Jump to content

Photo

Newbie! Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas 2014!!


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 May2014Cabo

May2014Cabo
  • Newbie
  • 1 posts

    Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

    Hi!  So, we finally picked our resort, now...to plan!  I've never been to Cabo San Lucas but my fiance has.  Would probably need some advice on photographers and someone for hair and makeup.  Would anyone know how the onsite photographer and hair/make up artist are and if there is a website to view their work?  Any recommendations who to ask for outside of the resort?? What about the restaurants at the resort?  I've seen some pictures of what looks like a restaurant with a terrace, any idea what one that is?  We won't have a huge number of people attending.  So many questions!!! Thank you to all in advance!! Happy planning everyone :)



    #2 alexisinjamaica

    alexisinjamaica

      Moderator

    • Moderators
    • 562 posts
    • Wedding Date:November 13, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Secrets St. James, Montego Bay
    • LocationLos Angeles

    Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:06 AM

    Originally Posted by May2014Cabo 

    Hi!  So, we finally picked our resort, now...to plan!  I've never been to Cabo San Lucas but my fiance has.  Would probably need some advice on photographers and someone for hair and makeup.  Would anyone know how the onsite photographer and hair/make up artist are and if there is a website to view their work?  Any recommendations who to ask for outside of the resort?? What about the restaurants at the resort?  I've seen some pictures of what looks like a restaurant with a terrace, any idea what one that is?  We won't have a huge number of people attending.  So many questions!!! Thank you to all in advance!! Happy planning everyone :)


    Hey there!

     

    Congrats on picking a resort!! Not sure if you already checked here, but the Riu Palace threads might help answer your questions. Looks like there are a bunch of posts on recent weddings at the Riu Palace. Click around and see! http://www.bestdesti...wedding-in-cabo Hope that helps, and good luck!!



    #3 Moments That Matter

    Moments That Matter

      Diamond Vendor

    • Insiders
    • 3,074 posts

      Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

      Welcome to the forum May2014Cabo, and  Congrats on your upcoming dw next year!!! such an exciting time :)

       

      ...wishing you happy research on these boards and that you find all the info you need to make the greatest plans for your Special Big Day!!!

       

      *

       

      *

       

       

      *

      *

       

      *

       

      *

       

      Cheers!!!.......team MTM asst, Lynda :)


      MTM%20Logo%202016_zps4tzm05my.png

       

       

      Moments That Matter Photography , Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

      Canadian Award Winning Photojournalist serving the Riviera Maya

       

      Email: contact@momentsthatmatterphotography.com

      Why we're Ranked #1 ~ Scoop on what we do:  MTM Reviews

      Meet Lincoln & Team MTM: "Meet Lincoln" Video + see his Passion!!!

       

      We Offer: 100% Vendor Fee Discount
                          100% Deposit Guarantee

                          100% Satisfaction Guarantee


      #4 RNtoBe

      RNtoBe
      • Jr. Member
      • 255 posts

        Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

        Originally Posted by May2014Cabo 

        Hi!  So, we finally picked our resort, now...to plan!  I've never been to Cabo San Lucas but my fiance has.  Would probably need some advice on photographers and someone for hair and makeup.  Would anyone know how the onsite photographer and hair/make up artist are and if there is a website to view their work?  Any recommendations who to ask for outside of the resort?? What about the restaurants at the resort?  I've seen some pictures of what looks like a restaurant with a terrace, any idea what one that is?  We won't have a huge number of people attending.  So many questions!!! Thank you to all in advance!! Happy planning everyone :)

        Congrats on picking a resort, thats half of the battle!! I was just married at the Palace. I used Suzanne Morel for hair and makeup, she is a 5 minute cab right from the resort and we brought our photographer with us. If you have any questions PM me, I know it can be confusing trying to pick a reception location not knowing what everything looks like. Happy planning! 



        #5 BeckaThomas

        BeckaThomas
        • Newbie
        • 21 posts

          Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

          Congratulations on choosing the resort! If I can ask... what made you decide on Riu? I'm torn between Riu and Dreams...
           



          #6 AlyssaD21

          AlyssaD21
          • Newbie
          • 20 posts

            Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:46 AM

            Hello everyone!

            I am currently researching resorts for a July 2014 Cabo Wedding! I am completely clueless so I look forward to reading everyones opinions!! Right now my #1 choice is Riu Palace... One question I have is in regards to guest travel booking. I normally use websites like bookit.com or Cheapcarribean to book my trips (flight and hotel together) as I find good deals, but do my guest have to book rooms through the hotel?? Does the hotel give group rates and room blocks? Or do they book their own travel packages??

             

            I also will be looking through these forums for reception/wedding info.

             

            Thanks for any help!

             

            Alyssa



            #7 BeckaThomas

            BeckaThomas
            • Newbie
            • 21 posts

              Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

              Originally Posted by AlyssaD21 

              Hello everyone!

              I am currently researching resorts for a July 2014 Cabo Wedding! I am completely clueless so I look forward to reading everyones opinions!! Right now my #1 choice is Riu Palace... One question I have is in regards to guest travel booking. I normally use websites like bookit.com or Cheapcarribean to book my trips (flight and hotel together) as I find good deals, but do my guest have to book rooms through the hotel?? Does the hotel give group rates and room blocks? Or do they book their own travel packages??

               

              I also will be looking through these forums for reception/wedding info.

               

              Thanks for any help!

               

              Alyssa


              Hi Alyssa,

               

              I've been working with Wright Travel to set up our wedding plans. We are still trying to decide between Riu Palace and Dreams, but I've gotten a ton of information from the resorts and from the TA. I'm not sure if the TA charges for room booking, but I know they will book your flights at no charge. It's nice to let someone else handle those things while you're stressing over every other little detail. lol. Seriously, though, the things that are making me sway toward Dreams are the packages they're willing to give. Riu does require a minimum of 80% of your guests to stay there and there's a much lower per person charge when you go over their 40 person package. They're located 2 minutes drive from downtown Cabo San Lucas, where Dreams is about 20 minutes. Riu also seems like a better price point for our single or childless guests, but we have 3 children and many of our guests do as well. Dreams is offering their "kids stay free" deal during November of next year. I literally sat and did all the calculations based on both resorts quotes and package incentives.They come very close, leaving the difference of around $200 per room for the same number and category of rooms (Riu offers a level lower, though). Dreams then offers adults a $100 resort credit, so I kind of feel like it comes out about even. The resorts are crazy busy with weddings right now, though, so using a TA is probably the best way to get answers. Check web pages, too, as they offer a lot of info online and these forums are amazing at giving details. You could also search trip advisor for some info on other resorts in the area. Hope this helps a little. If I can help more, feel free to respond or PM me.



              #8 bridemoonpalace

              bridemoonpalace
              • Jr. Member
              • 151 posts

                Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

                Congrats!

                #9 photoisforever

                photoisforever
                • Vendor
                • 192 posts

                  Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

                  great info BeckaThomas! it's sure to help your fellow brides here looking for answers.......happy research and planning everyone! hope your weddings are everything you wish for and more......Cheers!!!

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Photography Is Forever Studios  






                  0 user(s) are reading this topic

                  0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users