| Originally Posted by barefootbeachbride |
thank you Ann! Its absolutely beautiful! I emailed Kelley yesterday what I wanted while i had it in my head I hope Im not annoying her as Im still almost 3 months out. How soon did the rest of you start sending her pics/ etc?
| Originally Posted by aussie |
I am new LC bride and thought I would say hi since I have been reading everyone's posts for the last couple days Gosh there is a lot of information on LC...and it truly sounds like the perfect spot!
We are looking at booking June 12, 2010 so I need to start getting organized. The big thing I am stuck on is where to have everyone stay. It is important for us to find a place that is affordable to all of our guests rather than a place that is super fancy. I have been researching a number of hotels online but thought I would reach out to all of you to see if you have any recommendations. Dreams PV sounds like a popular spot but I am afraid it is a little pricey for some of our guests.
Also, my FI and I have never even been to PV (and I don't think we are going to do a site visit) so we are just going to make our decision off recommendations. Ok, here are few details about what we are looking for - let me know if any of you have any thoughts:
- A larger resort that has multiple Restaurants/ Bars/ Activities
- All-inclusive (but a resort that offers an AI plan as well as a European plan would be fine)
- Swim-up bar would be fun but not necessary
- A resort that is good for kids as well as adults (I have noticed that some resorts offer a kids free option)
- A resort that is mid-range in price so it doesn't brake the bank of all our guests
- Location doesn't really matter but one near the marina would be a plus so transportation on the wedding day is easy
- Either Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta is fine but I do think it would be fun to have our guests stay closer to PV for certain activities
Sorry for the LONG introduction email...but I want to get this organized so we can get our invites out. We aren't giving people much time to plan for this (just over 5 months) and we are anticipating 80-100 guests!
One final thing, are there any June brides out there? I am a little nervous about the weather but this is the date we have to go with.
Thanks in advance and Cheers!
It was great to have all of our family stay at the one resort. I was so excited for the idea of a DW for the obvious reasons (getting married on a beach!) but what I hadn't realized was what a great opportunity this was for our close family and friends to get to know eachother. So I really do encourage them to all stay at teh same place (I know it's not always possible).
Everyone was shocked at the quality of food at Dreams as well. Many people, including us, had never stayed at an AI before, and I wasn't expecting much from the food. It surprised me!
I can't compare it to anywhere else though, but Dreams is a pretty good deal for all that you get - and it's a great place for adults and families (we had both); it's a nice mix of relaxing getaway and family-friendly hotel feel.
Oh, and as for the June thing - I was nervous as well, but for no reason! Sure, it might rain but it never seems to be much of a rain even when it does. I know that in the "old" LC thread we posted rain options should it rain on your wedding day, but they may have changed. I'd suggest just asking what the options are if it does rain, and that should put your mind at ease. I think they move it under the covered area if you want. But again, knowing PV, you could probably just wait it out for 20 minutes and it would be gone!