Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Five Reasons to Get Married in Las Vegas

Ah, Las Vegas. Sin City. Tons of people get married or have their honeymoon in Las Vegas every year. Have you considered being one of them? Here are 5 reasons why - reasons you may not of considered before.

Reason One - Celebrate your last days of being single in Sin City. Las Vegas is a lot of fun. Whatever you are looking for they have. Spend a few nights on the strip before becoming married forever. Get in some time with the girls experiencing the nightlight, gambling, and everything Vegas has to offer.

Reason Two - Get married quick and easy. Vegas gives all couples the change to take the plunge into marriage on a moment's notice. All you need is a valid ID, your social security number and dome cash. You don't need a wedding planner, a DJ, stationery any family.

Reason Three - Get married your own way. In Las Vegas you are free to get married in your own way. Want a wedding of 200, no problem. Would you rather have only 2 guests? That's fine too. Most chapels will offer a variety of packages to choose from. These packages range from simple to grand and everything in between. Vegas is your one stop shop to get married at. Want to get hitched but don't have rings, flowers, witnesses, a dress or tux? Don't worry; you will be able to find it in Las Vegas. Do you want to get married in Vegas and have a big wedding? If so that's fine, your guests will have plenty to do after the ceremony, so you can concentrate on the two of you.

Reason Four - You can honeymoon in the same city you get married in. Most weddings are long. If you think about a typical wedding from the time you start getting ready in the morning until the end of the reception you are talking about one long day. The last thing someone wants to do at the end of this day is to jump on a plane to travel to their next destination - or do it early the next morning. When you get married in Vegas you don't have to! You can honeymoon right there. Vegas offers a lot in terms of nightlife, there is something there for everyone. Don't forget that you can also stay in one of the luxurious hotels on the strip to make your honeymoon truly memorable.

Reason Five - Get Married and Never Go Home.

Almost 2,000,000 people call Las Vegas home. If you want to change more than just your marital status you might consider moving to Las Vegas as well. Las Vegas is the entertainment capitol for a reason; it is a place that you want to live in if entertainment and nightlife is important to you. If you want to be a little further from the action you could live in one of the suburbs of other nearby cities and enjoy going into the city as a trip but choose to live in a less lively but more beautiful atmosphere. Don't just get married in Las Vegas, start your new life. After all, once you set foot in Vegas, you'll never want to leave ever again. Viva, Las Vegas!

Author: Pam Kazmierczak

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Romantic Spa Vacations

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Hershey, Pa.

The street lamps are kisses: oversized replicas of the foil-covered variety. Oh, and - breathe deep - the whole town smells like ... mmm ... chocolate. With its manicured gardens, fountains and reflecting pools, the Hotel Hershey is the delicious center of a romantic resort. Its European-style spa is ground zero for indulgence.
The signature treatment - it's patented, no less - says it all: a whipped cocoa bath. Or say, for instance, that you or your partner has been less than delectable lately; you can book a chocolate fondue wrap for two. It consists of body-brushing, applications of warmed moor mud with cocoa essence, and Vichy shower rinses. VoilĂ  - sweeties again!To commemorate 2007 - the 100th anniversary of the Kiss - the spa introduced a new Cocoa Facial during which you're actually encouraged to eat dark chocolate: mercifully busting the myth that chocolate is bad for the skin.
The spa's locale is provincial, but the ambiance and treatments are disarmingly exotic. A Moroccan-inspired lounge evokes the interior of a harem tent. The Noche Azul soak (a calming bath containing Cuba's national flower, "la mariposa blanca," or white butterfly jasmine) and the mojito sugar scrub (an exfoliating tropical body experience), transport couples, if only in spirit, to the forbidden paradise of Cuba.
Also, take a trip into town and visit Hershey's Chocolate World!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Take the Plunge! Get married on a cruise Ship!

For those looking for a little something different in a wedding, getting married on a cruise often seems like a good idea. It is, but there are some things you need to know.

There is little doubt that getting married is simultaneously the greatest and most stressful event most couples will embark on. More and more these days, couples are looking for options that present less stress. One such option is wrapping all of the marriage festivities in one package. In this case, we are talking about tying the knot on a cruise.

One of the first things you'll have to decide is whether you want to get married on board the ship or at a port. Not all cruise lines offer weddings on board. In fact, most of them recommend that you get married at port in your home country.

Holland America cruise ships do allow you to get married on the ship. Most of the individual ships do have wedding chapels on board, but you must get married while the ship is docked at its port of origin. It is just one of those legal things. Celebrity cruises also offer many different wedding packages, but you may not get married at sea. Again, you must choose one of the designated ports of call for your wedding ceremony location.

The only cruise line that allows you to actually get married while on the ship at sea is the Princess cruise line. The captains aboard these ships are legally permitted to perform weddings under the legal authority of Bermuda, the port of origin for the cruise line. Any of the major cruise lines, however, would be happy to help you arrange a wedding that revolves around your cruise, and most of the cruise ship companies offer wedding planners at the various ports they land at.

The most popular option is just to get married on land and spend the rest of the time at sea. One way to be sure you'll be able to afford this sort of option is to set up a cruise registry. This is similar to a gift registry, except wedding guests put money into a special account just for your cruise, instead of buying gifts. This way, the cost of your trip can be greatly reduced – perfect for the couple that would rather have a trip than household appliances.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Honeymoon Destinations in the United States

Staying inside the United States is perfect for those just-marrieds, short on time and money and for those with a dislike for airline food who want to splurge on the royal treatment. Start your domestic life with a domestic honeymoon trip, where passports and immunization shots are unnecessary and the scenery seems both familiar and unreal.

