Getting engaged is exciting and should be one of the most joyous times in a person’s life. Once the real planning starts, it’s easy to get stressed out when vendor proposals start rolling in and you realize you have way too many people on the guest list to keep the wedding affordable. One method many couples use to ease the financial burden is choosing to have a destination wedding, as fewer guests tend to be able to fly in, stay at a hotel, and also contribute a gift.
Here’s a list of some of the top Destination Wedding spots in America:
The San Juan Islands in Washington State are a group of quiet, forested islands in the northwest. While they have become popular for eco-tourists who can hike, whale-watch, kayak, and cycle – the islands are still a relatively new tourist destination. There is a laid-back feel of island life with chapels perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies.
Kauai is one of the most romantic Hawaiian Islands, with perfect white sand beaches, coral reefs, and natural wonders like the sheer cliffs of Waimea Canyon and Na Pali coast. Wedding guests who make the trek will have an array of activities to keep them busy and truly get to make a little vacation out of your wedding destination. Although a Hawaiian wedding may seem expensive at first glance, given the not-so-cheap airfare from most of the mainland and prices for hotel, chances are you’ll save money on the number of guests unable to attend.
On the other side of the States from the Hawaii is Puerto Rico. As a top destination wedding spot, the island has a vibe and atmosphere hardly found stateside. With 400-year-old churches to lovely beaches, your wedding will surely be one to remember. There are activities on the island to keep everyone busy and happy, plus tons of nightlife for those looking to jam.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming also makes the list because of its luxurious yet rugged style. Wedding activities can include things your guests have never experienced, such as a hot air balloon ride over the Grand Tetons and watching the sun do down over the mountains. Oh, don’t forget those hot springs, sure to relax you and your bridal party.