Paul & Kayla

Are getting married January 16, 2025

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Our Love Story

Love story
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Dreams & Secrets Vallarta Bay

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The Trip

We can't wait to see you!
January 16, 2025
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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The Ceremony

January 16, 2025
5:30 PM
Terraza La Vista
Dress code: Beach Casual. Please see details in the FAQs section.

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The Party

Cocktail Hour & Reception
January 16, 2025
Following the ceremony

From Kayla & Paul

BUCKLE UP, GET THE PASSPORTS READY! 

 

We’re getting hitched…….in PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO!!!!!!  January 16th 2025 so seriously, get those passports (RUSSEAU’S) 🙂 !!

 

Paul and I completely understand this is a lot to ask of from you. Please know there are NO hard feelings. If you can’t make it, we will make sure to celebrate with you when we are back! We seriously love you all and totally get it!

 

Paul & I will be at the resort all week, so plenty of time for groups to come in before the big event! With that, do not feel obligated to come for the whole week - whatever works best for you & yours!

 

KIDS: The resort has a family friendly side, Dreams, and an ADULTS ONLY side, Secrets. The resort allows you to explore both sides if you have the adults only package. Or you can pay a fee to gain access to the adults only side for the day. See more details in the resort section of the website.

 

Because of this gigantic ask we’re proposing, please no gifts! Seriously, don't even bring a card. We don't want to risk the chance of them disappearing. Your presence is truly more than we can ask for. Love, Kayla & Paul Russeau (lol) no it will be Donlin… 🙂

The Big Day!

Paul & Kayla are very much looking forward to spending time with you in Puerto Vallarta.

Please read through all sections below, check the FAQs, and don’t forget to fill out the RSVP form to start getting pricing!  Even if you are still unsure if you can make it, it is very helpful to receive an RSVP.

Tentative schedule for the week of the wedding:

Keep in mind that the arrival and departure dates are suggestions, you can stay as little or as long as you’d like! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2025: Guests arrive. Enjoy the resort!

Wednesday, January 15, 2025: Enjoy the resort!

Thursday, January 16, 2025: The big day! Ceremony at 5:30 with a cocktail hour and reception to follow. Bring your dancing shoes! The requested dress code is beach casual. Please see the FAQs section for more details and color guide. 

Friday, January 17, 2025: Relax at the resort. 

Saturday, January 18, 2025: Suggested departure date. 

How it works

Even if you’re not 100% sure that you can make the trip, and you just want to get more info, please click here to fill out the RSVP form

 

Reserve your room in 2 easy steps!

 

1. Complete the RSVP form. Click here. You will be able to compare rooms and rates from within the RSVP form. NOTE: Once you successfully submit your RSVP, you will receive a copy of your responses via e-mail. If you have not received this, then you may not have finished submitting your RSVP. 

 

2. Submit your deposit. Once you’ve completed the RSVP form you will automatically be directed to an optional payment page to submit your deposit. Please remember that pricing and availability are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. If you wish to make occasional or monthly payments, please use the same link.

 

Room deposit: $170.00 per person. If there are two people in your room, then your total deposit will be $340.00. 

 

Important Dates: 

RSVP Deadline: March 6, 2024

Deposit Deadline ($170 per person): April 3, 2024

Second Deposit due (50% of total): August 1, 2024

Final Payment: October 1, 2024

 

Please note!  submitting an RSVP form does not guarantee your room. You must place a deposit on a room to hold your room & rate.

 

You can find the answer to the most frequently asked questions here!

 

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Dreams & Secrets Vallarta Bay

Dream & Secrets Vallarta Bay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Two resorts in one! Choose from Dreams, the family-friendly side, or Secrets for adults only.

Set on a golden sand beach just 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 5 minutes from downtown, Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa offers an all-inclusive resort getaway for the whole family. Each of 327 luxury suites are located in a tower overlooking Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madres. Dreams is a family-friendly getaway complete with luxurious accommodations, limitless access to gourmet food and top-shelf drinks from eleven restaurants and bars. There are endless activities for guests on the beach or tours in the nearby mountains.

Escape into luxury at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta. This all-inclusive AAA Four Diamond resort is renowned for its beautiful beach, amazing spa and free flow access to Dreams Vallarta Bay next door. Ideally located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the resort fuses excitement, entertainment and elegance with the endless gourmet dining and bars, or endless tropical beach resort activities for a unique adults-only experience.

Resort Quick Facts

  • Dreams (family-friendly) and Secrets (adults-only) Vallarta Bay are side-by-side resorts, however, there is not a huge amount of separation between the two resorts.
    • Important! Adults staying on the Dreams side do not have automatic access to the Secrets Side. 
    • Adults staying on the Secrets side have automatic access to the Dreams side. 
  • All-suite resort with great ocean views
  • 5 dining options at Secrets (1 buffet, 2 a la carte, 1 grill, & 2 café)
  • 7 dining options at Dreams (4 a la carte, 1 buffet, 1 grill, and 1 café)
  • 4 bars at Dreams including Swim-up, Preferred Club, and Theatre bar
  • 5 bars at Secrets including swim-up, Preferred Club, & Smoothie Bar
  • 24/7 room service
  • Daily activities including non-motorized watersports are included
  • Just 15 minutes from the airport
  • Located just 5 minutes from "El Malecon" boardwalk. 

