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#21 pzl101

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    Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:08 AM

    Originally Posted by Masha 

    We had to get $150 p/p. Our wedding was at 4pm so we had to get all day pass and it included 3 hr reception and cocktail. Regular day pass is $75 pp. And as I said reception followed right after the ceremony which made us rush through the photos and reception and both children had to leave immediately after reception ended with both adults supervising them even though we paid full day passes. To me having a reception at Sandals wasn't worth the money. The total price of reception for 8 people was around 3000, I feel like we could get a much better deal if we went off property.

    wow, that is a lot for 8 people ... how much was the dinner reception per person?



    #22 pongyang2001

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    Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

    We had to get $150 p/p. Our wedding was at 4pm so we had to get all day pass and it included 3 hr reception and cocktail. Regular day pass is $75 pp. And as I said reception followed right after the ceremony which made us rush through the photos and reception and both children had to leave immediately after reception ended with both adults supervising them even though we paid full day passes. To me having a reception at Sandals wasn't worth the money. The total price of reception for 8 people was around 3000, I feel like we could get a much better deal if we went off property.

    i was wondering the same thing? that's a lot for only 8 people. can you give us a breakdown of the costs? thanks a bunch!

    #23 mackcait

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      Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

      The cost of the reception varies. It is very expensive to pay for a full reception sit down dinner and open bar; $75 per person. We chose to get married at 4pm and meet back for a 7:30 reception, giving our guests a few hours to go eat. We're having open bar and a DJ for $24 per person for 3 hrs (1st hr should be free) Hope this helps!

      #24 Marymack

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        Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

        According to the info I have it depends on how many people and the time of day and menu. The cheapest I saw was $45 pp.....

        wow, that is a lot for 8 people ... how much was the dinner reception per person?



        #25 mackcait

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          Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:19 PM

          There are cheaper versions, but they catch you with the add ons. For example every table cost $100, just for the table. Costing an extra $10 per person. You are getting open bar and dinner for now $55 per person, but not including the music, cake or decorations. All of those components will be added on, the overall cost can get quite pricey.

           

          We figured that our guests paid for an all inclusive resort and to pay for a sit down dinner would be silly. The great thing is, Sandals provides a free dinner rehearsal the night before your wedding, if you have 10+ rooms booked. You can get a sit down dinner for your guests and still have an affordable reception.    



          #26 shugapop1

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            Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:53 PM

            Originally Posted by Masha 

            Honestly, now that I had wedding there, I wouldn't do wedding at Sandals, I would choose smaller and more flexible resort for just the wedding and Sandals for honeymoon. BB wedding is free, but you'll end up paying for addons and if your guests are off property, it's very costly, you wouldn't ask guests pay for their own guest pass.ues

             i did still do sandals and stayed with bb. you are right, addons can be costly. i only added a few things. i upgraded my bouquet because was the one i really wanted. the girls bouquets were like 65.00 and I only need 2. the guys boutidneeres are 25.00 and i only need  3. I did not do steel drum, etc. i also didn't do the professional photos. i am d doing the disposable wedding cameras, they are personalized and they have table tents. my guest will take pictures as they see things and leave cameras and they we go get all the photos developed.



            #27 shugapop1

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              Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:24 PM

              Originally Posted by shugapop1 

               i did still do sandals and stayed with bb. you are right, addons can be costly. i only added a few things. i upgraded my bouquet because was the one i really wanted. the girls bouquets were like 65.00 and I only need 2. the guys boutidneeres are 25.00 and i only need  3. I did not do steel drum, etc. i also didn't do the professional photos. i am d doing the disposable wedding cameras, they are personalized and they have table tents. my guest will take pictures as they see things and leave cameras and they we go get all the photos developed.

              i did give my guest options for different resort, but also let them know the cost of day pass as well as cost associated with transportation to/from their resort or hotel to ours. my wedding is at 4pm. i decided to do the 1hr reception with hot/cold appeitizers and i anticipate maybe  20-30 guest.  that is  15.00 per person, plus after wedding, and reception, we  can all jtust go eat together at restaurant. it is all inclusive.



              #28 pongyang2001

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              Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:50 AM

              i did give my guest options for different resort, but also let them know the cost of day pass as well as cost associated with transportation to/from their resort or hotel to ours. my wedding is at 4pm. i decided to do the 1hr reception with hot/cold appeitizers and i anticipate maybe  20-30 guest.  that is  15.00 per person, plus after wedding, and reception, we  can all jtust go eat together at restaurant. it is all inclusive.

              How much is the day pass for non resort guests?

              #29 shugapop1

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                Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:05 AM

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                #30 RaynDrop

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                  Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

                  So - I haven't read through all the post on here.... but based on the title I thought I'd throw some info in.....

                   

                  I am getting married at a Sandals in St. Lucia... on the Sandals website there are two "partner" photographers listed... I emailed on about pricing

                   

                  I simply asked for a price list.

                   

                  I got a reply asking where I am having my wedding and how many family/friends I will have attending.

                   

                  I replied saying that I hadn't booked anything yet and I have 20 people in my group.

                   

                  I received a full price list with details of each available package.

                   

                  I then got another email saying that if I am staying at a Sandals they only offer a 4 hour $2000 package.

                   

                  They have have a 4 hour package on the normal price list that is less money and comes with unlimited pictures (the sandals has an up to amount of photos)

                   

                  I thought that was odd - not sure if every "partner" has limited packages available or if it is just this one... worth looking into  if you are considering this.

                   

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