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#1 TinaK

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    Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:31 PM

    Please somebody help me!!!!! Chandelle is not emailing me back! I am getting married in June and currently have 36 guest booked. I signed up for the "free package". According to the description on the RIU weddings ws, it says the free package includes a reception dinner for up to 20 guests or less. This was copied from the ws:

    RIU Free Wedding Package 2011 includes:

    * On-site wedding coordinator to help plan the special day
    * Decoration set up for the ceremony location
    * Bridal Bouquet
    * Matching boutonniere for the groom
    * CD or recorded music during the ceremony
    * Semi private dinner for the couple and wedding guests at one of our specialty restaurants
    * Wedding cake for the couple and 20 wedding guests or less
    * Sparkling wine for the couple and 20 wedding guests or less (during the main toast only)
    * Special decoration in the room
    * Witnesses if required

    What should I do Will I still receive a reception dinner for my 36 guests or will I have to pay extra now?

    #2 TinaK

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      Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:51 PM

      Thank you so much!!!! I was getting very nervous!

      #3 Marie

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        Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:57 PM

        Really bothers me how they offer this "free" package...yet it costs 350 USD and doesnt include the minister fees, legal documents and "other" fees....whas so free about it? Back last March we booked the royal package....but I guess Ill down grade to the "free" package now.....and upgrade the cake and wine to accommodate 36 of us....

        Does anyone know how they upgrades work ? And also-anyone know how much these other fees are and how much the minister, legals stuff is? Be helpful to see the hidden fees.....

        #4 Marie

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          Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

          Well then, thanks TA Maureen....either Im completely scattered brain or they dont make it that clear on the website...oops..that made me happier lol

          #5 JusMe4E

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            Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:54 PM

            This is so helpful. I just send my request to see if the date I want is available. I also chose the free package and put 30 guests. I'm sure I may have more so I wanted to make sure I would be able to upgrade if needed. Thanks so much for the help.

            #6 Loveisintheair

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              Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:08 PM

              Aslo ladies, as far as cake is concerned. We had 19 ppl and so much cake left over. Nobody really ate because we were so full afterwards and the cake cutting is last. I would not freak out about the cake.

              #7 baj

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                Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:46 PM

                I agree with Loveisintheair, we had 24 guests and there was plenty of cake left over and everybody had some and enjoyed it.

                #8 hiccups

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                  Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:02 AM

                  Thanks for the info!

                  Good to know about the cake too. I've seen pictures of other weddings and their cake looks quite small so I was worried that I would have to upgrade to something larger.

                  #9 Future Mrs. Coleman

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                    Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

                    I am getting married in just a few weeks and looked into the Free Package vs. the Royal Package. We also have 36 guests booked. The Free Package does not include minister fees, wedding certificate fees, etc. It clearly states that on the Riu wedding webpage (see below). I have no idea what they would charge for minister fees and legal documentation so we went with the Royal Package. It just seems easier to me to let them do all of that for you. I would also think they would make you pay a price per head for the extra 16 people for dinner and who knows what that would cost. The Royal Package says it serves dinner for 40. Let me know if you find out anything different. I would rather pay just $350 versus $1,245 and upgrade if it is more cost-effective.

                    The Free Package 2010 at the Riu Ocho Rios includes:

                    * On-site wedding coordinator to help plan the special day
                    * Decoration set up for the ceremony location
                    * Bridal Bouquet and matching boutonniere for the groom
                    * CD or recorded music during the ceremony
                    * Semi private dinner for the wedding group at one of our specialty restaurants
                    * Wedding cake for 20 people
                    * Sparkling wine for 20 people (during the main toast only)
                    * Surprise spa gift
                    * Ten percent discount on all spa services for bride and groom

                    * MINISTER OR JUDGE SERVICE, LEGAL DOCUMENTATION & FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

                    #10 Loveisintheair

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                      Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:59 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Future Mrs. Coleman
                      I am getting married in just a few weeks and looked into the Free Package vs. the Royal Package. We also have 36 guests booked. The Free Package does not include minister fees, wedding certificate fees, etc. It clearly states that on the Riu wedding webpage (see below). I have no idea what they would charge for minister fees and legal documentation so we went with the Royal Package. It just seems easier to me to let them do all of that for you. I would also think they would make you pay a price per head for the extra 16 people for dinner and who knows what that would cost. The Royal Package says it serves dinner for 40. Let me know if you find out anything different. I would rather pay just $350 versus $1,245 and upgrade if it is more cost-effective.

                      The Free Package 2010 at the Riu Ocho Rios includes:

                      * On-site wedding coordinator to help plan the special day
                      * Decoration set up for the ceremony location
                      * Bridal Bouquet and matching boutonniere for the groom
                      * CD or recorded music during the ceremony
                      * Semi private dinner for the wedding group at one of our specialty restaurants
                      * Wedding cake for 20 people
                      * Sparkling wine for 20 people (during the main toast only)
                      * Surprise spa gift
                      * Ten percent discount on all spa services for bride and groom

                      * MINISTER OR JUDGE SERVICE, LEGAL DOCUMENTATION & FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED.
                      The minister fees for me were $350 but it states $375 somewhere I thought. You can do the free package and upgrade as well. The recption dinner is included with the free package for all of your guest. Additional money is for champagne and the larger cake I think.




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