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#1581 KarenM

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    Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:40 AM


     

    We had the ultimate package last May & used the white linens & covered chairs. I love the tifanny chairs, but, like Kerri, couldn't justify paying extra for something no one else would notice. We did pay for floral centerpieces, but only needed 3 (I think) b/c we reused the one from the ceremony table (I think they included a 2nd one for something - maybe the cake table?)  We brought votive holders from home, 24 total - 4 for each table (we had 5) & 4 on the cake table, and bought votive candles at Walmart when we got down there. Didn't have an issue with wind - they all burned down throughout the night.

     

    here's a couple pics



    Yes, please let me know!! My BM said they didn't care, but if they're available I want to get them. I figured if it's meant to be it will.
     



    I also have the Ultimate package and from what I was told it was the chairs you get for the ceremony (the ones with the white covers), white linens and white napkins....but who knows if that is what it really is. We decided against the extra decorations because of the natural beauty that is surrounding the reception sight and white is one of our colors, and we'll have center pieces, place cards, and favors on each table. I think white looks clean and crisp and I'm into that. Plus, do you want to spend money on details like napkins and tiffany chairs when chances are people won't take notice, I mean it is your wedding I hope they are enjoying themselves and celebrating and not nit picking decor!

    i bet the tealight holders are from my wedding. i'm still mad that i never got my crap back...anyway.

     

    don't get/use tealight holders if you can help it. it was a bit breezy the day we got married so the candles would not stay lit. tealights in a votive holder would be ok though. we had plain white chairs - i couldn't see the need to upgrade. they're not brown and brass folding chairs from 1973, if that helps. we also got orange overlays for the table at $7/table, i believe, maybe $8. i had 3 bms and 3 tables, so we used their bouquets as centerpieces, and my bouquet at the sweetheart table.

     

    to be honest, i'm sure if they'll nickel and dime you if you ask for things. there wasn't much available as far as decor when i got married, but anything i asked for was crazy - colored napkins were like $3/napkin and the centerpieces that i was interested in would have been hundreds of dollars - $ for candles, $ for candle holders, $ for rocks in the bottom of the holders, etc. i don't remember the exact amounts, and like i said, there wasn't much available, so it might have been more $ for me b/c dreams had to rent/buy the stuff from another place. that being said, if i hadn't asked for the centerpieces or napkins, they wouldn't have even told me about them, and i wouldn't have felt nickeled and dimed. i hope that makes sense, it's late and i have mommy brain.



     



    #1582 mllek1986

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      Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:20 PM

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      Originally Posted by Crystal1880 

      I saw a picture of the huppah with different colored fabric on it. Does anybody know how much extra is costs?

      Hi Crystal,

      I asked Louise about getting other flowing sheer fabric and she told me it would cost $60.



       



      #1583 mllek1986

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        Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:27 PM

        Have any of you ladies asked Esman or any past WC about the wine that is served at the reception? Most of the AI FI and I have been to all have pretty terrible house wine and we would really like to have good wine at our wedding.

        I have read in this forum that you can purchase bottles of wine through the resort- any idea how much these are?

        Have any of you asked whether you were allowed to bring in your own wine that you bought in PV?

         

        Also, we are wanting to do a tequila shot (or sip for some) for the bestman's speech - do they provide good quality tequila for this or would we have to pay extra? or bring in our own?

         

        Thanks!



        #1584 1elephant

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          Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:57 PM



          Originally Posted by Crystal1880 

          I saw a picture of the huppah with different colored fabric on it. Does anybody know how much extra is costs?


          i had orange, but i brought it. they were window curtains that i bought at ikea for like $10. imo, if you want that, buy a few yards at a fabric store. will cost you a fraction of the price and take up the same amount of room as a few tee shirts.

           



          Originally Posted by SarahBen2011 

          Hi Lauren - I'm thinking about using our bouquets as centerpieces as well... did they charge you to use vases from the resort?

           

          And I've asked about fabric for the huppah and it sounds like even the regular white material they charge you for.  Not sure how much though...

           

          Sarah


          sarah, i didn't even use vases. i just put them on the table. they were big enough and between the flowers, the candles and all of the dishes/silverware, there wasn't a ton of room left!

           



          Originally Posted by KarenM 


           

          We had the ultimate package last May & used the white linens & covered chairs. I love the tifanny chairs, but, like Kerri, couldn't justify paying extra for something no one else would notice. We did pay for floral centerpieces, but only needed 3 (I think) b/c we reused the one from the ceremony table (I think they included a 2nd one for something - maybe the cake table?)  We brought votive holders from home, 24 total - 4 for each table (we had 5) & 4 on the cake table, and bought votive candles at Walmart when we got down there. Didn't have an issue with wind - they all burned down throughout the night.

           

          here's a couple pics



          Have any of you ladies asked Esman or any past WC about the wine that is served at the reception? Most of the AI FI and I have been to all have pretty terrible house wine and we would really like to have good wine at our wedding.

          I have read in this forum that you can purchase bottles of wine through the resort- any idea how much these are?

          Have any of you asked whether you were allowed to bring in your own wine that you bought in PV?

           

          Also, we are wanting to do a tequila shot (or sip for some) for the bestman's speech - do they provide good quality tequila for this or would we have to pay extra? or bring in our own?

