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#41 kisa

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    Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:35 PM

    Jumping in late here.

    I visited Playa and both Adam and Lindsay are wonderful. Truly a dream couple to work with. Problem is we really wanted to make it affordable for all of our guests, don't get me wrong, Playa Fiesta is for some but not for all. We visited the hotel and they gave us a beautiful room overlooking the water. We were for sure we would book. We did a tasting that night and the food was beyond delicious!

    The only reason why we did not book is because their is no beach (its all rocks) the pool is small and they only have a handful of lounge chairs, so most of our guest would not be able to just chill out all day. We also were torn with having all of our guests pay the same price but not all of the rooms had the same amenities. The room next to the kitchen is small and dark but is still the same price. There was also no activities except the ones your guest plan and that is additional funds. It was hard to not book, but we ended up getting a much better rate at a beautiful all inclusive resort down the road.
    Playa Fiesta is great for small parties, but if you don't fill the rooms you are responsible. Something we also thought would be tough.

    Hope this helps.

    Kisa

    #42 ~Kate~

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      Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:23 AM

      Thanks Kisa - I know what you mean about the disparity between the rooms....however, the one next to the kitchen is discounted 20%. But all the others are the same price, and you have to assign your guests to the rooms. On one hand, I like that we can see who we have coming and then try to assign the rooms best later, but on the other hand, I think it might be tough to assign the rooms.... Anyway, I'm not to the point of assigning rooms yet but when I do, I'll let you know how it goes!!

      #43 K&Rwedding

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        Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:47 AM

        Hey ladies-

        I myself met Lindsay and Adam in May and spent sometime with them. We were considering having our guests stay there and having all of our activites there. When I visited in May there was a wedding going on and believe me they didn't look bored or turned off by there not being a beach with sand or enough chairs. That wasn't the case at all. They were so happy to have this boutique hotel all to themselves. It is truly an amazing option. If you are looking to blow your guests minds, this is the place for you. It is private, the food is amazing, Lindsay & Adam are the best to work with, the open bar is a no brainer and the service is top notch.

        The ONLY reason we didn't book is that I have about 8 guests who are coming solo and not sharing a room, this makes it a little costly for them. If you have people sharing a room it is a great deal.

        I saw a lot of prices being tossed out on this thread. Some which seemed right others seemed way off. Your best bet is to email Adam & Lindsay, I believe they just got back from vacation so give them a few days. But they are very honest and straight forward. They would be able to answer all your quesitons.

        On Sunday I will post an album with tons of pictures I took at Playa Fiesta, BUT remember they are doing some renovations, which I believe are going to be complete soon. I say the construction plans and WOW it is going to be 50x more amazing that it already is.

        Any bride who chooses to have their guests stay here. YOu don't even have to do a take over you can just have them book on their own. YOu won't regret it. Yes you do have to consider doing a take over, may mean you are left with paying for rooms when guests back out. But you should know your guests well enough to know if they would leave you with a bill like that.

        Happy planning.... I don't want to answer for Lindsay & Adam, but if you do have any additional questions let me know.

        Best
        Kathy

        #44 ~Kate~

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          Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:20 PM

          That's true, Kathy - some of the prices thrown out on this thread are wacky. If anyone is interested in PF, email Lindsay and Adam and they will send an excel spreadsheet they have prepared with all the costs. This was really helpful for us in setting our budget, and we still use it.

          Once you start planning with Lindsay, she'll send you another wedding spreadsheet where you can fill in all the details, etc -it, along with all her help and expertise, make planning a breeze.

          Kathy, that is too bad that you loved the resort so much but couldn't make it work with your guests. We have a few single guests coming, but most of them are friends so don't mind sharing. I can't wait to hear how Dreams and Villa Mediterraneo work for you!!

          #45 kate.com

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            Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:12 AM

            Hello! I am sooo excited to host our wedding at Playa Fiesta. If anyone questions how great it is, they need to look at Trip Advisor and remember: All they do is weddings... but your week, it is all about you. (Or me, ha!)
            I have a lot of singles too. I told singles to get ahold of me, and we'll make it work. There might even be 3 in a couple of rooms... to get the right people together. But I'm sure it will all just work itself out. I am not worrying about it.

            So Excited! PS: Kate: Sent out my invites today!

            #46 ~Kate~

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              Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:02 PM

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              So Excited! PS: Kate: Sent out my invites today!
              YAY!!!! That's awesome. Exciting, isn't it?!? Keep me updated once the RSVPs start rolling in :) k, so we're 6 months away....ahhh!!!

              We'll probably end up with a couple rooms with 3 ppl, too. I like the flexibility of being able to do this. And yes, having an entire week all about you and your guests is AMAZING!

              #47 kate.com

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                Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:05 PM

                [QUOTE=kleslie5;492001]YAY!!!! That's awesome. Exciting, isn't it?!? Keep me updated once the RSVPs start rolling in :) k, so we're 6 months away....ahhh!!!

                Here they are Kate!


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                #48 JaimeLynne

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                  Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:43 PM

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                  Jaime - June is rainy season. Many planners have advised against it. FYI
                  Hi Kisa,

                  I actually started this thread last year

                  We are actually having our wedding at Las Caletas on May 24th :)

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                  We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                  We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                  #49 mnewbauer

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                    Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:28 PM

                    Hi. I'm getting married at PF in Oct 2009. Just wondering did you guys book the hotel and flights together through a travel agent? I booked the hotel first and then contacted the the TA. Anyone else? I am worried about the cost of flights. If you booked them all together was is cheaper or just easier for your guests? I really don't think it would have mattered for me since I booked the hotel in April 2008 for a wedding in Oct 2009 and flights still aren't available to look at for Oct 2009. Thanks.

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                      Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:57 PM

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                      Originally Posted by mnewbauer
                      Hi. I'm getting married at PF in Oct 2009. Just wondering did you guys book the hotel and flights together through a travel agent? I booked the hotel first and then contacted the the TA. Anyone else? I am worried about the cost of flights. If you booked them all together was is cheaper or just easier for your guests? I really don't think it would have mattered for me since I booked the hotel in April 2008 for a wedding in Oct 2009 and flights still aren't available to look at for Oct 2009. Thanks.
                      I don't think you can book both together. Your guests need to book their rooms through the playa fiesta website! I believe that is the only way to do it, that is what Adam told me.




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