Congrats on your recent Wedding! Any pictures that you could post? I am getting married there next month, April 22nd. Also do they still sell flowers at Costco there? Still wondering what I should do for centerpieces for the tables. Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!
2012 Riu Sante Fe Brides
Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:38 PM
Hello kiska and congrats! I am getting married at the Riu Santa Fe next month, April 22nd. I would love to hear about how your wedding went and see pictures if possible. Also did you go to Wal-Mart or Costco at all and if so did they have flowers and or vases? I am still unsure of my centerpieces for the wedding. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you!!
Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:41 AM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:23 PM
I have a review on the santa fe on resort reviews but here are some photos from Gilda Billado from our February 11 wedding. Absolutly great Photographer so glad we chose her!
Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:16 AM
It says I don't have permission to download attachments. I so want to see your pics....
Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:49 AM
We just got married about a month ago in Cabo with 60 guests. We planned to have our wedding at the RIU Santa Fe for almost a year. I too wanted to save money. In that year the wedding planner changed 3 times. I was told different info and pricing from each planner. Two months before the wedding they changed the price of the wedding again plus changed our dinner time from 7 to 8. It was so hard to get a hold of the planner and she didn't really seem like she cared about providing good service what so ever. We finally had it and moved our wedding to the Sunset Da Mona Lisa. A little more expensive location but it was so worth it because of how beautiful and private it was.
We were having our dinner at the tequila bar which they would not start until 8 PM and our wedding was at 4. It was going to cost me $500 location fee plus $40-65 per person for food plus $22 per person after our package amount for the wedding, toast and cake. Also drinks were I think $13 per person. We still had all of our guests stay at the RIU and we had our rehearsal & rehearsal dinner there also. Since we had our rehearsal at the RIU we had to book a wedding to have the dinner there because even though I had 60 people staying there they would not give me a dinner reservation for 20 people without booking a wedding. I thought that was absurd! Our rehearsal dinner was at the Steak House at 6.
One thing brides that have not seen the RIU need to know is where you get married on the beach is not a private location. The pool over looks the wedding location so during our rehearsal drunk people were hanging off the pool yelling comments to us. Also the ceremony space is between the RIU Santa Fe's massage tent and a chain link fence and people trying to sell stuff on the beach. If you have not seen the other locations that Cabo has to offer you should look around.
We cut our costs by doing our own flowers and decor. My guests were flying from all over the US to be at my wedding in cabo and I wanted them to have an experience they would love. I am not trying to be too hard on the RIU but to inform brides. I know some brides had a wonderful experience but unfortunately I didn't. Had I know all the details of the RIU I would have switched earlier and saved myself so much stress. If you need more info send me a private message and I can send you pics of my wedding and pics of our rehearsal at the RIU so you can see the wedding location there.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:47 PM
I can't see the pictures either. Basically you have to pay $30 to become a LIFE member to be able to see attachments. Not worth it in my opinion.
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