Top 10 Destination Wedding Spots

Part two of our collaboration with Brownell Travel, their picks for the best destination wedding locations! From Brownell...

The first step to planning a destination wedding (after saying “yes!” of course!) is to narrow down where you want your wedding to be. Whether you want it to be less than a 5-hour drive from your home or on an island in the Caribbean, once you have a general idea you can get to the nitty gritty of finding the exact location. To help make the search a little easier, we’re sharing our top 10 destination wedding locations.

United States Virgin Islands (cover photo)The US Virgin Islands offer the beauty of the Caribbean but are still a part of the US, so you won’t have to worry about the formalities and costs that come with a foreign country.

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Mexico There are a plethora of resort types at all different price points, and the weather is typically good with plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Plus, many popular spots are relatively easy to get to from the US.

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California With gorgeous beaches to the south and scenic vineyards to the north, California has plenty of beautiful spots to host your wedding. Italy If you’re planning to have your wedding in Italy one thing is for certain: there will be good food and fabulous wine. Also the whole getting married in Italy thing is pretty incredible. New England New England is a classic spot for a wedding, especially during the summer months. Picturesque lighthouses and quaint towns dotting the coast are a beautiful setting for your nuptials.

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France Whether you choose Paris (the city of love!), Provence, or another area, France is the epitome of romantic destination.Highlands, North Carolina Tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands is a charming town in a gorgeous natural setting – and is only a few hours’ drive from many Southern cities. (photo credit: A Bryan Photo) Florida Fabulous weather, beautiful resorts, and some of the best beaches in the world, Florida caters to a variety of styles and budgets. (photo credit: Tiffany Hughes)

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Hawaii Hawaii is not only a picturesque setting but will also offer plenty of activities for guests to enjoy, so the wedding can double as a vacation. And as the 50th state there is no passport needed! (photo credit: Wendy Laurel via Snippet & Ink) Colorado With the snow-capped Rocky Mountains creating a jaw dropping natural backdrop, Colorado is an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts looking for an off the beaten path destination wedding spot.