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#21 weddingchick

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    Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:54 AM

    Great review. This will certainly be helpful to RIU Yucatan brides. BTW, the pics you took came out great.

    Congratulations!

    #22 brit11898

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      Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:14 PM

      I am getting married here May 2009- and I love all these pics. It makes me so nervous because you check travel/hotel reviews and there are so many that go both ways... your review really had some great advice.
      Love the pics and the idea of the horseshoe table- do you have Eric's contact info- I would love to speak with him also.

      Also- we are still wondering what we are going to do for after dinner. We are younger and so my fiance was thinking about going into down and hitting up the clubs- but the i think what about our first dance and that stuff- is there a way to have that and just get some speakers and bring our ipod
      any advice would be greatly appreciated.
      thank so much!!!

      #23 katrina

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        Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:28 PM

        hello!
        i do not have eric's contact info but when you meet with the WC tell her you'd like to meet with him.. that's all i did. actually, i didn't ask- they suggested that i meet with him since i had so much stuff.

        we didn't have anything planned for after dinner. the way we figured it was, we spent every day hanging out and drinking and swimming so we didn't feel the need to have a structured reception. instead, some went to bed, some went for a walk along the beach, and some of us hung out at the bar. going into town is definately an option! there are great bars in town.

        we didn't do a first dance or bring an ipod. the restaurant has nice music playing in the background and there are also other people dining so i'm not sure if playing an ipod would be disturbing or not.

        #24 brit11898

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          Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:38 PM

          Thanks for all the advice!!

          #25 Kristin

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            Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:25 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Aarica
            Great Review! Everything looked awesome! I am getting married at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya in October. Do you know the name of your photographer?

            Aarica, How was your wedding? Can you give some info? How many guests? What time was the ceremony and where? Civil, Religious, etc? What time was dinner and where? Did you have anything set up after dinner like a reception or anything? DJ/Disco? Did you do a rehearsal dinner with all of your guests? Any information you have would be great! Thanks! Kristin

            #26 Kristin

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              Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:30 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by katrina
              hello!
              i do not have eric's contact info but when you meet with the WC tell her you'd like to meet with him.. that's all i did. actually, i didn't ask- they suggested that i meet with him since i had so much stuff.

              we didn't have anything planned for after dinner. the way we figured it was, we spent every day hanging out and drinking and swimming so we didn't feel the need to have a structured reception. instead, some went to bed, some went for a walk along the beach, and some of us hung out at the bar. going into town is definately an option! there are great bars in town.

              we didn't do a first dance or bring an ipod. the restaurant has nice music playing in the background and there are also other people dining so i'm not sure if playing an ipod would be disturbing or not.
              Katrina, Did you do a rehearsal dinner with your guests the night before? I'm not sure if I should include everyone in on a dinner reservation or not? Also, what time was your ceremony and what time was your dinner? There is such a long wait time between the dinner and the ceremony...Thanks!

              #27 katrina

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                Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:21 PM

                yes, we had a "welcome" dinner- there is no actual rehearsal so we included everyone. we had our ceremony at 3 and dinner at 6:45. it is a long time but with pictures and the cocktail time, no one noticed. we got chips and guac to hold everyone over. :)

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Kristin
                Katrina, Did you do a rehearsal dinner with your guests the night before? I'm not sure if I should include everyone in on a dinner reservation or not? Also, what time was your ceremony and what time was your dinner? There is such a long wait time between the dinner and the ceremony...Thanks!


                #28 Kara&Ryan

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                  Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:45 PM

                  Your review is great! We are getting married there May! I am excited and nervous! I have so many questions still!!

                  One thing I would love to know is where you got your starfish decorations that are on the table and by the guestbook! Thanks, I have been looking for similar ones!!

                  Also, how long was the ceremony?? Was the dinner private Do they have a mic to do speeches with? thanks!!!
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                  #29 katrina

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                    Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:39 AM

                    the starfish were from here:
                    Your review is great! We are getting married there May! I am excited and nervous! I have so many questions still!!

                    One thing I would love to know is where you got your starfish decorations that are on the table and by the guestbook! Thanks, I have been looking for similar ones!!

                    Also, how long was the ceremony?? Was the dinner private Do they have a mic to do speeches with? thanks!!!


                    #30 brit11898

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                      Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

                      Hi again! I am loving all the posts and great tips- keep them coming. I was wondering about sunset times. We are having a 5:00pm wedding on May 22, 2009- and I am wondering about pictures. My fiacne really wants to wait to see me till right down the isle and do the pics afterwards- but will it be too dark??




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