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#731 hulagirl132

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    Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

     

    For 2011 Las Caletas brides, are you gals going to have a welcome dinner or rehearsal dinner for your guests?

     

    I am looking into making a reservation for a restaurant that can hold about 40 guests in downtown PV, but I've never been there so does anyone have any recommendations?

     

    My whole wedding party is staying at Dreams PV and I suppose we can do our dinner thing at the hotel too, that will be my second option. I saw some brides that had a bonfire welcome party at Dreams PV, but since I'm having the bonfire set-up at Las Caletas as part of the wedding reception, I don't want to repeat the same thing.

     

    Any suggestions? I need recommendation for restaurants in Dreams PV that is semi-private to gather my guests so I can greet them during their first night or a restaurant in downtown PV?


    ~Married at Las Caletas, Puerto Vallarta on May 30, 2011~


    #732 Readybetty

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      Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:23 AM


       

      Originally Posted by Andi 


       

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      Originally Posted by Readybetty 

      Ok, some quick questions about customs....

       

      What are the basic guidelines with customs and how strict are the agents with everything?  I bought a couple of things and a while ago and did not even think the logistics of bringing them into Mexico and now I for the life of me can not find the flippin' receipts.  I read somewhere that you are only allowed a certain amount of "items/product" with you.  How did you ladies who have made the trip handle this?

       

      I'm glad I thought of this now rather than have that, "oh crap!" moment a month before we leave.


      haha I had a HUGE fear of that dang red/green light get through customs systems. I think I had nightmares that I would get the red light! 

       

      I tried to keep all of my receipts for all of the things I purchased but there was really some that I just didn't have. We ended up with 5/6 bags and huge box that we had checked (full of the OOT bags). It was pretty obvious that we were there for a wedding...I was even ready to whip out my dress and show them!

       

      Anyway, none of us in our group got the red light (thank goodness) but the custom guy was verrrrry interested in what was in the box and they wanted to open it. which was fine. they opened the box and saw about 20 straw beach bags. we just said it was for a wedding, the guy looked at us, saw a HUGE wedding dress bag and let us go on. So really no problems at all and I never even did need to show receipts, even though I did have them handy. So really no problems at all, the process of them opening the box and looking in it took less than 2 minutes.

       

      I think that they see enough brides/wedding parties come through that they just know that you are not going to sell your bags of wedding crap.

       

      I would just try to keep as many of your receipts as possible handy just in case you do need them and be ready to show them that dress too! hee hee

       

      you'll be fine, even if you do get the red light!


      Phewww!

       

      Andi, your a doll. That's a big stress relief reliever.



      #733 nessa0308

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        Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:24 PM

        Here are a few more pictures.

         

        my head table:

         

           



        #734 choeft201

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          Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:22 PM

          Hello, I went and checked out places..we decided to go with River Cafe. Kelly knows the guy who owns it..google it..the place was great
           

          Originally Posted by hulagirl132 

           

          For 2011 Las Caletas brides, are you gals going to have a welcome dinner or rehearsal dinner for your guests?

           

          I am looking into making a reservation for a restaurant that can hold about 40 guests in downtown PV, but I've never been there so does anyone have any recommendations?

           

          My whole wedding party is staying at Dreams PV and I suppose we can do our dinner thing at the hotel too, that will be my second option. I saw some brides that had a bonfire welcome party at Dreams PV, but since I'm having the bonfire set-up at Las Caletas as part of the wedding reception, I don't want to repeat the same thing.

           

          Any suggestions? I need recommendation for restaurants in Dreams PV that is semi-private to gather my guests so I can greet them during their first night or a restaurant in downtown PV?




          Puerto Vallarta...June 18th, 2011

          #735 nico1cali

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            Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

            You are such an amazing photographer!!!  We are getting married at LC in November and we were originally thinking of flying a photographer from CA.  You are definitely making me question this!

             

            Quick question for you, based on your experience if our ceremony is at 6:15 pm, will we have enough light for bride/groom pics afterwards?  I don't want to see the groom before the ceremony so I hope it stays light long enough.

             

            Thanks!



            #736 ChicagoPT

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              Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:52 PM



              I was married november 21st and we moved the time up one hour.  I would definately do that again...I would want more time for pictures.  I would also add on the extra hour!!  I did a day after shoot in town too.

              Originally Posted by nico1cali 

              You are such an amazing photographer!!!  We are getting married at LC in November and we were originally thinking of flying a photographer from CA.  You are definitely making me question this!

               

              Quick question for you, based on your experience if our ceremony is at 6:15 pm, will we have enough light for bride/groom pics afterwards?  I don't want to see the groom before the ceremony so I hope it stays light long enough.

               

              Thanks!





              #737 AliMcBaal

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                Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:13 AM

                ChicagoPT - does Kelley have any issues moving the time up 1 hour?  We are considering doing an extra hour as well (let's face it, we'll be having too much fun to leave) but also want to make sure we have enough time to do photographs...it sounds like you had the same concerns. 

                Right now we have our photographer coming early (around 3 before all the guests arrive) to shoot just the 2 of us and wedding party, and then we'll do family and sunset photos after the ceremony. 


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


                #738 Andi

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                  Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:22 AM

                  I think that depending on when your wedding is you should be just fine with the normal start time of the ceremony. when we got married in April we have no light issues because sunset isn't right away. So in my opinion from March - june you should be just fine because there is more day light. Might be a good idea to move it up from oct-feb.

                   

                  We did though extend the reception by the extra hour because i  knew i wouldn't want it to end.

                   

                  so i think if you move up the ceremony and extend the end of the reception you would probably have to pay for 2 extra hours as opposed to the one.



                  #739 nico1cali

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                    Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:41 PM

                    Thanks so much ChicagoPT!  :)

                     

                    I e-mailed Kelley about moving my ceremony up an hour and she said that she will do her best to accomodate me but it just depends on how many tours she has scheduled for that day.  How far in advance did Kelley give you the okay regarding moving your ceremony forward?  Also, I just thought I would mention that Kelley said sundown is about 7:00 pm this time of year.

                     

                    Thanks again,

                    Nicole



                    #740 lesley_mexico_bride

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                      Posted 13 January 2011 - 02:21 PM

                      Hey girlies! It's almost only 4 months away, ahhh, and I still don't have my invitations sent out yet! Probably my fault because I took forever finding someone. However, our save the dates were sent out about 9-10 months prior and we started telling people about the trip about a year out. When did yall send out your formal invites?
                       
                      Anyway, I found Crystal at invitation.jpg
                       
                       





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