RIU RM Palace Brides??
Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:55 AM
We booked our travel through a local TA, however some people will be booking on their own through expedia and sites like that. I have yet to see how that will turn out. Like Desiree I have no idea what the costs for 2010 are, sorry I can't help you there.
Thanks for your opinions on the outfits!
Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:22 AM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:35 AM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:48 PM
SDbeachgirl- I think they are pretty strict about having 80% of your guests staying at the Riu. Hopefully they don't want to stay anywhere else anyway, because if they do they won't be with everyone for the entire trip, unless of course they pay for a day pass to get into the Riu everyday you're there.
Lisa- I can't wait to see the pictures you posted! I'm sure they look great based on what everyone else said...I will look at them from my home computer tonight hopefully!
Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:53 PM
I think I might be able to answer a few questions for you. Samira, we are booking our trip with a travel agent who is going through a tour company (funjet). There are a lot of reasons we chose to go this route. The first is that we are getting a better price. Right now, with a minimum of 20 people in our group, we are getting the rates of $1645 for 7 nights and $1219 for 4 nights. That includes all flights and transfers. Also, for every 20 people that go into our group, one person goes for free. Dave and I are using that refund we get to take everyone on an excursion in Mexico. Another reason we are handing things this way is so that there is one person for your quests to go to with questions about the trip. It sounds like some of our guest plan on waiting till pretty last minute and trying to get a deal on Orbitz, and thats totally fine with me, but it just feels a little more safe to go through a tour company. It is my understanding that if you go through the Riu resort itself to book your stay, it is a little more expensive.
SDbeachgirl, I never really thought about the 80% rule, because I really didn't want anyone to book at another resort. The resorts seem to be their own little world, and since you're there for all your meals, beach time, and entertainment it seems like you really wouldn't see those people that didn't stay at the same resort as you. One of the things that really made me want to have a destination wedding is the idea that you get to spend a lot of good quality time with your nearest and dearest instead of only for a few minutes on your wedding day.
Lisa, I LOVE your bridal party outfits! The groomsmen pants are great, where did you get them?
Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:37 PM
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:55 PM
3 nights- $580, 4 nt $754, 5 nt $934, 7 nt $1289- to reserve these rates I can book each room with a $150 deposit- but I have not even sent out my STD's yet and dont plan on reserving rooms- I will just let everyone know asap.
SDbeachgirl~ Hello I think they are pretty serious about the 80% occupancy and wouldn't want to risk it. I dont plan on offering any other resorts as options to my guests.
Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:36 PM
Katie - I will also check out your website!
We have booked our date today June 5, 2010. I am super excited. But need to work on the Save the Dates now!
Paige - What kind of STD's are you sending out?
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