THE BRIDE’S GUIDE 2014/2015
GOGO VACATIONS Your happily ever after starts here… Getting married? Why not make your special event a destination wedding? We know planning a wedding or honeymoon can be confusing and time-consuming, but with the support of an experienced travel agent and the special touches of a personalized wedding package, your planning is almost effortless. Your travel agent offers wedding and honeymoon planning, total vacation packages that include airfare, concierge services to set up your spa and makeup appointments, golf tee times, sightseeing, and much more – all at the lowest price available! Only at your travel agent will you find unrivaled expertise, dedicated personal service, dependability, and access to an extensive array of vacation packages – all backed by GOGO Vacations. Through your travel agent, you can also plan a myTime honeymoon. Stay at any participating property in GOGO Vacations’ myTime program, and your honeymoon is guaranteed to have those special touches. Everything from private check-in areas, welcome gifts, additional resort and spa credits, and other special amenities are included in a myTime honeymoon. Each of these extra inclusions can only be booked through your travel agent. So don’t wait! Kick start your “happily ever after” right now – call your local travel agent and say “I do” to a worry-free destination wedding or honeymoon that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives!
Available only at your Travel Agent!
EXCELLENCE GROUP Unforgettable Weddings a la Unparalleled Excellence Be immersed with romantic euphoria at Excellence Resorts in Playa Mujeres, Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana, and at The Beloved Hotel in Cancun. Indulge in an opulent ceremony by the sunsetâ€™s warm glow or celebrate an elegant vow renewal in a beachside gazebo. Tastefully-appointed amenities and services personalize every wedding, creating an intimate affair that you will never forget. Though Excellence Resorts are all-inclusive and all luxurious, they craft exquisite experiences exclusive to each resort. In Punta Cana, arrive at the wedding gazebo in a horse-drawn carriage, or in Playa Mujeres, exchange vows on a private yacht. In Riviera Maya, celebrate your union on a candlelit terrace under a starry sky. Choose the hotel that harmonizes with your wedding bliss and allow Excellence Group Wedding professionals to tailor one of its three superb packages to fit your unique preferences. If your party stays more than seven nights, you may be eligible for a complimentary wedding package. Talk to your travel agent prior to booking! With unparalleled services and remarkable accommodations, choose Excellence Resorts and The Beloved Hotel to host your unforgettable experience.
Excellence Playa Mujeres, Excellence Riviera Cancun, Excellence Punta Cana
Dominican Republic â€˘ Mexico
GRAND VELAS RESORTS Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare™ With all the glitz and the glamor of a celebrity wedding, Grand Velas in the enchanting Riviera Maya and the serene Riviera Nayarit glisten with extravagance and elegance. Establishing the standard for luxury, Grand Velas remains the only family friendly hotel in the Mexican Caribbean to be named an AAA Five Diamond Award Winner and the only AAA Five Diamond Award Winner in the Mexican Pacific. Awarded the Condé Nast “Most Excellent Spa Hotel” Award and TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for “Best Luxury Hotel in the World,” Grand Velas invites you to experience a truly captivating wedding. The epic beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the harmony of the crystal clear waters against the shimmering sand, and the passion of lush, Mexican gardens, serenade young couples and mature partners. Savor the intoxicating ambiance with Velas Signature Ceremony setup, romantic turndown on wedding night, romantic first sunrise with breakfast in bed, spa credit, private airport transfers, 24-hour Butler service, and the Special Bridal Spa Suite on the wedding day. Add in a cocktail hour and a certificate to return for your first anniversary, and you’ll agree. Nothing compares to a Grand Velas wedding.
Riviera Maya & Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Grand Velas Riviera Maya & Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
MAJESTIC RESORTS Elegant Events without the Exorbitant Expense When bringing your closest friends and family together for an intimate affair, you want a joyous event that will resound in the heart of everyone present, and with 2,500 weddings celebrated each year, Majestic is ready to host it. Majestic Elegance and Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana provide a warm, romantic setting, ideal for the union of two people so deeply woven by love. Beachfront with the sunset setting, in the resort’s magnificent gazebo, or even in the couple’s own suite, the serene union will be one that you and your family will cherish forever. Avoid the incredible price of a wedding back home. Instead, book at least 15 rooms for 7 nights at Majestic Elegance and Majestic Colonial, and you’ll qualify for a free wedding. Why have an ordinary event when you can have an extraordinary one, barefoot on a Punta Cana beach with the ones you love? Consult with your travel agent today and celebrate your wedding at Majestic Resorts!
