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#2031 lianne

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    Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

    Originally Posted by DarlingD 


    Also, how was the food?? I've been hoping somebody would post pics of the food! =) And what types of mixed drinks did they offer? Dennise mentioned a rum punch & sangria...I would like to make a bride & groom signature drink! =) Your pics are just too faBulous! Can't stop looking at them all!

    Food was excellent!  Unfortunately I don't have any pics..I can't even remember what was being served but it was delicious.  As for drinks..I didn't pay much attention to what they had except for the vodka cranberries that I was drinking lol.  Oh they do have a fun shot that I recommend...although I can't remember the name of it.,,it was tequila and something fizzy.  You slap the shot down on the table and it fizzes which forces you to take the shot fast!  Everyone loved them!  

     

    Also, a side note I would bring a nice pen with you to sign the certificate.  They only had a thick sharpie marker and made the certificate look more unofficial then it should.  

     

    Hope this helps.  Let me know if you have any other questions!  



    #2032 LaLa1116

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      Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:41 PM

      Originally Posted by DarlingD 

      Lala your pics are amazing!! Did you get the Andale package? Are you having a 2nd shooter? I'm so torn on whether or not a 2nd shooter is necessary. : /

      Thanks so much!  Those are our engagement photos.  Eva took the photos and Pierre assisted.  :) We ordered the Andale package for the wedding day which includes Eva and an assistant.  I feel confident that she will be able to capture all of the special moments without a 2nd photographer, but if it is in you budget to get the larger package, you definitely should!  We opted to put the money towards a videographer, because we figured that anything that was missed in photos will be caught on film. :)  Good luck! 



      #2033 LaLa1116

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        Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

        Originally Posted by DarlingD 

        I plan on bringing my own fire sky lanterns & sparklers... Did anyone have a hard time flying with them? I also want to give my fiancĀ© a valuable gift on our wedding day but I've read some reviews about having a hard time bringing things back thru customs? Anybody experience this?

        You can bring the lanterns, but not the sparklers. :( Unfortunately they fall under the "fireworks and explosives" category and are prohibited in carry on and checked luggage.  Our WC, Blanca is getting them locally for us and they are $1.50 each.  We plan on using them during our first dance.  Depending on what you get your fiancĀ©, personal items (jewelry, etc) are not included in the $300 you have to claim for customs.  If it is a watch or something similar, he could always wear it when going through customs.  You wouldn't want to pack something too valuable anyway, just in case. 

         

        Also, about the bar...they have your basic liquors and a few beers.  No frozen drinks and only serve wine at dinner.  I asked Blanca if they had Malibu or similar coconut rum, but they do not.  If you have a favorite or specific liquor that you want to drink the night of or use in a specialty cocktail, you can buy it locally and bring it with.  We plan on doing this for our specialty cocktail and Blanca said it is no problem.  

         

        Hope this helps!



        #2034 caroltilley

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          Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:23 AM

          Originally Posted by lianne 

          Photoshoots Vallarta 100%!  Eva and Pierre took care of us all day and Eva was also very helpful in translating for the hair dressers.  

           

          Here are a couple of pics from our day...also they adjusted the price for us because we didn't want the engagement/trash the dress session.  And we received all of our pics within a week!!!

           

          Originally Posted by LaLa1116 

          We are using Photoshoots Vallarta.  We met and worked with Eva and Pierre last November for our engagement shoot (which was included in our package for free).  They are extremely nice and professional.  We LOVE our pictures and can't imagine having anyone other than Eva capture our wedding day.  Their prices are super reasonable as well.  Keep in mind that there is an additional $300 fee for using an outside photographer.  I've attached a few of our favorite engagement photos. :) 

           

          All this talk about photographers got me to rethink about using the in-house photographer... I have since contacted Pierre with Photoshoots Vallarta and have booked them to shoot our wedding on Nov 14th! A big thanks to all of you ladies and your input. I am so happy with the decision and just talking to Pierre through email makes me so happy I am going to use them! Thank you all!!!



          #2035 LaLa1116

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            Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

            Originally Posted by caroltilley 

             

            All this talk about photographers got me to rethink about using the in-house photographer... I have since contacted Pierre with Photoshoots Vallarta and have booked them to shoot our wedding on Nov 14th! A big thanks to all of you ladies and your input. I am so happy with the decision and just talking to Pierre through email makes me so happy I am going to use them! Thank you all!!!

            Yay!  You won't be sorry. They are amazing.  :)



            #2036 DarlingD

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              Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:17 AM

              Has anyone hired a different videograher than the one offered by Las Caletas? Just wondering what other options are out there... I'm pretty certain I'm using Photoshoot Vallarta but their video prices are kinda steep =/ I'm wondering what the biggest differences are? Can a past bride please upload a clip of their video & credit who they used? Pretty please? :)

              #2037 LasCaletas

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                Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

                Originally Posted by DarlingD 

                Has anyone hired a different videograher than the one offered by Las Caletas? Just wondering what other options are out there... I'm pretty certain I'm using Photoshoot Vallarta but their video prices are kinda steep =/ I'm wondering what the biggest differences are? Can a past bride please upload a clip of their video & credit who they used? Pretty please? :)

                 

                Hi DarlingD

                Perhaps you have not watched our latest wedding cinema at our video gallery vimeo.com/weddingcaletas

                Our task as Cinematographers is to capture the moments so you can revive your wedding day 1, 10... 50 years later.

                We count with the best video equipment to provide you the best audio and video quality and we are always renewing and reinventing so we can give you an unique piece.

                I will happily answer to all of your doubts and comments via email, skype or phone call.



                #2038 caroltilley

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                  Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:43 AM

                  Has anyone tried to take candles on the plane, either in their carry on or in their checked bags? I will have my unity candles and possibly some candles for our centerpieces. According to the TSA website, only gel candles are allowed but I have heard some conflicting info on that. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!



                  #2039 caroltilley

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                    Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

                    Hey everyone! I finally got around to putting together our Welcome Bags and thought I would share.

                     

                    Here are the bags we are using (Baggu.com $7 each). Puerto Vallarta is known for their Seahorse Statue downtown on the boardwalk so I thought these would be perfect.

                    And here is everything that will go in the bag:

                     

                    • bottle of water for each person (that I will buy in PV once we get down there)
                    • snack (not shown but will also buy once we get down there)
                    • deck of cards ($7/dz @   

                      • cosmetic bag ($15/dz @

                        pages include:

                        • Welcome Letter
                        • Schedule of events for the week
                        • "The Big Day" timeline
                        • Guest information (list of all the guests, where they are from and a place to put room numbers)
                        • map of the resort
                        • map of PV
                        • Things to do in PV
                        • Fun Facts about PV
                        • crossword puzzle about me and Dan
                        • Guacamole and Margarita recipe
                        • photo sharing with info on our Shutterfly account where guests can upload/download pictures from the week
                        • I will also include a PV postcard in each one

                         

                        I might still add a few things or make changes but for the most part I am happy to say I am done with this project. Took a while to complete and to collect all the items I wanted to include but I definitely think it was worth the time and effort.



                    #2040 kime

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                      Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:14 AM

                      After getting response back from my guest list I am beginning to get a little worried I will have more than 80 guests coming. We invited 162 thinking no more than half would come, but it seems we may be getting close to 100. I know las caletas is smaller and really only suited for up to 80 guests. I'm starting to think I may have to change venues, which I don't want to do as we had our hearts set on las caletas. I am wondering if any past brides on here have had more than 80 and how it worked out?  






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