It’s difficult to choose a location for a destination wedding. With so many beautiful places to choose from, and the prohibitive cost of visiting them all, it can often seem impossible to make the right choice. In this article, we cover a couple of places that are becoming increasingly popular among Americans, giving you some ideas that might be just right for you and your partner.
Jamaica is one of the world’s top locations for a destination wedding, known around the world for its beaches, laid back culture and reggae music. If you’re planning to get married in Jamaica, you can follow up the beach wedding by exploring Blue Mountains National Park and visiting Bob Marley’s home where he is also buried.
There are a number of beautiful beaches in Jamaica, from the well known Seven Mile Beach to equally beautiful stretches of sand such as Boston Bay Beach and the Blue Lagoon. In case you didn’t know, Seven Mile Beach is a popular spot for nudists. For greater privacy, a just married couple can go to Doctor’s Cave Beach where you have to pay to enter. However, the conveniences offered here, such as access to changing rooms and water sports, make up for the cost.
However, Jamaica is not just composed of beaches. It also has waterfalls and mountain ranges. You can get a guide to take you to the top of the Dunn’s River Falls or go there by yourself. It’s a fun hike and getting wet in the water is just another part of the experience. Blue Mountains National Park takes you into hilly terrain, and hiking through it can get quite chilly. So remember to dress warm to be able to enjoy the spectacular views.
Another great wedding destination is Los Cabos in Mexico where you can have a quiet, lovely wedding on the beach and then follow it up with a trip to Cabo San Lucas. It’s a great urban center with shops, nightlife and yachts in the harbor. If you’re into celebrity-spotting or golfing, you won’t want to miss the Corridor – a stretch of desert full of resorts and golf courses popular among the rich and famous.
If you’re looking for a quieter honeymoon, you’ll absolutely love San Jose Del Cabo, which combines the old with the new. It has traditional adobe houses, some of which have been converted into restaurants or shops, and a slew of hotels. There’s a large main plaza and a 9-hole golf course.
Destination weddings in Los Cabos and Jamaica are dream-like affairs. While they can be pricier than a wedding at your local church, they’re often much more cost-effective than you’d expect.The trick is to make sure you plan your wedding with plenty of time to spare. After all, many of your family and friends will need to save up for the trip. The more time you give them to save, the more likely they’ll be able to come.