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I am trying to make a decision in regards to the photo packages that the Riu Vallarta offers. I was given a price list and they are charging $450 US for a CD of pictures which is quite steep for my budget; however, this is the most important day of our lives and we want to remember it therefore we are leaning this way. The 12 free pics and negatives that come with the package will hardly cover the pics with our guests and family and bridal party never mind individual pics with Cory and I. Anyways, for those ladies that have purchased the CD, did you pay before the pics were taken when you met with the wedding coordinator or afterwards? I want to be sure that the pics are what I want before shelling out $450 US dollars. Celina, you had mentioned that you were not happy at all with the photographer, that has me worried a bit as well. What would you suggest?

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Our wedding was on a Saturday. We met with the photographer the following Tuesday in the hotel lobby. Mind you - the guy we met WAS NOT the guy who took the pics. We looked at the pics before purchasing and after going thru them all, DH just said here's the money we'll buy the cd. He gives you the CD without any copywrights or anything so you can distribute and print as you wish.

 

I STRONGLY Suggest that you tell the photographer beforehand what pictures you want. Depending on the time of day you might get into it with the sunset pictures that the photographer provides for the hotel as well. Have a list of pics you want ready and make sure your guests who you want in the pics know this as well. We had some guests wander off and I am missing some of them from our big group picture.

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Did any of the Riu Vallarta/Jalisco previous brides arrange for a welcome/rehearsal dinner? If not, what did you guys do for group activities? Was there any type of ceremony rehearsal?
DH didn't want a rehearsal, but we did have a dinner. We had it at Fajita Republic in Nuevo Vallarta. We sent out separate invites because everyone who went down wasn't invited and the invites had menu choices on it. I created a seating chart and we got there early and had everyone's place cards set and the servers knew what went where. My MIL paid for it so I'm not sure what the total was. I may still have the menu.

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Since we are not having the ceremony at the riu we can not get one of there packages so this leaves us with choosing either the riu florist or an outside vendor. I just need to find out prices so that I can determine which route to go with.
GO WITH THE RIU FLOWERS!! Mine were stunning, as were Mel's. You won't regret it. I had them do our centerpieces, boutoneeres, bouquets and arch flowers. I was beyond pleased with them. I had both white and yellow cala's and white and yellow roses. All were goregous!

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Thank you Celina..I am really going to look into getting my flowers done at the Riu. This saves me the hassle of searching for a florist, especially since Im coordinating the wedding myself.

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Hey Riu Ladies...I emailed Jessica the Riu Coordinator asking her about centerpieces. She forward me these pictures and I wanted to share them with you ladies. If you would like to know prices just send her an email.

 

 

 

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Hey Riu Ladies...I emailed Jessica the Riu Coordinator asking her about centerpieces. She forward me these pictures and I wanted to share them with you ladies. If you would like to know prices just send her an email.



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jmiranda thank you for sharing..because she refuses to answer my emails so this is very helpful.

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I would love to know who they out source for flowers there at the Riu, their flowers are such great quality. I've gotten so many compliments on them too Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.

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