Top 5 Favorite Wedding Destinations

Having a destination wedding gives couples hundreds of exciting locations to choose from for their ceremony! This style of wedding is a fantastic opportunity to travel with loved ones and experience new places to make their special day that much more memorable. Depending on where a couple lives, their top picks for a wedding destination might change. For example, people who live in a very cold place like Canada might choose a tropical beach for their wedding, while those who live close to European countries like Italy or France but have never had the chance to visit might choose this type of destination instead. There are a few places, however, that stand out most when it comes to popular wedding destinations around the world!

1. Mexico

Mexico offers many unique and picturesque settings for destination weddings! Your clients can choose to be married on a beautiful beach, in a gorgeous resort, or in a historical stone church surrounded by villas. Many destination wedding planners and their clients choose Mexico as their destination because it offers gorgeous venues and unbeatable natural scenery for affordable prices. Because it’s such a popular destination, most venues and resorts are also very well equipped to host weddings that involve traveling guests, making the planning process nicer for the destination wedding planner! Popular wedding locations in Mexico include Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Los Cabo.

Planning a Destination Wedding in Mexico

2. Jamaica

While there are many popular wedding destinations in the Caribbean Islands, Jamaica is one of the most often chosen getaways for romantic tropical settings. Whether your clients are interested in white sandy beaches, exotic rainforest coves, or quiet local villages, Jamaica presents a unique landscape and culture that most marrying couples don’t have the pleasure of experiencing. Like Mexico, the resorts and venues in Jamaica regularly host destination weddings and are therefore well-equipped to help you organize the event! Many Jamaican wedding locations actually offer discount packages for wedding parties as incentive to choose them as a destination. This lets your clients choose a beautiful setting at an affordable rate. Popular places for weddings in Jamaica include Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Negril.

Planning a Destination Wedding in Jamaica

3. Dominican Republic

The beaches of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic play regular host to many gorgeous weddings each year. Featuring eye catching neon blue water and all of the activities that come with beach life, the Dominican Republic offers several beautiful locations for your clients. Once again, the resorts here are seasoned professionals at hosting weddings and often prepare affordable packages for wedding parties. Package pricing isn’t always as affordable as it might be in Mexico, since a little more distance is involved, but the Dominican Republic still ranks as one of the most often chosen wedding destinations available. Popular locations within the Dominican Republic include Punta Cana, Bavaro, and Samana Province.

Planning a Destination Wedding in Punta Cana

4. Cuba

Cuba’s unique history offers clients an affordable but memorable wedding experience. Culture, style, and beautiful natural scenery make just about any beach or resort a great option for a ceremony. Not only do clients and their guests have access to relaxing beaches full of sun, they can also enjoy timeless architecture, historical landmarks, amazing music, and novel features like tours in beautiful vintage cars. Cuban destinations offer many different vacation packages, some designed specifically for wedding parties. These packages are usually relatively well priced compared to wedding destinations that don’t host ceremonies so regularly. This makes the planning process run more smoothly for you! Popular locations in Cuba include Varadero, Havana, and Cayo Coco.

Planning a Destination Wedding in Cuba

5. New Zealand

While still luxurious and full of beautiful scenery, New Zealand offers a bit of a different experience for clients interested in having a destination wedding than tropical locations do. Rather than relaxing in the sun, your clients can try sky diving, hot air balloon rides, hiking, and sailing! If you’ve got an adventurous pair on your hands, New Zealand might be the place for them! Between all of the activities, couples can enjoy lush greenery and gorgeous mountains like they’ve probably never seen before. Many packages are available for weddings in New Zealand, but they do tend to be more expensive than Mexico or Cuba, for example, because they often involve additional activities to just the wedding. Popular destinations in New Zealand include Queenstown and Wanaka.

Planning a Destination Wedding in New Zealand

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