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#51 dst10spr97

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    Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:56 AM

    Hello ladies,

    I originally planned to have a rather large wedding here in Florida near my home, home. But I just found out that we are expected our first baby so we want to do a smaller, more intimate wedding, and also incorporate some vacation/honeymoon time in there before our lives change I don't want the stress anymore of having a big wedding or dealing with the details. And we may not have a chance to go on a vacation for a long while.

    I'm going through the threads now. But I was wondering for those that are going the Sandals route, particularly Jamaica (although I haven't quite decided on a resort as of yet) what made you choose your resort location? What other options did you choose? I would like my wedding to be videotaped and some nice pictures, thats definitely a must. And maybe a nice dinner afterwards. It might end up being just me and my fiance, but we may have maybe 2 additional people. Not sure yet of that either. But we are moving our wedding date up, so with such short notice who knows who might attend..

    #52 jamaicabride09

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      Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:32 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by dst10spr97
      Hello ladies,

      I originally planned to have a rather large wedding here in Florida near my home, home. But I just found out that we are expected our first baby so we want to do a smaller, more intimate wedding, and also incorporate some vacation/honeymoon time in there before our lives change I don't want the stress anymore of having a big wedding or dealing with the details. And we may not have a chance to go on a vacation for a long while.

      I'm going through the threads now. But I was wondering for those that are going the Sandals route, particularly Jamaica (although I haven't quite decided on a resort as of yet) what made you choose your resort location? What other options did you choose? I would like my wedding to be videotaped and some nice pictures, thats definitely a must. And maybe a nice dinner afterwards. It might end up being just me and my fiance, but we may have maybe 2 additional people. Not sure yet of that either. But we are moving our wedding date up, so with such short notice who knows who might attend..
      Congrats on your engagement and your new addition to the family! We picked SGOR because we knew that we would have a diverse group of people traveling with us to the wedding. We wanted a larger resort with large variety of activities. We booked the twilight package (includes videography and a small amount of pictures) and our doing a three hour reception.

      Hope this helps!

      Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.

      Happy Planning!

      #53 JenniferSS

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        Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:49 PM

        Congrats on the little one!

        Definately work with a Sandals specialist-someone whose been to the resorts, as each one is so different in terms of atmosphere and amenities! sandals is really great as they provide so much diversity with their properties that they have the perfect resort for whatever you are looking for!

        As an example- some properties focus more on the beach, others are definately pool oriented. Some properties are very laid back and quiet, others have a a more active vibe! Some are more Caribbean in style, others have a more modern or European flair! The list goes on but I think you'll get what I mean!

        I have clients that I recommend different properties for as you really do want the one that suits YOU the best!

        You also want to be sure to get a great room ~ I know most people say your not in the room much but hey.....it will be your weddingmoon after all- you'll be spending some time in there :) !

        I love Sandals as I know they are a fantastic value in the Caribbean- but there are still some rooms that need to be rennovated - you definately do not want to be in one of those.

        Good luck and feel free to email me if you'd like to retain me to assist!


        Quote:
        Originally Posted by dst10spr97
        Hello ladies,

        I originally planned to have a rather large wedding here in Florida near my home, home. But I just found out that we are expected our first baby so we want to do a smaller, more intimate wedding, and also incorporate some vacation/honeymoon time in there before our lives change I don't want the stress anymore of having a big wedding or dealing with the details. And we may not have a chance to go on a vacation for a long while.

        I'm going through the threads now. But I was wondering for those that are going the Sandals route, particularly Jamaica (although I haven't quite decided on a resort as of yet) what made you choose your resort location? What other options did you choose? I would like my wedding to be videotaped and some nice pictures, thats definitely a must. And maybe a nice dinner afterwards. It might end up being just me and my fiance, but we may have maybe 2 additional people. Not sure yet of that either. But we are moving our wedding date up, so with such short notice who knows who might attend..


        #54 JenniferSS

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          Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:08 PM

          Welcome back & Congratualations! Didn't you just LOVE Beaches Turks & Caicos!

          It's my favorite Caribbean family property- just an amazing resort!


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          I am back ladies and officially Mrs. Sinnott. Some of my pics are on the post your wedding or engagement photos. Here is one little teaser pic. Click the image to open in full size.


          Michelle


          #55 mfry

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            Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:44 PM

            Thanks Jennifer!!! I guessing I only missed you by a few days, we got there May 1st.

            Michelle
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            #56 Sonia

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              Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:36 PM

              Hi ladies, it's not definite but most probably will get married at Sandals Negril in February! Reading this thread really helped. Anyone knows what room would be the best to stay in?

              #57 JenniferSS

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                Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:58 PM

                I'd recommend to work with a Sandals specialist on room categories and assistance with booking your stay and wedding. Make sure that they are true Sandals specialists as the room categories at Sandals Negril vary quite a bit!

                #58 jennie

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                  Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:34 PM

                  It's been decided, booked, and paid in full!! Woohoo! We will be staying at Sandals Ochos Rios August 9-16 for our honeymoon. We will be comming from our DW at RPTB August 3-9. Our ceremony is August 7, 2009.
                  I can't wait for Sandals. We have booked a junior honeymoon ocean view butler suite with private pool.
                  Has anyone booked any xtras?
                  I was thinking of surprising my FI and booking a private dinner on the beach at Sandals. Has anyone ever done this?
                  Any other suggestions?

                  #59 CTall119

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                    Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:03 AM

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                    Wanted to mention that Beaches/Sandals just sent me a garment bag for my wedding dress!!!
                    Out of curiousity, how did you get them to do that? I have a wedding booked at the Sandals Grande in St. Lucia in September...and no one from the resort that I have spoke to had mentioned that they do this...is this the norm?

                    Thanks, in advance, for your reply!

                    Regards,
                    Chantelle
                    Regards,
                    Chantelle

                    #60 jamaicabride09

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                      Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:29 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by jennie
                      It's been decided, booked, and paid in full!! Woohoo! We will be staying at Sandals Ochos Rios August 9-16 for our honeymoon. We will be comming from our DW at RPTB August 3-9. Our ceremony is August 7, 2009.
                      I can't wait for Sandals. We have booked a junior honeymoon ocean view butler suite with private pool.
                      Has anyone booked any xtras?
                      I was thinking of surprising my FI and booking a private dinner on the beach at Sandals. Has anyone ever done this?
                      Any other suggestions?
                      Hi Jennie,

                      All of the extras that I have booked so far are wedding related. However, we do plan on booking the private dinner on the beach one evening.

                      Happy Planning!




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