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#1801 HappyBride13

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    Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

    HI MarriednMex!! That is the date I tried to get!!!!  Hahaha! When did you reserve---I just got engaged about 2 weeks ago so I am behind on most planning--though it is still working out!  We decided on Monday the 18th so we are right after you.  Wow!  80 people, 39 rooms!!  We decided to not do all-inclusive for guests so we will be at the Marriott.  Undecided for honeymoon---have you chosen?  Best wishes!
     



    #1802 HappyBride13

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      Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

      HI MarriednMex!! That is the date I tried to get!!!!  Hahaha! When did you reserve---I just got engaged about 2 weeks ago so I am behind on most planning--though it is still working out!  We decided on Monday the 18th so we are right after you.  Wow!  80 people, 39 rooms!!  We decided to not do all-inclusive for guests so we will be at the Marriott.  Undecided for honeymoon---have you chosen?  Best wishes!
       



      #1803 HappyBride13

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        Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

        Whoops!! That is why you don't push "submit" three times!  Sorry!  :/
         



        #1804 Future Bride

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          Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

          Originally Posted by weliaslo 

          Thanks Lala and Lianne. The company I got my quote from was Superior Tours Vallarta. I was originally quoted $12 this past January from VA, then was told about a month ago from Blanca it was $13.50 and now this week she informed me it's $14 because of the marina taxes, but this is the first time I've heard of this tax. 

           

          I will ask this other company about the tax and whether or not they're allowed to go into the marina. We're departing from the marina in Nuevo Vallarta, I'm not sure if that makes a difference. 

          Hi,

           

          I'm getting married on Nov. 21, 2012 and just settled our contract with Las Caletas and we were charged $13.50 per person plus the $2 marina tax, so it is actually $15.50 US you are paying for transportation :(  They have actually increased the prices for a lot of things since I was sent a price list in June 2012!



          #1805 choeft201

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            Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

            Hello,

             

            I got married last year in June and was stressing about the transportation also. Two things we did...we stayed at the Westin and so did all of the guests. They sent the boat right to us at a small Marina right at the end of the driveway at the westin..didn't have to pay for a ride there or back..so if you stay in that area..Westin/Melia...something to consider. Also we did a welcome dinner..and the hotel just called us cabs for all of us. Some were vans. I think it ended up costing me $200 total for everyone to get a ride to River Cafe downtown and back. So it was great...just some thoughts for the budget friendly brides.


            Puerto Vallarta...June 18th, 2011

            #1806 weliaslo

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              Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

              Thanks Choeft21! Wow, that's a nice alternative to get picked up right at your hotel, we're too far and it's way too late for us to plan something like that. 

               

              Regarding the permit and marina fees:

              Superior Vallarta Tours got back to me and answered my questions. They told me they have all the permits they need (it's similar to the permits taxi's need to get into the airpot). She also told me they're registered with the Mexican Department of Tourism and even gave me their registration number. Regarding the port fees -she said it only applies in the marina in Puerto Vallarta. The marina in Nuevo Vallarta is in a different state and there are no fees there.



              #1807 MarriednMex

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                Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

                Hey HappyBride13-

                 

                We booked over a year and half ago!  My fiance and I have been together for awhile and always said we would get married on President's Day Weekend 2013.  We booked early so we could make sure friends and family could save for the trip.

                 

                We aren't doing a honeymoon after our wedding. We are going for a full week for the wedding and we have a 2.5 year old and our lil man will be 6 months when we get married and it was too much to ask family to watch/travel back home with our kiddos after a week of partying! 



                #1808 LaLa1116

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                  Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

                  Originally Posted by weliaslo 

                  Thanks Choeft21! Wow, that's a nice alternative to get picked up right at your hotel, we're too far and it's way too late for us to plan something like that. 

                   

                  Regarding the permit and marina fees:

                  Superior Vallarta Tours got back to me and answered my questions. They told me they have all the permits they need (it's similar to the permits taxi's need to get into the airpot). She also told me they're registered with the Mexican Department of Tourism and even gave me their registration number. Regarding the port fees -she said it only applies in the marina in Puerto Vallarta. The marina in Nuevo Vallarta is in a different state and there are no fees there.

                  Wow, great info!  We're definitely going to look into doing this as well!



                  #1809 samantha86

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                    Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

                    Hola Ladies!! I am Back and a  married Women!!  I really dont know where to begin!! Im going to keep it short and if you have any questions just ask!!

                    One word.......indiscribable........Seriously, you have to see it for yourself! Apsolutley no complaits!! Dont stess out! (too much) i know it can be stressful planning a wedding. but just keep in mind  WHY  you are doing this!! to marry that special somone!! stay humble about it! Bridezillas are not pretty!!

                    Blanca is such a sweetie! they organize everything on the wedding day! you dont have to even look at the time!! We got married in Our Lady Of Guadalupe church down town Puerto Vallarta, and Blanca sent Jessica to help us be orgainzed!! she even came to the rehursal the night before the wedding! i felt so calm throughout the intire process!! If your concidering having your wedding here...DO IT!!!!!  I was on here 2 years ago researching Las Caletas, and yes when you know nothing about it, you want to know details! but serioulsy send the corrdiantor inspiration pictures your songs,and any other special request and she will make it happen and do the rest!!...  the food!! wow, my guest are still talking about it!! if my dress would have let me i would have ate more!!! its amazing, i wish i knew how care free it would really be before we went, please take my word!! you dont have to do much!! all the little thing we stress about are all the extra things we want!! not Need!!  Get the dress/suit  Get the rings, special songs everything else will fall into place!!



                    #1810 lianne

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                      Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

                      Originally Posted by samantha86 

                      Hola Ladies!! I am Back and a  married Women!!  I really dont know where to begin!! Im going to keep it short and if you have any questions just ask!!

                      One word.......indiscribable........Seriously, you have to see it for yourself! Apsolutley no complaits!! Dont stess out! (too much) i know it can be stressful planning a wedding. but just keep in mind  WHY  you are doing this!! to marry that special somone!! stay humble about it! Bridezillas are not pretty!!

                      Blanca is such a sweetie! they organize everything on the wedding day! you dont have to even look at the time!! We got married in Our Lady Of Guadalupe church down town Puerto Vallarta, and Blanca sent Jessica to help us be orgainzed!! she even came to the rehursal the night before the wedding! i felt so calm throughout the intire process!! If your concidering having your wedding here...DO IT!!!!!  I was on here 2 years ago researching Las Caletas, and yes when you know nothing about it, you want to know details! but serioulsy send the corrdiantor inspiration pictures your songs,and any other special request and she will make it happen and do the rest!!...  the food!! wow, my guest are still talking about it!! if my dress would have let me i would have ate more!!! its amazing, i wish i knew how care free it would really be before we went, please take my word!! you dont have to do much!! all the little thing we stress about are all the extra things we want!! not Need!!  Get the dress/suit  Get the rings, special songs everything else will fall into place!!

                      Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad you had a beautiful wedding!  This makes me even more excited, 5 months to go!!!  Do you have pictures???  Also, what method of payment did you use and were you charged a service fee?  I'm also from Ontario.  Thanks!!!






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