would be so calm the day of my wedding. I think my husband was more nervous than me. Caribe Cordial had an adequate number of staff to cover different areas of the event set up and all of the logistics, I always had someone available in case I needed something. Daniela was also available via text if I had any concerns or questions. During the wedding every detail and all of the logistics were taken care by them. They took charge in making sure everything was properly executed as we had previously discussed. Scheduling the Photographer and Videographer arrival times, Organizing the wedding party at the Church before the ceremony, Procession after the church, Introductions, First Dances, Speeches, Cake Cutting, Hora Loca, etc. No one in the Bridal Party or parents had to worry for a single thing. It was truly impressive how they stayed until the end to make sure nothing went wrong and that we were pleased.
OVERALL:
All of our guests commended us on the organization of the entire event! Caribe Cordial truly helped us pull off "Our Dream Destination Wedding" of 140 guests! (Let me add that we only had about 25 guests from Colombia) We never imagined we would have that many people so make sure to invite wisely!
Thank you Caribe Cordial your fabulous Team!


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Derly Smith
October 24, 2015
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Don't know where to start. Since the moment we decided to have our wedding at the most beautiful and historical place in the world, Cartagena, Daniela and the Team at Caribe Cordial were a dream come true. From the logistics, venue, accommodations, transportation, catering, decoration . . . our expectations were met beyond belief.

To start, we had only six months to plan a destination wedding. We wanted to have our wedding and reception but also the opportunity for our guests to meet prior to the wedding and interact the day after. However, we didn't want your typical rehearsal dinner and the Chiva bus came to mind as reading reviews through Wedding Mapper. We also decided on a brunch the day after to finalize a wonderful weekend. All the logistics and final details were finalized prior and it was time for us to travel. My now husband was scheduled to arrive the day before the wedding while I arrived two days prior. However, due to weather delays, he was not able to make it and was schedule to arrive until the morning off. Daniela and her team quickly helped us shift our timeline from 4 PM to 7 PM to allow time for my husband to arrive in town. However, his flight got delayed and there was a point where we thought he was not going to make it for our wedding. After lots of phone calls, worries and tears, we found him a flight to Barranquilla and Caribe Cordial quickly helped us find transportation options for him from Barranquilla to Cartagena [even going lengths and find him a translator to receive him at the airport and bring him to me for our wedding]. The ceremony, reception and Hora Loca were the best experience in our life and can't thank Daniela and her team at Caribe Cordial for everything they did for us. We couldn't have definitely done it without them.


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Cynthia Alvarado
June 27, 2015
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We began our wedding journey with Juan Camilo ten months before the big day, and we are SO glad we chose Caribe Cordial. Planning a wedding in a different country is a huge undertaking. We could not have imagined that our wedding day would be as wonderful as it was. I don't think we would have been able to pull it off without Caribe Cordial's expertise. Juan Camilo and his team worked tirelessly giving personal attention to all aspects of our wedding. He made us feel as though our wedding was the most important event. Throughout the year of planning, we had frequent skype calls and went to visit Cartagena and our vendors once before the wedding. With the help of Juan Camilo and his team, the entire experience was a joy and the day itself was beyond all expectations. Our ideas and tastes were immediately understood, with detail and care provided throughout the planning stages on the wedding day and pre-wedding events. Most importantly, the week of the wedding, we relaxed and enjoyed precious moments with family and friends, knowing that Juan Camilo and his team were delivering an incredibly personal yet professional service and ensuring a fantastic occasion that was quite simply, unforgettable. Our guests went home saying they had been to the best wedding ever - all thanks to Caribe Cordial.

Thank you so much, Juan Camilo, Daniela and Caribe Cordial Staff!!! You guys are the BEST!!!


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Susana Ruiz
June 06, 2015
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Juan Camilo and Daniela were excelent!! It would have been imposible to have our dream wedding without their help.


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Daniela and Daniel
May 24, 2015
Cartagena, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

I found out about Caribe Cordial though a google search. It can be very nerve wrecking to hire a wedding planning company when you are in a different country and have never had the chance to meet them before.This all being said though, we were very happy that we chose Caribe Cordial to work with. They made all our dreams come true.

Daniela Lopera, the planner we worked with, has planned so many weddings it seems that wedding planning is clearly second nature to her. She had so many ideas and pictures to share with us that I felt that I didn't have to come spend so much time on pinterest looking for ideas. She was incredibly patient with all of our questions and demands and made sure that we were getting exactly what we wanted. The days leading up to the wedding, everything was taken care of. She had individuals assemble our welcome bags for us so that we didn't have to worry about it and also deliver them to the different places our guests were staying at. She was constantly available via phone and whatsapp and made us our sole priority. She also graciously added other small surprise details to make our wedding even more spectacular. We cannot thank her and the crew of Caribe Cordial enough for all the work that they did to ensure that our day was perfect!!


