We did a sand ceremony at our wedding back in January. To keep the sand from getting all mixed up I just made sure Chandlyn kept the box the kit came in, stuffed the extra space on top of the sand with paper towel (as much as I could so that it was good and tight), then put the lid on, and put everything back in the box. I took it as carry on for the flight and just asked the flight attendant to keep it somewhere where it could stand upright. It made it home safe and sound and looks exactly like it did at the wedding. I highly recommend doing the sand ceremony. It's beautiful what it represents and makes for a gorgeous keepsake.
Originally Posted by FutureKeese22
We plan on renting the DJ and bartender after dinner at the gazebo where we will get married at. I think the gazebo has lights in it. I think it is 2 hours long. After that, if people want to still party we will go to the disco. We aren't doing a private dinner because of the price tag and the whole reason we are doing a destination wedding is because it truly is cheaper than having a traditional wedding here in Iowa. We are doing a semi-private dinner in one of the restaurants. Not sure if you can choose which one or not. We are getting married at 3 in the afternoon to allow for enough light for after the ceremony for pictures. We are also having a steel drum band at the ceremony. Debating on whether or not to do a sand ceremony as well, but not sure how the sand won't get mixed up on our way home. If anyone has any suggestions please tell me! We are staying at the GBP for 1 week and taking our honeymoon for another week somewhere in Negril. 2 weeks in Jamaica! I know we will rent the chair covers and sashes to match my bridesmaid dresses and my fiance will wear a khaki colored tux and the groomsmen will probably wear white button down shirts with khakis and sandals. Not sure where to order the flowers from. As I will need them for myself, bridesmaids, groomsmen (Maybe) and our parents. I think I may do OOT bags as well...waiting for my save the dates now to arrive in the mail! You will have to let me know which date you choose! We probably won't book until next January or so. My travel agent said 6 months ahead of time is good since it is off season. It would be neat to have our weddings around the same time!