Glorious Sites for a Fall Wedding

At the Grace Mayflower Inn, fall weddings get the classic treatment.

The months of September and October are officially America’s favorite time to get married, which makes a lot of sense. Humidity is on the decline, the trees are ablaze with color, and you can decorate with mini pumpkins and grapevines to your heart’s desire. Our latest post on observer.com showcases a trio of wedding sites […] Read more »

A destination wedding travel app that could save the day

bride and groom walking away with scooters

Even on an occasion as happy as a destination wedding, medical mishaps can occur. Perhaps the best man  slices his big toe on coral, or the mother of the bride twists her ankle doing the limbo, or the wedding couple get it into their heads to try push scooters together——with predictable results. Or, more worrisome, a grandparent […] Read more »

New! Destination:W insider guide to destination weddings Jamaica

Rockhouse Resort Jamaica cabanas from the water.

The music, the food, the beaches, and of course the destination wedding resorts. Jamaica has it all. Which is why we are excited to share our new Destination:W Insider’s Guide to Destination Weddings — Jamaica. It’s another in a series of  insider destination wedding guides we have been putting together. It will tell you everything […] Read more »

10 Top Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding at Four Seasons Punta Mita

Setup for a barefoot beach wedding at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

The Four Seasons Punta Mita is glam. It’s tropical. It’s elegant. But you could say that about scores of Mexican resorts. What makes this Pacific beauty, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, such a prime spot for a destination wedding? Let us count the ways. 1. A better beach ceremony. There are two private beaches […] Read more »

Top 10 Reasons for a Hotel del Coronado Destination Wedding

A Beach Village cottage at the Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel del Coronado, a California landmark since 1888, has just emerged from a renovation that lasted two years and cost $13 million. Reason enough for us to compile a list of the San Diego resort’s most destination-wedding worthy assets. 1. One Mighty Fine Beach. None other than Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, named it “America’s […] Read more »

Our favorite Phoenix/Scottsdale destination wedding resorts

The perfect wedding backdrop: an Arizona sunset

  As in love as we are with the desert southwest, it will come as no surprise that DestinationW has just added Phoenix/Scottsdale to our lists of favorite destination wedding hotels and resorts. What sets  our  lists apart from more general lists of recommended places to stay is that our focus is on what makes the property […] Read more »

Last day for $35,000 South Carolina Destination wedding giveaway

wedding The Wilcox

  Southern Living magazine has partnered with The Willcox hotel in Aiken, South Carolina, for a destination wedding giveaway worth up to $35,000, and this is the last day to enter. At the generous end of these kinds of sweepstakes, the wedding package includes the services of a wedding planner, ceremony and reception venues, food […] Read more »

Use your Pinterest skills to Win a Fiji wedding

hammock on Fiji beach

You’ve always dreamed of a tropical island destination wedding. And you long ago decided on the perfect location, dress, hair style, even husband, if you could only figure out how to pay for it all. Well, sharpen  your Pinterest skills, because the the South Pacific island nation of Fiji  may be able to help you […] Read more »

Planning a destination wedding but need that proposal? Sandals can help.

Man proposing to woman at Sandals Resorts

One great Christmas present: A rock Maybe you already know that Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve trump Valentine’s Day as the most popular proposal dates. What you might be even more excited to learn, though (especially if you’d like a destination wedding to be an outcome of that proposal), is that Sandals Resorts has […] Read more »

Destination wedding locked out of a national park? Now what?

grand canyon

You think you’ve planned for everything, even a back-up indoor venue if it rains. And then the government shuts down, closing all 401 national parks, monuments, and historic sites across the country, including the one where you’d planned to have your wedding. In Yosemite, eight weddings were scheduled for this coming weekend. At the National […] Read more »