Hello our most wonderful wedding planner!
Our time on our honeymoon gave us a lot of time to reflect on everything and we both have just the warmest feelings when we think about our week long celebration in Dominical. I was never the little girl that dreamed of having a fairy tale wedding but it’s exactly what I got and I could not be any happier about it! Having our wedding in Costa Rica was a shock for a lot of family members and when we first made our decision, I had my doubts too. Growing up in Aspen, I always imagined that’s where I would get married, but Costa Rica was magic and it was the perfect place (in large part because of you and all of your passion and never ending determination) for Chris and I to start our lives together. Aspen is my hometown but Costa Rica is a place where Chris and I want to spend time together down the road, so then the ceremony on the beach foreshadows what will be!
Ana we cannot ever thank you enough for giving us one of the best weeks of our lives and memories that we will think about forever.
Ana,words cannot express how grateful Chris and I are for all of the love, time and determination you put into our PERFECT Wedding.
Gretchen Bleiler & Chris Hotell, June 2010
Ana far exceeded our expectations in the entire planning process. From the beginning, she used her vast connections to secure reliable vendors, from the furniture rental to the floral arrangements to the violinist, and never once caused me to worry. She negotiated directly with them and made sure they showed up when promised. She did not give me a hard time when I wanted to bring my own photographer and videographer, although she has great ones to recommend.
Ana was extremely thorough and responsive to my many, many, many, MANY emails, whether it was related to finding a place for our rehearsal dinner, changes in furniture requests, or the specifics we needed for our Jewish wedding (chuppah, easel for the ketubah, table for the Kiddush cups, etc…). We worked through pinterest so she could see my vision and everything turned out as I would have expected!Ana provided a detailed budget and updated frequently with all of our requests for changes so we knew what to expect. The day of the wedding.
Ana hired an assistant to help with the details and had a few other reliable hands on deck in case the weather shifted and we would have to move the ceremony location. If anything went wrong, I never knew – it was a perfect day and I attribute a lot of that to Ana!
It wasn’t until our one pre-wedding trip down to Costa Rica, in May, that we actually go to meet Ana. As warm and pleasant as she was over email, in person we really connected with her. Immediately, she felt like someone we had known forever and also someone we would want to know forever. She offered options when asked and decisive opinions when it was needed.
Without reservation, I (and my whole family for that matter) can absolutely attest to how wonderful it was to work with Ana. We wholeheartedly recommend her and I will gladly speak to any potential clients. I consider Ana my friend now, not just my wedding planner.
Beth & Stephen Blumenfeld – August 2014
Prestige Weddings is the best! Ana is so great to work with and a wonderful person. She will make your day exactly what you want and more…my wedding day was perfect and exactly as I planned. Literally, I wouldn’t have changed a thing and I have Ana and Norma to thank for an amazing day and trip to Dominical. All our guests want to come back every year!
Melissa Marinaccio & Eric Kapitulik, March 2010
Ana has been a joy to work with over this past year. She is a perfectionist and was very open to and inviting of my many ideas, questions, and preferences of how I wanted things for our wedding. Although we were supposed to have our wedding on the beach, there was a terrible storm… luckily, not only did Ana have a Plan B, but she also had a Plan C when we couldn’t have the ceremony on the porch because of the weather. If we didn’t have Ana, I don’t know that our wedding would have been able to go on! Everything turned out beautifully because of her hard work and creative ideas. She even hand made seashell ties for napkin holders and handpicked rocks from the beach because we wanted to use them as place settings for the table! I would recommend Ana and Prestige Weddings & Events to anyone who is looking for an exciting wedding in Costa Rica!
Amber Earls & Matt Ewert – July 2011
Ana Montesino was our wedding planner for our destination wedding in Dominical, Costa Rica in January 2015. My husband and I decided on a destination wedding in Costa Rica and specifically picked Ana from a multitude of people. Ana was very personable from the minute we communicated. We were a little apprehensive of planning a destination wedding and never having been to Costa Rica before, we relied on Ana’s expertise and knowledge. Ana was amazing and I never had any concerns about our wedding or things that could wrong. Our invitations and wedding information was all through the website the Knot. Ana took the time to contribute and provided many details regarding accommodations, what to wear, travel, weather and climate and other recommendations for our guest. She also offered and communicated quite frequently with our guests who needed assistance with reservations for hotel, car, or any questions they had.
Ana and I communicated via email, skype, or face time. Throughout the wedding planning process Ana allowed my husband and I to ask all questions we had regarding the wedding logistics. Ana also made sure she was clear on what our expectation and vision of the wedding was. Ana was very detail orientated and made sure everything was perfect. I had a popcorn bar at my wedding and explained to Ana that I would like the flavors of popcorn rotated throughout the reception. She made sure that later on in the evening the flavors were rotated and the presentation was Immaculate of the popcorn bar. I was never stressed or worried that about the wedding as Ana was very organized and always answered our questions. I trusted Ana and her expertise and experience. I highly recommend Ana wedding coordinator services.
Ana Montesino is personable, caring, an excellent listener, and I believe is the best wedding planner. The guest at our wedding said everything was perfect from the rehearsal dinner, ceremony on the beach, dinner, and reception, along with and the decorations/floral arrangements. Ana made our dream wedding come true and became our friend .When we go back to Costa Rica, we plan on visiting Ana and her family
Andrea & Zang 2015
Thank you Ana for the wonderful job you and your staff did on my wedding! I could not have asked for a more elegant and well organized event. My family and friends had a wonderful time. I thank you for taking on all the stress and details of my very special day; I was able to fully relax and enjoy. Keep up the good work. Any brides out there thinking about using Ana, let me know, I can give her a glowing review!
Summer Bradley & Kelly Chiusano, November 2011
Hola Norma and Ana,
We finally returned home from Costa Rica at 1AM yesterday after another fabulous week on the Osa Peninsula. We have so many amazing memories from the wedding, and just want to thank you for making it all possible. i know how hard you both worked and i couldn’t have done it without you. I will not forget everything you did for us to make it all come together, and it was even more beautiful than I had imagined. I will be more than happy to recommend you to any future brides you may work for.
Beth Weinberg & Jimi Sarandrea, May 2009