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#51 janellepo

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    Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:14 PM

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    Does anyone have Dreams PV pricing? I emailed the coordinator a week ago but no response yet.
    I will try and attach the list that Diana gave me. I found that everything was pretty pricey. The only extras we paid for was the music for the ceremony and the bouquets and boutannieres for the wedding party. We went to Le Kliff for dinner (it was amazing!) The food wasn't THAT great for the price we paid and the food was slow to come out, but the location and ambiance was great! I will write more about our wedding experience in PV as soon as I have my review done :)
    Let me know if you have any other questions

     

     

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    #52 Jess

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      Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:06 AM

      thanks Janelle!

      #53 Jenn6603

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        Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Jess
        Does anyone have Dreams PV pricing? I emailed the coordinator a week ago but no response yet.
        As far as pricing goes, we are going with the "ultimate" package which is $2650 USD... Details on what is included can be found here:
        Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resorts & Spas: Plan Your Wedding

        We are paying extra for a DJ (arranged by the resort and will be available for the ceremony and reception) for $750 (will not be playing during cocktails as we have the mexican trio for that included in the package).

        We are also adding some fireworks for about $400.

        We have 20 guests (that is what the package includes) plus 9 off resort guests that we are paying $55 per person for (includes drinks and food). As long as they come within 30 minutes of the ceremony, we do not have to pay for a day pass...

        We are bringing a photog with us.

        I do have the info that was sent by the resort this past May but doing everything a la carte seemed more expensive than going with the package and adding the extras that we wanted... We are not getting anything extra as far as decor (I am bringing my own table runners and will purchase some glassware down there for centrepieces, etc). The only other extras may be some flowers but 2 bouquets, 2 boutonnieres and 2 centrepiece flowers are included in the package.

        All the pricing provided above was done last May/June and is for my wedding in February.

        Please feel free to contact me if you need more info! I think I have asked pretty much every question to the resort!!!

        Jenn

        #54 sarahLambert08

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          Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:45 AM

          Congratulations!!
          I can't wait till March, I'm looking for the good times and happy memories with everyone!
          super nervous about the resort's shape. How was it? Did you get in the new tower?

          We are pretty much all set to go, but some little favors here and there, color matching...e.t.c. Im just worried at what the resort ACTUAL has to supply.
          Did they even have table runners? Or should I be getting them on my own, and is it true there is a Wal-Mart in town? Hopefully I don't need it, but ya never know!
          Cheers and Congratz to you again! :)
          Sarah

          #55 Jenn6603

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            Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:34 AM

            Hi Sarah,

            Congrats to you as well... time flies so fast - we cannot believe we are 73 days away from leaving... looks like we will just miss each other (what day do you arrive? we leave on March 7)...

            Yes, the resort can supply table runners... I know that Lauren had them do this (I am sure she will chime in here or if you look through this thread you will find a post from her - you can check out her pics). With our package, we get the chairs covered in white along with white tablecloths - runners, coloured napkins, etc would be extra.

            And yes, there is a walmart down there! but there are also many, many other shops that you can find really neat things... I will be heading to the glass factory to pick up some neat shot glasses for gifts along with some cool bowls for centrepieces...

            We were unable to get into the new tower when we booked - signature did not offer it at the time... they are now offering the new tower but want an extra $2000 for the two of us!! We are hoping to get a better deal on an upgrade when we arrive... even at $100 a night, it would only be $1400... I also spoke to the resort and they MAY upgrade us at no charge if the room is available - we have 12 rooms booked at the resort, 4 of them for two weeks... so we are taking our chances!

            The only reason I am taking my own table runners down is I found some really nice fabric that was very inexpensive at the fabric store so bought a ton... I have been nervous about the actual decor from the resort as well but every bride I have talked to said not to worry - the reality of it is the scenery of the beach, ocean, sunset, etc is really all you need! Plus, everyone will be staring at the bride, right? Who cares what style the forks are?

