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#171 Helen_S81

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    Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:26 AM

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    Originally Posted by jmiranda
    The re-planning was not bad at all everything stayed the same. I just had to call all my vendors and informed them of the change. I also had to get all of my guest reservation numbers in order for them to be switched to the right hotel. From the sounds of it not ALL guests originally booked at the Riu Vallarta are being upgraded to the Riu Palace Pacifico. The Riu has actually been really great about this whole change.
    I'm glad to hear that they are working with you. You must be getting so excited!

    #172 jmiranda

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      Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:36 AM

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      I'm glad to hear that they are working with you. You must be getting so excited!

      Oh yes I am I cant believe that I leave in 10 days! I just hope tha everything turns out beautiful.

      #173 Celina

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        Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:43 AM

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        Originally Posted by SunWorshipper09
        Thanks Ruth! The Wedding Coordinator at the RIU also suggested the second floor at the Flamingo Steakhouse. Did you have a dance later? I know some people rented the speakers and a bar tender. We are considering this. I have to look a little more into it. Did you see anyone get married in the gazebo?
        We had our dinner at the Steakhouse. The set up was nice. They provided a book table and we had 3 tables of 10. The only thing was the service was extremely slow. We ran an hour into the time we reserved the pool bar for and they did not exted our time there, so that kind of sucked.

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        Originally Posted by Amelia
        Hi,

        I'm getting married at the Riu Vallarta, hopefully at the end of May of beginning of June 2010. I was wondering if anyone had their wedding there and regretted not paying extra for certain add-ons to their wedding, or wished they added more to it?
        I wish that we would have rented the pool bar for longer. We were having such a good time that we could have stayed longer. I also wish I would have been more specific as far as what pictures I wanted from the photographer.

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        Originally Posted by Mary04
        Hi. Does anyone know if gratuities for the wedding planner or justice of the peace/minister are included in the Riu Vallarta package price? If not, how much would be appropriate to tip? Thanks!
        Mary
        They are not included. We tipped the minister and planner separately. We also brought gifts for the wedding planners as well. I think we tipped the minister $50 and the planners $100...maybe more. We also tipped out our bartenders and the waitstaff who served us dinner.

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        Oh yes I am I cant believe that I leave in 10 days! I just hope tha everything turns out beautiful.
        I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!
        "Love is not who you live with...it's who you can't live without"

        #174 dfidler

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          Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:55 PM

          I just booked my wedding for Riu Vallarta for July 15th at 5:00! I'm really excited and everything sounds perfect - the only thing I am a little concerned about is the poolside party being made to close at 11:00! Yikes!! What are some other options for continuing with the party? Is there a disco there everybody can go to or are there other bar areas at the Riu that are open until 1 or 2? I read another persons post where they are renting out the ballroom and planning their own wedding (not getting a package) but that seems like too much of an ordeal for me. I'm trying to get the best stress free wedding possible! :)

          #175 Helen_S81

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            Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:35 AM

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            I just booked my wedding for Riu Vallarta for July 15th at 5:00! I'm really excited and everything sounds perfect - the only thing I am a little concerned about is the poolside party being made to close at 11:00! Yikes!! What are some other options for continuing with the party? Is there a disco there everybody can go to or are there other bar areas at the Riu that are open until 1 or 2? I read another persons post where they are renting out the ballroom and planning their own wedding (not getting a package) but that seems like too much of an ordeal for me. I'm trying to get the best stress free wedding possible! :)
            There is a disco at the Riu Vallarta and there are a couple of bars that you could go to after the poolside bar gets closed. We planned to go to the disco but honestly we were just too tired the day of the wedding. I think the disco opened at 11 (maybe 10?) and I think it was open until 2 or 3 am.

            #176 Chica & Octi

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              Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:41 PM

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              Originally Posted by dfidler
              I just booked my wedding for Riu Vallarta for July 15th at 5:00! I'm really excited and everything sounds perfect - the only thing I am a little concerned about is the poolside party being made to close at 11:00! Yikes!! What are some other options for continuing with the party? Is there a disco there everybody can go to or are there other bar areas at the Riu that are open until 1 or 2? I read another persons post where they are renting out the ballroom and planning their own wedding (not getting a package) but that seems like too much of an ordeal for me. I'm trying to get the best stress free wedding possible! :)
              Congratulations!!!

              #177 dfidler

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                Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:17 PM

                Thanks Helen! Phwef...that's a relief!

                #178 Chica & Octi

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                  Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

                  So excited!!

                  I'm heading down to the resort this weekend to check things out before the wedding in Dec!

                  Can't wait to get there and see it for myslef!!

                  #179 trobin01

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                    Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:12 AM

                    I have now settled on the Riu Vallarta for November 2010. I just wanted to thank all the brides and family members who posted on this thread. You definitely helped with the decision and you make it all seem much more real!
                    Thanks!

                    #180 Chica & Octi

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                      Posted 23 November 2009 - 02:29 PM

                      Congratulations on picking the resort thats great news!!




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