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Married and back from RPTB!!!

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#21 super19

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    Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:42 AM

    Sounds wonderful. Congrats!

    #22 torywedd

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      Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:13 AM

      omg, it looks like u guys had an awesome time, i plan on getting married at the RTB july 2010, i am do glad to hear that u and your guests were treated wih great customer service, that is really important to my FI and i.....i am so happy to have read you post and found someone who had a wedding at this resort recently :)...i have so many questions about the ceremony/reception....your answers would be so helpful, as i know there are a lot of brides going crazy as i am about planning destination weddings :)

      1.I am sooo pleased to hear u had a great experience w/ Keneika, the wedding coordinator, How far in advance before your wedding date are you in contact with the wedding coordiantor? and is it mostly thru email or by phone?

      2.For the wedding ceremony, i figured chair covers weren't necessary, because they would be white lawn chairs... so i am opting not to get them.....do you think that i should?

      3.I would really like to know the floral options available....i am a nutty butty about flowers....For the wedding ceremony do they have different options of floral arrngements/styles/colors to chose from? if so are there a lot, or is there a link to the floral options?

      4. I know each wedding package contains a bridal bouquet and matchin groom boutonierre, but how much xtra is for each bridesmaids bouquet and matching groomsmen boutonierre?

      5.Since the RTB is an all inclusive resort and we will be getting the Caprice package (60 people) and it includes the semi private dinner, we werent going to pay xtra for the private reception? would you suggest paying xtra for a private reception? Also what does the semi private reception include, where is it held, and how long does it last?

      6.I was told that they allow outside vendors for a day rate of about US $80-100, if they are not guests at the resort.....Did they allow you to use outside vendors such as photographers, videographers,florists,etc..?

      7. Does the semi private reception include different options of tablecloths/centerpiece/chair covers, etc.. or would you suggest bringing in your own / or using an outside vendor....Is it even necessary to have decorations w/ the semi private reception?

      8.My FI is a dj, and would like to rent out the club after our reception, were u able to check out the nightclub, and if so what did it look like??

      I know I have asked u a gazillion questions:):)...thanx so much for taking the time out to answer!!!!! and u looked ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS in your wedding dress

      #23 siyoung1005

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        Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:57 AM

        Great stuff many congratulations on your wedding, looks fantastic, we are getting married at RPTB on the 25th November 2009 and have lots of information, advice and experiences from other people, which have been great in the majority and some not so great.

        In response to the above Keneika is no longer working with RIU, the new WC is Ann Marie, all of the arrangements are being made at the moment via email, between now and our wedding date it is the key time frames for making the arrangements with the WC so i would say you can ask questions and you will get a reply but for making any secure bookings this will be in some cases 3 months in advance and in other just weeks or days.

        We have rented the chair covers for a beach ceremony we are taking our own chair shashes to go round them and tie and bows.

        We have the Royal Wedding Package, my W2B is in the process of making all of the floral arrangements, colours, types and styles with Ann Marie now. You can order extra flowers for guests and bridal party at a cost.

        We also looked at the cost of having a private reception on the beach but the cost was not justifiable for ust 24 guests, for any semi private reception over 10 guests it is held in the Steakhouse, which is as states a semi private but you can decporate the tables and the area, and i think most people with common sense that see a wedding party will not sit in the middle of it. you have 2 hours of time, 630-830 or 830-1030 for the receptions, we are having ours at 630 time slot, then following this we are hoping to have a cocktail hour on the beach in a private area with tiki torches and a steel band for one our for first dance, toasts, and we have a limbo beach game also :)

        Yes we are brining in external vendors, specifically for the wedding photography from Sun Gold Photography and a make up artist they are allowed but there is a fee of 100USD.

        We are decorating the area for the Semi Private reception we are brining our our things like table sashes and lanterns for the tables, i think its your own decision but personalising it may make it feel a bit more special and private, you can rent the steak house our privatly but there is a charge of approx 1200 dollars, and you cannot book this until you arrive in resort, you cant book it in advance, we thought about this too.

        The nightclub so i am told is in the RIU ClubHotel, and is about 15 minute walk down the beach, have heard very little about this.

        Anyway, i hope this gives you some answers to your questions, clearly people that have been through their wedding will no more than me, but i can tell you more after November 25th.

        Best Regards
        Simon and Alexandra

        #24 slgscot

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          Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:20 AM

          Hi SIYoung1005, How much are you being charged for the steel band? Every time i ask about this the price seems to change! thanks.

          #25 siyoung1005

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            Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:44 PM

            Hi slgscot, we were quoted $400.00USD for per hour for the steel band, other bands we were quoted on was a reggae band at $750.00USD per hour and a Mento Band at $250.00USD per hour, this documentation was provided to us from RIU. Hope this helps, We cannot confirm the steel band booking until 2 months before hand, so i guess that figure maybe subject to change in another months time. Simon

            #26 xxxxTinkyxxxx

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              Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

              Congratulations, glad you had a great time.

              I'm also getting married at RPTB on the 1st December 2008 !!

              Siyoung1005 can I ask which make up artist you are using ?


              #27 AnnaC

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                Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:21 PM

                Congrats! You looked beautiful

                #28 siyoung1005

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                  Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:31 PM

                  Hi Tinky,

                  Sorry if we are hijacking this thread slightly.

                  I take it 2009 not 2008, we are in resort from the 21st - 29th Nov 2009 before heading off to the Bahamas, maybe we will be there some of time and the same time. Say hello if we can!

                  Alex found a make up artist called Loni Jones and has booked her to do her makeup and the bridesmaids too, i dont have her contact details but i know alex has her on facebook so you could search i will ask Alex for an email address or something and let you know.


                  Originally Posted by xxxxTinkyxxxx
                  Congratulations, glad you had a great time.

                  I'm also getting married at RPTB on the 1st December 2008 !!

                  Siyoung1005 can I ask which make up artist you are using ?


                  #29 torywedd

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                    Posted 20 August 2009 - 01:41 AM

                    @slgscot...thanx so much for the info., it is very valuable....this whole site is, it has helped me tremendously.....i know you stated that it make take the WC 3months sometimes up until a few days to get in contact with you, did she contact you thru phone mostly or by emailand were her responses prompt i really hope she would contact me @ least 2mos in advance :/......

                    also, is the beach in a private area with tiki torches, first dance, toasts, and limbo game included in the steel band per hour price or is that a seperate price, or own DIY project it sounds like great fun for a wedding party

                    i wanted 2 add sum of my own personal touches, now u have made me super excited to do so!!!

                    #30 blushedpink

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                      Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:28 AM

                      I am aware of another great makeup artist in Jamaica, she did the makeup for my friends wedding . Her prices are also good. I think her cell # is 876 342 3998 if it has not changed. email is tam_melville@yahoo.com

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