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana, Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
OCCIDENTAL HOTELS & RESORTS All You Need Is Romance – and Luxury Allow the exclusive Royal Hideaway, the relaxed Occidental Hotels and Resorts, and the family-friendly Allegro Resorts to be the exclusive host of your wedding. With immaculate beaches, Tiffany chairs, Bronze Moroccan style lantern and sprinkled pink tone Rose petals, your event will be the main attraction of Mexico, the Caribbean, or Costa Rica, but without all the fuss of planning. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will meticulously plan your wedding to your specifications. Occidental weddings are more than just a ceremony. They’re experiences with some elaborate packages including special amenities for the couple, such as a couple’s massage, a romantic breakfast in bed, special turn-down service, and unlimited dinner reservations. For added elegance, choose to stay at the Royal Club, a resort within a resort for a premium all-inclusive experience with luxurious suites and exceptional amenities. All you need is love, but this is your special day. You deserve to be pampered, too. Indulge at Occidental Hotels and Resorts.
Mexico • Caribbean • Costa Rica
Royal Hideaway Playacar, Occidental Grand Xcaret, Occidental Grand Aruba
OLYMPUS TOURS Your Honeymoon Begins With Us! Your romantic journey toward eternity begins the moment you step off the plane. With Olympus Tours, you’ll be whisked away to your destination in style in comfortable, leather-seated vehicles with pampering amenities. You’ll receive: Glass of champagne upon arrival • Wet cool towels • A flower for the ladies • Bottled water • Special handicraft •
Indulge. It’s your wedding. Travel in style and elegance with Olympus Tours.
Special myTime services provided by Olympus Tours in Cancun, Riviera Maya & the Dominican Republic
Mexico • Dominican Republic • Panama
PARADISUS RESORTS You Are Exceptional; Here’s Your Moment. Your wedding should be nothing short of exceptional, and at Paradisus Resorts, exceptional moments are their specialty. Their wedding coordinators specialize in making your wedding uniquely yours. Whether it’s a grand celebration or a lovely family affair or just the happy couple, Paradisus Resorts strives to make your wedding romance personified and personalized. Designed to indulge and pamper you, most wedding packages come with special amenities for the newlyweds, like the bride’s hairstyle and make-up application, 15% discount on YHI Spa services, a complimentary room upgrade to the next category, wedding night in-room setup with chilled sparkling wine, Petite Fours, petals on the bed, scented bubble bath, and more. Certain packages are even complimentary with seven-night stays, so check with your travel agent for more details. The highest quality of service and hospitality, Paradisus Resorts will exceed your expectations with impressive amenities, breathtaking settings, and unsurpassed excellence on the most important day of your life.
Mexico • Dominican Republic
Paradisus Cancun, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, Paradisus Punta Cana, Paradisus Palma Real
HYATT ALL-INCLUSIVE The Evolution of All-Inclusive Destination Weddings Experience a new standard at the exquisite Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and Hyatt Zilara Cancun in Mexico. With redefined sophistication and a chic style, Hyatt welcomes families to their Ziva property with five swimming pools, incredible views of the Sea of CortĂŠs, and impressive accommodations. Hyatt Zilara Cancun welcomes adults to their all-suite property with the widest beach in Cancun, beach butlers, and even a romance concierge. Both resorts offer Hyattâ€™s renowned service and engaging activities, a winning combination for every couple. Weddings at Hyatt Zilara Cancun and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos are amazing affairs, crafted with elegance and luxury. Onsite wedding planners design your wedding down to the fine details, each one meticulously crafted to give you the wedding you always desired. For added convenience, Zilara has an onsite magistrate office and justice of the peace. Indulge in a relaxing and enjoyable honeymoon like no other with special touches and attentive services. A rose petal strewn bed, aromatherapy candles, a sweetheart cake, and sparkling wine create a memory that will stay with you for all eternity.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos (Photo)
Cancun & Los Cabos, Mexico
SPA DISCOUNTS & CREDITS
myTime Vacation like a VIP! myTime is a new concept in vacations, providing unique recognition, extra amenities and special touches when traveling â€“ all at no additional cost. Differentiate yourself from other travelers. Select one of our myTime resorts, and experience complimentary extras such as special transfers to the airport, separate check-in/check-out areas, free spa services and spa credits, resort credits and discounts, guaranteed restaurant reservations, and much more. We encourage you to take advantage of all the exclusive benefits myTime has to offer! Amenities vary depending on the destination and the resort. Contact your local travel agent today for a complete list of myTime partners and the exclusive amenities they offer!
