My sister is in the very early stages of planning her wedding and has chosen Ocean Blue/Sands. My parents actually own a timeshare at the resort and can't say anything but great things about the place. She said the food is great, beaches are amazing, and just the sheer amount of activity going on makes it a great resort for families. One negative that my parents had was with the Mexican restaurant. They have been to this resort twice now and both time the food at the Mexican restaurant made them sick...and they really have stomach's of steel usually!
Ii am the MOH for my sister and my husband and I are actually going to the resort in February on holidays (utilizing a week of the timeshare!) and we are planning on checking out the wedding facilities for my sister while we are there. One thing my sister is worried about is the Ceremony on the beach,....my parents witnessed one during their stay and could not believe how many people got up from their loungers and walked over to the ceremony to watch it...in their banana hammocks too. My dad took a picture of this scene (from his lounger) to show my sister just how awful it was...seriously, a huge crowd around the ceremony action...if I was the bride this would not be the scene I was hoping for walking down the isle. So my sister is contemplating her ceremony in the gazebo..followed by a beach cocktail reception...has anyone seen photos of the ceremony in the gazebo that I can show her? Has anyone experienced this same problem with the ceremony on the beach? Did it bother you? Did you see the crowds of people watching in the background in your photos?
Thanks for your advice and I look forward to being the liason for my sister on this forum!