(Closed) Has anyone eloped to a Sandals resort without any guests?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

just want to say that i didn’t do that, but after having gone thru all the stress of planning a Destination Wedding with guests, i think your plan sounds awesome!  and i would get the cake if i were you.  maybe you can ask for a super private reception.  like on my honeymoon at a couples resort in Jamaica, we had a private candlelit dinner for two right on the beach, it was AMAZING!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I have to agree with PP- I love sandals, actually going back for our anniversary next week, and that plan sounds AMAZING!!!! Darling Husband was actually a wittness for a couple doing just what you are on one trip. Have so much fun!! It sounds so romantic and relaxing. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m eloping at the same resort in June.  It will also be just my fiance and I.  I paid extra to have the candlelit dinner on the beach afterward.  I wish I could find more wedding pictures taken at the resort!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Our neighbors did. Bahamas, I think? I don’t have any details, just that they partied the days before the wedding and after and they were reportedly really sunburned in all their pictures. 🙂

I haven’t seen their wedding pics, though, but it sounded awesome!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I ahve not been to that sandals but I have been to Royal Caribbean and the Royal Bahamian. I think even if you are eloping you will have a wedding co ordinator and I am sure she will be able to hlep with your dress etc. Also instead of a reception I am sure they will just do dinner for u and your hunny get the cake so u guys can have the pictures of it!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have the same fear of getting dressed alone!!  Ill be curious to hear if anyone has any suggestions for that one (0=

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

I did this my second time around. Honestly, I’m not sure what can be done about the dress. I ended up not needing help to get into mine because it was simpler. We did have the little reception afterwards just for ourselves. We had a cake, we had a first dance… I think it’s nice to do. That way you get the benefit of those “firsts” and the pictures too. Plus, we got cake! Yum!

You do get a wedding coordinator onsite once you get there. I’m sure you can just ask them about the dress situation. You definitely won’t be the first girl to be in that position so I bet they’re used to it.

Honestly, that wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Really. Was actually the best thing about that marriage, unfortunately. 😉

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Dear Fiance are eloping to Sandals in Jamaica in May. I picked a simple dress that when I tried on I zipped myself to make sure I’ll be able to do it on the wedding day.

The only problem I’ve had is finding info about pics. The smallest package I’ve found is $1200 which seems like a lot. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve read a lot about the pictures and almost paid for them ahead of time, but then I saw a few posts that said it is cheaper if you buy them there because they will keep dropping the price if you seem like you aren’t going to buy them.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@micferris thanks!! We are going to meet with our travel agent and a sandals representative on Feb 2 so I hope I will get more info about pictures then. I have to have pictures but Dear Fiance refuses to pay that much for them.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m having a traditional wedding, but that was my first choice. I hope you both have a wonderful wedding!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Darling Husband and I are friends with a couple who eloped to a Sandals resort in Jamaica and absolutely LOVED it. They said it was stress free, cost efficient, and they stayed several days after for their honeymoon.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@amberakanicole – My Sandals Wedding Consultant called me today and told me that they are having a 2 week sale on all of their photography packages!!  I think I might end up paying for it now before the wedding.  I’m not sure what to do!!

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