If you are planning a winter wedding, but don’t want to say “I Do” in the middle of a blizzard, a warm-weather destination wedding may be the right choice for you. No matter what your budget there are tons of amazing warm wedding locations out there, and one is certain to be right for you. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular locations for couples that want to tie the knot in a sunny paradise.
Looking for a budget-friendly location for your destination wedding? U.S. News & World Report ranked this dreamy Caribbean island as their number one affordable location to host a destination wedding. Some of the highlights of this ultra-affordable island include extensive beaches, tropical rainforests, and busy streets filled with gourmet restaurants.
The Florida Keys
If you are planning a warm-weather destination wedding, but don’t want to hassle guests with international travel, the Florida Keys are an excellent choice. Located in the Continental United States, this string of exotic islands offers the comforts of home and ease of domestic travel set against the backdrop of white sandy beaches, palm trees, and endless sunshine.
For couples seeking a one-of-a-kind wedding far from home, this chain of beautiful islands in the South Pacific is ideal. In addition to tranquil beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, Fiji also offers a wide variety of outdoor sporting activities for you (and your guests) to participate in, including feeding sharks, hiking, rafting, and even golfing!
Due to its proximity to the United States, Mexico is another wonderful option for couples on a budget. Perfect for a warm-weather destination wedding, Mexico boasts over 6,000 miles of pristine coastline, which means you will have a lot of options to choose from, including Cancun and Tulum on the East Coast, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan on the Pacific Coast, and several Caribbean islands including Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.
Another ideal destination for adventure-seeking couples looking for a far-flung getaway, South Africa offers a beautiful backdrop for a warm-weather destination wedding. This country offers it all, including expansive beaches, lush forests, magnificent mountain ranges, and — probably most famously — incredible wildlife.
Love the warm weather but aren’t a fan of the beach? Arizona is the destination for you! The town of Sedona averages over 300 sunny days annually, which means the chances of having perfect wedding weather are extremely high! Even better, this breathtaking desert town offers a stunning and dramatic backdrop for a destination wedding.
If we have convinced you to plan an exciting, warm-weather destination wedding in lieu of a cold and snowy celebration in your hometown this winter, it is time to pack your bags and get planning! As you plan your destination wedding, have fun exploring a new culture and discovering new wedding rituals. However, don’t forget to incorporate some of your favorite traditions from home including a first dance to a favorite song, a cake cutting, and a grand send off with wedding sparklers!