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10 Reasons Why We Love Sandals Destination Weddings!

November 24, 2020

You’ve got that sparkling ring on your finger, the man of your dreams by your side, and you’re already daydreaming about your destination wedding. With a myriad of destinations, hotels, and all-inclusive resorts to choose from, it’s enough to make any bride’s head spin. And that’s where Sandals comes in! VIP Vacations loves planning Sandals Destination Weddings!

If you’re unfamiliar with Sandals, here’s a brief run-down: Sandals is a 5-Star, adults-only, luxury, all-inclusive beach resort brand. Additionally, their resorts are located throughout the Caribbean. With a portfolio of 15 resorts on 6 islands. Each property has its own style as well as atmosphere to experience without sacrificing the great service.

At VIP Vacations, we plan over 100 weddings & group trips each year, so I can tell you firsthand that Sandals knows how to do weddings. Whether you want to have a small elopement or you’re inviting more family than you knew you had, Sandals Resorts and their amazing wedding team has got you covered!

Here are 10 Reasons why VIP loves Sandals Destination Weddings:

  1. You can have a FREE wedding!

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! If you stay 3 nights or more at a Sandals resort, they will give you a wedding for free! Their free wedding includes: one of their free ceremony locations, a bouquet for the bride & boutonniere for the groom, complimentary two-tiered wedding date, a cocktail reception, and more!

  1. Staying Longer? You’ll get even more!

For any couple making a longer trip out of their destination wedding (or as Sandals Resorts like to call them, their “WeddingMoon”) by staying 7 or more nights, you’ll also get even more free perks! These perks can help cover the costs of your wedding license (which varies per island), offset the cost of that room upgrade you wanted (go for the Butler Service – you won’t regret it!), and even pay towards a romantic candlelight dinner with your new spouse.

  1. Location, Location, Location!

As one of the top resort brands in the Caribbean, you can be sure that each of Sandals’ 15 resorts are located in beautiful destinations on stunning beaches with unique wedding venues! Sandals has resorts in Antigua, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia. Do you want to have a barefoot, beachfront ceremony? What about vows exchanged in a one-of-a-kind Over the Water Chapel? Is a tropical garden more your style? Or do you want to wear your favorite pair of Jimmy Choo’s and get married on a rooftop sky terrace overlooking the ocean?

  1. Affordable Food & Beverage Options

Planning a wedding at home can easily cost a couple $80, $100, or even $200 per head just on food & beverage alone. In addition, thinking about those costs is enough to make any bride want to elope! But a Sandals Destination Wedding provides a full reception dinner for as little as $14 per person. And yes, that includes alcohol! Similarly, Sandals has variety of menu options to choose from! So if you want to have an Italian themed Welcome Dinner, a more traditional four-course Reception Dinner, and then a Post-Wedding Brunch (mimosas included!), you can!

  1. Group Perks that Can’t be Beat

When you book a group with Sandals, you’ll get even MORE perks! (as if all the frees you’re getting already aren’t enough) Sandals group perks are based on the amount of rooms you bring down with you. Therefore, the more rooms that book into your group block, the more you receive! Their group perks range from a free Sangria Bar to a free Welcome Cocktail Party to a free Reception Dinner or even a free room upgrade. Unsure about where to start getting information for bringing a group down for your wedding? Contact VIP Vacations! We will be able to help you figure out which Sandals resort is best for you, as well as work with your guests to book their travel. We step in so you are off the hook! You can sit back and relax while VIP works with all of your guests!

  1. Easy-to-Navigate Wedding Planning Tools

As any bride knows, one of the skill sets you develop while planning your wedding is patience. You are constantly waiting to hear back from someone! This could be a florist, the reception venue, or your photographer. Sandals Resorts is one of the only hotel brands I know of where they have pricing clearly listed online for floral & décor items. What does this mean for brides? It means that you don’t need to wait 2-3 business days to find out how much that centerpiece, bouquet, or plate charger costs. Complete game changer! With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can have your wedding planned and don’t need to hear back from anyone!

  1. Experienced Wedding Planners

Are you the type of bride who wants to have everything planned out 6 months in advance? Or are you more comfortable planning as you go? Either way, Sandals is here to support you with their experienced (and free!) wedding planners! Whether you work best by email, phone or even video chat, Sandals has you covered! Your Sandals Wedding Planner knows all the ins and outs of planning a wedding at one of their resorts! Additionally, they will make sure that nothing is forgotten for your big day!

  1. Virtual Wedding Planning Sessions

Are you someone who needs to see something before you can make a decision? Aren’t sure how the Wood Grain Charger plates will look with the Ivory Lace Table Runner?  No worries! Sandals can help with that! With their Virtual Wedding Planning Sessions, you’ll be able to video chat with your wedding planner while they show you your ceremony & reception décor. If something doesn’t look right, your wedding planner can adjust the design in real time with you! As someone who has been working with Sandals brides for over 20 years, there are only two words that properly describe this feature: LIFE CHANGING.

  1. Give them a Test Drive!

Still not sure Sandals is the right fit for you? Test it out with the Sandals’ Test Drive Your Weddingmoon program. You can stay for up to 3 nights at one of their resorts for as low as $250 per couple per night! During your stay you’ll get to experience first-hand the amenities Sandals has to offer. In addition, you can meet with the on-site wedding team to tour the resort. You can also view the ceremony locations, go over catering menus & décor options. This opportunity allows you to get answers to any questions you might have. Plus, after you’ve booked your Sandals Wedding group, you can enjoy up to $1050 in wedding credit! You can use this credit towards the cost of your wedding. (Another free perk? Yes indeed!).

  1. Your Wedding Customized to fit YOU

Even though Sandals offers all these amazing perks, they don’t mean anything if your big day doesn’t reflect you and the love you and your fiancé have for each other. That’s why at Sandals Resorts, you won’t be pigeon-holed into picking a wedding package that doesn’t fit your vibe. Your experience will be tailored to fit what you are looking for, so no two weddings are alike. Whether you and your guests want to have a weekend filled with cocktails, catamaran cruises, and Caribbean calypso bands or a more laid back weekend of relaxing on the beach, rum runners, and romance (or something in between), Sandals is here to customize your wedding experience to fit YOU.

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