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RIU Montego Bay May-August Brides 2013

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#21 MrsHaganOn21414

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    Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

    Hey ladies, congrats to all :)


    New to the forum but have been reading posts the past few weeks trying to get as much firsthand information as possible. Definitely set on making my own bouquets for my bridesmaids- I have 10 so it would be cost effective and a way to make sure I love them. I don't mind paying, but I don't like to pay for things I don't love 


    Curious if anyone has any direct, recent feedback re: beach vs. steakhouse private reception? 


    We are having a beach wedding on 2/14/14 and it falls on Friday. I read in an earlier post that the resort starts a beach party on Friday nights and we planned to have a DJ, so just curious how that would work. 


    Also, saw the blue chairs in the steakhouse.... and to think they are the chairs they want to be used for a private reception (our colors are fuschia, cream and silver)  



    Any recent pricing available for chiavari chairs and what vendor?



    I may start a new thread for RIU MB as I see most are a bit older with occasional updates and this one is set to May-August Brides. 




    #22 mytime718

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      Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

      Hi my wedding is May 17, 2013 I booked it lat week got tired from looking around. For now I am expecting 25 guests. I chose the steakhouse for the reception but I agree that the place needs some decor. Has anyone booed any extras? I chose the gold package but I m anticipating to be paying a lot for all kinds of upgrades. My other concern is the reviews on tripadvisor of the hotel. Would love to see some new pictures of recent weddings. Has anyone booked a videographer.

      #23 misslaura11

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        Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

        Hi I'm also getting married in April 2014 here .... Hoping for the 10th but I'm still waiting to hear back ..... It's all so exciting! I'm hoping for a 3pm courtyard wedding..... Semi private meal and then the beach party at night.... I'm curious as to what decor you get with these so I can try and bring some rather than paying too much extra. Want the steel band and to make own boquets too! Happy planning ladies! Laura :)

        #24 KSB2K2

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          Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:06 AM

          Hi, I'm looking at a June 2014 wedding date. Does anyone know how it will work with a group of 100-120 people? Anyone know of good photographer and florist that may be affordable? Congrats to at you brides :)

          #25 klcunni

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            Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

            Thanks Ashley

            I decided to bring a photographer down with my family since she is a close friend and her parents will altready be there. I just hope I don't have to pay the vendor fee since she also will be a guest. I think i'm going to stick with the steakhouse rental for $1000 just to be safe and then hang at the bars after. No reason to pay for more stuff when I will have that whole reception at home. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what the day of the wedding will be like. Id like to put itinerary in my guest bags for my bridal party but I have no idea how things will work. I guess I'll just have to guess.! Good luck everyone

            #26 cutiepatootie70

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              Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

              HELLO LADIES!!!


              Congrats to you all!!!  I'm getting married August 2013 at the Riu as well.  So far all the planning is running smoothly - thank goodness:-).  I'm now trying to decide between photographers.  I also need a make-up artist and a hairstylist.

              #27 cvjm14

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                Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:02 AM

                @ashleykashmir What are they charging you for the beach party? I love that idea!!! Can't wait to see you review.

                #28 misslaura11

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                  Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

                  Hi for my April 2014 wedding I've been told $350 set up fee for beach party, $300 per hr for dj and $15 pp for a bar tender at the party. They also offer bonfire for $200 and dancers (20 mins) for $500.... It's all very expensive. However I've seen a few photos of the beach party and it looks really pretty. I'm surprised at how expensive the photographer is .... Totally blowing my budget! Eeeeek! Hope this helps .... Laura :)

                  #29 Wendy73

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                    Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:07 AM

                    I'm getting married at the riu on July 19 2013 @ noon. So far the planning has been pretty easy. The responses from the wedding planner had been within a couple days so not too bad. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Oot bags? Planning? Etc.

                    #30 RacheleLynn

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                      Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

                      Wendy - I am stuck on OOT bags as well!  I just don't know how much "stuff" I want to lug down there!  

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