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#1 Sunshine311

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    Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:01 PM

    Hey all, I just joined today and was so happy to come accross this forum!
    We're planning a pretty budget concious wedding in PV this March (I almost fell over when I read the budget thread!) and I was hoping to find some people who may be able to provide help and insite for my upcoming wedding!!

    We're getting married March 11, 2008 at the Buenaventura Grand Hotel and Spa in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Less than 2 months to go!!

    #2 jajajaja

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      Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:06 PM

      Welcome. I wouldn't freak out over the budget thread. Weddings are pretty affordable, especially if you utilize your resorts wedding packages. A lot of the girls here do nice extras for the guests such as excursions, welcome dinners, Out of Town (OOT) bags. None of these things would be expected from your guests because I'm sure half of them probably have never been to a destination wedding so they wouldn't know about the little extras some of our DW brides do.

      I'm a March bride too. So much to do! Happy planning.
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      #3 Sunshine311

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        Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:21 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
        Welcome. I wouldn't freak out over the budget thread. Weddings are pretty affordable, especially if you utilize your resorts wedding packages. A lot of the girls here do nice extras for the guests such as excursions, welcome dinners, Out of Town (OOT) bags. None of these things would be expected from your guests because I'm sure half of them probably have never been to a destination wedding so they wouldn't know about the little extras some of our DW brides do.

        I'm a March bride too. So much to do! Happy planning.
        Yeah, I kind of noticed what you said too. Lots of extra's with big groups. From all the research I did, I found the Buenaventura to be middle of the road. There are for sure nicer options, but it's not a bad place though. We are going with their wedding package which is $1100 and includes most everything (ceremony, flowers, cake, champagne toast, dinner with guests, plus other perks). The only thing extra we need is a photographer! Only 12 guests are coming with us - no wedding party - so that's keeping things cheap. With only 14 of us total, it's not worth it to hire music and have a dance. After dinner we'll probably stroll the malecon and see what kind of fun we can find! (Which I do plan on wearing my gown for! It's the most beautiful gown ever and I'm going to wear it for as long as possible! lol).

        What I'm mostly hoping to find here is people who have married, or seen a wedding at the Buenaventura and can tell me what is was like and what to expect.

        #4 LCBride2007

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          Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:52 PM

          also, my budget (or "cost" is more appropriate) included everything ... the dress, the rings, the alterations, the honeymoon, etc. so it also depends on what people included in their budgets.

          #5 jajajaja

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            Posted 17 January 2008 - 02:52 PM

            You should be able to find a reasonable photog on here as well. There has been many discussions about photogs. Look under the PV Vendors.

            Instead of having music for dancing, why not ask your wedding coordinator if they have a sound system and just play Ipod music for ambiance? Or do they already provide some type of music?

            I haven't seen a wedding at Buenaventura on here yet, but maybe someone else can point you to a thread. There are so many it's hard to keep track.
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            #6 Sunshine311

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              Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:49 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by LC_Rachel

              Instead of having music for dancing, why not ask your wedding coordinator if they have a sound system and just play Ipod music for ambiance? Or do they already provide some type of music?
              The resort does set up a CD player and speakers. We can bring our own music or they do have their own. I plan on burning a bunch of CD's with our favorite songs. The entire wedding, including dinner, is all on the beach which should be so nice. Although a small group, we're a pretty lively group, so we'll probably have some drinks, dances, and laughs for a bit after dinner, but I'm sure eventually we'll move out for some more entertainment later into the night.

              #7 ChristinaH

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                Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:25 PM

                I've been to PV a few times over the past few years and we have a very dear friend that lives there (connection through work). PV is a great vacation spot, as well as my upcoming wedding location. So much to offer - you picked a great place!

                #8 Robyn Louise Photography

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                  Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

                  Welcome to the forum!! It's great to have another Canadian on board. Good luck with your planning!

                  #9 Spazz

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                    Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:00 PM

                    to the forum! As you can probably tell, you will find tons of info and advice here. Happy planning!!!

                    #10 Samantha S

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                      Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:51 PM

                      Hello and Welcome! I am working a budget friendly wedding myself and have found a lot of tips and advice on the forum. Best of luck!




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