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#3691 shes2013

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    Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

     

    celestial did you pay for a private reception, or she just set you up there? Also where did you end up doing your dancing? :)

    Originally Posted by celestial419 

    Shes2013- Congrats and Welcome!

     

    Prices and open reservations will not be available for the resort probably 10 months outs.  I remember planning my wedding and wanted to set a date right away but I had to wait until the resort opened the reservations for the next year.  For the best costs, I would not recommend going throught the direct RIU site, I noticed their prices are a little inflated.  For a party of 20 guests, try finding a travel agent that can book your flights, coordinate your car services to and from the airport, and have them find you the best deals. 

    I had about 14 ppl total and went through this site and found a travel agent.  Wendy Hicks was awesome!  Travel agents usually can price match if prices go down throughout the year and should not charge you any extra fees. 

     

    As for the cocktail hour, my guests had a cocktails by the lobby while they waited for us to finish taking pictures.  We didn't serve food at cocktail, they just had drinks by the bar and it seemed fine with everyone, since the resort feeds you so well.   After cocktail, we had a private dinner.  We didn't have a full on reception and didn't really mind.  With less than 20 people, it was very intimate and was perfect.  We did bring our our music system and had our first dance as well as dances with mom and dad.  Believe me, with or without a reception, your friends and family will not care (hopefully).  I felt the same way about not having the traditional reception with the bouquet toss, music and dancing.. but in the end it was perfect not having all of that.  No matter what, they will be talking for years about how great your destination wedding was! 

    Being married just a year ago, our guests want us to all go back and do it all over again.

     

     

     



    #3692 shes2013

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      Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:47 AM

      Thanks celestial. It made me feel better that you reassured me that without a reception my friends & family would not care, because I know they won't in the end. & we would just enjoy the night together whatever it brings. I guess it is a little hard getting over the traditional things, that I truly didn't want anyways. haha. I figured if I couldn't have my dances at the reception, i'll just take a portable ipod player, set it up at the beach & dance away ;)



      #3693 Nicyx

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        Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:32 AM

        Nice to see some more RPRM brides :-) I keep checking in from time to time. Well it was one year & 1 week ago since we tied the knot... Cant believe where time has gone!!!!

        Happy planning ladies xxx



        #3694 shes2013

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          Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

          Originally Posted by Nicyx 

          Nice to see some more RPRM brides :-) I keep checking in from time to time. Well it was one year & 1 week ago since we tied the knot... Cant believe where time has gone!!!!

          Happy planning ladies xxx

          Congrats, I seen your review. Your pics are beautiful <3!



          #3695 jessd123

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            Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

            I am planning a wedding for RPRM in May 2013!!! I was actually wondering when/how we can find out the cost of the extra's?? Do I have to wait for the wedding planner to contact me 2 months before the wedding??



            #3696 shes2013

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              Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

              Originally Posted by jessd123 

              I am planning a wedding for RPRM in May 2013!!! I was actually wondering when/how we can find out the cost of the extra's?? Do I have to wait for the wedding planner to contact me 2 months before the wedding??

               Hi Jess! How exciting, have you two already set a date? You could email the corrdinator for an extras price list or I could email you one if you'd like. Just let me know :)



              #3697 jessd123

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                Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:46 AM

                Our date is May 4th!! I am very excited!! If you would e mail me that list that would be awesome! brwneyedgrl0326@hotmail.com. I dont think I am a priority to e mail back at this point since it is so far away! lol.

                Thanks!!!



                #3698 elissae

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                Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:32 AM



                Our date is May 4th!! I am very excited!! If you would e mail me that list that would be awesome! brwneyedgrl0326@hotmail.com. I dont think I am a priority to e mail back at this point since it is so far away! lol.

                Thanks!!!


                Blissfully married since April 2, 2013.


                #3699 jessd123

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                  Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

                  Are you booking through the resort or a travel agent???



                  #3700 elissae

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                  Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

                  I booked the actual wedding date with the resort online and then booked the actual rooms through a Travel Agent I found here on this website, Wendy Hicks with Wright Travel.


                  Blissfully married since April 2, 2013.





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