Just as the name says, a destination wedding is a ceremony which is supposed to be held at a location away from the couple’s hometown. Mainly done in an romantic or faraway place, destination weddings have a world-wide notion for being lavish and expensive, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes couples opt for a destination wedding to save money, as it usually results in a small guest list.

Still, there are plenty of wedding photographers that will shoot such a wedding, provided the clients have enough budget for the purchase and hire of the cameras.

11 Most Beautiful Destinations, Ranked

Check out this list of the top beauty destinations around the world. There are plenty of information pages as well as breathtaking photos and videos to enjoy.

1. Marchenko (Ukraine)

2. Clermont (France)

3. Ras Gharib (Persian Gulf), Grand Brighton (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands)

4. Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

5. Cancun, Mexico

6. Sunrise Reef, Cabo Sao Vicente, Costa Rica

7. Bora-Bora, Goa, India

8. Varanasi, India

9. Pandaji, Madurai, India

10. Papanas, Oahu, Hawaii

Nowadays, there are many ways a wedding can be upgraded, so we’ve listed some tips below to help you design your own destination wedding.

Before diving into further details, it was vital to check this blog post to learn more. If you’re planning to put in a lot of travel, however, then these tips can help you plan your special day.

When to attend your destination wedding

The choice to seek out a wedding destination is a matter of what fits the bill. For instance, maybe your business is going on a world away from home for a few months, and you really want to capitalize on that time by hosting a beautiful destination wedding. Maybe you’re simply doing it to save money for a later date—or maybe you’re doing it on behalf of a client.

Whatever the case, here’s an overview of the best times to plan a wedding destination wedding, as well as some recommendations to get you started.

Best time to plan a wedding destination wedding

You really cannot beat the December holiday season for planning a wedding destination wedding. The most wedding destinations that get filled during this time are attributes in Southern Africa, the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico.

The best way to know the best day to go is to research the busy wedding destinations available near your area. Certain things have to be taken into consideration, say for instance if you’re doing a small wedding (two to four guests), or if you have children. Before you start looking at wedding destinations, ask your spouse if he/she would be comfortable going abroad with you.

Devices such as BlueMarble Maps and JensenPhoto can simplify things for you. Simply upload your coordinates, and the website helps you find weddings in the area. After a few queries, the website will show you the top wedding destinations in your town, based on distance from your location and dates.

The image below shows the wedding destinations near me in California. In the example above, you’ll find places likeVenice, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Aspen, Aspen Springs, Capitola, Bishop, and Monterey. If that’s not enough, there are even wedding destinations in New York and San Francisco. Another possibility is another wedding destination in Orlando.

Another handy tip is to check the hotels that are available near the wedding location. Ideally, you want to select a hotel that isn’t too far from your primary residence. However, you may want to also investigate a hotel close by where your partner lives, so they can stay in his/her own house during the wedding.