Saying “I do” to the perfect destination wedding has never been easier!
So you’ve decided that a typical wedding just isn’t your style. Instead, you’d rather tie the knot in a beautiful and intimate beach setting with only your closest family and friends in attendance, celebrating this new chapter of your lives with you. We couldn’t agree with you more!
Couples wanting to break away from the ordinary wedding in search of peace, relaxation and romance will absolutely love opting for a destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort. These resorts offer luxe accommodations just steps from the beach, superb pools, 24-hour room service, unlimited fine dining, cocktails and much more for one set price. Special wedding packages are often an additional cost, but remain vastly cheaper than having your wedding back home. With all this, an all-inclusive resort maximizes romance – and your nuptial dollars – making a beachside destination wedding hard to beat.
CHOOSING A DESTINATION
If your heart is set on all-inclusive luxury, look no further than Mexico and many destinations located throughout the Caribbean. With their sunny skies and endless beaches, Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean offer love birds the perfect refuge for a romantic wedding and honeymoon. They’re also home to some of the absolute best wedding and honeymoon values thanks to their exhaustive array of luxe, all-inclusive resorts where nearly every amenity – from gourmet dining and drinks to watersports and entertainment – is included for one great price.
When it comes to choosing your all-inclusive resort as the home base for your wedding, keep in mind those things you want to experience during your wedding and time there pre- and post-event. Do you want lots of entertainment? Is a gourmet dining a priority? Perhaps a relaxing spa experience is of the highest order?
Because many couples prefer to remain on-site after their wedding, and many guests turn the occasion into a getaway for themselves, staying at an all-inclusive resort provides a relaxed environment in comparison to the traditional weddings where the newlyweds are often have to rush the next day or day after to the airport for their honeymoon.
When it comes to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean that offer a great array of wedding event options, two of the most highly recommended islands in the Caribbean are Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. These two islands are unmatched by others when it comes to their natural beauty and high levels of service. If your heart is set on Mexico, the Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, and Playa del Carmen are certain to provide the perfect background to an unforgettable wedding. All of these destinations in Mexico are easy to access and there’s plenty to experience in and around theme that you and your guests won’t want to ever leave.
START PLANNING NOW
Planning ahead – anywhere from eight to 10 months – for a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean will allow you plenty of time to find a resort, settle all the details, and perhaps calm any nervousness you may have. Remember that certain times of the year, including holidays, may be more expensive, so be sure you know what your overall budget is and try to stick to it.
Once you have a date set for the nuptials, you and yours should discuss with your local travel professional those places where you’re most interested in getting married. Your destination selection should be a favorite vacation spot, a dream location, or one where you and your guests will be most comfortable and well-cared for.
You can even choose several destinations that you like and think will make a great backdrop to your event. Depending on how involved you would like your family and friends to be, don’t hesitate to ask them for wedding destination ideas. After all, they will be putting in their own money and time to celebrate the big occasion with you. If you already have a few places picked out you can even discuss your picks with them. And if you’re unsure of just where to go, your travel professional can help you find a range of destinations and resorts that match the vision you have for your wedding and well as your budget.
Do make sure that the destination you ultimately choose is readily accessible from the cities your guests will be traveling from. If you select a destination where you don't have direct flights to, or requires multiple connections, this may deter some of your guests from joining in the festivities.
Keep in mind that your local travel professional is your best source for helping you plan and book a destination wedding. It’s important to know that not all resorts or wedding packages are created equal, and the differences between them can be many. Only an experienced travel professional will know which resorts and wedding packages best fit your vision of a romantic wedding and honeymoon.
SAYING “I DO!”
To get you started on your way to wedded bliss, our travel professionals have teamed up with some of the travel industry’s most trusted travel suppliers – including Travel Impressions, Delta Vacations, and Exclusive Group Travel – to bring you a wide array of all-inclusive resorts, each providing unparalleled value and service for soon-to-be newlyweds. Best of all, each of these resort’s is certain to provide you with peace of mind, so you can relax knowing that every detail of your wedding will be nothing less than perfect.
