Destination weddings are a great way to represent your love in a unique way and enjoy the most important day of your life at a perfect location. However, destination weddings don’t necessarily mean that you should move overseas. In fact, according to the 2019 Real Weddings Study, most weddings in 2018 took place in the continental U.S in places like New York, Florida, California, and Michigan.
Nonetheless, to plan a destination wedding, you need to consider certain factors such as; do your guests have valid passports? How is everyone going to get there? Can your marriage legally be performed and recognized at your desired destination? Are there any travel bans?
With that in mind, make sure to plan ahead of time and seek guidance if necessary. Here are our top picks for the most popular places to get married around the world.
If you are seeking a sun-kissed location for your big day, the scenic beaches and aquatic adventures in Punta Cana might be your ideal destination. Located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana has a lot of golden-sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts for couples and families. Bavaro Beach, for instance, the area’s most beautiful stretch of coastline, boasts palm trees, happening resorts where you can wade into the emerald waters, and golf resorts which the area is famous for. There is a lot that you and your guests can do. Near Bavaro Beach, a five-star Melia Caribe Beach Resort stands out for its exotic tropical gardens, powdery sandy beach, and luxurious amenities. It offers five different wedding packages and those looking to renew their vows in a simple or traditional setting.
If you and your partner love both mountains and horses, a dreamy venue awaits you in Leatherwood Mountains. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the site offers a unique ceremony venue in a cabin stage, located at the base of a two-story chimney of an original 1844 home. Receptions can be held in the Elk Creek Inn, a lodge-style building with floor-to-ceiling windows and scenic views. The resort has over 40 luxury-style vacation cabins with two or three bedrooms and a variety of amenities where guests can enjoy. Couples can host their vow renewals, bridal showers, rehearsal ceremonies, dinner and reception, and engagement parties.
The scenic ceremony backdrop at Glacier National Park is breathtaking! The 6,817 ft. Mountain summit is accessible via chairlift or enclosed gondola and can accommodate up to 150 guests. The resort offer discounts on lodging and on-mountain group activities such as Alpine Slide, Zip Line Tours, and more.
This is an elegant wedding venue located in Dallas, Texas. It offers couples multiple indoor settings allowing them to make a choice for their special day. Located within the city’s numerous sights, sounds and accommodation, it is a great choice for all sizes of parties. Couples can organize their wedding parties for 150 to 500 guests. The staff is on-hand to help with cleaning and set-up, and parking is available on site.
Proper wedding preparation can mean the difference between a memorable event and a nightmare. Planning the whole process can be overwhelming if you are doing it yourself. It’s good to seek guidance from a wedding planner or ask a friend to help you coordinate some plans.