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#11 mishele81

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    Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:17 PM

    Hey Kary!

    Yes , I was pretty sad when I got the email as well.  I also recieved the new menu, I seriously was in shock with the $117.00 surf and turf option!! I had to email them and ask if there was a typo!!

     

    With regards to the legalization process, I am of no help. We are getting married here secretly before we leave ( just legally , no vows, or rings or anything meaningful) Then having the symbollic ceremony down there so we don't have to deal with all the paperwork.

     

    I am also hiring the DJ with the lighting  but have not heard any reviews other than Crys said that she was very happy with them!

     

    Talk soon, off to bed!

     

    Michelle


    Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas - April 17, 2012 - 52 booked


    #12 mrscantatore

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      Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:52 AM

      As the date approaches, I'll make sure to keep you posted!!! Have you booked anything yet?  ie, the wedding location...they dont seem to let you book much else. HAHA



      #13 mrscantatore

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        Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

        and ps, congrats to you too!!!!



        #14 Kristina26

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          Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:45 AM

          Hi Girls

          Its been a while since I've checked in. I am finding it super stressful that I can't book anything other than the ceremony location yet. My wedding is in November, are they letting any of you girls book anything earlier, like your reception locations? Also what are your ideas of the semi private vs private dinners? There is quite the price difference. Great to hear all your ideas and oppinions. Hope the new wedding planner is working out for you girls.

           

          Talk soon!

          Kristina



          #15 brittmcfarlin

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            Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

            There is a steep price difference in the private and semi private dinners.  I read one bride's review she said she didn't book the private dinner and they ended up being the only people at the restaurant anyways.  I think we're sticking with the semi private dinner, and if there happens to be other people dining there I guess we'll just make new friends! :)



            #16 riusantefebride

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              Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

              Hey Kristina26...

              we are getting married at sante fe nov 16... When are you guys getting married in november?

              Have you not recieved a wedding checklist etc. from your WC yet? How many people do you have?

              cheers Tina



              #17 riusantefebride

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                Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

                Hey Kristina26...

                we are getting married at sante fe nov 16... When are you guys getting married in november?

                Have you not recieved a wedding checklist etc. from your WC yet? How many people do you have?

                cheers Tina



                #18 riusantefebride

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                  Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

                  Hey Kristina26...

                  we are getting married at sante fe nov 16... When are you guys getting married in november?

                  Have you not recieved a wedding checklist etc. from your WC yet? How many people do you have?

                  cheers Tina



                  #19 Laura 78IL

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                    Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

                    I was just married on 1/14/12 at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas.  The wedding coordinator, Kylene, was horrible.  She refused to start planning until 3 weeks before the wedding and then went on vacation immediately after she sent me the first email for 2 weeks and did not have an out of office assistant on.  She returned a week before the wedding and basically told me that everything was booked for private events (not weddings) and that my only option for my 65 person wedding was the San Jose Terrace and that we couldn't have a private cocktail hour.  (I later got her to give us the English Terrace for the cocktail party, which was a fanastic location).  She added a lot of stress for no reason.  She would tell me one thing one day and then the next day she would change her mind or forget that we had emailed about something.  She got the linen and bows colors wrong and screwed up the food order (even though it was all written on the checklist and discussed).  We were suppose to get dessert with the dinner plus the wedding cake.  She cancelled the dessert order that came with the dinner and so people could only have wedding cake (Willy showed me the paperwork).  We gave her placecards and instructions to give to the DJ, neither was delivered to the reception site.  She had some items of ours from the ceremony (sand ceremony items) and we had a tough time getting them back from her.  Kylene would email that everything was good to go but then didn't do half of the things that she said she was going to do.  I'm not even a picky bride but she was absurd to deal with.  Kylene told me that for the private plate dinners we could only pick one entree and everyone had to eat the same entree and that it was a new rule for 2012.  We didn't do the private plate dinner because of it.  We didn't pay extra for liquor at the reception but Willy set up a bar on the terrace of the San Jose restaurant and made us whatever we wanted.  We had the Caprice package and so I thought we would get a good room (we booked a oceanview room, but it said we would be upgraded if available).  NO upgrade and the room was in the middle of the resort.  They never did anything special for us either during the 7 days that we were there.  We used the Riu photographer from myweddinginloscabos, Laura.  She seemed really nice and kept telling us that the pictures were great!  We paid $1,000 for 3 hours and received 150 pictures, half of which people's eyes are closed or their heads are cut out of.  The pictures were all really far away and you can't even tell it is us in the picture.  The photo album (which they charge $60 shipping for) came from San Fran today and it was terrible.  They put 12 pictures on one page and so you can't even see what is in the picture.  Luckily, my friends and family all took a lot of pictures and they are way better than the pro photographer!  The DJ was fine, but we just had him play our playlist from an IPOD.  He didn't do any MCing.  I don't know if he spoke English.  We asked him to announce people for speeches, but he didn't.  Anyway enough complaining!  We all had a wonderful time and the resort staff was amazing (other than Kylene)!  The entertainment crew is so amusing!  And none of my guests knew that I was having problems with the WC.  They all had a blast.  We also rented out the Sunrider for a sunset whale watching, dinner, drink boat cruise on Friday night.  It was a awesome and Mario was a big help.  The Cabo Adventures ziplining cruise was amazing too!  Good luck to you all!      

