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#31 ohhthatjenny

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    Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:28 PM

    Hello ladies!

     

    I'll be getting married at the RIU Palace on June 17, 2011 !!! :) I visited a few weeks ago and Monse is great and everything at the Riu is fabulous.

     

    I do have on question for you girls, since you have to arrive a few days before the wedding (3) what are you doing for sleeping arrangements? Are you and future husband staying in the same room or are you in separate rooms until the wedding night?

     

    I'll be doing a symbolic wedding (we'll be married in the US) first but I'm torn on what to do. I'd hate to waste money and stay in different rooms for so many days... at the same time, there's something special about the wedding night being the first night "together".

     

    What are you ladies doing?



    #32 Lolita29

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      Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:26 PM

      We'll be staying in separate rooms the night before, but we wont be spending money on an extra room. I'll either be crashing with someone or he'll be crashing with someone. More than likely I'll get our suite and he'll go somewhere else :)



      #33 Lolita29

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        Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:27 PM

        O and we'll be legally married here too!



        #34 MrsKellyToBe

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          Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:42 AM

          Hi ladies!

           

          We'll be doing the same thing, and I'll either stay with my MOH or he'll stay with his BM the night before the wedding.  Then we'll be hanging out at different pools on the morning of the wedding day...

           

          We're currently registered to get legally married in Cabo but my fiance kind of wants to change things and do the legal part here.  My concern is that everyone that has booked the trip has done so thinking that we're officially getting married in Cabo and I don't want them to be upset if they find out we're doing a symbolic ceremony.  Are you telling your guests that you're married already or are you keeping it to yourselves?  If you're keeping it to yourselves, do you know if you still sign papers or anything like that for a symbolic ceremony, to make it look like a legal ceremony?  Finally, are you having your legal wedding at city hall with just parents, or how are you handling that aspect?

           

          Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback on how you'll be handling your symbolic and legal ceremonies... I appreciate it.

           

          Aside from that, planning is going well.  We now have all the bm dresses, groomsmen outfits and mothers dresses, and yesterday I ordered our "thank you for booking" postcards that we'll be mailing out to our booked guests, along with fake boarding passes (with each person's name and noting the payment balance deadline) and the Riu Palace pdf that we're printing out from the website.

           

          How is everyone else's plans coming along?  Updates?!

           



          #35 ohhthatjenny

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            Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

            Sounds good, think we're going to do the same after all (he'll get another room the night before) but the two prior days we'll be together.

             

            As far as how to present it to friends/family - we figured no one would notice since you could probably do the same in the US (have a church wedding for the ceremony or something similar and then do a reception). I don't think anyone will be upset that your celebration isn't the exact day you're married, it is, after all, a celebration of your marriage :)

             



            #36 Missie43085

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              Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:47 PM

              Ohhthatjenny! You are getting married at the Palace the day before I am!!

              Still not that far with the planning... We know we are doing a 4:00 legal ceremony in the San Jose gazebo. We still haven't decided what to do for our reception. We are expecting about 70 guests. I have ordered my dress and have picked out the bridesmaid dresses. My sister will be the MOH and my friend will be the other bridesmaid.

              We have booked mango for our photos...

              We are expecting to hear from our travel agent this week regarding the costs for travel. We sent save-the-dates about a month ago, and will be sending out a letter soon with the travel and booking information.

              My main concern right now is deciding what to do for the reception. There are so many options between the semi-private and private, 1 seating vs both seatings...

              Ohhthatjenny, have you reserved your reception location yet?

              Thanks!
              Jen

              #37 Lolita29

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                Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:10 PM

                The only ones that'll know about our legal day will be our parents. With the symbolic wedding you do sign a paper saying you were married on such a date at the hotel. So see guests wont know the difference :)



                #38 MrsKellyToBe

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                  Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:45 AM

                  Oooh I am so happy to hear you still sign papers at the symbolic ceremony... thank you for sharing :)  Have you spoken with the coordinator to make sure the officiant says the same things they would in a legal ceremony?  I realize I sound extremely paranoid, but.. well, I guess I kind of am, but it is because my fiance threw me for a loop when he said he might want to change from a legal ceremony!



                  #39 Lolita29

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                    Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:23 PM

                    I've actually talked to the officiant and he let's you choose what he wants to say, you can pick one of his ceremonies or he can read one you've written, which is what i'm doing, having him read what i've come up with.



                    #40 MrsKellyToBe

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                      Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:50 AM

                      Amazing, thanks so much!






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