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Last minute questions for previous riu brides...

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#1 clfaidl2

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    Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:11 PM

    Hi ladies!

    I sent an email to my WC, but i leave Wednesday morning. So, I figured I would ask my last minute questions on here incase i don't hear back from her by then. The wedding is at the RIU in montego bay, so some of these questions refer to montego bay. I would appreciate any help on these questions! Thanks so much in advance!!!!!! :)

    1. I will be packing my dress in a carry on piece of luggage. If i need to get my dress pressed because of all of the wrinkles from traveling, is there somewhere in montego bay that I would be able to get that done? Do you know how much it would cost approximately?

    2. Are there any hidden fees in the wedding package charges? We would like to take mostly cash. We were told that we can use our check/debit card, but is this completely secure?

    3. Since, we sent notarized copies of our birth certificates to Sherika in advance, do we need to bring any copies or an original birth certificate with us. Or, do we not need to bring it at all, since you already have notarized copies?

    4. Do you have a cake cutting knife and server? Or do we have to bring one with us. I wasn't sure what airline policies were on carrying this sort of thing with us.

    5. We will be having the steel drum band play at our ceremony. The cost on the papers sent to me previously was $350.00 for an hour. Also we have the royal package. We may be upgrading our flowers at the ceremony site....are there any other charges I'm missing?

    6. I heard/read it may take up to 4 months to get the marriage certificate. Is there some sort of paper we can have signed stating we are married at the time of the wedding. So, we can take care of some paper work, name changing, etc back in the United States? Do we have to prepare any paperwork to have signed in order to have that?

    Thanks ladies!

    #2 btn1091

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      Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:15 PM

      Hi Christina,

      I went to ROR but I can try and help with as many of these questions as possible (from my experience)

      1. Not sure about steaming facilities in MB, but i found that my dress and all of the BMs dresses only needed to be hung in the bathroom (and made into a steamroom -with the shower)
      2. There are LOTS of extra charges, for any extra services you may need. We brought cash and our VISA (more secure than debit) they usually have a guarantee with protecting you.
      3. We sent our notarized copies of our documents and they wrote back saying they had recieved them. I had a feeling that I should bring copies with me...just in case... and I'm glad we did... they didn't have them!?
      4. At ROR they didn't really have a nice set of cake cutting knife/server. I would pack that in your suitcase, I'm guessing that you won't be able to take them on in your carry on.
      5.Bring your papers that quoted you the price of $350 of the steel drum band... some of the girls here have mentioned that the prices for these services have gone up, it may help to have that paper to get it for that price...if that is the case. Other charges could be... ceremony chairs, chair ties, flowers for BM's, centerpieces, sand ceremony, hair costs, reception costs? Sorry just listing everything... you prob have all this covered already...LOL!
      6. You get a signed copy of what you sign that day. Some of the girls on this forum have found that, that document has been good to change their name, others have not (it depends on where you live)

      I hope some of this helps... if you have any other questions feel free to PM me!

      #3 clfaidl2

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        Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:11 PM

        Thank you so much btn1091! All of your answers were very helpful! I really appreciate it! love your wedding siggy picture! Congrats on being a newlywed! :)

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