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Congratulations Heather! I'm a Negril, Jamaica bride also @ Couples Negril 11-06-08. Such a great feeling not to mention a huge weight off your shoulders finally booking your location huh? Made it feel so much more real for me when we finally chose and booked our trip for our wedding. So excited, Negril looks amazing doesn't it?

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Congratulations Heather! I'm a Negril, Jamaica bride also @ Couples Negril 11-06-08. Such a great feeling not to mention a huge weight off your shoulders finally booking your location huh? Made it feel so much more real for me when we finally chose and booked our trip for our wedding. So excited, Negril looks amazing doesn't it?
Everyone has told me how great Negril is and I can't wait. You are right, it is definitely a huge weight off my shoulders. You will have to let me know how you like Couples. If you haven't already, check out their message boards. They give a ton of info on the Couples resorts and the brides that have married there previously are so nice. I will say that I highly suggest you don't go with the resort photographers. Many of the brides went with outside vendors because their work was not very good. You can check out Sungold photography.

Heather

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Misohapi,

I will say that I did a lot of research. I was originally going to go with couples but it was actually this forum that got me to change my mind. Couples is great if you are looking for a resort that is less "hotel" like. Many of the rooms do not even have windows or tv's. Many people like the fact that you can here the ocean and and other night sounds through the shutters. My only concern with this is what if got really hot? Would the AC work while I was getting ready for the wedding. I will say that the costs at Couples are much better than Sandals with flowers, hair styling, ect.. but the trip was cheaper at Sandals. Sandals is having a huge sale right now (I got 45% off our room). I just wanted a resort that was more spa like. I did not get that feeling from Couples (I could be wrong b/c I have never been there). I also heard that Sandals is a little more fun while Couples is a little more secluded. The final decision came down to the price (we are on a strict budget) and the fact that sandals waived the wedding fee ($200). If you want more information on Couples, they have a great message board on their website and the people really answer all your questions. Let me know if I can help you any further.

Heather

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I think people are still responding to your earlier posts on the Couples MB... hehe.

I haven't been to Sandals, but like you, I did a lot of research (on many resorts) before I picked Couples Swept Away. The rooms are definitely less "hotel like" in the older section, but the new section has tvs and mini-bars and glass on the windows. We just took a standard room in the older section and loved the nuetral toned decor (I hate bright or flowery rooms, what can I say... hehe). The A/C worked fine and I cranked it when I was getting ready... lol. I'd recommend that to everyone!!!

Both resorts have pros and cons for sure. I'm sure both have great food. Both include a ton of activities (like diving). Both have "free" wedding packages. I'm sure they're quite similar.
A big price discount could be a make or break factor for sure!

Reasons we picked CSA were the room decor (no tv, natural, huge verandahs), that there were no differences in services between room types (i.e every room can have breakfast room service and flag service on the beach), that the grounds were lush, tropical, secluded... and as far as the wedding... free cat cruise on our wedding day, and a big, big, big deciding factor for us... they allow outside vendors (like Sungold) whereas Sandals does not.... and Paula and Damian are so awesome! :)

Anyway... sorry... not to hijack the post! Just that she asked why one over the other!

You will love Negril and have a fabulous wedding at Sandals. :)

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I think people are still responding to your earlier posts on the Couples MB... hehe.

I haven't been to Sandals, but like you, I did a lot of research (on many resorts) before I picked Couples Swept Away. The rooms are definitely less "hotel like" in the older section, but the new section has tvs and mini-bars and glass on the windows. We just took a standard room in the older section and loved the nuetral toned decor (I hate bright or flowery rooms, what can I say... hehe). The A/C worked fine and I cranked it when I was getting ready... lol. I'd recommend that to everyone!!!

Both resorts have pros and cons for sure. I'm sure both have great food. Both include a ton of activities (like diving). Both have "free" wedding packages. I'm sure they're quite similar.
A big price discount could be a make or break factor for sure!

Reasons we picked CSA were the room decor (no tv, natural, huge verandahs), that there were no differences in services between room types (i.e every room can have breakfast room service and flag service on the beach), that the grounds were lush, tropical, secluded... and as far as the wedding... free cat cruise on our wedding day, and a big, big, big deciding factor for us... they allow outside vendors (like Sungold) whereas Sandals does not.... and Paula and Damian are so awesome! :)

Anyway... sorry... not to hijack the post! Just that she asked why one over the other!

You will love Negril and have a fabulous wedding at Sandals. :)
You didn't hijack the post. You actually helped me quite a bit when I was trying to decide. Thanks for all the great advice. It mostly came down to price for me.

Heather

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You didn't hijack the post. You actually helped me quite a bit when I was trying to decide. Thanks for all the great advice. It mostly came down to price for me.

Heather
No problem, mon wink.gif ...and I totally understand about the price thing. We would've loved to get a better deal like that!

Look forward to reading your review and seeing your pictures when you return. :)

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