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#231 Mel&B

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    Posted 19 August 2009 - 09:43 PM

    I agree with Kate (as usual)! Try not to stress too much over the rooms. :) My hunch is that Adam will be very accommodating, and the assignments will depend on how many other guests are at the hotel (if you don't have a full takeover).

    #232 DB2B

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      Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:24 PM

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      Ha ha! Ok, I do have wedding porn then. Our slideshow just went up on Playa Fiesta's website!Playa Fiesta
      I just looked at your slideshow - your wedding was beautiful and you looked gorgeous! I love the picture of you walking to the ceremony - your dress looked perfect! Now I can't wait for our wedding!

      And thanks for sending the brochure - it looks so great and will make my life so much easier!

      #233 DB2B

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        Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:36 PM

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        Awww Mel, I just saw your slideshow up on the Playa Fiesta page...looks great!! You were such a beautiful bride. Everytime I watch the PF slide shows I get teary...guess I am just a big sap!

        Did anyone do a signature drink? It looks like it in some of the slideshows and pics. If so, how did you do it? Budget for so many per guest or do them on top of the open bar during the cocktail hour?

        I can offer my support on the room issues too! We are over our room requirement but we have already had two couples pull out, who had already booked rooms, which we then had to fill with other guests booking rooms b/c we were responsible for them. We also had a couple book two rooms...each of them booked a room without realizing the other had...which we are now responsible for and need to fill. Luckily my mom and dad have not booked yet so we can cover it with them. The rooms have definately been the most stressful part of planning for me and I have not even had to decide who gets what room yet.

        One recommendation I can make, from lessons learned, is to hold a few guaranteed guests back...we asked my mom and dad and sister and brother in law to hold off on booking their rooms. That way if you have people who have to cancel their room reservation you will have people to fill them. If anyone else backs out we will still have my sister and brother in law to fill the room requirement.

        We have had quite a few of our good friends decline do to expenses, time off of work, etc...but I guess we have to just remember to see it as part of chosing a destination wedding. The perks by far out weigh the negatives.

        Question for the PF brides...was Adam lenient at all with which rooms he assigned you after you met your initial room requirement block? Did anyone have unhappy guests over which room they were assigned?/

        As always, thanks for all of the info :)
        I definitely think the booking issue has been the most stressful part of the planning! We have been trying to help singles find roomies, so they don't pay for a full room, and I think we finally have it all figured out now. I definitely second the tip to have a few family members hold back! We've had a few people specifically request room types, which makes me a little apprehensive (and, in a few cases, gives me a small wish to be spiteful and put them in the windowless kitchen room! Bad Sam!), but I think all the rooms are gorgeous. I think we're going to try to put my bridal party in the 3-room suite, and give priority to the singles bunking together for the other suites (so they have the option to use the couches for beds rather than sharing). I suspect once everyone gets there they'll be happy regardless! And it sounds like Kate & Mel can back that up!

        We're torn on the signature drink - originally we were going to do one, but some of the Mrs friends will for sure only drink beer or whiskey, so I'm not sure it's worth it. Does anyone know how it works? Right now we're planning on the sangria for the cocktail hour as a compromise - I hope it's yummy!

        #234 Mel&B

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          Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:52 AM

          Samantha, you are so funny!

          We didn't get a signature drink, but we did have the sangria at cocktail hour, and I think everyone really liked it. I would suggest doing that over the signature drink, but that's just my opinion. People can get whatever they want at the bar- Aldo and Charlie can make whatever your heart desires- and more!

          The pictures can be tricky, and even in my pics it looks like we had a signature drink, but we didn't. I'm don't want to give away too much info on this forum because I want you girls to be pleasantly surprised by all of the little wonderful touches throughout the week!

          #235 jdrewett

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            Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:15 PM

            This is great info on Playa Fiesta. We are looking at PF or Villa Mia. Any input?
            -Jessica

            #236 Mel&B

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              Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:19 PM

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              This is great info on Playa Fiesta. We are looking at PF or Villa Mia. Any input?
              Our our engagement trip to Sayulita, DH and I actually met a couple that had just been married at Villa Mia. They sent us all of their pictures, and it was amazing and gorgeous. This particular couple stayed at Quinta Del Mar and held the actual wedding at Villa Mia.

              We chose PF because it allowed all of our guests to stay in one place instead of being spread out across several villas. PF is essentially like one huge villa. I didn't want to deal with trying to organize all of my guests into one place everyday. I live across the country from most of my guests, so I wanted to spend as much time with everyone as possible, while making everything as uncomplicated and stress free as possible.

              In the end, our guests really enjoyed all of the quality time they were able to spend with the wedding couple (us)!

              You can have a gorgeous wedding at Villa Mia or Playa Fiesta, but I think PF is the least stressful way to go! Also, the wedding planner is also the owner of the hotel, so she is the most knowledgeable person on earth when it comes to planning a wedding at her hotel. If you get married at Villa Mia, you will also have to hire an outside wedding coordinator. Like I said, both options will provide you with an unforgettable day, but getting married at PF will make you planner process easier and you'll be able to maximize your time with family and friends.

              Good Luck!

              #237 wsarah2107

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                Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:17 PM

                Hi Girls!
                Did you and your group go swimming inthe beach much, or just in the pool Does PF provide beach towels? I was thinking of putting them in OOT bags, but maybe it'd be a waste and should spend the $ on something else?

                #238 wsarah2107

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                  Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:57 PM

                  OOh, another thing I've been meaning to ask--do they have music going in the pool area normally? Or did you guys bring your Blackberry or IPOD?

                  #239 kate.com

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                    Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:38 AM

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                    OOh, another thing I've been meaning to ask--do they have music going in the pool area normally? Or did you guys bring your Blackberry or IPOD?
                    They do have music, but we made a couple of playlists... our friends did too and you can plug your iPOD in at the bar. That was fun!

                    They provide beachtowels. I was going to put them in the OOT bags too and my mom talked me out of it and glad she did. BC then they have to worry about packing a wet towel to bring home. There are fresh towels out by the pool everyday!

                    #240 Mel&B

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                      Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:18 PM

                      PF does provide beach towels, but we did put them in the bags as well. Our guests used them when we went to the beach and around the pool. I think most of them took them home. We see them in our friends houses when we visit them!

                      If bringing towels isn't in your budget, I wouldn't worry about it at all, but I was glad to have them. :)

                      Our guests plugged in their Ipods to the docking station at the bar and played music all day long.




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