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Chawrela

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About Chawrela

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  • Location
    Edmonton. AB

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  • Wedding Date
    November 09, 2016
  • Wedding Location
    Puerto Vallarta
  1. Our Dream Wedding in Puerto Vallarta, November 2016 After 1.5 years of planning our destination wedding, we just returned from Puerto Vallarta and it was the most flawless beautiful wedding I could have imagined. Upon our engagement in May 2015, I began researching wedding coordinators in Puerto Vallarta. With the type of wedding we wanted, I knew I could not organize it alone. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to have our wedding ceremony at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, and the reception at Vista Grill Restaurant…we just needed help making it happen. Of course being in Ca
  2. @@bean1983 that's great to know thank you! We have approx. 100 guests so we are renting the entire upper terrace, and the alcohol is quite expensive! Thank you for advising me of that option!
  3. @@peachykeen159 @vancouverpetunia Thanks Ladies! That is quite a quick turn around but if guests are prepared for it ahead of time then it is totally doable. I think with destination weddings most guests know in advance- and we do have the time to notify them. That is very smart to have all of the invitations ready ahead of time...I was thinking about that yesterday as our travel agent also said she will do up inserts for the invitations that can just be put inside once prices are secured. I have had a few bad experiences with some of the other carriers so if I can go with westjet I would muc
  4. Wow I am so happy to be able to talk to you about this! Okay my only other question is, from the time you "secured" the pricing with WestJet, how long did your guests have to put a payment down? My travel agent said that WestJet is less accommodating to work with for group bookings surrounding the down payment time frame and what not. I figure if they're significantly cheaper it is worth it though! @@peachykeen159
  5. Thanks for the input ladies! I think looking at the dates may be a good option, and that is a very good point about the US dollar affecting it! Departing through Calgary could perhaps be worth looking at too! @@peachykeen159 My agent has been getting quotes from Sunwing, Air Transat and Air Canada....she said WestJet hasn't been able to give her a quote yet as it is too far out...I have my fingers crossed for them though as I typically prefer to fly WestJet! You got very reasonable prices that is fantastic! What cities do you have guests coming from if you don't mind me asking? Coming up v
  6. Hey Ladies! Looking for some advice from your experience...we are planning our wedding for November 2016 and I have my heart set on the NOW Amber in Puerto Vallarta. Our travel agent started getting quotes in July (15 months out) and they were way higher than I expected. She checks almost weekly and nothing has come up for less than $2000 leaving from Edmonton, which I would like to try and keep the price under. From this forum it seems most people book 9-12 months out. Has anyone tried to book 15 months out and experienced the same thing? We definitely have time to wait and see if pri
  7. Hey gals- I've been emailing with Mishka from Mishka designs and so far she has been absolutely incredible to deal with. Her response times blew me away, as I assumed I would be waiting weeks for a response- Mishka has responded to every email within hours. She also goes over every little detail so thoroughly...if she is this thorough with gaining insight into a bride's vision I can only imagine how thorough she is with the actual event!
  8. Hey everyone, My fiancé and I would like to get married in this church as I grew up travelling to Vallarta and attending mass here. The glitch is while I am catholic my fiancé is Anglican. From my research , I believe we need permission from our priest here which we can arrange . Can anyone else speak to this type of situation? Or your experiences in being married here? Thanks! Chelsea
  9. Hi everyone! Wow this thread is AMAZING! Thank you!! Question for everyone: if I were to book my group for Now Amber but have ceremony and reception off site, will the hotel still accommodate special things for guests such as a welcome party, etc. the bonfire sounds amazing too would love to hear prices for it! Has anyone done something similar with holding the events offsite? Thanks in advance! Chelsea
  10. Hey ladies, Has anyone had their reception at Vista Grill restaurant? We have had dinner there on past vacations and would like to hold our reception there. They have emailed me their group menus ( the open bar is a tad pricey) but I would truly appreciate hearing first hand experience !
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