NEW YORK -- WeddingMoons packages at Sandals and Beaches resorts
pay agents 12% on the basic plan as well as on any prepaid options.
The average price for the packages, including accommodations,
ranges between $2,000 and $5,000, according to Karen Blutcher,
wedding supervisor for the resort chain.
Couples booking five nights or longer receive the components of
the basic WeddingMoons package free, including the ceremony; bridal
bouquet and boutonniere; champagne; hors d'oeuvres and wedding
cake; a photograph; dinner for two; continental breakfast the
morning after, and Just Married T-shirts.
For shorter stays, the basic package is priced at $750, not
Items, such as additional floral arrangements and videos, are
Karen Sprung, group spa and fitness director, said spa
treatments can be incorporated into packages at an additional fee
to ease frazzled prenuptial nerves.
On the wedding day, for example, the bride can select hair
styling, makeup and pampering treatments.
The staff also can help the bride to dress and deliver her to
The spa has been a popular site for bridal showers, Sprung
Wedding gift certificates from the spa cover hydrotherapy baths,
massage therapy, facials and body wraps.
Each Sandals and Beaches resort employs an on-site wedding
consultant who can arrange ceremonies in sites as varied as a boat
lined with palm trees or a beach at sunset.
Traditional religious services also can be be arranged.
Ministers are readily available, but services performed by other
clergy, such as rabbis, priests or imams, require additional