According to The Knotbook 20th Anniversary Real Weddings Survey, which surveyed over 27,000 newly married couples in 2021, destination weddings are now more popular today than they have ever been in the past. Many brides and grooms may have considered a destination wedding on their big day, but they were afraid that they wouldn’t be able to enjoy the event if it wasn’t ideal. Many couples are taking that notion into consideration today when planning their destination wedding. After all, there are many destinations across the country and world that now offer wedding venues for those who wish to exchange vows. However, if you’re not sure where you’d like to get married, it can help to take a look at this information first. And before you start to look into destination wedding options, it can help to know what makes a great destination wedding.
A destination wedding can be defined as any wedding that takes place outside of the United States or Canada. That means you can choose places like Las Vegas, Hawaii, or any other exotic location that offers a ceremony and reception under the stars. Of course, some brides and grooms may think that tropical weddings aren’t exactly ‘natural’ wedding ideas, but that isn’t true. Tropical weddings can truly be incredible, and they do fit perfectly with what most brides and grooms look for in their big day.
If you have your heart set on a destination wedding, the first thing you need to decide is whether you want to have your ceremony at a hotel, a beach, or any other type of venue. Of course, there are many things that will come into play when choosing a wedding locale, but the ceremony and reception are certainly important. One of the main things to consider is the availability of certain activities or venues around your wedding locale. For example, if you and your spouse-to-be don’t plan on having a honeymoon, then maybe you could consider having the ceremony at a resort or even at another location that has something to do with a ‘honeymoon’.
For many couples, the United States is an ideal location for a destination wedding. There are hundreds of beautiful locations from which to choose, and couples typically have quite a few months to plan and research their events. This is because it is legal in the United States to have a wedding and a reception outside of the country provided that the location is not within 100 miles of the border with Mexico. However, for couples who do plan to get married in the United States, there are still a number of legal requirements that must be met. While many couples are able to take these requirements lightly, there are others who find that they must obtain a marriage license from their respective state, as well as register their names with the Selective Service (which requires a fee).
In addition to this, couples also have to choose a location based on the temperature of the area that they plan on visiting. While certain resorts and hotels can be enjoyed by all guests, others are better suited for particular groups or types of people. Couples who are looking to include children in their celebrations should be sure that the resorts or hotels that they select offer child-centered venues, activities, or special accommodations for parents. Some of the most common problems encountered when planning a destination wedding are issues with the weather and with the accommodation issues. It is also usually necessary to arrange for airport transportation for guests who need to fly to their destination.
Even if a wedding is held in a different city or state, a destination wedding can still be a grand and unique celebration. As long as the location is romantic and special, it will be able to provide the type of atmosphere that a couple wants for their special day. A wedding ceremony can take place in a local park or in front of the beach, in a historic home or in a beautiful resort. No matter what the location, a destination wedding can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will transport the couple to their new life together.