San Francisco is one of the most romantic cities in the world located in Northern California. Full of such recognizable icons as cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street, the “crookedest street in the world,” San Francisco is more of a collage than city, where you must breath in the entire area to truly experience its unique splendor.

If your looking for more sophisticated, try Napa Valley. Napa Valley offers the best ingredients for romance—lush, rolling hills, secluded B&Bs, world-class spas and wineries to tour and toast your new union. Known as Wine Country, Napa is the worlds most densely concentrated wine region with 270 wineries along a 28-mile stretch of breathtaking scenery, offering everything you’ll need for a honeymoon vacation to savor.

Las Vegas is a great place to elope, but also a wonderful honeymoon haven for the couple that wants to cruise the strip, place their bets and catch a show. Check out the new, extravagant resort casinos like the Bellagio, the Venetian and Mandalay Bay, where you can soak up the sun during the day, shop and gamble all night long!

Romance and paradise go hand-in-hand for couples in Hawaii. Start with a moonlit walk on the beach where only palm trees hear your whispers. Enjoy clear ocean views from the balcony of your suite and leisurely horseback rides in the surf. Hawaii is the number one dream destination for honeymoons in the world. Anytime of the year is a perfect time for a romantic honeymoon in Hawaii.

If interested in a Honeymoon Destination in the United States, call Travel Leaders of Fargo at 1-800-999-3688

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Why a Destination Wedding?
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially among those who enjoy traveling. In the United States there are 360,000 destination weddings or more per year, with a prediction of a 20 percent increase in the next 15 years. Couples who choose a destination wedding generally do so because of the following reasons:

* The couple wants to do something different and personal.
* The couple is paying for the wedding themselves and would like to save money.
* Many resorts and destination wedding locations offer lower rates to destination wedding groups.
* Couples will spend on average 41% less on a destination wedding compared to a traditional wedding in their hometown.
* Wedding packages can be customized and can be all-inclusive.
* When engaged couples are from different areas of the country it becomes difficult to decide where to hold a wedding.
* With destination weddings, both families are in neutral territory. Everyone has to travel and is therefore on common ground.
* The couple desires a carefree event.
* The couple is renewing vows or are getting married for a second time.
* All attendees have the opportunity to spend quality time together, while taking a vacation.

“A destination wedding is a great way to get your closest family and friends together and minimize the usual stress of a traditional wedding. With the help of your travel agent and wedding coordinator at a resort of your choice, not only will you spend less than you would on a traditional wedding, you will have the beauty of your chosen destination for your wedding photos, plenty of activities or relaxation for yourself and guests, and a honeymoon all in one!”

Katie, Travel Leaders Fargo Wedding Destination Specialist

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hawaii - Romance in the Islands of Aloha

As one of the oldest languages, Hawaiian is a beautiful, flowing collection of words and phrases that captures the natural beauty of the islands with melody, hidden meanings and wonderful mysteries. A special language is needed to describe Hawaii, for Webster's words cannot adequately portray the palm trees on the coast of Oahu backlit and ablaze by the setting sun, let alone the endless black sand beaches of Kalapana, the dominant rainforests across the Big Island or the cascading waterfalls that prance over Molokai's volcanic rocks.

Yet the Hawaiian language contains no word for romance. While some say Eskimos have over 20 words for snow, Hawaiians should have over a hundred words for romance considering the islands' idyllic surroundings, luxurious hotels, celebrated restaurants and relaxing spas. Even without the definitive word, Hawaii stands alone as the tropical beacon of romance, dedicated to the secrets and songs that stir the heart.

Romance and paradise go hand-in-hand for couples in Hawaii, defined by moonlit walks on the beach where only palm trees hear your whispers, clear ocean views from the balcony of your suite and leisurely horseback rides in the surf. The Islands of Aloha add a special backdrop that is simply unavailable anywhere else.

Small wonder that Hawaii is the number one dream destination for honeymoons in the world. It comes down to timing, for any time of the year is perfect for a romantic visit according to knowledgeable travel agents. Well versed in the ways of aloha, travel agents combine experience in finding the best air and hotel rates with extensive knowledge of the islands to give you peace of mind long before you set foot in paradise.

Peace of mind is important to newlyweds, for some weddings can be as stressful as they are joyous. Nothing relieves wedding stress more than the melodious rush of the warm Pacific waters surging around your ankles as your feet delightfully sink into the moist white sand. Nothing is more relaxing than lying in an over-sized hammock steps away from your bungalow, waiting for the sun to slide below a crisp horizon. Hawaii is as therapeutic as it is romantic.
Contact one of Travel Leaders destination wedding specialist's today!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Carribean Honeymoon Destinations: Romance in the Islands of Paradise

The water is a color you never knew existed. The white and pink sand squeaks beneath your bare feet as you walk along the beach. The sun warms you to the bone as you sip a wondrous concoction of rum, juice and spices.

This is your honeymoon in the Caribbean, where hundreds of islands rise from the clear waters to create the ideal honeymoon destination. Each island offers a unique flavor and its own recipe for tropical perfection. All-inclusive honeymoon packages are available to each of these destinations.