first off i want to congrats all the newly weds, i'm new here so slowly finding myself around. June 16, 2013 im getting married at the sandals hotel in negril, jamaica. Sooooooo freaky excited. The beautiful beginnings package i will be getting but i want to hear from others that has done that one. I wanted to have the wedding on the beach but i change my mind because it seems like its plain. Are there flowers of some sort or is it just a plain white arch without flowers. and do they really give you a purple orchid and can you change it? also how much extra do they charge? sorry for so many questions but all the info will be greatly appreciated.
HELP!!!!! beautiful beginnings package question
Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:33 PM
We went with the BB . We got married last July at the Sandals Montego Bay so the prices that I'm giving you are what they were at that time so they may have gone up. Once you talk with your WC they will let you send you a wedding kit which will have prices for extras and add on. I will warn you that the WC can be pushy from my experience. I'm sure you are aware if you stay at least 6 nights or more the BB is free. It includes the one table which only seats 8 people if you need additional tables it was $100 per each. For the flowers with the BB you can get magenta,white, or blue orchids. They have a flower brochure that you can ask for and see the different flowers they have to offer besides the flowers that come with the BB with a charge of course. We had 16 guests that all stayed at SMB if you have 20 guests you get a few extra perks.I had OOT bags that I made delivered to our guests room , it was $3 per room. I brought my own real touch flowers with me for the ceremony. I brought fans/programs that were placed on the seats at the wedding and decor for the chairs at the ceremony. We used the DJ which was $150 per hour and we had him for about an hour and a half. I brought a cd with songs that we picked out to be played for special moments. I brought my own cake topper. The setting for the tables at the reception were the orchid centerpeice and it looked nice. I brought my own sand ceremony kit and if you do dthe sand ceremony and bring your own kit it is $50 if you go with what they have it is $100. You can personalize the BB to fit your needs or what you like a little. They charge a $150 setup fee for this. Now, I prepaid for the DJ, sand ceremony ,spa appointment for my hair and makeup and that was it. The wedding coordinators on site were so nice and helpful. Our wedding day went by smoothly. The only hick up was it rained an hour before our wedding and it was puched back an hour, otherwise the backup plan was the chapel.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:53 PM
We got pretty lucky on the extra tables with not having to pay for them or the wedding coordinators on site putting the fans on the seats before the wedding and the decor I had for the chairs we didn't get charged. There is a lot of information available but if you don't ask the right questions the wc's you talk to over the phone don't offer much or may not give you a direct answer. I got to the ppoint that if I had questions I would search here or on the Sandals Weddigmoon page. I would suggest using this site for information and search for the facebook page called Fans who love Sandals Weddingmoons, it was helpful to me plus you can see pics from previous bride's at just about all of the different Sandals resorts and it may give some ideas. It used to have reviews but they have changed that but you can still post questions . One thing I do regret and wish we could have afforded to do was bring our own professional photographer. Outside photographers are allowed but they have to be a guest and stay the minimum of 3 nights. Sandals photo packages are extremely expensive and I'll just say our engagement pics look much better in quality . However we did by a cd with a few shots from the wedding and we got lots of pics from our guests so we are happy. If I had to splurge on anything it would be bringing my own photographer, just a heads up. If you have any questions let me know or just PM me. Good luck!
Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:33 PM
HI sharonte, thank you so much for responding back to me. info that you gave was very good. i spoke to the WC when i booked my room last week and they sent me the wedding kit and man things are very pricey. my mom sister ,brother and dad lives in jamaica and i need to know if they need to have a all day pass? just everything cost money. im so stressed right now. im trying to keep the cost down much as possible. and i might skip the reception and just have a dinner at one of the restaurants. i have to write down all these questions so i wont forget im calling richard tomorrow, he was very nice when i spoke to him the other day. So i will keep u updated on how everything is going thanks again for your help.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:49 AM
If your family is not staying at either Sandals or Negril, yes you will need to pay the day pass fee.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:46 AM
The day passes say 10am-6pm, but does anyone know if wedding reception guests can stay later? I want to have the sit down dinner after my 4:00pm reception but don't want anyone to have to leave before the celebration. Thanks
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:47 AM
*correction---sit down dinner reception after 4:00pm ceremony & cocktail hour
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