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Cartagena wedding Budget

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
400215 Ingrid Mora Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

My fiance and i are thinking about getting married in 2016. I am starting to plan my wedding but one huge concern is budget..of course. I was wondering if anyone is getting married anytime soon and what their budget is (with about 40 people)? Do you have a wedding planner? and how easy is it to plan a wedding in Cartagena while living in the US?

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261898 Miguel Torres

We would recommend the following wedding planners:

- Due Eventos
- Eleganza
- Mi Boda en Cartagena
- Caribe Cordial
- Team Bride
- Ileana Rodriguez Eventos
- Huevos y escobas

Here are a few samples of their/our work in Colonial Houses, that can help you decide your venue.

http://blog.matfotografia.com/2014/08/16/carolina-charles/
http://blog.matfotografia.com/2014/05/24/mildred-mathias/
http://blog.matfotografia.com/2014/04/26/patricia-george/
http://blog.matfotografia.com/2014/08/15/ellen-juan/

Regards,

MAT Fotografia

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335679 steff palomino Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi,

I got married Valentines Day 2014. I live in the US too. Was pretty easy to plan via Skype. Our wedding planner was Caribe Cordial they did an amazing job. We had about 50 guest in total.The planners will work with whatever your budget is.
Good luck!

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400215 Ingrid Mora Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Thank you so much for your response. If you don't mind me asking, what was your budget? :) and did you end up staying within that budget.

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355617 Bodas Y Glamour Bodas Y Glammour Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hello we are, Weddings and Glamour, continuously traveling to Use specifically to New Jersey, we are the office authorized by the church and the Sanctuary d San Pedro Claver, in the historic center of Cartagena Colombia, we have the profile and experience to planificarte wedding yu, were attentive, our cel is 301 224 31 98 and our website, www.bodasyglamour.com, you respond with pleasure, algoy very important, we work with the most quality and glamor to guarantee you a truly elegant wedding dream , settling your budget

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355617 Bodas Y Glamour Bodas Y Glammour Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hello we are, Weddings and Glamour, continuously traveling to Use specifically to New Jersey, we are the office authorized by the church and the Sanctuary d San Pedro Claver, in the historic center of Cartagena Colombia, we have the profile and experience to planificarte wedding yu, were attentive, our cel is 301 224 31 98 and our website, www.bodasyglamour.com, you respond with pleasure, algoy very important, we work with the most quality and glamor to guarantee you a truly elegant wedding dream , settling your budget

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Emptyprofileicon Katherine Gordillo Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

I got married in November, 2014 and we spent $23,000 USD in a wedding for 40 people. This included the apartment we rented the week before the wedding, round-trip flights (Boston-CTG for me and Sydney-CTG for my husband), open bar, a 3-course meal, late night snacks (empanadas, arepas de huevo, etc), hora loca and 4 days in an All-Inclusive Hotel in San Andres as our honeymoon. I did most of the planning myself, but worked with the hotel to organize the food. Here's all the info of the vendors I used:

Ceremony and reception: El Marques Hotel Boutique

Decoracion: Xiomara Angulo de Alheli Floristeria & Eventos (she is a registered wedding planner)
Tel 6700231
Cel 3175097732 - 3175622199
[email protected]

DJ: Marco Antonio Lozano (excelente, recomendadisimo!!! )
3008022064
[email protected]

Fotografo: Eduardo Zuñiga
3183964542

Hair salon: Gustavo Correa from Portada Peluqueria
Bocagrande Calle 5ª A No. 3-25
Telf.57- (5) 6651893
Movil: 57-3007762280
Email: [email protected]

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Emptyprofileicon Katherine Ceballos Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Ingrid,

I got married in Cartagena In August 2014. We also used Caribe Cordial as our wedding planner. They did an amazing job. You can click on my profile to see all vendors and more info. We had 60 people and we spent about $35,000 which included the colonial house where we stayed and had the reception; plus another $3,000-$4,000 when we got there on tuxedos rental (shipper and faster than the US), alcohol for the reception, excess for cocktail hour, etc. Our budget when we started planning was $15,000 for 45 people, as the people increased so did the expenditures. We ended up spending more than double our budget, so be prepared to spend more than what you are budgeting even if your people don't increase. There are always last minute things. Also, pay attention to the contracts and ask questions, make sure everything is included. Our reception was at a hotel, and 20 days before the wedding I found out that the price quoted 8 months prior, didn't include glasses and plates. Good luck.

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Emptyprofileicon Susana Ruiz Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi ingrid,

I'm getting married in Cartagena in June 2015, my wedding planner is juan camilo from caribe cordial. He is excellent, we do all our meetings on Skype and to be honest it works pretty well. We are spending around usd 25, 000 but it includes the house where we are staying for the weekend and also doing the wedding ceremony and reception. Withing the budget is also included photographer, food, cake, dj, violinist, saxophone, band, service, drinks, decoration, we have around 80 people invited. ...... the down side of having a wedding in Cartagena is that the vendors like to take there time to do everything and you hato accommodate to what they have.

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Emptyprofileicon Jessica M Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Susan,
Your wedding budget, number of guests and all sounds pretty similar to what i'm looking to spend with about the same number of guests. I'm curious where are you having your wedding ceremony and reception?

Thanks! :)

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Emptyprofileicon Susana Ruiz Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hijess,

We are having our wedding ceremony and reception at casa estrella.

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Emptyprofileicon Andrea Becerra Bogota, Colombia

Hello I am a registered wedding planner in colombia If you need any help feel free to contact me whatsapp +573213432860

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