What's included at the resort?

Round Trip Transfers are included in the rates. 

 

Dreams & Secrets Vallarta Bay are an all-inclusive resorts where you really shouldn’t have to spend another cent unless you decide to visit the spa or book a tour.

 

Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included:

• Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
• Unlimited international & domestic top-shelf spirits
• Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
• 24-hour room & concierge service
• Pool and beach wait service
• Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water & beer
• Daily maid service
• Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
• No wristbands required
• All taxes and gratuities included
• Enjoy free Wi-Fi

Room options

These rooms are included in the room block.  You will find the rates in the following section.  Don’t see a room you are interested in booking?  Let me know!

Keep in mind

Occupancy limits: Children aged 13-17 are counted towards the total Adult count. Only children 12 and under are counted as children in the occupancy and prices.

“Oceanview” vs. “Oceanfront”: An Oceanfront room category is going to have a straight-on view of the ocean. An “Oceanview” room will have a view of the ocean but it is very unlikely that it will be a straight-on view of the ocean.

 

  • Important! Adults staying on the Dreams side do not have automatic access to the Secrets Side. 
  • Adults staying on the Secrets side have automatic access to the Dreams side. 

The rooms!

Dreams, family-friendly

Dreams Junior Suite Ocean View

One king-size or two double beds, 583 sq. ft.

  • Full bathroom with hot tub  
  • Private, furnished balcony or terrace 
  • Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults 

Dreams Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View

One king-size or two double beds, 622 sq. ft.

  • Full bathroom with soaking tub  
  • Private, furnished terrace hot tub 
  • Preferred Club amenities 
  • Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults 

Dreams Junior Suite Swim Out

One king-size or two double beds, 583 sq. ft.

  • Full bathroom with hot tub 
  • Private, furnished terrace with swim out access to a pool 
  • Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults 

 
Secrets, adults only

Secrets Junior Suite Ocean View

One king-size or two double beds, 583 sq. ft.

  • Oversized room with separate sitting area
  • Private, furnished balcony
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 guests

Secrets Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View

One king-size or two double beds, 622 sq. ft.

  • Oversize room with separate sitting area
  • Private, furnished balcony with hot tub
  • Preferred Club amenities
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 guests

Secrets Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Out

One king-size bed, 622 sq. ft.

  • Oversize room with separate sitting area
  • Private, furnished terrace
  • Direct swim out access to pool
  • Preferred Club amenities
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 guests

Rates

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATES 

Rates are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Rates include hotel and airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

 

Dreams Junior Suite Ocean View: $230.00 per person per night

Dreams Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View: $245.00 per person per night

Dreams Junior Suite Swim Out: $270.00 per person per night

Secrets Junior Suite Ocean View: $270.00 per person per night

Secrets Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View: $310.00 per person per night

Secrets Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Out: $350.00 per person per night

 

Children under 3 are free, $95.00 per child per night ages 3-12, for ages 13+ the adult rate applies

PLEASE NOTE, CHILD RATES ONLY APPLY WITH 2 PAYING ADULTS. 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY RATES

Rates are based on only one person being in a room by themselves.  Rates include hotel and shared airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional. PLEASE NOTE:  If you initially book a room by yourself, it will be at this single-occupancy rate.  If at any point before final payment you add someone to your room, your rate will automatically change to the double-occupancy rate above.

 

These rates only apply when there is only one person in the room.  For rates when there are more people in the room, please scroll up. 

 

Dreams Junior Suite Ocean View: $384.10 per night

Dreams Preferred Club Junior Suite Garden View: $409.15 per night

Dreams Junior Suite Swim Out: $450.90 per night

Secrets Junior Suite Ocean View: $450.90 per night

Secrets Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View: $517.70 per night

 

Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay required to receive the group discount.

 

Transfers:  A direct airport transfer is already included in the rates.

RSVP Form

Please click here to submit the RSVP form.

Can’t make it? We’ll miss you! You can decline and be removed from the email list via the RSVP form.

 

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Flight info

You will fly into the Puerto Vallarta airport in Mexico, the airport code is PVR.

 

Given changes in the airline industry and the global pandemic, we encourage you to book your flights directly with the airline. If you want to discuss your flights more or would like us to send you specific flight suggestions, please let me know.

Your reservation includes airport transfers but we cannot book your transfers without your flight details.

Make sure to book your flights for the same days as your hotel reservation. If you plan to extend your stay at a different resort, please let me know so I can book your transfers accordingly.

