Sandos Hotels & Resorts is offering two wedding packages with lots of trimmings at its four all-inclusive resorts on Mexico's Riviera Maya.
The Wedding Your Way package is priced at $1,100, and the Wedding of Your Dreams is $1,900. The difference between the two comes down to such items as how many wedding photographs a couple wants, the number of tiers on the cake and whether newlyweds want company at dinner.
Both packages are add-ons to an all-inclusive hotel stay, which ranges from $2,150 for five nights under the Wedding Your Way package to $2,950 for the Wedding of Your Dreams. For seven nights, the rates are $2,570 and $3,370, respectively. Rates are starting rates and vary based on time of travel.
Included in both plans are the services of a judge or minister and a wedding coordinator; pre-wedding paperwork arrangements plus marriage license and certificate (in Spanish); a decorated wedding site (beach or other private location, with guest seating); a bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom; background music during the ceremony or use of the hotel's CD player; sparkling wine for the toast; a free room upgrade, if available; and a welcome amenity.
Unique to Wedding Your Way are a set of 10 wedding photographs; a one-tier wedding cake; breakfast in bed with champagne the morning after the wedding; a dinner for the newlyweds at one of the resort's a la carte restaurants; priority reservations at the restaurants; a 15% spa discount; and a 10% discount on motorized water sports.
Wedding of Your Dreams exclusives include 36 wedding photos, plus the film negatives and an album; a traditional wedding cake; private check-in; preferential room location in the room category booked; decor for the entrance to the wedding ceremony venue; table flower arrangements and a bag of flower petals; guaranteed dinner reservations for the couple and their guests in one of the resort's a la carte restaurants (up to 25 people); and a post-ceremony bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Not included in either package and payable in cash are the costs for blood tests, arranged by the wedding coordinator for $200 per couple; four witnesses at $30 per witness; the judge's transportation to the hotel, $30; and a translation fee of $40.
The couple may bring their own witnesses, two per person. The bride and groom and their witnesses must arrive in the country at least three working days prior to the wedding date.
Sandos properties on the Riviera Maya are Caracol Beach Resort & Spa, Select Club Beach Resort & Spa, Playacar Beach Resort & Spa and Sandos Playacar Riviera Hotel & Spa.
For more information, call (866) 887-5601 or visit www.sandoshotels.com.