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Hey there - I am so sorry I missed your post until just now! 

 

YAY for another Sandals girl :)

 

Did you have your call with your WC yet?

 

I'm not sure what the answer is to your question about contact with the officiant but I was told by the WC that I can customize the ceremony script 100% if I want - so you should be able to do the anything you want!

 

When is your wedding?!?

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Hi Ladies!  I posted some pics of Sandals Halcyon, Sandals La Toc and Sandals Grande Antigua.  Hope they help and feel free to ask any questions!

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Another Sandals bride to be here. We are getting married in March 2014 at Sandals Grande Riviera. I'm so excited. Also debating about pictures and hair and make up. I find it hard to pay for things without seeing examples. We are trying to not incure too many extra costs but we also don't want to have any regrets. Omg I'm getting stressed.

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Another Sandals bride to be here. We are getting married in March 2014 at Sandals Grande Riviera. I'm so excited. Also debating about pictures and hair and make up. I find it hard to pay for things without seeing examples. We are trying to not incure too many extra costs but we also don't want to have any regrets. Omg I'm getting stressed.

Wohoo Welcome!! So exciting to see another Sandals Girl.

 

I don't have any of this set is stone quite yet but here is my plan (for now LOL) 

I'm going to have them do my hair and make up for the day of

---- I am going to have my hair dresser do some stuff after I get my dress so get a clear idea of what I want... I will bring lots of pictures with me so they can duplicate it as well as possible!

---- I know they use mac makeup so I am going to go to Macy's for some consultations - I will then buy the basics - They can use their make up (if they have the right colors) or they can use mine (if they dont) but I figured I will at least want my own lip stick for touch ups.

---- I am bringing someone I know who is a photographer - She has agreed to do it for her stay and flight.  She will be bringing someone so they will pay for their own flight (although it is most likly going to be another photographer) 

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Sandals bride here! I'm getting married at Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios this May and am so excited for my "weddingmoon."  SRP really works for us as far as it being a small boutiquey resort next to the big (slightly less expensive) Sandals Grande Riviera.  Those staying at SGR can only come over for the wedding festivities bec of the size so we will be spending time (over the main three days our guests are there with us at least) partying over at SGR w/ everyone, but this should be fun anyway!     As far as guest count I'm hoping we will juuuust cross the 20 room mark (but it's so hard to say) and I'm planning to customize things rather than choosing a set package...I'm going with oranges : )  I'm getting married at "twilight" aka 5:30p and am hoping we can really customize the ceremony script (including a "tying the knot" ceremony which I plan on having my brothers do)...anyone know how much contact you have w/ the officiant before the ceremony and if it's possible to give them the script to read from? They have a cocktail hr w 2hr reception (as you guys know) which would go to 9p, but I'm hoping we can just pay for 2 additional hrs of music and party until 11p...anyone know if this is possible?  The info on here has been very helpful, good to know that they basically only charge for set up of table linens and a few other larger things...I'd love to bring some orange fabric to drape the bamboo structure like this since it doesn't look too hard and is a bit different:       http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/content/type/61/id/226422/width/200/height/400   I love the idea that my wedding won't be over in the blink of an eye and how often do you get your closest family and friends away on vacation together!  I'm definitely nervous about planning somewhat blindly, but overjoyed about basically showing up and just getting married without the stress.  I have so many questions for the wedding planner and was supposed to speak with her last Wed, but pushed it back to a Friday in early December so I wouldn't have to do it from work...and because I'm having some resistance I suppose!  Glad to hear it's kind of just a script they run through and that they are available by email thereafter.   Glad there are others Sandals brides out there...to all you who are just looking, it took 2 secs to make an account!  : )

 

I am also a Sandals bride and will be getting married at Royal Plantation in November 2014. I've had difficulty finding other Sandals RP brides, so I'm excited to find one here. Our guests are also staying at SGR, while we will be at SRP. I'd love to share ideas. I have my WC call in mid January and already have a ton of questions, even though our wedding is 11 months away! We are planning to do a 3-hour reception after the wedding. I am still very unsure about photography. Do you have any idea how much the packages the local photographers they work with range from?

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I am also a Sandals bride and will be getting married at Royal Plantation in November 2014. I've had difficulty finding other Sandals RP brides, so I'm excited to find one here. Our guests are also staying at SGR, while we will be at SRP. I'd love to share ideas. I have my WC call in mid January and already have a ton of questions, even though our wedding is 11 months away! We are planning to do a 3-hour reception after the wedding. I am still very unsure about photography. Do you have any idea how much the packages the local photographers they work with range from?

 

Yay for another Sandals girl :) Welcome!!!

 

I can't speak for your resort but I did inquire about the local photo packages in St. Lucia.  They only offer one package - it was $2000 for 4 hours with a CD of images.  You could add additional hours for $300 per hour.

 

I actually looked on Sandals website to get the name of the photos then emailed them directly asking for prices (without mentioning that I was getting married at Sandals). They sent me their price list which was actually decent, then almost immediately they sent me another email saying - if you are getting married at Sandals we only offer one package.  

 

Their "normal" 4 hour package was only $1200 -- I found this a little annoying - clearly Sandals is still making some good money with the new program!

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Hi all!  I'm also a Sandals bride. :)  We will be getting married at Sandals Grande Riviera on 6.7.14.  We chose a DW because it seemed simple and stress-free, however I'm starting to worry about the photography.  I just don't want to be disappointed and am nervous about the quality of the Sandals photography.  Has anyone seen any examples of their pics, are they cheesy? lol

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Did you ask for the nightly events or is that on a website somewhere?  I'd love to incorporate that in my welcome packages!

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Hi all!  I'm also a Sandals bride. :)  We will be getting married at Sandals Grande Riviera on 6.7.14.  We chose a DW because it seemed simple and stress-free, however I'm starting to worry about the photography.  I just don't want to be disappointed and am nervous about the quality of the Sandals photography.  Has anyone seen any examples of their pics, are they cheesy? lol

 

I haven't seen any pics besides what is on their website - but I have heard from multiple sources that the pictures are ok.  Not bad but nothing with that WOW effect. 

Did you ask for the nightly events or is that on a website somewhere?  I'd love to incorporate that in my welcome packages!

 

I asked my WC about this ... she said that they change all the time so they don't release until the month prior for the following month.  

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I haven't seen any pics besides what is on their website - but I have heard from multiple sources that the pictures are ok. Not bad but nothing with that WOW.

 

That's what I was afraid of. :( I don't know any photographers to bring so I think we may look into finding a local photographer and taking photos off the resort after the ceremony. Then we can pick a few of the sandals photos a la carte and still have some from the ceremony. Hopefully it will work out!

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