Your Holiday Season Elopement

From Christmas to New Years Eve, what better time for shopping, meeting family and friends, exchanging gifts, and . . . getting married. When you think about it, what better time during this “season of giving” than to share the most important gift of all — your marriage. And yes, the holiday season is an ideal time to elope.

The holiday season elope is popular for many reasons:

– Your marriage is one of the greatest gifts that you can give and share;
– Elopement destinations are specially decorated and offer more picture opportunities;
– The holiday festivities and goodwill of others add to the romance of your wedding; and
– Combine your elope wedding with a winter sport honeymoon — a ski vacation, for example.

Picking the Perfect Gift

Picking the perfect gift during the holidays is one of life’s most difficult chores. You want your gift to be: romantic; heart-felt; represent an important part of me; valuable; and most of all — forever. It is difficult to think of a more priceless gift than the gift of love and support of each other throughout time.

The Most Festive Season

During the holiday season, all the travel destinations are decorating their establishments with festive Christmas trees, garlands made of evergreens, wreaths with poinsettia, gift-wrapped packages, twinkling lights, ornamental holiday characters figurines, fancy red and gold ribbons, the crackle of wood in a burning fireplace, and much more. Imagine the wonderful wedding picture opportunities these festive holiday decorations will offer. And in addition to the decorations, many destinations will also be offering holiday feasts and menu specials to celebrate the holidays — and of course your wedding, also.

Beware though, the holiday season is also the most popular travel time and some destinations may be crowded. Always call ahead and speak to the manager about your ideas and plans. In most cases, early reservations will be the safest. On the other hand, brides tend to be lucky and your destination may be able to accommodate you on short notice. Either way, call ahead for details.

Romance in the snow

A holiday season elopement is also a great opportunity to travel to a wintry location and enjoy a winter sport honeymoon. There are a multitude of travel destinations that offer every kind of winter sport and activity imaginable: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing and sledding, sleigh riding, ice skating and much more. Add a few extra days to your elopement and enjoy the outdoor winter activities. The most important thing is to remember to bring warm outdoor wear; you can easily rent sport equipment everywhere. And if you don’t know how to ski or snowboard — professional lessons will have you schussing and gliding like a pro in a few hours.

Hudson Valley Ceremonies Free Honeymoon Service

Where to go on your Honeymoon can be a very exciting decision and a very stressful decision. Why? There are so many places in the world to go on a honeymoon and so many price ranges. Don’t worry we are here to help.

At Hudson Valley Ceremonies we have been planning honeymoons for over 10 years. Our main goal is that you have a great time at the budget you can afford. That is why our honeymoon service is free! This includes a honeymoon registry and first class service. No need to call a 1-800 service, speak to the same agent every time.

Plus we provide you with a $100 gift certificate to be used for your wedding with one of our many services or any products we offer. Plus receive all invitations, favors and accessories at 50% off the retail price.

Questions? Call or email us.

Free Honeymoon Service!

Where to go on your Honeymoon can be a very exciting decision and a very stressful decision. Why? There are so many places in the world to go on a honeymoon and so many price ranges. Don’t worry we are here to help.

At Hudson Valley Ceremonies we have been planning honeymoons for over 10 years. Our main goal is that you have a great time at the budget you can afford. That is why our honeymoon service is free! This includes a honeymoon registry and first class service. No need to call a 1-800 service, speak to the same agent every time.

Plus we provide you with a $100 gift certificate to be used for your honeymoon, one of our many services or any products we offer. Plus receive all invitations, favors and accessories at 50% off the retail price.

Questions? Please call or email us.

Please join us and visit our booth at the Winter 2011 Bridal and Fashion Show

Please join us and visit our booth at the Winter 2011 Bridal & Fashion Show, sponsored by the Southern Dutchess News Group

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Advertised on HudsonValleyWeddings.com
Hosted at the Dutchess Manor
Sunday, Jan. 30 from 12 Noon – 4 p.m.

Plenty of appetizers and door prizes

Fashion Spectacular, plus demos on exercise, hair & makeup and ballroom dancing

Pre-register now by sending an email to sdnbridalexpo@yahoo.com and receive an article on Bridal Show Tips from hudsonvalleyweddings.com.

Please do not respond to this E-mail to pre-register.

 

Free Wedding Workbook & Website

FREE Wedding Planning Workbook & Wedding Website

At Hudson Valley Ceremonies we have will create a
wedding planning website just for our couples.

