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#1 kate.com

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    Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:25 AM

    There are several threads out there that ask questions about Playa Fiesta, but no threads for brides (or grooms) planning a wedding here! This is our thread!!!
    Hopefully we can get all of the information for weddings at Playa Fiesta linked to this thread... but lets start off by Playa Fiesta brides checking in.

    I'm Kate and I was married here on 1-23-09! The whole experience was beyond our wildest dreams! Here is my review: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t36446
    We have another BDW member, another Kate, getting married at PF this coming friday, yay!

    #2 dinogomez.com

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      Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:05 PM

      Super Review!! Congratulations, it looks like you had a blast!!!

      #3 Mel&B

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        Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:32 PM

        Kate, thanks so much for starting this thread! I'm checking in.

        My name is Melissa and I'm getting married at Playa Fiesta on May 1st. I can't wait to hear about Kate's wedding when she returns next week! I'm in the middle to end stages of planning, and it's been a fantastic process.

        I'd love to "meet" the rest of the PF Brides on this thread!!! I know we all have questions to be asked and information to share.

        #4 Bunsie3

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          Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:06 PM

          Hello,

          I'm Lindsey and I am getting married at Playa Fiesta the last week of November 2009. I'm really excited and am just in the beginning stages of planning. Kate- your review made me even more excited to get going on the planing process. I could not get the link with the pictures to work, but i will try again later.

          I have a lot of questions and would greatly appreciate any pointers or guidance past Playa Fiesta brides might have to offer!

          #5 kate.com

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            Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:18 PM

            Awesome!
            Here's the place to ask. There was one other past PF bride on here that helped me out in the begining so maybe she'll chime in soon.

            #6 Bunsie3

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              Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

              Hi Kate, I just viewed your slideshow and everything looked AMAZING! You can tell you were a very happy bride :)

              I absolutely love how you custimized everything and am relieved to see there are other brides who strayed from their usual packages. Sometimes I feel like I might be driving Lindsay nuts asking to change things. I loved the chairs you used for your ceremony and reception...did they get new ones or did you special order them? I am bringing in my own table cloths and napkins and those chairs would look perfect with my black and white d©cor!! Did you bring in your own table cloths? If so, how did you transport them?

              Do you mind if I ask what meal you chose for the wedding reception? Judging by your review, you and your guests seemed to really enjoy it. What about the meals you chose for the other nights? Were they as good as the wedding meal?

              I am trying to decide on wether we want live music for the ceremony and/or cocktail hour. How was the mariachi band? Did you pick what songs they played? Do they play slow, romantic music for the ceremony? When I think of Mariachi music it is more on the lively side but I am sure if Lindsay reccomends them for the ceremony they must be good.

              Sorry to ask so many questions, I am just so excited to have someone to discuss these things with!!!

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                Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:04 PM

                Ok, I am attempting to answer all of your questions:)

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                Originally Posted by Bunsie3
                Hi Kate, I just viewed your slideshow and everything looked AMAZING! You can tell you were a very happy bride :) Wow! Lots of questions:) I am a very happy bride. The wedding was perfect! Seriously.

                I absolutely love how you custimized everything and am relieved to see there are other brides who strayed from their usual packages. Sometimes I feel like I might be driving Lindsay nuts asking to change things. I loved the chairs you used for your ceremony and reception...did they get new ones or did you special order them? I am bringing in my own table cloths and napkins and those chairs would look perfect with my black and white d©cor!! Did you bring in your own table cloths? If so, how did you transport them? I rented the chairs for $8 per chair. They used them for the ceremony, then before I could blink they were at the tables for the dinner. I love them! I brought the tablecloths with me. My mom actually carried them on in a roller suitcase... those suckers were heavier than they looked! Totally worth it. I don't think you would drive Lindsay crazy by making your wedding unique! She loves it. Just be nice and a little flexible too. Listen to her suggestions, she knows what she is doing.

                Do you mind if I ask what meal you chose for the wedding reception? Judging by your review, you and your guests seemed to really enjoy it. What about the meals you chose for the other nights? Were they as good as the wedding meal? We had the chicken/seabass dinner. It was out of this world. For the welcome dinner we did the taco bar and fried ice cream and the Mexican BBQ and cupcakes the other night. It was a total hit! People were raving about the food. No one got sick. Yes, the food is just as good as the wedding night. The main difference is that the wedding night is a plated meal and the others are before. So that helps make it even more special. All of the food was very fresh and light which we appriciated.
                I am trying to decide on wether we want live music for the ceremony and/or cocktail hour. How was the mariachi band? Did you pick what songs they played? Do they play slow, romantic music for the ceremony? When I think of Mariachi music it is more on the lively side but I am sure if Lindsay reccomends them for the ceremony they must be good. The Mariachi band was great, their outfits were really cool too! We did not pick songs... again, trust Lindsay. She knows what she is doing!!! It is such a special and very Mexican experience.
                Sorry to ask so many questions, I am just so excited to have someone to discuss these things with!!!


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                  Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:14 PM

                  Hey ladies!

                  Here introducing myself; I too will be a PF bride in 8 weeks! We will be getting married April 5, 2009.
                  Kate, a few questions:What did you do for gift bags for your guests? What did you have to take with you and what did you get there? (seating arrangements, fans, itineraries...)

                  What was the best part and what should I be aware of?

                  #9 Mel&B

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                    Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:56 PM

                    Welcome Amber & Bunsie!

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                      Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:37 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Amber
                      Hey ladies!

                      Here introducing myself; I too will be a PF bride in 8 weeks! We will be getting married April 5, 2009.
                      Kate, a few questions:What did you do for gift bags for your guests? What did you have to take with you and what did you get there? (seating arrangements, fans, itineraries...)

                      What was the best part and what should I be aware of?
                      We brought canvas beach bags for our welcome bags. We bought some great items from Dollar Tree that we brought with us: aloe, sunblock, mini squirtgun (this was the fav), playing cards, soduku/crosswords, mini loffahs, etc. I packed them in 1 gallon ziplocks- one per bag, one bag per couple. When we got down there we took a trip to Walmart (on monday after wrap meeting/hair trial) and bought tons of snacks. My DH had a good pt with the snacks, buy a bunch, they don't have to be equal. So when we got back to PF we divied the snacks so they were sortof equal. People don't care but snacks are good. PS, don't buy water. It is included and in each room too. Lindsay told me that brides have gone out and bought it and got back to say "duh." The beach bags were a highlight, but if you are trying to save space or money I think it is cute when brides decorate paper bags.
                      So as far as setting cards, menus, etc. Lindsay can make them for you or you can bring your own. I brought the programs, welcome letter. I hired Mischka Designs to make custom maracas, placecards and menus. She lives in PV so she dropped them off at PF. She can make programs, welcome letters, etc. to. High recommendations.

                      Soooo many "best" parts. But, what I was excited about was that kareoke went as well as it did- I totally did not expect this! So funny I wish we had a videocam!!!
                      The fireworks! Seeing how impressed our guests were.

                      Honestly, the only stressful part for me was filling the rooms. We were expecting 60+ and ended up with 37. Oh well! Totally worth everything!




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