Choosing to celebrate your union with a destination wedding can cut a lot of hassle out of wedding planning. Many resorts and hotels provide an all-inclusive wedding ceremony and party. Finding both a desirable location and a budget friendly price for your wedding is key in making sure your nuptials don’t erode your financial future together.
1. Antigua, Caribbean
Antigua is nestled in the East Caribbean and is host to one of the sunniest Eastern Caribbean islands. Their temperatures range from 75 degrees in the Winter to 85 degrees in the Summer months with low humidity year round. The island is more private with a almost unbroken coral reef. The island charges a couple of wedding fees ranging around $200 that can be paid at the courthouse in the new government building on Queen Elizabeth Highway.
There are a bunch of hotels and resorts on Antigua with inclusion wedding and honeymoon packages. Grand Pineapple Beach Resort is a phenomenal Antigua resort and spa that combines affordability and luxury. They have a wedding package at $1200 but also offer a ‘Treasured Moments’ Wedding that is complementary with a 7 day stay. That pricing is perfect for those looking to marry and honeymoon in one destination. Check out their extremely cheap package for a beautiful vow renewal ceremony.
2. North Captiva, Florida
Keeping a destination wedding in the United States is even more fiscally responsible than flying to a foreign locale. North Captiva island located south of Florida that provides tropical beach weather and settings without the steep price of transportation. There are countless beachfront rentals on the island that range from resort style to homey, private rentals. The island is bountiful with gorgeous views and paths great for nature walking. North Captiva waters are great for boating and fishing alike.
Barnacles Resort creates custom wedding packages that take all of the hassle out of planning for the couple to be. The will help you organize transportation to the island for you and your guests, which is available via ferry, boat taxi or plane. They can also handle property rentals for the wedding party, bartenders, caterers, banquets, officiants/rabbis/priests/etc. and much more.
3. Harbor Island, Bahamas
Pristine, pink sand adorns the beaches on Harbor Island located in the Bahamas. Frommers and other acclaimed travel guides have named Harbor Island the best island in the Bahamas. The weather on the picture perfect shore ranges from lows in the sixties to highs in the eighties with a cool, ocean breeze keeping you temperate throughout the day. Rainfall reaches only four inches in the peak of rainy season, making your wedding set for a perfect day of weather.
The team at Rock House Resort on Harbor Island have twenty years of wedding planning experience between them. They can plan the decor, menu, music and entertainment, equipment rental and more. Enjoying your wedding on the island also provides you access to the highly renowned foodie culture across the isle.
4. Southern California
Southern California has miles and miles of coastline with hundreds of lodging options for your wedding party. The climate is practically a perpetual 72 degrees, making it a great beach wedding destination for almost any time of the year. Even better, you will have plenty of reception options once your beach ceremony is over.
Some the most particularly beautiful areas are the Malibu coast, Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, and San Diego. Any of these areas are going to be more affordable than flying out of the country. Look for some other great ideas here: http://www.herecomestheguide.com/southern-california/wedding-venues/type/waterfront_beach-location/.
Beach weddings can be a dream come true for any happy couple, particularly if you plan ahead and choose destinations that are easy to travel to and provide you affordable options amidst beautiful settings.