A new “Worry-Free Weddings” program offered exclusively by Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts, including CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta, is helping couples remove the stress of planning a destination wedding and allowing them to focus more on the “happily ever after.”
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The program, which launched April 1 at the collection of eight breathtaking resorts located throughout the tropics, will play a pivotal role in a couple’s wedding process from the initial planning stages to their time in the destination and post-nuptials, with special offers and incentives for booking a wedding within the Collection. “Worry-Free Weddings” also provides special activities to bring friends and family members closer together and entertained while in the destination.
Specific offerings vary by property, however, key elements of the program include:
Special Booking Offer
o Providing a great added value for couples, a basic wedding ceremony will be offered complimentary when a minimum of 70 premium category room nights are booked. Details may vary by property, Curaçao resort not included.*
o Couples can utilize a handy Nuptial Navigator – a detailed checklist/planning timeline distributed as part of the initial collateral exchange. It will include key planning action items and timelines, as well as important information to help navigate the destination itself, including tips on local customs, currency, time zone, electrical current, what to pack, points of interest, etc. Couples will have everything they need to know in advance of their trip.
Tailored Time Together
o The Collection will help make sure that bringing together different families and friends is a fun experience for all. In line with the rapidly growing ‘honeyteering’ trend of couples volunteering on their honeymoon, Tailored Time Together offers specially designed group excursions, team-building activities and charitable outings in the local community, through Marriott’s signature Spirit to Serve program. The program is designed to leave guests feeling closer than ever before.
No Guy Left Behind
o While the wedding is usually known as the bride’s day, the Collection hasn’t forgotten about the groom! No Guy Left Behind is a dedicated menu of activities designed for the groom and his pals. A range of complimentary and fee services are available, such as cigars, scotch/tequila tastings, flag football on the beach, grooming sessions at the spa/salon and more.
o In addition to the above elements, couples who book their weddings at a resort within the Collection (hotels can be found here) will become eligible for the Newlyweds Forever Package**, a special offer awarding a discount of 20 percent off leisure rates when visiting the same property or another resort in the Collection. Couples have up to one year after their wedding day to book their next vacation.
The Worry-Free Weddings program complements already great offerings for couples planning their nuptials in paradise, including:
Certified Wedding Planners
o Trained, knowledgeable and professional destination wedding experts available at no cost to all brides. Planners provide assistance with everything from centerpieces to event layout.
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Rewards when booking a wedding with Marriott
o Up to 50,000 Marriott Rewards points or 15,000 air miles good for complimentary hotel nights, flights or merchandise.
“Our resorts are located in some of the most romantic destinations in the world, so we wanted to offer a program that creates the ultimate destination wedding,” said Michelle Bozoki, Director of marketing & eCommerce for Caribbean & Latin America Resorts. “We created this program to remove the concerns that traditionally accompany a destination wedding and really make the entire process smooth and exciting for not only the couple, but everyone that is traveling to celebrate their love.”