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So sorry for the delay in responding!  I am going with free 30min reception at this point cuz I just cant decide!!  I HATE to pay for a reception/dinner when we can all probably go to an onsite restaurant, hang out in a common area/bar on site or go to local bar.  I am not much for the formality of it all and we have enough rooms booked to get the "free" rehearsal dinner so I am just gonna enjoy that! 

I am doing BB ceremony/reception w/ the addition of the $250 solo steel drum player for 1hr, addl 2 dozen cupcakes and make-up application.  My friend is going to do my hair - they want to charge like $250 for that - CRAZY!  I am also having an artificial bouquet made here and taking to Jamaica so that my daughter can carry my BB bouquet as bridesmaids bouquet (I couldnt see spending $100 for couple sprigs of flowers when the provided bouquet and other items are not what I really want).

My friend is a travel agent and visited this resort and said the staff is absolutely the best!  so I look forward to some good treatment!  I am also NOT going to pre-purchase a photo package so that I can actually see them before buying them before I leave resort.  My TA's last clients got theirs and they were great but I am kinda nervous about pre-purchasing such a large ticket item that could go to sh** pretty easily.

If you have any other ?'s let me know; I will do my best to be more attentive to my posts - lol.
 

Originally Posted by FutureMrzMalone View Post

I know we haven't posted on here in a while BUT I have a couple of questions for you since I see you already booked your wedding. I am supposed to book beaches Sandy Bay today and I wanted know what reception option did you choose and what were your prices like? Also did you do the free wedding package.



 

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Oh no BeachesSB1412,

It's totally fine. I am grateful that you are helping with some of my questions, I understand people have lives outside of BDW. HA HA. I am not purchasing a photography package at all. I am however buying the DVD for my cousin who is a photographer will jsut snap pictures, since we can't bring vendors on the resort property. My TA told me that Sandy Bay is the BEST and they are really accomdating as well. We will see. Can't wait to see your pics and read your review. :-) If I have anymore questions I will definately seek you for some answers Thanks soo much!!! :-)
 

Originally Posted by beachesSB1412 View Post

So sorry for the delay in responding!  I am going with free 30min reception at this point cuz I just cant decide!!  I HATE to pay for a reception/dinner when we can all probably go to an onsite restaurant, hang out in a common area/bar on site or go to local bar.  I am not much for the formality of it all and we have enough rooms booked to get the "free" rehearsal dinner so I am just gonna enjoy that! 

I am doing BB ceremony/reception w/ the addition of the $250 solo steel drum player for 1hr, addl 2 dozen cupcakes and make-up application.  My friend is going to do my hair - they want to charge like $250 for that - CRAZY!  I am also having an artificial bouquet made here and taking to Jamaica so that my daughter can carry my BB bouquet as bridesmaids bouquet (I couldnt see spending $100 for couple sprigs of flowers when the provided bouquet and other items are not what I really want).

My friend is a travel agent and visited this resort and said the staff is absolutely the best!  so I look forward to some good treatment!  I am also NOT going to pre-purchase a photo package so that I can actually see them before buying them before I leave resort.  My TA's last clients got theirs and they were great but I am kinda nervous about pre-purchasing such a large ticket item that could go to sh** pretty easily.

If you have any other ?'s let me know; I will do my best to be more attentive to my posts - lol.
 



 



 

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I just wanted to let you know that TODAY I recieved my official wedding booking confirmation!!!! :-) I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!! I also have chloe as a wedding coordinator. :-) Isn't she the one that you recommended?

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Chloe ROCKS!!!  She is so nice and the coolest thing is that she will even call you.  I emailed her about 15 questions today and she CALLED me to answer my questions.  I got the low down on receptions & the "free" rehearsal dinner w/ 12 bookings.

I met with a recent Beaches SB bride and saw her "digital" photo book.  It was so cool.  She said it took FOREVER to get but it was really neat.  She said she had like 3 Beaches photographers all day and Nicholas seemed to take the best pics.  She said the resort was nice and quaint and she stayed at Sandals Negril after ceremony and actually preferred Beaches SB!  She said the beach is WAY nicer than over at Sandals and there is no pushing and shoving for beach chairs and the beach was never crowded like at Sandals.

I have 6months to go and I am so flippin excited!!!

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I am soo excited. I am really happy to hear that she perferred Beaches Sandy Bay over Beaches Negril. I wish I could Ve seen her digital photo album. :-( Also what is the "low" down on the receptions and free rehersal dinners. I am know u are soo excited, I am ecxcited for you. :-) I have my first planning session with Chloe on August 11th. So I am going to make sure I write down the things I wanna ask her so I won T forget. Thanks soo much for your info and help. I really appreciate you keeping in touch whenever u can. :-)

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Hi Beaches SB1412 and FutureMrzMalone!!  I too am planning a wedding at Beaches Sandy Bay for July 2012.  I am going through destinationwedding.com and they told me that my onsite wedding coordinator/planner will also be Chloe.  I have also seen the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor and have to admit a little aprehensive.  I believe I read in one of your posts that someone has pictures?  If so, would you mind sharing them with me?  Your posts on here are a wonderful help to me...I've taken many notes from them!!  Congratulations MrzMalone and best of luck Beaches SB1412!!  Hope to hear from you both soon!

