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  1. Hi ladies, here is a list of the appetizers if anyone is interested.. (4 pieces per person) REGULAR APPETIZERS •SMOKED SALMON MOUSSE •THREE CHESSES •TOMATO & EGG •HAM & CHEESE Price:US$ 8.00 P/PERSON DELUXE APPETIZERS •SHRIMP •SMOKED SALMON •PROCCICUTO •CAVIAR Price:US$ 12.00 P/PERSON PICADERA MEXICANA (MEXICAN APPETIZERS) •CHICKEN MINI TOSTADAS •MEAT EMPANADAS •CHICKEN FRIED TACOS •FRIED CHEESE FINGERS •ACCOMPANIED WITH GUACAMOLE, CHIPS AND MEXICAN SAUCE Price:US$ 14.00 P/PERSON PICADERA MEXICANA DELUXE •SHRIMP TACOS •STUFFED JALAPEÑOS •MUSHROOMS & CHEESE QUESADILLAS •CHEF'S PRIME SELECTION •ACCOMPANIED WITH GUACAMOLE, CHIPS AND MEXICAN SAUCE Price:US$ 16.00 P/PERSON Also as far as the bags.... RIU Rm already has bottled water in the rooms which they stock daily as well as tequila. They also have a sewing kit in each room. Just in case anyone was thinking of putting those items in the gift bags. I put listerine in the bags which my guest enjoyed. You might also want to check Target's $dollar aisle. They had some wedding items like sandals,etc. if anyone has a Target near them. Ohh for the guys I put cigar clippers in the bags.
  2. If you have any outside vendors, they will have to pay for a day pass, per person. Im not sure what the policy is if they actually stay at The RM RIU. As far as the wedding ceremony, they will give a choice if you prefer on the beach or gazebo.
  3. Ok ladies, here are some pics.. Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket
  4. Quote: Originally Posted by shellk silly question but was there lots of maracas to buy?i am thinking of buying my maracas for ahr in mexico to bring back as i understand it will be much cheaper yes, lots of them on 5th ave. Also, The currency exchange rate was more at the airport. But We didnt even have to exchange our money since they also took U.S. $ everywhere.
  5. Your Welcome, While shopping in Playa Del Carmen, on 5th ave. I noticed that they also have linen shirts and pants. Just in case. I will try and post some pics soon.
  6. Quote: Originally Posted by JOSIE Paige - I have no idea how the DJ works, YET. I'm supposed to be contacted next month to start communicating with the DW Planner at the RIU and I'm so excited. I promise to fill you in on all the details. I do know that I am definitely doing a traditional first dance and a father daughter dance. I'm HOPING I get to provide a song list too, and if I don't then I might consider the BOSE option. Will keep you posted as soon as I know more! The private reception includes a DJ among other perks, however, it only applies for groups over 50 people and has an additional cost. $1700.00 I didnt get a private reception or DJ, we did not have 50 guest. At the meeting with the WC, which is at RIU Mexico. The WC provided a list of songs for the Ceremony. We had to pick 3 songs. I only like one so I brought my Ipod and wrote down the other two song names and at which point of the song I wanted her to play them. She took the Ipod and list from me on the wedding day. one song for the grand entrance , one for the signing of the legal documents.. I suggest two songs if you can talk her into it. It does take a little longer.. they had to replay the same song for me "i think." and one song for us walking down at the end. I choose the gazebo .. It was nice .. I actually walked out of the Spa and got dressed in the Spa. I had just finished my hair and it was alot closer to walk than my room. Brides be careful walking down the path if you decide on the Gazebo.. not very heel friendly. I had some pics of me looking down so I wouldnt fall and making sure I stepped on the stone. so remember to look up at the cameras. I plan on writing to the RIU hoping they would fix it for future brides.. the stones are just not very friendly. YOu will have bystanders viewing your wedding. I didnt mind at all. I even stopped and poised for them at one moment. The shopping center on 5th street was very very close , a $5 cab ride and your there in mins. I heard at night is the best time to go, they have shows and more lively. The margaritas at the hotel could of been better. The swim up bar closes at 6pm. and the pool closes at 8pm. The Wedding Ceremony was the best part. I couldnt ask for anything more. It was absolutley wonderful. Ohh.. The WC said we would not have to say anything but "I do"... wrong... during the ceremony he did ask us to say something about each other. Of course I didnt have anything in mind and I was suprised and panicked. I wasnt hard to think of anything, its just that I would rather have been semi prepared than not at all. There was a topless lady behind us sunbathing.. not uncommon at the Hotel.
