Most of the United States has a short wedding season, often lasting from May to September, before the weather gets too cold and ugly outside. Most couples want to host their wedding outdoors in pleasant weather, so they all plan their weddings during the summer, leading to wedding venues always being sold out.
But if you want a warm-weather wedding, you don’t have to stay home. In fact, you should probably plan a wedding in the tropics somewhere so that you can plan your wedding any month of the year.
Keep reading below to discover the top 5 tropical wedding destinations to consider if you want your wedding to be exciting, warm, and beautiful, regardless of the time of year.
Mexico is the easiest country for Americans to travel to since it borders the US. Plus, it can be a very affordable place to plan a vacation as well as a wedding.
One of the most popular parts of the country is the Cancun area. This city is already visited by countless Americans each year, and most people are always looking for a reason to visit.
The weather during the winter months is perfect. That water temperature is pleasant, the sun is shining, and there are countless resorts, venues, and seaside destinations where you plan your wedding, from a simple san ceremony to an elaborate celebration.
Plus, the food served after your ceremony is going to be amazing.
Florida is the most popular destination for warm weddings in America. Countless couples travel from across the states to plan their wedding day here.
In particular, Southwest Florida, spanning from Tampa Bay down to Fort Myers, is a wedding hot spot. Many barrier islands line the shore, providing gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. Most wedding venues are either located right on the sand or have views of the ocean.
Plus, with a destination wedding in Florida, the planning process is simple. All the wedding vendors you need are available locally, such as photographers, caterers, officiants, etc. You won’t need to fly any vendors into Florida as you might do for an international destination.
Costa Rica has so much to offer to couples looking to plan a destination wedding. From world-class beaches that either border the pacific or the Atlantic, to dense jungles, mountains, volcanoes, coffee farms, and so much more.
This country is gorgeous. And the setting is definitely a bit more adventurous than some of the other destinations on this list. It’s popular with couples who love water activities, like surfing or snorkeling.
With so many fun things to do, it’s also the perfect honeymoon location, which starts immediately after your reception.
Jamaica is one of the biggest islands in the Caribbean. And it has tons of world-class resorts with all the amenities you can hope for when it comes to comfort as well as wedding planning.
It’s easy to plan a ceremony right on the beach here. You can do so either in popular areas or next to your resort. Or you can find more private beach areas surrounded by nature for an intimate wedding ceremony.
Once the reception begins, your guests will love the rum-based beverages and Jamaican cuisine.
We can’t forget about Hawaii. Although it’s further from the mainland US than any other location on this list, it’s obviously part of the country, making travel pretty simple.
The weather in Hawaii is consistent year-round, never getting cold or too hot. There are a few islands to choose from. From the hustle and bustle of Honolulu on Oʻahu to the volcanic and scenic island of Hawaii (the big island), there’s a ton of variety.
For the best possible trip, you should plan your wedding at your ideal location, then plan a honeymoon where you visit multiple islands.
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Destination
There are so many more warm-weather wedding destinations than we can fit on this lit. After all, there are more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean alone. And this doesn’t even take into consideration Southern Europe or Southwest Asia.
When you’re planning your wedding, take your time. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you can literally go anywhere in the world to make this day a memorable one. Choose a destination that reflects who you are.
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