I was a bride who held her wedding at Playa Fiesta in late April. I am sure anyone who is lucky enough to stumble upon their Trip Advisor page can easily see that this resort gets amazing reviews. So, I wanted to post a few experiences that maybe were not highlighted in other reviews. When I began to plan my wedding I had three major goals in mind: I wanted it to be unique, I wanted it to be stress-free, I wanted my father to be happy with the cost and my mother to be happy with the experience. All three of these expectations were not only met, but exceeded.
Playa Fiesta is not a cookie-cutter resort. The owners, Lindsay and Adam, along with their entire staff, make sure that the second you entire their little paradise you have this amazing feeling that they are opening their arms to you and welcoming you in (not trying to sell a time-share like so many big resorts). After you step foot in, get ready to have one of the best vacations of your life. I am from New Orleans – and we are people who love good food and REALLY love a good drink. Not only is the food at Playa Fiesta fantastic, but many of my guest are still making some of the new cocktails we learned from the amazing bartenders (Charlie and Polo).
As for planning the wedding, Lindsay and her staff are ridiculous (in an amazing way). I was building a house, going through a merger at work, and planning a wedding and somehow never seemed stressed on the wedding end. Lindsay has this down to a science. You plan everything – the exact way you want it – at appropriate intervals throughout the planning process. She has each minute detail mapped out on a spreadsheet and nothing feels better than to check each one off when you come to an agreement with the final decision. After the process was said and done, I can easily say it was one of the easiest things I have done in my life and I bet few brides can attest to that.
When the year of planning goes by and you finally arrive, everything goes smoothly and is better than you could have imagined. Lindsay and Adam are very upfront with all the cost. They do not try to sway you in any way to plan all your events with them. I was married in a church, had a rehearsal dinner “off-campus”, and made many of the table numbers and decorations myself. Best part is – Lindsay helped me with all of it. She stayed in constant contact with the church and even helped with some signs I wanted to make for some of the wedding pictures. The church ended up being so wonderful and perfect – and that is what made my mom the most happy. New Orleans is a very Catholic city; with old, breath-taking churches…but none of them held a candle to the charm and vibrant colors of the church we married in – Refugio. The pictures came out amazing – bright turquoise on the walls, cobblestone steps leading up the church, a very ornate alter. The church was the absolute perfect size for a “destination-sized” group. And most importantly, the buses were able to drop-off and pick-up all the guest right in front of the church so no one had to walk a ways in heels.
I could go on and on about Playa Fiesta, but if I sum it up in one experience to let reviewers know how amazing my family and friends thought this place was it would be this: My family has made it our new task to find my little brother a girlfriend and get them engaged fast because we want so badly to have another wedding at Playa Fiesta – it’s just that good