When it comes to wedding destinations, there is a virtually limitless list that can be considered. Some of the best wedding destinations in the globe are located within Europe, such as Italy, Portugal and Spain, and the Dominican Republic. Not surprisingly, the Dominican Republic also ranks high among the best countries for a destination wedding. But where exactly would you want to get married?
If you are planning a destination wedding, you probably already have an idea of what you would like your destination to be like. Think about it: do you want a tropical wedding, with beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze? Or would you prefer a quieter rural setting, with lots of opportunities for building vows between you and your spouse? And what about a destination wedding with a distinctive flavor: maybe a wedding with a rich Spanish flavor, held on a quiet beach?
Once you’ve settled on which part of the globe you’d like to get married to, you need to think about where you’d like to get married. This may sound obvious, but it’s something that people fail to consider often. If you’re interested in wedding destinations that allow you to hold your ceremony and reception in the open air, then choosing a beach wedding location is a good place to start. Some of your best options include Portugal’s Costa da Caparica (also known as Long Beach), Ireland’s Galway, or Italy’s Venice. These are all excellent beach wedding venues, though they do come with their drawbacks.
First, these places are extremely romantic, which may not be something you want to do at your wedding. Also, they are incredibly hot. That said, if you can plan your wedding to coincide with one of these warm summer months, you’ll find that you can have an absolutely fabulous time. For other wedding destinations that work great in the warm months, there are plenty of places around the world that are equally beautiful and equally acceptable as venues for your reception and ceremony. Places like Mexico, Hawaii and other exotic islands are wonderful wedding venues because they allow you to get away from it all and relax in a beautiful location.
If your dream is somewhere between the two selections above, then the third option is a good one: a Caribbean destination wedding. The Caribbean consists of many beautiful islands, some of which aren’t even real countries. However, because so many people travel there, many of these islands have become recognized as popular wedding destinations, which means you won’t have to worry about weather and temperature issues.
A Caribbean destination wedding can mean beaches, drinks with palm trees, and lots of dancing. If you’re looking for a more laid back affair, look into having your ceremony at a beautiful Caribbean resort with lush tropical gardens and beaches instead. Of course, you could choose a country beach, but if you’d rather go for something more romantic, consider having your ceremony on the sand. If you’d like to wear your wedding gown (or your formal wedding attire) around the trees, you can also choose a Caribbean resort with an on-site spa or day spa. With a full day of dancing, music, food, and celebration, the all-inclusive resort should be something you and your guests will never forget. All-inclusive resorts should also have delicious food and drinks, so you don’t have to leave the resort if your stomach doesn’t agree with you.
Iceland has long been a destination wedding location thanks to its amazing landscape and beautiful beaches. You can plan your Iceland vacation to take place during any part of spring or fall so that you can plan events around beautiful natural landscapes. There are so many beautiful Iceland spots to choose from, such as the countryside ofillus, volcanic landscapes at active geysers, the silent geysers at Eyjheimur, and more.
The Caribbean is the perfect location for a memorable wedding, thanks to its stunning scenery, exotic locations, and rich history. In fact, Caribbean weddings are some of the hottest they’ll ever be. You can get hitched in the most remote areas, which makes it even more special since you’ll get to spend your honeymoon in a private setting. With this in mind, you may want to consider planning your Caribbean destination wedding in a tropical destination resort, or at least one with plenty of cultural activities to keep you busy. Other excellent Caribbean venues for getting hitched include Belize, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, or the Cayman Islands.