A destination that offers sun, scenic landmarks and unique activities can transform a wedding into something extraordinary.
If you’re planning a destination wedding and don’t know where to host it, Today’s Bride has you covered. Here’s a list of the most popular wedding destinations.
This city is a top pick for destination weddings because of the site’s beauty. It is located on the northeastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula and is bordered by the Carribean Sea. Each year, almost 5,000 couples choose Cancun as their wedding destination. You’ll receive special VIP treatment from any of the all-inclusive hotels that line the city’s beach. After the ceremony, try your hand at jet-skiing or visit archeological sites such as Chichen Itza, a city built by the Mayans, which is only a short drive away.
Get married in the birthplace of Bob Marley, James Bond and jerk chicken. Jamaica is the third-largest country in the Caribbean and is known for some of the world`s best all-inclusive resorts. Plan a beachside ceremony and then dance to the unique beats of steel drums, reggae and dancehall at your reception.
The Dominican Republic offers a tropical wedding with sun, sand and waves. This island paradise is nestled between Jamaica and Puerto Rico. It offers a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for throwing a low-key wedding. If you`re looking for scenic views, try whale watching. This area is a breeding ground for humpback whales who return each year between December and April. Take some time to explore the island and visit Fort San Felipe in Puerto Plata, one of the oldest forts in the New World.
This is an ideal wedding getaway for any adventurous couple. The Bahamas, which is made up of more than 600 islands, is located just south of Florida`s coast. Spend the day snorkeling in the clear waters and swimming beside the country`s diverse marine life, including dolphins. Seeking adventure? Try the Bahamian tradition of bone fishing, similar to fly fishing, along the beaches shallow waters. Have an outdoor wedding ceremony in Bahamas’ sparkling sand.
What`s more romantic than a wedding retreat to Hawaii? Get married anywhere from an extravagant resort to near a prehistoric volcano. Visit the island`s natural wonders in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see Kilauea, which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Step outside your normal zone and tie the knot in a traditional Polynesian ceremony.
This is the perfect location for an intimate ceremony on a private beach. Check out the Fijian way of life by joining a fire-walking performance. If you`re feeling brave, go diving with the sharks and enjoy the country`s incredible marine life. This destination is known for its underrated nightlife, so spend a night on the town.
Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world and Florence is a popular destination. It is located in the Tuscany region and was known as the hotspot for the Italian Renaissance. If you’re a fan of art, this city’s breathtaking architecture and birthplace of historic masterpieces, such as Michelangelo’s David, will blow you away. Plan your wedding at a scenic estate or in a picturesque Tuscan castle.