Sandals & Beaches Weddings FAQ
What's included with a Sandals or Beaches wedding?
At Sandals and Beaches, your wedding includes everything you need for your special day, and offers all the customization options you could want to make your special day memorable and unique. Choose your ceremony and reception locations as well as the accompaniment, menu, and cake flavor of your choice, or choose to upgrade to one of the many options for decor, cake designs, signature cocktails, and more. Enjoy included pre-wedding pampering, and special honeymoon touches such as breakfast in bed and honeymoon rose petal turndown service.
You will also have your wedding planning team who will assist you with all of the options, and are there to turn your wedding vision into reality.
What wedding or reception themes or packages are there?
Many destination weddings have a limited list of themes or packages for their weddings that guests have to choose from - not at Sandals and Beaches.
A wedding at Sandals or Beaches Resorts includes all the customization you could want - your choice of wedding location, your choice of ceremony touches from chairs to flowers to music, your choice of reception decor and settings, your choice of wedding cake, hors d'oeurves, and cocktails - it's all your choice! Be as simple, as classic, as wild as you would like. You can mix and match items as you wish to make your wedding as unique as your love story.
What's included with Sandals or Beaches' free wedding?
Sandals and Beaches Resorts offer an incredible free wedding when you stay 3 nights or longer!
Your free wedding includes the following:
Before You Arrive
Personal wedding planning team
Preparation of marriage documents
Luxury Destination Wedding Garment Bag
When You Arrive
Cake tasting to choose your cake flavor and filling
Choice of picturesque ceremony location - only one wedding is scheduled at a time, so all resort locations are available for you
Pre-ceremony manicure for the bridge and foot massage for the groom
Bridal bouquet and boutonniere of fuchsia and yellow Mokara orchids
Chiavari chairs with cushions for all guests
Pre-recorded musical accompaniment of your choice for procession, recession, and first dance
Complimentary 5x7 wedding photo
Two-tiered white fondant wedding cake with fuchsia and yellow Mokara orchids
Table setting of white linen, white linens, and sparkling crystal
Cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d'oeurves reception
Bride and groom signature cocktail
Honeymoon breakfast in bed, specialty restaurant honeymoon dinner, and romantic honeymoon rose petal turndown service
If you want to learn more about these inclusions, and whether I think it's worth it, check out my in-depth review here!
Can I customize the free wedding?
Sandals and Beaches Weddings are all about customization, so you also have the option to upgrade any of the options. You can also receive additional upgrades or perks when you stay for 6 nights or longer, such as credits that can be used towards customizing your wedding's decor, upgrading your room, purchasing wedding photographs, or indulging in a candlelight dinner.
Or, when your visiting guests book 5 rooms or more, you can also receive Bells & Whistles to customize your wedding and honeymoon, such as upgraded decor items, room upgrades, a themed bridal shower, credits toward a catamaran cruise, and more!
Do I have to have my wedding on a beach?
Not at all! Many couples dream of getting married on a beach - but, just because you're at a beach resort doesn't mean that the beach is your only choice for your wedding. There are plenty of other wedding locations available - depending upon the resort, you could choose from oceanfront gazebos, over-the-water chapels, lush tropical gardens, or terraces overlooking the ocean. Whatever you're dreaming of, there are multiple locations to choose from for the wedding of your dreams.
What kind of ceremonies can I choose from?
A non-denominational minister presides over wedding ceremonies, but if you wish to inquire about having a non-religious ceremony or religious ceremony, Sandals and Beaches Resorts can accommodate most ceremonies, including Catholic ceremony requirements. An additional cost may apply - please consult with your wedding planner.
What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
There is always a plan B for if it rains on your wedding day – the plan will depend on the resort and the size of your wedding party, but there is always an indoor option available if needed.
What food is available to be served at my wedding?
Like everything else with Sandals and Beaches weddings, the menu for your reception can be customized. Take a look at the different menu options available.
What cake flavors are available?
You have a choice of vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, Caribbean fruit, carrot, or brownie.
How early do I need to start planning my wedding?
In order to lock in your wedding date at your preferred resort, have time to work with your wedding planning team, and give your guests plenty of time to make their travel arrangements, I recommend starting to plan about a year in advance.
Do I need special documentation to get married in the Caribbean?
Documentation requirements for your marriage will vary from island to island, so what you will need will depend on where you decide to have your wedding. Your wedding planning team will be there to assist with marriage documentation so that the process is as simple and stress-free as possible.
When do I receive my marriage certificate?
Your marriage certificate will be sent by the following, depending on the island:
Jamaica: 6-8 weeks
Antigua: 8-10 weeks
Bahamas: 8-10 weeks
Saint Lucia: 6-8 weeks
Grenada: 2-3 weeks
Barbados: 2-4 weeks
What's the difference between having my wedding at Sandals or Beaches Resorts?
The wedding and honeymoon inclusions do not have any major differences between Sandals and Beaches Resorts, so what you choose will depend on what kind of resort experience you'd like to have, and who you would like to invite.
Sandals Resorts are couples-only, and their resorts are designed specifically to cater to couples with their accommodations, activities, and entertainment.
Beaches Resorts cater to guests of all ages, so there are activities for the whole family as well as kids' clubs, events with Sesame Street characters, a water park with slides and splash play area, a teens' club, and more. Beaches also offer many of the same amenities that adults enjoy at Sandals, such as the Red Lane Spa, multiple bars and lounges, unlimited water sports, and more.
If you're looking for the best of both worlds, ask me how to incorporate both Sandals and Beaches into your wedding plans!
How will my guests get from the airport to the resort?
All Sandals and Beaches Resorts include complimentary airport transfers, so you can relax knowing that your guests' transportation is taken care of.
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