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#1 Perplexy

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    Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:12 PM

    Hey everyone,

    Does anyone have any information about what the Riu resorts do in case of rain? Do you get a rain date? How about the beach receptions? It costs extra, so I would hope we'd get the extra money refunded if it had to move inside...

    This is probably a question I should have thought about before booking everything...
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    #2 Marie

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      Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:14 PM

      Perplexy-I didnt realize you were getting married Married May 5th! Wanna swap dates? haha....we're getting married 4pm May 6th..also doing the beach reception. And I have not even THOUGHT about the rain. With everything else going on, Im not even giving that a second thought-til now!! lol........

      Great question. Im looking forward to the answers.

      What date do you leave ON? We fly out of Halifax NEXT Sunday. Im praying the fog will stay away........and volcanic ash......the airport here in NL was closed because of the ash Monday morning!..and now Im worried baout the rain damnit! lol

      #3 carides44

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        Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:58 PM

        I would love love love to know too!!!! I just checked the 10 day future cast for the weather in Ocho Rios, and NOTHING but rain and t-storms from now until may 1st. Girls my wedding is on May 14!!! Im going to contact Chandlyn right now and ask, I should have done this a LONG time ago!!!!!

        #4 Geralyn

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          Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:20 PM

          They don't give you a rain date...they move everything inside

          #5 sweetluna

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            Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:36 AM

            Yeah, I emailed Chandlyn about what they do if it rains and she said they find an indoor location for it.

            Marie, I can't believe it's coming up so fast for you!! I hope you have a fantastic day and I can't wait to read your review when you return. Good Luck!!!

            #6 JUSTUSTWO

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              Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:45 AM

              Usually if it rains, Chandlyn will wait to see if it will pass. If it looks like its going to pass she will just push your ceremony time back.
              If it happens to look like the rain is going to be steady, she will give you an option of having your ceremony inside, at Mammee Bay.

              Also, try not to worry about the weather forecasts that you see online. When I was planning & as I got closer & closer to my arrival date, I looked at the forecasts & saw rain everyday. Needless to say I was a mess. When I finally got there, it did not rain ONCE! And when I went last year, it did rain on some days but the rain was very brief. So take those forecasts with a grain of salt.

              #7 Perplexy

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                Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:57 PM

                MARIE! That's so cool - you're getting married the day after us! We're flying out of Toronto next Saturday - should be landed and drinking by noon! May 5 at 2:00 - you're welcome to spy if you need to. ;P

                Ha ha ha ha we're pretty bad not asking about rain dates beforehand, but I'm not all that worried. Caribbean countries have 10-15 minutes of torrential downpours, then it clears up. I just wanted to know if anyone knew what they did if the ceremony was during the 10-15 minutes!

                Whatever happens, happens. Obviously I hope for a sunny day for all brides, but isn't rain supposed to be good luck?
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                #8 Jamaica0619

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                  Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:09 PM

                  I agree...don't get too worried about the weather forecast. The four days before my wedding it rained at 2pm everyday like clockwork. On the day of my wedding, which was at 2pm, it was beautiful - not a storm cloud in the sky.

                  For my beach reception, it started to drizzle when we first started to eat. We just ignored it and it passed very quickly. There was not even any talk of what we would do. The team working the reception just kept going like it was nothing, and it was.
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                  #9 ames

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                    Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:45 PM

                    Thanks for the info. That's very reassuring :)

                    #10 soulmatekate

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                      Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:19 PM

                      Sometimes the rain passes quick (just like in Florida) and you can wait it out if there are not too many weddings lined up on a given day. It wouldn't hurt to ask about your indoor options and how they would be decorated.




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