Originally Posted by Jan2011Bride
I'm getting married at the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa in January 2011. I have a hard time making decisions (and my fiance is, for the most party happy, with whatever I'd like) so was hoping that past brides from this resort can give me some advice. We have chosen the Ultimate (Gold) Wedding Package.
- What cocktail hour appetizers are recommended or should be avoided?
- What dinner menu items are recommended or should be avoided?
- Does the hotel photographer take descent photos?
- How is the hair and makeup person?
- What live music is recommended?
- Anything else you can suggest?
Thanks a ton in advance!!!!
Hi, congratulations & welcome to the forum! We were married at Dreams 5/29 & had a blast! It was perfect & we'd go there again in a heartbeat!
Definitely check out the Dreams thread (maybe start with the last page & go backward) - most of your questions are covered there extensively. I actually just posted the appetizer & menu options in the thread the other day.
You can check out my review (in my siggy) for more details, but we had a beach ceremony & reception at Las Palmas Terrace (by the smaller pool). We had the poblano soup and steak/chicken for dinner, which were both great. Can't remember off-hand what we had for appetizers, but people said they were good and I have those posted in the Dreams thread (& I think in my review).
We hired an outside photographer, but used their videographer for the ceremony (since it came with the ultimate package) & actually the video was surprisingly good.
The hair/makeup people at the spa are great!
We used the live trio during the cocktail hour & they were really good (though they play for more like 45 min)
I would suggest getting there a few days before the wedding so you can start to relax.
Some of the girls have been a little frustrated that Rebeca, the wedding coordinator, hasn't been super thorough in her answers via email, but rest assured she is very detail oriented and when you meet with her in person before the wedding you'll iron out everything.
Congrats again & let me know if you have any questions.