The Real Truth on a Sandals Free Wedding

In January 2023, Wedding Pioneer began offering dedicated reviews of Sandals Resorts for your tropical wedding or honeymoon.

Our in-depth articles include the 9 Best Sandals Resorts for Destination Weddings, where I discussed the Sandals Free Wedding program.

Although the free wedding concept was popular, many of our couples were concerned about there being a “catch” or some hidden charges.

To be even more transparent, Sandals has redesigned its Weddings & Celebrations page significantly, so you can know for sure what’s included, what’s an add-on, and the specific features and costs of a Sandals destination wedding from wherever you are right now!

Your Wedding and Honeymoon at Sandals Luxury-Included Resorts

Considering that the national average for wedding budgets in 2023 was $29,000, planning a destination wedding can still offer you savings and convenience in a tropical location—and that’s what we’re talking about today!

SANDALS All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Packages

Experience the epitome of stress-free romance with Sandals All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Packages. From breathtaking venues to top-notch services, Sandals ensures your dream wedding becomes a seamless reality, leaving you to savor every moment.

You can now find detailed information on Sandals for five crucial areas of wedding planning:

1. How much does a destination wedding cost at Sandals

Sandals took the free wedding concept and developed four unique destination wedding packages to suit any couple looking to marry in the Caribbean.

destination wedding in the chapel at Sandals

Suppose you’re planning a group destination wedding. In that case, you can now see specific cost guidelines in wedding packages for smaller groups of up to 50 people and larger groups of up to 140 people—we’ve got full details and links below!

Your wedding and honeymoon cost depends on which Sandals resort you choose and the category of accommodation you select. Click Sandals Resorts to view all destinations, and use the filter feature to narrow down your ideal choices.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: The “Sweetheart” wedding package is complimentary for wedding couples who stay for seven nights or more in a Club or Butler category suite at Sandals. Please check specific terms and conditions.

2. Customizing your Sandals wedding

Custom Sandals wedding inspired by enchanting sands

The real truth is that many couples want to customize their destination wedding or elopement, and Sandals has always been upfront with inspirations and venues available at an additional cost.

wedding chapel at Sandals

I also love how Sandals has now included Real Wedding Stories for couples planning a Sandals wedding.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Download the info-packed Sandals Wedding Guide for free!

3. How to contact a Sandals Wedding Planner

One of my favorite features Sandals offers is their 5 Simple Steps to planning your destination wedding.

Clicking that link lets you get inspired, select a wedding package, explore wedding venues, confirm marriage requirements, and contact a Sandals wedding planner!

For more information at any stage of your wedding planning process, feel free to contact a Sandals representative at:

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Our wedding couples recommend the social media group Sandals Resorts Weddings (request access) for honest advice and useful tips from other people who’ve been there!

4. Wedding and Celebration Offers

wedding ceremony arch at Sandals

Keep the Wedding Offers link handy to save money on your Sandals wedding and honeymoon.

Our favorite promotion is Test Drive Your Wedding, starting at $275 per couple per night for stays up to three nights… this offer is as good as it sounds!

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Check out the newest Sandals resort in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines offering grand opening savings for stays beginning in March 2024.

5. Answers to your Wedding FAQs

outdoor wedding venue at Sandals

The Sandals Wedding FAQ link should be your go-to for destination wedding planning, and remember there’s a live chat feature on the Sandals website in the bottom right-hand corner of the page (click on the text bubble with three dots to access a Sandals rep in real-time).

We also have a section at the end of this article to simplify your booking experience, so check that out!

How Much Does a Destination Wedding Cost at Sandals

wedding table decoration and table setting at Sandals

Sandals now makes it easier to choose a wedding package based on your wedding style, venue, and number of guests.

Remember that accommodations are not included in these wedding package prices, and other wedding customizations (add-ons) may include decor items, a curated menu, entertainment, and enhanced video or photography services.

But also remember to check the details under each package for full inclusions, credits, and room comps that can offer you additional, significant savings!

outdoor wedding ceremony on the beach at the Sandals hotel with a floral arch and white benches for guests

Here’s what to know to get you started:

  • The “Two Lovebirds” wedding package is ideal for elopements and micro-weddings at any Sandals resort and is priced at $1,300.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Trip: Our favorite elopement destination is Sandals Ochi.

  • The “Sweetheart” wedding package is designed for small groups of up to ten people, including the wedding couple, priced at $1,000.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: This package is available at all Sandals resorts, and it would be fantastic at Sandals Negril.

  • The “Bliss” wedding package caters to a destination wedding group at any Sandals resort. The cost is $2,500 for up to 20 people, $3,400 for up to 40 people, and $3,850 for up to 50 people.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Royal Bahamian are great locations for medium-sized destination wedding groups.

  • The “Epic” wedding package features the most “bang for your buck” for large wedding groups at any Sandals resort. The cost is $7,600 for up to 70 people, $10,120 for up to 98 people, and $13,900 for up to 140 people.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals in Saint Lucia offers an exchange program for you to enjoy three Sandals resorts for the price of one! Check out our review of Sandals Grande vs Regency La Toc.

Sandals Wedding FAQs

In addition to the Wedding FAQ section, you will find lots of handy information on the Sandals website to help plan your big day in paradise.

Decorative arch and chairs for a wedding ceremony on the beach at the Sandals hotel

The Sandals blog always offers great information, and I think you’ll enjoy this Wedding Q&A article featuring Marsha-Ann Brown—she’s the Sandals Director of Weddings and Romance!

This Sandals FAQ section will answer travel questions that you and your guests have on what’s included and not included in their trip, travel information, resort information, dress codes, and even a vacation installment payment plan.

Sandals offers a Check In Online and Book Optional Extras feature for added convenience.

Finally, a question we get asked quite often—since Sandals are traditionally couples-only resorts, what can you do about single guests or kids under 18?

It’s a great question, and we’ve got your answer!

Adult guests (over 18) may be paired in a double room, and children may be permitted to attend your wedding ceremony without staying at the resort—although the best idea is to discuss this in advance with your Sandals wedding planner.

Your Sandals wedding planner will request approval from the General Manager of the Sandals resort where you will get married. There are time limits for kids to be onsite at any Sandals resorts, pending approval.

If you’d prefer a destination wedding resort with an all-ages policy, check out the Wedding Planning section at Beaches Resorts!

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