Sandals Resorts is launching a sweepstakes to give back to the people who protect us every day: the military.
The #SandalsLovesTheMilitary sweepstakes is open to active military personnel from March 2 through May 11. Ten lucky winners will get a Sandals Custom-Designed Wedding at any one of its 16 resorts in the Caribbean. With locations in Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Antigua, and St. Lucia, there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops these couples can choose from. On top of a dream wedding, Sandals is also giving away a five-night stay in the Love Nest Suite.
With weddings alone averaging a whopping $44,000 in 2018, a ceremony and honeymoon for free truly can’t be beat. The sweepstakes is even open to couples who are already married. They can swap the wedding ceremony for a vow renewal and still take advantage of the vacation.
“We know that wedding planning can be daunting, and we know it can be especially daunting for active military personnel who spend a majority of their time keeping us safe,” Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts, said in a press release. “At Sandals, our goal is to make the wedding planning process not just easy, but enjoyable. We’re thrilled to help those who selflessly serve their country design a wedding or vow renewal ceremony they will never forget, and provide them with the luxury vacation they deserve.”
The winning couples will get the Sandals Custom-Designed Wedding experience, which means they won’t have to decide between wedding packages, but actually get to work with a planner to create their dream day. On top of a custom ceremony and reception, the package provides a manicure for the bride, a foot massage for the groom, a wedding photo, garment bag for the wedding dress, a bride and groom signature cocktail, and several more romantic perks.
To enter the sweepstakes, the couple has to follow @SandalsResorts from their public Instagram account, post a photo of the military member in uniform with their partner, and use the #SandalsLovesTheMilitary hashtag. One photo equals one entry and there is a three photo limit for each couple.
The winners will be announced by May 15 in honor of National Military Appreciation Month.