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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A great video by Randy Russell of Couple's Resorts

Randy talks about Couple's Resorts in Jamaica for honeymoons, destination weddings and honeymoon registries!! Worth a watch and DO check our Couple's Resorts for your honeymoon, destination wedding or romantic getaway!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Your Destination Wedding Can Help a Non-profit!



Destination weddings are the fastest growing trend in weddings! There are so many good reasons to choose a destination wedding.

How wonderful would it be to have a fabulous, romanic destination wedding knowing that a percentage of your destination wedding/honeymoon package is donated back to help a non-profit? If this idea appeals to you, check out www.giftoftravel.com!

Gift of Travel and their Travel as as Fundraiser program makes it so easy to plan and book destination weddings! Gift of Travel has partnered with Apple Vacations who can provide wedding couples with a destination wedding expert to book their destination wedding to such wonderful places as Jamaica, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, Hawaii and other fabulous places. Couples can choose one of the non-profits that has partnered with Gift of Travel and 4% of the pre-tax cost of their destinatnion wedding or honeymoon package will be donated to the non-profti. It's a win win for everyone!

Here are 6 more reasons to consider a destination wedding.

They offer a more intimate and personal experience for you, the groom and all your guests. Every detail can be hand crafted and customized to ensure the experience is exactly what you want.

The Experience…That is exactly what a destination wedding is…an experience. One in which your guests get to participate in creating the memories that will stay with you for a life time. They are very much a part of customizing the details!

Destination weddings give people an excuse to splurge and take a vacation. In today’s economic climate most people look forward to having a reason to get away and relax. If having your guests participate and attend your wedding is really important to you then consider their needs when choosing a location. Your dream may be the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, but do consider if the guests you would like to have at your wedding will be able to attend the destination you choose. Keep in mind the costs, the travel expense as well as accommodations.. If children are involved is the location kid friendly or is it all adult? If your destination is international all your guests will need passports. Always give your guests at least 8 months notice to plan for your wedding.

Destination weddings usually cost less and allow more to be spent on you and the guests experience at the wedding.

One of the biggest reasons to consider a destination wedding is the ease of limiting the number of guests attending and cutting your costs. Typically, people don’t expect to get invited to destination weddings. So, that 3rd cousin on your dad’s side of the family that is loud and always embarrasses himself at the family reunion…you can get away with not inviting him by saying you are having a very small group of close family and best friends in an exotic locale.

Many resorts such as Couples, Secrets and Dreams, offer wedding packages to make planning a destination wedding easier. Some basic wedding packages are even free! Resorts often have on site wedding planners to assist you with your destination wedding.