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#1 murphie310

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    Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:46 PM

    Hi!

    We are getting married at the Riu Santa Fe in October 2011. We already have a confirmed date and I have been to the Santa Fe before and loved it. We plan on taking a trip there a few months before the wedding to finalize everything (if it is necessary).

    Any information/tips/secrets for planning our wedding there would be greatly appreciated! Insider knowledge would be fantastic! We are planning on a large wedding, probably 70+ guests.

    All my best,
    Amanda

    #2 Mere

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      Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:57 AM

      Congratulations! Welcome to the forum! Good luck and happy planning!

      #3 Blissloscabos

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        Posted 29 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

        Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

        ~Amanda

        #4 Lolita29

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          Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:38 PM

          Congrats!! I'm getting married next door at the Riu Palace!

          #5 Kris7781

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            Posted 15 September 2010 - 03:19 PM

            Hi,

            I am a travel agent and have a bride and groom considering the Riu Sante Fe in June 2011 for their wedding.  Can anyone send me their experiences so I can share with them to assist them in making a decision.

            Thanks.

            Kris



            #6 murphie310

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              Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:35 PM

              My family and I vacationed at the Riu Santa Fe and loved it!  I sent my best friend there and she had a blast! One of my co-workers, who is 80 years old, just came back from the Santa Fe yesterday, on my recommendation and she loved it too!  This is why we are having our wedding there in Oct 2011. 

               

               It is a more casual environment than the Palace, more laid back and more fun.  You can go over to the Place to check it out but you won't be able to use their amenities if you are staying at the Santa Fe.  If your family is picky give them the option of staying at either hotel, but I do know that the Santa Fe is cheaper all around if you are at all being budget conscience for your guests. 

               

              We are going there in the spring to check everything out, since my fianc© has never been.  We are taking our parents too so they can be involved before the big day.  We are expecting a large number of guests and the Santa Fe seems to be very accommodating, so says our travel agent! 

               

              I have been in contact with Nelly at the Santa Fe.  Every time I email her she responds within a day! Super fast and her responses are very helpful; I have learned that your questions just need to be very specific.  We have all of our locations reserved and we are still a year away from the date.

               

              The ceremony on the Beach at 5pm (sunset is 5:30) and then the champagne toast on the beach, then dinner is at the Steakhouse at 6:30. We wanted our reception to be on the English Patio at 8:00pm with a mariachi band and serve our cake there so we booked it. However later she told us that you have to order appetizers if you use the patio, they are $16-20 per person, which we find ridiculous to have right after dinner...and we are expecting over 100 people so the cost would be way to high.  I told her that if the policy changes to let me know.  So now unfortunately we are having the reception at the Disco, the nice thing is the DJ and the Bar is included in the $500 for 3 hours. We are still getting the band and doing the cake in there as well as the speeches and 1st dance.  We wanted to do the speeches at dinner but a microphone isn’t allowed in the restaurant.  My guess is we will stay in there for an hour or two and then just hang out around the outdoor bars.

               

              If you are having over 40 people be prepared to pay more.  Each extra slice of cake is $5, extra champagne for the toast is $20 per bottle, etc.  Luckily dinner is included at one of the restaurants. 

               

              Hope that helps!!

               



              #7 Babycakesdh

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                Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:37 PM

                I am getting married at the Santa Fe in November of 2011....I've never been but know lots of people who have and love the resort- SO EXCITED!!! :) 

                Any info I receive I will post on here for everyones reference. 

                Thanks everyone & congrats :)



                #8 IdOinCABO

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                  Posted 05 February 2011 - 10:51 PM

                  getting married june 25th at the Santa Fe ;) we were there in October and loved it! Loved the food/grounds/hotel/everything about it! i think its the best deal out there ;)



                  #9 hhyland

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                    Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

                    Hello all, I got married at the Riu Santa Fe last year in June.  We had 50 family members and friends that joined us for a week.   All in all everyone in our group from ages 6-88 had a wonderful time and loved it.  My aunt and uncle who travel the world said it was one of the best places they have been to for the money.  Our group really enjoyed ourselves and keep trying to think of excuses and ways we can all make it back.  I really didn't participate in the forums but learned so much from reading them.  I made a lot of DIY items invites, wedding brochures and info packets about the trip and the Riu for all the guests I would love to share with you.  Please message me and I will try to figure out how to send you information.  I also have tons of pictures i could share with you all as well.  I will apologize in advance if I am not the quickest to respond.  We also honeymooned at Dreams Los Cabos.  I hope I will be a help to the future brides as all the past brides on here had been such a tremendous help to me.



                    #10 IdOinCABO

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                      Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:49 AM

                      HHYLAND,

                      Please do share :)

                       

                      email is jr.rocket99@hotmail.com

                       

                      I would LOVE to see what you have, if you could email me that woud be awesome!! My wedding is in June at the Riu Santa Fe!!! Any other tips? I feel like im kind of worrying, i know it will all go great and once im there i cant do much to improve :) , did you get your hair done there on the property? who did your pictures? So glad you made the post!!






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