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  1. Congratulations jrob! I got married at RMB last June, and my husband and I are going back this June to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Planning our anniversary trip reminded me of how much fun I had when I was planning my wedding, so I thought I would drop in and see what's goin on over here. My wedding review post is hanging around somewhere on this website, and if you have any questions feel free to send me a message!
  2. http://www.scphotographyslideshows.com/Kasey_Emily/
  3. Gettinready, the answer to you photography question is, YES, you do want to spend the money, IF it is in your budget. I'm sure Jwed will agree with me when I say that Stacey Clarke was the best investment that we made. Check out our wedding slide show. At the end of the day, this(and a ton more photos) are what we have to remember our wedding day! http://www.scphotographyslideshow.com/Kasey_Emily
  4. MrsHamblett I love your picture! I am sooo glad you had a great time! Hurry back soon and tell us everything! Can't wait to see the rest of your beautiful photos! Looks like I'm next. 29 days! I can't believe it's almost here!
  5. I actually just took my engagement ring in yesterday to get resized. It originally came as a size 7, but I needed an 8.5 when we got engaged. It is so loose on me now I can't wear it at all, so it is getting sized to a 7.5 I have lost 25 lbs so far, and I don't think my ring finger will ever be smaller than a 7.5, so I feel pretty good about the decision to get it size right now. Plus, our wedding is in 2 months in Jamaica and I don't want to risk loosing it b/c it is too big. If anyone wants to be part of a good workout program, see if your area has a Kosama, it is amazing!
  6. Heatherlynn, You seriously just made my day! It is so refreshing to hear from a bride that was just married at RMB. Most reviews for this resort are from a long time ago, and rules and staff have changed so much since then it seems. I am glad you and your guests had such a wonderful time! MrsHamblett, your big day will be here before you know it! I want to hear about everything when you get back and see lots of pics! The disco will be a good time for sure. It's nice to be able to check one more thing off your to do list. Well, now I'm off to read Heatherlynn's review!
  7. Sweet! I am always on the lookout =) How is the planning going? Getting close!
  8. Ok my RIU MoBay brides! RIU is having a sale going on right now for May and June 2012! Get with your travel agent to get that price adjusted, I saved about $400.
  9. I E-mailed them, but haven't heard anything back since my last post. =(
  10. I'm with ya girl! The only thing that really concerned me was the safe issue, and people getting things stolen. We are all planning to bring our own little lock box or pad locks. reviews I read say that they still use actual keys for the rooms instead of sliding a card. someone posted that they were going back to their room and opened the door and noticed that the stuff in their room wasn't theirs, and that their key opened up someone elses room! I would just die if anything got stolen! If nonone steals my stuff, then I'm all good. So count me in!
  11. Turquoise and pink sounds FAB! and your white calla lillies will add a nice touch of elegance. You are right about the pros and cons, I just hope it turns out to be the right choice for me.
  12. MrsHamblett, thank you so much. I'm still going to play around with the flowers to see if there is any other arrangement that I like better. I'm not sure what to do after dinner either. I think we will just all hang out and drink. My guests leave the day after the wedding, and knowing my family, they will probably spend their final night going out with a bang. lol Kasey and I have our TTD session the next day so I definitely do not want to look hung over, so I'm sure we will take it easy. I have been reading reviews about RMB on other websites, and to be honest, I'm getting kind of scared. I hear that things get stolen, even from the safe. If someone takes my rings or passport I will freak out! I read that air conditioners in the rooms don't work very well and some donn't work at all, that they have "sand fleas" in jamaica, and they bite your ankles and feet, that the mosquitos are bad so bring bug spray. I hope Jamaica is as fun as cancun, because I don't want to be disapointed.=( Anyway, I hope you end up liking your calla lillies that you ordered. Keep us updated. Save on crafts is amazing!
  13. Yea we will be on the charter flight out of chicago, so we booked our flight and hotel stay as a package. 7 months to go! It will go by sooo fast! Our ceremony is at 4 pm, but I'm worried because a lot of people said that the evening entertainment is really loud and will interfere with the ceremony. I hope that is not the case. I still don't know if I want the beach or the gazebo. I want whatever is more private and quiet. I can't believe you didn't know what hobby lobby was! They have amazing things!
  14. Welcome KerBear! It is so exciting to start planning your destination wedding. Have you both decided on a date? We are getting married at RIU MoBay on June 20-12. I started reading everything all the brides have to say on this website about their planning. RMB is newer than the other resorts and so there has not been a lot of info compared to the other resorts. The best thing I can tell you is to pick a date and set it in stone. I can tell you that we changed our date soooo many times. I wanted everyone to be able to come and when I found that even 1 person couldn't come at that time, I would change it. Then it was really expensive at the time I changed it to, and my FI sister couldn't afford it, so I changed the date again. Don't do that. If they want to come to your wedding, they will find a way to make it work. Give everyone a heads up way in advance. I mean, if you know for sure you are going to have a destination wedding, you need to start making calls to tell everyone that your planning on this certain month, you want them to be there, start saving $$ NOW, and get your passport NOW. A lot of people are probably not going to like this, and will only think about how much money it will cost them. What they don't realize until much later is that they are actually getting a vacation out of the whole thing. LOL. Once u have your date, secure it on the website with the hotel. They will send u an email and u have to confirm it within 7 days I think, or they won't hold your date anymore. RIU will want your cc info at that time but they wont charge u until the day u meet with the wedding coordinator. Once u confirm your date, the wc will send u some info attached in an e-mail about your different choices for the ceremony, reception, flowers etc. U don't choose all of that until you get there. That's 1 of the reasons they want you there 2 days before the wedding. Sundays and the day you arrive do not count towards the 2 day requirement, at least that is what I was told. The free package isn't actually free. U have to pay for the minister and fees. I think it comes to around $380? I don't think it is any more than $400. To be able to get the free wedding, you have to have at least 5 rooms booked for a stay of 3 days or more. 80% of your guests have to stay at the resort. They have a photographer that they contract for your photos but I don't like his work. I hired a photorapher in Jamaica that I love, and will have to pay a vendor fee in order for her to take my photos on their property. Trust me, it's worth it. Don't expect too much from the wedding coordinators during the months leading up to your wedding.. They are very busy and take forever and forever to answer any emails you send them. I found the best way to communicate with them is through my travel agent. She gets me an answer within 2 days max. I have called them before and got to speak with a wc right away to ask about the vendor fee. If you are still comparing resorts to have your wedding at, it will drive you crazy. Riu is a great resort chain. I have stayed at the Riu Cancun in mexico before and I had a blast. They have activities going all day, and theater shows and a diso at night. Your guests will not have to leave the resort for entertainment. If you go with a cheap resort, you will lose out on several restaurant choices, entertainment, etc. I considered staying at a cheaper resort so some guests could afford it, but this is MY wedding. Riu is not even a 5 min drive from the airport, so at least everyone liked that LOL. Your tasks for this week are to pick a resort, pick a date, and give eveyone a heads up. Ready go. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask. I learned everything I know from Jwed and MrsHamblett, they are great sources of info.
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