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Riu Tropical Palace, Negril Lot's of Questions about Riu and Vendors

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#1 nafnaf

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    Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:22 PM

    I discovered this site months ago and then forgot about it.  I am only two months away from my wedding in January 2011 at the Riu Tropical Palace and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for



    1. Photographer - I am thinking of using Sun Gold.  I checked out Tropix but was not crazy about their site.

    2. Florists - Tai Floral is the preferred vendor of the resort, has anyone used them?  Any feedback?

    3. DJ - has anyone used the recommended DJ for Riu Tropical Palace?  I saw that one bride recommended using an iPod

    4. Reggae band - has anyone used the reggae band?  Would you recommend them?

    5. Steel drum band - has anyone used the Riu's steel drum band?

    6. Saxophone player - we are also thinking about having a saxophone player for the ceremony?

    7. Hair and make up?  I saw that one bride recommended Debra Baratt of Scissors.  Any other recommendations or has anyone used her?


    Cocktail Hour

    Did anyone have a cocktail hour after their ceremony?  If so how did it turn out?  They told me that they could do passed hor d'oeuvres for one hour for $18 per person and then $420 to serve alcohol.  I was wondering if it is better for everyone to just head up to the lobby bar which may be more comfortable?


    Finally, any tips of how to best use this site?  I am very confused about how to find the information I am looking for.


    Thanks so much!


    If I can help anyone out with the Tropical Palace, let me know!!!




    #2 Dmitri_Markine

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      Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:04 PM

      You can use specific section the corresponds to your country. You may get a better advice there


      Happy planning!

      #3 Prettysparklie

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        Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:02 AM

        NafNaf definitely head over to the Jamaica forum. Also try posting to the RPTB thread. I too am considering the Riu and would love to see answers from those that respond.


        Good Luck!

        #4 Lua

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          Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:38 PM

          definitely check out the jamaica forum - hopefully you can find out what you need there :)

          #5 nafnaf

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            Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:50 AM

            Excellent advice.


            Thank you!


            I will head to the Jamaica forum....

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