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#1 jackmorgan

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    Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

    Hi,

     

    My fiancee has been freaking out lately about our upcoming wedding at ROR in April, 2013.  The wedding coordinator and all communications from the hotel state that everything is to be booked after your arrival when you meet with the wedding coordinator.  This seems very odd - What if you want a specific location for the reception and it's booked?  What if the hairstylist is booked up?  What if , what if , what if?  Has anybody else been able to reserve a specific venue and services in advance of arrival?  Has anyone waited until their meeting with the wedding coordinator and been disappointed?  Thank you.



    #2 Sunshinybride

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      Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

      I am also getting married in April 2013. I have already contacted Riu and we are booked to be married on the beach for 3pm. When you sent your booking request you should have been given the option for which location. You can not reserve salon services until 6 months in advance. Also, you can contact the wedding coordinator to book something. We have already booked the areas which we wish to use throughout the day. Hope this helps.



      #3 BrookeBrae

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        Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

        Hi, I'm also getting married at the ROR on April 12, 2013.  I booked the 3:00pm ceremony on the beach and private reception dinner on the beach afterwards.  I've been emailing Keisha the coordinator asking various questions.  She was the one who confirmed my ceremony and reception locations were booked.  She also answered questions about chairs, larger cake costs, outside vendor costs etc... On top of that I've been reading a lot of these threads.. Some really good info.  If you have any questions, I might be able to answer from what I've been able to gather so far. 

         

        My advice, if you're an anxious bride like myself... Send Keisha an email (mice.ori@riu.com) and confirm the locations you want.  For ceremony you have a choice between beach gazebo, beach (with nothing or a chuppah), or garden.  For reception, there's a few more options.  You can have a semi-private free dinner in their public dining hall, a private dinner on the beach, by the pool or one of their private dining halls(all have bars and buffet food and ability to have dj/dancing etc... but cost $55pp), or you can rent the disco for 2 hours ($1000) or the beach for just drinks ($15pp for 2 hours).  Anyway, Keisha has a list of extra costs for all these things which she's pretty fast at responding.  

         

        Hope that helps :)



        #4 NRI-Jamaica

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          Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

          I am getting married June 15, 2013.  I have been communicating with Keisha since July.  Despite what corporate says, she will begin working with you if you contact her.  She responds quickly and will even call you if you need her to.  I hope this eases your stress level.  If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. I think I have asked her every possible question in the book already.  :) 



          #5 NRI-Jamaica

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            Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

            Hello Ladies, I was in Jamaica for Thanksgiving. I arranged to do a site visit with Keisha when I was there. She was right on time, professional and great to work with. She answered all of my questions and showed me around the resort. Again if you have questions do not hesitate to contact her. She is easy to talk to. I know I made the right choice for my wedding location. Let me know if I can help in any way!

            #6 mrsbrowntobe

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              Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

              That's so good to hear I know that she must be swamped with emails. She is sometimes delayed but she is just one person. Good to know that in person things will be taken care of. Thank you for easing our minds.

              #7 cocoluv

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                Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:36 AM

                Hello Ladies, I was in Jamaica for Thanksgiving. I arranged to do a site visit with Keisha when I was there. She was right on time, professional and great to work with. She answered all of my questions and showed me around the resort. Again if you have questions do not hesitate to contact her. She is easy to talk to. I know I made the right choice for my wedding location. Let me know if I can help in any way!

                I might do this as well.... Thanks for the tip..

                #8 cocoluv

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                  Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:50 AM

                  Hello Ladies, I was in Jamaica for Thanksgiving. I arranged to do a site visit with Keisha when I was there. She was right on time, professional and great to work with. She answered all of my questions and showed me around the resort. Again if you have questions do not hesitate to contact her. She is easy to talk to. I know I made the right choice for my wedding location. Let me know if I can help in any way!

                  This is great to hear... Sometimes the forums suggest differently. This calms my nerves a lil bit... Thanks for the info..

                  #9 jamaicawedding1

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                    Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:47 PM

                    Hi Ladies,

                     

                    I'm getting married this up coming January and I haven't had anyone contact me.  I'm starting to get a little bit anxious as I'm not sure what is going on.  I have e-mail Keisha a couple time and she doesn't seem to be answering any of my questions.  When does the coordinating begin approx.?  Am I getting a bit ahead of myself?  There is only 4 months left and I havent made any arrangement except we are getting married in the garden at 4:15pm.  Can anyone bring be a little clarity?

                     

                    Thanks






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