Popular Spots for Every Taste
Where else are destination wedding couples headed, if not to the beaches? Oh, just about everywhere. Destination weddings have become so popular in the last decade that you can plan one anywhere and no one will think you're crazy. We already covered some of the most popular beach spots. What if you're thinking of something totally different, though? What if you want something really romantic, or elegant? What if you're the outdoorsy type and you want to get married in a forest? Try these places on for size:
European castles. What's more elegant and romantic than tying the knot in a place where royalty once ruled? Book through a travel agent or do an online search (“European castle weddings”) to find your fairy-tale wedding site. Mountain lodges. The Poconos in upstate New York have long been a popular wedding spot; the Rocky Mountains are beautiful any time of year; and the Smoky Mountains have a down-home atmosphere that will make you feel like you fit right in with the locals. All of these areas are well prepared to handle the destination bride and groom. Nature's glory. Niagara Falls is another popular wedding spot. You can actually hold a ceremony while looking out at the great cataracts. Wine country. Vineyards are situated in rich, fertile valleys and provide an almost indescribably gorgeous backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Oceanside. If having sand in your wedding shoes doesn't sound like your idea of fun, look for a cliff overlooking the mighty sea.
Actually, if you take another look at this list, you'll note that every option is romantic, natural, different, and elegant in its own way. Choosing the right spot depends on your personalities and personal preferences. Because there are so many exciting, unique approaches to planning a destination wedding, and because these events continue to grow in popularity, you can be certain that there are resorts and planners in almost every picturesque corner of the world just waiting to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.