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#1631 1elephant

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    Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:57 AM



    Originally Posted by PalapaGirl 

    All-- I'm getting married at Dreams in about a month and a half, and I was wondering if anyone has recently gotten a Dreams groups coordinator to help organize a pub crawl or club outing in downtown PV.  We are having a welcome bonfire ($250, quoted by Rebeca, the old Dreams wedding coordinator, in July 2010) on Thursday from 8:30 to 10:30, and then afterwards, we were thinking the young people could go party downtown.  The problem is I have no idea which clubs are fun/safe/not super-expensive/require bottle service, etc., and which clubs would be OK letting in a group of about 30 people.   

     

    Any recent brides, did you have any favorite bars or clubs downtown?  Especially ones that are not really touristy?

     

    On another note, does anyone have any pictures of the "Sports Bar" at Dreams that they could share?  I understand our wedding has to be off the beach by 10:30pm, and we plan to continue the party at the Sports Bar, but I have no idea what to expect/if I should try to bring some sort of decorations, etc?

    i'm sure the dreams coordinator would be happy to help you! also, if there are 30 of you, you'll certainly make your own fun no matter where you are!

    don't bother w/ anything for the sports bar. the decor in there kinda reminds me of "saved by the bell" but i'm not sure why. there are (were, at least) two pool tables, some tables and bar stools, a dance floor, and a tv. again, it's not part of your actual wedding, and you'll make your own fun, so don't bother.
     

     

    Originally Posted by star18 

    When did you give out your gifts to your wedding party?? Did you have a rehearsal dinner and welcome dinner, or is that overkill? Just wanting some advice and opinions? thanks! :)

    we had a welcome dinner. imo, and in my area, a rehearsal dinner is usually just for the people in the wedding and real out of towners. we called ours a welcome dinner since everyone was from out of town, but not everyone was in the wedding. we gave the gifts between dinner and dessert - but ours was at barcelona tapas. i think a rehearsal AND a welcome dinner would be crazy - too many planned dinners!
     

     



    #1632 kerrib

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      Posted 31 March 2011 - 05:46 PM

       

      Just wanted to share some funny wedding pictures....let's hope none of us have any like these!


       

       

      ! http://www.huffingto...85.html#s258807



      #1633 NM2011

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        Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:24 AM

        Hey Ladies = ) Our wedding is at the end of Oct at Dreams. I need some assistance with photographers. Did you ladies use the one from the resort or have any sugestions? The pictures are really important to me but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Anything you can advise?  Thanks!!



        #1634 1elephant

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          Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:46 AM



          Originally Posted by NM2011 

          Hey Ladies = ) Our wedding is at the end of Oct at Dreams. I need some assistance with photographers. Did you ladies use the one from the resort or have any sugestions? The pictures are really important to me but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Anything you can advise?  Thanks!!



          try searching this thread and the forum.



          #1635 SarahBen2011

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            Posted 01 April 2011 - 10:58 AM

            We hired Michelle Turner.  Photography was really important to us but she's a little under $3K... so pretty pricey.

             

            http://www.michelleturner.com/

             

            kerrib those pics are hilarious!

             

            How is everyone's planning coming along?



            #1636 gowiththeflow

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              Posted 01 April 2011 - 03:14 PM

              Kerrib - I just posted that on Facebook today! Then I wasted a few hours on that site. Some people are sooooo wierd!



              #1637 Feb2011Wedding

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                Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

                Hi,

                 

                We were married at Dreams PV on Feb 23/11 and we just took the photography package that came with the wedding package.  Vallarta Photography does all the photos at the resort including weddings.  Eder was our photographer and we were very impressed with his skill.  He did a fabulous job.  We ended up buying the entire CD of photos.  Here is our slideshow that he put together.  There are a few different photographers at the resort, all of whom are good I am sure, but check and see if you can request Eder.

                 

                http://23022011betty...ephotos.com.mx/



                #1638 Feb2011Wedding

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                  Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:43 PM

                  oops Adventure Photos is the correct name!  Sorry.



                  #1639 m1984

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                    Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:28 AM

                    Hey guys,

                     

                    Just thought I'd share what the standard Ceremony script is there. Esman just emailed it to me. I think we will be writing our own. Its SOOO long.. is this typical? I don't think I'll last that long in the sun!!! On a somewhat related note, we're doing personal vows.. any one else doing personal vows? If so, how long are they supposed to be? Mine's starting to sound more like a speech than actual vows...

                     

                     

                    Marriage Ceremony

                    Introduction

                    I would first like to welcome you to Puerto Vallarta. You have chosen a very appropriate location for this wonderful occasion.

                    We are here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words that shall unite Amy and Jonathan in marriage.

                    Just as two very different threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can your lives merge together to form a very beautiful marriage.

