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Holli Ehrlich interviews Anna Wilson, Atlantis VP Wedding & Special Affairs and Kristin Vining, owner of Weddings and the City.  They talk about their partnership creating a series of digital wedding look books and what’s special about a destination wedding at the Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  You can download the books @ loveatlantis.com.

 

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Destination weddings are fun and exciting, but there’s a lot to consider.  If planned well, you can create a vacation that is affordable and unforgettable for you and your guests, but if not planned well, can be a nightmare.  WPN listener Misty from Oklahoma is planning a wedding in Mexico and had some questions concerning blocking rooms and handling resort arrangements.  She wants to make the overall experience as easy as possible for their friends and family.

Jennifer Stein, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Destination I Do Magazine, answers Misty’s questions and offers recommendations and resources that will help all couples planning their dream destination wedding.  Jennifer offers helpful advice on what to reasonably expect from your resort, the best way to communicate with your guests, proper etiquette to negotiate a group discount, options so the guests feel valued, and the benefits of working with experts that specialize in destination weddings. Read More→

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Travel Talk – Destination: Mexico

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
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Just south of the border, a state of adventure and romance awaits.  A trip to Mexico’s sunny, white sand beaches and natural beauty will be an experience you’ll never forget.  When planning your wedding and honeymoon in Mexico consider the beautiful resorts talked about in today’s episode.

There’s nothing more tantalizing than a private Jacuzzi with an ocean view, a massage with oils and flowers, or dinner and wine on a terrace under a moonlit night. You can enjoy these services in the intimacy and comfort of your hotel room, or in restaurants with bohemian or relaxed atmospheres.

Every Mexican destination offers a wide array of possibilities to make the most significant celebration of your life a pleasant experience.  Read More→

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Travel Talk: Destination: Westin Resorts

Friday, March 13th, 2009
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Experience the Westin difference.  A Westin resort has luxuriously appointed rooms, a skilled event and catering staff that can help plan your destination wedding, and private candle-lit dinners or spa treatments for the two of you to celebrate all the reasons you fell in love.

This special episode takes you to four romantic resorts in Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and St. John in the Virgin Islands.  To ensure nuptial celebrations meet every expectation, a skilled Westin coordinator works closely with the couple from the time they make their reservations.  Westin wants you leave feeling better than when you arrived.  Every aspect of Westin is carefully selected to create an emotional connection with you and your guests.

Couples looking to tie the knot at Westin Resorts can rest assure all the details for the big day will not just be memorable, but simply unforgettable.  A range of wedding, honeymoon and romance packages are available to help couples custom design their destination wedding.  Whether youâre celebrating your wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or just special time together, youâll experience the romantic escape of a lifetime.

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This show is brought to you by Beverly Clarkâs Elite Wedding Collection

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The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos

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The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

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Destination wedding
author and expert, Lisa Light, discusses why destination weddings are
so popular today. Lisaâs book, DESTINATION BRIDE: A
Complete Guide to Planning Your Wedding Anywhere in the World

covers diverse locations and venues in countries all over the world.
You will find out how Lisa got started in the business and why she
loves planning international events. Her extensive travel background
and wedding planning experience is a significant asset when helping
couples plan their dream wedding away. Lisa says, âCouples
have a desire to plan on their own, but are overwhelmed. If you know
how to do it you can do it anywhere around the worldâ.

Lisa offers insider
knowledge and answers important questions about planning a wedding
away from your hometown. How many guests would you like to invite to
your wedding? Do your family and friends share the same vision you
have? What do you need to consider when planning a realistic budget?
How do you determine your dream destination? Should couples visit
the destination in advance? Is the honeymoon combined with the
destination wedding? What are some hot spots to have your
destination wedding? What is the one island you should pay attention
to for a tropical beach wedding? What about a city wedding? Whatâs
involved in terms of having a legally binding wedding outside of the
United States? Does the wedding always happen on the weekend? Is
travel insurance important?

Interface abroad can be
frustrating. Want a stress free and rewarding wedding planning
experience? Hear how important the planning trip really is. You
will find out which professionals can help you coordinate many of the
details here and abroad. Lisa cites three unique professionals that
can ensure less aggravation for you and your guests. Hiring reliable
service providers can make your wedding the celebration of a
lifetime.

Lisa talks about
exciting places such as Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Bali and Mexico
plus amazing places to think about in the United States. Donât
forget that Puerto Rico, USVI and Hawaii all part of the US. Did you
know that there are over 150 castles in Canada? Whatâs Lisaâs
favorite destination? You will want to plan your unforgettable
romance adventure after listening to Lisaâs authoritative
advice.