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Lorena Riveros
February 14, 2015
Cartagena, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Our wedding was awesome! Caribe Cordial made of our wedding day the PERFECT celebration. Daniela and her whole team took care of everything finding vendors, suggesting dinner menus, cake options, decorations, flowers, church, venue, hotels, rehearsal dinner and even planning activities for the days before the wedding. We got in contact with Daniela about 8 months before our wedding date, and kept in contact constantly via Skype. Planning a destination wedding is pretty nerve racking but with Daniela's help the planning process was smooth and the end result was even more than we could have asked for. Our family and guests, mostly from the US, loved Cartagena and cannot wait to go back. Since the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt we were taken care of. I truly recommend Caribe Cordial's services!!! Thanks for giving us such great memories guys!!!


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Adriana Arias
February 14, 2015
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Very satisfied with Caribe Cordial services. Juan Camilo and his team played a special role in making of our wedding a magical event. Throughout the process Juan Camilo actively contributed with his ideas but listened to what we wanted and helped us to make it happen. Most of his team is very well trained and proactive, he took care of most of the details and stayed with us until the last minute. Sometimes I felt he should be stronger in helping us getting better deals but overall we are satisfied and very grateful with him and his team.


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Andrea Martinez
January 24, 2015
Cartagena, Cartagena De Indias (Distrito Turístico Y Cultural), Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We hired Daniela from Caribecordial to be my day of/month out wedding planner for my January 24,2015 wedding in Cartagena. From the get go, Daniela was friendly, prompt and super helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and all my friends and family thought she was very nice and helpful. Anytime we had a question or concern, Daniela was there to answer our questions and she was always patient and attentive. We don’t think our Wedding in Cartagena and/or our Vacation would be have so wonderful if it hadn’t been for Daniela ’s wonderful service!
Daniela helped make our wedding run smoothly and flawlessly. She is prompt, organized and professional, making things easy and stress free. She is knowledgeable and resourceful in all aspects of wedding planning and gives you a peace of mind. I recommend Daniela and her whole team from CaribeCordial!


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Melissa Allan
December 05, 2014
Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

I have so many wonderful things to say about Daniela and her team. Daniela was there for us every step of the way. My husband and I both live in Canada and when we decided to get married in Cartagena we didn't know where to start. We did know that we absolutely needed a planner to help us out. I came to wedding mapper and contacted various coordinators in Cartagena. The only planner who passed my rigorous screening process was Caribe Cordial Weddings. Daniela was always there for us, from the first point of contact up until after 3am on our wedding day. I was the type of bride who knew exactly what I wanted and Daniela understood my vision and executed it beautifully. She took care of every little detail, I was blown away. It truly was the best day of my life. I felt like a princess. The venues, the decor, the food, the cake, oh the cake was gorgeous, the entertainment, island trips, welcome bags, appointments to meet the vendors the day of she's truly wonderful. Not only is she amazing and passionate about what she does but she is a kind, caring person, who does everything she can to ensure everything runs smoothly on your day. Daniela we love you! Also shout out to Christina who was there to help us every step of the way while the bridal party got ready up until the last moment before we walked down the aisle. xoxo


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Katherine Ceballos
August 09, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Magical! That's how we described our wedding. I'm Colombian, my husband is American/italian. Juan Camilo did a great job, the wedding was overall beautiful, just a few little things like the entrance to the reception was not rehearsed and we didn't know where to go, but overall everything was beautiful. Our guest had a blast, they are even sending thank you cards for such wonderful time they had, not just at the wedding but during their stay. Juan Camilo helped us put together extra curricular activities, like a party bus or chiva the night before the wedding, a brunch and a trip to the islands. I would highly recommend caribe cordial, but keep in mind to stick to your budget, otherwise you can end up paying 4 times the amount you wanted, do rehearsals of everything no matter what everyone says, you are the bride, follow your instincts, and keep on top of the very small details, Caribe cordial takes care of everything else. Also, the girl that was with me the whole day of the wedding was amazing, she treated me like a princess, she made sure that I was not stressed that day. Thank you caribe cordial for helping us have the most wonderful day of our lives.


