Recently, through the Association of Bridal Consultants, I attended the Sandals Weddingmoons specialist training in Nassau, Bahamas. While I relaxed in a whirlpool after a long day of training, I met this wonderful couple, Cindi and Jack, who talked about their Sandals destination wedding as if it had just happened. Actually, they got married on May 29, 2010, at Sandals Montego Bay with 20 of their closest friends and family. Even before their wedding, they have come back year after year to Sandals for their vacation. They were so excited to talk about how amazing Sandals was I had to ask for a testimonial. They were THRILLED to share their answers to my questions…
1. Why did you decide on Sandals to have your wedding?
“We decided to get married at Sandals because we wanted a destination wedding that would be no stress for us or our families. We both work and just didn’t have time to dedicate to all the extreme planning that goes into a wedding. We had been to many Sandals before and loved watching people get married on the beach. Every wedding we watched was picturesque. There is nothing more beautiful than a white sand beach, blue water and a beautiful sunset in your wedding pictures.”
2. What did you like about the planning process with them?
“It literally took 20 minutes to plan our whole wedding! We arrived at Sandals, had a drink on the beach and then met with our wedding coordinator. She brought us champagne and we got to sample three different types of cake and we picked our favorite. Then she had us pick our favorite flower package. It was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done in my whole life. I know so many brides that spend an insane amount of time planning and prepping for their wedding. I spent about 20 minutes planning/prepping and then got to spend the rest of my day sipping drinks with my future husband on a beautiful beach. It just doesn’t get much better than that!”
3. What was the most memorable part about your wedding at Sandals?
“The beauty of everything! Our flowers were gorgeous, the set up was beautiful and the beach/sunset was beyond gorgeous!! Our wedding looked like something out of a magazine! I still LOVE looking at our pictures! We also loved the fact that we got to spend our wedding day on the beach and swimming in the water with our families. We enjoyed getting to spend time with our 20 guests that came to watch us get married. The wedding coordinator came to get us to start getting ready about an hour and a half before the wedding. The day was so relaxed and so much fun instead of being stressful and spending the whole day inside getting ready.”
4. Why have you come back to Sandals each year?
“We come back to Sandals every year because we love it so much. We love having a large variety of amazing food, love that all drinks are included and no tipping is a huge plus. It is so nice to lock up your wallet once you get there and know that you never have to pull it out again until you leave. The staff is always so friendly and fun! We always make at least two or three sets of friends each time we have gone to Sandals. We have yet to have a bad experience at a Sandals.”
5. What location has been your favorite and why?
“We have two favorites. If we are going to be alone and want a quiet romantic getaway, then our favorite is Negril. Sandals Negril is so quaint and the beach is very beautiful! This is definitely the resort to go to if you are more into spending time with one another and not so much with other people. If we are going to have fun, meet some people or bring friends with us, then our favorite is Sandals Royal Bahamian. The private island is beyond beautiful and made the trip over the top. We also love having the option of a quiet pool and a party pool. There are so many amazing restaurants and things to do at this resort.”
6. What value do you see with Sandals?
“We love that Sandals is truly is all inclusive! There is no hidden fees or anything they don’t tell you about. There is always food and drinks available to you and everything is so good. The resorts are always clean and there is always someone to help you with whatever you need to make your vacation amazing.”
Royalty Event Parties, an established wedding consulting company in San Antonio, is a Sandals Certified Specialist and Weddingmoons Specialist. I’m here to make sure you feel the same way as Cindi and Jack do about your honeymoon or destination wedding! Please contact me to find out more information about Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple. 210-595-9263, firstname.lastname@example.org.