I need site visit suggestions and help planning!
Posted 22 July 2007 - 07:58 PM
Sarah (beachbridema) and Stephanieâ€™s (rayenjay) wonderful reviews have made me not worry too much about the construction issues, among others, etc.. In fact, their reviews are what really made me consider RIU! (Yet another reason BDW rocks!) I have been apprehensive about RIU because of some of the horrendous tripadvisor.com reviews but I think that the location is more ideal for our guests. I like the idea of being in Cabo San Lucas and just minutes away from downtown. I have a feeling most of our guests will like being close to places like Cabo Wabo and Giggling Marlin to go out at night, etc. But thatâ€™s not to say Iâ€™m not open to other resorts in Los Cabos.. it is all so overwhelming. At least I am starting somewhere by getting to visit soon. Speaking of guests, I suspect we will have around 20-30 guests but thatâ€™s a total estimate and the day I am hoping for is 8/2/2008 (which I actually already have the confim number for at RIU but haven't done anything with it), but I need to check into weather for that timeframe. I want it to be in the summer when my cousins are out of school. That's all just FYI I guess.
So now Iâ€™m wondering how to prepare for the trip in such a short amount of time but still get the most out of it? Should I try to meet with Adrina (WC at RIU) while Iâ€™m there? Should I visit other resorts Iâ€™m interested in (Dreams, ?) and if so, how do I go about doing that? What about photographers? Heck, my dream would be to get engagement photos taken on the beach while we are thereâ€¦ (like Sarah's/AQUARIDER awesome e pics) but there isnâ€™t a guarantee we will get engaged on the trip Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Posted 22 July 2007 - 08:49 PM
Maybe you could do what I was thinking of: Email a couple outside WCs there and ask them to show you around the different properties you're thinking of. I did that and the lady said she would do it for free which surprised me. When we went on our site visit in June we really didn't get much done. Aside from getting really sick (beginning stages of mono!) and getting engaged (YEAH!) we honestly didn't know what we were doing, who to talk with, etc. So I think it'd be a great idea to have someone who is knowledgeable about the area and experienced in weddings to personally take you around. Plus they will probably have more connections. I felt like our last scouting trip was kind of a waste so on this one we are going to try and plan it out much better and have someone to show us around! Hope this helps. Oh, and GOOD LUCK!!!!!
~ Jaime & Martin ~
"Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"
We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!
We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!
Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:34 PM
Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:38 PM
And of course, let us know how it goes and take tons of pictures!!!
Posted 23 July 2007 - 01:48 AM
Posted 23 July 2007 - 04:19 AM
Good luck and have fun!!
Posted 23 July 2007 - 09:14 AM
RIU is a great location, I love that the pictures will have such an awesome back drop. Their are definitly less expensive resorts in walked distance from RIU, IE. Villa Del Palmar and Vill Del Arco, they both have full kitchens so that the guest that don't have the money to eat out all the time can buy food and just cook most of their meals there. We stayed at Villa Del Palmar and It was actually nice, I love to people watch and they always had stuff going to to keep you busy if you wanted to.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:44 PM
| Originally Posted by Tlseege |
Why not just ask him if you can take couple pictures? They don't have to be engagement shots... they could just be some good photography shots of the two of you (and then secretly hope that it becomes an engagement shoot!).
Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:47 PM
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