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#1 sophieamanda

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

    To all Riu Palace 2013 brides. I know there are a lot of Riu palace threads out there but have not seen one really geared to the 2013 brides, so I thought we could start a new one to share our wedding dates and information/details as the plans come together.

     

    My wedding date is July 25th, 2013

    I am having about 50 guests

    Wedding coordinator is Kylene

    Beach ceremony

    Pink & silver color scheme

    Ordered my wedding dress and BM dresses

    Photographer booked

    Booking hair and makeup with Susan Morel

    That's all for now!

     

    I have spent a lot of time on here so far reading past brides' reviews, and this answered a lot of my questions. So, let me know if you have any questions!! If your wedding is coming up and you already have your details planned with Riu, I would love to know if you decided to hire the DJ, where your ceremony and reception are booked, and what you are doing for decor (I heard the florist is great and will even set up a better chuppah for you than what the Riu offers)!

     

    I have contacted Kylene and she was quick to respond and answer all my questions - she even sent me the wedding checklists without me asking her to (apparently these don't usually get sent out until the planning begins 2 months before the wedding), so I am happy with her so far! I was told I can't book the reception location yet because they need to know the exact number of guests as the location options are very dependent on that number - so I understand their reasoning but it would still be nice to have that secured!

     

    How is everyone's planning coming along? I am now trying to decide if I want to do DIY invitations or order from etsy. The destination wedding is definitely adding up fast! I have also been in contact with several dinner/booze cruise vendors to try to organize a welcome dinner for my guests, is anyone else doing this? If so, what company are you going with?



    #2 Houstonnlh

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      Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

      Hello RIU Palace Brides! Thanks for starting this thread, I think we have a few others...I can't keep up :)

       

      I am getting married RIU Palace Cabo Sat. May 11, 2013. 4 months!

      Getting nervous that we may have over 50 guests, but hoping not more than 65. 25 booked right now

      Kylene is my coordinater; I pretty much have all the info I need thanks to this site! I haven't really emailed her too much.

      Colors: Coral, Ivory, Turquoise/Aqua

      Hair: Suzanne Morel; Makeup: My cousin is a makeup artist

      Photography: Gilda Badillo

      Videographer: Jorge Ibarra

      Wedding Attire: Done!

      Save the Dates: Done! Did the boarding pass template through zazzle.com;

      Invitations: Designs by MK--she will work with you on designs and is affordable. I found her through this site.

       

      Still need to: Figure out music (DJ, playlist). And all the things you can't do until 2 months before(Flowers, reception site). We are looking at Baja Norte for the reception and doing a free welcome party in the Piano Bar on Thurs night. The rehearsal dinner will be a sunset cruise probably through Sunrider. (Cabo Mar was booked already). We have planned activities Thurs(Welcome drinks), Fri(Rehearsal), and Sat(wedding). That's it so guests can then enjoy their vacation too :)

       

      I think that's it! Best of luck to all of those planning. I'm sure I will have more questions as we go!



      #3 melswed13

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        Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

        Hello!! My wedding is July 19th and I'm waiting to hear from Kylene...I think that's her name. I hate not being able to have constant contact with a wedding coordinator, but I I guess they have everything in control. Are you using the resort photog or an off site one?

         

        Mels



        #4 Houstonnlh

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          Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

          Hi Mels! We are using Gilda Badillo for photography and Jorge Ibarra for Videography



          #5 melswed13

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            Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

            Ok thanks a lot for responding!! Does any photography come the any of the packages.... I don't see it listed. Is Gilda Badilllo reasonable?

            #6 melswed13

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              Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

              To all Riu Palace 2013 brides. I know there are a lot of Riu palace threads out there but have not seen one really geared to the 2013 brides, so I thought we could start a new one to share our wedding dates and information/details as the plans come together. My wedding date is July 25th, 2013 I am having about 50 guests Wedding coordinator is Kylene Beach ceremony Pink & silver color scheme Ordered my wedding dress and BM dresses Photographer booked Booking hair and makeup with Susan Morel That's all for now! I have spent a lot of time on here so far reading past brides' reviews, and this answered a lot of my questions. So, let me know if you have any questions!! If your wedding is coming up and you already have your details planned with Riu, I would love to know if you decided to hire the DJ, where your ceremony and reception are booked, and what you are doing for decor (I heard the florist is great and will even set up a better chuppah for you than what the Riu offers)! I have contacted Kylene and she was quick to respond and answer all my questions - she even sent me the wedding checklists without me asking her to (apparently these don't usually get sent out until the planning begins 2 months before the wedding), so I am happy with her so far! I was told I can't book the reception location yet because they need to know the exact number of guests as the location options are very dependent on that number - so I understand their reasoning but it would still be nice to have that secured! How is everyone's planning coming along? I am now trying to decide if I want to do DIY invitations or order from etsy. The destination wedding is definitely adding up fast! I have also been in contact with several dinner/booze cruise vendors to try to organize a welcome dinner for my guests, is anyone else doing this? If so, what company are you going with?



              #7 melswed13

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                Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

                My colors are similar to yours!! Coral, Pool, and Sand



                #8 MrsMoye

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                  Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

                  Hello Ladies,

                   

                  My vow renewal is August 2nd and we are expecting about 20 guests. I have a confirmation code, but have not guaranteed the date yet, as I am having second thoughts due to the room rates. Did the Palace offer group/discount rates for your guests staying at the hotel?



                  #9 sophieamanda

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                    Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

                    I am using Dennis Berti for my photographer. As for the room rates MrsMoye, we used a tour company (signature vacations) via our travel agent. I think it is generally cheaper to do it that way than to book directly through the hotel. I would use a different tour company than signature vacations though if you have the choice... They have very poor customer service!

                     

                    Houstonnlh, I read that a few brides decided to bring their own iPod and Bose music system which from the sounds of it worked great. Are you considering something like this or definitely using the DJ? Is Rui letting you "reserve" the piano bar for free for your welcome party? That sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

                     

                    I am in the process of figuring out decor right now. I am going to be bringing down light things ike parasols, fans, chair decor, etc.. But I plan to hopefully find some things at the Wal Mart or Costco in Cabo that I can use to make centerpieces.



                    #10 RNtoBe

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                      Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

                      Finally a new Riu Palace thread! I am getting married May 22, 2013! 

                       

                      Wedding Coordinator: Kylene- who has not returned my emails but Margarita the manager has 

                      Ceremony: Gazebo

                      I am getting anxious to book the Baja Norte for the reception area because there are 3 other weddings the same day!! 

                      Photographer: I am bringing a local photographer with us

                      Videographer: Angel Zapien

                      Dress & BM dresses: done! I just need to have mine altered, I'm waiting till April to do this

                      Mens attire: Just starting to look at spring stuff

                      Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Morel booked!

                      I am bringing chair sashes, cloth napkins, favours, candles, fans etc

                      We will be having a dj, I don't want to have to worry about music- one less stress! 

                       

                      Can't wait to hear from others!






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