How To Plan a Destination Wedding

Step 2: Choose Where to Have a Destination Wedding

If you decide to have a destination wedding, the first real step will be choosing the destination where you'll get married!

In this step, we will explore some of the top locations for destination weddings, the pros and cons, requirements, highlights, and general pricing for each of these destination wedding locations to help you pick the perfect one for you!

Allison, the Destination Wedding Planner will teach you how to plan a destination wedding!

How to choose the best destination for your destination wedding:

One of the first things I like to ask couples is about their destination wedding vision. This will help me better understand what they’re looking for – both in resort / venue ‘vibe’ and actual landscape, decor, and other visual items. 

I ask them questions such as: 


  • Where do you see yourselves getting married?


I encourage you to ask yourselves these questions, too. They’ll definitely help uncover what you’re looking for in a destination wedding, and will help you narrow down destinations for sure, so you can choose where to have a destination wedding!

Here are some of the top destinations The Destination Wedding Planner books for couples for you to peruse. But remember, feel free to email me if you have any questions or want to set up a call!


Mexico is one of the most popular countries for destination weddings. Sure, it's close-by, but it also has so much to offer in the way of beauty, service, food, history, and more!

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a super popular destination wedding location! Their gorgeous beaches offer the epitome of relaxation, and their culture is welcoming and fun!


Jamaica is one of the top classic destination wedding locations! With delicious food, upbeat music, friendly faces, and outstanding scenery, Jamaica is popular for good reason!

What's the next step in planning your destination wedding?