Ask about participating partners in Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, USA and Costa Rica.
ARUBA One happy island, for countless happy celebrations! Aruba is the quintessential wedding destination with its sun-kissed days and its sugar white sand, and while the island’s warm temperatures and low humidity are ideal for nuptials, the joyous atmosphere and friendly people make this wedding destination one of the most popular in the Caribbean. If you’ve always dreamed of a beach wedding, Aruba is your perfect paradise. Crystal-clear waters compliment immaculate, powdery sand, and with more than 24 beaches on the island, including the world-renowned Eagle Beach, Aruba invites you to say “I do” in a sublime, tropical setting complete with photo-bombing fofoti trees, a must in every Aruba wedding album. With a relaxing environment and engaging adventures, Aruba coaxes guests again and again with its natural treasures, fine restaurants, and first-class resorts. With more and more guests returning every year, you won’t just make memories that will last a lifetime; you’ll continue making Aruban memories with your loved one throughout your lifetime.
Look no further! Aruba is the destination for your wedding!
ATLANTIS RESORTS Get Married Away! You’ve found the person you want to spend eternity with; now it’s time to celebrate! Elegant and expansive packages accommodate as few as two and as many of 500 of your loved ones, and Atlantis weddings reach beyond the ceremony with luxurious inclusions such as round trip private airport transportation, resort credit, wedding-night champagne and strawberries, and even return night stays. Atlantis offers exclusive, fairytale settings you won’t find at most other resorts. Fantastic waterscapes, spectacular beaches, and even Mayan temples will immerse you in a romantic ambience that transcends the traditional wedding experience. At the new Ocean’s Edge, an indoor pavilion with an event lawn and charming deck, you can say your vows in a quaint chapel setting before adjourning to the beach deck with its spectacular vista. Atlantis also welcomes couples to choose Indian-inspired wedding packages, complete with a set of Jai Malas and thrones, a decorated arch, and a statue of Lord Ganesh. So choose Atlantis, and get married away!
Paradise Island, Bahamas
BARBADOS Introducing the National Wedding Package Imagine saying ‘I do’ in Barbados; your veil undulating in the cool tropical breeze; sweet lifts of jasmine tied into the warm air; gentle swooshes meeting the coastal edge and caressing the rippled sands; dazzling sunbeams illuminating your diaphanous dress – it would certainly be a day you’d remember. We’re pleased to offer the first lucky 100 brides a whole range of incredible extras. The National Wedding Package promises to transform the biggest day of your life into the happiest. 100% complimentary, these fabulous gifts are guaranteed to make your wedding sparkle with Barbados magic. First 100 brides to register receive complimentary: Flights & accommodation, Gift from hotel, Shopping vouchers, Groom boutonniere, Bridal bouquet, Officiant’s fees/Minister’s fees, Transport to Registry Office to obtain marriage license, Witnesses (if required), Bottle of sparkling wine for ceremony, Wedding cake, Decorated wedding area/arch, Recorded music, Bride and Groom free at participating activities and attractions with 10 or more room bookings, Win an anniversary trip back to Barbados
Full T & C’s apply: Travel between 9/1/14 – 12/15/15, subject to any black-out periods by individual hotels. Book between 6/1/14 – 5/31/15. Accommodation only at participating hotels and her free stay does not extend beyond the bridal party/guests. Minimum of 10 rooms booked for a minimum of 4 nights. Available to the first 100 brides across all markets. Brides booking through DMCs and professional wedding consultants are also eligible for package but MUST stay at a participating hotel. The client may upgrade any/all services directly with the service provider, at their own expense. This offer is not combinable with other offers or discounts. Special conditions apply.
