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Rebeca mentioned to me that small votice candles are included. It sounds to me that just the floral is what is charged. She basically told me whatever she has to use, I can use at no charge, and whatever I bring, she will set up at no charge. I bit the bullet and am paying $55 per table for my centerpieces - small white rose bouquet in a vase. I figure i'm only having 4 or 5 tables, so that's not too bad. I'm bringing my own table runners and crystal dangling ornaments to put in the bouquet centerpieces. She also told me that I could use silver plate chargers for $2.5 each, but I think I'm prob passing on that also. I'm making menus that have silver and iridescent color to it, so that will bring color along with the table runner and crystals.
So I just got an email back from Rebeca and I had asked if any candles are included on the tables in the Ultimate pkg and she said that no candles are included, but are available for an extra charge. It's not that big of a deal, but I wish she was just consistent with people across the board. I may just wait til we get there & see if we can find some candles at walmart or somewhere cuz I feel like having something would be nice but there's no way I'm paying $80 for votives (I think that's what someone said the cost is?).

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Thanks for the photos of the World Terrace and those of the beach receptions. It helps me to think about how some of my plans may need to change. I like the idea of the beach, but I just keep thinking how much more the weather could affect the event- it could be really windy on the beach. Thanks Lauren for pointing out the additional costs for the beach (grading the sand, etc.). And $950 to rent a dance floor! So many things that I wasn't worrying about last week are now on my mind. I'll just have to wait until Rebeca talks to her manager but am guessing that there is no practical way to put another few tables on Las Palmas.

 

I can't begin to tell you all how much help this forum and especially this thread has been to me. I wish I had discovered it six months ago. I have so little time in my life to spend on my planning, but still have so many details to wrap up. Thank you!

 

Has anyone had any success at renegotiating room rates and upgrades? Has anyone investigated local florist options? I am also thinking of bringing in my own DJ or can we hire our a local live band on our own?

 

I am originally from Nebraska, now transplanted in Arizona (North Phoenix). I took a job out here and my FI (also from Nebraska) is doing a residency here. I see a few of you have Phoenix locations as well- that's great!

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Has anyone had any success at renegotiating room rates and upgrades? Has anyone investigated local florist options? I am also thinking of bringing in my own DJ or can we hire our a local live band on our own?
Hey Kim, we went w/ a travel agent so I don't know about upgrades & haven't tried to re-negotiate. I haven't looked into local florists either b/c the package includes my bouquet, the boutonnieres & a couple of centerpieces. I'll probably look for some cheap candles for the tables (thanks Lauren - good advice!) Are you looking for specific flowers or wanting to make centerpieces for less?

I emailed Rebeca today about hiring a DJ (if she has a list of people we should contact) & she said "you do not have to worry about, I will contact our DJ and program it for your wedding day, what you can do is send a list of songs you would like to listen that day". I know Lauren hired a DJ, but I tried googling him & didn't find him.

Also, I thought I'd post the pics she sent me. I'm still waiting to find out what exactly is included in terms of set-up for the cocktail hour. All she sent me were pictures of set-ups with extras like lounges, throw pillows & a gazebo.

cocktail option (the lounges are extra, but I don't know how much)
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another option (everything is extra)
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plain reception table (no centerpieces = included in package)
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reception (all 3 are at las palmas)
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reception
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reception (i'm guessing the lanterns are extra?)
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So for the cocktail hour apparently there's a bar area set-up and some tall tables with linens. I think that's it. Rebeca sent this pic & said these are the types of tables included.

 

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Hey everyone... I just started planning our wedding at dreams for October 2010 and we are soooo excited.

By any chance is anyone going to use the wedding gazebo for their cocktail hour... if so have you seen any pics or know how many people it will hold?

