For those who love to travel and want a wholly unique way to begin married life, there are destination wedding packages that will take the most important day of your life and take it to a whole other level. Certain wedding destinations are tried and true, whereas other more exotic locales are turning up on itineraries more and more often.
The gold standard for wedding destinations has remained
fairly unchanged over the years, and it's no coincidence
that these locations are often classic honeymoon
spots, too. If you want nothing more than a
romantic sandy beach to tie the knot, Hawaii is a great choice. Every island will offer a slight
variation on what you want, but as a destination, wedding
packages to Maui and Oahu are often the most popular. Maui has just the right
mix of secluded beaches, outdoor activities and an enticing
ambiance that has brought lovers to its shores for years.
On Oahu you'll find cheaper prices, but less availability,
so that might be a deciding factor in your destination
Tourist hotspots in Mexico also double as great wedding destinations. Whether
it is Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto
Vallarta or Mazatlan,
Mexico adds a bit of color and excitement to any wedding
plans. The crescent shaped bay in Acapulco is the
country's most popular nuptial site, so there are
numerous destination wedding packages to choose from.
If it was good enough for the Kennedys and the Clintons,
so shall it be for you. Mazatlan has a more casual
vibe, which is perfect for couples who want to keep the
proceedings a little lower key - plus it is often
the least expensive location down south for destination
Of course, you could always go the path tread by millions
of lovers throughout the years and head straight to Vegas.
Whether you want to be brought together by the bonds of
holy matrimony by an Elvis impersonator, or want a more
traditional wedding, Las Vegas will always be there to
provide. Every major casino in the city has a wedding
chapel in their hotel, and they range in style and
ambiance, usually following the casino's overall
theme. These chapels can be set up just as luxurious
or laid back as you desire, from the top of the line Mirage and Caesar's chapels to quaint locations such as the Monte
Carlo or Luxor.
The nice thing about Vegas as a wedding destination is
that the huge numbers of ceremonies that take place every
year make the planning staffs amongst the most helpful
and knowledgeable that you'll ever find. Vegas
weddings are specifically designed to make the hardship
of planning a moot point.
If you want to get really exotic with your plans, Thailand is steadily rising in popularity as a weddings destination. Other than the amazing location, your money will stretch so far, you may think of staying there. If you ever wanted to head down the aisle on an elephant, or have tigers looking on as you say your vows - well, Thailand is the place for you. Phuket is where a lot of lovestruck couples head to (both for weddings and honeymoons), and will certainly be an unforgettable experience.