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#1 KCMichelle

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    Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:29 PM

    Hello all,

    My fiance and I are currently trying to choose between SGOR, Sandals Montego Bay/Royal Caribbean and RIU Riviera Maya.

    Any RIU Riviera Maya brides willing to say if there was there anything in particular that made it stand out to you? I am finding it really hard to choose because I've never been to Jamaica or Mexico!

    Any help or opinions are extremely appreciated!

    #2 KLaBate54

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      Posted 18 June 2009 - 04:16 PM

      After doing a lot of research, I decided to go with the Riu Palace Riviera Maya. Here are a couple of reviews from brides who have already gotten married there.

      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t41848

      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33739

      We also have a thread for brides planning to get married at RPRM...
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t25118
      *Katie*

      #3 tylersgirl

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        Posted 18 June 2009 - 04:28 PM

        I picked RPRM because FI loves RIU Resorts. Also, the gazebo is gorgeous with the beach in the background

        #4 KimmyG

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          Posted 18 June 2009 - 05:05 PM

          I picked Riu Palace Riviera Maya for a thousand reasons, a big one was that it's "easy" to get to... my travel agent told us that you can get cheap direct flights into cancun and be on the beach at the resort by noon!
          Also reviews on Trip Advisor sold me :)

          #5 JOSIE

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            Posted 18 June 2009 - 05:16 PM

            My biggest reason for picking RIU RM is because the wedding package included ceremony set up & dinner for 50 guests, and it was only $1,500. That blew away all the other prices I found. Plus, of course I LOVE the gazebo location:
            Click the image to open in full size.
            11.28.2009

            #6 katiealeshire

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              Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:29 PM

              I'm thinking of selecting the RIU RM too. I vacationed there last year and there were a few weddings while I was there and they were absolutely beautiful. The food is great and the nightlife is fun. Good luck!

              #7 shellk

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                Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:32 AM

                riu palace riviera maya all the way baby

                #8 gettingmarried

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                  Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:50 AM

                  josie,

                  The $1500 what did that include? I'm deciding between the Riu in Cabo or the RIU in mayan. I heard nothing but good things about the one in the Mayan, not so much in Cabo.
                  Did you have a private reception, do you happen to have any photos?

                  #9 JOSIE

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                    Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:30 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by gettingmarried
                    josie,

                    The $1500 what did that include? I'm deciding between the Riu in Cabo or the RIU in mayan. I heard nothing but good things about the one in the Mayan, not so much in Cabo.
                    Did you have a private reception, do you happen to have any photos?
                    Here is what the classic package includes:
                    RIU Royal Wedding Package 2009 includes:


                    * On-site wedding coordinator to help plan the special day
                    * Royal decoration set up for the ceremony location for the couple and 50 wedding guests or less
                    * Bouquet of flowers for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom
                    * CD or recorded music during the ceremony
                    * Twelve color photographs
                    * Reception dinner for the couple and 50 wedding guests or less at one of our specialty restaurants
                    * Wedding cake for the couple and 50 wedding guests or less
                    * Sparkling wine for the couple and 50 wedding guests or less (during the Main Toast only)
                    * Natural body exfoliation for the bride and groom
                    * Ten percent discount on all spa services for the bride and the groom (restrictions apply)
                    * Complimentary room upgrade for the couple subject to availability upon arrival (External Jacuzzi Suites are not included)
                    * Late check out for the couple subject to availability upon arrival
                    * Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
                    * Surprise gift and fruit basket
                    * Minister/Judge service & wedding certificate are included
                    * Witnesses if required

                    The Royal Wedding Package is available for up to 50 wedding guests plus the bride and the groom.

                    In order to have a wedding at our RIU Hotels & Resorts, the couple and the 80 percent of the total amount of the wedding guests must stay at the hotel where the wedding will be performed; otherwise it will be canceled.
                    *Guests staying in other hotels must purchase a day pass.

                    Those are 2009 prices, but you can check out their website at: Wedding Packages by Destination. Honeymoon Holidays. Weddings by Riu for more details.

                    I am not married yet, my wedding is in November. I am having a private reception and will post pics ASAP :)
                    11.28.2009




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