POV: You just got engaged! You’re finally sitting down with your fiancé, laptop open, ready to start planning your dream wedding.
You both agreed on a destination wedding, but aren’t sure where to go. Sound familiar? Luckily, our team here at Celebration Wishes has your back!
We want to help take the guesswork out of each and every step of planning your special day. So sit back and get your notebook ready, we’ve sourced some of the dreamiest destination wedding locations around the world for you, so all you have to do is say ‘yes!’
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Say 'I Do' in One of These Dreamy Locations
1. Lake Como, Italy
We can all agree that the idea of getting married in Italy speaks for itself. Who wouldn’t want to lean into the romantic energy of this incredible country? Of all the stunning and unique locations to choose in Italy, one of our personal favorites is Lake Como! This coastal area is known for its jaw-dropping views and upscale service, as the lake borders the mountains of the alps!
This area is popular among affluent travelers thanks to its exquisite art scene and culture, so expect the stay to feel nothing short of luxurious.
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2. Montego Bay, Jamaica
Bright sun, white sand, and crystal clear waters are what couples can expect when tying the knot in Montego Bay, Jamaica! Ideal for seeking your dream beach wedding, this major beach resort area boasts luxurious accommodations, outdoor recreation, and some of the most stunning golf courses in the region.
A major bonus of choosing to wed somewhere like Jamaica is the built-in honeymoon adventures that couples can experience right after! From snorkeling and diving among colorful coral reefs to sunset boat tours, there is no shortage of things to see and do.
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3. Provence, France
Home to stunning landscapes of rolling vineyards, olive groves, and an idyllic, relaxed lifestyle, Provence, France is perfect for couples who want the thrill of a destination wedding with a little less stress. Take stunning photos among the popular lavender fields and spend the days after the ceremony swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Provence offers couples the chance to feel absolutely at home with a quiet village atmosphere while simultaneously providing multiple stunning backdrops for an intimate ceremony.
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4. Kauai, Hawaii
Raise your hand if Hawai’i is the first place you thought of when hearing the words ‘destination wedding!’ I know I did! It’s easy to fall in love with the thought of sharing vows and making memories with your partner, all while being surrounded by incredible natural beauty. Kauai, one of the islands of Hawaii is nicknamed the Garden Isle thanks to the lush vegetation and rainforest habitat covering it.
Self-described as a place where ‘worries vanish’ this island would make the perfect backdrop to a small and relaxed ceremony, or better yet — an elopement!
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5. Hua Hin, Thailand
Haven’t heard of Hua Hin? While most may think of Bangkok as the best place to visit in Thailand, those who seek a mixture of culture and relaxation might prefer to opt for the sandy beaches and seaside community of Hua Hin.
If you’re looking to wed in Thailand, doing so along the stunning coastline of Hua Hin would make for a memorable ceremony and incredible activities for all who attend, such as local night markets, Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and the elephant refuge.
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6. Capri, Italy
We started the list in Italy and had to end there as well because let’s face it — Italy is the land of love! Capri, another upscale Italian destination for travelers, is an island situated within the Bay of Naples. For couples looking for a more adventure-filled European wedding — this may be the place for you.
The dramatic cliffs and rugged coastline of Capri make for a stunning outdoor wedding venue, and the photos would be absolutely unmatched. Additionally, for those staying after the wedding, the area offers world-famous local sites such as the Blue Grotto, where visitors can boat through the caves of water glowing electric blue!
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Which Location Would You Choose?
There are no bad options here so no matter which one you choose, you’re sure to have a stunning ceremony and make even more incredible memories.
Once you decide on a destination location for your wedding, set up an online registry to allow family and friends to contribute towards planning this once-in-a-lifetime experience.