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  1. Flowers- A- We wanted to use Grande Gardens but basically were bullied by the RIU to use Tai flowers. The RIU WC said we would have to pay $200 dollars if we didn’t use their florist. This happens after the WC said I could use Grande Gardens and had worded out the details we Grande Gardens, then had to cancel. So, I used Tai flowers and they did an okay. Basically, I just had to pay more for the same flowers I had designed and worked on with Grande Gardens—it was all the same stuff but Tai just charged more…I actually think I would of saved money if I had paid the $200 RIU charge for not us
  2. I overall had a great time but if i could do it again, it would NOT be at the RMB. Let me explain why, and these are just my experiences and opinions. Check in: C- We booked an ocean front suite. We were given an ocean view, regular room. Which means, we could look over a bunch of roofs and sort of see the ocean. It was a small room and smelled kind of funny, it was not a suite. I had my booking numbers and everything, it clearly states that an ocean front suite was paid for....after some back and forth will the front desk person, she admitted she couldn't do anything about it until t
  3. Well, at least you have more time then me. My wedding has become huge, 85 people. It's totally out of control. And, it's in two weeks.
  4. Hi- Anyone know if Sharika Dare has left RMB, a person named Nekiesha returned my last email. I have not dealt with her before. And, my wedding is in two weeks and I am afraid all the details I worked out with Sherika will not be honored.
  5. It's pretty small, I stayed as a guest. How big is your wedding?
  6. Hi- I tried to arrange a deep sea fisging trip too, but when I investigated further, the fishing is not very good in the area. So, the boys are oing golfing instead.
  7. I got hair flowers from my florist they were only $2, pink orchids....
  8. What advice for tipping do past brides have? Do officiants expect tips? It seems weird to tip a priest or a judge, but if it's the norm let me know. I figure $100-200 bucks for the WC and a more personal gift (I have been a little needy with my WC). Should I tip her to start off with then give her more after the wedding if all goes well? 20% for the photographer $20-25 per waitstaff at reception maybe a little more if they are really outstanding Any other ideas? I am going to be tipping all the other staff during my stay to help grease the wheels for my wedding. Last time I was
  9. I also think it's not Sherika, she always responds promptly, but the resorts policies changed. She has to work within the rules of her employer, she doesn't make up the rules. And, a lot of brides really loved their weddings that Sherika coordinated. I am really exited for mine, just a few weeks to go!
  10. Sherika is letting me use my original baker and I will pay for a day pass. RMB is a nice resort Tennyt1. Don't worry, I have just been having problems because when I originally booked my wedding the resort did not have fees for outside vendors, which was what I wanted becuase I wanted to beable to research and book my own vendors if I was not satisfied with the resort vendors. But, halfway thru RMB changed their rules so I had to change all my plans. Plus, my guestlist doubled in size, so I had to readjust all my budgets, etc. But, Sherika has been really great, it's not her fault the resor
  11. Hi all. Sherika is investigating why Delicate Desserts is unable to give a detailed bill or work with me to find a reasonable priced cake option. Will post when I have more details.
  12. Hi, Ladies- So, I asked Keisha (from Delicate Desserts) for a detailed bill to figure out why the cake is so expensive and she refused. She did not respond to my suggestion that we work together to figure out a nice cake that was reasonable priced. I forwarded all our emails to Sherika the WC at RMB, and Sherika promised to find out why Keisha is so unwilling to work this out. Then, Sherika promised to find another vendor if Keisha is still being unreasonable. I suggested that I be allowed to use the original baker I had before the new RIU vendor penalty fees. My original baker said
  13. Hi- I am looking for sea shell hair accessories. PM if you have any you are willing to sell and include pictures. -emily
  14. Well, she got back to me with just a price, $696! No break down of the gold she uses instead of flour. Seriously, it's not even a real cake, it's a dummy cake they put icing on, then they serve sheet cake. I am even bringing my own chocolate sea shells to decorate the cake with, the other baker quoted me $350 for the exact same design with a real cake. But, because of the vendor fee RIU is now imposing, I was going to use the RIU baker. The non RIU baker's cake would still be cheaper with the vendor fee. I just feel like the RIU vendors are just taking advantage of us because they have an mono
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