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#101 debbmach

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    Posted 12 January 2011 - 05:53 PM

    I just returned from my wedding at the Riu Negril and LOVED it! I will be posting a detailed review soon. You'll love the resort and everything is very organized...you won't be disappointed!


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    58 people booked...and counting!!!

    #102 debbmach

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      Posted 12 January 2011 - 06:45 PM



      Originally Posted by debbmach 

      I just returned from my wedding at the Riu Negril and LOVED it! I will be posting a detailed review soon. You'll love the resort and everything is very organized...you won't be disappointed!


      Review is now posted in the review section....let me know if you have any other questions.


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      58 people booked...and counting!!!

      #103 Lua

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        Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:01 AM

        Welcome back Deb!  You're officially a Mrs. now - congrats!!!! :)

         

        Great review! You've made me even more excited for april now!

         

        Can't wait to see some pics!



        #104 weddingaway

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          Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:43 AM

          Hey, everyone!  I just booked my date with RIU Negril for December 10. 2011.  We are getting the free package and maybe upgrading cake, champagne, and flowers.

           

          This thread has been so helpful!  I have received the standard files from RIU with pricing details, so let me know if I can help with anything.



          #105 Lua

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            Posted 14 February 2011 - 01:39 PM

            yay!! another fellow riu negril bride!!! :)



            #106 moorerhonda

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              Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

              Hi I am getting married at Riu Negril August 31, 2012 and was wondering if you know anything about the private beach party celebration or the private disco rental??!!!



              #107 s2thap

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                Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

                Just checking to see if there are any current or recent RIU Negril brides on this board. I'm trying to figure out what alternatives there are to renting out the disco or having an expensive "beach party" after our semi-private reception. I'm open to any recommendations or advice. Ideally, there's a common area that we can take over for a while. Our group is about 45 people, so we can't easily huddle together.
                 



                #108 Mikesbride

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                  Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

                  Booked last week!  June 27 2013.

                   

                  sd2thap-i saw one bride post about hosting their own beach party.  she said they brought their own decorations and an ipod with speakers.  they set it up and cleaned it up so it was $0.  every guest brought the alcohol from their rooms and one of the guests played bartender.



                  #109 Erin Halley

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                    Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

                    s2thap -  Did you ever figure a way to have an "after party" with your larger group?  And did you find there were a lot of hidden costs for the ceremony and reception dinner associated with the large group?  Thanks, and congratulations!



                    #110 s2thap

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                      Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:45 AM

                      Thanks, Erin. So, there was one hidden cost, but it wasn't forced on me. They have a professional decorator come onto the property to set up outdoor parties and dinners. I chose not to use their decorations and saved hundreds of dollars. I did the outdoor beach party and it came with a bartender, our own bar, tiki torches and beach clean up for about $30/person. We brought in our own DJ (jaweddingdj.com), which was still cheaper than the hotel's preferred vendor with the vendor fee. Since we were prepared to to the beach party and DJ it worked out well. That additional vendor fee would have blown the budget and was initially presented like it was required. I thought the beach party was beautiful and we released wish lanterns on the beach. They do have restrictions about how much noise the DJ can make and what time he has to shut down, but that wasn't a problem for us. Dinner takes longer than you think for large groups, ours took two hours. So the party started at 9 and went until 11, that was plenty of time for us with the private DJ. Then we kept the party going in the resort's club with their DJ. I'm in the process of posting my full review of RIU in the Resort Review forum. I think it's under moderation right now. MikesBride, I don't think you'll be disappointed with Riu Negril. Congrats! My advice is to keep asking questions and keep talking to the wedding coordinator if something doesn't sound right. Try to think of her as someone who's on your team, although she represents the hotel's money-grubbing policies. I think Dionne really wants you to leave feeling good about your wedding experience. It's more than a wedding day when you're doing a destination wedding.




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