When you think of wedding destinations, people dream of far away places like Bali, Costa Rica, Thailand.
and other places. Those are all beautiful romantic wedding destinations, but the truth is, I have found a few
Idyllic wedding destinations just around the corner, so to speak. In keeping with the theme of the five-day trip,
Have a list of 10 stylish and memorable wedding destinations that won’t break your budget, they’re easy to find.
and it can be the perfect setting for your perfect wedding. Links displayed to wedding destinations are not active due to EZA editorial guidelines. Just add “www”. and copy and paste into your browser.
What don’t I love about Mexico? The warm people and the beautiful beaches make the wedding close and
honeymoon destination. Getting there is easy and fast; usually with only half a day of travel you can register early. Take note of these two romantic wedding resorts: Hacienda De San Antonio in Colima, Mexico. Built as a coffee plantation nearly 200 years ago near the foot of Volcán de Fuego (an active volcano), this elegant 25-suite mini-resort offers couples a unique opportunity to purchase the entire resort for an affordable price. Go to one of the best hotel sites at haciendadesanantonio.com. A beautifully executed Flash site, but a little slow to load.) My second recommendation, Esperanza Resort Cabo, San Lucas is a one-of-a-kind 56-room retreat where you can see celebrities and includes amenities only found in resort hotels more expensive. The luxurious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable king-size beds, high ceilings, hammocks, artistic candles, and water views that add to the atmosphere already present in this elegant setting. Wedding packages from $ 2000. esperanzaresort.com.
The Caribbean has its share of stunning islands and one is Saint Lucia. Visit stlucia.org/ and click
the “interactive” map for a tour. Highlights are: Castries / Rodney Bay, Anse Chastanet and Soufrie. dove
Island National Park is also highly recommended for an unforgettable wedding scene.
Watch out! Monkey Crossing … reads a bright yellow sign nailed to a mahogany tree. Where is this you ask? It’s the island of Nevis – another very popular Caribbean wedding destination. This 36-square-mile island sits near the top of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, about 200 miles south of Puerto Rico and west of Antigua. For more information on Nevis, visit their official site nevisisland.com.
How about a little southern charm, already? You could consider Kiawah Island in South Carolina or the epitome of southern hospitality, Charleston. Visit the official site of the Charleston Visitors Bureau and click on the icon of the
suitable for wedding planners at charlestoncvb.com.
One of my favorite cities to visit is Key West, Florida. With its coastal setting and New Orleans-style atmosphere (the party never stops), Key West is a natural destination for planning your wedding. The architecture surrounding Duval Street comes from any known southern city. The elegant anti-bellum houses have been renovated into quaint bed and breakfast inns. And, if you want something more like a resort, there are several options in vacation rentals and luxury hotels. Key West’s entertainment menu includes fishing and snorkelling excursions, ghost walks, and of course the famous bars and restaurants along Duvall Street. Learn more at … keywest.com.
Our own hearts have thousands of great wedding and honeymoon venues, but this particular destination always seems to leave lasting impressions: Napa Valley, California, with its rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. How can you go wrong saying your vows under the branches of a beautiful weeping willow tree? So beautiful and so much to see. napavalley.org
This might put a bit of pressure on you for a five-day trip, but it’s easy and can be done affordably. Set your sights on Maui, Hawaii. Always imagined and remembered as a premier wedding destination, Maui might be stretching your budget a bit, but the lush emerald slopes, majestic cloud-fringed mountains, and gorgeous beaches make for a wedding and moonlight setting. honey that will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. For more information … visitmaui.com.
Can you keep a secret? A US territory (no passport required), the US Virgin Islands are famous for their beautiful white sand beaches and aquamarine water. Any of the three islands (St. Tomas, St. John, St. Croix) that make up this lush tropical setting is perfect for a “barefoot in the sand” beach wedding. Megan’s Bay in St. Thomas, Hawks Nest Bay in St. John and Hibiscus Beach in St. Croix offer incredible wedding settings. Visit my friend Michelle Smothers at islandweddingservices.com for the perfect wedding experience.
Rounding out my top 10 wedding destination recommendations is the Island of Puerto Rico, 40 miles west of St. Thomas. Puerto Rico includes almost all the amenities that wedding couples can ask for and it is easy and affordable to get there. Choose from a drive through Puerto Rico’s beautiful rainforest, marlin and other charter fishing trips, a night swim in a phosphorescent bay, where each movement illuminates the water with an iridescent glow. There are also countless diving and snorkeling trips available for water enthusiasts. A favorite destination for weddings and honeymoons is Rincon Beach and Resort. Located on the world famous Rincon Beach, this 4-star resort satisfies all whims and fantasies. For more information on planning your wedding, follow this link … rinconbeach.com/pages/tropical_weddings.html.