Hello Ochoriosbride , jaja, love your username! should have thought of that one ,,, : )
Unfortunately i do not have an answer and now i m REALLY confused. As per all the posts i have read , all the ladies went with the free package because theres no maximum amount of people that you can have ( minimum of 5 rooms booked is required though ) and then did all the upgrades .
What i have read is the following :
Free ceremony : almost no decoration as i can see in the pics, most of the ladies have hired Tai Flora to do all the decor and flowers , or brought some decor from home and arrange for a family member / friend to help them set it up.
Semi private reception included at one of the specialty restos.
For private reception ( DRinks only $55 /person and another $15/person for open bar)
You can select your location but it will cost you an extra $500.
I do not know where the $1000 comes from ,, maybe is just to serve the food outside of the restaurant, wherever it is you choose to have your private reception ?
Sorry if i am confusing you more,, i really do not know and will definitely ask my WC at Riu. But when you know
PLEASE PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW !
Cheers and nice to meet you fellow Canadian...