DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve proposals and upcoming Valentine's Day engagements will have wedding bells ringing soon for couples across the country. Maggiano's Little Italy®, a popular venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers and bridal luncheons, wants to make one lucky couple's special moment even more memorable by awarding them a Sandals® Resorts vacation during the brand's first ever "Bliss List" contest. Weddings are a time of celebration and in the spirit of Maggiano's tradition of connecting with friends and family, the brand is offering another incentive to the list of prizes. In addition to the grand prize, entrants qualify to win private, wedding events hosted at one of Maggiano's 44 nationwide locations.
Love is in the air and before they meet at the altar, engaged couples nationwide are encouraged to capture their blissful moments by providing a photo and an essay of 250-words or less, listing the top five things they'd like to experience together during their marriage. The couples' experiences can range from people they would like to meet, places they want to visit, skills they want to develop together, and the like.
Happy couples have until February 29, 2012 to display their love and affection and submit entries to the "Bliss List" contest site. Maggiano's will select finalists from the list of submissions and judge the essays based on a number of criteria, including unique experience ideas, as well as creative descriptions and photography. Once confirmed, Maggiano's will post the finalists' stories online where everyone is encouraged to solicit votes for their favorite couple.
The couple who receives the most votes at the end of the voting period on March 30, 2012, will win a grand prize 5-day, 4-night stay at a Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean, with airfare included. Second and third place winners will receive a $3,500 and $1,500 credit toward a banquet event at Maggiano's, respectively.
Banquet spaces at Maggiano's 44 nationwide locations are the ideal venues to host wedding events – from engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, or day-after brunches – and feature several wedding packages to accommodate groups of all sizes. Happily engaged couples can expect generous made-from-scratch Italian specialties, wine selections from Chateau St. Jean, favors for each of their guests, and of course, Maggiano's hospitable service. Contact (877) 350-3721 to speak to Maggiano's banquet sales manager for the nearest restaurant and package information.
For additional information about the "Bliss List" including official contest rules, please visit http://blisslist.maggianos.com. To inquire about hosting a wedding event at Maggiano's, check out http://weddings.maggianos.com for banquet package details.
About Maggiano's Little Italy
Maggiano's Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano's menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano's 45 locations worldwide offer lunch and dinner, delivery, carryout service and banquet spaces for special occasions. Maggiano's is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,500 restaurants in 32 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano's, Brinker owns and operates Chili's® Grill & Bar and holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill®. For more information, visit www.maggianos.com.
SOURCE Maggiano's Little Italy