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#21 aimee

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    Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:35 PM

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    Hi girls,

    Nope the $650 was for the projector and LCD only. I wish it also included the beach reception area! I was quoted $400 for the projector and $250 for the screen! oh my - not a money scam at all!

    As for the beach reception - there is a fee for the reception location (beach) and then you pay per person for the meal. I think the beach location is $800 for the evening plus $35 per person for the meal. Man, this stuff really adds up. Apparently this also only includes beer and wine for the drinks which is fine with me because people can walk to the bar inside and get other drinks. But if you want an open bar it's $10/person/hour. I think this is all kind of ridiculous since its supposed to be an all inclusive anyway but I'm trying to get over that.

    Oh and thank you girls for the luminaries and pictures around the dance floor suggestions - I really never would have thought of that! I like it! New crafty project to try!
    Wow! $800 for a beach reception plus $35/person for meal. I thought the beach reception was $500? A destination wedding is not as cheap as I thought?? I also think that paying for an open bar at an all inclusive is a bit silly but I don't feel right telling people to go inside for their drinks.

    Is there a price difference btwn getting a dj or bringing an ipod? (is this is dumb question?)

    ps. I definately hope we use this thread alot. I can use all the help that I can get.

    #22 aimee

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      Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:37 PM

      Oh yeah, one more thing. Does anyone have ideas for a rehearsal dinner and or welcome dinner on the resort? And what is the cost?

      Thanks for all your help!

      #23 BEACHBRIDEMA

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        Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:52 PM

        Hi according to Adrianna you can use the speaker system for free. We are planning on using an IPOD but are going to bring a portable speaker system b/c somehow I dont believe the speakers are free but a project is 600 dollars!
        Sarah
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        #24 BEACHBRIDEMA

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          Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:53 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by riubride
          Oh yeah, one more thing. Does anyone have ideas for a rehearsal dinner and or welcome dinner on the resort? And what is the cost?

          Thanks for all your help!
          For a welcome dinner we are all going to make reservations at the steak house. I just cant afford to host a seperate welcome dinner plus all the additional costs
          Sarah
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          #25 jdweinbe

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            Posted 09 March 2007 - 12:12 AM

            The WC at RIU Palace Las Americas in Cancun said the speakers would be $200 per hour! YIKES! I am interested if other RIUs charge differently. I understand small differences, maybe using a more elaborate hotel would charge more for the wedding as a whole....but different figures for the same items? huh....... Let me know if those speakers really are of no charge....

            Jennifer

            #26 tob1kanobe

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              Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:02 AM

              My fiance has absolutely put his foot down about the additional costs at an AI resort - he can not get it through his head that the wedding could be extra when you are staying at an AI - he keep saying, "but the food and drinks are free!" I know it's frustrating but I also realize that the hotel will be moving food, set up, servers etc to a whole new area where they don't typically have them and that costs them extra money...its all just green paper in the end...
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              #27 rob4ever

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                Posted 09 March 2007 - 10:53 AM

                Thanks for bringing us together! I'm "hoping" to be a Riu bride...it's not official yet I am looking at the Riu resorts in PDC. I appreciate the information as the Riu website does not have much information. My sister's friend got married at the Rui in Puerto Vallarta and loved it! I'll be sure to let you all know if I have anymore information.

                #28 Martha

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                  Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:24 AM

                  Does anyone know if they might be done with construction by next summer? I know the "new" Riu is suppose to be done this winter. Anyone?

                  #29 KRISTEN

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                    Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:42 PM

                    Martha,

                    Are you referring to the new one in Cabo? It is supposed to open in September 2007. The new Riu Vallarta is already open.

                    We actually just got back from the Riu Las Americas in Cancun and it was absolutely beautiful!
                    Kristen

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                    #30 KACENGG

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                      Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

                      mgreen,

                      So sorry for my slow response. Guess I haven't been keeping up.

                      We have a package through Sunquest vacations so we are flying with Skyservice.
                      Kim & Erik
                      November 9, 2007
                      RIU Palace
                      Cabo San Lucas, Mexico




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