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#11 mitzy7

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    Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:51 PM

    Hi all!

    I am getting married on May 13th at the Riu Palace and lets just say that ever since Daniella has left, they have been very very slow in responding. I just got an email today saying that they got my wedding checklist, that I sent over two weeks ago! I have never been nervous about any part of the planning until now.

    I booked a private reception on the terrace of the SteakHouse back when Daniella was still there (thank god), so I didn't have that to worry about. I still have to pick my flowers, cake, etc. and we are two weeks away.

    I am getting my hair and makeup done by suzanne morel as well. So far she has been super professional to deal with and has even called me at home several times to answer my questions.

    Our ceremony is at 6pm at the Gazebo (not the one by the pool, the other one). We are using Mango for our photos, only cuz we really didn't have another choice. And I have decided on the ipod as well.

    I am hoping that since our day is only a couple of weeks away, they will start to respond sooner!!

    Fingers crossed all goes well!

    #12 omsampad

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      Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:57 AM

      mitzy.. I am also getting married at Riu this July and still have not gotten any confirmation from my checklist.

      I couldn't get any other time except 2pm... If your wedding will be at 6pm what time is your reception? I too am having my wedding at the Gazebo.. I didn't realize there were 2 gazebo's? Is there a difference?

      thanks!

      #13 omsampad

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        Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:01 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by gettingmarried
        The wedding will be on the beach. Yup we sent our documentation already, yes the BC had to be translated into Spanish and notarized. I hope I don't have to give them anything else...no one has told me otherwise. I'm a little nervous about it.
        thanks.. makes me feel a bit better that I am doing the right thing... I can't believe how little information they on the website about Riu weddings.. considering the fact that alot of their guest and their business comes from destination weddings.

        Thanks!! See ya there...

        #14 mitzy7

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          Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:18 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by omsampad
          mitzy..
          I couldn't get any other time except 2pm... If your wedding will be at 6pm what time is your reception? I too am having my wedding at the Gazebo.. I didn't realize there were 2 gazebo's? Is there a difference?

          thanks!
          I switched to a 6pm ceremony time, with the advice from a bride on here who got married at the Riu. She got married at 4pm and said that it was very hot. Our reception begins at 8pm, which leaves us with an hour & 1/2 for pics after the ceremony.

          I have been told there is two gazebos. One is near the Sante Fe pool, but is closer to the beach, and the other is off the side and is more private (but a little further from the beach). I have heard that most weddings are held at the more private once from other brides, so I have picked that one.

          So hard making all these choices without being down there to actually see then venue!!!

          #15 omsampad

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            Posted 30 April 2010 - 02:02 AM

            Any brides who got married at 2pm at Riu Please advise?

            What should I do for my wedding party in between when my reception will be at 7pm?

            #16 omsampad

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              Posted 30 April 2010 - 02:03 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by mitzy7
              I switched to a 6pm ceremony time, with the advice from a bride on here who got married at the Riu. She got married at 4pm and said that it was very hot. Our reception begins at 8pm, which leaves us with an hour & 1/2 for pics after the ceremony.

              I have been told there is two gazebos. One is near the Sante Fe pool, but is closer to the beach, and the other is off the side and is more private (but a little further from the beach). I have heard that most weddings are held at the more private once from other brides, so I have picked that one.

              So hard making all these choices without being down there to actually see then venue!!!
              Did Karla get back to you yet? Still waiting with no response... Still waiting for my reception confirmation..

              #17 Boogies

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                Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:55 AM

                Hi Everyone!

                Thanks so much for all your replies. I have my date and time set already. Paola has been of tremendous help and responds to all my emails quickly. As for Karla, I only received one email from her with the places I can have the reception. Emailed her back with more questions but no reply. Really really frustrating planning something with no prices!! From reading everyones suggestionin this site, we are going with an ipod since all the dj's seem be bad. We are doing the Caprice Package 2010. Ive seen Mangos pictures and they do a good job. We would like a private reception but dont want to pay $50pp!! Doesnt make sense that I have to pay extra at an all inclusive!

                #18 Boogies

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                  Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:01 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by omsampad
                  Did Karla get back to you yet? Still waiting with no response... Still waiting for my reception confirmation..
                  Whats the name of the Gazebo by the beach?

                  I have my confirmation for the date and time. Whats the next step? Didnt know I had to have a confirmation for the reception.

                  #19 gettingmarried

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                    Posted 30 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Boogies
                    Hi Everyone!

                    Thanks so much for all your replies. I have my date and time set already. Paola has been of tremendous help and responds to all my emails quickly. As for Karla, I only received one email from her with the places I can have the reception. Emailed her back with more questions but no reply. Really really frustrating planning something with no prices!! From reading everyones suggestionin this site, we are going with an ipod since all the dj's seem be bad. We are doing the Caprice Package 2010. Ive seen Mangos pictures and they do a good job. We would like a private reception but dont want to pay $50pp!! Doesnt make sense that I have to pay extra at an all inclusive!
                    On the email that was sent from Karla in regards to the reception places, is the option of still having it on the beach there? Because I got this checklist from a guy named Monse and under the private reception they only listed two places....the steakhouse and japanese place. A little concerned as we get married in July and I already told them I wanted the reception on the beach....and no will responde to my emails. Ah....here I thought a destination wedding was going to be less stressful!

                    #20 mitzy7

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                      Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:49 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by omsampad
                      Did Karla get back to you yet? Still waiting with no response... Still waiting for my reception confirmation..
                      I did get a response back, but it was not from Karla. She has someone helping her by the name of of Monse. He/she (not sure if it is a male or female) has been pretty good at getting back to me next day. He/she has written me twice in the past 3 days, and answered all of my questions.

                      I just hope this keeps up, so I can get everything taken care of before I leave next Saturday!!!




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