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Are you considering a
dream wedding away from home surrounded by family and friends?  Todayâs featured expert loves travel and weddings and wants
your dreams to become reality.  Hereâs your chance to meet
Jennifer Stein, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Destination I Do
Magazine, the travel publication for engaged couples and romantic
travelers.  Jennifer provides us with trustworthy guidance and
advice. Hear insider travel information
about making the entire destination wedding planning experience
easier for you and your guests.

Is a destination
wedding right for you?  Are you comfortable with travel or does it
stress you out?  What questions do you need to ask yourself?  Where
should you go?  Who do you need to communicate with?  What do you
need to keep in mind for your chosen location?  Where can you get the
most current information about weather and marriage requirements?
How can you best determine accommodation options for your guests?
Who pays for what?  Should you have a wedding registry?  How early
should you send save the date cards?  Learn about the value of having
a wedding website.  Jennifer answers these questions and offers some
absolute etiquette musts brides and grooms should be aware of.

Destination wedding
myths.  True or False?  A destination wedding is more expensive.
False. Jennifer says that a destination wedding can save you money!
People think itâs selfish.  You canât have a honeymoon
and destination wedding.  You will have to tune in to hear the
answers plus get some terrific planning recommendations from
Jennifer, a dynamic professional who knows what is truly important in
the world of travel.

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Destination I Do
website

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Recently voted “Best New Wedding Resource” by a survey of brides.

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comprehensive selection of wedding planning podcasts. We are wedding
talk radio at its best.  Proud to be the number one resource for wedding planning podcasts.

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Another great wedding planning podcast from Wedding Podcast Network

Thanks for listening.

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Travel Talk – Destination: Antigua

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
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Welcome to the premiere
episode of Travel Talk only on Wedding Podcast Network.  Travel has
become more popular than ever in the world of destination weddings
and honeymoons because of the Internet. International resources are
at our fingertips and WPN promises to bring them to you.  Let’s
explore and discover different destinations around the world with
experts in the travel and tourism industry – travel agents,
authors, editors, event planners and newlyweds – ready to share their
firsthand experience and advice.  We will provide information to help
make the planning less complicated and more fun.

Where are we going
today?  Paradise in the Caribbean.

Wedding Podcast Network
was invited by Gordon “Butch�? Stewart to the inaugural
weekend celebration of the Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande
Antigua Resort & Spa. Like Sandals says “Love is all you
need.�? It was voted World’s Most Romantic Resort ten
years in a row by the World Travel Awards and we can see why.

Hear Holli &
Robert’s firsthand experience at this romantic resort and spa.
There is something for everyone.  We visit the award winning Red Lane
Spa exclusively at Sandals. We tell you about the variety of dining
options and culinary delights, the pools and swim up bar, the white
sand beach, the lighting, the gardens, the land and watersports
activities, evening entertainment and so much more.  The live
performances by Shaggy and Sean Paul were a special treat.  Celebrities spotted: Brooke Burke, Stacy Keibler, Teri Polo, Kimorra
Simmons and Rumer Willis.

This is your
opportunity to get to know Chairman & Founder Gordon “Butch�?
Stewart, CEO Adam Stewart, and Managing Director Jaime
Stewart-McConnell.  We also had the chance to interview Chief Romance
Officer Unique Vacations Joann Delgin and Cheryl Hammersmith of
Hunter Hammersmith & Associates about their new Luxury Included
Honeymoon brochure.  Internationally celebrated event designer and
wedding planner Preston Bailey tells us about his signature
WeddingMoons destination wedding packages only available at Sandals.

We were delighted to be
amongst our wedding industry colleagues: Rebecca Grinnals, Sylvia
and Ben Weinstock, and Diane Forden, Editor in Chief of Bridal Guide
magazine. We made some new friends in the world of travel: Lorri
Robbins, Publisher of Recommend magazine and Penny Sheldon, certified
travel specialist.

We would like to extend
a special thank you to our hosts the Stewart family and the concierge
team for a very memorable Luxury Included Vacation at the
Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.

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Check out the tour of our suite

Here are the links we spoke about.

Sandals website

Red Lane Spa website

Preston Bailey website

Sylvia Weinstock
website

Rebecca Grinnals
website

Bridal Guide website

Recommend magazine
website

Penny Sheldon website

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