Hot New Trend for Couples — Travel Gift Registries


TheBigDay.com Leads the Pack as Top Travel Registry Provider for Couples in 120 Countries

Record Earned Is Over $28,000!

PORTLAND, OR — (MARKET WIRE) — 03/14/2006 — Having two gift registries is one of the hottest wedding trends this season — one for traditional gifts and one for the honeymoon. The benefit for couples who use TheBigDay.com honeymoon registry is that they can often afford a more extraordinary honeymoon than they could purchase on their own. Over 20,000 couples have used the registry earning, on average, over $2000 in honeymoon gifts through TheBigDay.com. The record is over $28,000! TheBigDay Travel’s registry (TheBigDay.com) is the most popular in the world with couples in 120 countries having used the service.

At TheBigDay.com, instead of registering for towels and toasters, couples list things that will make their honeymoon an unforgettable experience: romantic dinners, sunset cruises, massages…the only limit to the registry is the couple’s imagination! Gifts on a honeymoon registry can also ask for contributions towards airfare, hotels and rental cars. Many couples list items like champagne breakfasts in bed, horseback rides on the beach or swimming with dolphins. Some couples are more adventurous than others and list exotic gifts like going shark feeding, tandem skydiving or even whip cream and chocolate for the hotel room!

Guests often feel a more personal connection when they purchase honeymoon gifts rather than household items for the wedding couple. Maybe they remember what a wonderful time they had getting a couple’s massage years ago, or a sunrise breakfast on the beach, so it gives them pleasure to provide the bride and groom with a similar experience. TheBigDay.com honeymoon registry also allows guests to quickly and easily purchase gifts online any time of day or night.

TheBigDay.com features the most free tools and features of any online honeymoon travel registry, including announcement cards, a wedding web page and email, images and photos, thank-you notes, e-postcards and more!

For couples who book at least a $3500 trip through TheBigDay Travel, the honeymoon registry is free! For couples booking smaller trips, fees of 3.5-9% of the total dollar value earned through the registry apply. The average honeymoon costs $4,000. Couples devote more than three times the amount of money to a honeymoon than they would to an ordinary vacation.

Weddings are a $72 billion annual industry in the United States:

– 3 out of 4 couples use a wedding registry. Each couple has an average
of 2.7 registries. More couples who create honeymoon registries choose
TheBigDay.com than all other honeymoon registries combined.

– According to a study performed by Conde Nast, brides make more than
177 purchasing decisions while planning their weddings. Couples will direct
$6 billion toward gift registries and spend a total of $7 billion on
honeymoons.

– 99% of couples who choose a traditional wedding take a honeymoon. The
average honeymoon is slightly less than 8 days, more than twice as long as
a typical vacation. 12% of couples honeymoon for two weeks or more.

About TheBigDay.com and TheBigDay Travel
TheBigDay.com and TheBigDay Travel help couples plan and afford spectacular honeymoon getaways. Marrying high-touch with high-tech, the Oregon-based company, founded in 2001, has quickly grown to become the most widely used honeymoon travel agency and honeymoon gift registry in the world. TheBigDay.com was named a Better Business Bureau “Business of the Year” in 2004 for Innovative Business Practices.

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