I've been trying to find mors Sandlas Brides myself and felt like I was the only one posting for a while lol. I'm getting married May 14, 2011 @ SGOR as well Tennyt1! I went with the Chic and Natural theme and have been adding on just about everything lol. We plan on having 75-100 guests. Here are a couple things we added:
4 tier cake, ice scupltures, violins (for walk down aisle), band for first hour, and dj for last 2 hours of reception, rose petals down aisle, and candle light rose petal walk while for entrance for reception, custom lighting for reception and welcome/rehersal dinner, sand ceremony, cupcakes, I'm sure theres more prob. When I first heard about all of the "extras" we could add we went a little crazy and I wanted to make it my own as much as I could.
Photography package we did there biggest one with the videographers, and we're also trying to bring in an outside photgrapher as a back up since I wasn't wowed by their own. (Pulling the strings on that as we speak). Some photos were cute and then the others were to say the least. I felt like any of my friends could take those shots.
We've been to the resort before back in 2008 so we are familiar. We still have to pick rehersal/reception/ and ceremony locations. Even though we've been there, it doesn't make it any easier. I def do not want a beach wedding, thats the only thing I'm sure of since I know I'll get annoyed by the wind and sand in my face. I thnking more of a tropical garden setting, but we are def going to take pics on the beach.
MRS.J, you sound a lot like myself. I was a little like wth? Why arent there as many sandals brides? A ll I can tell you is that I've been there and loved my experience with Sandals, we had a great time. But the thing I hate is the restrictions that Sandals try to impose on such a special day. I want the ceremony to feel like us, and that obv means spending more money.. which is a bummer. Either way I know it will be a day to remember.
FYI: I didn't even think to use a TA. I've noticed that so many people have. I'm sort of a bridezilla so have been doing everything myself and did enough research to write a book lol. But I plan on using one when we book our honeymoon. Luckily I've had great WC's, but I know how to play the game as well. You can always get your way
I can't wait to share info with you ladies. Congrats!