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13 Steps to Planning a Perfect Wedding at Sandals Resorts

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Planning a wedding at Sandals Resorts involves several steps to ensure a smooth and memorable experience. This is why it's important to use a Sandals Specialist for destination weddings. Here are the key steps to successful wedding planning at Sandals and Beaches Resorts:

1. Choose Your Destination and Resort

  • Research Resorts: Sandals and Beaches Resorts have multiple locations in the Caribbean. Research each to find the one that fits your vision and needs.
  • Consider Guests: Ensure the resort you choose can accommodate all your guests comfortably.
Other important considerations

Start by selecting the Sandals resort location that resonates most with your vision for the big day. Consider factors like travel logistics, the resort's wedding venues (beach, garden, gazebo etc.), and overall vibe.

2. Set Your Budget

  • Determine Costs: Understand the costs involved, including travel, accommodation, wedding packages, and additional services.
  • All-Inclusive Packages: Sandals offers various wedding packages, which can be cost-effective and include many amenities.

3. Select Your Wedding Package

  • Standard vs. Customized: Choose between a standard package or customize your wedding with additional features.
  • Included Services: Standard packages often include ceremony location, bouquet, boutonniere, cake, and a wedding planner.

4. Contact a Sandals Wedding Planner

  • Professional Guidance: Sandals provides a wedding planner to assist with all details and logistics.
  • Virtual Planning: Many details can be arranged via phone or online, making it easier to plan from afar.

5. Choose Your Date

  • Availability: Ensure your preferred date is available at the chosen resort.
  • Seasonal Considerations: Consider the weather and peak seasons.

6. Guest List and Invitations

  • Send Save-the-Dates: Inform guests early, especially if they need to arrange travel.
  • Travel Arrangements: Assist guests with booking their travel and accommodations.

7. Plan the Ceremony and Reception

  • Location: Choose from beach, garden, or gazebo settings.
  • Decorations: Decide on theme and decor options, which Sandals can help coordinate.
  • Music and Entertainment: Arrange for musicians, DJs, or other entertainment.

8. Attire

  • Wedding Dress and Attire: Decide whether to transport attire or use Sandals’ recommendations for local vendors.
  • Dress Code: Inform guests about the dress code, considering the destination’s climate.

9. Legal Requirements

  • Documentation: Ensure all necessary documents are prepared and submitted. Sandals will provide a list of required documents.
  • Residency Requirements: Some locations require you to arrive a few days before the wedding.

10. Book Additional Services

  • Photography and Videography: Sandals offers packages or allows you to bring your own professionals.
  • Spa and Beauty Services: Book appointments for hair, makeup, and spa treatments.
  • Excursions and Activities: Plan group activities or excursions for your guests to enjoy.

11. Finalize Details and Confirm Bookings

  • Review Plans: Go over all details with your wedding planner.
  • Confirm Bookings: Ensure all services and accommodations are confirmed and deposits are paid.

12. Arrival and Rehearsal

  • Pre-Wedding Meeting: Meet with your wedding planner upon arrival to finalize last-minute details.
  • Rehearsal: Conduct a rehearsal to ensure everyone knows their roles and the ceremony flows smoothly.

13. The Big Day

  • Relax and Enjoy: Trust your wedding planner and resort staff to handle the details.
  • Celebrate: Enjoy your special day with your loved ones.


  • Honeymoon: Take advantage of Sandals’ honeymoon packages to enjoy a seamless transition from wedding to honeymoon.

By following these steps and working closely with Sandals’ experienced wedding planners, you can ensure a stress-free and beautiful wedding experience at a Sandals Resort.

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