Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Playa Fiesta Weddings

Recommended Posts

Hey Ladies,


Another PF Bride here. I'm getting married Nov 6th, 2009. We just booked about a month ago so I haven't really started on my planning with Lindsay yet. I've been focused on my STDs and website.


I have to say I'm mostly stressed about filling the rooms as well. I know we'll get at least 40 people but I'm worried that people will want to stay elsewhere because of the price. I keep telling them that we're all paying a little extra for the intimate setting because the big AIs are just well...big.


Kate - did you do a full takeover and did you have any guests stay at a different hotel? If so, was it awkward?


Thanks for starting up this thread. So excited!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by jenniebey View Post
Hey Ladies,

Another PF Bride here. I'm getting married Nov 6th, 2009. We just booked about a month ago so I haven't really started on my planning with Lindsay yet. I've been focused on my STDs and website.

I have to say I'm mostly stressed about filling the rooms as well. I know we'll get at least 40 people but I'm worried that people will want to stay elsewhere because of the price. I keep telling them that we're all paying a little extra for the intimate setting because the big AIs are just well...big.

Kate - did you do a full takeover and did you have any guests stay at a different hotel? If so, was it awkward?

Thanks for starting up this thread. So excited!

We had one couple stay offsite bc they have a timeshare. They were pretty bummed that they missed out on so much! It did come up a couple of times, but by the time they figured transportation to and from, paying offsite fees to hang out it wasn't worth it. So they were either all in or out. Our guests were sooooo happy. Believe me, I was nervous too. But it was the best trip they ever had. Everyone became friends out of the deal too- young and old-er.
If you want you can check out our website, we haven't updated it in awhile but you can cut and past some info off of there: katelynnandbill.com

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking, when you girls get a chance could you post what you have decided on so far?

It would be fun to know what your colors/theme are, flowers or unique touches, entertainment, etc.


I have a planning thread on here somewhere, I'll post it on this thread soon for fun:)


Oh and I was thinking of my favorite parts of the wedding day... Bill & I's favorite part is giving our toast and cueing the fireworks! They use ACDC's Thunderstruck which was perfect... nostalgic for our hockey and cheering days... ha. And the reception ended up in the pool at 11pm, which I was bummed bc I thought the party would be over but NO! We were in there for almost 2 hours dancing and singing in our wedding clothes. I lost my voice!


Oh, and I suggested to Kate to bring a 2nd "trash the dress" to change into if you dont want to get your wedding dress wet. We had our TTD shoot the next day so I couldn't get my dress soaking wet. I just got it wet and full of sand the next day:) It's at the cleaners right now, I'll let you know how that goes.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



Great Suggestion!


I just finished my checklist, so everything is fresh in my mind. For the girls getting married in several months, Lindsay will send you the checklist about 6 months before the wedding. I wouldn't stress about it until then. One day in November, it just showed up in my inbox, and we tackled it from there.


Partial Takeover (20 rooms)

D&E #1 (we are paying for this and not adding it to room prices).

Fajita Bar on night one with fire dancers & drummers (this was extra $)

Mex. BBQ on Thursday night (entertainment TBD)

Vallarta Buffet for wedding night (we just really liked the items on this menu, even though it was a buffet)

yellow petals on the aisle (FI choice and I'm letting him go with it)

ivory roses and green mums for bouquets

No table flowers

Candle package #3

Ambiance package #2

We are getting the wood chairs. Expensive but look awesome!

My colors and lime green and blue

We are going to hang the programs on chairs like Kate did (I'm a copy cat!)

We're going to try to make green table runners

My mom made a bouquet wrap out of a doily my Grandma made

My mom also made menu's for every evening- they are sooooo cute! I will post them later. Basically mom is going to town with the whole MOB thing and making lots of cute stuff.

Fireworks Package #2

OOT Bags are mexican market bags. I LOVE them!


I know I'm forgetting things, but there is the gist of it!


Rooms- we did fill 20 rooms, but I'm nervous about cancellations. I wouldn't be surprised if someone did cancel. We do have people coming and not staying with us. I totally understand if someone can't come for 5 nights, but I really do think out guests staying at PF won't regret it! And I do think when it all shakes out, it doesn't save that much $ to stay elsewhere. This can be debated, but once people get to PF, I'll bet they will have wished they stayed there. That is just my 2 cents!


