If you are getting married overseas, it’s likely that you will be looking for the best destination weddings anywhere. Remember that a truly memorable destination wedding does not need to be overseas (although it very well could be). Instead, keep in mind that many overseas weddings last season just as many years as weddings on U.S. shores.
In fact, some experts claim that overseas weddings are more popular than ever. A recent study revealed that many overseas destinations now rival the U.S., with many of them including cruise-liner weddings and intimate beachfront receptions. Keep in mind that an intimate venue is key to a memorable destination wedding. Simply put, you want your guests to feel as comfortable as possible. This means a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop, with lush greenery, plenty of lighting and perhaps even an ocean or a seascape to help set the mood.
Some of the most popular venues for destination weddings are beachfront locations. These typically offer breathtaking views of the ocean and a wide array of intimate amenities, from fine restaurants to charming boutiques. There are a number of different beachfront venues, too, which is great because some locations have more potential guests (and thus a higher potential for sales) than others. For example, many couples choose to get married in the Caribbean or Europe because these are often popular spots with international tourists. If your guests travel to these places for their weddings, chances are that they will also plan to visit your venue. Consider venues in cities like Panama City or Santo Domingo for their sunny beaches and lush settings.
One of the most popular destinations for beach weddings is the California beach front. The San Diego shore is a lovely city with some spectacular beachfront views and lots of hotels, boutiques and restaurants. It’s a great place for couples to get married, but it may not be the best choice for your destination wedding locations because many of its resorts have high costs and limited spaces. Another problem is that many beaches have very long stretches of white sand, making it difficult for guests to socialize in the crowds of other guests. For that reason, some couples choose to wed at the oceanfront.
Another option for those looking for stunning locations for their destination wedding is to wed in one of Mexico’s gorgeous locations. The Caribbean coast offers a variety of choices: Cancun beaches, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, etc. It’s an exciting location with plenty of activities for the newlywed, including snorkeling, kayaking, golfing, scuba diving, and a wide range of water sports. However, keep in mind that the Mexican weather can often be unpredictable. Couples should take care not to get hitched during the rainy season or when the weather is too hot.
When choosing one of the best destination weddings, couples also need to decide where they would like to stay. A number of exotic destinations are available: The Maldives, Jamaica, Bali, Hawaii, Santorini, etc. Some of these are extremely popular with couples who want to get hitched while others are less popular. For instance, couples who wed in Hawaii usually opt for an island vacation; others in Puerto Vallarta choose a hotel. Other couples, who want to get married in Bali, should look into getting married near Kuta, Indonesia; there are many Bali-flavored packages available for destination weddings.