We’ve been working with amazing wedding couples on their destination wedding plans for well over a decade now. Some things have stayed tried and true as far as our couple’s wish lists. Trends are changing a bit though in regards to what our new destination wedding couples feel. Let’s look at what couples still traditionally love about planning a destination wedding. Then we’ll explore new trends that couples are presently seeking in their ultimate dream destination wedding plans.
1. To Beach or Not to Beach
It used to be that couples incapsulated their destination wedding in around a tropical, sunny beach wedding. The main thought was if we are going somewhere tropical, then let’s enjoy toes in the sand wedding ceremony. It’s not to say this is still not at the forefront of many of our couple’s wedding wishes, but it’s not at the top of the list anymore. It’s become more of what feels special to a couple in regards to their wedding ceremony and reception vision, rather than all about the beach.
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One of my very favourite reception options is none other than Beach Palace Cancun with a rooftop Sky Terrace ceremony and reception. Complete privacy, incredible ocean and lagoon views, your very own private pool and bar and much, much more.
2. Traditional vs Unique and Upcoming Wedding Ceremonies
Not to say that having your destination wedding in a chapel is not as magical as a more non-traditional approach to your wedding vows. Chapel locations such as the beautiful, mountain top, oceanview chapel at Grand Palladium Vallarta or even the glass-encased oceanview chapel at Panama Jacks Cancun are simply to to die for wedding chapels. However, there are some amazing trends in new ceremony approaches that you might want to consider such as Mayan Culture-infused wedding ceremony.
Resorts such as the magnificent Grand Velas Riviera Maya offer such a ceremony. Featuring a sacred blessing from a Shaman, Mayan song all within an ocean ritual that will leave your guests breathless with wonder and your wedding vows wonderfully etched forever in their minds. Shamanic and authentic Mexican ceremonies are also offered at more budget-friendly destination wedding resorts. We’ve got a great list for you to explore.
3. Where in the World Will We Wed
Was it a recent vacation our couples may have gotten engaged at. Or even a destination our couple’s parents may love. Millennials have also travelled to many of their friend’s destination weddings and now want something a little different for their nuptials. Areas such as Costa Rica are coming up more and more as a destination wedding place of interest. Our South-Asian Destination wedding couples also have enjoyed fabulous wedding venue options in Costa Rica.
Los Cabos is also an excellent choice for a different and unique wedding location. Ultra-modern and upscale come to mind to describe the plethora of new five star resorts in a true desert oasis. A particular resort that makes it to the top of my list: The stunningly beautiful and authentically inspiring Le Blanc Los Cabos.
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Huatulco is a fabulous destination wedding location and often gets overlooked when couples want an area outside of the touristy areas of Cancun and Riviera Maya. Dreams Huatulco always received a two thumbs up as far as a five star, affordable resort choice, perfectly situated in one of the most authentically beautiful areas of Mexico.
So there you have it, some new and exciting trends in 2020 destination weddings. It’s still is all about fabulous things that come with having a destination wedding. An amazing get together in the paradise of your choice. Family and friends gather to enjoy a whirlwind four to seven nights in a sun-filled, fun-filled home away from home wedding destination. Whether sleek and conventional or excitingly boho and unique, our new Millenials are all about creating their own vision of what will make their wedding magical and memorable. That’s where we come in. We are here to help with your wedding vision, every step of the way.
More information about these beautiful resorts can be found at:
Iberostar Grand Paraiso
Grand Palladium Puerto Vallarta
Panama Jacks Cancun
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos
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