According to The Knot, a survey of more than 27,000 newly married couples in 2021, destination weddings are much more popular today than they have ever been in the past. In fact, your destination wedding may have been planned with no idea of it whatsoever. And yet, when the big day arrives and all the planning is done, you’ll find that you didn’t quite know where to begin. Hopefully these destination wedding planning tips will be to get you started on your very own destination wedding. Let’s get started!
First of all, if you are considering a destination wedding, there is no reason why you shouldn’t consider booking some Bahamas or Hawaii weddings. Some brides who opt for such weddings choose the Caribbean Islands such as the Bahamas because they offer some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Others opt for island weddings, such as those on Oahu, one of the islands of Hawaii. You could choose a quiet island such as Fiji, or a busy island such as Tahiti. The Bahamas are also known for their churches and beautiful resorts, making them a popular choice of wedding destination.
If you’re not quite so daring but still want to have a destination wedding, then there is plenty of choice. Aruba itself is a popular location for island weddings, and Aruba has plenty of different venues from which to choose. There are plenty of hotels and villas on the island, so you could choose to have a ceremony or reception somewhere in these accommodations. Some couples choose to exchange vows at the beach side on the Aruba island, or perhaps in one of the gorgeous churches that are on the island.
Another popular destination wedding option is to get married in an outdoor setting like on a yacht, a boat, or at an island beach. Many couples choose destinations like Mexico for their weddings in this style. There are plenty of options for wedding venues for these types of ceremonies, including cruise ships, yachts, hotels, resorts, and beaches.
Other locations that are popular for destination wedding ceremonies are resorts and hotels. Couples who want to wed at a resort often choose a destination resort such as Hilton Head, South Carolina, because they know that they can expect a professional reception with beautiful venues and excellent service. A resort wedding gives guests something different than a more local wedding. For example, most resort weddings involve a banquet at the resort’s banquet hall, where the wedding party will meet and have food and music to enjoy. Many couples choose to exchange vows in front of the resort’s swimming pool, which is stunning and romantic.
While destination weddings do tend to be a bit more special than more traditional weddings, you can create your own destination wedding ceremony and enjoy the experience. You may choose to have your ceremony in a quaint church, or in a luxurious hotel. Or you may choose to get married on an island, such as in Maui or Oahu. You can also choose a theme for your ceremony, which is a great way to inject some personality into the event.