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#21 Mel&B

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    Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:17 PM

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    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.

    Sounds like you are right on track. We are staying 10 days too- 7 at PF and 3 at the Riu Palace Pacifico.

    #22 kate.com

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      Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:02 AM

      How fun!
      I carried my dress and DH's suit on in same garmentbag. Got kinda heavy with the suit but worked well. They hung it in closet bc there wasn't a ton of coats in first class.
      There is a commercial sized steamer in the wedding suite. You might want to bring starch if you want to press guys' shirts. We forgot that part and they got kinda wrinkly.

      Loving the color schemes!

      PS I bought my dress in Costa Mesa at Mon Amie... was very nice. Marilynns in BH is nice too. Make sure you call for appts or they are a pain!

      #23 DB2B

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        Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jenniebey
        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.

        Jenniebey - we are the wedding right after you! Our stay is November 8th through the 12th, and we're getting married on 11-10-09 (Yay! it seems so close!).

        Kate - I love those runners too! I'm planning on doing something similar based on this

        Planning wise I am slooooow... My goal right now is save the dates. I used to feel bad about asking Lindsay if I coudl change things, but when I look at the slideshows, it looks like everyone had such beautiful, unique weddings!

        I love PF - did anyone else go down there and stay for a scouting trip? It was the highlight of our vacation! Adam and Lindsay are so fun and really sweet. Now that we've been there, I'm definitely telling our guests it's worth it to stay there. Price wise, it'll come out almost the same as staying at the Sheraton or elsewhere, but it is sooo much nicer - with open bar!

        #24 Mel&B

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          Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:19 PM

          I don't think you should feel guilty about changing things. I'm under the impression that Lindsay has base packages available, and you are free to bring extras and make modifications. However, I don't really see her as a wedding designer, like Mishka. I think we can go as crazy as we want, but it's kind of up to us, KWIM? Once I realized how much "stuff" I would have to bring into PV to really jazz up the table settings, I scaled back my ambitions a little bit!

          #25 Bunsie3

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            Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:46 PM

            Hi Mel&B, I also scaled back my original vision of table settings. I realized I would have to buy and carry over chargers, black vases, napkin rings, etc. and decided to just bring in table cloths and napkins to match my color scheme. Are the chairs you are getting black and white or brown and white? I could not tell exactly from Kate's photos.

            Kate thanks for the tip on the steamer in the suite, I was considering bringing a handheld with me for the tablecloths and dresses.

            Was anyone else taken back by the cost of flowers there?

            #26 Bunsie3

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              Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:52 PM

              DB2B, my parents, fiance and I did a scouting trip to Playa Fiesta las November. I had read all about it on trip adviser and different websites but we were all very pleasantly suprised at how beautiful it is in person and how friendly and welcoming the staff is. We loved it there and cant wait for our friends and family to see it!

              #27 jenniebey

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                Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:33 PM

                We did our site visit in December. It's so funny b/c we were pretty much decided on Las Caletas and FI actually asked me to cancel our appointment with PF, but I wanted to see it so we had options. Then we loved it! Adam and Lindsay are so nice and we just loved the idea of having the place pretty much to ourselves for 5 days. Also, the food made a huge difference. The food at our AI was so bad that the food at PF was such a treat.

                Bunsie - I haven't gotten any pricing on the flowers yet. Does it matter if you're doing something that is native to the area for the cost or all they all pricey? How much on average for a centerpiece or bouquet?

                Kate - Mon Amie is definitely on my list, but I will check out your other recommendation as well. Which reminds me, I need to make appointments soon!

                - Jennie

                #28 jenniebey

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                  Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:37 PM

                  Quote:
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                  Jenniebey - we are the wedding right after you! Our stay is November 8th through the 12th, and we're getting married on 11-10-09 (Yay! it seems so close!).
                  DB2B - That is so funny that you are right after us! I promise that we won't trash the place before your wedding. :)

                  We're just about 9 months away but that will go so fast. It's probably a lot closer than we think!!

                  #29 Mel&B

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                    Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:23 PM

                    Quote:
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                    Was anyone else taken back by the cost of flowers there?
                    Flowers are expensive! I was pretty surprised.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jenniebey
                    DB2B -
                    We're just about 9 months away but that will go so fast. It's probably a lot closer than we think!!
                    We booked at PF 8 months ago. Time does fly!

                    #30 Mel&B

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                      Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:59 PM

                      Today's is Kate's wedding at Playa Fiesta! I know she'll be excited to see this thread when she returns. Give her a shout if you can:

                      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t36708




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