Frequently Asked Sandals Wedding Questions


Can we get married on the beach in the sand?

Of course! We offer several locations at each resort and the beach is always an option. During your consultation, your Wedding Consultant at the resort will show you the possible locations and help you pick the perfect one.

What are the wedding sites on property?

Most of our properties offer a beach, a garden and a gazebo location. The location is the coupleís choice. It can be as private or public as you wish.

What is the flavor of the wedding cake?

You have a choice of vanilla, chocolate or Caribbean fruit.

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. The Dessy Group has designed lightweight dresses perfect for travel exclusively for Sandals.

Does the resort offer a steaming or pressing service for the wedding dress?

There are off property services that will handle the steaming of the dress. Prices are determined on the size, detail and material of the dress.

When do we meet our Wedding Consultant?

You will receive a letter from the Wedding Consultant during check-in informing you of your interview time with your consultant, which typically takes place within the first two days of arrival.

Can we be married in our swimsuits on the beach?

While your wedding attire is entirely your decision, swimsuits & beach wear are not considered acceptable wedding day attire by the Marriage Officers who perform our marriage ceremonies.

Is the wedding a legal marriage, recognized in our state and/or country?

Yes, the marriage is a legally binding marriage. You should inquire with your local government regarding name change procedures, etc.

When will I receive my marriage certificate?

Your marriage certificate will be sent via air courier 8 - 10 weeks after your wedding.

If I purchase from your online shop, will they be sent to the resort where I am staying?

The most convenient way to shop for Accessories is through your Wedding Consultant. She can have the items you purchase ready and waiting for you at your resort. Due to customs requirements anything you purchase online or on your own will need to be shipped to you prior to your wedding and you will be responsible for bringing with you to the resort and also carrying home. While there are items available at the resorts for purchase, it is always best to purchase them with your Wedding Consultant prior to traveling to ensure you have the items you want.

Why are specific occupations required for the bride and groom?

Specific occupations are required in order to process the marriage license, as they will be stated on your marriage certificate.

Do we need to hand carry our documents to the resort?

Original documents are required to be hand carried when going to any of our resorts in the Bahamas, Antigua, Turks & Caicos and St. Lucia. You do not need to hand carry documents to our resorts in Jamaica.

If I am a U.S. Citizen, do I need to have a U.S. Passport to travel to the Caribbean or will my birth certificate or naturalization papers be sufficient?

Effective January 23, 2007, the US Department of State and Homeland Security requires all travelers to and from the Americas, Caribbean, and Bermuda to have a Valid Passport. Non - US citizens should contact the airline regarding the specific entry requirements that apply to their nationality.

Can we bring our own wedding music?

We provide a limited selection of music; however you are more than welcome to bring your own CDís.

Do you offer tuxedo rentals at your resorts?

We do not offer tuxedo rentals on property; however some resorts have contact information for local formalwear providers. Keep in mind, you are traveling to a resort with Caribbean climates and may want to consider a light weight alternative for your groom.

If the wedding is free, why did I receive a bill?

All room reservations will be reviewed 60 days prior to travel. Once your room category is confirmed, all rates will be adjusted.