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#131 kristen6212

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    Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

    Just wondering, since the packages say complimentary upgrade upon arrival if available, what is everyone doing...are you booking a regular room and hoping all the suites aren't booked or just booking the suite before hand and paying the extra money?



    #132 FutrMrsLaCross

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      Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

      Hello ladies.. I am planning a May 2013 wedding in DR. I am debating on Melia or Riu. We will be really close to the 60 guest cap for riu. There are some minor details I am trying to get information on, I have already contacted Riu but they just sent me the brochure. How does the price change for every additional guest even if they are staying "all inclusive" on poperty. In addition what are the must have upgrades? We budgeted to splurge on the few things that are a must. Since most of ur weddings will be comming soon, you might have more information, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are trying to book ASAP, so we can get info out for our guest to beggin planning! Thank you and congratulations on all of your weddings!!



      #133 FutrMrsLaCross

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        Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

        Hello ladies.. I am planning a May 2013 wedding in DR. I am debating on Melia or Riu. We will be really close to the 60 guest cap for riu. There are some minor details I am trying to get information on, I have already contacted Riu but they just sent me the brochure. How does the price change for every additional guest even if they are staying "all inclusive" on poperty. In addition what are the must have upgrades? We budgeted to splurge on the few things that are a must. Since most of ur weddings will be comming soon, you might have more information, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are trying to book ASAP, so we can get info out for our guest to beggin planning! Thank you and congratulations on all of your weddings!!



        #134 FutrMrsLaCross

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          Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

          Hello ladies.. I am planning a May 2013 wedding in DR. I am debating on Melia or Riu. We will be really close to the 60 guest cap for riu. There are some minor details I am trying to get information on, I have already contacted Riu but they just sent me the brochure. How does the price change for every additional guest even if they are staying "all inclusive" on poperty. In addition what are the must have upgrades? We budgeted to splurge on the few things that are a must. Since most of ur weddings will be comming soon, you might have more information, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are trying to book ASAP, so we can get info out for our guest to beggin planning! Thank you and congratulations on all of your weddings!!



          #135 FutrMrsLaCross

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            Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:37 PM

            Hello ladies.. I am planning a May 2013 wedding in DR. I am debating on Melia or Riu. We will be really close to the 60 guest cap for riu. There are some minor details I am trying to get information on, I have already contacted Riu but they just sent me the brochure. How does the price change for every additional guest even if they are staying "all inclusive" on poperty. In addition what are the must have upgrades? We budgeted to splurge on the few things that are a must. Since most of ur weddings will be comming soon, you might have more information, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are trying to book ASAP, so we can get info out for our guest to beggin planning! Thank you and congratulations on all of your weddings!!



            #136 kristen6212

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              Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:58 PM

              Congrats FutrMrsLaCross!  We also considered the Melia Caribe, when we did our site inspections last March, that's where we stayed.  The grounds of the hotel were very beautiful but it just wasn't for us to have our wedding for other reasons.  What were some of the things you guys want to splurge on?  What do you mean by the additional costs for guests? How much is it per person for the wedding?  Feel free to ask any questions! This website gets addicting lol

               

              Congrats and Happy Planning!



              #137 swojdyla

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                Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

                Make sure to check the riu reviews. There is a girl who had a 100 guests and seemed to love it! Best luck!



                #138 Lindsay0722

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                  Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

                  Only 11 more weeks until our big day @ RIU Palace!!! 60 people booked so far!!!

                   

                   

                   

                  I feel like this site is so helpful. However, how do you become junior members or members? I want to use some of the graphics I've found on here but it says you have to become a memeber? Can anyone help me on this one?



                  #139 Aphrodite

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                    Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:30 AM

                    You have to have a certain amount of posts (don't know exactly how many - and please don't spam the boards just to get the count up! lol) or you can pay a fee.

                     

                    Originally Posted by Lindsay Tremain 

                    Only 11 more weeks until our big day @ RIU Palace!!! 60 people booked so far!!!

                     

                     

                     

                    I feel like this site is so helpful. However, how do you become junior members or members? I want to use some of the graphics I've found on here but it says you have to become a memeber? Can anyone help me on this one?



                     



                    #140 Aphrodite

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                      Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:37 AM


                      I don't think the price changes for every additional guest at the resort BUT if you talk to your TA, I'm sure the prices or "perks" change when you are booking your group rate.  I know it did for us. 

                      Upgrades are usually standard in some cases for the bride and groom; eg. rooms, VIP access to certain pools, etc.  Talk to your TA about this - they should have the most information on what the resort will give you. 
                       

                      Must haves - DEFINITELY splurge on a private reception if that is an option for you.

                      I know a lot of brides on here are apparently forecasting to spend about $10,000 - to each their own I suppose, but I don't think it is necessary.

                      Our wedding package was about $750, our private reception was about $800, our extra photos with the photographer was about $300 (our package included about 10 pictures) and then our trip cost us almost $1400 each.  So we spent nowhere near $10,000...that's even with about $1,000 for my dress and $300 for my BM dresses that I paid for.  We did custom rock candy and wine bottle stoppers (glass) for our favours and I can't remember how much it cost me but I want to say under $200.

                      Originally Posted by FutrMrsLaCross 

                      Hello ladies.. I am planning a May 2013 wedding in DR. I am debating on Melia or Riu. We will be really close to the 60 guest cap for riu. There are some minor details I am trying to get information on, I have already contacted Riu but they just sent me the brochure. How does the price change for every additional guest even if they are staying "all inclusive" on poperty. In addition what are the must have upgrades? We budgeted to splurge on the few things that are a must. Since most of ur weddings will be comming soon, you might have more information, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. We are trying to book ASAP, so we can get info out for our guest to beggin planning! Thank you and congratulations on all of your weddings!!



                       






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