When Stan and I decided to elope, we began scouring the internet for places we might like to go. As we narrowed it down to a beach wedding in the Caribbean, we started to feel frustrated with the confusion and cost of it all. Other wedding planners I contacted in the Caribbean didn’t seem to really care about us, since we weren’t planning on bringing a crew of guests for a destination wedding, and our budget was small. One day, I stumbled upon the Weddings in Vieques website and we were instantly intrigued by this small island that seemed so romantic and remote. The last thing we wanted was to be at some massive resort amongst thousands of other guests for our special trip, and Vieques fit the bill! It is a beautiful little island that is not built up like other islands, and the beaches are pristine and gorgeous! And the best part is that most of the time it was only us on the beach – amazing!
Sandy has a great “keep it simple” package that is affordable and includes everything that we needed – someone to marry us, a beach to get married on, a marriage license, someone to take pictures, flowers, a cake, and dinner reservations. We contacted her and she immediately scheduled a phone call with us to give us an overview of her services and answer any questions we had. We instantly liked Sandy’s proactive approach, and the fact that she took the time and care to speak with us even though what we needed wasn’t much. She didn’t make us feel any less important or special throughout the entire process. When we arrived on the island, she had a welcome basket waiting for us with champagne, snacks, even sunscreen! It was exactly what we needed after the long trip over from San Francisco.
In the end, we couldn’t have made a better decision going with Vieques as our destination, and Sandy as our wedding planner. She is simply FANTASTIC! We really felt taken care of and the whole process went so smoothly. In addition to the services included with the package, she helped me book a nail appointment and hair & makeup for the big day – which all turned out fabulous – and she was there any time I had a random question like “Sandy, what should I do about getting a tan before we get there?” =) She also knows the island very well and the people and business owners there. So she is an endless resource for activities and restaurant recommendations.
Our wedding was exactly as we had pictured, and there was zero stress on our end with Sandy to take care of all of the details for us. We can’t recommend her services enough!
Thanks for everything, Sandy and the Weddings in Vieques team! You truly made our wedding a dream come true!
Amy & Stan
Amy and Stanley Jones, Married in Vieques May 23, 2011