Ask Marsha Ann: Renewal of Vows
Q: “My husband and I want to renew our vows and we have heard great stories about sandals! I’m not sure how to go about all of this … Please help!” – Jamie
A: “Hello Jamie,
Oh, how I love to get questions on renewal of vows! Hold on to your computer screen, this is one of my favorite topics!
Whether your marriage is still in its beginning stage or it has stood the test of times one thing is sure, vow renewals (which we love to call Re-Tie The Knot!) tend to strengthen the bonds of a marriage, re-commitment and the “ooh so lovely” passion.
So, where do you begin? The first thing you want to do is book your stay at either Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts – bring your kids- for your desired amount of time. After you’ve picked the suite of your dreams at one of our many locations you would then book a ReTie the Knot ceremony by calling the wedding department (toll free) and speaking to any one of our dedicated wedding planners or wedding concierges. At WeddingMoons, we surely believe that renewals are an amazing affair which requires the same level of attention to detail as planning a wedding, however perhaps without all the pageantry. We know it can get a little tricky when considering what elements to include and which ones you can do without, so we have tailored a Re-Tie The Knot package which includes:
RETIE THE KNOT HIGHLIGHTS
- Personal pre-travel ReTie the Knot Planner and dedicated ReTie the Knot resort team
- Ceremony musical accompaniment (pre-recorded)
- Celebration cake, bouquet and boutonniere
- 30 minute Delightful Reception with sparkling wine and cold hors d’oeuvres for the ReTie the Knot couple and up to 6 guests (applicable for less than 5 rooms)
- Commemorative certificate
- 35 Minute Massage for the Husband
- Manicure for the Wife
- Keepsake gift
- One (1) 5×7 Honeymoon photograph
- Honeymoon dinner for the ReTie the Knot couple at a resort specialty restaurant with white-glove service and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
- Decorated Honeymoon room
- Mimosa breakfast-in-bed any morning of choice
With this Renewal of Vows package you only need to worry about showing up with your husband with a copy of your marriage certificate (a must have to prove you are already legally married) and saying “I Do” all over again! Shop for a casual beach wedding dress for you and some linen slacks for your groom because you’re ready to book! To do this all you need to do is call your travel agent or 1-877-SANDALS, so that we can get this very exciting journey started. You can also visit the Weddingmoons Renewal of Vows website to book as well! From there you will be connected with your pre-vow renewal planner who will begin fine tuning all the details with you.
Wait! What if you would like all the fuss of a full real wedding with all of the glamour and glory? No worries! You can design your renewal of vows from start to finish just like a full wedding of which you can create with various customizable elements with our online, interactive Wedding designer. Whether your renewal is a private affair with just you and your hubby or a huge group celebration there’s still room for color coordinated table linen and strung lanterns! You can begin to play around with color palettes and different bouquets – perhaps add all the flair you didn’t have the chance to explore at your first wedding.
Now I know you haven’t asked but I am dying to share with you, that the icing on the cake (no pun intended) is the exciting second honeymoon that you immerse yourselves into after you re-tie the knot.
Above and beyond the myriad of options that Sandals resorts has to offer from romantic beach-front settings, unparalleled gourmet restaurants, an array of land and water sports and the list goes on and on – just think about the romance and envision the honeymoon leg of your experience. With everything from an ideal love nest suite, to the fire pit for you to be nestled by, cabanas for two, walks along the beach as the warm Caribbean ocean caresses your feet, watching the exchange of sunset to transition to moonlight, we just want you two to slip into euphoria as you both embark on the next chapter in your lives together!
Congratulations again to you Jamie! We are so eager to hear when you have booked, select your date; time and resort please do let us know.
*Please note however, that the $1500 wedding credit does not apply when using the online wedding planner for a renewal of vows.
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It’s as easy as that! Whether it’s a question about color palettes, venue suggestions or wedding tips and ideas, Ask Marsha-Ann has got you covered!