BE LIVE HOTELS Be Happy on Your Wedding Day Be Live wants you to be happy on your wedding day. With all-inclusive accommodations, never-ending beaches, and customized ceremonies, you’ll experience a special day surrounded by your closest family and friends. Be Live consultants will help make your dream reception come true with fantastic amenities and spectacular settings. All weddings, including the complimentary “Be Wedding,” include: Private check-in • Welcome gift • King-sized bed guaranteed • Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere • Wedding cake • Sparkling wine toast • 15% discount for the couple in the Be Relax Spa • Breakfast in room the first morning • Turndown service and more! Deluxe packages are available that can turn intimate ceremonies into lavish celebrations without losing that personal touch. Stay for your honeymoon, and savor candlelit dinners, sensual spa treatments, and wonderful days in the Caribbean sun. Forever starts with the words “I do.” Be together as husband and wife for the first time at Be Live.
DREAMS RESORTS & SPAS Where Your Dreams Become Reality You’ve dreamt about this day for years and know if you’ll be barefoot in shimmering sand or dressed to the nines in a wedding gazebo. You’ve decided between the sophisticated and chic weddings of Cabo or the elegant and classy ceremonies of Riviera Maya. Now, it’s time to live the dream, and Dreams Resorts & Spas are honored to make your special day a reality. With breathtaking vistas, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, Dreams Resorts & Spas invites you to create the destination wedding of your dreams in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. Three superior wedding packages give you an abundance of options from wedding cake flavors to the private dinner menus, and our attentive and professional coordinators will take care of all the details. The only worries you’ll have at our Unlimited-Luxury® resorts is when to make your plans to return with free anniversary nights included in every wedding package.
Unlimited-Luxury®. A new and better way to have it all.
HILTON CARIBBEAN Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences in the Caribbean Romance blossoms in the tropical paradise known as the Caribbean. With Hilton’s multiple, lavish resorts, ready to host your wedding, you’ll find marital bliss among white linens, rose petals, and stylish receptions. Start your life together with an elaborate gala or with an intimate ceremony, and with the assistance of our onsite wedding coordinators, your celebration—and your vacation—will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll remember forever. Grand events with panoramic views, exotic locations, and culinary delicacies make Hilton your choice for an exquisite wedding. Select the resort that matches your personality and style, each with comfortable and modern accommodations in historic and culturally rich destinations. Group discounts begin with as few as ten rooms, and most wedding packages start with the following necessary inclusions: Wedding coordinator • Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere • Wedding cake (single tier) • Manicure and pedicure for the bride and groom • First year anniversary free night gift certificate. Private roundtrip transfers for the bride and the groom, house champagne, and a seaside candlelit dinner are available to make your wedding the event of a lifetime.
Barbados • Curacao • Montego Bay • Nassau • Ponce • San Juan • Santo Domingo • Trinidad
HYATT RESORTS IN HAWAII Timeless Memories in a Timeless Destination “Aloha” is much more than a word of greeting; it is a way of life - where warmth and kindness are extended to all and the very reason why Hawaii will forever remain in your heart. Experience the Hawai‘i you have always dreamed of when you begin a lifetime together with Hyatt Resorts in Hawai‘i. Seek sanctuary at a hidden gem perched along crescent-shaped shores; Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort radiates luxury at every turn, inviting you to revel in a unique Hawaiian cultural experience. Discover your own paradise at Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa where lush gardens, pristine pools, and open-air Anara Spa welcome you to unwind in graceful grandeur. Explore the excitement of Oahu steps from renowned waters of Waikiki Beach at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa - the ideal solution for those who want it all. Experience spectacular ocean views at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa where sun filled rooms, oceanfront spa, extravagant luau and endless activities ensure memories you’ll always treasure. Whether it's a wedding celebration of an intimate affair for just the two of you, a more elaborate gathering of friends and family, or a Honeymoon filled with special moments, there's no place to compare to Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii. Ask your travel planner about myHyattHoneymoon special amenities designed just for you.
