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#21 TammyWright


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:50 PM

have you emailed juan just asking for one picture for a thank you...?
Originally Posted by KACENGG
I don't mean to hijeck this thread but I know I can find Aimee here. The pics you posted look amazing.

Just wanted to know how you coaxed Juan for your pictures. My wedding was at the beginning of November and I have been waiting patiently not emailing him or bugging him about the pictures. I was sure that I would receive them within the 3 month timeframe after all his recent issues. Well I emailed yesterday just politely checking in and stating that he still has 1.5 weeks and he replied basically that he doesn't know when they will be done but he is close - which to me interprets that They will be late because I haven't even looked at them. I've been waiting for the pictures to print some and send out with my thank you cards and now I'm feeling guilty because I am waiting so long and people may think I'm ungrateful!

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    Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:24 PM

    Hi Tammy,

    And no I didn't ask Juan for one picture. I was expecting to receive them in the next 2 weeks so I thought I could wait. I will email and ask him for just one. I just didn't want to bother him because I can only imagine how many others email him everyday to check on their pictures and ask for teasers. I just thought after he didn't give Nicole a teaser that he wouldn't do that anymore....but you are right and I will ask him for just one. Poor guy must still be so so so busy!
    Kim & Erik
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    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    #23 ccwinn

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      Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:52 PM

      I'm getting married in Oct 08 at the Riu Palace in Cabo, so we can compare notes!! I had a friend that got married at the Riu in Cancun and she said that the reception that is included is semi private. She said that they were basically off by themselves and didn't even notice anybody else around. She recommended that I not pay the additional $500. I'm still trying to figure out the reception details though. Does anyone know if they are still allowing bonfires?

      #24 Mango Deck

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        Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:57 PM

        For what I've read here, they're not allowing anymore Bonfires... But, for what I know, as long as the Hotel pays the fee of the bonfire and compromises to leave all nice and clean, the goverment authorizes them to do it.

        And I gotta say, the bonfires I saw at RIU, from Sept 06 until Sept 07 were amazing, a huge pit were Your guests could sit and enjoy the fire.

        #25 ajncooter

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          Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:06 PM

          i wish they still did bonfires.. I have begged daniella and she wont budge... boooo they have a perfect spot for it too...

          #26 A&P08

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            Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:39 PM

            I am getting married at the Gazebo, then I am having my cocktail hour in the English Garden. Our Reception will be in the ballroom. I am hiring Oxten.tv to come and decorate the ballroom. I like the idea of an outside wedding too, my fiance and I are still deciding.

            #27 ccwinn

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              Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:43 PM


              Your reception was beautiful! To have food and beer/wine on the beach only cost $500? How was the food? Did your center pieces and pink sashes on the chairs cost extra?

              #28 aimee

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                Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:39 PM

                Originally Posted by ccwinn

                Your reception was beautiful! To have food and beer/wine on the beach only cost $500? How was the food? Did your center pieces and pink sashes on the chairs cost extra?
                Sorry maybe I didn't explain myself well. The cost of the private reception site was $500. The cost of food was separate - we had the choice of several menus starting at $35/plate. The center pieces & pink sashes were also an extra cost. I can't remember the price of the center piece but I think the sashes were $5/chair.

                #29 Ziggymo

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                  Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:17 PM


                  Your pictures were beautiful. I really liked your centerpieces. Did you get those through Riu?


                  #30 ccwinn

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                    Posted 29 February 2008 - 04:30 PM


                    How was the wind on the beach during the reception? I've heard it can get pretty windy, making the beach a little uncomfortable. Did you notice the wind being a problem? Thanks again!

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