Sandals Resorts International “Engages” Waterford Crystal and Wedgewood China as Partners

MIAMI, FL (2002)  - Sandals Resorts International (SRI) has forged a new partnership with Waterford Crystal and Wedgwood China, world-renowned providers of the finest place settings and glassware featuring classic, elegant designs.
Offered as part of Sandals and Beaches Resorts “WeddingMoon?” and honeymoon packages (requiring a six-night minimum stay in any room category above Premium for travel through January 31, 2004), newlyweds may select a 20- or 28-piece starter set of Wedgwood china or a 16-piece set of Waterford’s Marquis for FREE.  The approximate retail value of this complimentary honeymoon gift is up to $440. 
Carried by top-notch department stores across the U.S., Wedgwood is offering Sandals and Beaches honeymooning couples a choice of three types of china, representing:
—Nantucket Basket: This fine bone 20-piece set is Wedgwood’s most popular bridal pattern—Sara’s Garden: A 20-piece set of the company’s best-selling, everyday fine china pattern—Asiatic Pheasant Blue: A 28-piece casual, everyday pattern.

While some couples may select Wedgwood china to start their collection, others may already have china and prefer Waterford crystal.  If so, as part of the Sandals/ Beaches package, they will receive eight wine goblets and eight champagne flutes from Waterford’s Marquis Collection.
Sandals/Beaches WeddingMoons?—With WeddingMoons?, couples who get married at Sandals or Beaches Resorts and honeymoon for a minimum of five nights, receive their wedding ceremony for free (see elements included below), while those couples staying a minimum of six nights or more, will also receive the Wedgewood/Waterford gift complimentary.  The same applies for Renewal of Vows ceremonies on five-night and six-night minimum stays.  A wedding at a Sandals or Beaches Resort is very special, and includes the following:

á A professional wedding coordinator - All Sandals and Beaches Resorts are staffed with wedding coordinators who can help make that special day absolutely magical.  In addition to arranging for the perfect location on property, they can take care of choosing the flowers (including the flower bouquet and boutonniere), ordering the two-tiered Caribbean wedding cake, hiring the photographer and organizing an elaborate Caribbean-style champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception.  The wedding coordinators also handle details like organizing wedding documentation, arranging a minister or justice of the peace, preparing wedding announcement cards and preparing certified copies of the marriage license and legal fees.
á Special Dining - After the vows are said, the newlyweds can share an intimate honeymoon candlelight dinner.  They are also treated to continental breakfast in bed the morning after their wedding.
á Personalized gifts - Each WeddingMoon? couple staying a minimum of five nights receives two “Just Married” t-shirts, and one 5x7 wedding photo.  When booking six nights or more, they also may choose a complimentary starter set of Wedgwood fine china or a 16-piece set of Waterford goblets and champagne flutes.  Couples can choose from some of today’s most popular Wedgwood patterns including:  Nantucket Basket, Sara’s Garden, and Asiatic Pheasant Blue.
á Romantic Setting - With 17 Sandals & Beaches Resorts throughout the Caribbean, there are many options in choosing the perfect destination.  Couples can tie the knot in wedding gazebos, wedding chapels, beachside or in tropical gardens.  Ceremonies can also be performed against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset.
Beaches Resorts - The first Beaches Resort opened in 1997, welcoming singles, couples and families of all ages.  There are six Beaches Resorts including the new Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club (opening July 1, 2002) and Beaches Grande Sport and Beaches Royal Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Ocho Rios,  the signature properties in the new “adults-only” Beaches Resorts collection. Beaches Royal Plantation Resort & Spa welcomes guests ages 18-and-up, and Beaches Grande Sport Resort welcomes guests ages 16-and-up, allowing families with older children to enjoy the ultra all-inclusive vacations of Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Sandals Resorts - Sandals, Beaches’ parent company, is the largest operator of luxury, ultra all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Sandals has a total of 11 couples-only properties, including six in Jamaica, three in St. Lucia, one in Antigua and one in Nassau, Bahamas.  For more information about Sandals or Beaches Resorts, call 1-800-SANDALS OR 1-800-BEACHES or visit the Web sites at or