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#21 Forevelyn2

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    Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

    I have a 2pm wedding time. Do you have any idea what I can do until dinner time.? We want to have our first dance. What des it mean to be semi-private at the restaurant? Will we have a dance floor for our first dance?



    #22 eweisz

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      Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

      Hi there! I have a noon wedding time but would have preferred the 2pm-it was taken though. You have to rent a dance floor, unless you just want to make room at the restaurant. The semi-private reception just means that you may be sharing the area with another bride or two, depending if you have other brides getting married that day. There are 3 slots per day for brides, noon, 2pm and 4pm. If they are all full, most likely it will be all 3 of you, depending what time you eat. Since ours is at noon, we are going to take a few pictures, then head over to Rick's Cafe for the afternoon, come back, shower, and have our dinner. It will all work out!! :) When are you getting married?



      #23 Forevelyn2

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        Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

        My wedding is in June. Are you renting a dance floor? I am thinking about bringing my own decorations for the ceremony. The resort charge for EVERY LITTLE THING. ugh!!! But I want everything to be like I want it. I saw a fold up arch online. I really don't like that skinny one that comes with the free wedding.

        #24 MoGlam

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          Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

          Hello Ladies. My name is Monique and My fiancĀ© and I are getting married June 29th this year and I'm super excited!! Trying to keep the cost down and was wondering what the chairs look like. Our ceremony takes place at RIU Negril Club Hotel on the beach. Does anyone have any pictures? Want to bring my own or tulle.

          #25 eweisz

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            Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

            Originally Posted by Forevelyn2 

            My wedding is in June. Are you renting a dance floor? I am thinking about bringing my own decorations for the ceremony. The resort charge for EVERY LITTLE THING. ugh!!! But I want everything to be like I want it. I saw a fold up arch online. I really don't like that skinny one that comes with the free wedding.


            I'm not renting a dance floor, we are all super laid back and have read a TON of reviews on how to make things free. We are going to try to slip some venders on the beach some $$ to play after the wedding and just dance on the beach :) and then just assign different people to run & get drinks so we don't have to pay for a bartender & all that. We are bringing our own chiffon and tulle to do the arch, as i really am not sure what that will look like. Do you have a picture of the fold up arch? That's interesting...



            #26 eweisz

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              Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

              Originally Posted by MoGlam 

              Hello Ladies. My name is Monique and My fiancĀ© and I are getting married June 29th this year and I'm super excited!! Trying to keep the cost down and was wondering what the chairs look like. Our ceremony takes place at RIU Negril Club Hotel on the beach. Does anyone have any pictures? Want to bring my own or tulle.


              I am getting married at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay, so there COULD be a difference, but I know they offer green (not sure why) and white chairs. I would request the white, as i think they only give you the white if you have over 20 guests-stupid. As far as the chairs that I've seen in some brides that have sent me pics, they are just basic lawn chairs and it looks like it is kind of woven plastic in the back-if that makes sense. Your wedding is coming up!! I still have to wait until December.



              #27 MoGlam

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                Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

                Thanks for the feedback. I thought they were basic lawn chairs but I thought I saw some brown ones in some pics too. Still waiting to here back from the WC.

                #28 Forevelyn2

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                  Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:23 AM

                  My wedding is June 21. I started buying and ordering things from Exclusively Weddings and from Ebay. I am taking my favors and all with me; just in case. I have packed it all in 1 box. I even purchased a personalized runner (most expensive). RIU charges extra to decorate the chairs for you. I think it is $12 per chair. I found a cake maker too because I don't want a cheap looking cake. I will only have about 20 people, but I still want it to look like I have 200 people (that's just me).

                  #29 Timnlaura101213

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                    Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

                    I am thinking about getting a runner as well.  We changed our wedding to the beach instead of the garden.  I feel like it might be a little more private on the beach.  I think the runner will give it a great look and also help me walk down the isle.  what shoes are you planning on wearing?  I made a pair of barefoot sandals, and was thinking about making them for my bridesmaids but haven't yet.  Any thoughts? 

                     

                    I am bringing Welcome bags for everyone that will be in their rooms when they get there so we are not doing favors.  The bags are going to be filled with goodies, plus having only 20 people coming allows me to personalize each bag a little more :)

                     

                    Im wondering how much decor I should bring along for the reception.  How are you setting it up? 

                     

                    Also - are you doing a guestbook?  I saw one on etsy that is a thumbprint palm tree.  it was super cute and fun for everyone that was on the trip.  I would probably frame it afterwards.



                    #30 RiuBride2013

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                      Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

                      Hi everyone! I am getting married at the RPTB on 26 Oct 2013. Anne Marie is helping me and so far it's been very seamless. We are trying to organize a welcome dinner on the day of arrival, a group catamaran excursion to Rick's cafe and a beach party for our reception. If anyone has experience with this or recommendations, I would love to hear about it. I am bringing OOT bags for guests and a few things I have picked up on Kajiji: coral table runners, chair sashes and tulle. Vistaprint.ca has been great for invites and "Do Not Disturb" signs for our guests' doors. I found some fans on OrientalTrading.com and wrapped some of the coral tulle around the handle. They also had great votive candle holders we personalized for the reception. I found photographer Marcia E Roberts through a friend of mine, her work is amazing! We can't wait for our week in paradise!




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