Here are some tips:

  • Direct flights ensure more seamless and less stressful travel so consider booking a direct flight even if it is a little more expensive.
  • If you do have to book a flight with a layover, please pay close attention to the layover times. Airlines are notorious for allowing short layovers with a very high likelihood of missing the connection. While no one wants to sit around the airport for hours, you also don’t want the headache of missing your layover because of a short connection. I suggest choosing a schedule that has at least 1.5 hours on the way to your destination. On your way home, I suggest at least 2 hours to give extra time to get through immigration.
  • Pick an arriving flight as early in the day as you prefer so that you have more time at your destination.
  • For your returning flight, the ground transportation company will often pick you up three to four hours before your flight time so pick as late a departing flight as your schedule allows
  • Some airlines provide tickets that can be changed or canceled without a fee. This costs more upfront but can be helpful in these uncertain times.

Airport Transfers

Round trip transportation from the airport is included in the package. Once you have cleared customs and collected your bags, please proceed outside to the transfer area. 

 

Your transfers will be shared with anyone in the wedding group who is booked on the same flights as you. 

 

Travel Insurance and cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy

  • The original deposit is non-refundable.
  • Before August 1, 2024: Everything is refundable except the original deposit
  • August 1, 2024-October 1, 2024: 50% non-refundable if canceled (travel insurance would cover this fee)
  • After October 1, 2024: 100% non-refundable if canceled (travel insurance would cover this fee)
  • No show: no refund even with travel insurance

Travel insurance will protect you from these cancellation fees if you need to cancel after your reservation is already in penalty.

Please note! Once the final payment due date has passed, penalties also apply to a reduction in nights, room category, or the number of people in your room.

I know that you may not be able to think of a reason that you would cancel your trip right now. It may be tempting to not include the cancellation insurance. Keep in mind that the cancellation policy above will not be waived for ANY reason unless you have this cancellation travel insurance. This includes if you get COVID or the flu right before the trip and cannot travel. 

Still think you don't need insurance? Here are 14 reasons why you do!  These are all real reasons that wedding guests have had to cancel after the penalty period started. 

If you’re attending a destination wedding, chances are you’re booking several months in advance. While we’re sure you have every intention of making the trip, life can be unpredictable. The months before your travel date could bring a job change, illness, or other circumstances that could prevent you from traveling. Purchasing travel insurance is a smart investment that will protect you from financial loss.  

And because most medical insurance policies do not offer coverage outside the United States, we do not recommend traveling without insurance. Our trip insurance covers trip delay, trip cancellation, some medical coverage, lost luggage, and more. 

How does the Cancellation coverage work? 

  • The travel insurance would cover you with a “cancel for any reason” policy that would give you a refund for any non-refundable portions of your land reservation as long as you cancel at least 2 hours before departure. It does not include coverage for airfare.
  • Price: $170 per adult. $100 per child.
  • The cost of travel insurance is not refundable. 

The insurance also includes the following in-travel coverage. 

 

Fun Things To Do In Puerto Vallarta

We offer a lot of great excursions in this destination! We recommend that you pre-book your excursions. By booking your excursions in advance you won’t have to worry about exchange rates, getting closed out of something that you really want to do, or getting stuck in a timeshare presentation when you thought you were going zip lining! Most of our excursions include transportation.

 

FAQ's

Q. What is the airport? 

A. You will fly into the Punta Cana airport, PVR

 

Q. Are my children invited?

A. Yes, children are welcome!

 

Q. What is the dress code for the wedding?

A. Yes, the dress code is beach casual. For more information, you can reference the Beach Casual section in the article here. Please use the photos below as a color guide.

 

Q. Why should we book our travel with Bliss Honeymoons?

A. Great question! By booking with Bliss Honeymoons your travel arrangements will be handled by an experienced agent who not only understands all the details of your travel arrangements but has been to this resort and/or destination. Booking with Bliss Honeymoons also means:

  • You’ll get to take advantage of the great group rate
  • You will receive all the benefits of the group amenity package
  • You won’t have to worry about getting bumped to a different resort
  • We’ll be available to assist you both before and during your trip
  • You’ll get better trip insurance than what is available from an online site.
  • You get to support a local business
  • You won’t pay more than booking with an online site
  • It is extremely helpful for Kayla & Paul to have everyone book with their travel agent. This helps everything stay organized. 

Have more questions about flights, rooms, rates, and more? Check out the frequently asked questions here! 

Please contact us with any questions! We’re looking forward to working with you!

Contact Us

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

 

If you need to make a change to your RSVP or reservation, please send an email. 

 

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

 

Agent: Lindsay Barrie

Email address: lindsay@blisshoneymoons.com

Phone: 614-499-9927

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday.

 

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

 

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.

 

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Contact information

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

Agent: Lindsay Barrie

Email address: lindsay@blisshoneymoons.com

Phone: 614-499-9927

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday thru Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.