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#1 chelseapaige37

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  • Wedding Date:November 10, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Now Amber, Puerto Vallarta

Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:56 AM

I have finally finished my review! I wrote it on a wordpress since it was a bit easier to edit and add pictures to. Here is the link! Let me know if you have any questions!

 

https://chelseapaige...nation-wedding/



#2 nadiakat17

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  • Wedding Date:March 27, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Puerto Vallarta

Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:02 PM

Thanks @chelseapaige37! Congrats! You looked beautiful as did the wedding. Very helpful! Question about the catamaran- was the swim very hard to the beach? My moms not a good swimmer hope they have life jackets. How was the food on it? What activities did u do on it-any snorkeling or kayaking? I can't wait for it!

To the wedding etc- anything you wish you would have brought or regret besides what you said ? What did the guests use most in the oot bags?

#3 chelseapaige37

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  • Wedding Date:November 10, 2014
  • Wedding Location:Now Amber, Puerto Vallarta

Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:21 PM

Thanks @chelseapaige37! Congrats! You looked beautiful as did the wedding. Very helpful! Question about the catamaran- was the swim very hard to the beach? My moms not a good swimmer hope they have life jackets. How was the food on it? What activities did u do on it-any snorkeling or kayaking? I can't wait for it!

To the wedding etc- anything you wish you would have brought or regret besides what you said ? What did the guests use most in the oot bags?

 

 

Thank you! As for the Catamaran - have you added AllyCat on Facebook? They take a million photos from each trip they do and post them as albums. They swim was not difficult, and we all had lifevest to hold onto (they werent really ones to wear - more like U shaped floating devices). The swim could get tricky depending on the tide though - sometimes, if its very high, you really have to swim while holding your arms above your head so you dont bang your head on the cave rocks. Nobody in my group is an expert swimmer and all did fine. There were a few who basically couldn't swim, so they stayed on the boat. I was debating going to Yelapa instead so that everyone had the opportunity to get off the boat - it might have been a better choice, but I chose Mariettas. The food was good - nothing overly special - it was chicken fajitas, rice and beans - all tasted like something I would make at home. They also served Chips, guac and pico de gallo which was delicious!

 

I personally didnt snorkel, but a bunch of my group did - they did see fish - some neat ones, but its not like the Mayan. I kayaked, paddle boarded and swam. It was enough activity for us.

 

Honestly, my guests didnt really provide much feedback on the OOT bags - they were all very thankful though. I would guess the hangover kits and after sun were the biggest hits. I know I appreciated the leftovers from the hangover kits :)

 

I do not regret bringing anything. I also did stuff for the kids - pails, shovels, glow sticks, treats, lip balm. If i could have found a good way to bring pails and shovels I would have - they were really pricey in PV. I should have brought extra ribbon with me - I couldnt find the colors I wanted there.

 

I meant to have a more organized binder of wedding stuff - like the seating plan, meals, arrivals etc. I ran out of time to put this together and thought I was ok because I had it on email - but the internet there was a nightmare.. I should have known better, but just didnt do it. If I were to do it again, I would have actually done it along the way instead of saying "oh i should put this in a binder..."

 

Honestly, nothing is standing out that I wish I would have brought - we were pretty organized with our packing. We found laundry in a plaza across from the hotel and did laundry three times while we there - they washed, dryed and folded it, priced on weight. It was like $10 each time and we had a hockey bag full every time.

 

I was going to write a second blog post about tips on planning based on my experience... I just havent done it yet :S



#4 calgarybride2015

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  • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:52 PM

@chelseapaige37

Oh yay! I am glad I came looking for this!!! I haven't read it all yet, but your pictures are gorgeous!!!  

Looks like a beautiful wedding, congrats :)


Edited by calgarybride2015, 04 February 2015 - 05:53 PM.

-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#5 SteeleTheSpotlight

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  • Wedding Date:May 15, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Hard Rock Vallarta, Mexico
  • LocationColorado

Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:20 PM

I have finally finished my review! I wrote it on a wordpress since it was a bit easier to edit and add pictures to. Here is the link! Let me know if you have any questions!
 
https://chelseapaige...nation-wedding/


Just finished reading and it sounds amazing I really want to rent a boat now haha. Totally looking into that. Thanks for taking the time to write this up.





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