Do you ever receive a wedding invitation--and immediately wonder what on earth to get the couple that already has everything? According to a recent study by the Condé Nast Bridal Group, today's brides and grooms are getting married later in life--and already have many of the basics traditionally given to new brides and grooms.
Here's a solution: Marriott's new Honeymoon
Gift Registry. Couples receive the gift of exciting new experiences,
versus something new for the home. For example, rather than registering
for a cocktail glass set, couples can opt for spa services such as the
Cocktail Wrap at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand.
"Ninety-four percent of engaged couples plan to go
on a honeymoon and 92 percent plan to go on that excursion right after
their wedding, which indicates that honeymoons are on top of their priority
list," said Elizabeth Lluch of WeddingSolutions.com, who has partnered
with Marriott. "In addition, our research has shown that in recent
years, more couples are paying for their own honeymoons, which makes this
registry the ideal option for savvy brides and grooms-to-be.
How it Works:
1. Participating couples start by registering for a number of romantic "honeymoon items," ranging from hotel accommodations and spa services to robes, wine-with-dinner and rounds of golf.
2. Wedding guests can then purchase items from the registry,
and the gift values are accrued to one card reflecting the total value
for all items purchased from their registry.
3. The card accumulates value continually as additional gifts are added.
4. Couples can redeem the card at approximately 2,700 Marriott
hotels or resorts across nine brands, including Marriott, JW Marriott,
Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn,
SpringHill Suites and Marriott Vacation Club International.
There is no registration fee for signing up with the Marriott
Honeymoon Gift Registry and no fees or surcharges are charged to gift
givers. Because it does not expire, the card can be used during the honeymoon
or for multiple vacations, keeping the number of gift options open until
the card's balance is used in its entirety.
"Whether couples marry early or later in life, they
all want a dream honeymoon," said Leigh Anne Ambrose, director of
Marriott's GiftCard Marketing. "With the Marriott Honeymoon Gift
Registry, wedding guests can give bridal couples a unique present and
memories that they'll cherish for years to come."
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