A lot goes into planning the wedding of your dreams, from booking the perfect venue to selecting decor details that will bring your vision to life. Planning a wedding takes time and thought. It’s one thing to get married close to home, but what if you’re planning a destination wedding? If the thought of long distance planning sounds stressful, keep calm and read on. We promise it doesn’t have to be.
When it comes to destination weddings, our friends at Sandals Resorts have mastered the art of worry-free planning. Sandals Resorts, located throughout the Caribbean including Jamaica, The Bahamas, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua and Saint Lucia, all offer stunning beachfront settings and luxurious accommodations—regardless of which Sandals resort you chose, a custom wedding with stress-free planning awaits you.
Not sure where to begin? First, decide on a location as a couple and then consider venues that fit both of your personalities. Your family and friends will be traveling on your behalf, so don't forget to keep them in mind, too. It's also important to think about your plans for the event as a whole. Are you a wedding party seeking all-night festivities or a group that prefers intimate engagement? Are you more inclined to scuba dive and find adventure or relax on a long stretch of calm beach…or both? Well, at Sandals, you can do it all!
As for planning from afar, each couple is paired with a wedding dream team that will help every step of the way. Sandals’ exclusive Virtual Wedding Planning experience allows convenient collaboration between you and the experts. You’ll also be able to share inspiration and your wildest ideas with your planner through video chats and screen sharing capabilities as often as or as little as you want. After all, your wedding is a big deal, and what’s important to you is priority to Sandals!
Some find comfort in knowing you can plan a Sandals destination wedding first-hand with the experts by your side and tropical beauty surrounding you. There’s no better way to kick-start planning your Caribbean celebration than by doing a “Test Drive Your WeddingMoon ®” experience. Hop on a plane 9-12 months prior to your wedding date, and enjoy three days to experience everything live and in person.
From previewing the venues to cake tasting, you'll be able to take the guesswork out of customizing your details. You can even experience local customs ahead of time and add them into your big day, like a Junkanoo rush in the Bahamas or four-piece calypso band in St. Lucia for live entertainment. Outside of sorting out the ceremony and reception details, you can start to plan some activities ahead of time that your guests will love. Scout a few locations where you can host a welcome dinner and farewell brunch at the resort, or even schedule a beach bonfire or off-shore excursion with Island Routes Adventure Tours. Consider a spa day for the bridal party or a fishing excursion for the groomsmen. During your Test Drive, you can get a taste of it all!
Interested in learning more? Check out Weddingmoon® Test Drive to get started.