I love that PF is now offering differnet packages- including 4 nights. That wasn't an option for us.


One last word- LINDSAY ROCKS!!! I'm just chilling because I have so much faith in her. You can't really put a price on that!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Melissa, LOL about the yellow flower petals! Good idea, let him have it:-)

Everything sounds fab. I forgot to say that we did the texas hold'em on the spa day and it was fun. I had never played and Adam is soooo serious but a great teacher. It was fun!


I had saved a great idea for a tablerunner. I'll see if I can find it and email it to you.



OK, so I have been thinking and our fav part of the wedding day (besides being married) was the fireworks!!!! They played "Thunderstruck" and it was AWESOME! Worth every penny. We did #2 and our guests had a pool after we got home to guess how much they set us back. LOL, they thought $5K easily. Yea!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all of the great info Kate! And nice to meet all of the other Playa Fiesta brides :)


I have not made a lot of decisions yet but here is what I have so far:


Package Dates: November 23-27 - 4 nights

We are doing D&E package number 1


Colors: Black, white and pink

Bridal bouquet: white rannunculus

Bridesmaid (all 8 of them blush2.gif) bouquets: hot pink rannunculus


I am having black and white pattern tablecloths made and would like to have hot pink flower centerpieces - not sure about what kind yet.


Yep, thats about it on decisions made :)



How are you guys planning on getting your dress down there. I am hoping whatever I chose will fit in a garment bag for carry on, but if not then I dont know what to do, check ithuh.gif??

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Kate, thanks for posting the table runners! They are pretty.


My dress is very light. I'm just putting it in a garmet bag and praying the flight attendants will hang it for me.


Bunsie, your color scheme sounds awesome!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like there is so much to be done, but I feel like I'm making progress. Here is what I've done so far:


Partial Takeover (20 Rooms) Nov 3-8


BMs & GMs asked and accepted

Wedding Website up and running (needs a few tweaks)

Save the Dates arrived yesterday (will address and mail this weekend)

Color - Kiwi Green and Chocolate Brown

Flowers - Cala Lilies and Mini Cala Lilies

Trip scheduled to LA to go dress shopping with BMs


and that's about it.


Oh, and we just purchased our airline tickets today. So excited. I don't know why this makes it seem more real, but it does! We're going for 10 days.


Next on my list to do is start pulling together ideas for invitations, center pieces, OOT, and DIY projects.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors

