RIU RM Palace Brides??
Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:07 PM
As for my dress fitting last week...it didn't go well at all! I live in upstate NY and ended up getting my dress in Manhattan, which is about three hours away. Me and my mom took the train in that morning...arrived for my appointment at 11am...and then was told that the seamstress WASN'T COMING IN!!! I can't believe they didn't even call to tell me! They blamed it on the two inches of snow they got and told me she couldn't travel in...then I told them I traveled three hours to get there, and had NO PROBLEM, so that's no excuse! So I ended up trying my dress on at least, and realizing that it still needs more alterations, which were then relayed to the seamstress. My mom also called the manager and the seamstress to complain, so at least now they're giving me some of my money back. But now I have to go back this Saturday, again when the seamstress won't be there, because she doesn't work on weekends (RIDICULOUS)...and HOPE that everything is finally ok with it so I can take it home!
On the plus side though, I did find new shoes for my dress that I'm in love with! So I guess it was worth the trip just for that reason alone!
Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:10 PM
FYI: For those of you planning on giving welcome bags to your guests upon check-in, Ael said the front desk staff is able to hand out the bags, we just need to make sure we label the bags and give a guest list to the front desk manager. She also noted “Bare in mind that a charge does not apply for this service but a token of appreciation will be more then welcomed.”
Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:39 PM
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:51 PM
Glad everyone had a good Vday- Congrats on the one year Katie! I am so sorry to hear about your dress. Like Alexis said though- hopefully this is the worst that will happen. I know how you feel- my boutique that I’m getting my dress at is about 2 ½ hours away- what a pain to have driven all of that way! Hoping the best for you!! Also- GORGEOUS shoes! I have to say, I am partial to pink (my shoes are pink!) but they are both beautiful. I say keep em both, that way you’ll have a wedding pair and a fun pair. We can never have too many pairs of shoes.
Thanks for the heads up Alexis! I’m not giving OOT bags, but mugs and welcome books. I was a tad nervous on how that would work.
I have a question for all past and future brides. For those that are doing the semi private dinner, is anyone doing placecards/seating chart? I don’t think I’ve asked this yet--- I’m getting maracas made, and thought it would be cute to put guests names and Playa del Carmen, 2010 on them, but I’m afraid set up will be too difficult. Just wanted to see if anyone else was doing them and how it would work?
Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:48 PM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:43 PM
I can't believe everyones dresses are getting in- So exciting! I can't believe mine still wont be in till March- only leaves 1 1/2 months for alterations and I haven't seen it since I ordered it in October! I was waiting to see it before shoe shopping but maybe I should get started incase it takes a while.
Today is FI and I's last 'dating anniversary' 8 years!
Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:52 PM
Ok, Katie and Paige, I'm convinced. No seating chart, no placecards. I don't want to have to worry about a single thing on that day. It would probably just cause confusion. Check that off of the list- thanks!
Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:41 AM
My guests ate ready to start booking so I am not sure what to do.
Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:56 AM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:32 PM
She makes the most gorgeous ones, and you can personalize them to your color, theme, etc. She told me that the shipping to the US is outrageous, so my photog was gracious enough to let me ship them to her, and she will bring them. I can't wait to see them on my wedding day! It will be a fun surprise.
I have another question for everyone- past brides, or those that have been in contact w/ the coordinator. What do you do for your ceremony music? I know in the packages it says 'recorded music' or something like that, but can I bring my own CD? I originally was going to do the mariachis, but since you only get them for an hour, I didn't want them standing around for a ceremony. Thought they might be better at the cocktail hour, AND FI really wants certain music to walk to....
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