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I am not sure how much it costs to pay for a private reception. Regarding chair covers and chair bows - I think the cost is one of the extra add-ons. The website says its $5 per chair cover and over $10 per chair bow. I think I'm going to buy my own chair bows because you can get them for cheap.

 

I contacted the WC regarding TTD and Mariana wrote:

 

"Regarding to your email, I would like to inform you that we do have a photographer, but this person does not work on Sundays, if in this case is not Sunday the day after your ceremony I'm sure you will find her or him, but just wanted to remind you that this is not included in your package, I will recommend you that as soon as you arrive to the hotel, contact him or let your on site coordinator know about, for book your session."

 

Hope that helps for those of you who want to do TTD! I am still not sure how much it costs.

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Hey Ginalyn and Nessa! I bought 50 chair bows from Elegant Perspectives. I think the website is Elegant Perspectives - Wholesale wedding decor, sashes, chair bows, chair covers, tablecloth and more! -they have an Ebay site too. I think with shipping and everything I am paying around 1.50 per chair cover. Way cheaper than the $4 at the RIU....and we get to keep them for our at home reception! Does anyone know if they offer a cocktail hour after the ceremonyhuh.gif Does anyone have a price list for this? Let me know! Thanks girls!!! I have less than 6 months to go!

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hi, im getting married at the rprm in about a month and i seriously feel like i haven't done much to plan for it, but i guess thats how a destination wedding kind of is! i just hope everything comes together when we get there. anyways, YES, they do offer a cocktail hour after the ceremony. the wedding planner sent me this,

 

"- Yes, we could arrange a non-private cocktail before dinner. This has no extra charge, we set-up a few tables for your group at the lobby bar and if you wish to add any appetizers during this time, we can do so at an additional cost. Please find enclosed the list of options."

 

i attached the appetizer list they sent me, but i think it is strange that they make you pay for this at an all inclusive restaurant. im planning on doing the cocktail hour but maybe just with drinks and the trio will be playing as well. we are getting married at 4 and having the dinner at 7, so im hoping this will entertain the guests during the inbetween time. hope this helps!

 

 

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Thanks so much Kate! I feel like I am really unprepared too. Please write a review or post pics when you get back so I can know what to expect. PM me if you want =) Congrats on getting married in a month!

 

I don't think we will do the appetizers either and we will have the mariachi band too. Thanks so much for the price list! Desiree

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Ok my wedding was AWESOME!! Don't stress, it's not worth it and everything will turn out great. The wedding staff and hotel staff was on top of everything and helped so much. Garrett and I got married on Feb. 5th 2009 at the RIU RM Palace.

 

Here is my quick review and a link to some of the pictures his mom took while we where there. Also the page that says RIU wedding was the photographer from the resort. We had the new girl and we found 24 pics we liked but not any more than that. She didn't use a flash so some of them had big shadows on our faces, but we were very lucky to have Garrett's mom and her friend Eric take some pics for us.

 

We got the caprice package- spa was good and the lady who did my hair and nails was excellent. I have very thin and fine hair and she did it great! Sorry after a 2 week honeymoon I forget names. Chair covers (white) are included in the package- no bows- but for 20-25min ceremony I didn't feel they were needed. My brother did our ceremony as he is a pastor in the states and we just did symbolic because we didn't want the hassle when we were there.

 

The wedding was at 4pm the reception at BogoFoto at 8:45pm, at first I was worried about having so much time between the dinner and the wedding but it worked out very well. The happy hour in the bar was nice and all of our guests had time to visit and the mariachi band was very good entertainment.

 

Note: I did not pay for the private dinner but still got one. I had 58 guests and they gave us the restaurant for our dinner private. I didn't do the DJ opted for the mariachi band instead during happy hour.

 

We did get the suite and I would recommend it for any wedding couple- the view and the outdoor jacuzzi was excellent, ask for 2115 if you can I think that was the number to our room and it was the closest to the beach and pool, we got some great pictures and really enjoyed having the private balcony x2.

 

My flowers were beautiful- see pictures. The cake had mixed reviews we didn't pay extra for it or for decorations. Some loved it some didn't but overall the dessert bar was more then enough.

 

We purchased maracas for everyone at the reception dinner and had them pre-placed at each seat. (they cost ~$1 each in playa del carmen) the best we could negotiate was 10% off when we bought 60. It worked great for a substitute for clanking the glassware to get us to kiss and our guests really liked that they got to take them home as a gift.

 

I had typed an itinerary prior to going and had the front dest hand them out with a travel mug to each guest so that we could cut down on the plastic cups used and also keep our drinks cold when poolside. With the mugs we also got bigger drinks and didn't have to take as many trips to the bar :) They went over well and everyone used them the whole week.

 

It went so well, I am so happy I picked the RIU RM Palace. If you guys have other questions feel freel to ask I'll try to make sure I check this every few days.

 

Here is the link to some of the pictures- it will be growing each few days as my mom in law adds pictures.

 

http://www.fototime.com/inv/223866DE291E4D3

 

Good luck to all of you and really don't stress I didn't plan much and felt like I was unprepared and it went so well.

 

Jaime

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oh my gosh, thank you so much for your review and reassuring me that everything is going to turn out amazing! i love your photos on the beach and you look beautiful! i do have one question. which restaurant did you choose to have the rehearsal dinner at? also did you actually do a rehearsal or no? thank you again for all your information, i can not wait to get there! kate

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Hey Ginalyn and Nessa! I bought 50 chair bows from Elegant Perspectives. I think the website is Elegant Perspectives - Wholesale wedding decor, sashes, chair bows, chair covers, tablecloth and more! -they have an Ebay site too. I think with shipping and everything I am paying around 1.50 per chair cover. Way cheaper than the $4 at the RIU....and we get to keep them for our at home reception! Does anyone know if they offer a cocktail hour after the ceremonyhuh.gif Does anyone have a price list for this? Let me know! Thanks girls!!! I have less than 6 months to go!
Thanks for the Chairbow information. I always like saving money.

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