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#51 Lenchika

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    Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:25 PM

    GynalynL,

    uuuhhhhh - do tell about the dress!!

    Did you find yourself overwhelmed with variety of styles? Did you know exactly what you wanted to try on? Who went with you?

    That's too bad about not being able to book the date you want now...it is somehow comforting knowing you have made a choice have it confirm by hotel... But you know - time flies...

    As far as I ideas go... yeah, lots of talented brides on here.

    One of my favorite threads is "what I would and wouldn't do again" :)

    -L

    #52 Tica_Bride

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      Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:48 PM

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      On the website they mention "trio" as part of optional services. Would either of you happen to know what instruments the trio includes I think i'd be happy with just a single guitarist... or a trio of guitars... Seems very romantic to me.

      -L


      Yep... the trip is actually 2 guitars and a bass guitar (all acoustic)... VERY romantic. you can check out this website for examples of typical mexican trios: 16 Exitos De Los Mejores Trios Mexicanos mp3s, 16 Exitos De Los Mejores Trios Mexicanos music downloads, 16 Exitos De Los Mejores Trios Mexicanos songs from eMusic.com

      Hope that helps!

      #53 Ginalyn

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        Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:33 PM

        Lenchika, the dress I have been obsessing about since I tried it on had an empire waist and some beads, but not too much. Just enough to sparkle. I think trying dresses is so much fun. It's like playing dress up for adults. I tried on all different kinds of dresses just to get a feel for what looked good on me and what I liked. So it's not overwhelming. I took my mom and a friend with me.

        I was thinking about getting mariachi band but now the trio sounds more intriguing. Anyone else planning on using either?

        #54 Mrs. Martin

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          Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:22 PM

          Hi all,

          I know for those of you getting married at RPLA you have been waiting on my comments/review. I promice I will get to that soon, I have just been so busy since I have came back. I have my AHR next weekend, so I'm getting ready for that too! Here's a link to some of my pics incase you didn't see them ( I posted them where the wedding pics go ) and want to see pics of the hotel.

          del Sol Photography Wedding Photojournalism

          Regarding the mariachi, I actually hired an outside mariachi because RIU charges $800 a set (45 minutes) to use their house mariachi. Even paying an outside mariachi plus day passes for each one was still cheaper than using RIU's.

          #55 cdc0427

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            Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:30 PM

            This thread was very informative. I originally wanted to have it at Dreams but it didn't fit in the budget I wanted my guests to have and it didn't offer as many ammenities as the Rius. I then chose Riu Cancun but I'm expecting over 60 guests. I just put in a request for Riu Caribe. I'm a little concerned now because no one has talked about that at all. Have any of you looked at Riu Caribe?

            #56 Lenchika

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              Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:57 PM

              Tica_Bride - thanks for the link! It did help. I listened to a few...not too impressed so I'm now thinking of reducing the trio to a solo guitarist. And I've found another link on this site to "Ajua wedding" - they work with different musicians and sounds like their prices are lower, and even with a day pass it'll be cheaper. oh, and btw, I got my confirmation code from the resort on the wedding date - yei! Now I'll be waiting for airfares to come out and hopefully will have it booked by end of this month.
              -L

              #57 Lenchika

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                Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:05 PM

                Welcome back Mrs. Martin!
                can't wait for all details :)
                Looooove the dress...looooove the petals. Your eyes are shining so brightly :)
                Good luck with AHR!
                -L

                #58 Lenchika

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                  Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:11 PM

                  Ginalyn - yeah, dress try-ons are fun...
                  I went once to David's bridal - wasn't impressed at all with the choices, but it did give me an idea of what I wanted. I went the weekend after we got engaged :)
                  And then half a year later - got my dress (even before we set a wedding date) - I got it at "Running of the brides" in Boston. They do this event twice a year.
                  I went with my sister and my best friend - my mom couldn't make it but...the dress now lives in her closet :) And I go and try it on about once a week :)) (Talk about obsessive) :)
                  I loooooove wearing it - I'm sure you'll feel the same way once you get yours.
                  -L

                  #59 amdecker

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                    Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:37 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Mrs. Martin
                    Hi all,

                    Regarding the mariachi, I actually hired an outside mariachi because RIU charges $800 a set (45 minutes) to use their house mariachi. Even paying an outside mariachi plus day passes for each one was still cheaper than using RIU's.
                    Did you think it was worth it to hire the mariachi? I'm debating on that versus using recorded music on my ipod. Do you think you would you even be able to hear the recorded music on the beach?

                    #60 Mrs. Martin

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                      Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:59 AM

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                      Did you think it was worth it to hire the mariachi? I'm debating on that versus using recorded music on my ipod. Do you think you would you even be able to hear the recorded music on the beach?
                      Hi,

                      First off, I'm so sorry I haven't written my review of the wedding/hotel but I've been so busy! I'll try finishing it off next week because I have a lot to write!

                      Honestly, it was really a big deal for me to have mariachi for the ceremony and cocktail hour because that's just part of our culture. I've always dreamed of walking down the aisle to mariachi music! But to tell you the truth, as I was walking down the aisle I was so nervous I don't even remember hearing them; just in the very beginning. I didn't even know what song they played until I watched our wedding video. Also, my family said that during cocktail hour, a few people requested songs and the mariachi didn't play them. I thought that was strange especially because the songs were very common in Mexico. My husband and I were only at our cocktail hour for 15 minutes because we were taking pics , so we didn't get to hear them for very long. But, I did like what I heard while we were there. I'm glad we hired them because I felt they entertained the guests before the ceremony started and during the cocktails.

                      I'm sure, if you choose to use your ipod, you will be able to hear it on the beach. They set up a speaker system for you, so that shouldn't be issue. I would just ask the WC in advance just to be sure.




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