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#1001 JaimeandBrandon

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    Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:54 PM

    We ordered them from www.egrandstand.com  We were able to fit the boxes (two of them) in our luggage and they were packaged pretty well so they all survived!



    #1002 moosiemoose1

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      Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:15 PM


      We just got married on 5.8.11 and gave out luggage tags as favors. They were a big hit and were really affordable too!

      I'm doing hand painted maracas as favors...I'm also having all guests names painted on them and having them on the plates as place cards
       



       



       



      #1003 moosiemoose1

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        Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:50 PM

        Hi everyone! I am back from our wedding & honeymoon and am having a tough time transitioning to reality! We got married at Las Caletas on May 8th, 2011, and let me tell you it was all that we'd hoped it would be and more! I'll post a full review with pics later, but here are some tips in summary:

         

        If you have any doubt about Puerto Vallarta and Las Caletas, let me reassure you it's the perfect place!

        - Kelley, Brad and the rest of the Vallarta Adventures team are phenomenal. Not only are they professional and on top of every detail, they are genuinely nice people...the kind of people you will want to have around on your wedding day. In fact, they work way too hard, they really do. They work loong hours to ensure your special day is perfect and I don't know how Kelley does everything without 5 well qualified assistants. But she does, just for you. It's a kind of work ethic I've never really seen and am very grateful for. If you book your wedding with them, trust me, you are in very good hands.

        - Las Caletas is a truly unique venue that is tough to find anywhere else. It is a private beach but the way it's laid out gives it unique character too.

        - Everyone was wow'd by the entire event, and people are still talking about it. I'd say at least half of our guests have literally said that our wedding was the best wedding they'd ever been to...some even said it was better than their OWN wedding! And several of them are trying to find excuses to go back there (vow renewals, 60th birthdays, anything they can think of).

         

        A few travel tips:

        - If you have not flown to Puerto Vallarta before, be warned the airport is quite the zoo. There will be time share folks trying to get you to attend a presentation, and you will have to walk through what I call 'the gauntlet' - it's a TON of tour companies, hotels, taxis etc that will try to get your business. As long as you go aware of this, it's not a big deal at all. Just walk through and ignore everyone. The guys in the yellow shirts are legit taxi drivers.

        - If you bring a power strip for your wedding day in the bridal casita, bring two prong ones. I thought I was being prepared and brought a three prong strip which didn't work.

        - Also it helps to bring an extra mirror or two for the bridal casita, especially if you have Fernando and his team helping you with hair and makeup.

        - Fernando's team is AWESOME. Worth every penny.

        - Vallarta Adventures is also the best tour company in PV. In addition to getting married there, we did the Rhythms of the Night tour (it was such a treat to get to go back to Las Caletas so soon after our wedding!) and the Outdoor Adventure Excursion - both were STELLAR.

         

        AND THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF ALL:

        - Kelley, our awesome wedding coordinator, loves Reese's peanut butter cups, trash magazines, and any good reading/book. These are items that are either not available or are more costly in Mexico, so if you can, make some room in your luggage and take some goodies to her.

         

        Okay, I'll write more later!

         

        Wishing I was still at Las Caletas....



        #1004 AliMcBaal

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          Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:40 AM

          Moosie - thanks for the quick overview!  You are making me soooooo excited!  I have like a million questions to ask you, btw. :)


          Las Caletas Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - October 20, 2011
          San Francisco Engagement Pics & Day After Shoot by Colson Griffith Photography


          #1005 lvietti

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            Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:11 AM

            Yay! Kelley emailed me my first response! I emailed back right away so I can put a deposit down on the date I want. Does she usually email you a contract? Do you know if you can do the deposit with credit card? How's that work? Thanks and I'm SOO excited!



            #1006 Readybetty

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              Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:58 PM

              moosiemoose1 - Thanks for the helpful tid-bits!  I'm leaving for PV here in 24 days!  I can not believe how fast time flys.  I can't wait to see your pictures and read your review!



              #1007 kya101

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                Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:10 PM


                You can do Visa... I called her and did it over the phone for our deposit and we have put a little everyone month towards the wedding so it will be paid for prior. Kelley is the best!!! Have fun planning!!!
                 

                Originally Posted by lvietti 

                Yay! Kelley emailed me my first response! I emailed back right away so I can put a deposit down on the date I want. Does she usually email you a contract? Do you know if you can do the deposit with credit card? How's that work? Thanks and I'm SOO excited!



                 



                #1008 lvietti

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                  Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:44 PM

                  Great! Thanks for the info and I'll wait to hear from her! Looking forward to using this board more once I have my date booked!



                  #1009 lesley_mexico_bride

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                    Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:52 AM

                    Wow, the time has been flying by! We leave for Mexico on Thursday! Last weekend was a surprise bacherlorette party in New Orleans, and last night we had our legal ceremony. I think it finally hit me that we are married, and it feels great!! I know in Mexico it will feel totally different with the big white dress and everyone there....We had a childhood minister marry us in the arboretum that my husband (feels great to say it) proposed to me in. Our in town immediate family and three friends came along. We were walking along the path looking for the bench that he got down on one knee and instead found a little area off the side in the woods that had bench seating and a podium! Then afterward we went to our favorite Mexican food place that he took me after he proposed where he had all of our friends waiting as a surprise after he proposed. So we have come full circle!! I cannot wait for Mexico though!!!

                     

                    I bought reese's peanut butter cups and trashy mags for Kelley yesterday. I have been trying to put a music playlist together,.....I have four bridesmaids.....does anyone know about how long it takes to walk down the aisle? Did you use one song or two? If you brought sand for  the ceremony, how much did you need?

                     

                    I am bringing my wedding stuff down in two boxes....hope customs doesn't give me a hard time.

                     

                    I checked the weather yesterday and I know it says 10 days out but it says RAIN on our wedding day, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This happen to anyone? What did you do?

                     

                    Thanks girls, this would have been impossible without you!! Everyone I talk to I tell them about this site and recommend a destination wedding and that you HAVE to use this site!!



                    #1010 adevnturelovers

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                      Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:54 AM

                      lesley bride! congrats on being officially married. And I wish you the best for your spirtual Las caletas wedding. Wish I could be more help on the rest of your questions.






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