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Don’t let the name “Hard Rock” make you think it’s a heavy metal, wild party, out of control people kind of resort.  It’s just not like that at all.  Hard Rock is all about the experience and the fun you will have with your friends and family.  Yes, they do play music – pop, rock & roll, country, classic rock, and more.  Yes, there is a lot of fun to be had including foam parties, pool games, karaoke, water sports, rock climbing, minigolf, teens and kids clubs, nightclub, golf, spa, etc.

Here are a few things you can expect at Hard Rock:

√  Beautiful Beaches
√  Luxurious rooms with Jacuzzi tubs
√  Plenty of restaurants, bars, snacks and 24 hour room service
√  Entertainment and nightlife including live bands, concerts, shows, and nightclubs
√  Customized weddings or designer collections
√  Complimentary stay for the bride/groom in a Diamond category room*
√  Events such as welcome party, cocktail/reception, and farewell brunch free*
√  Guests will want to return for another vacation
√  Fun times for all with amazing memories!

There is something for everyone at Hard Rock, even for the ones who like peace and quiet, we have that too!

Contact me at Cherie@IslandVows.net for more information on a Hard Rock wedding. You will be in good hands – I am a top Hard Rock wedding agent in North America!

*Complimentary nights and events depend on how many room nights your group achieves.  Minimum of 5 rooms for a group.

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Several of my favorite resorts have now started offering a Shaadi wedding package that includes all of your events.  Contact me for more information at Cherie@IslandVows.net

Resorts included are Secrets Maroma, Dreams Riviera Cancun, Dreams Tulum, and Now Sapphire.  The wedding managers at these resorts have completed training courses and are certified South Asian Wedding Specialists and will ensure the utmost attention and care will be placed on the the cultures and traditions of these wedding parties.  Below is a sample of included events.

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Shaadi Package

Inclusive of 6 events over 3 days for 75 guests

Event 1, Evening 1:

Mehndi Evening (3 hour event)

Included in the evening:

  • Area for bride (and guests if desired) adorned with drapery and pillows
  • Cocktail tables with white linens
  • Delectable passed hors d’oeuvres (choice of 3)
  • Drink station serving non-alcoholic beverages, including a signature drink created by the wedding couple

Event 2, Evening 2:

Welcome Dinner / Sangeet / Garba (4 hour event)

Included in the evening:

  • Intimate stage area with colored draping and seating for two for the wedding couple
  • Appetizer station with a section of three options
  • Sumptuous buffet offering a complete salad bar and three entrée options (choice of variety of cuisine options)
  • Dessert station offering a selection of two scrumptious options
  • Tables with white linens and white linen-covered chairs

Event 3, Day 3:

Baraat

  • A dedicated on-site wedding coordinator will be on hand to help with the organization and direct the processional. The resort has many options available to the groom to make a grand and memorable entrance preceding the wedding ceremony.

Event 4 , Day 3:

Wedding Ceremony (1-1.5 hour event)

Included in the ceremony:

  • Elegant Mandap decorated with colorful backdrop and drapery
  • Choice of pillows or Tiffany style chairs for family members participating in the ceremony
  • Tiffany style chairs for wedding guests
  • Beverage station offering selection of cold water, juice and soda throughout the ceremony
  • Shoe check station provided for ceremonies held on the beach

 

Event 5, Day 3:

Post Wedding Ceremony Lunch (1.5-2 hour event)

Included in the lunch event:

  • Plentiful buffet serving a selection of 3 vegetarian menu options
  • Beverage station offering water, juices and soda
  • Dessert station with choice of two delicious options
  • Tables with white linens and white linen-covered chairs

Event 6, Evening 3:

Dinner Reception (4 hour event)

Included in the dream reception:

  • Intimate stage area with colored draping and seating for two for the wedding couple
  • Tables adorned with choice of colored linens and Tiffany style chairs
  • Delectable buffet complete with full salad bar, 5 vegetarian and 3 non-vegetarian entrée options expertly prepared by gourmet chef specializing in Indian cuisine.
  • Private bar with bartender serving top-shelf spirits, juices, soda and water
  • Dessert station and couple’s choice of Wedding Cake (selection to be provided by wedding coordinator)

Package selling price: $25,999 USD

Like all AMResorts weddings, these resorts offer complete customization options. For additional options, pricing for additional guests or more details on how to save the wedding date contact Cherie@IslandVows.net

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Why you need a Travel Agent for your Destination Wedding

Overwhelmed with information and options on the internet?!  Here are a few reasons you should consider using a travel agent for your vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding.

1.  Personalized Service:  An online travel site is a computer that does not have your best interests in mind. Travel Agents understand what you want and what you value in your travel experience. A good agent will get to know you and your travel wishes and customize a trip to your needs. Aside from the personal service you receive while in the planning stages of your trip, you will have customer service while you’re on your trip too. Your agent is there for you before, during, and after your trip to ensure that you have a good experience and will address any issues along the way.

2.  Advice:  An experienced agent has very likely traveled to the destination and has firsthand knowledge and photos of the resorts that they recommend.  Experienced agents, unlike a web page, are experts in understanding complicated itineraries and travel to other countries.   They also can provide a variety of options based on price, availability, and preferences.

3.  Convenient One Point of Contact:  Agents can handle every aspect of your trip from flights, resort stay, ground transportation, activities, tours, insurance and more.  When guests have questions about the resort, destination, excursion options, travel questions – have them contact me so you don’t have to deal with it.  Brides and grooms have enough to handle, leave the guests to the TA.

4.  Time Savings:  Instead of spending hours checking multiple websites, why not go straight to the source?  A travel agent has all the information at their fingertips, saving you hours of searching.  The internet is a great tool, but many times information provided on online booking sites is inaccurate and photos are edited.

5. Best Value for Your Money:  Agents know where the values are. They have access to discounts and package rates that offer more for your money. They also know which resorts offer perks and comps for honeymoons or wedding groups.  And there are no extra fees to you or your guests.

6. Less Stress:  Planning a vacation, honeymoon, or destination wedding can be stressful. There are so many options and details to worry about.  Agents do the work resulting in less stress for you.  I provide booking updates of who has booked or inquired so you don’t have to keep track.

You may want to book your own travel when you only need a flight or a hotel in the U.S.  You should definitely use a travel agent for trips outside of the U.S., for group travel, a honeymoon, family vacation, or a destination wedding.

Contact Cherie@IslandVows.net to start planning your wedding in paradise!