LilyRose, I know what you mean! I chose Sandals because of the three resort options (other two are much cheaper than the Grande, where we are getting married). Many people told me they would go, and now that it is time to book, they are saying it's too much money. I understand it's a lot, but I wish they had never said they would go....got my hopes up. Oh well, at least our families will be there. I just am now thinking I could have chosen a resort like Anse Chast or Jalousie, since I was creating cheaper options for guests who decided they will not come after all.
On a side note, St. Lucia is sooooo expensive compared to other islands, especially flights! I really thought they would go down this month, but we had to go ahead and book, as there is only one flight per airline each day. That is something to consider for future brides trying to decide.
I know it will be breathtaking though, and I can't wait!
Originally Posted by LilyRose
Congrats for your booking JessM!
To date, we are 16 including us. Anse Mamin seems to be the perfect place for a reception. The resort told me that there is no time limit to party there since is a private area. So you can dance till the morning hours! I am not sure if I will do my reception there as I really want a plated dinner and they can only offer buffet at Anse Mamin. I know it's strange, but I always dreamed of a seated dinner and it's hard for me to change my mind...Maybe I will, who knows!
The hardest challenge I have with my wedding is St-Lucia resorts (in general) price. Many guests find it too expensive (I understand them) but since it's our wedding, I wanted this upscale location. Many guests are comparing the prices with an all-inclusive in Cuba or Mexico and this drained a lot of my energy. Wondering if it has happened to you too, St.Lucia brides. A lot of guests says they would come (they knew it was St.Lucia) so we went ahead with bookings but later on, they RSVP no. I should not complain because we are already 16, but many of our most important to us won't make it. Anyway, sorry for the complain, I just feel a little bit sad about it and I have to remember myself why I have chosen St.Lucia in the first place (=intimate wedding!).
JessM, are you booking your guests directly with the resort? My fianc© and I are booked directly with the resort but our guests are with our TA and AC vacations.