Originally Posted by sherrie23
Hey ladies. We just for back in last night from our time at SOR and it was awesome! We stayed on the seaside but got married on the hillside on Monday the 22nd. I will try to update more later, but wanted to knock out something quick while I was thinking about it.
Wedding Coordinator & Driver
LaToya was our wedding coordinator & she was very laid back and easy to work with, but very professional at the same time. Ishmael was our driver since we had to go to the other side. He picked up my groom half an hour before and then when LaToya came to get me, he was there for me also for a private escort over which was nice. He turned on some music and it was the song I was walking in to (a different version so a lucky coincidence).
I mentioned in a previous post that we were planning to use a local photographer for our trash the dress/ wedding portraits later on and had decided not to use Sandals photographers, mostly because of the bad feedback I'd read on message boards. I had been under the impression that they'd have a photographer there to capture at least some of the ceremony since I read that we'd get one free 5x7, plus we were planning to get a video done. I'm glad I said something to my fianc© when we were in LaToya's office because she clearly explained the policy. We opted for the 18 photo SnapShots package, the smallest one I believe, so we'd have some to pick from. When we went to take a look at them they were fabulous! Let me say its not my first wedding & I've seen tons of shots of weddings & these were just as good. Some people had been disparaging about them not being as arty or whatever, but we had some really great ones that were. We bought a much larger package- 48 photos & would have gotten more had we budgeted for it in advance (dang). I absolutely recommend them. I will try to post to a public folder on FB or something & send the link. They are working with what they have & in our case it was seriously hot & we picked a full-sun venue (that will have to be for another post), so we were the limitations, but they know their venue the best. Oran was our photographer & I would recommend him. We're already planning to go back for our 1 yr anniversary & get him to do some photos with us when we're there. I'm not sure if you can call ahead & request him, but I'd suggest you look into it.
I'll have to write more about the video (wow!), the venue, and my off-site photographer, etc.... gotta get back to work now.
thank you for sharing, it will be very useful for my next year sandals trip