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#1 cfrancesp

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    Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:53 PM

    I just got back from Puerto Vallarta trying to plan my whole wedding in 3 days... and it definitely ended up differently than I had thought. First, we were trying to choose a hotel for all of our 150 guests to stay at as well as having a welcome dinner and/or brunch there. Our first choice was Dreams, which is where we stayed. Unfortunately they did not have any venues besides the beach for us to have any events. Furthermore, they were very difficult to work with. However, for you Dreams brides, the hotel was very pretty and the beach is gorgeous.

    Then thanks to Amy's review and Tammy's suggestion, we looked at the Mayan Palace. Wow, that just knocked our socks off. We had a list of other hotels and we didn't even go further. It is three hotels connected and they are amazing. When you walk into the hotel they have huge mayan statues (in one they are like 20 feet) tall in a dark room and it just feels really ancient. The amount of land they have is just massive. I worked with the event planner Matilde, who was very nice and helped us plan our welcome dinner and brunch all in the same day. Our welcome dinner is on these platforms that overlooks a wave pool and is in the center of the other pools with a fire in the middle of the platform. The brunch will be champagne on the beach with lawn chairs. However, we are still waiting to hear back on room availability for our dates.... I really hope it works!!!!

    Then we went to Las Caletas to the Rhythm of the Night show. First of all the show is completely seperate from the weddings and you really will never know they are there. Second, Nicole is absolutely amazing and I am so excited to work with her. She is very laid back, yet on top of everything it is a perfect combination. Pictures do not do the beach justice. Standing on the beach, with the candles all over, the bon fire going, and the dance floor set up, the feeling that comes over you is just overwhelming. We also got to meet Brad, the minister who is really friendly and experienced. We were joking afterword that if we would have interviewed dozens of wedding coordinators and minister, we probably wouldn't have found ones this good.

    So hopefully here is a summary of our setup:
    Site: Las Caletas
    Hotel: Mayan Resorts
    Guests: 150
    Photographer: Leigh Miller
    Travel Agent: Tammy Vong-Wright
    Date: January 19th

    If you guys have any questions, let me know. ,

    Katie

    #2 LCBride2007

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      Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:55 PM

      you were supposed to stay at Dreams so that we'd have the exact same wedding! lol

      i am so pumped to hear you're getting everything all booked - are you excited now?

      #3 Nrvsbride

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        Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:16 PM

        I'm glad everything went well. A lot of girls fell in love with the Mayan (myself included) Do you have any pics to post? I know the PV brides would love to see pics of the Dreams, Mayan Palace and Las Caletas. Also could you tell us why you felt the Dreams was difficult to work with? Your input will help a lot of PV brides out. Thanks!

        -Glenda

        #4 CourtneyV

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          Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:21 PM

          Umm, ok *jealous*!!! I'd ask you to post pictures if you have any, but I'm afraid I'll fall in love with it too and change my mind yet again!!!
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          #5 amyh

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            Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:22 PM

            yay Katie! I'm so happy for you! Just to clarify, are you talking about the Mayan in PV or Nuevo Vallarta?

            #6 TammyB

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              Posted 17 April 2007 - 03:27 PM

              Wow, sounds like everything went really well and you were able to make some good decisions on vendors. Great job, and yes please do post some pics if you have any.

              #7 cfrancesp

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                Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:12 PM

                Hey girls,

                You guys are so awesome, you get me excited about everything all over again. Yes, Ann I am so freaking excited!!!! I feel so good about everything and although we won't be having the same exact wedding, it is still pretty darn close.

                The Mayan that I was looking at was in Nuevo Vallarta. I keep forgetting there is one in Puerto Vallarta. With all the guests we are having we thought they would enough of the party and hoped they wouldn't miss going into downtown.

                As for pictures, unfortunately my fiance's dad and my mom have all of them so I need to get them from them then I will post them.

                Thanks for the support,

                Katie

                #8 chrisnessa

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                  Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:51 AM

                  So glad you had a great time out there. We are hoping to get out there before the wedding Jan 5 but we might have to do our site visit on the 1st or 2nd. I'm always happy to hear how great Nicole is to work with since we havent had the pleasure of meeting her in person just yet. Makes Us very excited to go out that way! Would love to see your pics if you have them.
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                  #9 cfrancesp

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                    Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:20 PM

                    Chrisnessa,

                    I love it that you are having a big wedding there so close to mine!!! I hope to hear about yours before we leave. You really have nothing to worry about if you don't see it ahead of time, the pictures don't even do it justice so you will be blown away by the beauty of it no matter what.

                    Unfortunately it was late when we went so none of the pictures turned out. Bummer, but guess I will just have to wait for the wedding ones!

                    -Katie

                    #10 jajajaja

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                      Posted 10 September 2007 - 10:31 PM

                      Ya! So gald you are each before me. I love seeing LC weddings!!
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