September 21, 2015 | By VACV |
Irose Gerald, Wedding Manager at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa has helped many couples tie the knot. She shares the ins and outs, tips and tricks of a destination wedding, and the real reason a wedding at Sandals is the best.
How early should I start planning my wedding?
From the moment the other person says yes! It’s fun to have something to look forward to and destination weddings are a lot easier to plan.
How easy is it to customize my ceremony and reception?
It’s very easy to customize everything. We have a wedding planning website that has themed packages with decorations, flowers and reception options. We also have pre-wedding planners who can help you.
Do most people write their own vows?
I’d say about 50%. Many couples stick to the traditional ceremony but have one or two moments that are special to them.
What do most people worry about, but shouldn’t?
Definitely the weather! We have many back up locations throughout the resort. But here in the Caribbean, rain is good luck. A sprinkle of blessings.
What’s the one thing people most often forget?
Music, especially a song for the first dance. But don’t worry, we have a lot of music on hand and reliable Internet service so you can get to your iTunes account.
Can you help organize activities for guests?
Of course. For today’s weddings, a big part of the experience is for friends and families to have fun. It’s their vacation too. Here in Antigua, we have adventurous activities like zip-lining and ATVs, or more low-key catamaran cruises.
Why is a Sandals wedding the best?
It’s unique, seamless and personal. We have the most picturesque locations, with everything included even your honeymoon, at the most romantic destinations throughout the Caribbean.