As a huge blustery snowstorm beats up the East Coast, let's all take a break and drink in some heavenly Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Inspiration courtesy of our friends at Sandals! I had the pleasure of visiting Sandals South Coast in Jamaica last year to get a sneak peek at their 2018 wedding offerings, and let me tell you, they are incredible! If you're considering a destination wedding, they can be extra budget-savvy, especially if you keep your guest list tight. Plus, you can treat your guests to a more luxurious experience, and trust me, they will LOVE Sandals. Check out the new offerings from Sandals below and read our seven reasons that we love Sandals Weddings!
1. Absolutely stunning locations.
Sandals has properties all over the Caribbean, each with their own distinct personality, but they all share one thing in common: beautiful scenery.With 18 resorts on seven stunning islands, Sandals offers an array of breathtaking venues to stage couples’ grand event, including over-the-water chapels and unique island locations. Each Sandals property has unique characteristics, but the constant is that they are each located in a stunning location with views of the ocean and some of the prettiest sunsets you'll ever see. Major decorating isn't needed in a location as beautiful as this!
2. Attention to detail.
Whether it's setting a beautiful dinner table, arranging an impressive wedding favor display, or assembling a cocktail party to welcome your guests, the team at Sandals really nails all the details. Everything they touch turns to gold, and their new Aisle to Isle destination wedding experiences prove that in spade. The Aisle Society bloggers experienced an exclusive sneak peek of this at Sandals South Coast in early 2017, and suffice it to say, these bloggers were very impressed.
3. Customizable options for every type of wedding.
From personalized wedding décor to authentic events, Sandals’ latest Aisle to Isle concept is fully customizable and will deliver any couple’s dream wedding in paradise. Aisle to Isle features eight all-new décor inspirations, enhanced options for food and beverage and new ceremony and reception venues, Aisle to Isle was created to give brides endless choices to create a truly custom wedding. Sandals Resorts has created eight new inspirations influenced by the tropics, gardens, romance, passion, the islands, sophistication, nature and sand and sea. Each offers creative suggestions for brides and grooms to plan their dream wedding in paradise from tabletop, floral accompaniment and setting, to runners, chair selection, altar and more.
4. A wide variety of delicious food options.
Complementing the design inspirations are enhanced food and beverage options including themed bar design, custom cocktails, and expanded menu selections. No matter if your favorite food is sushi or Italian, the catering staff is capable of just about everything under the sun, and they do it all very well. Not only is the food at Sandals top-notch, but their presentation is impeccable. The dishes look as beautiful as they are delicious! Sandals South Coast features nine restaurants and seven bars, including the new Jerk Shack and Sushi on the Sand.
5. Impeccable service from top-notch staff.
The staff at Sandals is the best in the biz. They take care of every detail, and all with the biggest smiles on their faces. It's something that's always stood out to me about their resorts. Whether you're receiving a relaxing spa treatment at Red Lane Spa, being served delicious cocktails by the ocean, or being transported around one of the properties, the folks who work at Sandals are among the kindest and friendliest people you'll meet. On the wedding planning side, Sandals is making planning your wedding even easier, offering couples their own “weddings entourage,” a team of expert planners who will assist with resort selection, venue scheduling, on-site logistics and the numerous details throughout the wedding stay. This team will also have suggestions for welcome celebrations, spa days, groomsmen outings and other activities.
6. There are some major perks.
The more guests that join the celebration with booked rooms, the more bells and whistles – tangible rewards – couples will earn. For example, couples who have 12 booked guest rooms will receive $1,000 towards a catamaran cruise, a room upgrade and a two-minute wedding trailer video! As an incentive to indulge in every aspect of the Luxury Included offerings at Sandals and Beaches, wedding couples are also given additional incentives for extending their time in paradise Couples who stay six nights or longer, receive resort credits valued at more than $1,500; and any couple staying three or more nights may opt for Mokara orchid-inspired free wedding that includes Mokara bouquet, boutonniere and cake topper.
7. All-inclusive wedding and honeymoon!
All weddings at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, whether five guests or 50, include a one-hour cocktail reception, bride and groom signature cocktail, a pre-travel surprise gift, the ‘Wedding Entourage’ of expert planners, white Chivari chairs, manicure, 30-minute foot massage, personalized wedding website, personalized gift registry, honeymoon dinner, breakfast in bed and 1 5×7” wedding photograph. Plus, when you have your wedding at Sandals, it's so easy breezy to slip right into honeymoon mode. Perhaps you'll want to stay in the Caribbean's first overwater bungalows at Sandals Montego Bay? What a dream! No need to ration your budget for your trip– everything is covered in your reservation, so you'll never have a reason to reach for your wallet! Talk about relaxing.
And if you're not convinced that Sandals is the place for you… just check out this amazing video!
Resort: Sandals South Coast | Photography: Alexis June Weddings | Tote Bags: Sea Bags | Gifts: Curry's Leather, Mod Party, Oh Sugar! A Sweet Co., Sweet Water Décor, Burts Bees, Silver Lotus Designs, Adornlee, Eliza Gwendalyn, WaxSeals.com | Bridal Separates and Belt: Garnish and Frill from Fabulous Frocks Bridal | Live Recordings: View It Do It