Destination I Do
Thursday, August 19, 2010

Have a Free Destination Wedding in the Virgin Islands

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photo courtesy of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Resorts are working harder than ever to set themselves apart and to convince engaged couples to spend their precious vacation dollars at their romantic destinations. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St.Thomas is no exception and has a deal for love birds wanting a destination wedding that is hard to pass up. If you’re on the fence about marrying away, this might be the bargain to make you pack your bags and hit the friendly skies.

Bolongo recently introduced its “Boarding Pass to Romance” package which includes a free Barefoot on the Beach wedding ceremony. The conditions are really quite simple and should be an easy feat for most destination weddings. In order to get the deal, you need to have enough guests to fill five rooms for five nights between October 3 and 9, 2010. The resort is considering extending the package to different dates, so if the October block doesn’t work for you, be sure and check back.

The package is valued at $1600 and includes:

-Wedding coordinator services throughout the planning process and wedding day
-Wedding ceremony with clergy on the beach
-Bottle of toasting champagne with two keepsake flutes
-Bolongo Bay bride and groom t-shirts
-Decorated arch for the ceremony

Fortunately, this isn’t a cut and dry deal. Brides don’t need to worry about getting a cookie-cutter wedding because the resort still offers the option of adding additional components to the complimentary package. For example, walk down the aisle to traditional steel drums or have the resort provide photography and videography services.

If your guests book 5 nights at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in order to attend your wedding, the resort guarantees a good time with a variety of activities. Available options include the “snorkel booze hunt,” sailing, diving and dancing under the Caribbean evening sky. Their Web site offers a Top 10 List of why it is the “most entertaining Caribbean beach resort.”

Room rates for the dates in question start at $169 for the European Plan and $407 for the all-inclusive plan which features cocktails, lobster and filet mignon. Your guests can rest easy because, conveniently, no passport is needed for US citizens visiting the Virgin Islands.

To learn more information about booking a free beach wedding with the “Boarding Pass to Romance” offer call Bolongo Bay’s Romance Director, Lorena Leonard, at 1-800-524-4746. This is the perfect opportunity for couples putting off a wedding because of financial constraints to turn a tropical vacation into a destination wedding you’ll never forget.

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