Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the parent company of both Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, has announced the launch of "Aisle to Isle", a new destination wedding experience.
According to SRI Director of Romance Marsha-Ann Brown, "Aisle to Isle" was designed in response to a proprietary study by the company that revealed that millennial brides and grooms seek inspiration and information above all else when planning their wedding.
With eight, all new décor inspirations, enhanced options for food and beverage and new ceremony and reception venues, "Aisle to Isle" was created to give couples more choice.
SRI has created eight new inspirations influenced by the tropics, gardens, romance, passion, the islands, sophistication, nature and sand and sea. Each option offers suggestions for brides and grooms to plan their wedding from tabletop, floral accompaniment and setting, to runners, chair selection, altar and more.
Along with the beach, garden and gazebo locations, new ceremony and reception venues will be available as part of the "Aisle to Isle" launch, including off-site locations for exclusive photo shoots like a newly renovated chapel at Sandals Montego Bay; the first-ever over-the-water chapels in the Caribbean, located in Saint Lucia and Jamaica; and the chance to elevate a beach or garden wedding with a twilight-timed nuptial and unity sand ceremony.
Multi-day Destination Weddings
“Many of our brides report they are choosing destination weddings because they turn a traditional five-hour celebration to a days’ long affair. More time with family and friends is important to these couples,” says Marsha-Ann Brown.
Sandals is now helping to plan these extended weddings by offering customers their own “wedding entourage,” a team of experts who will assist with resort selection, venue scheduling, on-site logistics, and other details throughout the wedding stay and honeymoon. The team will also have suggestions for welcome celebrations, spa days, groomsmen outings and other activities.
Plus, the more guests that join the celebration with booked rooms, the more tangible rewards couples will earn. Couples that have 12 booked guest rooms can choose from perks $1,000 towards a private catamaran cruise, a complimentary room upgrade, a two-minute wedding trailer video, and more.
Value and Convenience
“Nearly all brides and grooms we surveyed reported the importance of convenience and value in alleviating stress associated with wedding planning decisions,” Brown said.
All weddings at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, no matter the size, include a one-hour cocktail reception, bride and groom signature cocktail, a pre-travel surprise gift, the “Wedding Entourage” of expert planners, white Chivari chairs, manicure, 30-minute foot massage, personalized wedding website, personalized gift registry, honeymoon dinner, breakfast in bed and 1 5x7” wedding photograph.
Wedding couples will also receive gift credits valued at $1,500 if they stay six nights or longer; and any couple staying three or more nights may opt for a Mokara orchid-inspired free wedding design that includes Mokara bouquet, boutonniere and two-tiered cake with Mokara orchid topper.
Documenting the Experience
From destination-inspired wedding websites with RSVP capabilities, to customizable stationary, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts Weddings offers different ways to remember the wedding experience.
The new "Aisle to Isle" program has also expanded its photo and video resources. Couples can now choose from several new photo and video packages including drone capture, a wedding day photo booth, and island photography tours to some of the Caribbean’s most iconic locations. Guests can also elect to bring their own choice photographer.
For more information, visit www.sandals.com/weddings/locations.