So it is finally here...actually it has been and gone but I didnâ€™t manage to get this planning journal posted before going! When my fianc© proposed we both agreed right away that we wanted a DW. I assumed that meant no frills, on the beach at a resort. Little did I know... !! I started googling resorts and came upon this website. Did I learn some stuff! Thanks to the amazing website and the great girls on here for giving me so many ideas and helping me to make them happen! And thanks for shocking the fianc©...he had no idea!
So here goes my probably really long planning journal:
We got engaged on Oct 6, 2009. It was a surprise dinner at the restaurant where we first met. It was a complete surprise! He picked the ring all on his own â€“ we had never even looked together and it is perfect! I could not get a decent pic of it by itself but here is the band and them together.
The fianc© figured we could get married that spring â€“ Feb 2010...like 4-5 months after he asked. I explained that was not going to work!! So we went to Puerto Vallarta in Feb 2010 to check it out and visit Las Caletas. I had found it thanks to BDW and was pretty sure it was going to be the wedding site! We wanted Vallarta Palace as our resort after visiting it but when we returned home and started working on prices they were just too high. It came down to good deals at Dreams Villamagna or Riu Palace both in Nuevo Vallarta. We hadnâ€™t been in either but had driven by them. We finally went with Dreams for a couple of reasons: seemed a little smaller & more intimate for the group, no reservations, no wristbands. We had toured Dreams PV and liked it but did not like that you could not walk the beach â€“ one of our favourite activities.