  7. hi, I dont know where to begin. So ill just start blabbing about everything that comes across my mind with some quotes from the WC. If you are having little kids come along, There is no small kids program. The RIU Riveria Maya is more for adults. They do have a small kids playground but its not a kids activity program. The RIU suggests taking your kids to RIU Tequila. We did this for one day. Its ok, but not really well put together. The hours are like 1030-1200 and then 2pm-4pm. Some days its all girls and some all boys. You just never know. SO dont even bother. Also, The RIU suggest the club at the RIU Tequila, which opens at 11pm. Dont bother with that unless your a 17 year old. It was ok for a short while but alot of my guest really didnt care for it. ok now back to Hotel, When we got to the Hotel we found out that the travel agent booked us for the wrong hotel, ( RIU MExico) even though our entire wedding party and WEDDING was at the RIU RM. They told us they couldnt do anything for us and basically sent us to talk with the LOMAS guy (Funjet rep.) We finally got it straight after 4 hours. SO BRIDES PLEASE Double check your reservations. We were originally flying with funjet and they cancelled flights so they switched everything over to a major airline and I just relied on them getting it right. DUMB of me. **Remember our 80% policy!! (at least 80% of your guests must stay at the hotel where the wedding will be held) If your guest are staying at an outside hotel it is 100.00 day pass for 1 hour before ceremony up till midnight. $45.00 if they are staying at another RIU Hotel. ****ceremony options---At the RIU Palace Riviera Maya the options are: Gazebo: From 2 to 100 guests, near beach area w/ocean view but not private. Kiosk: From 2 to 30 guests, elegant, near lobby area, good for high heels. Beach: From 2 to 60 guests, not secluded and not recommended for disabled custom ***included decoration consists of white artificial flowers. Fresh Flowers are available at an additional cost. Its about a 25 min cermony so its up to you. cake options: - Flavor: Chocolate or Vanilla - Filling: Vanilla, Chocolate, Peach or Strawberry dry cleaners is offsite, they need atleast 48hrs. "Please note that we don't offer ceremony rehearsals but I would be delighted to book your rehearsal dinner for Thursday at the Don Manolo Restaurant (buffet style) at 7.00pm". **The buffet was our favorite place to eat. ** We had our own rehearsal then went to the rehearsal dinner which they had flower and petal all over the tables. Most of our guest also enjoyed the buffet the best. Bring your tums and other anti relief medicine for upset stomachs. The WC booked us a trip to the famous COCO Bongo night club which was awesome. She got a van to pick us all up, We paid the coco bongo lady an entrance fee of 50.00 at the hotel that night. She then took us all the way in the club and got our wrist bands, took us to our reservation table right by the bathrooms and exit door which was a great spot and a bonus. I dont think my husband would of liked being in the big crowd standing. He really did enjoy the club entertainment, he is not a crowd person. HE loved it. We did have to find our own way home. Not a problem. Must do... *"In regards to the night club, COCO BONGO is one of the most popular night clubs in the area, with live shows and a very fun ambiance. If you wish to go as a group, advise me of the date and number of people and I can reserve an area for you." *"you may enjoy a few drinks at the lobby bar after the ceremony, and if you wish, we can even add a few appetizers for an extra cost." We did the drinks after the ceremony while the wedding party took pictures. The WC set up tables with flowers at the Habana Bar in the back area. They waiter even brought us Champagne and glasses. I pretty much emailed the WC once a day with questions until the day I left for Mx. Spa---Hair and make up I just booked the appt and told them I'll would give them the voucher when I received it. THe spa does get booked quickly and I couldnt wait until the last moment and I would be stuck out. She did a wonderful job with my hair and makeup. I dont remember her name. On the morning of wedding I ordered room service for my Bridal party which was not enough. So I sent my husband and daughter downstairs to the "Don" buffet and grab plates of food and drinks, and a bottle of champagne for mimosas. My husband found a waiter and told him what he was wanting to do and to make sure it got sent to my room. I would advise giving him a nice tip for faster service. Once My husband gave him a tip it was up there in a matter of mins. He had to keep checking it arrived. The regular room service just doesnt give you enough on your plate or enough options. We upgraded to the Jaccuzzi after the 3rd day which was worth it.. awesome view. I have so much more.....
  8. Does anyone know what to do after your get married in Mexico? What is the legal process?
  9. I have recently just married at the RIU Riveria, If anyone has questions please ask me. I have tons to tell, the do's and don'ts.
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