RIU RM Palace Brides??
Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:30 AM
I had a slight freak out moment yesterday! My TA called to tell us that a lot of our guests have been price shopping on their own (which I fully support) but when they email her to see if she can match, they have quoted the price for the RIU Palace Mexico, which we all know looks exactly the same, and is only a few minutes away! Now I'm desperately trying to spread the word to everyone that the wedding is at the RIU RM and not RIU Mexico! Of course I'm worried that some people won't check with the TA and will book at RIU Mexico, and you know we need 90% of our guests at the resort to have the wedding. I originally put it everywhere I could think of, It's on the "Save the Dates" and the website, etc...
Has anyone encountered this problem? If so, how did you resolve it? I just don't want people to spend hundreds/thousands to come and end up at the wrong resort! My main issue is that my mom is italian and I initally only wanted to invite like 75 people, our guest list ended up over 200, because we figured most of them wouldn't come anyway.
Now I'm trying to contact 200 (most of which are my moms random people) to clarify the resort!
And on a random side note, a few of my guests have found airfare from Chicago direct to cancun w/ American Airlines, for $250 round trip! Alot of the guests will be spending under 1K so I'm VERY excited about that!! Sorry this is so long
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:20 AM
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:54 AM
tylersgirl - That's pretty lame that they won't let you pick your location and flowers, etc. Do they change the options all the time? Or are they just too busy to deal with it? I feel your pain, I want to know everything now, and my wedding isn't for 10 months. So, when you get to choose everything 1-2 months before, do they send you photos of the flowers and cakes to choose from? I've seen what people have ended up with in their reviews, but it would be nice to have some idea of what the options look like before you get there.
On a side note, I'm really excited to hear about msbettybernier's trip down to the RPRM! This photographer situation is really stressing me out.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:55 AM
I am excited to hear about msbettybernier's trip as well. I don't care about the photography, but I want to hear what she thought about it. We never did a site visit so it will be our first time there. I feel like I have already been there though because I have seen so many pics on here and tripadvisor.com.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:10 PM
| Originally Posted by tylersgirl |
I contacted the RIU the other day to see if they would give me all the information about my wedding (cake choices, reception location, etc), but sadly they said they would contact me 1-2 months before the wedding I am ready now! I hate waiting, haha
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:26 PM
I heard all those things about the cake as well, which doesn't bother me at all. I've never had a piece of wedding cake that I've liked. For our AHR, we're actually having a giant tiered creme brulee thing made by a friend that is a pastry chef. That should be interesting, she said there will be innertubes involved in the baking process. I hear you on the drinking rather than eating this as well! I wish we could see the flowers though. It looks like the options are roses or a tropical mix.
The photography is actually the most important thing to me. Our grandmothers will not be coming to the wedding because of health reasons, and I'm very close to my grandmother. I really want her to feel like she was there with us when she sees the pictures. I really want a lot of pictures of all the things we do outside of the actual wedding and reception, and I don't think the resort photographer would be available for that kind of thing. So, thats why I'm so crazy about the photographer thing. I am dying to hear what she thought of the place overall though. I've been to the Riu Palace Las Americas before and it was really beautiful, the staff was great, and the rooms were really nice. That's a big part of why we chose the RPRM, but it is a little nerve racking to not have been to the place we're getting married.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:28 PM
I totally agree with Katie, fine if you don't want to allow us to make the choices right now, but at least let us see what the options are! Tylersgirl- at least you only have like 1 month to go! Maybe any other brides out there can post the options they were given recently, if their wedding is approaching!!
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:33 PM
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