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Hey Ladies,  Just wanted to let you know you don't need to stress, I was married there a few weeks ago, I had 38 guests and it was perfect. You can do all the planning when you get there--as long as you have booked your ceremony time and date and selected your location for dinner/reception then everything else can be planned once you meet with Patricia when your there :) They have this down to an art.  Alyce, try putting in the subject line of your email ***response needed *** If anyone has questions that I can help with then I'm happy to answer.  Cheers Kerry
I just looked at some of your pictures and they are gorgeous! I have so many questions, lol, what ever you decided to answer would be super helpful! So first? Where did you get your flowers, including the ones for the beach gazebo? You isle runner? You decor? Where was your reception? What decor did you have to bring and did they set it up for you? Thanks so much for any help you can provide!

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I think we overwhelmed her! LOL
Not at all. LOL. I got a lot more Questions from the Facebook group ROR trust me lol. I'm just cooking dinner and trying to do too many things at once lol. I had the private dinner and reception at the poolside deck , and I highly recommend it! It's he perfect ambiance and setting! I wouldn't have changed a thing about it. I hired Jan's florist and they did all my flowers and decor...from the aisle runner to rose petals, all wedding attendants flowers , chair ties, beach gazebo flowers with curtain tule, my reception centre pieces/candles and all the setup for both ceremony and reception they handled, including my reception fairy lights and lanterns. I brought virtually nothing of my own.... Except programs, a few table cloths for a splash of color on tables, menus for he tables, table cards and numbers for guests, sand ceremony kit, and guest book and pen.

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Hi KDoyle! Did you use an aisle runner or no? Do u recommend it?
Hi alyce, I did have an aisle runner that I had rented from Jan's Florist, one of the Riu's preferred flower/decor suppliers. They charged me $30 for the runner, and $100 for the Colored rose petals for it. I was really happy I went with the runner :) it looks beautiful!

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Originally Posted by jenn4285 View Post

 

And could you post a link to the facebook page I would love to look for info there too!

Hi Jenn , when you are on Facebook go to your search field and type in Riu Och Rios Brides ...the group will come up, you have to " Join Group" (it's a closed group) so the admin will add you once you request it. 

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Hi Jenn , when you are on Facebook go to your search field and type in Riu Och Rios Brides ...the group will come up, you have to " Join Group" (it's a closed group) so the admin will add you once you request it. 
thanks! Doing that right now! So glad they invented smart phones!

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Originally Posted by jenn4285 View Post

 

If you don't mind me asking how much extra did u spend on jus decor?

I had a private dinner and reception for 38 people, and I went with the FREE Wedding package so that i could choose my own flowers versus having the lil bunch of flowers they would give you. I also had 6 Bridesmaids bouquets, 6 groomsmen bout, and 2 parents corsages/boutineres...plus everything else. I chose the free wedding package as the upgraded packages didn't give me the same choice for picking my own decor/flowers so instead of paying $1275-$1750+ for one of the other packages, I decided to pay for my decor myself and get what i wanted and go with the $500 "free" wedding pkg...there were no extra benefits that i could see from those other packages. Not when you do a private dinner/reception. 

 

Here is my break down from Jan's Florist:

Also note that i used my Bridesmaids bouquets as the centre pieces for the dinner & reception...I just added 4 candles around each and rented the vases from Jan's ...worked perfectly. Simple but beautiful color and multi -use :)

 

You would have less costs if you have a smaller bridal party then I did, cause I had flower costs for 14 bridal party members. FYI - The florist bills you through the wedding co-ordinator at the Riu...they don't settle any money directly, which is very convenient.

Florist/Decor invoice/total -  $1511

 

Bridal Party requirements:

  • 1 Bridal Bouquet â€“ Handheld using pink & orange roses, orange gerberas & a few white calla lilly                                                                                                           $120.00
  • 1 Groomâ€s Bout using pink rose with orange & ivory orchid blooms        $  12.00
  • 6 Bridesmaids bouquets – using mainly pink & orange roses with ivory orchids

& green hypericum berries @ $60                                                                            $ 360.00

  • 6 groomsmen boutonniere using a orange rose @ $10                              $  60.00
  • 1 MOB Corsage – wristlet using orchid blooms @ $15                                $  15.00
  • 1 Father of Bride Boutonniere using orchid blooms @ $10                        $  10.00

​                                                                                                                      Sub Total: $577.00

Ceremony Requirements:

  • 38 Chair sashes  @ $2                                                                                                 $76.00
  • Rose petals for aisle runner --colors are hot pink, tangerine orange

      and pomegranate                                                                                                           $100.00                       

  • Gazebo decorated with White tulle and 2 Floral arrangements for                  $350.00

Beach Gazebo

  • White  aisle runner - rental                                                                                        $  30.00

​                                                                                                                                 Sub Total: $556.00

 

Reception Requirements:

  • 6 cylinder vase to holders for bridesmaids bouquets  as centre pieces@ $5  $  30.00
  • 24 votives with orange ribbon @ $2                                                                           $  48.00
  • 4 for guest tables and 2 for the head table
  • Gazebo floral pieces along with two bouquets to serve as floral decoration

 for head table of 14pax.

  • Pool deck draped with fairy light , pink & white lanterns                                      $300.00

​                                                                                                                                    Sub Total: $378.00

 

                                                                           TOTAL PACKAGE COST (USD)                        $1511.00

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