So you've decided to have a destination wedding. Already, you're one step closer to having a blissful big day, with a breathtaking backdrop & an exciting new environment. Still, selecting exactly where you want to whisk away to is a big decision. The location you choose to tie the knot will play a big role in the vibe of your ceremony, & of course, you want it to be as magical & memorable as possible.
As you start to plan your destination wedding, here are some ideas to help you choose the perfect place to say "I do":
If you're nature enthusiasts It sounds too good to be true: Pristine beaches, majestic mountain scenery & picture-perfect weather. In Tahiti, though, paradise is possible for island weddings. If you've ever imagined tying the knot on a picturesque mountaintop, this is the place. However, it's worth noting that you can also have a more traditional wedding in Tahiti.
Consider the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa for the best of both worlds. With a private area on the sand that's ideal for a beach ceremony as well as an on-site chapel, you can definitely plan the wedding of your dreams, no matter what you've always pictured. The chapel not only has a glass floor that looks right into the sparkling lagoon below, but also a window behind the altar that frames a view of Mount Otemanum. You'll definitely get some jaw-dropping photo ops in this locale.
If you like non-stop action The fun never stops in Mexico, meaning it's an optimal location for the couple who likes to have fun into the wee hours of the morning. Consider an all inclusive resort & you'll also have the benefit of enjoying more excitement on a budget.
For example, the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta provides unparalleled service & awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Coast as well as a rock 'n' roll vibe that's great for an edgy bride & groom-to-be. You can also live like rock stars at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, which plants you right in the middle of the action in the heart of lively Cancun. It's no wonder Mexico is the No. 1 U.S. search for destination wedding locations, according to CNN News.
If you're seeking a hassle-free wedding Trying to avoid the legal hassles that often come with a destination wedding? Consider jetting off to Antigua, where there's no residency requirement & a valid passport is all you need. There's also more than just beautiful beaches on this island. Antigua boasts a rich history, so your guests will have plenty to explore on their trip, including the English Harbor & Nelson's Dockyard National Park.
Sandals Grande Antigua is a fitting option for a destination wedding, as it has been voted the "World's Most Romantic Resort" year after year. It's no surprise, either: This resort is set on the island's most popular beach, Dickenson Bay, & boasts charming gardens, seaside villas & European-inspired elegance.
If you want laid-back romance Chill couples should look no further than Jamaica for their beach weddings, which is also in the top 5 trending U.S. searches for destination wedding locations. The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has some of the best all inclusive resorts, where you can sway to the sounds of reggae on a stunning mile-long crescent beach, with balmy breezes and fragrant island aromas wafting through the air.
Sandals Royal Plantation is an all-butler, all-oceanfront resort on the lush north coast that's hidden away in a coral bluff, making it a perfect spot for a smaller, intimate wedding. The best part? Couples can easily transition into their honeymoon & even conveniently engage in a little island hopping around the Caribbean.