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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by JennTheBride Congratulations Jessey... so Glad everything worked out great for you. Thanks for sharing! The pictures look good and the review was wonderful.
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by EngagedToBeMrsB Im throwing around the idea of having a bridal shower right after Christmas...the 27th or 28th..mostly for my convenience bc it will be held in a state that I do not live in. Do you think this is a good idea being so close to Christmas? Also, how far in advance should invites be sent out for a shower? Thank you! My best friend is throwing mine the same days, but it works out to b/c my 25th bday is on the 28th. I think it should be okay.
  3. Quote: Originally Posted by Aarica Our wedding was absolutely fabulous! It was the most beautiful and intimate ceremony. We were upgraded to the suite upon our arrival and the best part was the patio overlooked our the gazebo where our ceremony take place. It was amazing!!! I guess I will start off with sections to make it a little less confusing…  *The Meeting with the Wedding Coordinators* Cinthya was extremely nice and very accommodating. I brought some decorations with me and there is a $60 fee for them to set everything up (which is totally worth it). I brought my suitcase full of goodies to the meeting with a letter explaining what to do with everything in it, which they really appreciated. The flowers included in the package are beautiful. I think you have 4 to choose from with out paying extra. I chose the roses, and they turned out really beautiful! The meeting probably lasted about 45 minutes. When we were done I felt really good about everything which was very refreshing! *Welcome Dinner* We had a welcome dinner for all of our guests the day they arrived. It was at Don Manolo, the buffet. It was nice, they had the table decorated with little flowers, but nothing too spectacular. After that we all hung out at the plaza area and watched the shows and live music, which was nice! *Wedding Ceremony 4pm* Was gorgeous! It actually was a little cloudy and barely sprinkled during the ceremony, but I couldn’t care less. I loved it and the clouds made for some great pictures. The RIU wedding team is a lot more professional and organized with their weddings than I imagined. They had several people setting up the decorations, walkie-talkies to speak to each other back and forth, etc. I just had two bridesmaids and they walked out to a beachy song and then I walked out to Somewhere Over the Rainbow, everyone raved about the music. It was really nice because I walked straight out from my room down the aisle! The pastor was great! He seemed very sincere and sweet when talking to us. I sent the coordinators and reading for him, and he did great! We also had my husband’s grandmother read us the Hand Ceremony right before we said our vows. When it was all said and done we walked back up the aisle while people were blowing bubbles. It was so cute! I would recommend the wedding gazebo to anyone. It was so beautiful and made amazing pictures! *Cocktail Hour 4:30pm* We had our cocktail hour, which was really about 2 hours, at La Habana, the Lobby Bar. They section off a place for our at the back of the bar. It worked out really well. It was a good idea to have it inside considering the ceremony and the dinner would be outside. I added chips, salsa, guacamole, etc. for people to snack on during this time as well. It was good for people to go to the bar while we were taking our pictures. *Reception Dinner 7pm* Our reception dinner was at Chilis, the Steakhouse and was FABULOUS! We had it in the mezzanine section, which can only hold 28 people max. It was almost 100% private. It worked perfect for our reception. We brought our IPOD to play music during this time as well. They had all of my decorations set up nicely when we arrived. The food was fantastic! I had the surf and turf and it was delicious. They brought our wedding cake out, which is really small (I didn’t upgrade it) towards the end. We got the chocolate cake with chocolate filling and it tasted okay, not the best. Everyone ate the dessert that came with our dinner, so 5 people out of our group had a piece and there was over ¾ left when we were done! Good thing I didn’t upgrade it!  Overall I think Chilis is a GREAT choice for the reception dinner, especially for a small crowd. I thought the foot was so much better than the Brazilian Restaurant, as did the rest of my guests. After dinner we all jumped in the pool… yes I was in my dress… it was so much fun! The rest of the time we hung out in the plaza area until everyone went to bed. *Photography* AMAZING!!!!!!! We used the resort photographer, Juan Carlos Maggellon, and he was absolutely fabulous! We had him come an hour before the ceremony so we could get a lot of the pictures out of the way. He walked in and immediately got down to business. I did my research and found good shots from other weddings and the RPRM and gave them to him. I am so glad I did, it gave him an idea of how I wanted my pictures to turn out. He took pictures during the ceremony and for an hour after as well. We were leaving the resort the next day to go to our honeymoon resort, so we met him at 1pm and he had our pictures for us. We purchased the jpeg package with the photos on the CD so we have all rights to them. We took over 500 pictures during the 2.5 hours that he was with us. We had such a hard time narrowing the pictures down and ended up purchasing a larger package because they were all so good! All in all, I am extremely pleased with the resort photographer and have received wonderful compliments on how great my pictures are. Overall I am extremely impressed with the RIU and could not have picked a better place to have my wedding. All of the guests had an amazing time and are already talking about planning a trip back next year. Now Here are some of the Pictures.... A Few More Pics to Follow... Aarica, I am worried about the long gap between my cocktail hour and dinner. Our wedding is at 3:30 and the cocktail hour is from 4-5pm. However, dinner isn't until 6:30. How did it work out for you? Were guest unhappy, inpatient or even mad?
