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Any RIU Palace Aruba Brides???

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#11 Sheree10

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    Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:35 AM


    Originally Posted by foops&smoops 

    Thanks everyone for your help!  Its funny because I just saw these responses now (a few months after my initial post).


    I didn't realize that I had responses!!!  I guess I wasn't really checking my posts correctly!  :-(


    I did finally get in touch with the RIU Palace and set a date for Monday May 9th 2011.


    It was very tough getting in touch with them....they are not very bride friendly....but...it was my FAVORITE place when we toured the hotels in February.  Its just gorgeous....I got goosebumps when I first saw it and knew it was meant to be.


    We are getting married at the gazebo....so if there are sunbathers around you probably will not really see them.  Plus....my photographer is amazing and I think he will do a good job capturing & editing his shots to ensure they will not be a problem.


    Does anyone have any information on DJ's, Videographers & a (non-hotel) planner?  We are having our reception at the California Lighthouse and I would like a planner to help me with that?




    Check out my wedding review.  You will find info about the vendors I used.



    #12 JAM2011

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      Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:14 PM

      Hey Jamie-


      We are getting married at RIU Palace Aruba on May 14, 2011.  I'm so glad to hear how much you liked it... We have never been there.  We stayed at RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas a few years ago and loved it, so we were comfortable going with a RIU Palace, and Aruba just sounded fabulous!  I would love to hear what plans you have made.  Who is your photographer?  Have you gotten information on DJs or bands?  How did you arrange for a reception at the Lighthouse and how does that work?  Is Carolina your wedding coordinator?



      #13 risa1818

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        Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:48 PM



        While I am not a RIU bride, I am getting married at the Manchebo on June 11, 2011. I am super excited and LOVED Aruba when I first went there and can not wait to go back!


        My wedding planner is Lissy Lampe who has been planning weddings on the island for years. A close friend of mine used her for her wedding a few years back, and I have a friend who is also using her for her August wedding. So far she has been great! She is arranging basically everything for us...DJ, photographer, flowers, cake etc.


        I am happy to see a semi recent post on here since I was a Mexico bride for a few months before we made the switch to Aruba and they have so many boards for weddings there but not much for Aruba!


        Good luck with your planning!

        The Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba - June 11, 2011

        #14 MichelleFrank

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          Posted 04 January 2012 - 01:11 PM

          I am at planning parties and i just got engaged. I would love to have my wedding at the RIU Aruba. From your experience, what do you recommend I should do and also what I shouldnt do for a wedding at the RIU?

          #15 KSimmons

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            Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

            Hi Jamie,


              Its funny how I just googled "destination wedding Riu Palace Aruba" and I saw your post and it was exactly how I feel right now!  I LOVE that venue and my fiance and I were there a few months ago to visit and tried three days in a row to meet with the wedding coordinator without any luck.  Did you end up having your wedding there?  Would you recommend it?  I am also from Boston and I feeling a little worried about planning a destination wedding to a place that far if you haven't really found any positive feedback... Any information you have would be fantastic!


            Thank you so much!


            #16 chris krikorian

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              Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

              Hello All,

              I am a photographer from Toronto Canada who will be in Aruba for the following days.

              October 30th, 2012
              October 31st, 2012
              November 1st, 2012
              Novermber 2nd, 2012
              November 3rd, 2012

              I can be available anytime on the days above.

              If you are planning your wedding on any of the above days I would be delighted to shoot it for you.


              I am familiar with the island and only use professional equipment. I do not run on island time.

              My portfolio is here www.chr1s.ca and you can reach me at krikorianchris@gmail.com

              I wish all of you upcoming brides the very best on your special days.




              Chris Krikorian

              #17 Lilshorty007

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                Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:31 AM

                Would you give me insight that you might have with the Riu Palace?  We are getting married next July 2013 which any photos/DJ etc would help out?



                #18 nikki323

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                  Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

                  Hi ladies! I have been trying to find out some information about having my wedding at the RIU. I see these were old posts so i was just wondering how your weddings went. Im curious about the reception and where its held? How was the food? Do you bring your own photgrapher and do they help with the flowers? Im just curious of the overall experience. Hope you can help. Thank you. :)

                  #19 Lilshorty007

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                    Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

                    Am I the only one who doesnt see much on Aruba Wedding espeically at the Riu Palace?  Any suggestions for DJ, Site to see etc?

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