When it comes to finding an exquisite wedding set amidst a jaw-dropping tropical setting, Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, in the gorgeous Dominican Republic, is a great place to start your search. Zoëtry’s all-inclusive Endless Privileges® is legendary, and the resort presents unparalleled tranquility, romance, gourmet dining, Bvlgari® bath amenities and much more. 96 luxurious, cane-thatched suites with hardwood floors and natural stone accents are located on a palm-studded, white sand beach with crystal clear waters just an hour from the Punta Cana International Airport. Zöetry Agua Punta Cana is the perfect romantic setting to make your wedding dreams come true. You’ll enjoy your special moment as you say I do because the staff at Zöetry will have taken care of all the to-dos (even the ones you may have overlooked). And when you stay the required number of nights for your wedding or honeymoon, you’ll earn complimentary nights toward a return stay over your first anniversary! The rehearsal dinner, wedding flowers, reception, sparkling wine toast, and wedding cake are just some of the details the resort’s expert on-site coordinators will handle for you.
If you’re looking for a fantastic all-inclusive, adults-only resort in Mexico, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort in San Jose del Cabo is the one. Set along the Pacific coast within the exclusive community of Puerto Los Cabos, the brand-new Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort provides the ultimate adults-only, Unlimited-Luxury® escape. Say “I do” in a magnificent wedding gazebo or on the resort’s private beach. Then adjourn with your guests to an elegant ballroom, terrace or beach for a reception to remember always. The resort’s professional wedding coordinator will handle every detail, so you can focus on more important things…like each other.
Named “one of the 10 best beaches in the world” by the Travel Channel, Maroma Beach on Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast is simply stunning – which makes El Dorado Maroma By Karisma a true gem – and one guaranteed to wow you and your guests. El Dorado Maroma is intimately scaled, so you’re never more than a short stroll from the beach, pools, spa, and a variety of bars and world-class restaurants, including a pop-up fish market every Thursday featuring seafood caught the very same day. There are private, thatched-roof beach bungalows where you can enjoy a Sky Massage to the soothing ebb and flow of the ocean. Here wedding planning meets style beyond compare. You will find Gourmet Inclusive Wedding Events and the Memorable Moments Signature Wedding Collection™ by Karisma simply irresistible.
Looking for a resort where you, the kiddies and all the young at heart can have loads of fun?
Then search no further than the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort Punta Cana. Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic, the all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort has re-imagined the art of hospitality to deliver delightful twists, including surprise slimings and unexpected visits from your favorite Nickelodeon characters. This kid-friendly resort combines world-class dining, sleek modern design and innovative amenities. Hosting a dreamy backdrop, this modern property has something for everyone. Your Gourmet Inclusive® wedding event is sure to be a celebration that will have your guests of all ages talking for anniversaries to come. Gourmet Inclusive® luxury is plentiful at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts with loads of restaurants and bars to visit. You can even keep your littlest wedding guests entertained with the Aqua Nick™ Playground, Character Central and much more.
Jamaica has always been a much loved and happy island to vacation, and that’s just one of the many reason why it’s such an ideal destination for weddings. The latest property from Palace Resorts, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa, is another prime property to consider for a wedding. With over 700 rooms, four pools and one kiddie pool, five restaurants, six bars and a gourmet food corridor, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande has something for everyone. And with features like a FlowRider® Double Wave Simulator, the WIRED teens lounge and ample meeting and event space, guests will love it. The staff at the resort handles weddings with ease and a strong attention to detail. They can help you personalize you wedding with six breathtaking locations to choose from. You’ll also receive great benefits for having your wedding at the property.
Situated on the glistening turquoise waters and powdery white sand beaches of the Caribbean, in the town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the all-inclusive Playacar Palace holds a laid back charm like few others. The resort is ideal for families, couples and social groups who seek culture, shopping and Mexican hospitality at its finest. This relaxed tropical setting provides the perfect ambience for an unforgettable wedding. Wedding packages include everything you’ll need for the big day, and service is nothing less than top notch! Your guests will also love having the opportunity to explore the town’s famed Quinta Avenida or Fifth Avenue, a bustling collection of lively shops, bars and restaurants not far from the resort.
Don’t forget, your local travel professional is your top resource for helping you create the destination wedding of your dreams. They’ll help you find the picture-perfect setting and resort for your big event, all at the very best possible value. That means you’ll have more time to focus on what’s most important – a lifetime of happiness together.