Here are some of the great features that are available on
your personal website:

Guest List
Task Calendar
Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
Seating Arrangements
Engagement Activities
Bridesmaid’s Luncheon
Bridal Shower
Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
Post-Wedding Activities
Honeymoon
RSVPs
Gifts and Thank Yous
Costs and Payments
Vendors and Contacts
Out of Town Guests
Gift Registry
Create and Collect Notes Electronically
Organize Notes into your own Categories
Attach images and Links to Notes
Share Notes with Family and Friends
Maintain a Master Email List for your Wedding
Create Customized Lists
Send Email in Bulk
Works with your Existing Email Address
and so much more!!

Contact us today for a free workbook and website

Hudson Valley Ceremonies      845-266-6076

info@hudsonvalleyceremonies.com

10 Big Mistakes Brides Make On Their Wedding Day

1.  Timeline – so many brides either don’t make a timeline for the day of their wedding or they create one that doesn’t work.  the number one thing to remember is to put time buffers in your timeline.  For example, if it takes 15 minutes to drive to the church give your self 25 minutes.  If you really think it is going to take 1 hour for photos and you have 16 people in the wedding party, give yourself 1 1/2 hours.  This way when you are over on time, you can say, “it’s ok!”

2.  Shoes – wear them, wear them, wear them.  Make sure you start one month before the wedding wearing your shoes for 20 minutes at a time 2-3 times per week.  Walk outside, inside, on wood floors, carpeting, stairs, etc.  Your feet will love you at the end of the night.

3.  DIY – Please do some DIY projects, it is what makes a wedding yours and not cookie cutter.  But, don’t do each and every DIY project you see online, in a magazine or on tv.  Limit yourself, create a list, sit down with some of your girls and figure out, with their opinions, which ones are realistic.

4.  Wedding Party – So you have five really close friends, but you have two sisters and your fiance has two sisters.  Do you really need to have 9 bridesmaids in your wedding?  I big trend these days is to either choose 1 maid of honor or siblings.  Keep it simple and keep the costs down, for you and your wedding party.  Your five friends will still be at your wedding.

5.  Wedding Dresses – Your dress is going to be on your body for about 10 hours, yes 10 hours.  For your dress, consider how you are walking in the dress, sitting in the dress and most important dancing in the dress.  There needs to be comfort on your wedding day.  What about a knee length or tea length dress and shoes that match your attendants color dresses?

6.  Attendants Dresses – choose a color that is flattering.  But let them choose a dress that is comfortable.  So many designers now have created a line of dresses that are very similiar but yet can be suitable for different body types.

7.  Guest List – The days of 300 guest weddings is just about over.  Chelsea Clinton said it perfectly, “if I don’t know them, they don’t get invited.”  There is nothing worse than trying to create a seating chart for people you don’t know.  Meeting people for the first time on your wedding day is just not fun.  Tone it down and don’t be afraid to tell your parents that this is no longer the 60′s and that the budget just doesn’t have room for the 4th cousins 7 times removed.

8.  Hiring Professionals – Please, please take this one to heart.  Never, ever hire a friend or family member to work at your wedding.  There is a very clear line between a friend or relative and a professional.  Do you have a comfort level in telling a friend to get back to work, don’t drink, stop eating?  No, well then hire a professional.  Let the friends and relatives help with the wedding, but never have them do what a professional can do.

9.  Dinner – One important item with dinner is the amount of food and courses.  The more courses you include in your dinner the less time you have dancing.  Now for some this is fine and is a desirable choice.  But if you are spending over $7000 on your band and they only play waltzes or big band because there is another course coming to the table, don’t complain to the band.  having more than three courses for the reception is just a waste of food and time.  Tone it down, your guests will not starve.

10.  Honeymoon – So many couples just can’t wait to go on their honeymoon.  I don’t blame you.  Crystal clear water, sugar beaches, tropical drinks.  But, the last thing you want to do is get up at 4am the morning after your wedding and drive to the airport and fly to 2-8 hours.  Take 1-2 days off after the wedding to decompress.  Don’t pack before the wedding, do it the next night after the wedding.  Sleep in the day after your wedding, relax, hang out with friends and make it a weekend.  You will enjoy your honeymoon and your wedding so much more if you just take your time.

For more advice and information about how to make your wedding stress free contact Hudson Valley Ceremonies, 845-266-6076, www.HudsonValleyCeremonies.com

New Honemoon Resort – Breezes Panama

Breezes Panama

Breezes Resort and Spa Panama is not just the first Super-Inclusive resort in Central America, its also the first Breezes Resort ever to grace the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean. We have included everything that’s helped make Breezes one of the worlds favorite Caribbean resorts, but now you can experience it all from a totally different perspective. Breezes pioneered the Super-Inclusive vacation, providing an almost endless list of amenities in one upfront price. And now were pioneers in what is destined to become the next vacation hot spot.

