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Please Help!! I want to change where I'm getting married at?

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#1 Soon2beWed09

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    Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:37 AM

    Orginally I'm suppose to get married at RIU Negril, but I'm having mixed feelings about the resort. Now I think I want to get married somewhere else now. Do anyone have any suggestions perferably in Ochos Rios....Not to pricey on the wedding either...I tried tht RIu OCho Rios,ut they have no Saturdays available...

    Oh yeah it has to be kid friendly...

    #2 shellb

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      Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:50 AM

      Does it have to be a Saturday? I know we are getting married on a Friday, all the guests are there for the week, so why not something in the middle?

      #3 JenniferSS



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        Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:53 PM

        Curious as to why you would want to exchange one Riu for the other as basically everything would be very similiar- the wedding packages, the rooms, food & beverage.

        One other option in Negril that is a little smaller ands boutique would be Grand Pineapple Negril.

        In Ocho Rios- the only options that would come in mid range budget wise are Riu Ocho Rios, Sunset then a little more upscale is Beaches Boscabel.

        You'll have the widest variety of family friendly AI's in Montego Bay.

        #4 divadivine25

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          Posted 27 November 2008 - 10:55 PM

          Im also gettimg married on a Friday afternoon. I figured that my guests would have time to enjoy Jamaica that way.

          #5 pearlygirl

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            Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:06 PM


            I'm so sorry you are having doubts about the Riu Negril!!! Are you worried about the hotel itself, or being in Negril as opposed to Montego Bay or Ocho Rios? Because another option is to look into the Riu Tropical Bay in Negril, which is currently be renovated into a more upscale Riu Palace. (Or so I've read on other sites/forums).

            Another site that has a ton of hotel traveler reviews and photos of hotels is tripadvisor.com, which is where I first heard of this forum- bestdestinationwedding.com. A few downfalls of the site is that it is not geared toward destination weddings so there isn't much info relating specifically to weddings. Also, traveler reviews are, of course, based upon personal opinion, so some people really enjoyed the Riu Negril and others did not. It might be helpful to check out some traveler reviews to help relieve some of your doubts. (Just keep in mind, some people who write opinions don't seem like they can ever be pleased so don't put too much emphasis on everything you read.)

            Also, we were at the Riu Ocho Rios two years ago w/ my future in-laws. They had previously stayed at the Riu Negril about 4 years ago. Both preferred Negril to Ocho Rios and they thought the two Riu's were comparable to one another. Again, that is a personal opinion and they weren't there for any weddings, but I thought maybe that tid-bit of info may help relieve some doubts.

            More importantly, just remember this is a very special day, and no matter which hotel you pick, I'm sure everything will turn out wonderful. You will be in paradise and marrying the man of your dreams!!!! How can it get better than that?!?!?

            #6 KRB

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              Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:23 PM

              I was also booked at the Riu Negril and changed to Beaches Boscobel. We have children and other children will be attending and felt this resort would cater better to the children. We thought the extra cost would be worth it for the parents to enjoy themselves.

              #7 sally

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                Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:00 PM

                What is causing you to doubt your choice?

                I visited ROR recently and watched 2 weddings there and both were stunning (mfraz was one of them if you want to see the ROR set up you can search for her review)

                Does it have to be a Saturday, once everyone is there you are on Jamaica time mon!!!!

                #8 Soon2beWed09

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                  Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:03 PM

                  I do aplogize ladies I did change my wedding site from RIU Negril to RIU och Rios forgot to post it....not enough info on RIU Negril..and yes I did see mfraz her review and pictures and plus Och Rios was remolded..so I'm not changing from Ocho Rios I just added it..

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