Are you looking for inspiration, ideas and advice to help you plan your dream beach or destination wedding?
Destination Wedding Details is here to inspire you to plan a gorgeous, memorable celebration full of unique details. Here you’ll find inspiration, stunning photos, and unique ideas from real destination weddings.
I am not a wedding planner or a travel agent trying to sell you a package. I have no ulterior motives. What you’ll find here is real, unbiased advice and ideas. I’m a regular gal who planned her own destination wedding, just like you’re doing now.
I created this site because….
- I believe that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life
- I know first-hand how hard it can be to navigate the unique challenges & opportunities that come with walking the aisle less traveled
- I believe that your wedding celebration should last more than just a few hours of one day
- I believe that everyone’s wedding should be unique and a reflection of their personality
- I believe that when it comes to your wedding venue, the world is your oyster
- I believe that you have a right to break tradition and have your wedding your way!
I believe that the key to an unforgettable destination wedding is in the details….
So if you feel the same way, and you’re looking for unique ideas, helpful tips, friendly advice, inspiration from real destination weddings, a venue and vendor directory, or just someone who will answer questions and make you feel great about your decision to break tradition and have your wedding your way, this site was designed for you!
I’m Cynthia, the founder of this site and if you haven’t noticed by now, I’m uber passionate about everything that has to do with Destination and Beach weddings! I could spend hours and hours just looking through photos and reading/writing about weddings in exotic locations. But where did that passion start and how did it lead to this website? Well, let’s start at the beginning…
Growing up, I was under the impression that every wedding had to take place in a local church, followed by a 4 hour reception in a sterile hall with 200 of my closest acquaintances…oh and I’d have to cough up about $30,000 for the privilege!
The idea sounded painful to me and I knew it wasn’t my style. So, I always figured I’d just tie the knot in city hall or elope. Luckily, by the time I reached adulthood (and met my Mr. Perfect), destination weddings were not just some distant fantasy reserved for the rich and famous.
When I realized that I could tie the knot in paradise, celebrate with my closest friends and family, and save a ton of dough in the process…it was a no-brainer. Instead of a big day, it turned into one big unforgettable week with a celebration that began the moment we stepped off the plane in Cancun, Mexico.
Planning a destination wedding was the beginning of my Happily Ever After. The trip provided a fun setting for our families and friends to come together and create AH-mazing memories! We exchanged vows in front of a breathtaking turquoise beach and danced the night away under the stars. It couldn’t have been more perfect.
While I was planning my own destination wedding I had three revelations:
- DW’s open up some unique possibilities you can’t pull off with a traditional wedding
- But they also come with some unique challenges
- Yet despite #1 & 2, information dedicated solely to destination weddings is really, really hard to come by!
So I created this site as an unbiased resource that inspires you with unique, out-of-the-box ideas, and also address those challenging issues that are unique to destination weddings.
For the past 10 years, I’ve managed events for some of the biggest entertainment companies in the world. I planned my own destination wedding and helped friends & relatives plan theirs. I’ve heard from thousands of destination couples online. And I’ve done a ton of research. Throughout this journey I’ve come across tons of creative ideas, tips and secrets that will help you plan a beautiful, unique and fun celebration…one detail at a time!
On a more personal note, I’m happily married and I’m the proud mommy of two absolutely spectacular boys under the age of 4 who keep me busy but make my world go round!
In case you didn’t notice, turquoise is my favorite color because it reminds me of the Caribbean ocean:) I love to dance and travel…oh and I have the biggest sweet tooth you can ever imagine!
Featured:17 Welcome Bags & Favors Your Guests Will LOVE (and ones they won’t)!
Welcome bags and favors are a great way to show your love and appreciation to your family/friends who are attending your destination wedding. To get some ideas of the best favors and welcome bags, we polled hundreds of destination brides who already got married. They shared their thoughts on the type of welcome bag items and favors their guests loved, as well as the misses.
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