           

          Thanks!

          the wine was fine. if i recall correctly, it was the same stuff that you could buy bottles of. the bottles were $$$$$$$ for what they were.

          i was told that you cannot bring your own wine into the resort and have them serve it. may have changed...but doubt it.

          specify the tequila. they have top shelf stuff and bottom shelf stuff. specify what you want and i'm sure they'll accommodate you.
           

           



          #1585 KarenM

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            Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:39 AM

            OMG Lauren, he's adorable! love his little hoodie. Congrats again!

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            #1586 cborsa

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              Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:47 AM

              Just wondering if anyone else is Havin trouble getting all the paper work figured ot I'm still unsure what an appostille is!!!

              #1587 hulagirl132

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                Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:50 AM

                Hi Ladies,

                 

                Me and my wedding party  will be at Dreams PV between May 27 - June 1st.

                 

                I want to set-up a welcome dinner so my guests can all meet each other. Are you guys doing welcome dinner or drinks? Since it's an all inclusive hotel, how do I go about reserving a section (about 35 people) so we can have a little privacy. I don't want to book the whole restaurant, just put in a reservation for 35 people and hope we can all eat together in one area?

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                ~ Lea


                ~Married at Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta on May 30, 2011~


                #1588 hulagirl132

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                  Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:55 AM


                  My wedding is set-up the same as yours. Staying at Dreams PV and getting married at Las Caletas.

                   

                  I have a wedding website where I posted 5,4,3.2 months reminder of the booking due date. Well the due date has passed and all our rooms have been booked (all 15 that we put a deposit for) but everyone waited until the last week to book their reservations. It was a bit stressful because I wanted to make sure my guests had rooms.

                   

                  All you can do is remind your guest and give them plenty of notice. Good luck
                   

                  Originally Posted by adevnturelovers 

                  Hi ladies, so I am scheduled to be wed Jan. 14 2012 at las caletas but will be having my guests stay at Dreams PV . I am wondering when most brides have or plan to send out their invitations to guests? 4 months before wedding date or 6 months before? I have just sent out my STDs (12 months in advance with travel agent info. on it). However with my locked in rate with Dreams all guests must book 45 days in advance ...SO when should I send out invites? I want people to have plenty of time to reserve rooms before they either are all booked and hopefully do not run out of rooms as I know Dreams tend to fill up quickly. Ok ladies let me know.... I am just afraid of Dreams running out of rooms or people not having enough time to book rooms.



                   


                  ~Married at Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta on May 30, 2011~


                  #1589 mllek1986

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                    Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:50 AM

                    Hi Lea,

                    Congratulations and welcome to the forum!

                    Unfortunately, Dreams PV does not allow reservations for the A La Cartes and any private or semi-private function for that matter costs extra. Some of the dreamgirls have decided to have a welcome bonfire (not sure of the cost) so maybe one of them can give you details on that. They also have a wine cellar in the italian restaurant but I think that costs $200 and only fits a small group.

                    I am also wanting to do welcome drinks with my guests but haven't really looked into it a whole lot yet. At this point I am just planning on having it in the rendez-vous bar and just getting there early to reserve some spots and do it really informally. Has anyone else done this? Is there any way that Esman would reserve some tables for that without a cost?

                     

                    Hope this helps

                    Kate

                     

                    Originally Posted by hulagirl132 

                    Hi Ladies,

                     

                    Me and my wedding party  will be at Dreams PV between May 27 - June 1st.

                     

                    I want to set-up a welcome dinner so my guests can all meet each other. Are you guys doing welcome dinner or drinks? Since it's an all inclusive hotel, how do I go about reserving a section (about 35 people) so we can have a little privacy. I don't want to book the whole restaurant, just put in a reservation for 35 people and hope we can all eat together in one area?

                     

                    Thanks,

                     

                    ~ Lea



                     



                    #1590 hulagirl132

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                      Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

                       

                      Hi Milek1986,

                       

                      Thanks for the info. We are having a bonfire are our wedding reception at Las Caletas already so I didn't want to repeat that at Dreams PV.

                       

                      I think I will just tell my guests to meet us for dinner at one of the resorts restaurant at a set time and whoever shows up, we will just be able to sit-together. I will make it informal.

                       

                      I originally planned on having welcome dinner OUTSIDE of the resort, but it's out of budget and since the food is free (included) in the resort, we might as well take advantage of that.

                       

                       

                       

                      Originally Posted by mllek1986 

                      Hi Lea,

                      Congratulations and welcome to the forum!

                      Unfortunately, Dreams PV does not allow reservations for the A La Cartes and any private or semi-private function for that matter costs extra. Some of the dreamgirls have decided to have a welcome bonfire (not sure of the cost) so maybe one of them can give you details on that. They also have a wine cellar in the italian restaurant but I think that costs $200 and only fits a small group.

                      I am also wanting to do welcome drinks with my guests but haven't really looked into it a whole lot yet. At this point I am just planning on having it in the rendez-vous bar and just getting there early to reserve some spots and do it really informally. Has anyone else done this? Is there any way that Esman would reserve some tables for that without a cost?

                       

                      Hope this helps

                      Kate

                       



                       



                       


                      ~Married at Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta on May 30, 2011~





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