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Katherine Ceballos
August 09, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Magical! That's how we described our wedding. I'm Colombian, my husband is American/italian. Juan Camilo did a great job, the wedding was overall beautiful, just a few little things like the entrance to the reception was not rehearsed and we didn't know where to go, but overall everything was beautiful. Our guest had a blast, they are even sending thank you cards for such wonderful time they had, not just at the wedding but during their stay. Juan Camilo helped us put together extra curricular activities, like a party bus or chiva the night before the wedding, a brunch and a trip to the islands. I would highly recommend caribe cordial, but keep in mind to stick to your budget, otherwise you can end up paying 4 times the amount you wanted, do rehearsals of everything no matter what everyone says, you are the bride, follow your instincts, and keep on top of the very small details, Caribe cordial takes care of everything else. Also, the girl that was with me the whole day of the wedding was amazing, she treated me like a princess, she made sure that I was not stressed that day. Thank you caribe cordial for helping us have the most wonderful day of our lives.


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Mildred Vasquez
May 24, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Our planner was Caribe Cordial and they were absolutely amazing. We had the feeling from the previous reviews that they were going to do a great job but our expectations were more than fulfilled. We worked directly with Daniela but her team was always there with anything we needed. We had many international guest and aside from the wedding, they were able to organize tours for our guest during their stay. Her assistants also took care of everything we brought from abroad from organizing our programs to putting together our wedding favors. Daniela was also creative enough to help us organize some of the German traditions we needed in the heat of Cartagena. The day of the event, her entire team was there making sure everything went according to plan. If something went wrong, I really wouldn’t know. They made sure we were truly relaxed throughout the entire day. Even after we left Cartagena to tour around Colombia, she took care of the dress and some of the extra luggage we had until we came back. If I had to say something negative, the only thing that was a little frustrating were responding to some emails kind of late. It’s a very stressful time for many brides to plan a wedding abroad and getting a fast response was very important to us. This was compensated during our stay. We felt as if we were always their number one priority. We were in constant communication with her as soon as we arrived and that gave us a lot of peace of mind. In simple words, they just did an amazing job! Everyone who attended the wedding was more than impress with how organized everything was. Caribe Cordial made the wedding the most memorable day in our lives


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diana penalosa
March 22, 2014
Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

My husband and i couldn't imagine how hard it would have been to organize such an amazing wedding without the unbelievable services of Caribe cordial. everything was perfect, we didnt have to worried about anything, because there were somebody who took care of everything!!! thank you Juan Camilo and Daniela for everything, our dream finally came true!
Cartagena it´s possibly the best spot to get married, so romantic, so much things to do and sights to see
nothing to complain!


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Nathalie Neira
March 14, 2014
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner!
Our aim was to have a non-frilly/formal typical wedding and keep it as "rustic" looking as possible and we couldn't have done this without our amazing wedding planner, Juan Camilo from Caribe Cordial. We live in England so planning a wedding from overseas is extremely complicated unless you plan on going to Cartagena a few times to scope out venues and meet with vendors. We couldn't visit Cartagena before the wedding therefore we had to place all our trust in Caribe Cordial and it was worth it!

I liaised primarily with Juan Camilo who runs Caribe Cordial. I heard of him via Wedding Mapper. We met via Skype for an hour + regularly for a year leading up to the wedding. He’s a very busy guy planning various events but was never stressed out or short and was always very pleasant and friendly to speak with. He understood all our requirements, never pushed for things we didn’t want but did give his opinion on areas which he felt stronger about (based on his experience) and it turns out he was right.. so we were grateful for that!

He has great connections with vendors and works hard at getting you angood deal and is flexible to suit your budget. I did find that some wedding planners had an idea in mind and weren't very flexible with budgets or open to changing certain things if it wasn't how they thought a wedding "should" be like (which tended it be more formal frillier than what we wanted), so having someone as flexible, open-mined and understanding as Juan Camilo was great.

When we got there JC’s team did (in my opinion) take care of us and our guests over and above wedding planning responsibilities. He gave me a local cell phone to use, helped with airport transfers for my guests (although his staff didn’t speak English and my friends didn’t speak Spanish so communicated between them was a slight issue) and even helped us arrange accommodation for us and our guests who we relooking to travel to other parts of Colombia after the wedding.


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Sanjeev Lakhani
February 22, 2014
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

It was a real pleasure having Daniela from Caribe Cordial plan our dream wedding in Cartagena. It was an amazing experience and we are very pleased we trusted her. We had an Indian wedding in Cartagena - something unique but from the start Daniela found the concept an exciting challenge and worked with us to bring our ideas to life. We spoke with a few planners at the start of our process when we were deciding on Cartagena as a destination (we live in the UK but my wife Natalia is Colombian). Daniela was great from the start giving us lots of detail in terms of options, different budgets, venue types etc. from the very first email which no other planner gave us. We were also reassured by the fixed fee Caribe Cordial charges compared to other planners that charge based on the total cost of the wedding.....We had a year to plan the wedding including a very productive trip to Cartagena where we visited all the venues she had in mind and met various vendors. The visit was very well organised and a great part of our planning process was done in those few days. The year spent planning was fun and she was always on top of things, always happy to accommodate our ideas as well as contributing her own and very patient when we were deciding or changing our minds about different options. I would also say that we always felt she was on our side and honest in terms of where she felt we could push different vendors for better deals, where we didnt need certain items , were there might be a more practical or economical option etc. and was always understanding of our budget. I think the service we got made the wedding much less stressful than if we had done it ourselves or in the UK but I think other couples also agree as at times she was very busy with other weddings in the run up to ours even though she was always on top of our requests


