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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas 2011 Wedding

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#21 JenK

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    Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:04 AM

    We are doing the opposite of you-Mexican terrace for rehearsal dinner and Steakhouse for reception! Very similar! (My FI did not want mexican food on his wedding day because it isn't his favorite!). Suzanne Morel has a salon that is 5 minutes away from the Riu. I was debating between her and someone else but the close location won me in the end! I'm going to her salon. She has great reviews, you can search her! I don't know anything about the hair and makeup team at the resort, but maybe you can look up reviews? I just decided to splurge. As for the hotel group bookings-I have a TA who has coordinated that. Her name is Becky with Blue Petal Weddings and she is FABULOUS! I highly recommend her! She is based out of Vancouver. She coordinated a group rate for us. However, you need a minimum of 10 rooms to get a group rate, so I guess it depends on how many rooms you need! Anyways, I hope this helps!

    #22 bbocean

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      Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:12 AM

      Thank you for the advise. I did a little research and ended up booking Suzanne Morel and her team for my wedding day. She will do my hair and make up as well as my bridesmaids....its nice because all the details are coming along nicely.

      #23 JenK

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        Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:10 PM

        I got an email from a new wedding coordinator at the Riu Palace. She seems very prompt and organized so I am pleased! (previously emails were not getting returned promptly or even at all!). Her name is Kylene.

        #24 Crys

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          Posted 01 April 2011 - 03:41 PM

          Got the same email...she is also our coordinator.  She seems very nice and serious about making everything run smooth.


          Good news...We look forward to working with her

          #25 KrysB

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            Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:17 PM

            Hi there! Im also considering Riu palace for my wedding in 2012 and working with Becky! 

            Does anyone know what the extra charges are for a private reception or a buffet dinner?


            #26 ManTy

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              Posted 06 April 2011 - 08:42 PM

              I am getting married at Riu Palace on May 27, 2011, next month!!!

              #27 KrysP

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                Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

                Originally Posted by JenK 

                I got an email from a new wedding coordinator at the Riu Palace. She seems very prompt and organized so I am pleased! (previously emails were not getting returned promptly or even at all!). Her name is Kylene.

                Does she have her own email? I've tried sending to the general Riu weddings email to as for a price list but get no reply :(  

                #28 Crys

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                  Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:58 PM

                  I also have Kylene


                  She asks that we use mice.loscabos@riu.com for her email contact.


                  She answers quite quickly

                  #29 KrysP

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                    Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

                    Yay! I finally got in touch with Riu. Turns out I have Adriana helping me with the questions I have.  I'm impressed with the costs for a private buffet dinner. Have to say I was expecting worse damage. =) 

                    Does anyone know if you book a private reception and pay the fee for the venue, does that include the set up costs as well? 

                    #30 MrsKellyToBe

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                      Posted 16 April 2011 - 01:39 PM

                      Hi ladies,


                      I haven't been on here for awhile and thought I'd check in.  I'm heading to the resort one week from today for our destination wedding!  Sooooo excited :)


                      I'm not sure what package you have booked, but we have the caprice and it includes the coordinator setting things up for us.  We're having our legal ceremony at the San Jose Gazebo, our rehearsal at the steakhouse and our wedding reception at the mexican restaurant.  We have 68 people so we had to move our dinner from the terrace to inside the restaurant, but we're going to have our first dance, etc. all outside on the terrace.  Adriana knows I have decorations, starfish namecards, table numbers, etc. to set up.  We did have to pay to rent the soundsystem to work both inside and outside as well as to use the ipod dock, but it only cost something like $155, so it's no biggie.  Just bring enough money to tip the coordinator for setting up your decor and that is all you'll have to worry about in terms of setup cost (well, if you have paid for a wedding package like the caprice, I can't guarantee for the other packages or if you're not getting a package at all).


                      By the way - I read someone said they went with the steakhouse for the reception instead of mexican because of the food.  Just so you know, the menu we chose for our mexican restaurant reception includes a shrimp option, a beef filet option, as well as a burrito option, so you can still get steak there.  Both restaurants are beautiful, so I'm sure you'll be more than happy either way!


                      I also want to point out that the birth certificates you get translated and apostilled are not the regular card-size ones we all have.  You have to use the long form birth certificates which are on a piece of paper that is longer than regular letter or legal size paper.  This takes time, so I want to make sure you get the correct copies of your birth certificates.  Our parents didn't have long form copies for us, so we had to order new copies of them online from our government.


                      Adriana is the 4th coordinator we've worked with since booking our wedding a year ago, and she is the best of all of them, so be grateful you get to work with her.  Some of the old coordinators took over 2 weeks to reply to emails, whereas Adriana responds within a day or 2, which is amazing.


                      If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.  We have everything booked and organized (seeing as we leave in 7 days), so I should be able to answer most of your questions.  I'll also write a post-wedding update on how things went at the resort, as I wish there were more of such posts for me to read for comfort and knowledge!


                      Take care,





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