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Newbie!! 6/21/09 @ Sandals Grande St. Lucian (need help!)


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#1 mememe143

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    Posted 24 February 2009 - 08:56 PM

    Hi All! My name is Mimi... and I'm getting married at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian on June 21, 2009.

    We have anywhere between 20-30 people attending and I need more info!!!

    So if any of you have been married at the Sandals resort I have these questions:

    1) In your opinion, which is the best area to have the ceremony? I've heard that the beach weddings are not that private

    2) I am thinking about paying the extra $75 per person to have the private reception dinner. Has anyone done this and is it worth it? Where do they set this up? And if I wanted dancing... how is this done? Do we have to hire a DJ?

    4) Is it possible to get the aisle (where I will walk down to get married) spreaded w/ rose petals?

    I just have no idea of how this is going to look or go... it's so hard to get info from them! I'm mainly worried for my reception. My guests are paying a lot of $ to see us get married, and I wanted at least something special... so they don't go all the way out for a 20 minute ceremony.

    Anyways, any and all info is welcome! Thanks!

    #2 dinogomez.com

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      Posted 24 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

      Welcome to the forum and congratulations!! You've come to the right place; here you can find all the info you need for a fun, smooth and successful planning!! Enjoy!!!

      #3 ErinB

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        Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:02 PM

        Welcome!

        June 21st is a great date! That is my anniversary!

        Be sure to search the Sandals and Caribbean sections. I'm sure you'll find the answers to your questions.

        #4 ErinB

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          Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:01 PM

          Welcome!

          June 21st is a great date! That is my anniversary!

          Be sure to search the Sandals and Caribbean sections. I'm sure you'll find the answers to your questions.

          #5 *Casey*

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            Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:33 AM

            to the forum and CONGRATS!!! There's a Sandals section on the main page that you should check out.

            #6 jamaicabride09

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              Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:53 AM

              to the Forum and Happy Planning!

              #7 Kathie

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                Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:44 AM

                Hi. Welcome to the forum!

                #8 sunstarsmoon

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                  Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:22 AM

                  Congrats and welcome to the forum
                  July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

                  #9 dolfinluck

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                    Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

                    Congrats and welcome to the forum!!!

                    #10 2bebridejamaica

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                      Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:29 PM

                      Hey Mimi!!! Congrats!!

                      I was not a St Lucian Bride ... but a Beaches bride in Jamaica... and since the chain runs pretty similar on all weddings... maybe I can help you on a few things.

                      Miami WC's - OOOOO so not helpful I feel your pain on this!! They did not help with anything in getting me info, and honestly it terrified me to no end not knowing. They are really just trying to sell everything and push the sales before you arrive.

                      I ended up waiting till I got down to the resort for pretty much everything. Only thing I was certain about was that I did not forgo the whole extra $75 charge for a private reception. I did go with a semi private cocktail hr for $15 and booked that before we left for Jamaica. One thing with it was I got to pick on the grounds exactly where I wanted it.... It was completely private!! We did not have a DJ or anything .. but we did use their sound system for our dances and such along with our Ipod. We had our own pool deck raised from everyone as our reception location. After that we went and had dinner reservations at the buffet where they reset everything from our cocktail hr .. chair covers sashes everything to recreate the theme. It was amazing.

                      It was hard for me not to plan anything really... but once I got down I was able to see the locations for myself ... meet with the WC only a day later and have everything picked out in less than an hr.

                      One thing I have noticed is that Sandals and Beaches are not very giving at all when it comes to showing off their wedding stuff ... it's a big secret pretty much the whole time. You will be able to get through it....

                      Oh and check out TripAdvisor and You Tube... I met a bunch of girls that married at my resort... they were super helpful in leting me know all about the resort, since I was the only Beaches Negril bride here on the forum. Hope this helps!




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