Originally Posted by cbsallee
We just booked our DW with Las Calitas and I'm very excited but also realize I have so many questions! I can't believe I did this without actually visiting the site ... I have a couple worries (being that I made an impulse decision after seeing the pics but it usually takes me forever to make big decisions like this) - hoping past Las Calitas brides can answer.
The bathrooms - Are these clean? I have read some reviews saying they were only lit by candle light, was this ever a problem?
The boat - Did any guests get sea sick?
Shoes - Did you wear shoes or flip flops or go barefoot?
Thanks in advance for your advice!
Super exciting, congratulations!!
I only used the bathrooms by the dance floor/reception area once. They were only lit by candle light but seemed clean to me. The candles were a bit intimidating because I hauled my dress up to pee, but I didn't catch on fire so it was all good! Some of our guests complained because the washrooms were a bit of a walk to get to, but in my opinion it was hardly a walk at all and it was nice to have the pathway lit with candles. It added to the ambience!
I don't think anyone from our group got sea sick on the boat ride to or from the island...
I wore strappy flat sandals (there's a picture of them on here somewhere...). The sand was so nice on the beach, very fine and nice on the feet. My husband wore slip on sandals but took them off when we did pictures. We did pictures before the ceremony, which brings me to my next response...
Originally Posted by kime
I am tentatively planning my wedding at Las Caletas for Nov. 2014. Super excited! Just a question for any brides who had the grooms come out early for pictures. What type of boat did they bring them on? It took me a while to convince my FI to come early with his groomsmen so that we can get some pictures before the ceremony as there will be no light after that time of year. However, I am worried that if they bring them in on a not very nice panga, it will ruin the "specialness" of the day for him. I want him to feel special on the day too. He asked about renting a private charter for them to take them out, but I have a feeling vallarta adventures are not going to allow this. Any input on this would be helpful. Thank you.
I believe they were on a zodiac type speed boat. We don't have a picture, but my husband came over with our photographer and his wife (also our friends) and no one mentioned anything about the boat being crappy or a downer on the day. I would hope that a quick boat trip (20 minutes) wouldn't take away from the specialness of your day! Even if it was a tin boat that seated 4, it's an adventure and well worth the trip to Las Caletas to experience a one of a kind wedding!! I mean, us brides usually come over with a group of other people and that didn't take away from my day at all.
I think it's definitely a good idea to do formal pictures before the ceremony because by the time we got our group shots done with our friends and family after the ceremony (our group was small, too, only 26 people total) it was dark.
Hope that helps!