When wedding planning gets dicey (and it will, at some point — though hopefully not to the same extent as yesterday’s SBOM!), there’s always that little thought in the back of your mind… what about a destination celebration?
As much as we love weddings that took place in the South, we also have an appreciation for destination weddings that took place in what we’ll call the deeeeeep South — the Caribbean :) And when I think destination wedding, I immediately think Sandals Resorts. There’s a reason they’ve been known as the expert in romantic getaways for the last thirty years, y’all! What’s perhaps most impressive about this company, though, is how dedicated they are to constantly improving the experience they provide their guests.
Because after all, it would be easy for a company like Sandals Resorts to rest on its laurels, but no — instead, they developed an entirely new way for couples to style and execute their dream destination wedding. It’s not an exaggeration to say they’ve completely revitalized the experience, transforming it from a packaged, off-the-shelf product to an interactive, personal adventure. As we at SW well know, crafting a meaningful beginning to married life filled with custom details is the most important thing to most of y’all, and that’s what Sandals Resorts is now able to deliver.
Here’s how it works: Using the online Destination Wedding Designer, couples plan and select every aspect of their day. They begin by building their profile and selecting their wedding destination, one of five Caribbean islands: Jamaica, the Bahamas, Antigua, Saint Lucia or Grenada. They then choose their color palette from ten distinct shades, including a variety of corals, pinks, blues, and greens, as well as over 1,000 ideas for flowers, decor, cakes, and entertainment from a mix of traditional, modern, tropical, and romantic themes.
To me, the variety and taste level of Sandals Resorts’ options is really what sets them apart from other destination packages. The details they offer are the same ones you’d want if you were getting married in the U.S. — and since traveling to, negotiating in, and sourcing from a foreign country can be quite difficult, this type of wedding would be nearly impossible to achieve without an expert guide.
Speaking of expert guides, Sandals Resorts also offers plenty of personal assistance to complement their high-tech planning experience. A dedicated wedding team both pre-travel and on-site helps couples realize their vision, from walking them through a variety of wedding locations on the property to being on hand throughout the celebration to ensure all goes smoothly. Win-win!
To learn more about destination weddings at Sandals Resorts, head here! And I would LOVE to hear: Did you get married at a Sandals resort? Or did you honeymoon at one? Comment below!