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#21 samanthag

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    Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:01 PM

    WELCOME TO THE FORUM!
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    #22 Susanandmo

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      Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

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      Originally Posted by Isolaede
      Dear Susanandmo:

      We did our rehearsal / welcome dinner at Pipi’s. :)

      We wanted nice, laid back Mexican food. Nothing fancy since we were doing an elegant surf and turf dinner for the wedding itself. We were also wanted to keep the costs down, since my father-in-law was paying. So, after MUCH debate we chose Pipi’s and couldn’t have been more thrilled with the place.

      For everyone to eat a fajita dinner + one GIANT margarita (the size of your head) was about $17 a plate (which was MUCH cheaper than the other places we’d considered – El Arrayan and El Dorado – I couldn’t get Fajita Republic to call me back).

      The restaurant isn’t much to look at, but the margaritas were the best we had in PV (and we tried a bunch), and the guacamole (served before every meal) was to DIE for. They also did this neat ceremony thing completely unasked for where they came out singing and smeared whip cream on us, and had us lick it off one another. LOL ok, so that sounds dirty, but it was actually a really sweet and fun ceremony.

      The only catch? They don’t take reservations. However, during our wedding time (September 27 ish) they weren’t very busy with tourists, so they told us to show up about 30 minutes early and they’d find tables for us. My amazing wedding coordinator also called them the day of the wedding, and reminded them that we were coming, so we had a sort of “soft reservation.” They had two giant tables waiting for us in the back when we arrived.

      My best advice to any brides looking to book for your welcome dinners – let your coordinator handle it. I really tried to do it on my own, but so many of the restaurants there don’t have strong English speaking staff, and they don’t know how to “work the system” to get you the good deals or special service.

      Kindest regards,

      Jessica
      Thank you so much Jessica!

      I think that this is exactly what we are looking for. Much appreciated!

      ~Susana
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      #23 msjcastillo

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        Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:11 PM

        Congratulations & welcome! The site you selected for your wedding is BEAUTIFUL!

        #24 JessicaPV

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          Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:39 AM

          We are going to get married on the same weekend this year.

          Thanks for the wonderful advise Jessica!

          #25 laceydawn04

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            Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:46 AM

            Congrats and welcome!

            #26 Jenn3878

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              Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:18 PM

              Congratulations on your wedding!

              #27 Macphail

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                Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:02 PM

                Congrats and welcome!

                #28 eventsugar

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                  Posted 24 May 2009 - 02:00 PM

                  Congrats Jessica! We are just in the process of booking Casa China Blanca for our wedding in April of 2010! Do you have any feedback on the venue itself? Things you would have done differently or were so glad that you did do? Also- did you bus all of your guests up there? Thanks SOOO much and again Welcome and Congrats!!!

                  #29 BlakleyBrideToBe

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                    Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

                    Congratulations on your engagement and welcome! I'm sure you'll find a lot of information on this site. It's wonderful!

                    Good Luck.

                    #30 featherchick

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                      Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:23 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Isolaede
                      Hi everyone:
                      My name is Jessica, and I was recently married in BEAUTIFUL Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on September 27, 2008. Our venue was Casa China Blanca – which is so much lovlier than any of the pictures, and our coordinators were Eva and Michael from Vallarta weddings (they were miracle workers).

                      This forum was a huge help in my search for information in the foreign world of PV, but I was never able to actually post the first time around. My attempt at registering got messed up some how. But I’m here and hoping to contribute and give a bit of help here, in payment for all that this forum gave me.

                      Kindest regards,

                      Jessica
                      Oh that's so neat. I have noticed a lot of newlyweds on here that are giving advice. It is so helpful for us as I wouldn't know where to start otherwise!




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