Looking to elope or have a destination wedding? Why not do it near the water?! Carlie of 2 Travel Anywhere is sharing the top reasons to say I do at a Sandals or Beaches Resort including the perks, amenities, and some of her favorite locations to tie the knot! Sound like something you’re interested in? Keep reading to find out what she has to say!
Why should couples consider getting married at a Sandals or Beaches resort?
Carlie: Some of the top wedding destinations in the world include Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean Islands; like Jamaica and Saint Lucia. Not surprisingly, the latter are high up on the list of the most popular destinations for weddings. Unquestionably exotic, these Caribbean islands make it easy for any visitor to appreciate their unique and captivating landscapes. This is with good reason, as these locations consistently deliver on their promise of spectacular experiences filled with sun, sea, sand, and a chance to rediscover the essence of love.
I’d imagine everything is all-inclusive! Tell us more about this and why it’s an added perk.
Carlie: Don’t want to worry about how much money to spend on food and drinks for the guests? Host a wedding at an all-inclusive resort where all meals and (alcoholic) beverages are included! Perk about Sandals or Beaches Resorts no tipping allowed- your gratuities are included. Water sports are included as well and land sports. Like to scuba dive? Enjoy diving as well. Cakes are popular, but also still optional. See a cake on Pinterest or in a magazine that you would prefer to have for your cake? No problem! They can recreate something similar. Worried how the cake may taste? No worries – they offer cake tasting at the resort. Prefer cupcakes vs. cake? No problem. It is your day and you can customize everything the way you wish. Food allergies? No problem – you can have a gluten free cake as an option as well or whatever your allergy maybe.
How many guests are allowed at a Sandals or Beaches wedding?
Carlie: As many as you wish. If you want the wedding to be just the 2 of you, no problem. If you have kids wanting to attend the wedding that is no problem. Beaches Resorts are for under the age 18 and Sandals Resorts are for 18 and older. Sandals is for couples only- they only have king bed rooms so some guest may need to share a king bed room. Beaches has double bed rooms for guest. We suggest maybe a split stay – have a wedding a few days at one resort and then honeymoon at a different location. The fewer guests that you have the lighter costs, which is great for couples looking for an economical, yet special, wedding option.
What type of couple tends to get married at a Sandals or Beaches resort?
Carlie: Did you know that friends can officiate your wedding in some destinations? This is totally possible, and you’ll need to do some research within the territory where you’re planning to tie the knot, to find out if and how this applies. Some couples do this to save money and make their wedding extra special. Otherwise, you can settle for a certified officiant to ensure the ceremony is completely legalized. Sandals and Beaches has something for everyone to enjoy.
Are Sandals and Beaches resorts only for elopement weddings? How to choose a destination or venue?
Carlie: The first step would be to decide on a destination which would both fit within the budget of you as a couple, as well as the budget of the most important guests.
Tell us about some of the amenities Sandals & Beaches resorts offer to couples getting married there.
Carlie: There are activities for everyone to enjoy. Coordinating side activities before and after the wedding. Find out what your guests enjoy early enough so you can plan activities. They will like booking a catamaran for everyone to enjoy.
What are some of your favorite Sandals & Beaches resort locations for couples to get married?
Carlie: The over water chapels are very popular right now. These chapels have glass floor to view the crystal blue ocean while walking down the aisle. Where are these over chapels located? Sandals Grande St. Lucia, Sandals Ochi, Sandals Southcoast, Sandals Montego Bay You can choose a theme or color or just get married the way they appear.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about getting married at a Sandals or Beaches resort?
Carlie: Have a date in mind? Check availability Carlie with 2 Travel Anywhere mentions that not all venues will be able to host a large group or may have availability. Call Carlie (615)512-7764 or email her to see how she can help with your destination wedding of your dreams.
What are you waiting for y’all?! Reach out to start planning your dream elopement or destination wedding! And huge thanks to Carlie for sharing the top reasons to say I do at a Sandals or Beaches Resort!