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#3211 JNagan2011

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    Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:15 PM

    Hey Dana, another questions in regards to ceremony music... did you bring your own CD then or use an ipod? I was wondering if that went smoothly?

     

    Lynn, I am going to do a first look.. I will have the photographer take pictures during this time and want to take some group shots before the ceremony. I just want that special moment before the actual ceremony so we can have time to talk and see each other without everyone watching. I do not like being center of attention or having people watch me, so every time I am at a wedding I tell Kory that we should have eloped so I won't have to do a whole ceremony with everyone watching us, lol!



    #3212 dana

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      Posted 16 November 2010 - 03:07 PM

      Nicyx-We used the resort photog. We got married at 3pm.

       

      Jen-I brought both, but I didn't want to give up my Ipod if I didn't have to but brought it just incase the CD I burned didn't work. Everything with the music went great, I labeled on the front what song was for what and everything was exactly right.



      #3213 janapana

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        Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:44 AM

        Ok Dana just a couple of questions for now..... did you pay the wedding co-ordinator before the wedding? Can you pay by cash or credit card and is it in USDollars or Pesos? And also what about the exit tax? what currency did you pay that in? Our UK travel agent has told us not to take USDollars as they won´t be accepted. can you fill me in?

         

        Also did you take your own chair bows or rent them from the resort?

         

        Your photos are absolutely beautiful. you look stunning!



        #3214 dana

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          Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:44 AM

          Janapana-We paid for the wedding by credit card the day of the wedding. The contract that she has you sign says that you have to pay 2 days before, but she verbally told me 1 day before. When I went to the front desk the day before the wedding the bill hadn't been added to my room yet so he told us to come back the next day (which was the day of the wedding). You will either have to pay by credit card or pesos because the RIU hotel is no longer taking amercian money. As for the rest of the places you can still pay with American money, the way they explained it to us is that the large corportations are no longer allowed to take american money (RIU being one), but small private places are still taking it. So if you want to pay cash then you'll have to do it in pesos, but you can use your credit card.

           

          We used American money for everything else b/c it was accepted everywhere else. We never changed anything into Pesos.

           

          You do not have an exit tax if you go through the airport, but we took a car service to Belize and if you go through the border by car it was $20 US per person. I'm not sure if it's different for the UK?

           

          I took my own chair bows b/c if you rent them it was $4/bow. I bought them online for $0.59 a piece and they came folded in small package and easy to transport. I just left them for the day of the wedding at the front desk and she had them put them on the chairs.



          #3215 janapana

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            Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:19 PM



            Originally Posted by dana 

            Janapana-We paid for the wedding by credit card the day of the wedding. The contract that she has you sign says that you have to pay 2 days before, but she verbally told me 1 day before. When I went to the front desk the day before the wedding the bill hadn't been added to my room yet so he told us to come back the next day (which was the day of the wedding). You will either have to pay by credit card or pesos because the RIU hotel is no longer taking amercian money. As for the rest of the places you can still pay with American money, the way they explained it to us is that the large corportations are no longer allowed to take american money (RIU being one), but small private places are still taking it. So if you want to pay cash then you'll have to do it in pesos, but you can use your credit card.

             

            We used American money for everything else b/c it was accepted everywhere else. We never changed anything into Pesos.

             

            You do not have an exit tax if you go through the airport, but we took a car service to Belize and if you go through the border by car it was $20 US per person. I'm not sure if it's different for the UK?

             

            I took my own chair bows b/c if you rent them it was $4/bow. I bought them online for $0.59 a piece and they came folded in small package and easy to transport. I just left them for the day of the wedding at the front desk and she had them put them on the chairs.



            thanks dana, i've bought my chair sashes off ebay already, they were like 50p each one, so i thought i'd chance it!

             

            you've totally put my mind at rest on the dollar/peso thing too, thanks. i think our exit tax is about 50USD to fly back to uk, will have to have that put to one side i think..... did you tip in pesos or dollars????



            #3216 dana

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              Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:18 PM

              Janapana-We only tipped in US dollars and believe me no one gave us back the money!

               

              Girls, I posted my review

               

              http://www.bestdesti...ew#post_1487307



              #3217 Nicyx

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                Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:57 AM

                I have booked my apt today for next wednesday to go and get measured for my dress.... Whoo Whoo.. :-)

                 

                Finally pulled my finger out!!! I will order and put deposit on too.... did ask to see if they would discount the dress coz im cheeky like that which she said she couldnt do but said she will throw a veil in... so £110 veil for nothing.... :-)

                 

                My dress is finally being ordered!!!! :-) Starting to feel "real now" x0x



                #3218 SCarp

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                  Posted 25 November 2010 - 03:36 AM

                  Dana, I'm so sad I cant see the pics you posted :( I swear I check daily to see if you posted them again! But thanks for the review, it helped so much! Especially since the rules, policies and prices change so often at Riu, maybe your experience will be similar to mine in two months!

                   

                  I just picked up my dress today from being altered.... took them 3 tries but I think its finally perfect. I have tried it on 3 times since I got home. I'm so freakin excited.

                   

                  Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I better try to go back to sleep now, goodnight!

                   

                   

                   

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                  #3219 janapana

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                    Posted 25 November 2010 - 08:08 AM



                    Originally Posted by SCarp 

                    Dana, I'm so sad I cant see the pics you posted :( I swear I check daily to see if you posted them again! But thanks for the review, it helped so much! Especially since the rules, policies and prices change so often at Riu, maybe your experience will be similar to mine in two months!

                     

                    I just picked up my dress today from being altered.... took them 3 tries but I think its finally perfect. I have tried it on 3 times since I got home. I'm so freakin excited.

                     

                    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I better try to go back to sleep now, goodnight!

                     

                     

                     

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                     Wow, your dress is gorgeous and your figure looks amazing!



                    #3220 Nicyx

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                      Posted 25 November 2010 - 12:13 PM


                       

                      Originally Posted by SCarp 

                      Dana, I'm so sad I cant see the pics you posted :( I swear I check daily to see if you posted them again! But thanks for the review, it helped so much! Especially since the rules, policies and prices change so often at Riu, maybe your experience will be similar to mine in two months!

                       

                      I just picked up my dress today from being altered.... took them 3 tries but I think its finally perfect. I have tried it on 3 times since I got home. I'm so freakin excited.

                       

                      Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I better try to go back to sleep now, goodnight!

                       

                       

                       

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                      STUNNING :-) x Beautiful dress, love the material x






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