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Planning a Destination Wedding Tips

Are you considering having a destination wedding and traveling to a far off or exotic destination to lock in forever with your beau? Here are some helpful tips, suggestions and inspirational ideas to get the creative juices flowing and help you plan your dream wedding.


Don't forget your Destination Wedding Photographer! We are for hire!


Soon you'll be tying the knot on an island, in a castle, on a glacier, or atop a skyscraper?


Sunset Destination Wedding Photo
Sunset Destination Wedding Photo

Make a concerted effort to create a guest list.


Making a guest list is a critical first step in planning an intimate wedding. Your guest list should only include relatives and friends who you couldn't imagine being married without.


Consider having a beach wedding.


Saying "I do" in front of a gorgeous natural background at a beach wedding is a fantastic alternative because it frequently means spending less money on decorations.


Before making a decision, consider the weather.


Investigate the weather in your preferred destination for the time of year you want to marry, since many countries have dry and rainy seasons, as well as periods when the temperature might be unusually hot or cold. This knowledge might help you avoid terrible weather on your wedding day.


Create an idea board on Pinterest.


Create an inspiration board to assist you in focusing on the appearance and feel of your perfect wedding. To make a mood board, simply collect images of weddings, flowers, colors, cuisine, rings, dresses, and the site of your big day.


Engage the services of a wedding coordinator locally.


Hiring a wedding organizer who lives and works in the city where you wish to marry might make determining local marriage rules and traditions much easier. They will be well-versed in the area's particular and may even have a few shortcuts up their sleeves. They may also have a list of the best local firms to do business with.


Think about what you'll need to travel.


There may be requirements like Covid tests, visas, or particular vaccines in order for you, the bridal party, and other guests to arrive on time for the wedding.


Examine your state's marriage laws.


If you're planning a destination wedding, you should check local laws to determine if a marriage license is required.


Create a website for your wedding.


If you create an online registry with all of the important information about your wedding, you will receive fewer questions from visitors. The quickest routes to your wedding venue, travel requirements, where you will block out rooms or residences, ground transportation information, and other crucial data may all be included.





Creative Ideas for Your Dream Destination Wedding


A destination wedding is distinguished not just by the ceremony. Your wedding day will be one to remember with these fun activities!


Make an Exciting Helicopter Ride a Part of Your Destination Wedding!


Wedding Ideas for Adventurous Couples Getting Married at a Destination Wedding



We think this idea for a vacation wedding is ADORABLE. Consider taking a helicopter tour to obtain a bird's eye perspective of your wedding venue if it's in a magnificent area. It's like something from an Anime!


A helicopter ride is an excellent complement to any wedding, whether it takes place on a tropical island or in the highlands.



Plan a ski getaway to a neighboring resort following the wedding.



A destination wedding in a snowy location, such as the Swiss Alps or Whistler, British Columbia, is ideal. Include a trip to the slopes in your agenda.



Plan a Destination Bachelorette Party!


This is the best destination wedding choice if you and your wedding party want to arrive early at your wedding location.


Why have a bachelorette party at home when you can turn a section of your wedding vacation into the most spectacular bachelorette party ever imagined?


Go on a Beachfront Bike Ride.


What a lovely idea for a destination wedding! The neighborhoods surrounding your wedding venue are ideal for bike rides, as are adjacent beaches for a romantic ride after nightfall. Exactly what I was looking for!



Take a walk around town the morning before your wedding.



There's a reason you choose an exotic location for your wedding. It's a terrific idea to take a break from your wedding day and explore the streets of your wedding venue!


This destination wedding theme is for you if you're getting married in a historic city with cobblestoned streets and a lot of history to absorb. You are, after all, preparing for your honeymoon, aren't you?



Beach Skating is a great way to spend the day!



The most lovely idea for a destination wedding we've ever seen! Roller skates and the beach are a classic pairing, and it's simple to understand why.


This is an excellent pastime for couples who want to revisit their childhood memories together.


Embark on a Balloon Ride


What better way to get to know someone than than flying through the sky? What a lovely idea for a destination wedding!


Take a picnic basket of wedding reception food to the top of a mountain and watch the sunset over your special day.



On your wedding day, dine al fresco.


Consider hosting your dinner reception on the sand rather than in an indoor reception hall for a seaside wedding so that your guests can enjoy the scenery.


You may encourage your guests to socialize during supper by using floor pillows and a large communal table. It's a fantastic way to spend lunch with friends and family!


Create a Destination Wedding Invitation Suite that reflects your destination.


It's one of our favorite ideas for a far-flung wedding. It's a terrific idea to match your wedding invitation suite to the location of your wedding.



Wedding Destination Venues of the Year


Let us find you the ideal spot to say "I do" with our top destination wedding ideas. We've compiled a list of the world's most romantic wedding locations.


The Ideal Location for a Jagged Mountain Wedding Among Italy's Majestic Dolomites


The Italian Dolomites are among the most breathtaking mountains in the world. To say they look like they might have strolled off the set of a Hollywood film is an understatement.


To marry in the Dolomites, you must be in love with the jagged, magnificent peaks of the mountains. The mountains that rise magnificently from Lago de Braies' water are best viewed from a boat on the lake.