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How was your wedding? Did you post a review? Any Pics? I hope it was great!!!! CONGRATS!!!

 

Originally Posted by CBREWSTER View Post

Information I saw on facebook "We Love Beaches Sandy Bay"  that I thought might come in handy. It was from Mark-

 

The following changes were made to the weekly events calendar:

-Sandals Select Luncheon moved from Thursdays to Wednesdays
...-Beach Jâ€ouvert activity now takes the form of a Picnic on the lawns (Thursdays by the Ixora Lawn). The programme still includes centralized beach activities.
-Romance in the Garden†- Entertainment Activity each Wednesday evening by the Ixora Gardens. Guests are entertained for the evening by Moses Beckford, while enjoying Beringer wines. The event also includes our Chocolate buffet.
-Managers Beringer Wine and Cheese Cocktail Party time changed to 5:30pm every Monday.
-Thursday Night - White Night “Charity Casino†with proceeds going towards the Sandals Foundation.

The following product improvements were made:

-Sundowner blue canvas roof replaced with new canvas. New colour is sand.
-New Awning placed by Bayside walkway and Piano and Billiards Terrace Area.
-Fixtures with New Beaches Logo (red) placed behind the Front Desk as well as the resort main entrance.
-Whirlpool that adjoins main pool was re-piped and re-tiled. Whirlpool now has hydrotherapy jets.
-Recycle bins (for plastic only) erected around the resort, as part of on-going Environment, Health and Safety efforts.
-Restrooms by the Piano and Billiards Lounge were expanded to now include separate male and female areas.



 

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BUMP.

 

Ladies I am wondering who will be at Beaches Sandy Bay in January 2012.  I will be there the 1st - 7th.  They are SOLD OUT for this time in January (guess I will probably miss out in my "free" upgrade for having 15 rooms booked - pisser!).  I almost didnt get my last 3 groups booked - ugh!

 

I am so excited!  My MIL and I are working on the reception details; I think I have FINALLY made my decision on my bouquet that I am having made by a family friend and taking with me. 

 

I did find out that, as long as the resort has all the ingredients, you can work with the on-site wedding coordinator and have your own cocktail made for the reception.  I thought this was awesome!  Now I just need to come up with a good tasting, purple cocktail (any suggestions?).

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BeachesSB1412 Oh how I have missed you!!! cheesy.gif That sucks about the rooms being sold out. You never know someone might cancel before you guys arrive. So there could still be a possibilty that you can get your upgrade. I can't wait to hear your reception details. As far as a purple cocktail no suggestions at the moment, but I wil see if I can come up with some for you. I joined the SandyBay Group on Fb and it is AWESOME!!! I am guessing the planning is going well?  Are you going to do the full sit down reception?
 

Originally Posted by beachesSB1412 View Post

BUMP.

 

Ladies I am wondering who will be at Beaches Sandy Bay in January 2012.  I will be there the 1st - 7th.  They are SOLD OUT for this time in January (guess I will probably miss out in my "free" upgrade for having 15 rooms booked - pisser!).  I almost didnt get my last 3 groups booked - ugh!

 

I am so excited!  My MIL and I are working on the reception details; I think I have FINALLY made my decision on my bouquet that I am having made by a family friend and taking with me. 

 

I did find out that, as long as the resort has all the ingredients, you can work with the on-site wedding coordinator and have your own cocktail made for the reception.  I thought this was awesome!  Now I just need to come up with a good tasting, purple cocktail (any suggestions?).



 

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Oh I forgot to tell you that I saw Cbrewster's wedding photos.. SHE LOOKED AMAZING!!! smile159.gif

 

Originally Posted by beachesSB1412 View Post

BUMP.

 

Ladies I am wondering who will be at Beaches Sandy Bay in January 2012.  I will be there the 1st - 7th.  They are SOLD OUT for this time in January (guess I will probably miss out in my "free" upgrade for having 15 rooms booked - pisser!).  I almost didnt get my last 3 groups booked - ugh!

 

I am so excited!  My MIL and I are working on the reception details; I think I have FINALLY made my decision on my bouquet that I am having made by a family friend and taking with me. 

 

I did find out that, as long as the resort has all the ingredients, you can work with the on-site wedding coordinator and have your own cocktail made for the reception.  I thought this was awesome!  Now I just need to come up with a good tasting, purple cocktail (any suggestions?).



 

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