In developing the concept, Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas partnered with Honeymoon Wishes, founded in 2003 by Kristin Stark and her now husband, Lee Cornwell.
Kristin envisaged a bridal registry that focused on honeymoon gifts and experiences couples would remember all their lives.
What kind of gifts? A bottle of chilled French Champagne delivered to the newlyweds’ room; a room upgrade offering memorable views and superior amenities; water sports – learning to swim; local cooking classes so that they can recreate their favorite dishes on returning home; a signature treatment or package at Ana Tara Spa and a Dining by Design night at a secluded location, complete with your own personal chef and private butler service.
Signing up is really easy and free – www.Anantara.HoneymoonWishes.com.
Couples begin the process by browsing sample registries for suggestions before customizing their own personal honeymoon registry of items and activities as wedding gifts.
The package also includes a complimentary wedding website that includes a section for photos, blogging and even tracking RSVPs.
The five Thailand resorts selected:
Anantara Lawana Resort and Spa, edging Koh Samui’s famous beach and offering sensational sea views; Anantara Bophut, also on Koh Samui, where honeymooners can take a sunset cruise across the Gulf of Siam; at Anantara Phuket Villas, newlyweds can take advantage of professional sailing lesson; a surreal scuba experience in the Andalman Sea around Anantara Si Kao Resort and Spa; and at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa, honeymooners arrive by traditional longtail boat along the Mekong River, followed by an elephant trek to the hilltop resort.
For more information – Puri@registrygifts.com