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Nina Nino
December 14, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

I contacted few wedding planners over than a year ago, all them replied but Caribe Cordial was the only one who approached us in a friendly way. Juan Camilo and us chat over Skype and he gave us a brief of what to expect from them and three different packages that for our wedding sort of worked out to be a combination of all.
We only have goods things to say about Juan Camilo and his team, he seemed to know what was best for our wedding and really reflect what for us was the best day of our lives. We arrived in Cartagena one week before the wedding and he organised meetings and tastes just so we knew what we will see on our wedding day


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Ileana Maldonado
August 31, 2013
Cartagena Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

What can I say??... A Lot. There is no words to describe the amazing work that Daniela, Juan Camilo and the rest of the crew of Caribe Cordial did to make our five days wedding affair unforgettable. We worked together with Daniela and Juan Camilo for almost a year before the wedding. Their organization and professionalism was perfection. At the beginning I was very nervous of how we can pull off a destination wedding in Cartagena living in New York. But without a doubt Caribe Cordial exceed my expectations during the whole process. Juan Camilo was available at all time and very easy to communicate. We discuss every single detail by Skype conference and email. Beside the wedding, Caribe Cordial took care of planning all the extracurricular activities. If you want to have the most fun, magical, unique and amazing wedding, you need to have Caribe Cordial as a coordinator. Thank You Juan Camilo for everything!!!!


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Natalia and Anthony
August 24, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial saved our wedding day after a bad experience with another wedding-planner and for that reason we are incredibly thankful. Everything was perfect, they truly understood what we dreamed and made it a reality.

They are honest, collaborative and reliable people, always trying to make you save money with the providers (very hard to find wedding planners not willing to take commissions in addition to their salaries), polite, patients...

If we had to pass through all of this wedding planning craziness again, we wouldn’t consider any other option different than Caribe Cordial.

We recommend them 100%

THANK YOU GUYS!!!


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Michelle and Julien
August 03, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Dealing with Caribe Cordial in the organization of our wedding was the best decision we made when we strated to plan 1 year before the event. Michelle and I were even more concerned because we had to organyze our wedding from France which makes it harder on all aspects. But thanks to Daniela and her team we could realyze our dreamt wedding in Cartagena. The investment we did in their consulting made us gain a lot of time in finding the best places, the best suppliers and the right prices. On the top of that their professionalism and experience in event management was an amazing added value during the event as we did not have to worry about anything and could enjoy one of the most important day of our life 100%


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Natalia and George
August 17, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial made my dream a reality. Planning a wedding can be very stressful not to add a destination wedding in 7 months. Daniela and her team made sure that each step to the process was so smooth with no worries. What I had envisioned she made to a reality. She knew exactly what my vision of my dream wedding was by just description. I truly cannot imagine using someone else. With all the events that happened before the wedding day, she made life easier. I did not stress one bit during the day. I never imagined I could be that calm, but knowing that Daniela had everything under control just made the day easier. All the vendors she recommended were better that I could have imagined. The food was fantastic, and the cake was so delicious. I could have not done it with out her and her team. I am so grateful that she was part of the whole wedding planning. Thank you for being there even when life got a bit crazy. Words cannot express how happy I am with you and your team and how much I appreciate everything you did for us.


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Margarita Viveros
July 19, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

What can I say? Daniela, thank you, thank you! We had such a great time planning our wedding. We were able to make our dreams reality and have everything as we wanted it that day. Every guest had a blast and that was very important for us


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Angela Lozano
May 11, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

"We can't say enough about how amazing Daniela and her entire team at Caribe Cordial have been throughout the entire wedding process. We started talking to Daniela about a year before our wedding as she was our main contact.

She would always keep in touch with us and provide us with updates on various options we had for the wedding day as well as other pre-wedding events.

I was especially grateful because even though my husband speaks spanish, I do not and Daniela made it extremely easy for me to communicate with her.

We were planning the wedding from the United States and Caribe Cordial made it seem like we were right next door.

