Friday, February 02, 2007

The hottest gift trend -- gift certificates to Bed & Breakfasts!

Brides and grooms want them in order to de-stress and re-connect during the wedding planning phase. Parents LOVE them as thank-you gifts after the wedding. Bridal party members love them for planning their own romantic getaways. They're the hottest new gifts: gift certificates for the recipient's CHOICE of bed and breakfast listed on

I think it's BRILLIANT! Joe and I stayed at a gorgeous B&B on Long Beach Island ( last summer, and the cozy Victorian was pure bliss. So I'm very happy to recommend this as the perfect gift for before or after the wedding...and keep it in mind for anniversary or engagement gifts for others, as well!

And there's another attraction here: a B&B is the perfect place to hold your wedding vow renewal celebration. If you're not having the big wedding of your dreams right now, perhaps you can renew later. Or, your parents might be enjoying the party-planning so much, they may want to renew their vows and throw their own celebration. My new book Renewing Your Wedding Vows is out right now, so visit my site for more on that title, and think about the fact that B&Bs are creating wonderful, new vow renewal packages!

If you'd like to find out more about the gift certificates and vow renewal packages, here's their latest release:

Contact: Allison DeCongelio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (212) 432-7693

Reaffirm Your Love, Renew Your Wedding Vows

Say “I do” all over again. Renewing your wedding vows is a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage after 10, 20, 50 or even just 5 years and vow renewal packages will take care of the planning for you.

New York, NY - More and more married couples are choosing to renew their wedding vows – either in small, intimate, family-only celebrations, or as bigger-than-the-original-wedding extravaganzas. Regardless of the style and size, bed and breakfast inns are a wonderful choice for vow renewal ceremonies. The intimate personalization that B&Bs offer is just the thing to make your wedding dreams come true…again!

Vow renewal ceremonies are surprisingly easy and simple to plan with the help of bed and breakfast packages from and books like Renewing Your Wedding Vows by Sharon Naylor. Packages offered by bed and breakfast inns take away the stress of planning a ceremony and reception. Here are a few bed and breakfasts that offer vow renewal packages.

Design Your Dream Renewal Ceremony
The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, Little River, CA
This North coast California inn specializes in creating magical moments that will be joyful memories to cherish for a lifetime. Eight acres of extensive Cypress groves, lush meadows and beautiful flower gardens provide the perfect setting for your ceremony. The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek hosts formal and casual events for up to 150 people and will design your dream ceremony to renew your love.

Renew Your Vows
Lit Et Cheval Farm Bed & Breakfast, Frankford, DE Surround yourselves with nostalgia of days gone by and recite your vows next to a garden of azaleas and rhododendrons or on the dock of the pond. Your package includes accommodations for up to 6 people in private rooms, officiate, ceremony, a bounded photo album, champagne, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, wedding cake and breakfast the next morning.

Sweetheart Vow Renewal Package
Brewster By the Sea, Brewster, MA Cape Cod is a perfect setting for this magic day. Whether barefoot on the beach, surrounded by blooming flowers in the perennial garden, or inside next to a crackling fire, your ceremony will be a dream come true. Brewster By the Sea is perfect for small groups and packages might includes an intimate ceremony, flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, wedding cake, hors d'oeuvres, digital photos, accommodations, and breakfast served to the love birds on a private patio or bedside in the winter.

Renew Your Love
Inn on Crescent Lake, Excelsior Springs, MO
If your vision of the perfect vow renewal ceremony includes an incredible setting, a beautiful mansion and the ultimate in privacy, then you have found the ideal place. With many packages to choose from, you can design your ideal ceremony. Let the Inn on Crescent Lake take care of everything, from the champagne to cake and even the accommodations.

The Perfect Outer Banks Vow Renewal
The Saltaire, Duck, NC
If you’re dreaming of a beach wedding, The Saltaire can provide you with unique accommodations that will create cherished memories. Choose between a ceremony on the beach or an intimate renewal of vows in the formal gardens. The Saltaire features five bedrooms for accommodations of up to 10 people, expansive living, dining, and bar areas, lovely gardens, a wrap-around porch, and a pool area ideal for outdoor receptions, where tents and tables can accommodate up to 125 guests.

Reconfirm Your Love!
Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast, Galveston, TX Whether you are celebrating your 5th or your 25th anniversary, vow renewal is a great way to express your love and devotion to your spouse. Let Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast provide the beautiful setting for this special day. An exceptional package for just the two of you includes officiate, champagne toast, chocolate covered strawberries and a discounted room rate at the inn.

Promise to Love Each Other Again
White Fence Bed and Breakfast, Stanley, VA Experience the romantic setting of White Fence Bed and Breakfast for your Vow Renewal Ceremony. Tall oak, maple and magnolia trees, flowering gardens and a quaint 1890 Victorian B&B create a picturesque backdrop for your special day. Packages includes digital photos, officiate, accommodations in Jacuzzi and fireplace suites, refreshments, wedding cake and flowers.

Wedding Vow Renewals
Villa Victorian, Gros Islet Village, St. Lucia Renew your wedding vows in St. Lucia; one of the best wedding destination spots in the world. Villa Victorian's Vow Renewal Special includes a bottle of champagne, the bride's floral bouquet and groom's corsage (of course made with tropical and exotic flowers) and a discounted rate for accommodations. Renew your vows and reaffirm your love in “a little piece of paradise.”

These and other bed and breakfast vow renewal packages can be found at

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Sharon Naylor is the author of over 30 wedding books, including 1000 Best Wedding Bargains, 1000 Best Secrets For Your Perfect Wedding, Your Special Wedding Vows, Renewing Your Wedding Vows, Mother of the Groom, The Mother of the Bride Book, The Complete Outdoor Wedding Planner, and others as listed at