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#381 Mel&B

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    Posted 14 December 2009 - 06:28 PM

    I also stayed at the RIU Pacifico for my honeymoon. I wanted to get away from town and just relax for a few days. We stayed for three nights, and I have to say that based upon our experience, I will never go back there or recommend it. Occupancy was low, so the RIU chain combined all three hotels into one! They moved every person from the Jalisco and Vallarta to the RIU. I've never stayed at an adults-only resort because I don't mind kids, but staying at the RIU made me wish I had booked an adults-only honeymoon. It seemed like there were millions of kids in the pool and millions of people in general. We couldn't get a dinner res., not even for one night, and it didn't matter that we were on our honeymoon. Blah, it was a mess! I think it can be a very nice hotel when they aren't combining all three hotels into one, but I won't be taking my chances again! If I could redo it, I'd stay at Casa Velas (budget willing) or one of the Dreams resorts for the same price as the RIU.

    The good news is that we were still on our Playa Fiesta high, and we made the best of it! The rooms and the beach are lovely (thought I should add a couple of positives). We also went to Sayulita for a day. :)

    #382 wieseelliott

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      Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:20 PM

      Hi all PV brides
      Thanks for all the posts, feedback, updates etc. Our wedding date is April 16, 2010 if someone wants to add that to the list.

      I have to strongly reccomend going on your honeymonn up to Sayulita, its about 45 mins North of puerto vallarta. its the cutest little fisherman/surfer village. My best friend got married there 2 years ago, my fiance and i fell in love with the town. It was also the 1st vacation we went on together. We are going back there for a week after our wedding and i cant wait. the town has so much charm, fun vibe, amazing food, shopping, nice beaches etc. and you cant beat the prices there. check out the site Information for Sayulita Nayarit Mexico including vacation rentals, real estate, maps and restaurants for the village of Sayulita

      So i have a few other questions for anyone to answer...has anyone used the videographer they offer? i've talked to 2 past brides that lindsey put me in touch with but i'd love to get more feedback. Is anyone doing a buffet dinner and making menus for it?

      #383 Monty Crysto

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        Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:17 AM

        Hi!! I finally got a pic of my dress uploaded on here...sorry if its huge, I don't know how to fix that...please let me know if you do. So this is before all the alterations it is clipped in the back. I still have not gotten my dress back from alterations....she is promising by January. I'm gonna hold off on buying another until I get it back.




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        #384 Monty Crysto

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          Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:25 AM

          Hi Kodi and Wieseelliott. Congratulations on choosing Playa Fiesta. I really do think this will be the perfect wedding location. And I love reading all the reviews so previous brides....keep posting!! We booked our honeymoon at LA TROZA...It is a private house on a little island...We are not huge on the AI thing and thought this would be nice and relaxing....If anyone else has stayed here, please let me know!!

          #385 mlabbe

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            Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:27 AM

            Alright, some of the data was needing some updating and/or was getting lost, and so here it is:

            December 2009
            Melissa & Bryan (Mel&B) - 12/21/12/27 (Vacation!!!)

            January 2010

            February 2010
            Crystal & Brian (Monty Crysto) - February 12, 2010

            March 2010

            April 2010
            (wieseelliott) - April 16, 2010

            May 2010
            Kodi & Carlos (kodi) - May 12, 2010 (promise not to leave the place a wreck Magalie!)
            Magalie & Travis (mlabbe) - May 16, 2010

            June 2010

            July 2010
            - Resort closed -

            August 2010
            - Resort closed -

            September 2010
            - Resort closed -

            October 2010

            November 2010

            December 2010
            Shreeti & Jon (shreets) - specific date undecided

            March 2011
            Sarah & Noah (wsarah2107) - 3-8-11

            It's nice to see this getting filled-up and to get to meet everyone! :)

            #386 mlabbe

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              Posted 15 December 2009 - 04:32 AM

              Crystal, that dress is amazing!!! You will look incredible!

              Wieseelliott, congrats and welcome!

              I am still in STD madness, I won't go into details but it has entailed going to Kinkos 5 times, having 8 conversations with the staff, sending the files over 3 times and resulted in a 30% discount (and lots of gray hair?). I'm pretty annoyed about the whole thing because I thought asking professionals to print & cut would make my life easier, but it has done the opposite and is costing a ridiculous amount of money. In the end they couldn't even cut anything - I should have done it myself! It should be done "soon" though, I'll post pictures!

              #387 Mel&B

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                Posted 15 December 2009 - 12:30 PM

                Crystal, that dress is beautiful on you!!! It makes your shoulders and waist look amazing! I'm not sure what you are worried about, but it's very flattering! :)

                #388 wieseelliott

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                  Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:41 PM

                  I tried to add my first name & fiance's to the date list but it wasnt letting me save it. So could someone please put Christa & Tyler as the 1st names for wieseelliott. Thank you

                  Crystal- your dress is beautiful on you. I too have been having 2nd thoughts of my dress. I've had to have friends who have seen it talk me off the ledge. so its totally normal the way your are feeling. I havent even taken mine in to get altered yet...have to do that right after christmas & NY...just in time to eat bad for the holidays then hope the dress fits lol

                  #389 Mel&B

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                    Posted 16 December 2009 - 05:26 PM

                    December 2009
                    Melissa & Bryan (Mel&B) - 12/21/12/27 (Vacation!!!)

                    January 2010

                    February 2010
                    Crystal & Brian (Monty Crysto) - February 12, 2010

                    March 2010

                    April 2010
                    Christa & Tyler (wieseelliott) - April 16, 2010

                    May 2010
                    Kodi & Carlos (kodi) - May 12, 2010 (promise not to leave the place a wreck Magalie!)
                    Magalie & Travis (mlabbe) - May 16, 2010

                    June 2010

                    July 2010
                    - Resort closed -

                    August 2010
                    - Resort closed -

                    September 2010
                    - Resort closed -

                    October 2010

                    November 2010

                    December 2010
                    Shreeti & Jon (shreets) - specific date undecided

                    March 2011
                    Sarah & Noah (wsarah2107) - 3-8-11

                    #390 mlabbe

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                      Posted 24 December 2009 - 06:40 PM

                      Hi everyone!

                      Just a quick note to wish you and your family all of the best during this holiday season! Merry Christmas and I hope that the New Year will be even better than the last!






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