                     

                    To make your marriage work will take love. Love should be the core of your marriage; love is the reason you are here.

                    But it will also take trust- to know in your hearts you want the best for each other.

                    It will take dedication- to stay open to one another; to learn and grow together even when this is not easy to do so.

                    It will take faith- to always be willing to go forward, never really knowing what tomorrow brings.

                    And it will take commitment- to hold true the journey you both now pledge to share together.

                    Marriage is an affirmation of life, an undying commitment, a spiritual, emotional, and intellectual bond between two people. It is created from the purest of friendship, respect and love. The institution of marriage is not entered into lightly, because it symbolizes commitment on every level. Together you will continue to meet the challenges and obstacles of life head on.

                    Marriage is also an adventure in the most intimate of human relationships. It is the mutual commitment of two people sincerely in love who share the same dreams about life. But more than that, it is the intimate sharing of two lives. It is a sharing that does not diminish but enhances the individuality of each partner.

                    Your marriage does not mark the beginning of a new relationship; rather, it is an acknowledgement and celebration, of a relationship that has been flourishing since you met.

                    You must remember that real love is something beyond warmth and glow, beyond the excitement and romance of feeling in love. It is caring as much about the welfare and happiness of your marriage partner as about your own. Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them. Love makes joys more intense because you share them. Love makes you stronger so you can reach out, and become involved with life, in ways that you dare not risk alone.

                    You have chosen to walk through life together. There is no truer statement of love. The choice was not made by any one moment, but by being together you grew to realize that you belonged together and that you fulfilled each other’s needs. You have come to thrive upon each other’s presence, loyalty and wisdom. The foundation of your love is profound friendship. A friendship you have nurtured until at last you realized that you wanted to be together always. The commitment you make today will be the foundation on which you will build your life together.

                    The Reading

                    I would like to share with you a reading that I find describes what married life should be based on.

                    THE ART OF MARRIAGE
                    ~ Author Wilferd A. Peterson ~


                    The little things are the big things.
                    It is never being too old to hold hands.
                    It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

                    It is never going to sleep angry.
                    It is at no time taking the other for granted;
                    the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
                    it should continue through all the years.

                    It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
                    It is standing together facing the world.
                    It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
                    It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
                    but in the spirit of joy.

                    It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
                    It is not looking for perfection in each other.
                    It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
                    It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
                    It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
                    It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
                    It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

                    Declaration of Intent

                    Jonathan & Amy, I invite you now to clasp hands, as you listen to your vows to each other. The hand offered by each of you, is an extension of self, just as is your mutual love.  Cherish the touch, for you touch not only your own, but another life. 

                    Jonathan, will you take Amy, to be your lawfully wedded wife?  To have and to hold, from this day forth?  Will you love, honour and cherish her, in good times and bad, in sickness and in health?   Will you forsake all others, and be true to her, for as long as you both shall live?  (I will)

                    Amy, will you take Jonathan, to be your lawfully wedded husband?  To have and to hold, from this day forth?  Will you love, honour and cherish him, in good times and bad, in sickness and in health?   Will you forsake all others, and be true to him, for as long as you both shall live?  (I will) 

                    May you both remain clear and true, to the important nature of these vows, and may you return to them frequently. Your marriage should be about the reaffirmation of these vows, day after day, year after year. In the future, happy occasions will come, as surely as the morning. Difficult times will come, as surely as the night. Looking back on your vows will help your relationship and family to persevere through the hard times and dance in the sunlight of life.

                    Presentation of the Rings

                    These rings are a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. It is also a symbol of the sun and the earth and the Universe, of wholeness, and perfection, and peace. These rings mark a long journey together. Wear them proudly, for they are symbols which speak of the love that you have for each other.

                    Jonathan repeat after me: Amy, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. With this I wed you, and commit my life to you.

                    Amy, repeat after me: Jonathan, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. With this I wed you, and commit my life to you.

                     

                     

                    Sand Ceremony

                    Jonathan & Amy, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you’ll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.

                    Amy and Jonathan, if there is anything you remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is only love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure."

                    (Signing of certificate)

                    (Final Blessing)

                    And now, for as much as you have made your vows, each to the other, and have declared the same, by giving and receiving your rings, It is with great honour for me to now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

                    You may kiss your bride.



                    #1640 khannan

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                      Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:47 AM

                      I am getting married at Dreams PV in about 5 weeks.  We decided to use the photographer that came with the package at the resort.  You can go to Puerto Vallarta Adventures to see their photo gallery.  Pictures were important to us too, and I think they did a great job with the weddings that they posted.

                       

                      Originally Posted by NM2011 

                      Hey Ladies = ) Our wedding is at the end of Oct at Dreams. I need some assistance with photographers. Did you ladies use the one from the resort or have any sugestions? The pictures are really important to me but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Anything you can advise?  Thanks!!



                       






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