Maui • Waikiki • Kauai
KARISMA HOTELS & RESORTS Your perfect moments will come to life in the perfect setting We invite you to experience firsthand the award winning service and attention to detail that Karisma Hotels and Resorts are known for, as you embark on a planning journey filled with sophisticated style and special touches. Whether your event will be elegant and understated or a grand beach affair that spans over days, your Gourmet Inclusive® Wedding Event by Karisma will come to life and unfold into the magnificent destination wedding celebration you have always dreamed of. Discover an event that is distinctly you with options that are limitless as you build the destination wedding of your dreams in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. The Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection™ by Karisma is influenced by designers but inspired by brides. It's a perfectly crafted recipe of high end inspiration, chic decor and Signature Accents™. Watch your destination wedding vision come to life while being treated to unparalleled service and a truly gourmet experience in the Riviera Maya.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
LE BLANC SPA RESORT A Song That Will Last a Lifetime Le Blanc is your adult-only, AAA Five Diamond awarded romantic ballad. Allow its story to weave into every aspect of your wedding, harmonizing with special touches and surprise amenities. Allow it to enhance your romance with an impressive pitch, starting with the complimentary wedding package that is available for as little as a four-night stay. Allow it to refresh you with special butler service on the day of your wedding, white Tiffany chairs for the ceremony, a special breakfast in bed the morning after your ceremony, and two Le Blanc Signature bathrobes. The ballad continues for you and your wedding party. Every room comes with Resort Credits, good for spa treatments, golf and more. Guests staying 4 nights receive $750/room. Guests staying 5-8 nights receive $1,500/room. On top of that, the group benefits are your best wedding gift. About $14,000 in value including room upgrades, free nights and more. Like any memorable song, your Le Blanc experience will resonate with you long after your stay is over. Youâ€™ll want to hit replay again and again.
RIU HOTELS & RESORTS Romantic. Refined. Realistic. You want your wedding to be distinctly yours—your colors, flavors, and preferences—but the costs associated with such a production can be overwhelming. RIU Hotels and Resorts understand your needs and developed four wedding packages to fit any budget while still maintaining the splendor of individuality. Each package has deluxe amenities which you can personalize with the help of our expert wedding team, so while others may have said “I do” next to warm turquoise waters on a powdery beach, no one has done it with your style and flair. Each wedding ceremony provides the following amenities: Wedding planner to assist you in your special day • Decoration set up for the ceremony location • Bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere • Music during the ceremony • Semi-private dinner at one of our specialty restaurants • Wedding cake • Sparkling wine (during the main toast only) Other packages include such amenities as discounts at the spa, room upgrades, RIU T-shirts for the bride and groom, pedicures, breakfast in bed, and more! Have your wedding, your way, at RIU Resorts and Hotels.
SECRETS RESORTS & SPAS Sharing the Secrets of Your Heart Now that you’ve found your partner, it’s time to share the innermost secrets of your heart with Secrets Resorts & Spas. Allow our professional and experienced wedding coordinators to discover the romantic paradise you’ve created while waiting for this special day and then craft the wondrous event you’ve always imagined. A cloudless sky, a moonlight ceremony, a beachfront bliss—all can be yours with the stunning backdrop of Mexico and the Caribbean. Secrets wedding coordinators also cater to guests looking to deepen their commitment with a vow renewal ceremony or to relax after their wedding with a honeymoon in paradise. Special dinner reservations, romantic turndown service, and a sparkling wine toast add special touches found in the Secrets Ever After Renewal Package, and fresh fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine, special turndown service, and breakfast in bed with mimosas celebrate the bond forged by love in the Secrets Eternal Honeymoon Package. With Unlimited-Luxury®, Secrets Resorts & Spas welcome you to forever with unforgettable celebrations.
Unlimited-Luxury®. A new and better way for adults to have it all.
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THE BRIDEâ€™S GUIDE 2014/2015