 

Also, I came across this website for chair bows, table runners, colored napkins etc- they seem to be a lot cheaper than going through the hotel Wedding Favors, Centerpieces, Supplies, Tablecloths, Chair Covers

(Have not used them yet, but seems to have a good selection)

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That is awesome Karen- I haven't seen any of these pictures before! I was thinking of checking out florists for the centerpieces and bridesmaid bouquets- all the extras that aren't included in the package. I found a list somewhere on the forum for local florists and will include it below in case anyone is interested. I am going to check with Rebeca about the possibility of hiring a live band on our own.

 

Congratulations Allyson and thanks for the link for table decor- those seem to be great prices.

 

PV Florists:

EVE´S FLOWER GALLERY

ce. co. plaza caracol l- e- 8, Puerto Vallarta, C.P. 48306

(322) 225 25 93/ 145 66 55/ ID 62*18110*11

francisco@vodaxdetalle.com

 

FIORE DI LUNA

Plaza Paradise, Paseo de los Cocoteros #85 sur L- J11 Nvo Vta, C.P. 63732

(322) 297 80 35

fiorediluna8@gmail.com

 

Rocco Designer

rocco@roccodesigner.com

Tel. 52 (322) 222 7541

Celular: 044-322-116-5137

COLOMBIA 1284, Col. 5 de diciembre

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.

C.P. 48350

 

Flowers To Go

sales@flowerstogovallarta.com

Tel. 52 (322) 223 5686

Rodolfo Gomez 126, Zona Romántica

(Emiliano Zapata)

Puerto Vallarta, Jal. México

C.P. 48380

 

Vallarta Original Weddings

info@vowsvallarta.com

Tel. 52 (322) 293 1268

Melchor Ocampo # 178, Díaz Ordaz

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

C.P. 48310

 

Eventful Moments Vallarta

zac@em-vallarta.com

Tel. 52 (322) 293 5725

568 Aguacate, Col. Altavista

Puerto Vallarta Jal., México

48380

 

Florería del Prado

contacto@floresdelprado.com

Tel. 52 (322) 224 4098

Fax. 52 (322) 224 4606

Plaza Caracol Locales 1h Y 6g,

Puerto Vallarta, Jal. México.

 

Florart

florart_pv@hotmail.com

Tel. 52 (322) 221 0036

Fax. 52 (322) 221 2000

Plaza Neptuno, Local 3 y 4

Puerto Vallarta, Jal.

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Thanks for the photos of the World Terrace and those of the beach receptions. It helps me to think about how some of my plans may need to change. I like the idea of the beach, but I just keep thinking how much more the weather could affect the event- it could be really windy on the beach. Thanks Lauren for pointing out the additional costs for the beach (grading the sand, etc.). And $950 to rent a dance floor! So many things that I wasn't worrying about last week are now on my mind. I'll just have to wait until Rebeca talks to her manager but am guessing that there is no practical way to put another few tables on Las Palmas.
it's small, so the max is probably too many. we had 30, on one side of the pool and it was a little crowded. i wouldn't fit more than 40 on one side of the pool, and the other side is narrow - you'd have guests falling in the pool!

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I emailed Rebeca today about hiring a DJ (if she has a list of people we should contact) & she said "you do not have to worry about, I will contact our DJ and program it for your wedding day, what you can do is send a list of songs you would like to listen that day". I know Lauren hired a DJ, but I tried googling him & didn't find him.
try emailing kristen from dazzling details. she was my contact for him.
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Hey everyone... I just started planning our wedding at dreams for October 2010 and we are soooo excited.
By any chance is anyone going to use the wedding gazebo for their cocktail hour... if so have you seen any pics or know how many people it will hold?
a limited amount - i think it mentioned it in the latest attachment - maybe 5-7? the gazebo is more towards the center of the resort also, so therefore nor as private as the beach (which isn't private either).

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Allyson - We are doing our cocktail hour on the gazebo. I'll attach a picture. The gazebo itself holds just a few, but there is also a space around it that holds more.

 

Kimber - We renegotiated our rates when the prices dropped (people had already booked and paid), but our TA did it for us.

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