Best destination weddings...It's a day you've dreamed about since you were a little girl. You're in love and planning to get married !
While the majority of weddings are still held in front of lots of family and friends in a location close to the bride or groom... about 15% of weddings are being planned as "destination weddings" in remote, exotic locations.
Here is a list of the "top 10" destination wedding locations based on data from folks at DestinationWeddings.com:
#10: Turks and Caicos
Amazing coral reefs and beaches make this a popular spot with beach and diving enthusiasts.
#9: St. Thomas
Its beaches have been recognized as some of the best in the world. It also has world-class duty-free shopping.
#8: Costa Rica
Great value, the rainforests, beautiful beaches and more have added to the demand for this destination.
#7: St. Lucia
Volcanic formations and lush tropical landscape provide spectacular scenery. A great spot for destination weddings.
Aruba has incredible weather...it's almost always 85 and sunny. It's very safe, compared to some other islands, has great food and gambling and, of course, beautiful beaches.
#5: Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas
Crystal clear water and sandy beaches combine with fun nightlife and gambling to make this a popular destination.
There are six beautiful islands to explore...all offering fabulous scenery and weather.
#3: Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic has many all-inclusive resorts. It's a great spot for "value" packages and has great beaches.
The "party" island...locals have a laid-back, party attitude and interesting culture. The landscape offers waterfalls, caves, tropical forests and more.
Mexico is the top destination with Cabo San Lucas and Cancun/Riviera Maya being the hugely popular areas. There's incredible nightlife, beaches, archeological ruins and luxurious all-inclusive hotels.
In addition to these destinations, Martha's Vineyard has become a popular choice for best destination weddings. It has the "island feel" while still being much closer than most other destinations.