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#1 KristinaV

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    Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:20 AM

    I will use the same title since I am getting married on the 15th of November at the Riu Palace. (see you there Nanner)

    Question: I have about 55 guests coming to Cabo. Most of which are between 26 and 38. **I feel sorry for the bartenders already. :)

    To make this wedding as cost friendly as possible, we chose just to have the reception dinner at the Mexican restaurant as a semi-private event since that is what was included in the package. My fear with this is I am not sure what to expect. Daniela mentioned that there will be room for a small dance floor (first dance only) but in all reality, are we all going to be able to get up and dance and actually have a good time pre and post dinner?

    Second question is: If this is the the right spot for us, what do you suggest? By all the papers Daniela sent me, to do a private event, it looks like I would have to pay for a private spot of $500, then pay per head to eat which is about $30, then $15 a head for open bar. This will add an additional $4,000. Is this right?


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    #2 Kelly C

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      Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

      Sounds about right. Most us are doing the semi private. After dinner we are going to the lobby bar and then out for the night.
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      #3 Nanner431

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        Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:35 PM

        We aren't doing our supper as a private event as we figured with 55 of us that we would have a good protion of the steakhouse. We also requested 1 table with everyone so we thought we would save that cost. We did however book the nightclub at the resort for the $500 fee just to have a private place to do the first dance. Everyone said the nightclub is never full but this way it guarantees us the club from 8-11 on the night of the 14th. You will see us there!!!

        #4 Nanner431

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          Posted 08 October 2008 - 01:36 PM

          Oh and has Daniela contacted you any further than the inital contact with all the paperwork?

          #5 KristinaV

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            Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:15 PM

            What a great idea. I did not realize you could book a spot without having the whole meal there. Thanks for the info. I will have to talk with my fiance' about that and see if it is open. Are you having drinks there as well and if you are, do you have to pay a fee for the drinks?

            I email Daniela regularly with questions and she normally replies back within 24hours. The last thing I need to give her is my flower order and if I want to up the cake count, etc. Guess she is making the final bill.

            BTW, Hope you have some single friends coming. I am sure some of my crew would be happy if you did. HA.

            #6 KristinaV

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              Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:53 PM

              One last thing... we have 25 rooms booked (including ours). Do you know if we get our room at no cost or did we need 26 rooms booked? I know the rule was 25 and you get yours free but we are on the cusp.

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              #7 Nanner431

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                Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:06 PM

                The steakhouse is where we are having our whole supper. We just didn't need to pay for private....it just doesn't guarantee you'll have to whole resturant however you still have a mic and ipod player to play music. I haven't talked to her since June or July - does that seem right?

                No single friends but sounds like between your group and our group - it's going to be busy. We have some pretty serious drinking vetrans as well...lol.

                What day do you fly in?

                I didn't realize that you got your room free with 25 rooms.....we would be really close to that too. I will have to ask.

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                #8 Nanner431

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                  Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:07 PM

                  Oh and yes if you choose to have your supper in one of the resturants without making it a private event then beer & wine are included. They will charge for other drinks however we just told everyone if they wanted something else to go to the bar and get it....doesn't really make sense being that it's an all inclusive resort.

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                  #9 KristinaV

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                    Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:40 PM

                    No, that does not make sense that you have not talked to her in that long. In fact, just now I even received a check list of stuff I need to get completed, she told me to send her my whole guest list and a wedding rules list for me to sign and fax back. She also gave me the consulting meeting time, and blood test time.

                    With that said, I just booked everything in July so she could be playing catch up with me.

                    I asked her about the 25 rooms question so once I get the reply, I will let you know.

                    you may want to get in touch with her. Put your wedding date and time in the header.

                    We get in on Tuesday the 11th.

                    #10 jennyle0082

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                      Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:29 PM

                      Hi Girls,
                      I am getting married at the RIU Palace on the 24th. We have about 50 people coming and did not want a "semi private" reception. So.. we rented out the entire San Jose restaurant for $1800.00 from 6:30-11:00. They give you a choice of menus for the restaurant and it includes beer and wine. We wanted to have enough room to dance and not have to worry about other people since our party is kinda big.

                      That might be an option that you would want to think about. If you have any other questions, just let me know.




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