Congrats, you’re engaged! Now what? Time to plan, plan, plan. With wedding planning comes lots of meetings, decisions, judgements from parents and in-laws. There’s the church, the wedding party, the transportation, and the list goes on.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could forget all the logistics and chill by the beach (toes in the sand) with your closest friends and family? Newsflash: A destination wedding is very possible and a GREAT idea. Forget the hometown hubbub and say your vows in front of a breathtaking backdrop somewhere exotic. Here are a few places you should definitely consider. At least, we think so.
This super-popular, yet off the beaten path, haven is for anyone craving a rustic retreat. You’ve got natural beauty and tranquility, the jungle across the street from white sands and crystal-clear waves, small resorts, and amazing restaurants. Most of the town shuts down early, so we’re thinking a silent disco reception is in the cards here! (Keep that dance party going!)
Dream of wedding somewhere tropical but feel uneasy about a potential hurricane? Then, Aruba is where you want to be — located outside of the hurricane belt with sunny skies the majority of the year. Go barefoot in the sand or opt for a posh fête at the Ritz Carlton. There’s something for everyone in Aruba.
Marry diving, hiking, and snorkeling with a destination wedding and you’ve got yourself the perfect scenario for an active bunch. Discover the Mayan ruins, visit the world-famous Great Blue Hole…oh, and get married, too.
Looking to keep things local? The sunshine state of Florida has plenty of picturesque towns and beaches for the choosing. Go glamourous at a chic venue in South Beach, Miami or keep it laidback in any of the Florida Keys.
We couldn’t pinpoint one place, so we decided to name the entire continent. Enjoy the dramatic landscape of Santorini in Greece, sip luxurious wines while you dance under the stars Tuscany vineyard in Italy (silent disco optional), or live out the perfect fairytale wedding in the romantic city of Paris, France.