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Sandals & Couples Resorts

and TA Jennifer specializes in Sandals resorts. She has posted a great, very comprehensive review. You might want to check the Sandals website directly and see if they have a message board to get more specific feedback--That what I did with Couples.

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Hey Lila -


I'll send you a Pm but any questions you have regarding Sandals feel free to ask! We are also doing a Sandals BDW Bridal Faire in October- may be a good opportunity to get down there and do a site visit!


Unfortunately, Sandals doesn't have a message board like Couples ( keep in mind the Couples board is great for info but HEAVILY moderate!) At least on BDW forum we can answer all of your Sandals/ Couples questions and tell it like it is!!


The two resorts in Ocho Rios are quite different- SGOR is more lively but I recommend staying the the ocean side of the resort as the rooms are waaay nicer, the manor side really needs updating (although Sandals is going through all of the properties and doing refurbishment- may be complete by 2009!)


Dunns River is more upscale and has a nicer beach. Rooms here are all quite nice. This resort is a touch more laid back!



Thanks for the shout out Jamaica Bride!


Ta Jennifer

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I was wondering what the SGOR Honeymoon Ocean Front room was like. Do you have any pics of the room? They only show the balcony in the pic on the sandals website.

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I am a Sandals bride and we have booked the oceanfront penthouse concierge room at Grande Ochos Rios. We are getting married on July 24, 2009.

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I am a sandals bride, we booked the Honeymoon Concierge Beachfront Walk-out Room at Royal Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica. We will be getting married June 1st 2010!!

I have the:

*Sandals Beaches Resorts Wedding Catalog 2007

*Sandals & Beaches Floral Catalog Prices

*Wedding Jamaica Kit updated

*Sandals Royal Caribbean Order Form (it has prices for getting your hair done, pictures, videos, reception enhancers, and all the extra stuff, I am sure the prices are pretty close if not that same at all the resorts)


If you would like any of that information e-mailed to you please PM me with you e-mail address and I would be more than happy to e-mail you the info!!


Also if any of you have a Facebook there is a fantastic group call Sandals WeddingMoons and it has a lot of past and future Sandals brides who you can talk with along with some Sandals certified specialists!

Todd Dirksen - Redding, CA | Facebook

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Here are some of the prices for the pictures (be sure to talk to you WC to confirm prices, as they might have changed)




Eighteen (1cool.gif 5x7 Photos



Twenty-four (24) 5x7 Photos



Thirty-six (36) 5x7 Photos



Forty-eight (4cool.gif 5x7 Photos



Six (6) 8x10 Photos



Twelve (12) 8x10 Photos



Eighteen (1cool.gif 8x10 Photos



Twenty-four (24) 8x10 Photos



200 images on CD


Full Ceremony, Immediate reception

Beach & Garden Shots



Seaside Escape Wedding Photo Package


36 5x7 & 6 8x10 prints,

42 digital negatives

Ocean Sahhhire Edited DVD & Case

100 Web Streams

Gold & Ivory matted album



Tropical Passion Wedding Photo Package


36 5x7 & 6 8x10 prints,

42 digital negatives

Sea Pearl Deluxe Edited DVD & Case

Gold & Ivory matted album



Simply Romantic Wedding Photo Package


36 5x7 & 6 8x10 prints,

42 digital negatives

Gold & Ivory matted album

Standard Edit DVD



Please Note: All photography packages include a wedding photo album.





Professional Coral Standard DVD of Ceremony



DVD Raw Footage



Ocean Sapphire Ultra Edit DVD



Sea Pearl Deluxe Edit DVD



100 Web Streams



200 Web Streams



Additional Copy of Wedding DVD


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Important!!! New requirements have just been released from Sandals regarding minimum age to marry on all islands.


Jamaica, Antigua, St. Lucia and the Bahamas will require anyone under the age of 18 wishing to marry to have a notarized letter of consent (signed by both parents). The Bahama's is still pending in this manner, but most likely will follow the lead on this ruling. It has been a lose rule up until now, but it will be enforced from here on out.


Turks and Caicos requires couples to be 21 in order to marry without parental consent.


I know this doesn't affect the vast majority of you, but it is important for those it may.

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Here is some info if anyone has any questions about the dress codes at the restaurants


You'll find most of the guests in long pants (nice slacks) when eating in the restaurants. Just to clarify, when you say button up, I take that to mean a collared button up shirt (that is what is preferred as well).

Here is some info on the restaurants:

Bayside is the first restaurant off the lobby (serving international cuisine). For dinner, you can eat on the totally open terrace over looking the ocean or inside (dress code is resort casual - even dress shorts are acceptable);

The Oleander Room (Jamaican Cuisine) is the most dressy of the restaurants on property for dinner - it really is very charming (also serves an a la carte breakfast). Upstairs from there is Cucina Romana (with Italian Cuisine) - also resort casual (reservations are required here).

Tokyo Joe's (Asian) is out on the open deck (they have a really neat area that you can just relax on extra comfy couches before or after dinner). This restaurant requires reservations (dress code - resort causal).

The OK Corral (serving Tex Mex) is out on the Beach (you can even go barefoot to this one - if you want) - here is where you will find the guests wearing very casual wear (shorts, jeans, slacks).

The newest restaurant is the Cricketer's Pub - again resort casual. It's not that they would turn you down at the restaurants if you did show up in jeans, but there is a tone that is set and so that you feel most comfortable is why I suggest nice slacks and collared shirts to most of them.

Also, go over to Sandals Royal Caribbean and try the Royal Thai Restaurant (they take you over to the private island by a dragon boat –it’s neat - including the style of how the food is served and as the name suggests, it is Thai food). You need to make reservations for that one (and just so you know there is a complimentary shuttle that runs among all three Sandals located in Montego Bay.

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