                     

                     



                     
                     



                    #20 Laura 78IL

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                      Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

                      I was just married on 1/14/12 at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas.  The wedding coordinator, Kylene, was horrible.  She refused to start planning until 3 weeks before the wedding and then went on vacation immediately after she sent me the first email for 2 weeks and did not have an out of office assistant on.  She returned a week before the wedding and basically told me that everything was booked for private events (not weddings) and that my only option for my 65 person wedding was the San Jose Terrace and that we couldn't have a private cocktail hour.  (I later got her to give us the English Terrace for the cocktail party, which was a fanastic location).  She added a lot of stress for no reason.  She would tell me one thing one day and then the next day she would change her mind or forget that we had emailed about something.  She got the linen and bows colors wrong and screwed up the food order (even though it was all written on the checklist and discussed).  We were suppose to get dessert with the dinner plus the wedding cake.  She cancelled the dessert order that came with the dinner and so people could only have wedding cake (Willy showed me the paperwork).  We gave her placecards and instructions to give to the DJ, neither was delivered to the reception site.  She had some items of ours from the ceremony (sand ceremony items) and we had a tough time getting them back from her.  Kylene would email that everything was good to go but then didn't do half of the things that she said she was going to do.  I'm not even a picky bride but she was absurd to deal with.  Kylene told me that for the private plate dinners we could only pick one entree and everyone had to eat the same entree and that it was a new rule for 2012.  We didn't do the private plate dinner because of it.  We didn't pay extra for liquor at the reception but Willy set up a bar on the terrace of the San Jose restaurant and made us whatever we wanted.  We had the Caprice package and so I thought we would get a good room (we booked a oceanview room, but it said we would be upgraded if available).  NO upgrade and the room was in the middle of the resort.  They never did anything special for us either during the 7 days that we were there.  We used the Riu photographer from myweddinginloscabos, Laura.  She seemed really nice and kept telling us that the pictures were great!  We paid $1,000 for 3 hours and received 150 pictures, half of which people's eyes are closed or their heads are cut out of.  The pictures were all really far away and you can't even tell it is us in the picture.  The photo album (which they charge $60 shipping for) came from San Fran today and it was terrible.  They put 12 pictures on one page and so you can't even see what is in the picture.  Luckily, my friends and family all took a lot of pictures and they are way better than the pro photographer!  The DJ was fine, but we just had him play our playlist from an IPOD.  He didn't do any MCing.  I don't know if he spoke English.  We asked him to announce people for speeches, but he didn't.  Anyway enough complaining!  We all had a wonderful time and the resort staff was amazing (other than Kylene)!  The entertainment crew is so amusing!  And none of my guests knew that I was having problems with the WC.  They all had a blast.  We also rented out the Sunrider for a sunset whale watching, dinner, drink boat cruise on Friday night.  It was a awesome and Mario was a big help.  The Cabo Adventures ziplining cruise was amazing too!  Good luck to you all!      

                       

                       



                       
                       






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