Friday, August 26, 2011

Freebie Friday: Free Caribbean Weddings (Kinda)

Would you take a longer honeymoon to get a free wedding ceremony? Sandals Resorts is hoping that "I would" will translate into a lot of "I Do's". Its offering a free wedding ceremony, its "Beautiful Beginnings" package, to those guests who stay six nights or longer in a "Concierge" level room (or higher).

The package, with accoutrements designed in partnership with wedding guru Martha Stewart, includes a two-tiered cake, the venue, the services of a wedding consultant and officiant, paperwork for the wedding, one photo, sparkling wine and hors d'oerves for the couple and up to two guests after the ceremony, an additional special dinner for two later in the honeymoon, a bouquet for the bride and boutonierre for the groom.

Obviously, this isn't the package for couples hoping to have a big blowout wedding with many guests. But if your plan is to elope effortlessly with your honey, well, this one could do the trick.

The offer is being listed as good for a "limited amount of time" which usually means through hurricane season (my guess: through December 15). For more details, head to the Sandal's website

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paula,

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