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Just Got Married At The Riu Palace, Cabo San Lucas 04/26/14

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Thanks for the info. So if you do a private reception you can use the semi private dinner included in the package for the rehearsal dinner?

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Yep!! You can make the arrangements through Jaz.  Just tell her what day and which restaurant and she will let you know the times that are available.  We had to have ours kinda late at 8:45 but I think that's because I waited to long to request the reservation.

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That's great to know!!

Did you use the photographer they contract with? I am debating on which photography and videography package to get between the 3 hr and 5 hr

Also, did you see anyone do a beach reception? I was indecisive about the beach, restaurant i

Or the Baja Norte option

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I used the resort's photographer and videographer and they were excellent!  We did 3 hours and it did not feel like enough time.  I would go with the 5 if your budget allows.  I did not see any beach receptions while we were there.  The idea of the beach reception sounds great and it's really pretty, but it does get really windy in the evening FYI.  Baja Norte has gorgeous beach views and you don't have to worry about the sand. 

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Hello Everyone!

 

I am getting married at RIU on 10/3/15, we are visiting the site October 2014. Can anyone share any advice or tips with me?

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Definitely set up a meeting with the wedding coordinator there well in advance.  They get super busy.  But once you meet with her, she will show you all of the ceremony and reception options.  Lock in your ceremony and reception choices and times with her ASAP since they book up fast!  You should try and decide if you want to get married during the day or later in the evening and set a firm budget so you can eliminate some choices and narrow down whats important for you and your special day.  The wedding coordinator will put you in touch with the photographer, dj and flower vendor if you choose to use their in-house services.    Let me know if you have any specific questions about anything.  Congratulations!!

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Moe-

 

Do you think it is possible to still stand up and give a speech at the semi-private dinner if we use that as our reception? We don't necessarily need the dances and DJ, but is there enough space/sound level for a dad and best man to stand up and say something to the group?

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Hi Janelle, which place are you planning on having the semi-private dinner and how large is your party?  I would say yes to your questions though because we had our rehearsal dinner "semi-private" at the Steak House and my husband and I gave speeches and handed out gifts to our group of 40 and it worked out just fine!!  The noise level at the restaurant was not an issue, but it was also late in the evening so there was not a lot of people there. 

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Hey Ladies,

 

I'm a May 2015 bride. This thread has been so helpful. @moethomas, did the $1,200 at the San Jose Terrace include food and alcohol? I don't have 150 posts, so I can't view the images you posted. Do you have facebook or a website where I can view your pictures? I'm dying to see how you decorated everything!

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@@stephbono, Yep the $1200 included a 3 course served meal with 2 choices for dinner, which included an appetizer, main dish and dessert.  You also get the cake.  They provided wine, champagne and shots...but I don't  think there was a full bar..

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