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My Riu Ocho Rios wedding - Feb 12 08

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OMG! It DOES look amazing -- and so do YOU!!!

YOu are a hottie and that dress was made JUST FOR YOU!!!

 

I love how they did the gazebo. Simple and not too little or too much.

 

You must have had some FUN with the second story in that room of yours!!!

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CONGRATS!! I'm so happy for you and your new hubby. For every great review that the RIU gets it makes me feel a little better. Our wedding is coming up soon and I'm getting quite nervous. I actually had nightmare that the whole thing went terribly wrong. Sad huh? haha

 

Your pics were amazing and that suite is awesome! Nice tub!

Did the bouquets come from the resort? Also, when do you have

to book the band? I want the steel band too. I think the guests

would really get a kick out of that. Also, do we have to use the

resort's officiant? We have an Elder from our church coming that

we'd like to be our officiant.

 

Again, congrats on such a beautiful wedding! Wish you and your hubby all the best.

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Gorgeous colors! I have a question for you, and any other brides who have recently been to the Riu. Is there a casino in the resort? We have some elderly people traveling with us who love to gamble, and some websites/publications say the resort has one, and some don't mention anything about it.
I think if I remember correctly they have slot machines...not a casino?

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ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW....

 

everything looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! soo pretty..love yr colors.. and your room..omg.. im praying to get that upgrade..

 

yr reveiw and pics has got me soo excited.. i have 2 wks left and i will be off to jamaica..cannot wait!

 

 

your groomsmen shirts i love them.. do u mind if i ask where u got them from..we were looking for shirts just like that..short sleeve, simple but in hot pink and are having a really difficult time finding them..

 

you looked gorgeous..

 

love your setup at the beach gazebo..the mix of the two colors.. really brought out the aqua..

 

u made me feel a lot better about renting the disco also..

 

thanks so much for yr wonderful review..

 

congrats to u and yr new hubby

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Gorgeous colors! I have a question for you, and any other brides who have recently been to the Riu. Is there a casino in the resort? We have some elderly people traveling with us who love to gamble, and some websites/publications say the resort has one, and some don't mention anything about it.
There is a casino in the sports bar, I didnt have too close of a look at it, but I think it was mostly slot machines? But lots of people seemed to be enjoying it!
Another note about the sports bar... before I left I read reviews saying it was dark and musty... it's not really at all! It's not dark, it has windows to the outside, and maybe it has a bit of that "damp" smell, but it wasn't bothersome. It's quite bright and fun, with GOOD sandwiches and nachos! :)

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Did you have a seating chart or place cards set up at dinner... or did you just let your guests sit where they wanted?
I just let my guests sit where they wanted, but if I could have changed anything, this is one thing I would have done - have place cards or a seating chart... there seemed to be some confusion for some people of where to sit. In the end it worked out fine, the bridal party was at the head table, and our parents were closest to us on each side, and from there people sat wherever, but place cards could have made things smoother.

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Your pics were amazing and that suite is awesome! Nice tub!
Did the bouquets come from the resort? Also, when do you have
to book the band? I want the steel band too. I think the guests
would really get a kick out of that. Also, do we have to use the
resort's officiant? We have an Elder from our church coming that
we'd like to be our officiant.

Again, congrats on such a beautiful wedding! Wish you and your hubby all the best.
Thank you for all your nice comments everyone!! blush2.gif

The bouquets did come from the resort, and, in fact, that was one of the FREE bouquets! That was the tropical cascading, and it is free for the bride (had to pay for the bridesmaids of course).
I let Chandlyn know by email in advance that I wanted the steel band booked, so I think this helps just so they can have the steel band pre-booked. But I did confirm it with her at our meeting the day before the wedding as well.
I am not sure about the officiant question, definitely email Chandlyn and ask!

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Great pics...nice to see what my bridal party is going to look like as they all are wearing the same...FH in all white, guys in white pants/turquoise shirts and girls in same turquoise dress...lol!!!

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