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#21 foxfirejg

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    Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:39 PM

    Hiya, I was wondering if you know how strict they are on the outside vendor for photography thing? I'm really not comfortable having the resort photographer do my pictures, so I'd like to bring in one of my own (unless yours are fantastic when you post them!). I'm thinking that if they are a guest, it shouldn't matter, but I don't know how that will work out.

    #22 Aarica

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      Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:55 PM

      They told me that if you bring an outside photographer, they have the be staying as a guest in the hotel. They have a contract with local photographers which is why it can be so difficult to bring an outside photographer in for just the day.

      #23 luvdezi

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        Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:14 AM

        Hi!!
        First of all congratulations!! I am also getting married at RPRM on August 2,2008.Thank you so much for this review..it has made me feel so much better.I also have a thousand questions... Did you have a welcome dinner? If you did,does it cost more? I loved your ideas about the maracas..totally stealing that!!! Also the welcome letter with an itinery on it. Did you print those up before you left? What time was your wedding and how much time did you have in between your ceremony and your dinner? I think that is it!! Once again,thank you for your review..it has really eased my mind!
        Desiree
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        #24 Jenn08

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          Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:53 PM

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          Originally Posted by luvdezi
          Hi!!
          First of all congratulations!! I am also getting married at RPRM on August 2,2008.Thank you so much for this review..it has made me feel so much better.I also have a thousand questions... Did you have a welcome dinner? If you did,does it cost more? I loved your ideas about the maracas..totally stealing that!!! Also the welcome letter with an itinery on it. Did you print those up before you left? What time was your wedding and how much time did you have in between your ceremony and your dinner? I think that is it!! Once again,thank you for your review..it has really eased my mind!
          Desiree
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          Thank you. We did not have a welcome dinner but we did eat together as a big group a few times. They let us make these reservations more than the max 3 days in advance 'cause we were such a large group (31). I'm sure you could arrange to eat together the first day but I'd book this in advance via email.
          I did print my letters before I left. I'm sure you could do it down there but it'd be a lot harder. My wedding was at 5 pm and it was still hot! We had 3 hours between our ceremony and dinner.

          #25 Jenn08

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            Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by foxfirejg
            Hiya, I was wondering if you know how strict they are on the outside vendor for photography thing? I'm really not comfortable having the resort photographer do my pictures, so I'd like to bring in one of my own (unless yours are fantastic when you post them!). I'm thinking that if they are a guest, it shouldn't matter, but I don't know how that will work out.
            Hi:) Sorry but I'm not going to be posting my pics. I'm no photographer myself but I thought they were well done. We also got our prints and cd with JPEG photos after we left. The photog himself was professional and willing to work with us rather than tell us what to do. I even emailed him a month after the wedding for a photo I forgot to order and he's currently looking it up.
            His name is Juan Carlos Magallon, unfortunately I can't remember his website. I'll PM you his email. Good luck.

            #26 Jenn08

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              Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:27 PM

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              YEAH!! So glad to read your review. We are getting married at the Riu RM Palace as well in Feb 09. We really loved the place when we did our site visits and everyone we talked to that was or had stayed there had glowing reviews. Thanks for the info it is always helpful to get first hand stories.

              One question for you Jenn where did you find the maracas for $1? We really wanted to do that as well and if we could buy them there it would be great. Ok two questions, do you know if we were to order tumblers (coffee mug style) would we be able to ship them to the resort, would they accept them? We thought this would be a good idea to give to the guest for their drinks for the week, both eco-friendly (not so much plastic use) as well as keep those frozen drinks cold longer :)

              Anyhow -looking forward to any other info from brides that are getting married at the Palace.

              Thanks again and congrats-
              Jaime
              Hi. I found the maracas in the little tourist town Playa del Carmen. Some vendors list them for up to $5 but they'll sell them to you for $1 if you're buying a bunch. As for the shipping, I'm really not sure. I'm sure that the resort would accept it for you but I'm not sure that it would even get there safe never mind be properly delivered to you by the resort. Good luck!

              #27 Jenn08

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                Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:39 PM

                OK, I think that I've replied to everyone's questions now. I'm sorry to say that I will be signing off this site. I appreciate all the help I've received and hope that I've helped out a little myself. Good luck.

                #28 margarosa

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                  Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:38 AM

                  Dear Jenn,
                  Thank you very much for your review. I'm getting married there in November. I was planning to hold my reception at Chillis. Would you recomend the Botafogo better than Chillis?
                  I was so worried about my hair and make up. So knowing that the Spa worked out well for you make feel better! Thanks!

                  #29 Aarica

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                    Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:10 AM

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                    Dear Jenn,
                    Thank you very much for your review. I'm getting married there in November. I was planning to hold my reception at Chillis. Would you recomend the Botafogo better than Chillis?
                    I was so worried about my hair and make up. So knowing that the Spa worked out well for you make feel better! Thanks!
                    I am getting married there on October 4th and having my reception at Chillis. I like the fact that it is open to the beach and the food is supposed to be really good! For the spa, I am doing my hair and makeup myself... so I have no one else to blame if it turns out terrible... hopefully it won't!!! :)

                    #30 margarosa

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                      Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:52 AM

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                      Originally Posted by Aarica
                      I am getting married there on October 4th and having my reception at Chillis. I like the fact that it is open to the beach and the food is supposed to be really good! For the spa, I am doing my hair and makeup myself... so I have no one else to blame if it turns out terrible... hopefully it won't!!! :)
                      Congratulations!! We should get in touch when you come back!! And you can tell me all about it! How exciting!!I am helpless with my hair!! The best I manage to do with it is a ponytail.lol!!

                      Have you seen the flowers? They sent me a few photos but I don't really like any of them!
                      Well, I hope you have a lovely time!!And look forward to see all your pics!!

                      Susana.




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