Destination Weddings

Feel like getting away? Do it!

But just know: Destination weddings don't necessarily have to include a 14-hour plane flight and scrambling to renew your passports. How about a domestic destination wedding in a dreamy getaway state?

We've got you covered either way. Keep scrolling to see a bunch of useful articles + ideas about destination weddings.



27 Colorado Destination Wedding Venues with Gorgeous Rocky Mountain Views

27 Colorado Destination Wedding Venues with Gorgeous Rocky Mountain Views

Dreaming of a destination wedding location with stunning mountain views? Then Colorado is the place for you! Whether you want to say—or shout!—"I do" from a mountaintop or just want to be surrounded by the beauty of the great outdoors, these venues will take your celebration to a higher level.


5 Stunning High Rockies All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Venues

5 Stunning High Rockies All-Inclusive Destination Wedding Venues

Want a stress-free Colorado destination wedding? Then pick a venue that takes care of lots of the details for you! These all-inclusive High Rockies venues in and around Vail not only deliver breathtaking scenery and endless year-round outdoor activities, they also offer full-service packages so you can relax on your big day.


8 PROs + CONs of a Destination Wedding

8 PROs + CONs of a Destination Wedding

Dreaming of jetting off to some exotic locale to say "I do"? Whether you're considering the Maldives or the Swiss Alps, there are several pros and cons you'll want to consider before committing to a destination wedding. We've listed the top 8 right here!


To-Die-For Beach Wedding Ceremony Arches

To-Die-For Beach Wedding Ceremony Arches

Choosing an arch that complements your already stunning beach ceremony site is no easy feat, so we've put together 6 ideas–and lots of photos–to help inspire yours.


How To Choose A Destination Wedding Location

How To Choose A Destination Wedding Location

You can't have a "destination" wedding without a far-flung location, right? But with the world at your fingertips, how are you ever supposed to settle on the perfect place to say "I do"? Our friends at LovinAway gives us their expert tips on finding a destination wedding spot that's just right for you!


16 Fabulous Destinations for your Hill Country Wedding Weekend

16 Fabulous Destinations for your Hill Country Wedding Weekend

The Texas Hill Country is the perfect destination for a weekend wedding. With its gorgeous scenery, a thriving wine industry (wine tasting, anyone?), and lots of other local attractions that will keep you and your guests entertained for days on end. From a luxurious waterfront resort with its own "Party Yacht" to a charming B&B surrounded by ancient oaks, these fabulous locations offer all the amenities you'll need for your extended celebration!


Everything You Need To Know About Summer Weddings

Everything You Need To Know About Summer Weddings

School's out, vacations are planned, and awkward tan lines are popping up everywhere. It's summertime! But, before you opt for a summer wedding, read our guide to find out what's in season, what's in vogue, and what to take into consideration.


French Quarter Favorites: 4 NOLA Wedding Venues We Know You'll Love!

French Quarter Favorites: 4 NOLA Wedding Venues We Know You'll Love!

History, elegance, architectural splendor, romance, and fun are all reflected in the wedding venues you'll find in New Orleans' fabulous French Quarter. Your options range from a gorgeous century-old home and vintage hotel to the exuberant House of Blues. Lush landscaping and amazing food are also frequently part of the scene!


The Ultimate Destination Wedding Checklist

The Ultimate Destination Wedding Checklist

If you're planning an international destination wedding, your wedding planning challenges just got taken up a notch. Tack on a few thousand miles, language barriers, and regulations in a foreign country, and things can get pretty tricky. Luckily, we've put together a comprehensive Destination Wedding Checklist to help you navigate through the logistics and etiquette.


Top 5 Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Planning a destination wedding? Don’t miss these Top 5 Destination Wedding Tips from wedding planner Michelle Barrionuevo-Mazzini of MB Creative Co.


