Every couple is different, and every wedding is different. Some prefer to exchange their vows in a small local venue with a few guests, while others prefer an extravagant ceremony. If you and your special someone are the more adventurous type, then a destination wedding might be for you. Here are our top 5 destination wedding locations.
Mexico has long been a favourite for Canadians looking to escape the winter, and it makes for a great wedding destination year round. Cancun is perfect for wedding getaways full of sun, sand and salsa. Cozumel is famous for its scuba diving and even offers a one of a kind underwater scuba wedding ceremony. Guadalajara meanwhile provides a more traditional Mexican environment to tie the knot. Other popular locations include Apulco, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán.
Hawaii’s islands are home to tropical forests, snowcapped mountains, volcanoes, world renowned surfing, horseback riding, snorkelling, scuba diving, great beaches and an increasing number of destination weddings. Although the long flight might leave guests jetlagged at first, the stunning surroundings, surf and sun will ensure a once in a lifetime getaway. Maui’s waterfalls, rainbows, world famous surfing and the “golf coast” makes for a perfect wedding destination with romantic scenery and a plethora of activities. Kauai, the garden isle, has a slower pace of life and, as you would guess from the name, is the lushest island – perfect for a more secluded wedding. With warm temperatures year round, Hawaii is an ideal wedding destination any time.
Going to Vegas to tie the knot has become an increasingly popular phenomenon. Vegas is full of resorts, casinos, glitz, glamour and just a hint of kitch. So whether you bring the whole wedding party or just elope with your fiance, a Vegas wedding promises to be like no other.
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand isn’t easy to get to, but it is worth the long flight. Bangkok offers a frantic hustle and bustle atmosphere unlike anywhere else on earth, full of lively locals, dance clubs, karaoke, and sights like the Grand Palace. Northwest Thailand is perfect for nature lovers, while beach goers might prefer Phuket or Koh Samui. Plan your wedding to avoid the rainy season which lasts from June to September and the cool and dry season from November to February.
Rent your own private island, book a mega resort, rent a villa on the beach or stay at your hotel of choice. Nassau, the capital, offers a wide range of activities and is home to Atlantis, a mega-resort featuring everything you could ever need. You could also visit Harbor Island or Exumas for a more laid back and private getaway. Scubadive on Andros Island, home to the third largest barrier reef in the word, and have a wedding to remember.
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