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Couples Resorts Raises The Bar With Personalized Weddings


The Jamaican Resorts Capture Attention With Uniquely Customizable and
Upgradable Packages to Fit Any Budget


It’s no secret – today’s brides want personalization all the way. Bride’s Magazine proved that in 2009 with its “New American Wedding” survey, which asked hundreds of couples getting married in 2010 about the topic. Eighty-five percent of couples responded, “We absolutely want our wedding day personalized.” While the all-inclusive industry has made millions off destination wedding package templates, Couples Resorts refuses to follow the pack. All four Jamaica-based properties pride themselves on making sure that a couple’s wedding is “their own” day.

“From sea shells to linen, flowers to location – we let our brides decide it all,” says Randy Russell, Chief Romance Officer® and Senior Vice President at Couples Resorts. “Brides can bring any elements they want from home, at no extra cost, or take advantage of the customizable and upgradable options offered in each of our packages to make the wedding unique. At Couples Resorts, we understand that it’s their day, we feel lucky to just be a part of it.” To ensure every detail of the big day is taken care of, Couples Resorts has a wedding staff of seven people with over 10,000 weddings under their belt. Debbie Hall, the state-side wedding planner for all four Couples Resorts properties, is a bride’s first step in customization.

“The first thing I ask a bride is ‘What is your vision for the day?’” said Hall. “As soon as I know what she’s dreaming of, we work together on their options, making sure that we plan the wedding of her dreams. I then take care of working with the on-resort coordinators to ensure the couple has nothing to worry about once they arrive.” With wedding packages ranging from a private island ceremony at sunset, to a celebration held in a secluded spa hut high in the trees, couples can choose from six different wedding packages, and then customize almost any inclusion. All weddings, including the Couples Resorts complimentary package, come complete with romantic extras a like couples massage at one of the four award-winning spas. Each element of a Couples Resorts wedding package can be molded to fit the bride, and they all include the following:
  • Services of a state-side wedding planner and an on-property wedding coordinator
  • Marriage license and certificate
  • Bride’s bouquet and matching boutonniere
  • Sparkling wine
  • Two-tier wedding cake
  • Choice of multiple ceremony and reception settings
  • Decorations
  • T-shirts for the couple
  • Couples massage
  • Documentation preparation


“Another thing we do to make it easier for brides to book their perfect day, is constantly strive to offer them more tools like the Couples Resorts message board, which allows past and future brides to interact and help one another,” said Randy Russell. “One essential element of the message board is Debbie Hall’s Ms WedTing’s blog, where the expert wedding planner taps into her years of experience by answering questions and providing tips for couples planning a destination wedding. Those following me on facebook also have access to past guests’ photos and videos, which show off all of Couples Resorts amazing wedding options.”

Since Couples Resorts knows that having loved ones at the wedding is an important detail of the perfect day, group specials are offered to wedding parties booking 10 or more rooms. And for friends and family members looking for a gift idea or just wanting to contribute to the wedding, the Couples Resorts’ website features an online honeymoon registry. For more information on weddings at Couples Resorts, visit http://couples.com/weddings/.

About Couples Resorts
Couples Resorts, headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, owns and operates four properties in Jamaica – Couples Tower Isle, formally Couples Ocho Rios, the first-ever couples only all-inclusive resort; Couples Sans Souci; Couples Swept Away; and Couples Negril. Pioneered by the legendary Abe Issa, “father of Jamaican tourism,” each Couples Resort is an unsurpassed model of the all-inclusive concept, boldly designed with local inspiration to create a harmonic sense of nature and authentic Caribbean spirit. For over 32 years, Couples has delighted guests and refined the Caribbean
all-inclusive resort experience by providing unparalleled service, exceptional dining experiences and exclusive added value inclusions.

For further information, call (800) COUPLES or visit www.couples.com.
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