We had the advantage of being able to take a trip down to Cartagena for planning purposes before the wedding month. Daniela welcomed us and made sure all our appointments were set and on time.

The big day was a huge success - we really couldn't ask for anything more. We can't say thank you enough for all the hard work that Caribe Cordial put into making our wedding so special.

We highly recommend them.....They are truly amazing!

- Angela & Carlos"


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Katherine Vargas
March 23, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We chose Caribe Cordial because of the strong recommendations on Wedding Mapper, their competitive rates, and their prompt response to our initial inquiry. Leading up to the wedding, Daniela and their staff were very nice and responsive to our questions and requests. She seemed to be good at negotiating rates with vendors, but wasn't great at helping us live within our budget. We had hoped for a wedding planner who would take care of any minor issues that emerged on the wedding day. However, Daniela and her team approached the bride with all of the problems. Instead of solving these problems, the bride had to come up with solutions. Daniela was our primary point of contact through the process, but on the wedding day it was a junior member of her team who accompanied us along the stops before after the wedding reception. The junior member stressed easily and was ill equipped to answer questions or problem solve. With her experience, we think Daniela would have taken charge of the situation more effectively. Throughout the wedding day, there were many missing pieces, including forgetting to schedule a time to toss the bouquet. The bride had to talk to Daniela about organize this.


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STEFFI BERMUDES
February 02, 2013
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial as the Wedding Planners are truly the reasons why our wedding was remarkable. Juan Camilo, the coordinator, is a true master at his craft of wedding planning. His expertise and guidance really helped us plan a great wedding. It's difficult to plan a wedding yet alone a destination wedding in Cartagena, Colombia. We live in Miami, FL and the whole time he is easy to communicate and great at responding to emails or phone calls and is very good knowledgable at what makes a great wedding. We would have had a seriously hard time keeping things together without him. Even though he had other weddings to plan and organize we always felt like we had him all to ourselves. He's a really great person and truly cares about making it the best wedding possible. The vendors he recommended were great as well.
The staff/servers were both friendly and attentive. They not only made sure the bride and groom were taken care of but were extremely thorough with all of our guests as well. Our wedding was absolutely perfect, we did not have to worry about anything, and I mean anything. I would recommend Caribe Cordial to anyone. We could not have been happier!!! Thank you Juan Camilo and Caribe Cordial.


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Anyela and Shane
January 19, 2013
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial is a great team of wedding planners. They helped us to have the wedding of our dreams within our budget. They were always very responsive to ideas and requests. Our wedding was so lovely, much more beautiful that what we were expecting. Caribe cordial made sure every single thing were perfect in our wedding day. Thanks to Daniela, Juan Camilo, Vanesa and all the team.


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Anyela and Shane
January 19, 2013
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial is a GREAT TEAM of Wedding Planners. They help us to have the wedding of our dreams within our budget. They were always very responsive to ideas and requests. Our Wedding was so lovely, much more beautiful that we were expecting! Caribe Cordial made sure every single thing were perfect in our wedding day. Thanks to Daniela, Juan Camilo, Vanesa and all the team!!.


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Angelica Zamora
September 01, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We chose Caribe Cordial over two other wedding planners in Cartagena and it was the right decision! We started the planning process a year and a half before the wedding. During that time we kept in permanent contact with them through email and Skype and visited them once in Cartagena to meet vendors and arrange most of the details. Daniela was always creative, looking for the best providers and prices and willing to help us with all our requests. She understood our wedding concept and gave us really good suggestions. At the end, Daniela and Juan Camilo felt more like friends than people we contracted to plan our wedding. Although they have weddings almost every weekend, the planners at Caribe Cordial make you feel as though your wedding it is the most important event for them as well. They have great local contacts and although they have been in this business for years, they are always looking for new options. Their staff is well trained and professional and very dedicated. We enjoyed every minute of the wedding and did not worry about anything at all. We recommended Caribe Cordial to friends that were getting married on an island close to Cartagena and they too were impressed by the way that everything turned out. In short, Caribe Cordial provides professional, reliable, and creative wedding planning services. They are the sweetest!


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Liz Bayona
September 01, 2012
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We used them for our pre-wedding activities in Cartagena. They took a while to reply to our messages but overall all the events worked out. There was one restaurant that we did not enjoy but it could have been avoided had we had the time to visit Cartagena previous to our event.