            :)

            Jenn

            #56 sarahLambert08

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              Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:07 PM

              i agree, who cares....especially at this point! Hahahaha
              O.k i care a little... but I'm a casual bride, I just don't want major clashing going on, I think I'll bring my own table runners as well.

              Too Funny, we do arrive on March 7th so we may pass in the airport!! Haha
              www.sarahandjames09.us is our website, but it's been quite for a while now. I just want to have a good time, but your reassurance is making it so much better!

              Oh and yesterday I was on Trip Advisor for reviews and found a new one for Dreams from a bride. Sounded pretty good. But she definetly did have a couple problems, nothing that you can't prepare for. Any, I gotta get back to buying my Bridesmaids gifts so I'll be back....probebly within an hour, Im obbessed with this chat room! It's FABOLOUSO!! :)
              Sarah

              #57 Jenn6603

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                Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:48 PM

                what time do you get in on the 7th? we don't leave til close to midnight!

                I have already spoke to the girl from the TA post... She just reiterated what I already felt as far as making sure that the resort is clear on what you want.. She said that she had to direct the whole process and seek out Diana and ask lots of questions! I think with a DW you have to relax and allow things to just happen - especially when you don't have any control... For the most part, she was very happy with the wedding and how beautiful it was...

                One thing I am doing is appointing one of my girlfriends to oversee the wedding the day - to work with Diana to ensure that any of the decor I bring along, etc comes together... I am fortunate enough to have two friends that are coming that are in the catering/special event business so they will look after it all for me!

                Jenn

                #58 smith3576

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                  Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:51 AM

                  We are considering having our wedding here in 11 09 but we want a private place for the ceremony and reception. It's hard to tell whether they have any spots that offer more privacy from the pictures....what are the options for where you can have the ceremony and reception?

                  Thanks in advance!
                  We're married! Jamie

                  #59 Jenn6603

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                    Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:36 AM

                    Quote:
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                    We are considering having our wedding here in 11 09 but we want a private place for the ceremony and reception. It's hard to tell whether they have any spots that offer more privacy from the pictures....what are the options for where you can have the ceremony and reception?

                    Thanks in advance!
                    Hi Jamie,

                    I don't think there is anywhere on the resort property that offers total privacy... We are looking at having our ceremony on the beach, which is somewhat private but other guests on the resort can still watch... We are having our reception on the Las Palmas terrace, it is around one of the pools, and again, resort guests will still be able to look on but not come in to the area where the reception is...

                    Maybe one of the brides that has already been there and got married can comment...

                    I think if you want total privacy, you should consider a location off resort in PV...

                    Jenn

                    #60 sarahLambert08

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                      Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:31 PM

                      URRGGGG!!! I spent like 50 hours finding DW favors, decor little nick-nacks, Bridesmaids gifts(Totally CUTE) and I was all excited for these special gifts just to find out at Check-Out....THEY DON"T SHIP TO CANADA!!!

                      Brides...In Canada....Don't use the KNOT!!!

                      I know it'll be all o.k. but geez I pissed, they lost out on a couple grand, thats for sure. I even called to let them know how frustrating it was! You'd think a website like that would send stuff anywhere for business...I mean...They ship to PUERTO RICO

                      What are Canadians......Aliens
                      Yes, Last night was a bridezilla moment, I cried...was telling my fiance I don't wanna get hitched, I want relaxation...He reassured me that none of that stuff mattered, but you know girls....a little nice stuff would be nice!!

                      Anyway we spent hours on the net last night trying to redirect ourselves for the same stuff in Canada and he had a few finds that were pretty good...

                      New Arrivals

                      A-line Halter Tea-length Satin Bridesmaid Dress / Evening Dress / Prom Dress (HSX737) - US$ 79.99

                      Shell and Starfish Frosted Glass Coasters Favor | Wedding Favors, Favours Canada

                      I don't mean this in any wrong way but I am definetly a BiPoler Bride!
                      I cry, I laugh, I go pyshco....I wish I could see myself.....very funny!

                      Wait till Pregnancy my friends say! LOLLOL :) It's all good!
                      Sarah




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