TORONTO — Though Sandals Resorts International didn’t invent the all-inclusive concept with its first resort in Jamaica back in 1981, it is largely credited with perfecting it. Since the debut of ...
MONTEGO BAY — Sandals Resorts is going above and beyond for love, with new virtual tools and packages that allow for vows to go on, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
As a leader in romance and destination weddings, Sandals has introduced several new resources for couples in love, including live streaming services for wedding ceremonies, digital wedding planning tools, and customizable wedding celebrations that are both intimate and grand.
According to the company, smaller wedding styles are on the rise , with couples seeking solutions to put off postponing their big day. And with its newly enhanced Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness in place, couples are given added peace of mind both during the planning process and while on site.
Here’s an overview of what’s available to couples:
Wedding Ceremony Live Stream Service
All couples that book a destination wedding or ‘ReTie the Knot’ beginning Sept. 15, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020, with plans to wed in 2020 and 2021, will receive a complimentary Wedding Ceremony Live Stream Service. Available at any of its 18 Sandals and Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean, the service allows families and friends to attend the ceremony – virtually – and not miss out on the festivities.
Wedding Planning Tools
Couples can ‘walk’ through a resort and its sprawling grounds while on a 360-degree digital tour. During these tours, couples can get an inside look at luxury suites, beaches and pools so that they can set the stage for their picture-perfect destination wedding. They can also ‘meet’ a Sandals and Beaches wedding planner and be virtually transported to a customizable wedding showroom where they’ll explore décor options available for ceremonies and receptions. And through Sandals’ Ultimate Digital Wedding Planning Tool, couples can also browse through wedding offerings that range from venues to hair and makeup services.
With new CDC guidelines calling for smaller gatherings of no more than 50 people, Sandals has unveiled several customizable options that are perfect for intimate celebrations. Regardless of what couples choose, every wedding comes complete with gorgeous décor and inclusions, from signature cocktails and breakfast in bed with mimosas, to a 5×7 wedding photograph and more.
Couples can invite eight loved ones to take part in the ‘perfect ten minimony.’ Vows can be exchanged in a secluded wedding ceremony location, like an over-the-water chapel or a beautifully manicured garden, while an intimate one-hour cocktail reception can include sparkling wine and much more. Plus, when booking five double occupancy rooms, couples are given the choice of a Bells & Whistles enhancement.
Those looking for an intimate microwedding under 50 guests can personalize their celebrations to their liking. All weddings booked with 20 double occupancy rooms or more come with all of Sandals’ complimentary wedding inclusions plus the choice of three Bells & Whistles enhancements. These can include a welcome cocktail party, a 5-Sar Global Gourmet lobster dinner reception, a rum and game night, or even a US$1,000 credit towards an Island Routes Catamaran Cruise.
And for couples in search of sequel celebrations, long after their initial vows were made, Sandals has them covered. Options include the popular Anniversary program that includes a complimentary night stay when booking seven nights or more in a Club or Butler suite. Also available is the free ReTie the Knot minimony for groups of five rooms or more.
Sandals is also reminding couples of its unique wedding venues that include Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapels and oceanfront gazebos that allow for open-air ceremonies. Plus, couples can book a WeddingMoon and have their honeymoon start the second they say ‘I do.’
For more information go to https://www.sandals.com/