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#41 MagsieMexico

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    Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:05 AM

    I'm waiting on communication from the Riu Palace Riviera Maya, thinking this may be the one, but no idea if they have my date or anything yet, and have not seen any pictures other than what is on the site...anybody got any that they can share?

    This is so great that we are all doing this at the same time.

    So, if I follow MexicoBride's advice, of having some guests stay at the Yucatan because it is cheaper, then I have to pay for them to attend the wedding? Not a big deal at all. But they can come over to the palace for meals and such right? They are allowed to share the facilities, correct?

    Margaret & Eric

    #42 tp11

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      Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:19 PM

      Wow, I don't visit the forum for a couple of days and look at what happens! I don't really have much to add that's any different from what everyone else has said. It took a while to get in touch with someone at the hotel, but I did eventually and basically they told me that all the planning is done once you arrive. I only have 3 weeks until we leave so everything is being kicked up into high gear. From what I understand at least 80% of the guests have to be staying at the resort where the ceremony is to be held otherwise there is a fee involved. For my resort, RPLA the fee is $100 for the day pass. Hope everyone's planning is going well. Congratulations and welcome to all the new Riu brides to be!

      #43 MagsieMexico

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        Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:22 PM

        RPLA = Riu Palace ....?

        So soon, you must be dying of excitement! Please post pics when you get back.
        Margaret & Eric

        #44 tp11

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          Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:16 PM

          I am soooo excited, but then again, I'm so busy right now I don't really have time to think about it! I will definitely let everyone know how it went as soon as I get back.

          RPLA=Riu Palace Las Americas, Cancun.

          Hopefully things will slow down in the next few days and I'll have time to catch up on reading the postings and participating in the conversations!

          #45 sdsmsu

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            Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:40 PM

            Hi ladies,

            I am getting married at RIU Cancun on May 10, 2007. I have only received one email from the generic 'riuwedding.com' that gave my a list of the required documents, but I have not idea where to start getting them translated and apostilled. I know many of you suggest a legal ceremony in the states before you go, but our date is sentimental to us, so we would really like to have it done in Mexico. Are there any posts about where to go and what to do to get the required documents?


            #46 Adamsgrrl

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              Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:08 PM

              Riu Brides,

              I found this forum that's all about the different Riu's. Some wedding pictures from brides at the various Rius and a ton of information from Riu lovers.

              Hope this helps!

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              #47 MagsieMexico

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                Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:37 PM

                Oh, that site is super useful Adamsgirl, thank you!
                Margaret & Eric

                #48 mexicobride

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                  Posted 25 January 2007 - 05:18 AM

                  Magsie Mexico-
                  The Yucatan guests are not allowed on the more expensive properties (the Palace Mexico and the Palace Riviera Maya) unless they pay the day pass. However, you are allowed onto their properties if you want to visit them, eat there or use their pools, etc. We are going to have our welcome dinner at the Yucatan so everyone can go. You can also meet up with them on the beach, at the other Rius (Playacar, Tequila, etc), downtown PDC, excursions, etc.

                  #49 Shelley

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                    Posted 26 January 2007 - 02:46 AM


                    I just joined this site and already really appreciate all the information posted from other Riu brides out there. I'm getting married at the Riu Palace Mayan Riviera in August 2007 (assume I ever hear back from the wc...). Does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions on dresses for a ceremony in the gazebo? I love satin, but I have heard that satin just isn't right for the beach. Thoughts? Also, has anyone ever been to Mexico in August? (both my fiance and I have NEVER been!!!) Do I need to wear a very light dress to prevent sweating to death?

                    Thanks for any help anyone can provide. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed!

                    #50 aimee

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                      Posted 27 January 2007 - 11:18 PM

                      Hi Shelly,
                      I totally understand you about being overwhelmed. I just went through my own little panic/stress/anxiety attack. The only advice I can give you is not to worry b/c it will all come out beautifully in the end. Good luck AND HAVE FUN with your planning. Please let us know if we can help in any way. This formum has been fantastic when it comes to easing my mind.

                      I've just confirmed my date and time with the Riu but I don't know what to do next? Do I email the WC? or wait for her to get in touch with me? any suggestions?


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