Monday, February 26, 2007

Are Honeymoon Travel Registries Appropriate?

When they’re done the right way and emphasize experiences and gifts rather than cash contributions, honeymoon travel registries are in-line with the rules of modern etiquette. And, just in case you don't believe us, then check out what Peggy Post, spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute, has to say on the topic:

"The answer, brides and grooms will be pleased to know, is that it is perfectly acceptable to register for charitable donations to an organization, a trip to the tropics, and other non-traditional gifts. While traditional gifts like china, tableware, and linens are always in style, today's couples may also register for stocks and mutual funds, gift certificates, camping equipment, and sporting goods. When used appropriately, these registries can provide guests with relevant gift choices, helping to ensure that couples receive items they can use and truly enjoy as well as items that their guests enjoy giving."

Click here to read the rest of the article by Peggy Post.


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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New Tahiti Honeymoon Travel Guide

A number of us from TheBigDay visited Tahiti in January, visiting nearly every resort on the main islands and some of those on the outer islands as well.

From that and previous experiences, we've created our Tahiti Travel Guide to help you explore French Polynesia before you go, and decide which islands you want to visit and which romantic resorts in Tahiti you want to stay at.

Included in the guide are many pictures, as well as links to slideshows for some of the resorts. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be adding some videos of the resorts as well.

-- Michael

Friday, February 16, 2007

Peter Pan Peanut Butter Recall...and TheBigDay?

As many people have heard...a large batch of Peter Pan Peanut Butter was recalled earlier this week, late on Valentine's Day.

One of TheBigDay travel specialists, Michelle, got an extra special gift from the form of incorrect dials!

It turns out the number listed for more information about the recall - 866-344-6970, reverses two numbers from Michelle's direct line.

The result? Michelle received literally HUNDREDS of calls from irate, worried or curious Peter Pan Peanut Butter customers.

There were so many mis-dials that Michelle ended up changing her phone number. She left a message on the old line that said who she was, and what her new phone number had changed to, so couples whose honeymoon she was planning could still contact her.

Still, the message that she was not the ConAgra Foods/Peter Pan Peanut Butter Recall line didn't stop the most determined customers, who then proceeded to copy down her new number and dial it to ask her about the recall.

For more information on the recall, please visit the FDA website.

-- Courtney

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines' Day to you and your sweetie, from all of us at TheBigDay!

We've got something new here that you can use to help your parents or your grandparents celebrate THEIR Big Day from many years, we launched our new Anniversary Registry!

With our Anniversary Registry, you and your family can team up to send your parents or grandparents on a romantic trip to celebrate their 30th, 40th, 50th, or any milestone anniversary.

Send them on a Hawaii...arrange a vow renewal ceremony for them on a beach in Tahiti. We can help arrange all of these--and the new anniversary registry will let your family and friends all chip in so they can have a truly fabulous experience.

Visit our home page or call us at 800-304-1141 for more details!

How Green Can you Go?

You can go green with your car, your clothes, your energy…and now, the latest trend is going green with your wedding and honeymoon!

This weekend’s New York Times article, with an eye-raisingly heavy emphasis on weddings where one student was in grad school, pointed out various ways that couples are going green.

Among the earth-and-energy savers were the expected serving of locally grown organic foods and use of a vintage dress.

There was also a heaping of the unusual…such as silverware made of potato compounds and asking guests to sign up for renewable energy instead of gifts.

Not unsurprisingly, the couples plan their honeymoons at eco-friendly retreats, like the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, which helps fuel the AC by pulling up clean, refreshing sea water from 2500 feet below!

For another take on the greening of weddings, check out

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Trends: Musical Cruises

It's never too early in the year to start talking about trends, and for the cruise industry, this year's trend seems to be Musical Cruises, according to CNN.

Just in case you had visions of staff members dancing around you, singing 'The Sound of Music', spending your days learning all the lyrics to 'Grease' or relaxing every night over another viewing of 'The West Side Story' - forgettabout it.

The musical cruises involve private concerts with some big name stars, like Tim McGraw, or the Dave Matthews Band. There are also options Q and A sessions with lesser known artists.

Interested in booking a musical cruise? See TheBigDay's cruise specials and contact one of our cruise specialists for the latest hit offers and advice.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Cannon Beach makes CNN's list of top romantic places

It's always exiting to see our backyard listed in national press - like
today's article on the Top Romantic Places.

Rolling on in number 7 is Cannon Beach, Oregon, which is better known to locals as a good place to attempt cool-water surfing than a romantic getaway.

Maybe because it's so close to home we take it for granted, but there are plenty of places I would've listed that the author didn' Tahiti, or Fiji, both of which are a bit more exotic than, say, Barbados at number three..or La Jolla, California at number nine.