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I had 10 guests so there were 12 people total.  We did the 1 hour reception and that was plenty long for us.  It gave us a chance to go back to our rooms and change and go to the beach bbq (we got married on a Monday).  My honest advice is that it's an all-inclusive resort and the party can go on wherever you want.  I think a 2 hour reception sounds really long and expensive. Those are my thoughts on it.
 

Originally Posted by stluciabound View Post

Thanks Sarah! That is great advice. I really was looking forward to the steel drum band so I am happy to hear they are as good as what I am hoping. I will make a request list. The WC did say they play a lot of current stuff and do a good job of getting the guests involved so that is exciting! If you don't mind me asking, how many guests did you have? I am trying to decide between the 1 and 2 hour reception with sit down dinner. Any input would be great. Thanks again and congrats!!

 



 



 

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I just got back from shooting a wedding there last week so if you have any questions, ask away! This was my 2nd wedding there and it's by far my favorite Sandals. 

 

Both weddings I did there were in the grass areas though. From what I have been told by brides, apparently the coordinators do not recommend a beach wedding there. I am not sure why because it's a gorgeous beach and around 4PM when both weddings were, were not very crowded. I almost wonder if they do this because they don't have to carry around chairs, etc. 

 

Anyways, 1 was in the grass and 1 was the gazeboo. Both had cocktail hours at the reflection pool which is a gorgeous spot. My first wedding did a dinner at 1 of the restaurants and my last bride did a private dinner at the reflection pool. I loved the private dinner compared to dinner in a rest. but I also know they charge a lot for that. I don't think you can go wrong either way. My last bride also had a DJ for an hour after dinner which was fun because the nightlife at Sandals at night is pretty tame in my opinion. 

 

Here is a couple shots from Antigua, I haven't posted the entire wedding yet so no beach shots yet :/ It was a super overcast afternoon though so no pretty blue that day. 

http://www.leahaubreyblog.com/?p=764

 

And here is another sandals weddings with more details on how they set stuff up with their chairs, tables, etc. I think this was their basic package. 

http://www.leahaubreyblog.com/?p=696

 

 

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Hi Connie, I am going to get married at Sandals in Antigua in August. I am also nervous about the photos, I don't want them to be cheesy!! I am opting for the garden gazebo, and hope the photographer can also take pictures near the beach after...I've heard the beach is rowdy...

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Hi Everyone!!! 

 

I am getting married at Sandals Antigua in September.  Does anyone have any real wedding photos that they would like to share that were taken by the Sandal's photographers?  I'm a bit skeptical about the picture quality of the photos.  Also... does anyone have any reviews/comments about hair and makeup?  Would you recommend using them or doing hair and makeup yourself?  I've tried looking at the sample wedding videos off the main website several times but they don't seem to work.  It's just going to be my fiance and I so the pictures and video are very important since our friends and family won't be there.  Any information that brides can give me about the resort and wedding experience would be great!  Thank you!
 

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Originally Posted by SarahTD View Post

 

I know what you mean.  Mine were kind of like that because we were going for the sunset.  If you want to forgo the sunset and get blue water, I would do it before 4.  My wedding was at 4 and we took pictures on the beach around 5 or so.005_5.JPG

Beautiful!

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Originally Posted by kjmeztisa View Post

 

Hi Everyone!!! 

 

I am getting married at Sandals Antigua in September.  Does anyone have any real wedding photos that they would like to share that were taken by the Sandal's photographers?  I'm a bit skeptical about the picture quality of the photos.  Also... does anyone have any reviews/comments about hair and makeup?  Would you recommend using them or doing hair and makeup yourself?  I've tried looking at the sample wedding videos off the main website several times but they don't seem to work.  It's just going to be my fiance and I so the pictures and video are very important since our friends and family won't be there.  Any information that brides can give me about the resort and wedding experience would be great!  Thank you!

 

I am getting married there in October...good luck and congrats!

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