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Sandals Resorts is providing what it calls “virtually perfect” solutions for destination wedding couples looking to not alter their plans to wed. All couples that book a destination wedding or ReTie the Knot beginning Sept. 15, 2020 through December 31, 2020, will receive a complimentary wedding ceremony live stream service so families and friends can be part of that special day virtually through 2021. Couples can also enjoy a variety of virtual wedding planning tools and celebration ideas with CDC guidelines in mind whether they are looking for an elopement, a mini-mony or micro-wedding.

According to a recent survey from The Knot, 80 percent  of engaged couples are staying closely up to date on the latest CDC guidelines and are thinking about how that might impact their future wedding plans. Because couples are seeking solutions to put off postponing their big day, smaller wedding styles are currently on the rise and planning an intimate destination wedding could be the perfect solution to let the vows go on.

Couples are looking for stress-free, real-time solutions to make wedding planning during a pandemic as seamless as possible. That’s why Sandals is offering a series of options to help couples dream up their perfect wedding celebration. Since the start of the pandemic, couples have had to make some tough decisions, whether that means postponing their large wedding or cutting down on attendance to meet the latest CDC guidelines.

At Sandals, brides and grooms do not have to choose between the two when they book a destination wedding at any one of 18 Sandals and Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean. All couples that book a destination wedding or ReTie the Knot beginning Sept. 15, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020, with plans to wed in 2020 and 2021, will receive a Complimentary Wedding Ceremony Live Stream Service, so families and friends can be part of the ceremony virtually. Sandals also features the following wedding planning tools.

Virtual Wedding Tours: Sandals is offering couples a wedding planning tool for brides and grooms so they can  have 360-degree digital tours through Sandals and Beaches resorts in the Caribbean. These virtual  tours provide an inside look at Sandals’ luxurious suites, beaches and expansive pools to set.

Virtual Wedding Design Experience: Couples can “meet” a Sandals and Beaches wedding planner while being transported virtually to a customizable wedding showroom and explore the décor options available for ceremonies and receptions.

The Ultimate Digital Wedding Planning Tool: Couples can browse through Sandals’ wedding offerings on every island and venue, as well as hair and makeup services for the actual wedding day.

Customizable Celebrations with CDC Guidelines: With new CDC guidelines calling for smaller gatherings of no more than 50, Sandals is determined to turn a couples’ lifetime celebration into something even grander.

Two Lovebirds Elopement: Couples can  elope and be inspired by one of Sandals’ inspirations or dream up the big day from scratch through Sandals Customizable Weddings. Regardless of what couples choose, every wedding is complete with the customizable décor and all the Sandals weddings inclusions—from signature cocktails and breakfast in bed with mimosas to a 5×7 wedding photograph and more.

The Perfect 10 Mini-mony: Couples can invite eight family members or friends to join the party as they exchange vows at any one of Sandals’ Caribbean destinations. They an get married in a picturesque, secluded wedding ceremony location, from open-air and over-the-water chapels to a manicured garden, enjoy an intimate one-hour cocktail reception with sparkling wine, and get an exclusive 15 percent off Red Lane Spa experience for the bride and groom. Plus, those groups booking five double occupancy rooms gives couples the choice of a Bells & Whistles enhancement, adding an extra perk to get that sangria bar guests will love.

Sweetest 50 Micro-wedding: Couples looking to tie the knot with an intimate micro-wedding under 50 guests per the latest CDC guidelines can personalize their celebrations to their liking. All weddings booked with 20 double occupancy rooms or more come with all of Sandals’ complimentary wedding inclusions plus the choice of three Bells & Whistles enhancements, with selections of a welcome cocktail party to kick off the festivities, a Global Gourmet lobster  dinner reception, a rum and game night, or a $1,000 credit towards an Island Routes Catamaran Cruise.

Sequel Celebrations: Even after the wedding and honeymoon, Sandals offers special moments for couples to come back and celebrate. From its anniversary program, which offers a complimentary night stay for couples booked seven nights or more in a Club or Butler suite to celebrating again with friends and family with a free ReTie the Knot mini-mony for a group of five  rooms or more.

Sandals features some of the most unique wedding venues such as its Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapels and oceanfront gazebos, allowing for intimate, open-air ceremonies and celebrations that couples and their wedding party will always remember. In addition, couples can book a Wedding Moon and have their honeymoon begin the second they marry.

Sandals is assuring brides and grooms that the vows must go on by providing these “virtually perfect” solutions for destination wedding couples to consider. To learn more about Sandals’ destination wedding program and the Complimentary Wedding Ceremony Live Stream Service available starting Sept. 15, visit www.sandals.com/weddings. For all terms and conditions, www.sandals.com/disclaimers/wedding-terms-andconditions.