8 Affordable Destination Wedding Spots

Destination weddings are becoming more popular every year.  They give you a chance to exchange vows in a beautiful, scenic and dreamy location.  They’re more intimate, usually only including close family and friends.  Often times they’re easy to plan because destination wedding venues offer a large variety of all-inclusive wedding packages.  You also have the benefit of getting married in a great location for a honeymoon. 

I have photographed destination weddings before and I hope to do more in the future, as I love to travel and they are always beautiful!  If you’re thinking of have a wedding outside of your area, here are some great options, both within the US and outside the US.  Each of these locations offer breath-taking scenery with affordable travel and planning options. 

Destin, Florida

If you’re dreaming of a beach wedding, Destin is a great option. I went to Destin for a family trip and loved it! The sand is so soft, and the water is warm. It’s easy for family and friends to travel stateside and Destin isn’t as touristy as other beach cities in Florida. This means it more affordable and it has a quiet and quaint feel.  Between the atmosphere of the town and the beauty of their soft white sandy beaches, this is a great location for a wedding.  There are many beautiful hotels, resorts, and beaches that offer wedding packages to choose from. 

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Royal Beach Weddings

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Royal Beach Weddings

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Royal Beach Weddings

Lake Tahoe, California

If you’re looking for a destination that is easy to get to, with breath-taking views and full of outdoor charm and adventure, Lake Tahoe is a great choice!  With 300 days of sunshine, you are likely to have picturesque weather for your big day!  It is one of the most beautiful spots in the US and offers the perfect background for a wedding.  With so many trails to hike and options for outdoor fun, you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding and see some beautiful scenery.  This is the perfect location for the nature-loving, adventurous and active couple!

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Josh Gruetzmacher 

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Gagewood Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Gagewood Photography

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a great location for any couple looking to have a traditional style wedding.  The town’s preserved historic beauty, gorgeous architecture, quaint neighborhoods, old-world cobblestone streets, and beautiful southern trees make Savannah romantic and beautiful – it’s the perfect backdrop for a wedding!  Savannah has all of the Southern charm you’d hope for along with a romantic feel and it’s very easy to travel to and affordable.  

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Lauren Fair Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Lauren Fair Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Abby Waller Photographer & Educator

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography Photo by Abby Waller Photographer & Educator

Sedona, Arizona

Are you looking for a wedding location that is scenic, offers resort amenities and lots for you and your guests to do?  Sedona is the place!  The stunning scenery of Sedona offers you beautiful desert scenes, the famous red rocks and gorgeous forests and greenery.  These all provide a breath-taking backdrop for any wedding ceremony!  Between the natural beauty of this location, the affordability and all of the amenities (anything from hiking tours, shopping, to luxury spa resorts), Sedona is a great choice for any wedding!

Photo from Heart of Sedona Weddings

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhotography by Cameron Clark Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography Photography by Jane in the Woods

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhotography by Jane in the Woods

Vermont

Vermont is the perfect place for a quiet and intimate wedding. The unbelievable views, luscious woodlands, quieting meadows and picturesque villages give the state a relaxed, romantic and intimate feel.  From the stunning and vibrant greenery of spring and summer, the beautiful fall hues of autumn, to the powdery white snow of winter, Vermont is beautiful all year round.  If you’re wanting a timeless, intimate or rustic wedding, Vermont is a great location to go to!

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography Photo by Kathleen Landwehrle Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Junebug Weddings

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Junebug Weddings

Belize

Belize is full of diverse scenery! From their beautiful beaches and reefs, to the Mayan ruins and luscious rainforests, Belize truly has it all.  Although it’s international, flights to Belize are around the same rate as a quick flight to Mexico.  They offer many resort amenities, as well as, many local bungalows and beach houses to rent.  Whether you’re wanting a relaxing beach wedding or an adventurously tropical one, you can make it happen in Belize. 

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Photo by the Cotton Collective
top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography
Photo by the Cotton Collective
top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography
Photo by Leonardo Melendez
top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography
Photo by Leonardo Melendez Boyko Studio 

The Dominican Republic has always been a popular destination wedding location and rightfully so.  It’s affordable, easy to get to from the US because of direct flights and there are numerous resorts that offer all-inclusive hotel and wedding packages.  There are options for every budget.  Not only are you close to a number of beautiful beaches which make a perfect backdrop for your ceremony, but you also have the amenities of resort hotels to make your special day as relaxed or as luxurious as you and your guests desire.  You don’t have to worry about food or activities while you’re there because with the right resort, it will all be taken care of. I’ll be going there this summer to check it out!

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Asia Pimentel of Dominican Republic Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography Photo by Asia Pimentel of Dominican Republic Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Boyko Studio 

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photography Photo by Boyko Studio 

Jamaica

Looking to have a Caribbean wedding and not sure where to go, I recommend Jamaica!  Just as the other destinations on the list, Jamaica is easily accessible and affordable.  They’re known for their soft beaches, beautiful greenery and peaceful views.  Whether you want a relaxed wedding or a lively and vibrant ceremony, Jamaica has an option for you.  From their resorts to their beachfront cottages and eclectic bungalows, you can find a place that truly matches your personality, budget and vibe.  

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Bonnie Sen Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Shannon Skloss Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Shannon Skloss Photography

top-2019-destination-wedding-locations-lynnet-perez-photographyPhoto by Shannon Skloss Photography

If you are considering a destination wedding have fun exploring all of the locations!  Just keep in mind who you’ll be inviting and find a location and amenities that will conveniently suit both you and your guests.  That way, everyone can be relaxed and can truly enjoy the wedding and all the beauty that your destination has to offer!

XO,

LYNNET

If you are interested in booking Lynnet Perez Photography for your wedding or engagement photography, please visit my contact page. All other inquiries email me at lynnet@lynnetperez.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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