The Icelandic Roaring Waterfalls may be seen from here.


Iceland is renowned as the "Land of Fire and Ice" for a reason! It is a geologically extreme location, making it ideal for a wedding.


Taking a swim in a local hot spring, driving the Ring Road (the island's surrounding highway), and finding the black sand and massive ice at Diamond Beach are just a few of our favorite things to do in Iceland.


Paris, France is located in the center of the French city.


The city of Paris is a real gem. I adore her because she is ageless, beautiful, and inventive. Furthermore, if you're looking for a romantic and exquisite destination wedding location, Paris is the place to go.


Wedding ideas for Paris include getting up early to witness the sun rise over the Eiffel Tower (before it gets too crowded! ), eating baguettes and brie by the river, people-watching at a café, and experimenting with smells at a local perfumery.


The Austrian Alps, Snow-Covered


WOW. The Austrian Alps are a sight to see. ""Magic," correct?" Remember the ski or snowboarding trip we mentioned previously to a destination wedding? If you ask us, you'll want a winter wedding in the Austrian Alps.


Plan a day full of snowy things to do as a winter honeymoon experience the day after your wedding.


A Yacht in the Tropics


The concept of a holiday wedding is very unusual! The idea of getting married on a yacht is very unique. If you and your future spouse appreciate being near water, why not have your wedding at one of your favorite bodies of water?


Bring some bubbly to toast your union, and don't forget your bikinis for when you say "I do."


There are a lot of hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey.



If you want to feel like your destination wedding is taking place in a fairy tale, look no further than Cappadocia, Turkey.


You may start organizing your wedding ceremony as hot air balloons float above the stunning cone-shaped rock formations that dot the area. It's difficult to think of a finer idea for a destination wedding!


In a Spectacular Greenhouse in Thailand


This Thailand greenhouse wedding is one of our favorites, and we believe it is one of the world's most unusual wedding venues. This location is suitable for elopements and micro-weddings.


Arrive in Thailand a few days early to enjoy the local food and rent a private boat to tour the islands.


The backdrop for this narrative is Patagonia, Chile's Vast Wilderness.


This one promises to be a terrific adventure. If you envision a holiday wedding with daring treks, alpine lakes, and jagged mountains as your backdrop, Patagonia is the place to go. Don't forget your wedding shoes since we're going on an adventure!


Czech Republic, Prague


Destination weddings and industrial vibes go well together, and while it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, we think it's fantastic! You can have your wedding ceremony at an abandoned train station in Prague, which is amazing.


If you're looking for one-of-a-kind ideas for a destination wedding, go no further than this breathtaking location, which is the embodiment of how you should approach arranging your big day.


Within Sight of the Magnificent Sea and Mountains of Norway's Lofoten Islands


We're crazy over Norway's Frozen vibes. Epic beaches with snow-capped mountains and glacially freezing waters may provide an exciting and spectacular setting for a vacation wedding.


If you want a really one-of-a-kind wedding experience, plan your Lofoten wedding between late August and mid-April, when the Northern Lights may be visible.


A magnificent desert scenery can be seen near Joshua Tree, California.


If you want a wedding with the huge open desert as a backdrop, we HIGHLY recommend making the trek out to Joshua Tree. If you have a small enough group, you can get married in Joshua Tree National Park.


We'd love to have you stay in one of our beautiful desert homes while you're in town. You'll never be able to get enough of this desert retreat.


In an abandoned silk factory in Beirut, Lebanon


I'm not even sure where to begin! This is the ideal location for a couple that wants to chart their own path and make their own decisions.


The Middle East offers some of the world's most stunning landscapes and ruins, but having less tourists than many of the more popular wedding-destination areas.


As a consequence, you will feel as if you have unearthed a rare gem all to yourself. A city like Beirut (Lebanon) has a lot of history, beautiful landscape, and wonderful food.


Lake Como in Italy is one of the most beautiful sites on the planet.


Lake Como has a wonderful quality about it. It's stunning, with mountains in the backdrop and lovely, colorful buildings dotting the beach in typical Italian seaside flair. There are several exquisite villas available for rental as the venue for an international wedding.


Your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour might be held on a patio with a view of the water. Don't forget to go boating on the lake to get a different view on the magnificent structures!


The magnificent Hotel San Cristobal in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico


Only cool couples need apply for this one. The Hotel San Cristobal combines the finest of the ancient with the new. This hotel is a terrific site to start your honeymoon as well as a great place to be married since it is THAT nice.


Take a relaxing dip in the pool that overlooks the ocean. Benno, the hotel's seaside restaurant, also provides meals and beverages.


Wildlife may be found in abundance in South Africa's wide landscapes.


You may not have realized it, but South Africa is pretty beautiful. Consider hosting your wedding at Shepstone Gardens' Glass Marquee if you want it to have a whimsical, fairytale vibe. If vineyards are more your thing, go to Highberry Farm, which has lovely gardens and rolling hills.


Riding the gondola to the summit of Table Mountain and taking in the city's skyline and the ocean beyond is a must-do while visiting Cape Town. This is a must-see if you're planning a destination wedding!


