Thank you so much for your review and all of the information you provided. Everything looks so beautiful! We have booked our 6/16/16 wedding at the Riu Palace. We picked the gazebo for the ceremony and Baja Norte for the private reception. How was the weather during your stay and what time was your ceremony? Ours is at 4 and I'm hoping it won't be too hot during the ceremony and reception for our guests. For your outside photographer, what was the process of them entering the resort? Do you think they overlooked the outside vendor fee or is this something they don't require anymore?
Also can you share a rough timeline of your reception... Time dinner was served, first dance, speeches, etc. and if the WC was present to ensure that everything ran smoothly. I'm debating if I should delegate this task to someone in the event that this is not included in the WC's duties.
I appreciate all the information/advice you can give.