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#11 christinepg

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    Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:59 AM

    amy- menu was surf and turf with puff pastry shrimp as an appetizer. i also had a chocolate fountain with all kinds of fruits, cookies, marshmellows, etc. and a wedding cake of course. During the cocktail hour we had sushi and taquitos with guacomole served (and something else I cant remember now). At the last minute I cancelled the salad course because I thought it would take too long and be too much food. Im glad I did because by the time dinner was over people were jumping out of their seats and really wanted to get the party started.
    Christine & Jeff
    May 27, 2007

    #12 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:02 PM

      Christine - you are the answer to my prayers, lol.

      I've been dying waiting for someone on here to get married at the Mayan so I'm SOOO glad you decided to join us!!!!

      Where did you get your cake from? Marco said they only include a small "symbolic" cake in the package...

      Also, how many people did you have and where did you guys stay? We plan on staying at the Westin.

      Oh man I'm so excited - I can't WAIT to see your pictures!!!

      ~ Jaime & Martin ~
      "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

      We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


      #13 Lorilou

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        Posted 06 September 2007 - 01:56 PM

        Hey Christine,
        I noticed in you avtar that your husband has on a white suit. My finance was looking for something like that. do you mind sharing where he got it? thanks!!

        #14 Nrvsbride

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          Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:01 PM

          Welcome Christine! Your fireworks and avatar pic look great! I know the PV Mayan brides are so excited to ask you tons of questions. We look forward to getting to know you and enjoy the forum!

          #15 amyh

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            Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:22 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by christinepg
            amy- menu was surf and turf with puff pastry shrimp as an appetizer. i also had a chocolate fountain with all kinds of fruits, cookies, marshmellows, etc. and a wedding cake of course. During the cocktail hour we had sushi and taquitos with guacomole served (and something else I cant remember now). At the last minute I cancelled the salad course because I thought it would take too long and be too much food. Im glad I did because by the time dinner was over people were jumping out of their seats and really wanted to get the party started.
            thank you soo much!

            did you have a signature drink by chance I really want a blue margarita during the cocktail hour.

            If so, how did that work itself out?

            #16 christinepg

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              Posted 06 September 2007 - 05:06 PM

              Jaime Lynne- I'm sorry I have no idea where the cake was from, my planner, Priscilla got it. I had 60 people and we mostly stayed at the Marriott. I like the Westin a lot but if people stay there, you have to consider that they will most likely see the ceremony/reception site prior to the wedding. People get bored very easily so I didn't want this to happen. I have mixed feelings about the Marriott. I loved it for my guests to stay there because I wanted a big hotel with a resort feel and also it has excellent service. I wasnt crazy about the decor. I personally like more modern decor, but in the end the Marriott was a great choice for the group as a whole. The price was also great!

              Lorilou- We got my husband's suit in downtown LA at a tailor. But my father and brother-in-law found great white linen suits at Loehmann's in LA. My dad and brother unfortunately couldnt find white linen suits in DC. Especially because I decided 6 weeks before the wedding I wanted an all-white wedding! Linen is the way to go, especially if you are getting married in the heat of May. After the ceremong my husband and I changed. In the fireworks pic, my husband took of his jacket and changed into a Hugo Boss white linen shirt which was great in the heat.

              Amy-my sig drink was mojitos, they were great. I also wanted blue margaritas!!! A blue drink would be awesome, to match the bar and pillars. My husband didn't like the idea because we served margaritas for the two parties we had on the nights prior to the wedding.
              Christine & Jeff
              May 27, 2007

              #17 amyh

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                Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:18 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by christinepg
                Amy-my sig drink was mojitos, they were great. I also wanted blue margaritas!!! A blue drink would be awesome, to match the bar and pillars. My husband didn't like the idea because we served margaritas for the two parties we had on the nights prior to the wedding.
                thanks again!!! I know there is soo much more I need to ask, prepare yourself!
                lol, jk!

                #18 edna

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                  Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:27 PM

                  Hey Christine, glad to have you here also!!! I have appt with Hector from Prisar next sunday, did you worked with him aswell or just with Priscilla? Any suggestions about Prisar Vallarta.... did you always had the idea of the Mayan , how did you decided? I am between Mayan, Westin and a Private Villa...

                  Have you posted your pictures already from the wedding/ceremony? I am behind on the threads... sorry if you already did.

                  #19 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 13 September 2007 - 04:54 PM

                    I have another question - why did you decide to hire an outside wedding coordinator? Marco seems to be on top of things so far. If you could go back and do it all over again would you still spend the extra $ to get an outside WC?

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                    #20 christinepg

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                      Posted 14 September 2007 - 12:18 AM

                      Mora- Priscilla was the main person I spoke with, but I defintely worked with Hector as well, he is great too. They are married, so they are a great team. I chose the Mayan because Priscilla really impressed upon me that it was exactly what I was looking for. When I got to PV and saw the Mayan I knew she was right. I have recommended the Mayan to so many girls now. They and myself have Priscilla to thank for it. As far as I know no one else has gotten married at the Mayan yet on the forums, so I think I was the first? I wouldn't have ever heard about the Mayan if it werent for Priscilla, and I found her on a mexican wedding site equivalent to theknot.com.

                      The Westin is really beautiful too but the Westin is not appropriate for a small wedding like mine. I went to a gorgeous wedding that Prisar did at the Westin on the patio, but there were about 150 people there and the space seemed awfully big for that amount of people. The Westin's spaces are better for large weddings. They dont have any intimate spaces. The Mayan can accomodate both small and large weddings. I havent posted any pics/video yet. I used the same company for photography and videography and the pics are finished but my husband and I just finished choosing our wedding video songs so we should be getting it all together shortly.


                      JaimeLynne- I chose to use an outside WC for several reasons. First, I have seen weddings that Marco did by himself and I was not very impressed. Secondly, Priscilla ended up planning not just my wedding but two welcome parties and a brunch, which were all great. In the end she also saved me an unbelieveable amount of money. She took care of details like champagne being delivered to my bridal suite, getting my hair extensions done at a great place, driving me all over to appointments when neccessary, getting me special gifts for my guests, and being the contact go-to person for my guests in Vallarta when they needed something. She would have done the welcome bags too if I didnt want to do them myself, and Im leaving out a ton of other details I cant even think of or list them all now. An in-house planner wont do those things for you. Priscilla and Hector even recommended the cool after hours clubs to our group so we didnt end up at the cheesy tourist PV nightlife places. They really formed our wedding experience into something spectacular. I would definitely hire them again!!
                      Christine & Jeff
                      May 27, 2007




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