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#1591 hulagirl132

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    Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:13 AM

    I meant to address that to you Kate...sorry, I saw your name after I sent the reply :)


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


    #1592 autjo

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      Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:23 AM

      The house wine at Dreams was pretty decent compared to other AIs where we have stayed. I did request top shelf tequila and whiskey for the reception and they didn't charge us extra. I did make it very clear to the WC and head waiter that I did not want them serving ANYTHING that cost extra. That happened to my BIL at Dreams Cancun with the wine and they had to pay like $500 more. 
       

      Originally Posted by mllek1986 

      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!



       

      Lauren!!! He is too adorable! You are a riot... is that a bottle of wine?!?!? LMAO! Congrats!
       

      Originally Posted by lauren 

      thanks karen! logan atari was born on 12/20. here are some pics (just b/c i think he's cute:)  ):



      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



       



       

       



      #1593 autjo

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        Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:37 AM

        And my $0.02 about tables, napkins, chair covers, flowers... Don't spend a lot on this, they do look nice in pics but not worth breaking the bank.

         

        1) Agreed about buying some fabric or tulle and taking it with you for the table runners. I used ribbon from the discount bin at Michaels ($3/table).

        2) I brought heavy duty napkins from Party City. Got them on sale after Halloween :) 

        3) The white ones from Dreams looked really nice. Granted they tied the bows like 2 year olds, but oh well.

        4) We reused all of the flowers that came with the Ultimate package: The ceremony and table flower arrangements were identical and used on the guest tables, then my bouquet went into a vase on the head table. 

        ** The picture boxes were supposed to go inside the flower arrangements along with the LED tea lights. Then the real votives were supposed to go on the table. But they jacked that up and I was the only one who noticed.

         

        Tables

         

        HeadTableBouquet

         

        Gazebo

         

        ChairBacks

         

        ChairFronts

         

        LasPalmas



        #1594 kerrib

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          Posted 08 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

          Hey girls,

          Was wondering if anyone could tell me about the Mexican Fiesta night on Friday nights. We planned on having our bonfire on Friday night after the fiesta but was told bonfires must be out by 10PM and you get them for 2 hrs. That means we need to leave the fiesta by 8. Is the fiesta a "show" where you eat and watch until it is over or is it something we can partake in until we are ready to leave for the bonfire? Any info would be great! :)

          ~Kerri



          #1595 kerrib

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            Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:03 PM

            Oh, also!

            FI and I got a great deal in Old Navy yesterday. They have linen in this season and we were planning on ordering off line but I like to see and feel clothes in person before I commit. We got his linen pants and a shirt for $53! They look really nice on and he said they were comfortable. Also, when were checking out they had a bunch of different reusable bags for sale for only $1! We bought them to use as our OOT bags. WOOOHOO for good deals!!!!!



            #1596 SarahBen2011

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              Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

              Awesome deal - thanks kerrib!

               

              And autjo your wedding was beautiful!  I'm wondering about candles now and if they stay lit... was it really windy?  Did you notice the candles going out at all?



              #1597 autjo

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                Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:32 PM


                We showed up to the Fiesta night as soon as soon as it started (we did this a lot... show up as soon as the events started and no one else is there, so you and your group can take over a space, although WC had saved 50 seats for us at the Fiesta). They did have vendors set up which is really nice if you don't have time to venture out into town. There was a music and dancing show, and 2 of guys participated in the audience part of the show. We left as soon as that part was over to head to the bonfire. I honestly can't remember how long we had the bonfire, but everybody hung out until it died out and then went to the Rend bar and then the Sports bar.

                Originally Posted by kerrib 

                Hey girls,

                Was wondering if anyone could tell me about the Mexican Fiesta night on Friday nights. We planned on having our bonfire on Friday night after the fiesta but was told bonfires must be out by 10PM and you get them for 2 hrs. That means we need to leave the fiesta by 8. Is the fiesta a "show" where you eat and watch until it is over or is it something we can partake in until we are ready to leave for the bonfire? Any info would be great! :)

                ~Kerri


                I was just in Old Navy last night and saw all of the bags! Totes steal! And yay for finding your FI's outfit at such a great price :) 



                Originally Posted by kerrib 

                Oh, also!

                FI and I got a great deal in Old Navy yesterday. They have linen in this season and we were planning on ordering off line but I like to see and feel clothes in person before I commit. We got his linen pants and a shirt for $53! They look really nice on and he said they were comfortable. Also, when were checking out they had a bunch of different reusable bags for sale for only $1! We bought them to use as our OOT bags. WOOOHOO for good deals!!!!!

                Awesome deal - thanks kerrib!

                 

                And autjo your wedding was beautiful!  I'm wondering about candles now and if they stay lit... was it really windy?  Did you notice the candles going out at all?



                 



                #1598 1elephant

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                  Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:22 PM

                  thanks girls! i think he's cute too :)

                   

                  Quote:

                  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


                  like someone else said, no reservations - which is what i liked about dreams - and don't be surprised if 35 people can't sit together; it wouldn't be fair to other patrons!

                   



                  Originally Posted by hulagirl132 

                   

                  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.

                   

                   

                   



                   



                   


                   



                  #1599 adevnturelovers

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                    Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:34 PM

                    thanks for the feedback hulagirl...yeah I have a feeling something similar will happen to me, guests booking the last minuete..



                    #1600 Crystal1880

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                      Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:15 PM

                      Esman told me there is a $100 fee for all the decor set-up at the ceremony and reception. That is if you are bringing your own decor. Has anybody else been told this?




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