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There are 30 of us. We are having the ceremomy at the gazebo at 4pm and the reception at the Mexican restuarant terrace at 6:30.
How about you?
Sarah
Sounds wonderful... I can not wait to see your pics and read about your experience... We are doing beach & beach reception.

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I'm still trying to figure out the reception. There's only about 15 of us, so I guess my options may be limited for the reception. The WC told me I could have it at the Chillis mezzanine which is a private area. I'll think about that one. I was leaning towards the gourmet restaurant before rather than the steakhouse.

 

The terrace off the Mexican restaurant sounds great! Oh I can't wait to see pics!!!

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I'm not having a welcome dinner for 2 reasons -

 

1) i have some guests coming on different days of the week, some just the day before the wedding...

 

 

2) i dont want this trip to be all about me. i want my guests to treat it like their own vacation, and ask that just the day of the wedding they spend it with us. I want my own peace and quiet time too! lol

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I dont think a welcome dinner is being selfish at all. I think it will be nice to have everyone together for one meal, so they can mingle and get to know each other. Its just a couple of hours and then they can go do there own thing. I agree though I want them to feel like they can do their own thing, I definately dont want to feel as though I have to enteraine them!

Sarah

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Yeah I wondered a bit about that too, but after talking to other brides on this forum I really began to see it as a nice gesture rather than me being selfish - just a chance for everyone to plan to get together for one mean. I talked to a couple of my guests and they loved the idea. It'll give us a chance to thank everyone for coming, to introduce everyone b/c there are people coming in from across the country who've never met, and to hand out OOT bags with more info on the area. I figure if someone's out doing something else the first day and can't make it no biggie, but now the thought is out there. I agree it's their vacation too, but we're there for a week and it's just one dinner. Maybe it made a difference to me that we're not doing a rehearsal dinner so the welcome dinner didn't seem too demanding.

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oh i totally didnt mean that it sounded selfish! I think its a lovely idea. But i just decided that i want the one day thats it. I dont want to have to organize anything else hahaha.

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Anyone gone into details about their reception planning yet?

 

When my fiance and I got to planning the wedding program, few questions came up:

 

1) Reserved restaurant - Do the guests order their own food or is there a set menu for everyone?

 

2) Music & Entertainment - What is the charge for renting the resort's sound system (speakers, mic, etc)?

 

3) Reserving Disco - The cost is $770 USD. The website is not clear about this but does this include the DJ? For how long?

 

4) Projector and Screen - Anyone know how much it cost to renting the resort's projector system and screen?

 

I know these questions are better answered by the WC but dang, it takes them forever to get back. If you know any information, holler back!

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Sorry I dont' know the answer to any of those questions but I'm trying to figure out my reception right now too so I cannot wait to hear the responses!

 

Great questions by the way!

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Hi there. I'm getting married at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya so I'm not sure of the specifics at the Riu Palace, but below are my thoughts. We went on a site visit in April...

 

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Anyone gone into details about their reception planning yet? I was very confused about the reception details until we went on our site visit. It really all depends on how many people you have.

When my fiance and I got to planning the wedding program, few questions came up:

 

1) Reserved restaurant - Do the guests order their own food or is there a set menu for everyone? At the RPRM, if you have more than 70 guests, you can have your reception at the Mexican restaurant, Chillis. It is a buffet. If you have a smaller group (@ 30), you can rent out a section of that restaurant for your guests and it will not be a buffet. I think you have an option for entrees.

2) Music & Entertainment - What is the charge for renting the resort's sound system (speakers, mic, etc)? From what I understand, you can pay for a DJ that they bring down from Cancun. I don't think they have equipment at the resort that they will just let you use. However, I hear you can provide your own music with an IPod, but I am not sure how much that would cost.

 

3) Reserving Disco - The cost is $770 USD. The website is not clear about this but does this include the DJ? For how long? If you are having a reception in Botafogo or Chillis, you can pay for a DJ at the restaurant. If you chose not to do that or have a smaller group, there is a disco that they rent out for weddings down the street at the Riu Yucatan. It has a bar and you could have a DJ there (I don't know how much extra that would cost). It's a little big of a walk, but that disco is only for private functions. There is another disco in the Riu Lupita that opens to all Riu guests at 10 or 11 PM.

 

4) Projector and Screen - Anyone know how much it cost to renting the resort's projector system and screen? I have no idea on this one!

 

I know these questions are better answered by the WC but dang, it takes them forever to get back. If you know any information, holler back!

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