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#11 jenniebey

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    Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:07 PM

    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!

    #12 kate.com

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      Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:17 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jenniebey
      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

      #13 jenniebey

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        Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:23 AM

        Thanks Kate!

        That is very helpful. What a great description of the hotel.

        Jennie

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          Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:56 AM

          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.

          #15 Mel&B

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            Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:01 PM

            Kate,

            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!!!

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              Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:38 PM

              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!

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                Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

                Melissa, here is the runner I was thinking of. Kelly made it and I loved it!! Maybe you will to :P
                http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t21465

                #18 Bunsie3

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                  Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

                  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 ) 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 it??

                  #19 Mel&B

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                    Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:55 PM

                    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!

                    #20 jenniebey

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                      Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:10 PM

                      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
                      DE#2
                      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.






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