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by jessyg20 Hello ladies, live from the edenh. I met with elizabeth last night and showed her all my pics and ideas. She has a vision! Im really happy and excited it is all going to turn out wonderful. I brought a tear to her eye when I told her how all the Edenh Brides, including myself are happy she´s around. She told me she´d never knew of anyone so detailed beside herself. I think she meant anal! lol The cinque terre is going to look fabulous with all my decor and the Plaza is going to be the envy of everyone here. Yay! A few days to go, in the meantime Im relaxing until the rest of my 10 bags arrive between Thursday and Friday and of course the rest of my 92 guest list arrive. lol Yay. Ill keep you posted. Hugs!!!!! I am glad to hear that! I know you are excited and I can't wait to see pictures! I look forward to talking with you soon. Have a great time!!!
  5. Quote: Originally Posted by jessyg20 Hello Edenh Brides, If you're looking for a religious ceremony (non-catholic) you're better off finding him on your own. The resort wasn't much help. I'm so happy I found Pastor York. After countless google searches I came across his website and emailed him. He was quick to respond and sent me my ceremony and sand ceremony readings already (with option to alter if needed). Here is his website. I'm excited!! Eastern Dominican Christian Mission You are soo on top of things! I just emailed him. That would be perfect because we also want a religious ceremony. Yea, the guest manager isn't exactly ideal.
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by jessyg20 Kychick-I have the menu for the Italian and American only. You should email Elizabeth for the Senses menu. I did find a few pics of some food from Senses. Here you go: Lots of good choices at French Restaurant pictures from travel photos on webshots Thank you!
  7. I've attached some menus that I have. Cinque Terre.doc Shore Grill.doc ASIATICO BUFFET.doc
  8. Does anyone have a menu for the Senses Restuarant?
  9. Could anyone tell me if the food is good at Cinque Terra?
  10. Joansie, All of your pictures and the slideshow were great!!!
  11. Hi all, I have just discovered something yesterday and I am furious!!! If you didn't know when you and your guest get to the airport you must pay for a tourist card that cost $10 and to leave use must pay a tax of $20!! Also, it must be in cash. Also, I emailed Mike who works at the resort and frequently responds to post on tripadvisor forwarded my email to Elizabeth Rojas who is the coordinator. It appears as if she is using Lilian's old email address because this is the email she used l.delacruz@nh-hotels.com. Also, I requested some pictures. I tried to attach them, but it wouldn't allow me to due to the pictures dimensions. If you would like to see them please give me your email address.
  12. Congratulations,Twinkletoes!!!!
  13. Is anyone using a videographer?
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by twinkletoes When is your wedding? Our wedding is in Jan.
  15. Quote: Originally Posted by kimrobidoux Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded the pics of the wedding. They are just the pics friends and family took, but the pics that the photographer took are a million times better. kimrobidoux's photos and albums on webshots Enjoy. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try and answer them I am new to the blog and would like to know if I can view your sisters photos?