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Adriana Jimenez
August 25, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We highly recommend Caribe Cordial specially if you want to work with people that really care about your expectations, how you feel and how you want to feel the day of your wedding. I remember we contacted many wedding planners in Cartagena one year before the wedding and we were trying to choose the best one who really tried to accommodate with our budget and many of them said that we could not have a wedding in Cartagena with the budget we had, but Daniela and Juan Camilo were the exception.
Living in Canada and preparing your wedding from far away is not something easy, but Caribe Cordial helped us make our dreams come true. They really know well the best vendors in the city and they give you lots of options and help with your ideas to make your special day memorable and unique.
I will never forget that they always cared about how we felt every moment. When we arrived to Cartagena 5 days before the wedding we were all stressed and nervous organizing last minute details, and Caribe Cordial were also there to support us emotionally and they acted as our real friends the kind of ones you can really trust.
The day of our wedding, the service was exceptional, the whole Caribe Cordial team was extremely helpful, and speaking for myself (the bride) I felt like a real princess in a fairy tale.
Thanks to Caribe Cordial, we will never forget our wedding because it was indeed the best day of our lives!!


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Jenny and Eduardo
August 18, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We are a couple formed by a Spanish man and a Colombian woman who has been living for almost ten years out from Colombia. We live in Spain and we have always talked about that if we ever decided to get married, it would be in Colombia. Since we took this decision, the illusion we had was compared to the fear we had to organize a wedding so far, so finding a good organizer was an obligation, we talked with several of them and we surprised by the good reviews of Caribe Cordial, so we decided to call them and from the first minute of conversation we knew they would be good and our fears were gradually disappearing.
Ask them to organize your wedding on the moon and they will take care of how to get it. Juan Camilo and Daniela specially, but Vanessa, Quique and all the team of Caribe Cordial made all our dreams come true.
Endless Skype talks and months of preparations made by Caribe Cordial, made possible the most incredible, original and spectacular wedding we have ever been , our’s or any other’s, and this was widely recognized by guests with truly sincere enthusiasm.
Recommend Caribe Cordial team is a must for anyone who had the wedding we had, everything, absolutely everything we wanted was possible. This team was not just asked to organize our wedding ,but my father`s birthday and a private party for an entire day with complimentary night on a private Caribbean beach where they had to carry everything from Cartagena.
It was that kind of days you'd like to live over and over again, and we would still call Caribe Cordial for organize it.
If you want to organize a wedding in Cartagena, you will not find other organizers as good as them, the worst decision would be to not choose them, you will find many organizers in Cartagena, sure very good, but Caribe Cordial is simply the best .


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Suzie Hoban
July 07, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
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Cartagena is a beautiful place for a wedding, but it can be hard to break out of the Cartagena Wedding mould. Caribe Cordial were able to create an intimate and relaxed wedding for us and our guests. Their inside knowledge of Cartagena was invaluable, as we live in Bogota, and they found the perfect church and wedding reception venue which we never would have found ourselves.

However it was on the day that Caribe Cordial were really at their best. They managed every detail of the day, every vendor, every delivery, even ensuring we all walked down the aisle at the right time and in the right order. It was so wonderful that we were able to relax and enjoy our day, because every little detail was taken care of.


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Marcela Hernandez
March 30, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Just got married in Cartagena and cannot recommend the picture perfect city for a wedding venue enough! As both my wife and I were living in Europe during the 12 months leading up to our big day it was imperative that we had competent Wedding Planners. Caribe Cordial really made the effort of planning a wedding from another continent manageable and with hindsight I doubt we would have managed without them. Caribe Cordial ensured that we had a one 'stop shop' managing all the different vendors on our behalf in the lead up to the event and also during the actual wedding day. No request was too big or too small, even after the wedding they have stayed in contact assisting us with our Marriage Certificate. Their friendly manner, years of professional experience, local contacts and genuine interest in making your wedding day special separates them from the local competition. Their work ethic is incredible and through their extensive experience they managed to ensure our wedding ran like clockwork. Our experience was magnificent and neither of us would change a thing on the day; therefore from first hand experience both my wife and I highly recommend Caribe Cordial to any engaged couples looking to get married in Cartagena. We are very grateful to Caribe Cordial for planning & managing the most important day of our lives. Gracias a Juan Camilo, Daniela y Vannesa por todo!


