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Riu Jalisco/PV Wedding Review

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Thank you for posting your wedding and critique, it is extremely helpful to those of us still planning! Your wedding was beautiful

We are getting married on February 4, 2009 at the Riu Jalisco. I had a couple questions for anyone who may know the answersask away! cheesy.gif

1. We wanted our ceremony on the beach and I was wondering if there were options for the type of "covering" for ministers table and our wedding party. I was hoping for more than just a couple palm fronds, more like white fabric and a little more substanceAt the time they didn't offer anything else... but who knows perhaps they have more options with DW's becoming more and more popular every day. I know some of our fellow BDW gals have made covering with white fabric and they turned out nice.

2. We really want a string trio/quartet and I have seen on another site that it was an option in PV, but I wanted to be sure we could really get that as I have my heart set on it =)
Yes, I am sure they offer the trio for weddings. I can't seem to find the pricing on it though. I'm thinking it was $250ish?
3. Was your cake easy to choose, meaning a number of options?There were 4 options to chose from chocolate, strawberry, coffee and vanilla. Not much of a choice. I've heard the vendor "pie in the sky" is excellent though if you're interested in outsourcing.

Thank you so much for any information you can provide
Hopefully I helped out a bit.

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Hey again Raeka!

 

Just a few more questions.

 

I know you brought your own photographer, did you try substituting out the photographer in the package (I know he was there in the end)? I want to switch out the photographer for a DJ, and while I know they will do it for smaller items, I'm wondering if they shot you down on this one.

 

Another question: Did they have like a hors devoures (no idea how you spell that) option? For example, to serve appetizers on the beach after the wedding? (We get married at 1, so trying to fill up the day!).

 

Thank you!

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Hey again Raeka!

Just a few more questions.

I know you brought your own photographer, did you try substituting out the photographer in the package (I know he was there in the end)? I want to switch out the photographer for a DJ, and while I know they will do it for smaller items, I'm wondering if they shot you down on this one.

Another question: Did they have like a hors devoures (no idea how you spell that) option? For example, to serve appetizers on the beach after the wedding? (We get married at 1, so trying to fill up the day!).

Thank you!


NO actually I asked them to cancel to photography package because I was brining in my own photographer BUT he still made an appearance for some reason. It really ticked me off because he was getting in the way of my photographer that I paid when I requested we didn't need his services. I didn't even see his photos so I really don't know why he was there. To answer your question though, no, they would not swap us out on that package. But you can always try....

We never asked about appetizers either. Our ceremony was at 4 so after we did photos then hopped over to the Brazilian restaurant and ate dinner around 6. I forget what time the restaurant along the beach opens because in that case they may be able to cater something for you free of charge. The bar is open for sure I know by the beach. I think they serve lunch until 4 so your guests could go grab a snack if they wanted to for sure!

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Did they give you any trouble bringing in your own photographer? Or did you just say it was a friend?

So they wouldn't sub it out, and never gave you the pictures anyway? How rude!

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Did they give you any trouble bringing in your own photographer? Or did you just say it was a friend?
So they wouldn't sub it out, and never gave you the pictures anyway? How rude!
Well... we told them it was a friend and she was a guest of the hotel anyway.

Yeah that's what I thought but I didn't want to fight with them about it because I really didn't want him in the first place.

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Hey again Raeka!

Just a few more questions.

I know you brought your own photographer, did you try substituting out the photographer in the package (I know he was there in the end)? I want to switch out the photographer for a DJ, and while I know they will do it for smaller items, I'm wondering if they shot you down on this one.

Another question: Did they have like a hors devoures (no idea how you spell that) option? For example, to serve appetizers on the beach after the wedding? (We get married at 1, so trying to fill up the day!).

Thank you!
Hi Ava,

Have you tried e-mailing the WC to ask her? She is pretty acommodating and may be able to help.

Mel, did you go to the disco and if so, how was it?

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Hi Ava,

Have you tried e-mailing the WC to ask her? She is pretty acommodating and may be able to help.

Mel, did you go to the disco and if so, how was it?
No we didn't get to go to the disco that night because it was closed sad.gif But we had fun in the bar beside the pool. We rented the space out for the evening with music and a bartender. It was my favorite part of the evening... we danced and drank. Lost of fun!

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Yeah, that's what we are doing next door at the Vallarta. We are actually cutting our cake there too. FI only wanted to rent the bar for 2 hours (from 8pm-10pm) and I said no 3 hours. (till 11:00pm)

 

His arguement was that people could go to the disco if they wanted to continue dancing. I think I won the arguement because he said the other day that 3 hours was fine. I was just wondering if after we were done drinking and dancing at the pool bar if the disco was a fun option. I guess I have no control on that one. We'll just have to check it out and see!

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Thanks for the review! We are getting married at the Riu Vallarta in April '09. So you had dinner 6-8pm and then rented the bar after that? I didn't even realize that you can rent out the bar area. How much did it cost? Is that something you put together when you get there or do you reserve it beforehand. Thanks so much for all of your help!

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