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Karen's Dreams Puerto Vallarta Review ~ 5.29.10 (long & pic heavy)


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#11 kclyburn

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    Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:03 AM

    Great review! I am stealing so many of your ideas! ;-)

    #12 AishaB

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      Posted 17 June 2010 - 02:40 AM

      Congratulations and thanks for the review. I am so happy that everything went wonderfully and you guys had a marvelous time. Thanks for sharing
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      #13 KimmyD

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        Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:44 AM

        Thanks for the lovely pics and the wonderful review! Great Ideas!
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        #14 autjo

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          Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:25 AM

          Thanks for the detailed review! It is going to help so many Dreams PV brides :) Didn't you think those marshmallows at the bonfire were ginormously awesome ? I had sooo much fun on the canopy tour too! That is a def must in PV. You already know this, but I think your pics are simply stunning. Although Fer is an amazing artist, it helps when the couple is super cute and happy like you and P!

          #15 Cindy*

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            Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:38 AM

            Fantastic review. Everything sounds and looks amazing. Beautiful pictures. I love your hair - did it hold up for the entire night?

            #16 simplnsweet

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              Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

              Karen, your day looked so perfect! Rebeca is our wedding planner and Lucie is our officiant. I hope I did not over look the answer to my quesitons I have for you but ..
              1.what were you planning on having for table centre pieces before you moved to having floral arrangements provided by Dreams for an additional $100. Can I assume you had 4 tables?
              2. Were the petals for the runner at the ceremony included in the $100 or was it extra??and how much?
              3. Did you have a welcome party/dinner? or was the bonfire it? We are trying to think of having a welcome dinner or mingle but knowing that we can't make rezo and we have 5 young children we can't necessarily have a mingle at the Rendez vous lounge. We were thinking of the bonfire idea as our welcome party.What do you think?
              Thank you for taking the time to share your special day with us all.

              #17 KarenM

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                Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

                Thanks everyone! :)


                Aww, A, you're too sweet - thanks! YES! I loooved those marshmallows! My brother took a pic of me mid-bite and I look like I'm in hog heaven. Of course, I was. I also gathered up a bunch of the skewered marshmallows that had gotten knocked over & walked around with them like a bouquet. OK, I know I'm a dork but it was pretty funny.
                And ziplining is an absolute must! It's crazy fun! I wanna go again!

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by autjo
                Thanks for the detailed review! It is going to help so many Dreams PV brides :) Didn't you think those marshmallows at the bonfire were ginormously awesome ? I had sooo much fun on the canopy tour too! That is a def must in PV. You already know this, but I think your pics are simply stunning. Although Fer is an amazing artist, it helps when the couple is super cute and happy like you and P!


                Thanks Cindy! Yeah, surprisingly it held up til the next day! I pinned it up to take a shower before our TTD, but I took it down after showering & it was still very wavy. I stuck a different hair flower in it & was good to go.

                Someone (maybe on another thread about wedding hair) had asked if my hair's curly - it's naturally got some wave to it, but def not curly and I dried it straight (well mostly) before the hair appt. Bianca sprayed the crap out of it before & after curling each section and it totally held.

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Cindy*
                Fantastic review. Everything sounds and looks amazing. Beautiful pictures. I love your hair - did it hold up for the entire night?

                Hi, I answered in color next to each question:

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by simplnsweet
                Karen, your day looked so perfect! Rebeca is our wedding planner and Lucie is our officiant. I hope I did not over look the answer to my quesitons I have for you but ..

                1.what were you planning on having for table centre pieces before you moved to having floral arrangements provided by Dreams for an additional $100. Can I assume you had 4 tables?
                We had 5 tables. I think 2 arrangements are included in the Ultimate package so I guess that means we paid for 3, so it must've been closer to $150. We brought votive holders, 4 per table (2 in aqua & 2 in lime), and we were going to ask Rebeca to put vases in the center of each table and then use the bridesmaids' & my bouquet as the centerpieces. But when we met with her & looked at the set-up (pictures in a book), FI was like "what the hell, let's just do it" meaning have Dreams provide them. They were really pretty & we're glad we opted to have them, but for many people they may not be worth the extra $. I tried to take one back with me to the room after the reception, but it fell apart. oops.


                2. Were the petals for the runner at the ceremony included in the $100 or was it extra??and how much?
                They were extra - I think $30 for the bag. There were enough to spread all along the aisle runner and on the cake & place card tables (there were 2 separate tables).


                3. Did you have a welcome party/dinner? or was the bonfire it? We are trying to think of having a welcome dinner or mingle but knowing that we can't make rezo and we have 5 young children we can't necessarily have a mingle at the Rendez vous lounge. We were thinking of the bonfire idea as our welcome party.What do you think?
                We just did the bonfire and I felt like that was perfect. It was after dinner so people could go eat whenever they wanted to (many ate together at the Fiesta Night tho). And the kids (ages 2, 4, & 6) really loved it.
                We did meet up for welcome cocktails the 2 nights before the bonfire in the rendezvous lounge & the kids were there both times, just not all night, and it worked out. They brought their coloring books & were set up at a table, or on laps, and were totally fine. You can get tables in a corner of the lounge so you're set apart from the rest of the bar.


                Thank you for taking the time to share your special day with us all. Of course!!

                Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions!

                #18 Lady_Di

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                  Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

                  great review! so glad to see that your wedding went off beautifully!! can't wait to see rest of your pictures!

                  #19 pamphilia

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                    Posted 17 June 2010 - 05:02 PM

                    absolutely gorgeous! what a wonderful review, and great photos :)
                    ~pam

                    #20 Sita&Nate

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                      Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:54 PM

                      Your review made for good reading with a glass of wine after a super long day!! Congratulations Karen, fellow May bride! Your wedding is super lovely. You illustrated your wedding week so well with the pics you took! I can't wait to see more from Fer!




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