The start of a new life together is always a momentous day. But many brides and grooms are particularly excited when the actual calendar date commemorates a special moment – perhaps an anniversary or lucky number. And what could be more auspicious than December 13, 2014, or 12/13/14, the last sequential date this century? The next such occasion won’t occur for another 89 years. Even better? December 13 falls on a Saturday, the most popular date for weddings. If you’re engaged or looking to renew your vows, you should take note of how some of our favorite luxury hotels and resorts across the map have created unique packages in celebration.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Tropical style abounds on this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended private island in the Florida Keys. Kick the luxury up a notch with the place’s 12,13,14…Eternity package, which lets you use the all-suite property exclusively between — you guessed it — December 12 and 14. The $195,000 rental rate includes a full buyout of the hotel’s 30 one-bedroom suites, all meals for up to 60 guests, a wedding planner, a $5,000 resort credit on your anniversary and much more.
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
It’s not surprising that one of the East’s finest hotel brands would commemorate this favorable day with a special package. Get “Lucky in Love” at this Buckhead Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property this year with a special proposal offer that includes an overnight stay, rose petal turndown service, Veuve Clicquot champagne, in-room breakfast for two and some serious deal-closing packaging — a personalized chocolate proposal ring box that comes enclosed with the all-important “Will You Marry Me?” message.
Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa
Care to put those passports to use? Mukul is Mayan for “secret,” but once lovebirds realize all that Nicaragua’s first luxury resort has going on for the special day, the cat will be out of the bag. The resort’s Once in a Lifetime deal is $1,213.14 per person (see what they did there?), and it includes four nights in a four-bedroom beachfront suite (for up to eight guests), a garden ceremony starting at 12:13 p.m. (and 14 seconds, naturally), a three-course lunch reception with wine, wedding cake, flowers, live music, round-trip helicopter transfers and more.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
It’s the “Wedding of the Century” at this Four-Star Park City escape. (Silly us, we thought that title belonged to Will and Kate.) For $121,314, enjoy accommodations for your guests, and a fully arranged wedding from invitations to the next day’s brunch, inclusive of spa services for the bridal party, a dinner in the presidential suite and ski passes for all guests. And if all of that weren’t magical enough, by having the Wasatch mountains as your backdrop, the likelihood of having some gasp-worthy wedding photos is astoundingly high, too.
Wynn Las Vegas
The newly redesigned wedding salons at this Four-Star Las Vegas hotel will be the lucky destination for one couple with $500,000 to spend on their ‘I Dos.’ The Diamond Extravagance promotion is a five-day celebration with custom Cartier wedding bands, a first dance choreographed by performers from Le Rêve, a private party inside XS Nightclub and a rehearsal dinner at Four-Star Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare. Host your ceremony overlooking the Wynn Golf Club and have a reception in one of the resort’s many ballrooms. Of course, this lavish package is available anytime you wish to book, so if 12/13/14 isn’t your lucky number, go ahead and roll again.