For soon-to-be-married couples leaning towards having a destination wedding instead of following the tradition of tying the knot at the bride or groom’s hometown, here are some of the top destination wedding locations this year.
Hawaii is still one of the top wedding destinations in the U.S. The Big Island is a popular choice because it is a beautiful place to hold wedding ceremonies and receptions anytime of the year. Nevertheless, couples who want a more private wedding should avoid the tourist season, which runs from late winter to early spring.
Aside from the breathtaking landscape, Hawaii’s Big Island has plenty of activities to offer wedding guests. They can opt to engage in water sports, lounge under the tropical sun, or explore Hawaii’s many tourist attractions.
Maui is another Hawaiian location for couples who want to get married in style. Maui is known as a tropical island paradise, famous for the huge waves that attract surfers, and its waterfalls that entice nature lovers from different parts of the world.
Las Vegas, NV
In the United States, Las Vegas is the top wedding destination. Most wedding planners recommend getting hitched in Las Vegas during the spring or fall, since the temperature during the summer months can be stifling.
The most popular hotels to get married at: The Mirage and The Bellagio.
After seeing the couple off at the reception, guests can continue the party at any of the casino floors on The Strip. Las Vegas is also the perfect place for a fantasy wedding. There is no other place like it in the world where couples can call upon the services of an Elvis or Tina Turner impersonator to officiate the ceremony.
In Asia the mysterious and exotic island of Bali is one of the top wedding destinations. There is a myriad of options from lovely beach weddings to picturesque garden weddings, to sophisticated settings in mountain villas. Seminyak and Jimbaran Bay are two of the most sought after wedding destinations in Bali.
Couples who want an intimate ceremony can consult with wedding planners for secluded locations away from the hustle of Bali’s busy tourist areas. Local specialists are also on hand to help foreign couples design the perfect ceremony and reception, especially if they want to infuse the cultural and natural richness that Bali has to offer.
Koh Samui (Thailand)
One of the most romantic wedding destinations in Asia is Rocky Resort in Koh Samui, an island off the east coast of Thailand. Couples who want an unforgettable ceremony can opt for a traditional wedding that involves a ceremony officiated by Buddhist monks. Thai musicians provide traditional music during the ceremony. Meanwhile, the reception offers entertainment such as Thai dancers, fireworks and fire jugglers. You and your guests will find this wedding ceremony a memorable one.
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