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Andres Rincon
March 10, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Bodas Caribe Cordial was our wedding planners. The company is run by Juan Camilo and Daniela. Also, Vanessa is part of their team and helps them with everything they have going on. Both Juan Camilo and Daniela were great. And part of the reason our wedding weekend was so amazing is b/c of all the hard work they put into our wedding. They really do have great ideas and helped with negotiating better deals with vendors, etc. They know the business inside out and really know what they are doing. Both JC and Daniela are very approachable and b/c they are doing what they love to do, they were very passionate about helping plan our perfect day!
The only reason why I am giving my wedding planners 4 stars is b/c I feel that I did not get the attention I should have gotten once I got to Cartagena. I did all the planning via online with JC and Daniela... however; once I got to Cartagena is was mainly Vanessa (their assistant) who was the most helpful and was with us the whole time. While I understand that my wedding was "small", and not to sound too "bridezilla" but it should have been the #1 priority of the week. Instead, they also were attending to other couples who were there visiting & planning future weddings. My advice and constructive criticism to Daniela & JC is not to forget that costumer service is beyond important ... and while the did have everything under control... it is a little stressful on the couple getting married to not see them in everything going on.
If I had to do it all over again... I will still hire Bodas Caribe Cordial. They did an amazing job and everything was perfect... just don't forget to make sure you give your 150% to the wedding couple during that week... everyone else, can wait! :)


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Andrea Sparano
February 04, 2012
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Caribe Cordial helped us immensely! They went above and beyond during our wedding, making sure that everything came out perfectly. They can recommend vendors who are the best Cartagena has to offer. Thank you Caribe Cordial for making our day so special!


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Maria Alexandra Artunduaga
December 10, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Stellar service, fresh ideas and good organizational skills. Caribe Cordial is among the top 3 wedding planning companies in Cartagena, highly recommended to anyone interested on having an affordable/trustworthy service.


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Maria Fernanda Diaz
August 05, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Being a bride-to-be represents lots of challenges. You have to think about a budget and then figure out how, when and where. I knew I wanted to get married in Cartagena, but I didn’t have a clue how to do it. At the beginning of my decision making process journey, I read all the reviews for every single wedding planner. I narrowed it down to only three of them. I inquired information for the first one (randomly chosen), and started filling out a spreadsheet with personal and wedding details that they provided. I was really overwhelmed, and I completely stopped for a couple of months. I needed to know the basics and figure out what I wanted first, and I was not ready for that just yet. One day I decided to wrap up the “spreadsheet”, and I sent it out. To my surprise, I received the rudest email ever from that wedding planner. I could not believe my eyes. Her response was: We will not be in Cartagena for that day (my tentative wedding day); therefore, we can’t coordinate your weeding. I was very upset, but at the same time I was glad I did not choose that company. They didn’t value me as a customer... So, I went ahead and sent an e-mail to Caribe Cordial, and it was the best decision ever! Caribe Cordial welcomed me like family. They walked me trough every detail and I felt really good and secure. Sandra helped me with preliminary details, wedding colors and general details. She has a great taste and she is a sweetheart. I changed my wedding date 3 times, and they did not have any problems. I worked with Juan Camilo at the end of the planning process, and he is defiantly a PRO for this business. He is into details and has GREAT ideas. I had a Polaroid picture station with costumes for my guests. He gave me tips and a great variety of choices. He knew the vendors well and was always targeting the best prices based on my budget. They are caring people. The day of my wedding my dress ripped and in a matter of seconds they were sawing it. They are prepared professionals that LOVE what they do. They are a great team and they deserve it. The day of my wedding was the best day of my life, and it was because of them. They made an exceptional work. Caribe Cordial succeeded my expectations. THAK YOU VERY MUCH to the entire team!!!!


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natalia Fierro
July 09, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

OMG! You guys are amazing!!! Thank you so much for everything that you did for us! You guys exceed our expectations! You attention to detail and professionalism took our wedding to a whole new level! Everybody was SO impress with the wedding! Thank you so much for giving us the most amazing day of our life! We will be forever grateful!


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Ingrid Balza
March 19, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

The best, great group of professionals, fresh ideas, personalized service, fast delivery, awesome people!!!!


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Carlos Arango
February 19, 2011
Cartagena colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We visited every wedding planner in Cartagena and we were definitely very happy with Caribe Cordial. We appreciate the tremendous amount of help, suggestions and great prices they got for us. We had a fantastic wedding and everything was perfect. We wanted the appropriate cultural balance between Spain, Colombia and USA and we felt that it couldn't have been better. We got that balance on the food, decoration and excellent music. We highly recommend them and we think they offer the BEST value for great service.


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Norys Barcasnegras
January 06, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

To hire Caribe Cordial was our best decision. They are very professional in their job, they have great taste, ideas and suggestions and they know very well all the Cartagena’s providers. They gave us the best advice for our wedding. They helped us a lot, not just with the wedding planning but also with our guests program in Cartagena, like “day trip in Rosario’s Island”, Cartagena’s chiva tour (traditional color buses), etc. They are also wonderful people, and all of them stayed with us until the end of the wedding at 6am. We lived in Spain so having a great planner that was helping us along the way with everything was just fantastic!!!


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Angelica Sanchez
December 11, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We had the best advice from Caribe Coldial, they are the best coordinators! We loved the Santa Clara hotel. We had the BEST TIME and everything was perfect. thanks so much for everything!!


