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Mrs.SMON..My wedding at Riu Tropical Bay-Negril

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#1 MandyPandy1983

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    Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:05 PM


    I am back and SOOO Sad to have left Jamaica!!!

    Well I just returned last night from our 14 day stay at the Riu Tropical Palace in Negril jamaica. I don't have my pictures to post yet but I will soon I promise.

    First I would like to say if you are planning to have your wedding there forget about all your worries and stress because the staff here is AMAZING. The wedding co-ordinator keneika is amazing. She takes care of every little detail for you so everything runs so smoothly.
    We had our wedding on Thursday February 26,2009 at 4:00 pm on the beach. It was better than I could have imagined. It was like living a fairytale.
    We took the Caprice package which is the most expensive that they offer and I tossed this option around for a couple days but decided to stick with it and was not Dissapointed.
    We had the steel drum band play for the walking down the isle and for about a hour after the ceremony on the beach which when your in Jamaica in my opinion was a must.makes the atmosphere that much more authentic.
    We also had out Reception at the Steakhouse which they will tell you when you book you will not be alone in the resturant. When we had a our dinner we had a group of 16 and they had us set up all alone in one of the sections which was very private... we had a band that walks the beach who came up and played for us during our dinner for about a half hour for about $20 us. and that was just tip money but man was it amazing.
    We also went after the dinner to shows that they put on and we lucked out thet they had this really great Regae band that was playing so the mucis was great to dance too! The shows wrap up about 11-11:30 each night and we ended up talking to the DJ and got him to play our Frist Dance for us as well as our dances with my Dad and my Hubby's with his Mom. They are soo accomadating!!!!
    I really can't say one bad thing about our entire stay there and the family and friends that came down there with us were very impressed with how well everything went.
    We did end up taking an extra picture package as well as a DVD of the ceremony. The DVD is wonderful as well and we have a reception here at home in 2 weeks that we will be playing the video for everyone.

    Also they now have hair and Make-up services on site now at this Riu since there re-opening. Which I have to say I was very impressed with as well. We had orignally been told that to have hair and make-up done we would have to travel to the Riu negril next door and I wasn't going to use there services until I got down there and found I didnt have to leave the resort. I had my hair done and mani and Pedi but opted to do the makeup myself as i had went out and bought the stuff I wanted to use thinking I was going to be doing it all myself!

    All in all I would suggest this resort for the Wedding of your drems because it certainly was the wedding of My Dreams!

    The Honeymoon was fantastic and I was not unhappy that we didnt cnahge resorts for the second week! I was fantastic No need to go anywhere else. The beach there is breathtaking!

    I know this is a little all over the place... I maybe should have waited till my brain was functioning a little better before I wrote this but I couldnt keep it to myself!!
    I had alot of girls here that offred some great advise and tips and I just wanted to say thank you too all of you and please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about this resort of the wedding I will be more than happy to help if I can :)

    I will try and get my Pictures up here ibn the begiing of the week.
    Congrats and good luck too All the jamaica Brides :)
    Amanda Slusarczyk (the minister had no idea how to pronounce the name-l0l- but it was funny to hear his try!!)


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    Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:14 PM

    sounds like a great time :) cant wait for the pics!

    #3 ErinB


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      Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:37 PM

      I'm so happy you had such a great trip! I'm ready to be back in Jamaica as well. Maybe a first anniversary trip??

      I can't wait to see pictures!

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        Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:38 PM

        I'm so happy you had such a great trip! I'm ready to be back in Jamaica as well. Maybe a first anniversary trip??

        I can't wait to see pictures!

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          Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:40 PM

          Welcome back! I'm excited to hear/see more about the resort and your wedding :)

          #6 KHarrod

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            Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:10 PM

            Congrats, great review.

            #7 majortomm

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              Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:04 PM

              Congrats! Thanks so much for the review - can't wait for the pics =)

              #8 kris

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                Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:05 AM

                Im soo glad you had a great time. I really wanted to go to that resort, but the prices from Calgary are just too much right now so we decided on Ocho Rios. I still want to move there for our second week though. Congratulations and I can't wait to see your pictures!!!!

                #9 montegobay09

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                  Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:23 PM

                  So glad everything went well for you! Congratulations!

                  #10 Sloan

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                    Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:50 PM

                    Congrats!!! Glad everything went awesome. My 2 weeks at RPTB is fast approaching! Cant wait to see the pics!

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