Originally Posted by Kate G
Hi Brides! Nice to see a more recent Dreams PV thread made.
I am getting married there in two months (woohoo!), May 18th is our date.
So I have a question and then also figured I'd share my experience in planning so far if it can be useful to anyone.
My question is, what are you guys planning to do as a welcome/rehearsal dinner? We decided the bonfire was more than we cared to spend, but I am nervous that trying to get our guests together and eat all in one place may be hard. Any suggestions?
So my planning has gone pretty well..I started working with Eleane last May right after we got engaged and have been going full speed ahead ever since! I am using my own photographer and videographer from the U.S. (this is what is costing the most but I refuse to not have amazing photos and footage of the day, so to me it's worth it!) We just finally got about all of our RSVPs in and we are expecting 30 guests. I guess it's a decent turnout for a destination wedding, but it is kind of disappointing that 70+ invitees won't be there on the day We are just going to enjoy it though because when else have we had 30 of our friends and family go on vacation together?!
I have been working with an outside vendor named Tamara (Details Vallarta) for the decor. She has been absolutely amazing and I feel like she's given us a fair price for everything (she's doing our flowers as well). The only thing I am making is a garland to hang around the gazebo for the ceremony, and I am bringing my own maracas that I'm ordering from here: http://www.amols.com...cas,&t=Fiesta,. Also making the welcome bags.
We are using the mariachi band for cocktail hour (I downgraded from the Ultimate package to the Love package to accommodate for this) and are not using a DJ, just going to wing it on the iPod for the dancing. So we are pretty ready and getting excited as it grows closer each day! Good luck with the planning
Congrats!!!!! Your wedding is soooo close! I am so excited to see activity on this thread- I was worried there weren't any Dreams brides out there and I was going to be going it alone!
We are going to be doing the bonfire, so I can't help you there. Well, the intention is to do the bonfire... however, we are sitting down with my parents and FI's parents in the next two weeks to discuss the guest list, and we are already at 29 invites ourselves without the people they will probably want to add in. I am expecting roughly another 15-20 people from them, which pushes us to the even more expensive bonfire package, so we will see.
With 30 guests, I think you can put together a spot in the buffet for everyone- I remember from the email from Eleane that the buffet can accommodate about 50 people- maybe put together a dinner there?
I will be making my own decorations- just going to bring some fake flowers from home, some stones and immersible lights, and buy some clear vases/ big glasses while in PV for the tables. The prices top get decorations from the resort was just too much.
We're just going with the sound system as well, and bringing our iPod. Save a couple hundred bucks, why not.
Congrats again! Close friends of ours are getting married on May 18th of next year! Excited to follow your plans and see your beautiful pictures!