Frequently Asked QuestionsAbout weddings at sandals
What are the wedding sites on property?
Most of our resorts offer beach, garden and gazebo locations. The location can be chosen during the planning process, please consult with your wedding planner for full details. Visit our website www.sandals.co.uk/weddings/venues/ to view samples of our wedding locations.
Is my wedding legal in the country where I reside?
Yes, the marriage is a legally binding marriage. You should inquire with your local government regarding name change procedures, etc.
What flavours are available for the wedding cake?
You have a choice of vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, Caribbean fruit, carrot or brownie.
Can I get married at a different resort than where I am staying?
It is required that you get married at the same resort where you are staying. The only exception is when using the chapel at Sandals Montego Bay, which you can use if you are a guest at Sandals Royal Caribbean or Sandals Inn.
When will I receive my marriage certificate?
Your marriage certificate will be sent by the following, depending on the island, Jamaica: 6‐8 weeks, Antigua: 4‐6 weeks, Bahamas: 8‐10 weeks, Saint Lucia: 6-8 weeks, Grenada 2-3 weeks, Barbados 2-4 weeks.
Is there a fee for the use of a personal wedding planner?
In line with our Luxury Included® philosophy, every couple has their own personal Wedding Entourage, including a wedding planning team, as part of the complimentary wedding inclusions.
What is the best way to travel with a wedding dress?
Any arrangement for transportation of a wedding dress should be discussed directly with your airline carrier.
What are the different types of ceremonies I can choose from for my wedding?
A non-denominational minister presides over our wedding ceremonies, but if you wish to inquire about having a non-religious ceremony or religious ceremony (an additional cost may apply) please consult with your wedding planner.
Is there Tuxedo rental available in the island?
Unfortunately, we do not offer tuxedo rentals on resort; however, some resorts have contact information for local formal wear providers (varies by island). Keep in mind, due to the Caribbean climate, you may want to consider a lightweight alternative for the groom.
Are there any special inclusions for weddings with a group of rooms?
Sandals offers a number of exclusive Bells and Whistles for wedding parties that book five rooms or more. Please contact our Groups Department at 1-800-327-1991 Ext. 46172 or visit our inclusions section to view more information.
Who will assist me with my wedding once I arrive?
The Wedding Event Managers will be excited to meet you and will be instrumental in making your dream day a reality.
Can I bring down my own wedding décor items and favors?
Yes you can; however, we do not recommend bringing this as there are custom laws that will require you to pay taxes and duties on these items or they might be confiscated if they are deemed commercial goods. If you decide to take items down with you, please note there is an applicable set-up fee. Please speak with your wedding planner for full details.
Can I mail the government fee?
All fees can be mailed as long as the wedding confirmation number is placed with payment. Keep in mind that 50% of the fee must be received 7 days from the date you booked the wedding to avoid booking cancellation and the entire balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. Government fees are not included: US$95 for weddings in Jamaica, US$288 for weddings in Antigua, US$310 for weddings in the Bahamas, US$270 for weddings in Saint Lucia, US$180 in Grenada and US$325 in Barbados.
Are medical or blood tests required to get married?
No, the islands of Jamaica, Antigua, Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Grenada and Barbados do not require a medical or blood test to be performed.
When do I finalize my wedding details?
Details should be finalized 60 days prior to arrival; your Wedding Planner will guide you through this process.