Newbie: Wants to do Sandals Jamaica & I don't know how?
Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:37 PM
Just remember when you are checking out the resorts and their wedding packages to see how many people it covers..... sometimes you have to pay extra for more than "x" amount of people.....that will help with your budget.
Also, unless you know the prices of things that you want (at the ceremony and reception) beforehand, try to bring along some stuff with you to save in your budget.
Once you find your place and date you can see if you cah "share" photographers with someone as the consensus of this site is that it's better to bring your own (Personally I asked a good friend of mine that loves taking pics to bring his professional camera and take the pics for me)
Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:06 PM
Anyway, about the wedding, you would have a great time choosing Sandals. However, just a couple things to know about them that may impact your decision (as it impacted ours when choosing the resort) is that (1) they do multiple locations per day, (2) at least at Ocho Rios, it was packed with very little beach property to host a wedding, and (3) the nicer ones were those that rented a private room but obviously those are more expensive.
Even though it rained, we had a great time, and it is nice knowing that it was all adults at Sandals.
One more thing - I see you are set to get married in September? You may be able to strike up some good deals and it may be less crowded since hurricanes notoriously hit the Caribbean at that time of year.
Best of luck and welcome to the forum!!
Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:32 PM
You can either use the island beauty or purchase the Martha Stewart decorations!
Then the only other cost you would have is the room!
as the last poster said the beach at Sandals Grande Ocho rios is definately the smallest out of all the Sandals resorts- so if you are looking for a beach wedding you may want to consider a different Sandals property! Plus each one has a different ambiance-some are very quiet -others more active!
| Originally Posted by chinkyi23 |
Thanks everyone. I think my count is about 50 people (not including myself & future hubby). We only wanted to spend 10000 total but would go up to 15000 if we really wanted to something special. I just don't know if that will work and it seems pricey for guests.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:06 PM
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