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Nicola- your dress is gorgeous :) :) Our legal day was great! Even though we had never met the judge, he did a great job and said very good things. We then celebrated by going to dinner to our favorite restaurant, also the restaurant we went to after he proposed, and we ended up having the same server so it was kind of funny. 

 

I had a girls night in from my bachelorette party on Friday, and then one of my bestfriends/bridesmaid bachelorette party last night. SO much fun :)

 

Well 22 days until I am really married :) I cannot believe how fast time has gone. It seems like just yesterday we got engaged! With my bachelorette party and showers done, this next week the suitcases come out to begin packing. That is going to make it feel even more real!

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Originally Posted by JNagan2011 View Post

 

 

Well 22 days until I am really married :) I cannot believe how fast time has gone. It seems like just yesterday we got engaged! With my bachelorette party and showers done, this next week the suitcases come out to begin packing. That is going to make it feel even more real!

 

 

So exciting, the suitcases are coming out!

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OMG Jen.... wow... how excited are you :-) Brilliant.... how fast the time is going x

 

And Jo 4 weeks for you... :-)

 

Im so excted for you girls x

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Hi ladies..

Some not so good news.

 

My FI and I have decided to postpone the wedding.

 

BUT... we are keeping the discounted group rate and we still will be going the week of June 23-29... and we have plenty of rooms still open in our group rate.

So if any of you would like to join our group and take a site visit to RIU before your wedding....

at the discounted group rate... send me a PM and I will give you more details!

 

I am also planning on selling my wedding jewelry... which is very beachy. I will post a pic up soon.

 

Thanks, and I must say it's been a pleasure being a part of this forum. :-)

 

Adrienne

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Adrienne- Oh no, I hope everything is okay?

 

Jen-I thought it would feel real when I started packing, but it didn't feel real until I got to the resort!

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Adrienne- oh no, I am sorry to hear that. Hope everything is okay!

 

Dana- yea, i am starting to realize that, lol. It just seems like work now to pack and to figure out what else I may need. But exactly 2 weeks from today I will be dancing at our reception in Mexico.

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My fiance and I are getting married at the Riu Palace May 14th.  I am starting to get nervous about not knowing all of the details about the wedding.  If anyone could give me some insight it would be great.  We are having a semi-private reception but haven't picked a restaurant yet.  I am wondering how the semi-private reception works.  Can we bring our own music, can we do all the traditional dances...first dance, father and bride, mother and groom?  Also if you have any suggestions on which restaurants are better that would help.  Thank you so much. 

Michelle and Justin

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Just had my phone meeting with Nancy the wedding coordinator yesterday. Shell, to answer your question, no you can't have your own music and dancing if you do the semi-private dinner reception. But I think you may be able to rent out the disco hall next door? I didn't ask about that. For that reason, we have decided to pay the extra $25 per person to have a private reception. It gets us the restaurant from 7-11 and you can choose to have a DJ for $1700 (have heard several prices actually) or rent their sound system and use your own CD or ipod for $4-500. I am not sure what to do about that, because this whole time I had thought bringing your own music was totally free. We chose to do our dinner at Chili's.

 

The other added cost that I wasn't aware of is that they have changed the wedding packages for 2011, so the Royal Package which I had signed up for months ago, which included everything for 40 people, will only be for 15 people in 2011. So, I have exactly 40 people so I can either pay $300 for the extra people to have cake or upgrade to the Caprice package, which includes 40 people now. I just didn't know if a mani/pedi and hairstyle was worth an extra $800 for that package.

 

In addition, Nancy keeps giving me different prices for the same things and on the phone she still isn't sure of herself. Other than that though, I am happy with our plan. I know from all the past brides on here I shouldnt sweat the small stuff and I'm mostly just sooo excited. 51 days for me!

 

Does anyone know if the Lobby Bar or Lyrico Bar is better than the other for the cocktail hour? I am confused now because I think I've heard good things about both. I'm guessing either place would be fine. But if you have any input, please let me know!