    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • When brides takes off her wedding dress and begins her marriage life,the first problem after wedding is to modify her name. You have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn't mean you've officially changed your name. Which aspects should be paid attention to to change the surname?
      1. Get your marriage license.
      Before you can change your name, you'll need the original (or certified) marriage license with the raised seal. Call the clerk's office where your license was filed to get copies if one wasn't automatically sent to you. 2. Change your Social Security card.
      Visit the Social Security Administration's website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card. You'll keep the same number—just your name will be different. Mail in your application to the local Social Security Administration office. You should get your new card within 10 business days. 3. Change your license at the DMV.
      Take a trip to the local Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a new license with your new last name. Bring every form of identification you can get your hands on—your old license, your certified marriage certificate and, most importantly, your new Social Security card. 4. Change your bank accounts.
      This one's a biggie, especially if you're setting up a joint bank account, or if you have one already set up. The fastest way to change your name at your bank is to go into a branch location, bringing your new driver's license and your marriage certificate. You should request new checks and debit and credit cards on top of changing the name attached to your accounts. Something to note: You might get hit with fees for requesting a new debit card. 5. Fill in the blanks
      Once you have a social security card and driver's license in your married name, other changes should be fairly easy. Some places only require a phone call; others may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card. Be sure to notify: -Employers/payroll
      -Post office
      -Electric and other utility companies
      -Credit card companies
      -Schools and alumni associations
      -Landlord or mortgage company
      -Insurance companies (auto, home, life)
      -Doctors' offices
      -Voter registration office
      -Investment account providers
      -Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)
      -Passport office
      -Airlines (to transfer over your miles)
    • Planning to get married? Let’s discover some great wedding venues in Bangalore. The increasing demand for the wedding venues in Bangalore makes it very difficult for both the bride’s and groom’s family to get hold of a marriage hall that is suitable for the marriage. As they say, marriages have to be organized in a grand fashion. The atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding make it memorable for a lifetime. Though there are a plenty of wedding venues in Bangalore, there is only a handful of them that are really good, Offering the best possible experience.  Some of the most popular wedding venues in Bangalore are: THE TAMARIND TREE: Tamarind Tree has the old world charm. This is one of the best wedding venues in Bangalore that boast about its eco-friendly surrounding. Built in the middle of a few acres of garden filled with lush greenery and trees, which also includes the tamarind tree after which it was named, a pond, a stage for the band, classic looking pavilions for the guests to sit, and a lot of spaces around the area. The premise has two large kitchens with a very special fully stocked bar and a lot of space where the guests can dine comfortably. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Customer Reviews : Address: 88, Kanakapura road, Anjanapura post, Avalahalli, Royal Park residency layout 2, 9th phase. JP Nagar, Bangalore 560062 THE COURTYARD HOUSE: The courtyard house is located off Sarjapur Road, the premise is a unique and unconventional property suited for various events, namely weddings. The outdoor space of courtyard house draws in people looking to get away from the traffic and noise in the city, well within the city limits. The green grass and tall trees make for great photographic backdrops making it popular for wedding events. Customer Reviews : Address: Janatha Colony, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru 560087 RITZ-CARLTON:   The Ritz-Carlton has over 277 spacious rooms and suites and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangalore. Seven luxurious restaurants, the Ritz-Carlton spa, and tastefully appointed meeting spaces make it ideal to host marriage occasions. Customer Reviews : Address: 99, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560025 BALAN FARM CONVENTION CENTER: Balan farm is a green, wooded island of peace and serenity nestled quietly in the busy rapidly developing JP Nagar. Neighboring the Brigade Millenium Apartments and L&T South city it spreads across two acres of an old orchard retaining the ancient fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens. Balan Farm convention center JP Nagar has over 10,000 sq ft of the tiled canopy without any walls blocking and it makes for a really good view. Customer Reviews : Address: 99/4, Nataraja Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078 HYATT MG ROAD: Hyatt a 5 Star hotels in Bangalore is located on MG Road. The guest rooms are colorful with a great view of the city, this makes it an ideal place for private ceremonies with 2300 sq ft of meeting and event space. The Hyatt MG road, Bangalore also has restaurants like the Pink Poppadom, Liquid Lounge, and Bar. Customer Reviews : Address: 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru 560008 BUNGALOW 7 Bungalow7 offers a unique setting for a wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. The place hosts a variety of public and private events all within a stunning heritage setting of central Bangalore. Customer Reviews : Address: 7, Hall Road, Richards Town, Bengaluru 560005 GAYATRI VIHAR MANTAPA: Gayatri Vihar is one of the most luxurious wedding halls situated on Palace ground. It boasts of a massive one lakh sq ft area which can easily accommodate up to 5000 guests. The ambiance of the place makes it ideal for community gatherings and private parties. Customer Reviews : Address: Jayamahal Palace Ground, Bengaluru 560080
    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
    • In the 2017 bridal fashion week, many styles of wedding dresses were gradually popular. From serious bling to regal capes and fun and flirty short numbers, ByCouturier've got all the hottest wedding dress trends you need to know. Allover Sparkle
      Over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair. Perfect for evening nuptials under the stars, this trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you're rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.  Bold Ball Gowns
      If you're looking to make a dramatic entrance, a classic ball gown is for you—and we saw plenty of them. Take a cue from long, lace sleeves, or get glam with an embellished strapless bodice. No matter the details, this voluminous style is sure to turn heads.  Captivating Capes
      Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds movement to your gown, but feels fashion forward. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal look during your ceremony, then whisk it away to hit the dance floor at your reception. Short, Sassy Dresses
      Whether you show off your legs (and a killer pair of heels) in an embellished mini or opt for a more conservative midi-length number, a wedding dress with a flirty hemline is a chic way to mix it up. Not willing to give up your dream ball gown? Change into a shorter frock to spice up your reception or after-party.  Plunging Necklines
      The deep V-neckline is a must-try for two reasons: It flatters your upper body (even if you're busty!) and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace is ultra-feminine, while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have fashion tape handy the day of to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. 
      Skinny Straps
      We love this trend for two reasons: A gown with barely there straps has all of the sex appeal of a strapless neckline, plus added support. We call that a bridal fashion win. 
  • Topics