17 of San Diego's Best Wedding Venues

17 of San Diego's Best Wedding Venues

San Diego is a popular playland—and wedding destination—for lots of reasons, starting with its natural beauty, great weather, and more than 68 miles of beaches. In addition to all its other assets, the San Diego Area is home to some stellar places to get married, from beachfront properties and ballrooms, to gardens and barns. To help you kick off your search, we've put together a list of some of the best wedding venues the region has to offer.


Austin is IN: 10 Stellar Choices for Your Austin Destination Wedding

Austin is IN: 10 Stellar Choices for Your Austin Destination Wedding

Austin is the perfect choice for a destination wedding—it's got awesome weather year-round, beautiful natural surroundings, vibrant art galleries, and a world-renowned music scene. Whether you're locals who want to show off the city to your friends and family, or are heading to Austin for the first time yourselves, you'll find the very best of this special town showcased in these remarkable venues.


Hawaii's Best Destination Wedding Venues

Hawaii's Best Destination Wedding Venues

Pristine beaches…swaying palm trees…plumeria-scented air…and technicolor sunsets over the Pacific. These are just a few of the things that make Hawaii a tropical paradise and a top choice for destination weddings.


No Passport Required: 43 Top Destination Wedding Venues in the U.S.A.

No Passport Required: 43 Top Destination Wedding Venues in the U.S.A.

Want to have a fantastic destination wedding but don’t want to learn a foreign language or take a 12-hour plane ride to get there? No problem! Some of the best destination wedding venues are right here in the U.S., like a secluded ranch in California, a mountaintop lodge in Colorado, a rustic retreat in Texas, a chic beachfront resort in Florida, and everything in-between. The places we’ve included below are not just unique, they’re all gorgeous locations where you’ll love to spend time with your family and friends.


48 of the Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S.A

48 of the Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S.A

What makes a place “romantic” is different for every couple. Whether it's a luxurious retreat tucked away in Northern California's renowned Wine Country, a picturesque mountaintop resort in Colorado, a serene working farm in rural Georgia, or a stately French chateau situated on the banks of Narragansett Bay...whatever your vision may be, you're bound to find a favorite among these jaw-dropping, oh-so-beautiful-we-could-cry wedding venues scattered across the United States.


21 of the Best Garden Wedding Venues in the United States

21 of the Best Garden Wedding Venues in the United States

Sparkling fountains, waterfalls, reflecting ponds…acres of vibrant blooms…quaint bridges, and graceful statuary—these are just some of the things that make garden weddings so irresistible. If a colorful and romantic outdoor celebration is what you have in mind, check out our picks for some of the best garden venues from coast to coast.


6 Standout Destination Wedding Venues on the Ft Lauderdale Coast

6 Standout Destination Wedding Venues on the Ft Lauderdale Coast

If you want your wedding to have a taste of the tropics, head for Fort Lauderdale. Not only will you find pristine beaches, swaying palm trees and nonstop sun, the town boasts an average temperature of 77 blissful degrees year-round! Honeymooning from here is a snap, too, because the city’s Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise-ship ports in the world.


Brides Want To Know: Do We Have To Split The Guest List Fifty-Fifty?

Brides Want To Know: Do We Have To Split The Guest List Fifty-Fifty?

Dear Here Comes The Guide: We are planning a fairly upscale and costly wedding for our daughter. It is a destination wedding for our guests, but more local for the groom side. Therefore, our guests are not as likely to attend as the groom side. Do we have to split the guest list fifty-fifty? What is the norm?


Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

One of the most endearing aspects of your wedding is how loved ones come together from the four corners of the world to celebrate. By adding a few thoughtful details to your wedding festivities, you can return the favor and make your out-of-towners feel like VIPs.


Brides Want To Know: Destination Wedding Thank-You Notes

Brides Want To Know: Destination Wedding Thank-You Notes

Dear Here Comes The Guide: I had a destination wedding. Should I send a thank-you note to those guests that came to the wedding, but did not buy us a gift?


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