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Hey ladies,

 

I just got back from mexico and let me tell you it was amazing!!!

 

We had the royal package with 27 guests and I couldnâ€t really ask for more.  My one recommendation is that if you have chair bows and want them back make sure  you have someone to collect them after the ceremony or they will get lost! They set up a rehearsal dinner for us the night before and the reception was semi-private at Chilies. We were told if we have had our own ipod/speakers we could bring it to the reception but we forgot.. oh well.  Overall everything was great!

Please let me know if you have any specific questions!

Lynn

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Originally Posted by aalva416 View Post

Hi ladies..

Some not so good news.

 

My FI and I have decided to postpone the wedding.

 

BUT... we are keeping the discounted group rate and we still will be going the week of June 23-29... and we have plenty of rooms still open in our group rate.

So if any of you would like to join our group and take a site visit to RIU before your wedding....

at the discounted group rate... send me a PM and I will give you more details!

 

I am also planning on selling my wedding jewelry... which is very beachy. I will post a pic up soon.

 

Thanks, and I must say it's been a pleasure being a part of this forum. :-)

 

Adrienne


Adrienne.... sorry to hear your news :-( I hope everything is ok.... Thinking of you x

 


 

Originally Posted by shell2880 View Post

My fiance and I are getting married at the Riu Palace May 14th.  I am starting to get nervous about not knowing all of the details about the wedding.  If anyone could give me some insight it would be great.  We are having a semi-private reception but haven't picked a restaurant yet.  I am wondering how the semi-private reception works.  Can we bring our own music, can we do all the traditional dances...first dance, father and bride, mother and groom?  Also if you have any suggestions on which restaurants are better that would help.  Thank you so much. 

Michelle and Justin



Welcome & congratulations.... you will definatly have your answers in no time on here im sure xox



Originally Posted by SCarp View Post

Just had my phone meeting with Nancy the wedding coordinator yesterday. Shell, to answer your question, no you can't have your own music and dancing if you do the semi-private dinner reception. But I think you may be able to rent out the disco hall next door? I didn't ask about that. For that reason, we have decided to pay the extra $25 per person to have a private reception. It gets us the restaurant from 7-11 and you can choose to have a DJ for $1700 (have heard several prices actually) or rent their sound system and use your own CD or ipod for $4-500. I am not sure what to do about that, because this whole time I had thought bringing your own music was totally free. We chose to do our dinner at Chili's.

 

The other added cost that I wasn't aware of is that they have changed the wedding packages for 2011, so the Royal Package which I had signed up for months ago, which included everything for 40 people, will only be for 15 people in 2011. So, I have exactly 40 people so I can either pay $300 for the extra people to have cake or upgrade to the Caprice package, which includes 40 people now. I just didn't know if a mani/pedi and hairstyle was worth an extra $800 for that package.

 

In addition, Nancy keeps giving me different prices for the same things and on the phone she still isn't sure of herself. Other than that though, I am happy with our plan. I know from all the past brides on here I shouldnt sweat the small stuff and I'm mostly just sooo excited. 51 days for me!

 

Does anyone know if the Lobby Bar or Lyrico Bar is better than the other for the cocktail hour? I am confused now because I think I've heard good things about both. I'm guessing either place would be fine. But if you have any input, please let me know!


Thanks for sharing the info :-) xox

 



Originally Posted by DreamingofSunshine View Post


Hey ladies,

 

I just got back from mexico and let me tell you it was amazing!!!

 

We had the royal package with 27 guests and I couldnâ€t really ask for more.  My one recommendation is that if you have chair bows and want them back make sure  you have someone to collect them after the ceremony or they will get lost! They set up a rehearsal dinner for us the night before and the reception was semi-private at Chilies. We were told if we have had our own ipod/speakers we could bring it to the reception but we forgot.. oh well.  Overall everything was great!

Please let me know if you have any specific questions!

Lynn


CONGRATULATIONS :-)

 

WOW, WOW, WOW :-) Wll you be posting pix? and/or a review? xox

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