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#1 blumenthale

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    Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:09 AM

    A Cabo bride just received any email from her RIU WC stating that no outside vendors are being allowed, it is a new rule. I have not received any such email. Has anyone else? I emailed my WC just in case but have not gotten a response. Any info?

    #2 drbrainfreeze

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      Posted 02 October 2009 - 11:04 AM

      Emily -
      Did you receive confirmation that you could bring Brian on property? The same thing happened awhile back where rumors went around that Jamaican RIU's were not allowing outside photogs, and the onsite photog was charging a "breach of contract fee"...but we only had to pay the day pass for Brian and nothing for the cake.

      But other than photog and maybe cake, what other outside vendors are you going with?

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      Originally Posted by blumenthale
      A Cabo bride just received any email from her RIU WC stating that no outside vendors are being allowed, it is a new rule. I have not received any such email. Has anyone else? I emailed my WC just in case but have not gotten a response. Any info?


      #3 blumenthale

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        Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:58 PM

        Just cake and Brian-I wasn't concerned about outside vendors because my Ta said I only had to pay the day pass fee. I just sent the WC an email to find out if the policy changed. Will post her response.

        #4 LadyTrunck

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          Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:38 PM

          I sent one to my WC too at Riu... I was putting my deposit down TODAY on my photog! I'm kind of scared...
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          #5 LadyTrunck

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            Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:28 PM

            Ok, I just got a reply, but I'm not sure if this only applies to RPRM. I'm not sure if they have different rules, but wanted to share:

            Hello again!

            After consulting with my colleague at the wedding operations department on Palace Riviera Maya, we confirm you are allowed to bring your own photographer but another external vendor fee besides 100 usd may apply.

            If you shall require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

            Have a great weekend,

            Daniela Flores
            Weddings Sales Coordinator
            Mayan Riviera
            Weddings by RIU
            America's Division
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            July 7, 2010!!My Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati....ns-pics-60834/
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            #6 Mrs K 2010!

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              Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:06 PM

              What if we are having a good friend fly down and stay at the RMB and just take our pictures .. he has a great camera and is doing photography as a hobby but he's gaining business fast and is really good.. so...thats what we are doing for our photographer.... IS that okay .. I mean he will be a hotel guest and all.......


              I guess I havent heard either way

              #7 blumenthale

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                Posted 02 October 2009 - 08:28 PM

                Hi, RIU Montego Bay ladies. I just got a confirmation email that it is okay from the WC. I would just email the WC to make sure and have written confirmation. It was a little weird her first email said,
                Emily

                "This is possible yes, under the condition that i would need know who and
                what their purpose is.

                Regards
                Sherika Dare"
                and then the second email said this,
                "Yes you will need to pay a pass for them, the reason why i said that
                before was so i can know how to organize everything that day to go
                smoothly for you. you can use the outside baker as well ours will only
                be able to do what comes with the package.

                Regards
                Sherika Dare"

                I guess she just wants to make sure there are no surprises, and she wants to control the situation.
                Sorry if I caused a panic.

                #8 krissy2009

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                  Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:49 PM

                  Yes you are allowed to bring an outide photog. I know the Riu Ochos Rio charges 90 USD for a day pass.

                  #9 clfaidl2

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                    Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:35 PM

                    I received an email that you can have an outside photographer, but you just have to pay for the day pass.
                    ~Christina~




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