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2011 PV wedding!! Dreams or Grand Velas??


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#1 kmc0425

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    Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:12 PM

    Hello my fellow Bride-to-be's, and Bride's!!

    I am looking to get married in Puerto Vallarta in 2011 and deciding between Dreams and Grand Velas resorts. I have seen great reviews on both, just wandering if anyone has has any advice, or things to be aware of for either of them as far as things that aren't in black and white, hidden fees to think about, etc based on past experience.



    Thanks so much!!

    #2 1elephant

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      Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:36 PM

      welcome! i might use the search link on the top right to look for reviews that have already been written. you can also look through the dreams pv thread - a lot of us have our reviews posted in our signatures. i'm not sure if there is a grand velas thread, but you can search for that too!
      good luck!

      #3 ChicagoPT

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        Posted 16 July 2010 - 01:17 PM

        I chose to have my guests stay at dreams because grand velas was super expensive. I wanted everyone to be able to come. But if price wasnt an issue, I would have done grand velas. Its ridiculously gorgeous!

        #4 AfricanVenus

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          Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

          I'm caught between the two myself. Velas (in Nuevo) is my dream property because of the amphitheater, but way too expensive to stay in. Dreams seems more likely from the info I'm getting. The only problem with each is that if you only have the wedding on the property, and don't stay as a guest, the rental fee is $3000. Hardly seems worth it with all the other stuff you have to pay for.

          A member by the name of Krizstylin (sp?) is getting married at Grand Velas in October 2010, so I would contact her for more info on her experience with GV. Also, talk to travel agent Wendy who may be able to hook you up with deals and general info. Take care!
          Heaven endures and the Earth lasts a long time, because they do not live for themselves. ~~Our story endures: June 25, 2011~~
          Wedsite: kosha.projectwedding.com

          #5 Jess

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            Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:56 AM

            Well, having been to both and having my wedding at Dreams, Grand Velas is a million times nicer. The problem is having your guests pay for Grand Velas. Their prices are very very expensive for rooms. We wanted people to be able to afford our wedding which is why we chose Dreams. If you want more people to come, I'd say Dreams and then honeymoon at Grand Velas.

            Good luck

            #6 AfricanVenus

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              Posted 25 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

              Hey Jess, which Grand Velas property are you talking about, NV or PV? Thanks!
              Heaven endures and the Earth lasts a long time, because they do not live for themselves. ~~Our story endures: June 25, 2011~~
              Wedsite: kosha.projectwedding.com

              #7 AshleyMichelle

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                Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

                Im getting Married at Grand Velas in October! you all are correct its super expensive but IMO worth every penny! The group is smaller but that is totally fine with us! We framed it as a group vacation and gave people tons of time to save and get ready! While it is expensive i must say you get what you pay for and when we went down last year they treated us like royalty! Im so excited I have like 2 months and I will be a married lady!






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