Hey everyone, I got some pics and some info about the RIU Palace. My wedding was on the 21st. The coordinator named Anne no longer works there. The new wedding coordinator is Sophia. The resort is just like the pics you see online. So here's how my stay went: 1. Staff is very friendly 2. Shows are every night - I enjoyed the International Show 3. The water is pretty 4. Activities - jet skis, excursions, etc 5. At least 4 restaurants (french, italian, japanese, and a steak house When you arrive, you will meet with WC. She will go over the wedding day and costs. We had the free wedding (which is not totally free). I think we still had to pay $325. We chose the beach instead of the gazebo. Both are pretty (when decorated). Decorations are extra like $12 per chair. I brought my own runner. I paid for the saxophone player; but you can use your own music. The sax player was $450. Hurricane season is from June-November which means rain almost everyday. We arrived on Tuesday and it rained from Wednesday until the day we left on today. Showers are for about 20 minutes to an hour; then the sun comes back out-pretty. Lots of mosquitoes. When it rains, they move you to the restaurant terrace and set up chairs. It was still pretty. I chose to have my reception at the Steakhouse. So you might be wondering about the semi-private part. You can see the other wedding parties but it is sectioned off pretty good. Don't worry. All receptions start at 6:30pm (All restaurants start dinner at 6:30pm). We rented the Steakhouse for a private party from 9-11pm (it was expensive) and we rented the sound system for $200. We invited the other wedding party to our private reception and danced and had fun. We used Sheila's Bakery for the cake. It is located in Ocho Rios. Cost me $450. But I got what I wanted. RIU cake was not pretty enough for me. I also added my extra decorations from home to the ceremony and the reception. Tip: Get to the lobby around 8am to reserve any restaurant. If you don't use the restaurant during the rest of your stay then the Negril restaurant requires no reservations. The locals walk the beach, but do not come to close up on the property. They will try to offer you marijuana (some guests buy it and you WILL smell it around the resort). They will try to get you to buy other things like cigarettes, purses, jewelry, etc. There is a jewelry store on property - overpriced. Most things are overpriced. Hope you are not using Apple Vacations - I was not pleased with Apple's services and how they screwed up my guests transportation to the airport. I brought my own photographer with me and had to pay $75 for him. All inclusive (was ALL inclusive). We didn't have to pay for food or drinks. A minibar and fridge is in every room. Tip: Do not walk the beach after dark --- I didn't want anybody to attempt to rob or hurt me. Overall on a scale of 1-10 (10 being good) --- I give my total wedding week a 7.5. I give it a 7.5 because I think the free wedding could have been prettier without having to pay so much money for pretty. I will post pics soon.