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Katalina Mayorga
August 06, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Lili and Cami are incredible and work with your from start to finish. Please see my review from them from an earlier post under Caribe Cordial. I was relaxed the whole time during the big day because I knew everything was being taken care of, and they were working hard behind the scenes. I had the best time and just got to celebrate!


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joseph toledo
August 15, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Kind, patient, organized, professional in every way. We highly recommend them. They helped us with the planning of all 3 events and with the logistics and coordination of the Castillo de San Felipe that are complex since we had many activities and over 170 guests. We were relax and happy and everything went perfect! They did a great job with the vendors to get great value, great quality and great service. They perfectly captured our style and ideas.
Excellent job with the guests—they help us with everything!!! They help us distribute the welcome bags, helping them with any questions and any advice. We are very grateful to them for all their work. Certainly recommend them.


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Diana and Aaron
April 24, 2010
Cartagena Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We would highly recommend Caribe Cordial as a wedding planning company for couples planning their wedding abroad in Cartagena. We live in the US but Diana was Colombian and wanted a wedding in Cartagena. Originally, we tried to plan it from abroad but we had a tight timeframe and needed help. Once we started working with Caribe Cordial, we wish we had worked with them from the beginning. They were able to get better prices on services, hotels, etc. than we were finding and took care of all the details such that we didn't even make a trip to Cartagena prior to the wedding. We worked specifically with Liliana and Juan Camilo. Liliana speaks english so communication was not too much of an issue. On our wedding weekend, they took care of transportation to get our guests to the hotel, made sure we had our paperwork ready, and went over the final details. They guided us through the Catholic wedding ceremony and arranged a classy party at Casa Pombo. They spent a lot of time with us and made sure that things were to our liking. Liliana and Juan Camilo had great taste and had the details in place that made our event a night to remember. We came to trust them and their judgement. The lights, flowers, band, "hora loca", and food was memorable and of high quality. A couple of issues arose through the weekend (as they always do) and Juan Camilo and Liliana came up with quick solutions and were highly professional. It is very difficult to plan a "destination" wedding but Liliana and Juan Camilo made the experience easy, enjoyable and of high quality.


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alejandra
March 06, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

We are so grateful to Caribe Cordial! they did an amazing job, very professional, very dedicated. Thanks Lily, Camilo, Tatiana for everything! you are wonderful, very professional and just a fantastic team to work with!


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leonel gomez
March 07, 2010
Cartagena
Coordinators/Planners

We had Caribe Cordial coordinating our event and they did a fantastic job! we had a wonderful time and they gave us great advice on options, vendors, decoration, etc..we certainly recommend them.
Please see our video in www.yourtube.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSbZmjCIDQY&feature=related

with a clip of our wedding.

Some of the things they did are: meeting with us and the vendors during our visits to Cartagena to review every part of the plan, layout and options. They had wonderful ideas and worked really well with the vendors.
We started planning a small wedding around 70 people, but we got carried away and got over 120 confirmations! about a month after we gave the deposit for the venue we decided to change it to accommodate more guests. Camilo helped us get the full deposit back in our first venue which is extremely hard to do in Cartagena. We had guests from other countries and they coordinated the logistics and pick up for everyone so they could feel welcome in Cartagena from the start.
They were with us the week prior to the wedding to make sure we had anything we wanted and helped us with all the welcome events, lunch on the beach, chiva tour, etc..We had the rehearsal of ceremony and rehearsal with the vendors and we feel very comfortable with the plan. They did a great job with the logistics of the horse carriages that took us to our reception venue. Overall, we just can't tell all the details but we feel that we had a very professional group helping us have a great wedding!


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Elkin Alzate
May 28, 2011
Cartagena, Colombia
Coordinators/Planners

Estoy muy agradecido con Caribe Cordial y en especial con Juan Camilo Rodriguez que fue el encargado de todo el wedding plan de principio a fin. Camilo es supremamente profesional, con muy buenas ideas, y una vasta experiencia haciendo realidad el sueno de miles de parejas. Lo recomiendo 100%. Nuestra boda fue de pelicula. Todo salio a la perfeccion. Y por ello estoy muy agradecido. Camilo hizo de este proceso algo muy simple. Pues todo el plan fue hecho por internet, por correo electronico y por skype. Yo resido en los Estados Unidos y el tener una persona confiable, etica en el exterior es dificil de encontrar.


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GG Chavez
September 18, 2010
Cartagena, Colombia
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They are the best wedding planners in Cartagena.
Camilo and Liliana are the best team to prepare your wedding and make the dream wedding.


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