Industry Innovator: Aruba Cordially Invites Soon-to-Be-Brides & Grooms to the First-Ever Destination Bridal Registry

May 14, 2004, 01:00 ET from Aruba Tourism Authority

    ORANJESTAD, Aruba, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- This year Aruba completely
 reinvents the bridal registry as formal china, pots and pans are traded for
 cool breezes and warm crystal blue Caribbean waters with the first-ever online
 destination bridal registry.  Launching in mid-June, coinciding with the
 biggest wedding month of the year, Aruba unveils a destination first, and
 proves to be an industry innovator, with the brand-new Aruba Online Bridal
 Registry.  Aruba's Online Bridal Registry will offer friends and family of
 couples tying the knot the chance to give a completely unique and
 memory-filled wedding gift, the honeymoon.  From hotel stays in Aruba's finest
 resorts to sunset sails and candle-lit dinners, by just logging onto to, this first-ever destination bridal registry will offer options
 to fit every newlywed fantasy.
     Perfect for first-timers, second marriages and mature lovebirds, Aruba's
 ground-breaking Online Bridal Registry will offer an escape from the typical
 monogrammed towels, bed linens and toasters by serving up the ultimate
 Caribbean escape.  The Aruba Online Bridal Registry will offer a bevy of
 honeymoon options specifically chosen by the happy couple to ensure a
 completely customized once-in-a-lifetime vacation package.  Couples set up
 their online registry and select their honeymoon accommodations and extras in
 just a few minutes flat.  Then friends and family simply log onto, click on the Bridal Registry link, type in the bride and
 groom-to-be's names and find numerous choices including hotel, water sports,
 car rentals, spa, golf, shows, candlelight beach dinners, champagne, flowers,
 and more.  A confirmation will be sent to the betrothed alerting them to which
 piece of paradise they have just been given.  It is as simple as that, no
 wrapping required!
     Aruba's Online Bridal Registry was created in response to the tremendous
 honeymoon following which flock to the island.  Furthermore, Aruba has
 identified the trend of more first-timers tying the knot later in life, after
 living on their own and having many of the common items that couples typically
 register for.  The option to register for snorkeling and spa treatments
 instead of silverware and salad bowls will be enticing to established couples
 and second marriages alike.
     "We are very proud to be the first Caribbean destination to launch such an
 ambitious project as we believe it will change the way newlyweds, and the
 industry as a whole, look at honeymoons," said Edison Briesen, Aruba's
 Minister of Tourism and Transportation.  "Aruba is one of the most coveted
 honeymoon destinations in all of the Caribbean and with the brand-new
 first-ever Online Bridal Registry we hope to bring even more happy couples the
 honeymoon of their dreams."
     Aruba's Online Bridal Registry is an initiative of the Aruba Tourism
 Authority enthusiastically supported by the Aruba Hotel and Tourism
 Association and the hospitality community in general.
     For more information on the first-ever Caribbean destination's Online
 Bridal Registry, please visit   For more information on Aruba,
 please call 1.800.TO.ARUBA or visit

SOURCE Aruba Tourism Authority