Starting a life with that special someone has got to be one of the biggest adventures we embark on in this life. And if you’d like to kick that adventure off with a bang, then a Awesome wedding destinations is a really great start!
Here we take a look at some great options for American couples, both close to home and further afield.
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Destination weddings for American couples in or near the USA
While the idea of jetting off to foreign shores is attractive to a lot of American couples, there are some significant drawbacks. You know, like dealing with jetlag while you’re trying to enjoy your honeymoon. Or not being able to have all the friends and family you’d like to attend there.
Luckily enough, there are heaps of awesome spots for a wedding right in the USA, or just a short trip away.
Among the Californian redwoods
Many would agree that the majestic redwoods of California make a grander cathedral than any human could ever build, which is why thousands of couples choose one of the state’s national parks for their wedding ceremony every year.
A wedding fit for a princess at Disney, Florida
If you’ve been lucky enough to find that real-life Prince Charming, then a wedding overlooking the impressive Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is the perfect place for a genuine fairy tale wedding!
Classic Las Vegas wedding
Naturally, no list of wedding destinations in the US would be complete without Vegas! Things have come a long way since this corner of the States became famous for offering quickie weddings, and there are now countless ceremonies and venues to choose from – from budget-friendly, modest functions, to truly massive ceremonies your guests will be talking about for years to come!
Or just a little further afield…
Considering your spectacular surroundings, a wedding in Hawaii is actually remarkably affordable, especially when you consider it’s the perfect spot to stick around for your honeymoon. Most venues offer all-inclusive packages, which take the stress of arranging flowers and food and photography off your plate too. Also, it’s Hawaii!
The mountains, lakes, forests, and prairies of Canada supply some pretty amazing scenery for your big day. From whimsical woodland weddings in Winnipeg, to the vineyard vistas of Prince Edward County, not to mention the awesome weather, sandy beaches, and mountain backdrops of British Columbia, any couple is spoiled for choice in the Great White North.
With easy flights from virtually anywhere in the USA, Mexico is a great wedding destination if you have guests scattered all over the country. (No squabbles about which auntie or cousin has furthest to travel!) Beach weddings are a specialty here, with some popular destinations including Cancun, Acapulco, Cozumel, Tulum, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen, and many, many more.
International destination weddings for American couples
Of course, your wedding is also a (hopefully!) once-in-a-lifetime event – and if there was ever an excuse to travel, then this is it. And what better way to tick some items off your bucket list than alongside your partner?
Here are some awesome global wedding destinations that will make your big day unforgettable.
African safari wedding in South Africa
The magic of the African bush lends itself perfectly to weddings, and creates a highly memorable experience for the couple and their guests.
With the chance to view amazing animals in their natural habitat, drink in those famous African sunsets, and of course put on a glamorous wedding ceremony, it’s the trip of a lifetime!
In addition, many lodges offer luxury safari weddings for Americans, brimming over with style and sophistication!
The Danish Islands
Ideal for a small, intimate wedding, the Danish Islands are noted for their picture-perfect scenery, and wide selection of indoor and outdoor venues. With over 400 islands in this part of the world, beach weddings are very popular. Gorgeous lakes, gardens, and magical Scandinavian forests all provide incredible photo opportunities.
If you’re after something small and super-romantic, then this is a great option!
Natural wonders in Chile
If you and your spouse-to-be love nature and the outdoors, then Chile offers some unbeatable natural attractions. The famous Atacama Desert with its salt flats, the ice plains of Patagonia, the majestic Andes, and of course plenty of lush rainforests in the south of the country offer endless opportunities for wild adventure.
For the ceremony itself, you can choose anything from glamorous boutique hotels to unique sustainably built ecocamps.
Expand your cultural horizons in Japan
The ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ is slowly but surely rising through the ranks when it comes to destination weddings. And with venues like the impressive Ice Chapel in Hokkaido, Nagashima-style weddings at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, and ancient shrines and temples like Sensoji, which was originally built in the year 645 (yes, you read that right!) perhaps that’s no surprise.
Whatever your tastes, style, and budget, there are countless intriguing wedding destinations for American couples – both a stone’s throw from home, and halfway across the world. Whichever you choose, awesome memories are pretty much guaranteed!