Destination weddings offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to say your I dos in a gorgeous locale, surrounded by friends and family who have traveled to be by your side. No matter where you are from, or where you live, destination weddings mean you can exchange vows on the edge of a turquoise shore, or with a sky full of mountains behind you, or in one of the world’s most bustling cities. Just like all things wedding, destination wedding location trends come and go, and in 2019, several destinations are climbing to the top of the lists of couples and wedding planners alike. If you’re considering a destination wedding, here are the hottest places to explore in 2019.
1. For a Beach Wedding: The Dominican Republic
This gorgeous island offers over 800 miles of white sand beaches. Its most popular travel destination, Punta Cana, boasts some of the most outstanding beaches in the world. The DR is also easier to reach, especially for East Coasters than Hawaii or West Coast Mexican Beaches such as Cabo San Lucas. If you’re planning a beach wedding, think color pallets of beachy teals, sandy creams, and pops of floral pinks with coastal textural elements such as starfish and palm fronds that are woven into the stationery design.
2. For Those Who Like it Hot: Tucson Arizona
Beaches aren’t the only beautiful places to celebrate your nuptials. Imagine being surrounded by friends and family with some of the South’s most breathtaking mountains in the background. Plus, if you want to hold your ceremony outdoors and the thought of rain on your wedding day is keeping you up at night, odds are you can plan for hot, dry weather in Tucson. Honor the traditions of this timeless city with a color palette that embraces natural turquoise stones, earthy browns and tans, and blazing orange-red sunsets you won’t see anywhere else.
3. For Explorers: Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known for being an unspoiled tropical paradise. While its beaches are divine, you could choose to get married from the precipice of a mountain or on the edge of a volcano. Costa Rica is affordable, its residents welcoming, and it offers tourists a variety of well-appointed hotels and banquet facilities experienced in accommodating big events. Think color pallets of deep jungle jade and comforting sage. Choose clean lines and modern text styles and let the destination be your signature wow-factor.
4. For Seaside Charm: Bar Harbor Maine
When you think New England, you likely think rocky cliffs, the history of the gilded age, billowing white sails on the horizon, and red and white candy-striped lighthouses. If quintessential traditional Americana speaks to your sensibilities, Bar Harbor has it all: rugged landscapes, serene, dark blue waters, crisply gold sandy beaches, and iconic lighthouses. Go all-in with the nautical theme if you choose a New England wedding. Think anchors, twine knots, red and white stripes, and a foundation of navy and white.
5. For Mod Urbanites: San Francisco, California
The City by the Bay brings it all for those who can’t decide if they want a coastal setting, mountain views, city atmosphere, or historical charm. Imagine the photos you can take with your bridal party careening through the city on a cable car, or standing in one of San Francisco’s pristine parks overlooking city streets that seem to want to race the nearby buildings to the sky. For an urban wedding, go traditional with black, whites, and creams, custom monograms, silk ribbons, and sturdy cardstock.
Once you decide on the location of your destination wedding, contact us at RSVP to me. No matter your theme, budget, and special day goals, we will design the perfect wedding invitations and day-of stationery to set your wedding apart from all the other couples exchanging vows in 2019.