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#1 riusantefebride

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    Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

    I thought I would start a new thread so we can all share ideas and pictures. I would love to see pictures!! My wedding date is November 16, 2012 @4 on the beach. Im so excited!! I havent got my dress yet... but i know exactly what i want!



    #2 jennalyn

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      Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

      have you booked your wedding at the riu santa fe yet? i have been to that resort before and it was awesome. I am looking for a resort to get married at and was considering this one again. i am wondering how they are to plan a wedding with, etc if the prices were reasonable? any othe information you could give me. My wedding isnt until February 2013. Thanks!



      #3 riusantefebride

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        Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:09 AM

        They seem really good so far! The prices for the resort are so cheap! I have read alot of reviews and im so excited to get married there! Have you checked out there wedding packages online? im getting the Caprise package!!!



        #4 jennalyn

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          Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:35 AM

          I just looked at the packages, and I cant believe how good the prices are! I think we will probably book there! Thanks for letting me know there were packages online, I didnt even see that when I was checking out their prices. Are you using any of the local vendors or just going with what the resort has?



          #5 riusantefebride

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            Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:52 AM

            We are just going with the resort for anything. I believe the riu is pretty sticky on having outside vendors... and I have seen pics that their photographer has taken and I have seen the flowers the florist has made and they are all amazing so i cant imagine paying even more for nothing! The only thing i might go outside for is my hair. I dont know though; the package we got is the Caprice and I get my hair hair nails and pedicure done there for free and my girls get a 10% discount. (which I will be paying for). What date are you thinking of?



            #6 riusantefebride

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              Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

              oops I meant going for the resort with everything! I'm still half asleep lol



              #7 jennalyn

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                Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

                ok thats good to know that the resort might be a bit tricky to work with when it comes to outside vendors. where did you see pictures of the flowers, etc? we are getting married Feb 2013, so i have a while still but i want to book in a couple months so i dont have to worry about it anymore.



                #8 riusantefebride

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                  Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:43 AM

                  I have gotten emails from my wedding coordinator at the riu... I can email you some of that stuff if you like?.. Let me know 



                  #9 jennalyn

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                    Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:07 AM

                    that would be amazing if you could do that!!! thank you so much!



                    #10 Krys21

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                      Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

                      We're staying at the Riu Santa Fe for our wedding, but we're actually having our wedding off the resort at the Sunset Da Mona Lisa.  It definitely costs more in the long run, but I am a type A when it comes to planning parties.  I couldn't handle the thought of not being able to pick my own vendors and not be in control of my wedding.  A good friend of mine stood in a wedding at the Santa Fe and she said it was amazing! but you need to be pretty laid back.  She said the weddings take place near the infinity pool and that there will be people standing around watching your wedding (maybe you can ask for a more private location?). I think that's the case with having your wedding at any resort, but I think the photographers are usually pretty good at getting them out of your pictures!

                       

                      If anyone wants to know about outside vendors I've done lots of research, and can recommend some really good vendors. Such as hair and makeup, Suzanne Morel, she's really not that much more expensive than the salon at the resort, maybe $10 more - but you have to leave the resort, but you will be guaranteed to have amazing hair and makeup!  I've been to other resort hair dressers and had to practically show them how to curl my hair.  I've search blogs and blogs of many different photographers and have not seen one of Suzanne Morels brides who did not look stunning!

                       

                      Also my recommendations is to read tripadvisor reviews until your blue in the face.  I read them every couple nights now!  I feel like I know the resort like the back of my hand!  I know what I can expect in terms of good and bad.  The bad is usually over reacting hoity-toity people who should probably not be staying in an all-inclusive resort with a price point as low as the Santa Fe! 

                       






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