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Riu Brides - Anyone getting married at the Pond Gazebo

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#11 tlomlad

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    Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

    i would say go with the beach gazebo even thought they are both beautiful but it is a destination wedding so i would want the beach/water in my photos just my opinion though!

    #12 MoKe0506

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      Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:52 PM

      I'm not sure either. These pics are very beautiful, makes my decision a lot harder. I love the fact that the pond gazebo is secluded but I like the ocean in the background on the beach. I think we'll decide when we get there. I also want to wear heels. I'm a heels person and can't imagine not being able to wear heals on my most important day, lol!

      Another thing is I think most brides will use the beach gazebo so I don't think there will be a big rush to clear out if there's another wedding right after yours if you use the pond? What do you guys think?

      #13 Spazz

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        Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:54 PM

        I'm definitely going with the beach, but that's b/c I have always wanted to get married on the beach. The pond gazebo is gorgeous though, and definitely more secluded.

        #14 Heidi

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          Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:36 PM

          I LOVED pics of the pond gazebo, it's gorgeous! BUT, I don't want my wedding pics with the purple ROR behind it! And unfortunately, even though the landscaping is absolutely gorgeous there - the background of our first kiss would've been purple rooms! So we're going with the beach instead.

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          #15 JUSTUSTWO


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            Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:41 PM

            I agree that the pond gazebo is really nice, love the secluded feel, but as some other ladies have mentioned, for me, the Riu in the background isn't really what I wanted.
            But, if that doesn't bother you then you should go for it. The one good thing is that you aren't tied into making any final decisions until you are there.

            #16 Mich

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              Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

              The seclusion issue is a huge factor for me. But more importantly I need to be in heels. My girls and my mother are all heels girls too.
              I'm not sure why they wouldn't have had a different backdrop but the gazebo is beautiful.

              #17 crawford2B

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                Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:44 PM

                I am pretty sure you do not have to make a final decision until you get there. I was very set on the beach. The gazebo was nice on the beach but i really wanted to be on the beach near the water so we went with the bamboo arch. It was worth it to us. Also they schedule the weddings far enough apart that there is time in between. ALso someone said the white rooms behind it. In the pictures it looks white but its not. It is purple!!! just a note. ALso for our wedding on the beach they had two security guard type people standing near the site and made sure no one went behind us on the beach. Right next to us was a private beach do that helped a lot. Also when we got our pictures they took out the people, boats, and even the bouies (sp?). But we cant do that on the pictures we took on our own. But if you buy pictures don't worry there will not be anyone or anything in the pictres. I posted my pictures of the beach if you want to look. The pond gazebo was very pretty but I felt I am in Jamaica I can get married on a pond gazebo at home. Whatever you choose you will look amazing and everything will be perfect!!!!!!

                #18 PrecisePlans

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                  Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:43 AM

                  You guys just made it WORSE!!! LOL. Now......I really can't decide. I'm mentally going back and forth. I don't really want to make up my mind when i get there, because i'm taking almost all of the decor down with me, so I sorta need to know which location beforehand. I think i really like the pond gazebo because it seems more formal.......and that matches our wedding......but i absolutely love how past brides looked when they were right off the water.

                  #19 bobbi-francis

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                    Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:39 PM

                    I went with the pond gazebo...like you said, it's more formal which I like. i wanna wear shoes!!! lol.
                    But definitely check it out when you get there and see which one just "feels" right to you. You'll figure it out.

                    #20 christenew

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                      Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

                      Oh this is all my fault for posting the picture. So Sorrrryyyy MD_OCR bride. Just go with your gutt and then stick to it.

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