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#11 MrsHamblett2012

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    Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:15 AM

    The other RIU Montego Bay tread is pretty dated...there has been a couple people write on it in 2011 but not many. I still cannot seem to find much information.



    #12 Jwed12

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      Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:32 PM

      Then we can start a new one here! :) We'll just all help each other out since the other one isn't very helpful.



      #13 MrsHamblett2012

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        Posted 18 May 2011 - 05:18 AM

        Ok great! When are you planning on getting married?  Have you actually confirmed a date yet? i am just in the beginning process of working with RIU Montego Bay to schedule a date.  I am going to work with a travel agent, she is in the process of getting my a little bit of information. I am trying to get my date to be either 5/4/2012 or 5/5/2012.



        #14 iqtsarah

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          Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:27 PM

          Hi girl,

          I'm looking into RIU Montego Bay for next year too, do you mind telling me which travel agent r u using and are you contacting the WC directly in Jamaica? Thanks,

          Sarah

           

          Originally Posted by MrsHamblett2012 

          Ok great! When are you planning on getting married?  Have you actually confirmed a date yet? i am just in the beginning process of working with RIU Montego Bay to schedule a date.  I am going to work with a travel agent, she is in the process of getting my a little bit of information. I am trying to get my date to be either 5/4/2012 or 5/5/2012.



           



          #15 MrsHamblett2012

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            Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:39 AM

            Hi Sarah - I am using a local company called Accent Travel..They might be worldwide but im not positive.   She has not sent me much information yet...I dont believe they can even look into flight information until the date is within 330 days. I am working going to work with the WC directly from the hotel to plan the wedding aspect. Hope this helps. What time of year were you thinking?



            #16 Jwed12

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              Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:14 PM


              We're getting married June 23rd 2012. I'm working with a travel agent that my parents use all the time, but I've really set most of it up myself. When I was ready to confirm the date, I emailed the Riu directly, and she had me fill out a form online. Then they sent me a confirmation email, and I was contacted by a wedding coordinator soon afterward.

               

              I have to say though, that the wedding coordinator has not been great with communication since I've confirmed. She was fast with the initial emails, but I sent her a list of questions about the different types of receptions, and I haven't heard back in a while.

               

              What kinds of receptions are you thinking of doing? Beach? Private dinner? Semi private? Conference room? There's so many options!
               

              Originally Posted by MrsHamblett2012 

              Ok great! When are you planning on getting married?  Have you actually confirmed a date yet? i am just in the beginning process of working with RIU Montego Bay to schedule a date.  I am going to work with a travel agent, she is in the process of getting my a little bit of information. I am trying to get my date to be either 5/4/2012 or 5/5/2012.



               



              #17 melino

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                Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

                I am a newbie at this. Just started planning our destination wedding for April 2012. I am trying to narrow down my location in Montego Bay.  I cant seem to find any recent information about the Riu. Please help. I am working with  travel agent to contact the resort, did you guys contact the resort yourselves or with a travel agent?



                #18 MrsHamblett2012

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                  Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:09 AM

                  Jwed12 - I am working with a travel agent and from what I can see reading A LOT of different things for different resorts on this forum it is not uncommon for the wedding planner to be bad at communicating.  I notice a lot of people say that they worked with a WC atfirst and thent he WC didnt contact them until like a couple months before the wedding. So I guess that is what I am expecting. I have only heard great things about this resort so I am going to plan it here based on that and see what happens! I think the thing you have to remember is that your in Jamaica! There might be a couple bumps along the road but just being there is going to be a great experience in itself!!

                   

                  I dont think we qualify for the private reception because we only have 20 people. So I guess what we will do is just do the reception that comes with the freee package at one of the restaurants. You are able to decorate the table yourself so I already have an idea of what I would want.  I am thinking of using TiaFlora for my flowers because  I've seen pictures of the free bouquet and Im not a huge fan. I also am thinking about using the steel drum band for the ceremony because ive seen a lot of people say that the steel drum band is the best thing they got that was extra. So maybe that. Also I want a professional photographer so I might just use the one that comes with the resort..I dont know ive seen mixed reviews. Have you thought about using any of these extras?

                   

                  There is so much to plan and decisions to make! It is a shame that the WC's arent better about corresponding with brides. This is a stressful time!  But I think that if we use this forum to post everything we get from the WC's we can help each other!



                  #19 MrsHamblett2012

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                    Posted 20 May 2011 - 05:13 AM



                    Hi Melino! Welcome to the forum!  My wedding is *hopefully* 5/4/2012.  I am still in the process of confirming! I chose the RIU Montego Bay for many reason.

                     

                    1.It is affordable for my guests

                    2. It was built in 2008, so its practically brand new.

                    3. Ive seen people on this forum talk about how they like RMB OVER ROR - Which is where you see a lot of brides go.

                    4. Its only a mile and a half from the airport.

                    5. I have searched and searched for pictures and they all look beautiful!!

                    6. They offer a free wedding package where you can add things to. Most other resorts dont do that.

                     

                    So those reason along with others is why I finally chose RMB. I hope that helps. I am using a travel agent but not for the wedding part. The travel agent is going to help with booking our rooms and flights.  For the wedding I contacted the resort directly and they were pretty fast with letting me know if my chosen date and time was available.

                    Hope this helps!

                    Originally Posted by melino 

                    I am a newbie at this. Just started planning our destination wedding for April 2012. I am trying to narrow down my location in Montego Bay.  I cant seem to find any recent information about the Riu. Please help. I am working with  travel agent to contact the resort, did you guys contact the resort yourselves or with a travel agent?



                     



                    #20 Jwed12

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                      Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:00 PM

                      Melino,

                      I contacted the resort myself, and they sent me a bunch of great information. If you PM me your email address, I can forward you the PDF files they sent over. It has different reception options and what not. The Riu in Montego Bay is a fairly new hotel, so there's not a whole lot of info out there on it. Fortunately, everything that I have heard has been very good! I've also seen a couple of different BDW brides that have posted their pics if they got married there, and they are all beautiful. :)
                       

                      Originally Posted by melino 

                      I am a newbie at this. Just started planning our destination wedding for April 2012. I am trying to narrow down my location in Montego Bay.  I cant seem to find any recent information about the Riu. Please help. I am working with  travel agent to contact the resort, did you guys contact the resort yourselves or with a travel agent?



                       






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