Travel News Travel Tips Meliá Hotels Announces a Destination Wedding Getaway for Frontline Workers The most deserving have a chance to win a wedding of a lifetime By Patrice J. Williams Patrice J. Williams Travel and style fact checker and content creator Instagram LinkedIn Temple University Patrice J. Williams is a travel and style content creator and fact checker and author of thrift shopping book "Looking Fly on a Dime." TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Fact checked by Jillian Dara Fact checked by Jillian Dara on 02/18/21 Instagram Emerson College Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter. TripSavvy's fact-checking on 02/18/21 Share Pin Email Melia Hotels With airlines losing a whopping $34 billion in 2020, destination weddings have also surely taken a hit. But to show some love to the people who deserve it the most, Meliá Hotels International announced a photo contest that’s as simple as uploading a pic for a chance at a wedding of the lifetime. As part of Meliá's “The Big Day For Our Biggest Heroes” contest, five special couples will win a 2022 destination wedding at one of its Mexican or Dominican Republic resorts. With 16 resorts to choose from, the only challenge will be choosing the best one for the big day. The catch? The contest is only open to U.S. frontline workers. "To show our gratitude for everything frontline workers have done for us this past year, Meliá Hotels International is honored to give five lucky couples the wedding of their dream," said Anthony Cortizas, Meliá's vice president of global brand strategy. "With so many nuptials postponed and canceled over the last year, we want to bring back love in 2021 and help take the stress out of wedding planning for so many that helped us get through 2020." Winners can choose among a group of properties and receive three nights in a gorgeous suite—and because they’ll surely want to bring close friends or family, the couple also gets four additional suites for guests. Once couples arrive, they’ll pretty much have everything covered thanks to the resorts’ Romance Managers. Besides having a cool title, these specialists customize weddings based on a couples’ needs. There’s the typical wedding set-up that includes an archway, flowers, and of course, a cake. But from there, that’s where the couple, along with their Romance Manager, can select a unique package. Eco-chic couples will love the “Nature Vibes” bundle, which features sustainable decorations from local artists. Or to truly take in the tropical setting, the “No Shoes Allowed” or “Tropical Tale” packages have straight beach vibes. But for the posh duo, “Glam Up” is the all-out luxe experience. Entries must be submitted via an online form by March 10, 2021, and at least one person in the couple has to be a frontline worker, with winners needing to provide proof of their occupation. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit These Napa Resorts Are Showing Love To Frontline Workers With A $30,000 Wedding Giveaway Viceroy Wants to Give You a Vacation “Do Over” The 6 Best Las Vegas Hotels for Couples in 2021 The 7 Best Punta Cana All-Inclusive Hotels of 2021 The 9 Best Barbados All-Inclusive Resorts of 2021 The 8 Best Tour Companies for Singles in 2021 The Top Places for Destination Weddings The 11 Best Chicago Hotels of 2021 The Best Restaurant in Every State The 8 Best Miami Beachfront Hotels of 2021 The 8 Best Turks & Caicos Hotels 332 Travel-Related Black Friday Deals You Need to Know About An LGBTQ Traveler's Guide to West Hollywood, California The 10 Best Niagara Falls Hotels of 2021 The 7 Best Monterey, California, Hotels of 2021 Is Thailand Ready to Reopen Its Borders to Tourists?