Sandals DW Brides Jamaica ( Monetgo Bay)

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

that’s so exciting!!  we decided not to go with sandals because we have some babies that will be coming along for the trip 🙂 

we’re planning on going to jamaica too and have just narrowed down our options – the plan is to decide on one tonight! 

good luck!!!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We have our first planning call on August 14th so I’m curious about this too. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MrsBlake2015:  

We are staying at Sandals Negril.  We’ll be there in April 2015.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I went to a wedding at the Beaches in Negril.  I didn’t help plan it, so I have no idea what went into the whole process but I just googled getting married in Jamaca Sandals.  There were a bunch of reviews and some information on the whole over all process.  You could pull some questions from there.  I do know there was something about the Bride/Groom having to be there a few days before the wedding to fufill the legal things.  

I can say it was beautiful and everyone had a great time. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MrsBlake2015:  

We are only inviting our parents so there’s no need for invitations.  We are trying to keep everything small and simple so we can actually enjoy ourselves. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We just had our first phone call…  

The planner confirmed our selections for the ceremony… decorations, location, time, type of ceremony, music, etc.  She asked about the number of guests we were expecting, which isn’t many (if any) for us so we didn’t even discuss reception information.

We discussed the photo and video packages and made our selections.

She talked a bit about the complimentary dinner and breakfast in bed.  She asked about any excursions we might want to do while there.

She said she was putting all of our selections on a “wish list” that she would e-mail to us.

She also answered all of our questions, or at least the questions we could think of thus far anyway.

The call lasted about 30 minutes.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MrsBlake2015:  I just came back from my weddingmoon at sandals negril (Jamaica)! We eloped (just the two of us) but if you have any questions, I would be happy to answer anything to the best of my ability! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Oh and regarding photo/video and really anything, the offsite planner will try to up sell you and get you to commit to everything prior to going, but when you arrive on resort, the next day you meet with your on site planner and you are able to select/choose everything the – or even change it! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MrsBlake2015:  Thanks!  Overall experience was OK.  We arrived saturday night and got married Monday afternoon (3pm) so it was like we lost 2 days of our vacation.  If i could change anything, we would have stayed 10 days instead of 7.  The onsite planner was AMAZING though.  Super nice, she even helped me into my dress the day of the wedding.  We had our meeting on sunday with her to finalize everything then i had my makeup and hair trial as well.  Monday was the wedding and of course i had my hair and makeup done first so it was just a busy few days. lol

As for photography, i have never heard good things about the snapshots people so we hired an offsite photographer.  She picked us up at 4pm after the ceremony and took us all over the west end of the island.  WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!  The locals were so nice and we felt like super stars.  We took 3 hours of photos in all diff areas, doorways, beach, cotton tree, abandoned buildings…on the CLIFFS!  Ending with sunset trash the dress. Seriously, so so so much fun, we have to wait for 8 weeks though for those photos!

However, we did use sandals snapshots people for photos of the ceremony.  Otherwise we wouldnt have any of that, which was important to us.  So the day after the wedding, we looked at them all and out of 75, there was only 5 or so good ones.  So we just bought the 5 pics we liked ($100 bucks) and called it a day.

We met a couple who got married the day before us and was not super pleased with snapshots either.  They were super jealous when they found out we had gone off resort and asked us how we figured to do that etc. 

The spa was AWESOME.  They got my makeup and hair inspiration SPOT ON in the trial.  I was so happy.  

As for the freebies and the special breakfast etc – we had a Butler category room so we got most of that stuff on a daily basis anyways so we declined a lot of the stuff.  We had booked a candlelight dinner the night of our wedding after we came back from photos…i HIGHLY recommend the candlelight dinner.  So romantic…the food was EXCELLENT! Book it one night during the week.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

also, if you can swing it, a butler category room is where it’s at!!! We had the best time.  They do EVERYTHING for you!  Certain restaurants you need to have 2 days notice for reservations and when you have a butler room they never have to do that….you can change your mind 30 mins before on what restaurant you want, they decorate your table and always have the best seat in the restaurant!  They save your beach chairs, bring out coolers with beer and water, they do anything you ask (you have a cell phone to reach them).  They bring you special treats during the day and while you are sunbathing they will bring you snacks and frozen drinks.  They will coordinate/book your excursions…and when you get back they are waiting with a frozen drink.  They will decorate your room, draw a bath and surprise you with champagne and flowers everywhere!  It’s honestly like you are ROYALTY!!!  It was so worth the added cost!!!!

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