There has been an increase in what is known as destination weddings – those weddings held where neither the bride nor the groom lives, or necessarily has family there. It has been estimated that one in ten weddings are destination weddings – a massive increase over the last decade.
Today’s couples marry later in life as compared to 15 or 20 years ago and they are often more well-traveled, plus they may want something more exotic. Top destinations for U.S. couples include:
- Mexico – It’s close and couples love the warm, sunny weather, culture, coastlines and wide choice of accommodations.
- Hawaii – No passport required and great almost any time of year.
- The Caribbean – Fine boutique hotels and price competitive all-inclusives attract many couples.
No matter which destination you choose, using a reputable Destination Wedding Specialist who knows all of the ins and outs of the particular resorts you have chosen will be invaluable. Plus most will be able to get you a better deal and more extras than you can by yourself – and it’s a lot less stress.
Check the “travel” category of our vendor listings for companies that you may wish to consider. With so many couples now having most of the basics they need for daily life, contributing to a Honeymoon Registry is a nice gift that all couples can enjoy together.