Battle of the Exotic Weddings: Bali vs. Thailand

Wedding couple at Thailand's InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Samui

For couples who love to travel as much as they love each other, Bali and Thailand are a pair of irresistibly exotic  wedding  locations. Both have lots going for them, not the least of which are romantic resorts adept at combining local traditions with deep-dish luxury. If you’re torn between the two locations, we’ll help you decide by detailing the […] Read more »

Destination wedding adds up to free honeymoon nights at Hyatt hotels

There’s nothing like free honeymoon nights to help couples decide they picked the right hotel for their destination wedding. The nice people at Andaz West Hollywood, in the Los Angeles area, have been telling us about just such a deal offered by participating Hyatt hotels worldwide, of which they are one. The deal is that […] Read more »

A Catskill wedding charmer with a touch of Disney

Spillian's "Beauty and the Beast" dining room

The Catskill Mountains, recently rediscovered by New Yorkers with a thirst for the country life, have a host of funky staying places—some mod, some rustic—that dabble in weddings. But until recently, the area didn’t have much in the way of authentic elegance. Enter Spillian, former estate of the Fleischmanns Yeast family and now an inn, retreat center, and full-service estate for […] 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 »

Brides in Boots, the West’s Destination Wedding Dress Code

bridal part in cowboy boots

  While some purists don’t approve of brides who pair their gowns with a pair of cowboy boots (“too wide a gap,”  some sniff, “between the formality of the dress, and the informality of the boots”), we beg to differ. Particularly if you’re planning a dude ranch destination wedding, in which case we say, Yee […] Read more »

4 Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding at Hawaii’s Ihilani Resort

At the JW Marriott at Ihilani, weddings come with complimentary trade winds

It would be hard to plan an unsuccessful destination wedding in Hawaii. These green velvet islands floating in the Pacific hit all the tropical high notes:  sandy beaches, wind-ruffled palm trees, ravishing sunsets. And since you’re in America, there’s no language barrier, no currency confusion, and no passport control. Marrying here has been a popular […] 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 »

4 more haunted hotels for spirited destination weddings

Haunted hotels destination weddings

  We got such a response when we previewed haunted hotels that are scary good for destination weddings we decided Halloween would be the perfect day to share four more with you. Each has a ghost story or two attached to it and a team ready to help plan your own spirited destination wedding, no […] Read more »

Haunted hotels make for scary good Halloween destination weddings

haunted hotel bed

Halloween weddings have been on the radar for a while now, with vampire officiants, costumed bridal parties, and plenty of cobwebs festooning the dance floor. If you want to take things to a whole new level of gruesome, forget hopping over to Party City for plastic spiders—instead, invite your ghouls guests to a wedding at a […] Read more »