Wedding Questions

Marcela Mantilla

Posted in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
Emptyprofileicon anne Zuniga Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi Ladies!!
I am planning my wedding for next year, most likely May. I am looking for some wedding planners, I have been talking with Marcela Mantilla. Any suggestions?

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Emptyprofileicon Lily Escorcia Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

I had Itala Vasquez and she was unbelievable. We had 50 Americans come to our wedding, in addition to 80 Colombians, so we needed to make sure the wedding was not only what we had in mind but also that it was an exciting event for all of our guests. My husband and I did not go down to Cartagena at all during the planning process. Itala was able to pull off exactly what we wanted based on skype meetings and a lot of excel spreadsheets. Most importantly, when we were down there for the wedding she made us feel at home and like everything was going to turn out perfectly. And it did. She also helped us plan extra-curricular activities for our American guests. She was awesome. If I had to do it all over again, I would absolutely hire her.

Here is a link to her website: http://mibodaencartagena.com/

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377715 Laura Otoya

Hi, there are plenty of options, feel free to whatsapp me I'll be glad to provide several alternatives and contacts for you to consult. +57 314 7712506

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Emptyprofileicon anne Zuniga Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Thanks for you reply. I really appreciate it. I have contacted her already. I am comparing different options. Where was your ceremony and reception?

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377715 Laura Otoya

Hi Anne, I am a wedding photographer at www.lagusmedia.com so I have attended quite a few weddings as well as been invited to several in my homecity. If you need a little guidance let me know [email protected]

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Emptyprofileicon Lily Escorcia Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

The ceremony was at San Pedro Claver (Itala found us a bilingual priest so we did the mass half in English and half in Spanish) and the reception was at Casa del Conde de Pestagua (not to be confused with Casa Conde). Here is our mini video:

https://vimeo.com/99741391

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408046 Carolina Zapata Bolivar, Colombia

Hello.

I got married a month ago. I initially interviewed multiple coordinators when I began the process a year before. There are a lot, my advise is to use one that is the best fit for you. Something to keep in mind is that some will charge you a percentage of your wedding cost and others a set price.I chose Caribe Cordial because I got a good vibe and I got a stellar recommendation from a bride I met here in Wedding Mapper.

Caribe Cordial was Fabulous, and they honestly blew me away the day of our wedding. Our wedding was of 140 guests and 120 traveled from the States and Europe.

We got married at the Iglesia de Santo Domingo & Casa Hotel Boutique Pestagua.

We had events before our wedding and Caribe Cordial helped us organize everything. Our guests had a blast and most of all we they took care of everything which really alleviated the stress.

Here is their website: http://caribecordial.com/en/home/

A friend of ours made a video recapping the wedding weekend. Here is the video to get you excited. Cartagena is a truly magical place to be married!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyhKX6m7IGg

Congratulations and Good luck!

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Emptyprofileicon anne Zuniga Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Thank you so much! I loved your video.

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Emptyprofileicon Susana Ruiz Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi, my wedding planner was Juan camilo from caribe cordial. He was great!!

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Emptyprofileicon Susana Ruiz Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

Hi, my wedding planner was Juan camilo from caribe cordial. He was great!!

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Emptyprofileicon Fulgencio Enrique

Hello we are Bodas Y Glamour and we have different options for you some equally elegant terraces like other houses recommended
please communicate with us to these cell 57 310 224 3198 and we will attend offering you the best advice for your wedding
We stay tuned to offer the best service for you and your guests

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Emptyprofileicon Fulgencio Enrique

Hello we are Bodas Y Glamour and we have different options for you some equally elegant terraces like other houses recommended
please communicate with us to these cell 57 310 224 3198 and we will attend offering you the best advice for your wedding
We stay tuned to offer the best service for you and your guests

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408046 Carolina Zapata Bolivar, Colombia

Hi there! There are a handful of options.

My suggestion is that you interview the ones that you like the most and get a feel for the one that is a best fit for you. They are willing to do interviews via Skype if you can't travel.

Something to note: Some charge a percentage of your wedding cost others a flat fee. I'm sure they are kickbacks but as long as they do a good job I feel that's what matters most.

I used Caribe Cordial.

Good Luck.

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