Breezes Panama overlooks a spectacular stretch of beach in the Santa Clara region. known as The Dry Arc for its comfortably dry climate throughout most of the year. Lush, tropical vegetation on one side, and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Breezes Panama is an adventures dream come true. From Eco to archeological tours, from white water rafting to hiking, and the famous Panama Canal, you will find it all right here. For the less adventurous, there’s a spa and of course, an array of bars and restaurants. The hotel is located approximately an hour and forty five minutes from Panama’s Tocumen International airport along the Pan-American Highway.

Singles, Couples and Families welcomed.

Accommodations

Room at Breezes

294 Luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites with separate parlors all featuring either views of the Pacific Ocean or the lush mountainside surroundings. All guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, table and two sitting chairs, color cable TV with international stations, direct dial telephone, desk with chair, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee maker, safety deposit box, hair dryer, private bath and shower or shower only and balcony or terrace. In addition, hotel suites are equipped with mini refrigerators stocked with soft drinks and water.

Dining

Dining at Breezes

At Breezes, it’s impossible to be hungry or thirsty. Premium cocktails and tropical exotic concoctions flow from bars located throughout the hotel. And there’s often a quick snack sizzling on our outdoor grill. The buffets abound with tropical surprises and traditional favorites. Or, make reservations for an unforgettable evening at one of our casually elegant a la cart restaurants.

TABOGA (buffet restaurant)
MARTINOS (Italian restaurant)
MUNASAN (Japanese restaurant)
COCO SOLO BEACH BAR AND GRILL (Snack bar).
DE LESSEPS LOBBY/PIANO BAR
POOL TERRACE AND SWIM UP BAR
PORTOBELLO BAR (ITALIAN PLAZA)
CANOPY LOUNGE AND SPORTS BAR

Activities

Breezes Resort & Spa is the first, and only, Super-Inclusive resort in Panama, and sits on a stunning stretch of Pacific Beach near Playa Blanca. Breezes is a sport lover’s paradise. if you’ve got a sense of adventure,we’ve got your sport, with a seemingly endless variety of land and water activities for every type of person.

Water sports
We offer a variety of water sports including pool volleyball, kayaks, windsurfers and other non-motorized equipment.

Pools
The hotel features three swimming pools, including one with a swim up bar for adults and two separate children’s pools, one complete with slide. The hotel also has two heated Jacuzzis and two tanning pools for your pleasure.

Land sports
Guests who prefer to stay ashore won’t be left high and dry, with a host of land activities which include but are not limited to; beach volleyball, table tennis, aerobics, hiking and nature trails.

Tennis
The hotel offers two tennis courts lit for night play.

Fitness Center
The hotel boasts a fully equipped ocean view gymnasium complete with free weights, stationary bicycles and other cardio vascular equipment.

Packages Ranging from $1800 – $2500 for a 6 Night/7Day Honeymoon including Airfare.

Hudson Valley Ceremonies
845-266-6076
info@hudsonvalleyceremonies.com
www.HudsonValleyCeremonies.com

Are You Looking For Romance For Your Honeymoon?

Sandals All Inclusive Luxury Included Vacations

Walk Out Pool

Are you looking for Romance in Honeymoon or Vacation?

Sandals Grande Antigua

Sandals Grande Antigua

Save up to 60%
Up to 1 night free
$250 Spa credit

Sandals Dunn’s River

Sandals Dunns River

Save up to 65%
Up to 1 night free
Complimentary Catamaran Cruise

Sandals Regency St. Lucia

Sandals Regency St. Lucia

Save up to 65%
Up to 1 night free
$250 Spa credit

For a price quote contact Hudson Valley Ceremonies
845-266-6076/6077
www.HudsonValleyCeremonies.com

Companions Fly Free To Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Emerald Bay

Companions Fly Free to Sandals Royal Bahamian & Sandals Emerald Bay
Promotion Name: Companions Fly Free to Sandals Royal Bahamian & Sandals Emerald Bay
Booking Window: Now – December 22. 2010
Travel Window: January 04-June 23, 2010
Black-Out Dates: March 19-April 18, 2010 (All travel must exclude these dates)
Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort, Nassau & Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Categories: All published room categories
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 Nights, except when flying from Florida, which has a 3 night minimum
Note: Bookings can not be made online.

The Newest Resort