Alternatively, take a road trip to the wine area and begin your post-wedding adventures with a glass of vino. It's the ideal idea for a destination wedding.


Tuscany, Italy, is known for its rolling hillsides.


Hello, wine aficionados! Tuscany is a must-see for everyone who has never there. This is an excellent location for planning your special day.


In addition to being one of the most beautiful wedding destinations, Tuscany is known for producing some of the world's greatest wines. And what better place to marry than in the heart of Italy's wine region?


You can't go wrong here, whether you're planning a city wedding in Florence or a more rustic wedding in the Italian countryside.


Squamish is a town in British Columbia, Canada, and the Squamish Mountains are located there.


Some of North America's most magnificent mountain ranges may be found in Canada. With lush evergreen trees as a backdrop, Squamish, British Columbia, is an ideal site for a vacation wedding.


Squamish is known as the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada," so if you and your partner like outdoor activities, this is the place for you.


Make your wedding in the mountains a couple weeks lengthy so that you and your new husband may go on wonderful excursions together. Inflatable boats are ideal for exploring the highland lakes. Alternatively, if you've already reached the summit of a mountain, spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy your meal there.


Tulum's Indescribable Boho Beach Vibes


Tulum is one of our favorite vacation spots. Tulum has so many reasons to fall in love with it, from the weather to the beaches to the bohemian vibe to the food to the ruins. There are so many options here, whether you want a beach wedding or a forest event.



In the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City,


We love city weddings, and New York City is the ideal location for one. This is a classic that will never go out of style. Take your first look at the world as it passes you by on a busy sidewalk. If you want to get married with a view of the New York City skyline, consider getting married on a rooftop patio.


Weddings in the city have a certain allure. Want to be married in New York City but don't know where to begin? The idea of a "first slice" of cake rather than a "first bite" appeals to us. Because New York City is known for its pizza, there is no better place to try it than here.


Aqua Waters is located on Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.


If you like cool, aqua-colored lakes and towering mountains clothed in evergreens, Moraine Lake will steal your breath away. There aren't many more beautiful settings for an elopement than this lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains.


Isn't it enjoyable to paddle about the lake in one of the little boats moored along the shore? This is, without a doubt, the most romantic method to commemorate your wedding vows.


Cliffs and Peaks 30 in Malibu, California


Malibu offers everything when it comes to luxuries. The best beaches on the West Coast may be found here, as well as breathtaking cliffsides and rolling hills. Because of the variety of landscape and activities available, Malibu is an ideal choice for a wedding location.


A sunset picnic at El Matador State Beach and sushi with a view at Nobu, one of the city's most famous restaurants, are two Malibu wedding ideas.


Georgia is situated in the mountains of Eastern Europe.


For a one-of-a-kind wedding setting, consider Georgia, a lesser-known yet lovely nation.


The mountains of Eastern Europe provide a breathtaking setting for a wedding ceremony and celebration.


A pre-wedding walk around Tbilisi's districts, a wedding at the Gergeti Trinity Church, and a Georgian wine-tasting for two are among our favorite Georgian wedding ideas.


The Dramatic Mountain Ranges of New Zealand


What couple wouldn't want to be married in front of Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak? New Zealand has been the setting for so many outstanding films that it appears to be a scene straight out of a movie.


You may have your wedding among the mountains or on a grassy hill overlooking the lake.


Do you need ideas for a wedding in this location? While you're here, visit one of New Zealand's numerous lavender fields. Post-wedding images don't get much better than this.


This photograph was captured in Morocco's small alleyways.


Morocco may be the greatest desert wedding destination in the world.


The markets, or bazaars, of Marrakech are excellent places to search for mementos to take home with you after your wedding.


It's an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture while visiting a magnificent wedding site in the Middle East.


Another option for an off-the-grid wedding is a micro-destination wedding in the Sahara Desert.


In the breathtaking mountains of Spain


Calderona Natural Park is an excellent example of a less-frequently visited location for a wedding ceremony and reception. We're ready to wager you've never heard of it, despite the fact that it's a gorgeous site with amazing views of the Alps.


Because of this, we feel this location would be great for a modest outdoor wedding. Intimate and lovely at the same time. That's a winning formula!


35 miles along the Amalfi Coast


You might marry in Amalfi, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, surrounded by the remnants of an old monastery.


"It is so quiet and beautiful," Lilly Red says, "that you feel the neutral tones of this wedding truly embracing the peacefulness of this timeless environment." A once-in-a-lifetime experience that adds to the appeal of marrying in Italy. " Oh my goodness, we couldn't be more in agreement!



The Moody Mountains of Scotland, Isle of Skye


The Isle of Skye, with its mossy highlands, foggy hills, and gloomy weather, is one of the most picturesque locations for a wedding ceremony.


If you're planning a trip to the Isle of Skye and searching for unique wedding ideas, look no further. We can't stop thinking about how much fun it would be to ride horses over the foggy hills!



It's time to start thinking about where you want to marry and where you don't want to marry.


Ever considered something like Traveling to Japan? You could get married in the heart of Tokyo, home to Anime, Samurai, Ninja, and Kawaii Hello Kitty.

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