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Riu Palace Beach Ceremony

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#1 amyc

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    Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:51 PM

    I am considering changing resorts for my July 2009 wedding and am considering the Riu Palace in Cabo. I'm currently booked at Dreams Tulum but they have closed (hopefully temporarily) over a dispute with the Mexican goverment. Nice! I'm looking at other options just in case.

    I've seen lots of of pictures of the gazebo setups at Riu Palace but can't seem to find any pictures of a beach ceremony. Has anyone gotten married on the beach recently? I love some to see some pics!

    #2 Nanner431

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      Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:10 AM

      I am getting married there in November on the beach. I will upload some pictures once I get back - hopefully that will help you in your choice.

      #3 klktx

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        Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:06 PM

        Hi! I can definately relate, I was looking into the Riu Palace for a beach ceremony also after recently staying there but ultimately decided to go with Dreams. THe property is very nice but I just couldn't find enough reviews/pictures to convince myself to book it there. There isn't an area of the beach that is very private at the Riu so basically anybody that is in the infinity pools looking over the beach can see whats going on. I read in a review that people in the pool were yelling during the ceremony etc... It's a really beautiful property and would be a great place for a wedding, that may have just been one instance. I definately wanted to have my wedding there after staying there but like I said I just couldn't find enough about the wedding aspect of it...and there is a ton of information and pictures about Dreams.....anyway I don't know if that helps you at all. Good Luck!


        #4 cdc0427

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          Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:28 PM

          If you choose the Riu in Cabo, make sure you can swim on beach because there are some you can't swim on and I don't want your guest to be upset.

          #5 nicollem

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            Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:42 PM

            I was planning on Dreams Tulum myself.
            I hope it's very temporary, and that everything will be good with resort when all is said in done!!

            #6 amyc

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              Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:26 PM

              Thanks for all the great advice!

              Yes, I would like to swim on the beach so that's one thing that I'm having a hard time with. My fiancee also wants to go diving and I've heard that the Cancun/Cozumel area is better for that. So maybe we are better off sticking to the Carribbean side of Mexico anyway. I've never been to Cabo though and have friends that absolutely love it. It looks so beautiful and seems like such a fun place for a wedding.

              My sister stayed at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya for her honeymoon and raved about it. I was also considering that as an alternative but I haven't found a lot of pics of beach weddings there either. I've heard that about the privacy thing too and it has me worried. It's the beach so I know it won't be totally private but I don't want a bunch of frat boys cheering us on in the background! Also, they have a rule that says if 80% of your guests don't stay there they will cancel your wedding...that made me kind of nervous. I'm checking on availability at Dreams Cabo. It seems like all the Dreams resorts are so good at weddings!

              Honestly the place I REALLY want to get married at is Dreams Tulum...it seems perfect for our group except for that small detail of it being CLOSED. Okay, I'm going to relax and wait a couple of weeks and see what happens. It MUST reopen or there will be a lot of unhappy bridezillas out there! :)

              #7 klktx

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                Posted 21 October 2008 - 11:12 AM

                About swimming....honestly at most of the beaches it's swim at your own risk....and when you see the way the waves break along the shore you probably would think twice about it. THe undertoe isn't quite as bad at the resorts closer to town (closer to the marina). It's gorgeous and really neat to watch though! It is possible to swim....you just have to be a really strong swimmer....and not panic when it pulls you out.

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