Up to 25% of couples getting married choose to have a destination wedding, and when it comes to US couples, 40% choose to go international for theirs, according to a study by Research and Markets. However, when looking for the perfect international wedding location that has equally as perfect beaches, making a decision can be stressful. Whether you’re looking for a traditional setting, a tropical climate, or something totally off the beaten path, here are just three beach-worthy options worth considering.
The Italian Coast
For couples looking to tie the knot at a far-flung beach destination, Italy may not seem like the obvious choice. However, the Amalfi Coast is a great option to consider, as you’ll not only get to experience a traditional Italian setting with great food, but a unique wedding experience at the same time. With notable beaches on the coast including Marina Grande, Arienzo Beach, and Erchie Beach, couples looking for a totally unique experience for their venue might want to look further. Because getting the ultimate luxurious experience for an Amalfi Coast destination wedding is often done through local wedding planners, by going this route, you’ll be able to have your pick from extremely unique properties, including small picturesque Italian beaches, or even a private island setting.
Couples looking for a more tropical location might be quick to pick a beach venue in Hawaii, but Cozumel, Mexico is a worthy consideration as well. With easy access to fun and unique aquatic experiences such as snorkeling and diving, this tropical beach destination is perfect for those looking for a budget-friendly and activity packed destination wedding experience with the ultimate views. Not only that, but the Mexican location also allows for refreshing color themes, such as a pure all-white, or even a by-the-beach worthy coral and teal color palette. With coral being a hue that’s been associated with feelings of hope and vibrancy, it’s a color that's sure to bring optimism and happiness on your big day. When paired with vibrant teal and aqua colors, the result is a regal, vibrant look perfect for a Cozumel wedding. With a number of fantastic white sand beaches to choose from — such as Playa Las Rocas, there are also several beach resorts to stay at (like Occidental Cozumel), which will provide an unforgettable experience for your big day, in addition to accommodating staff who will take care of everything and bring you peace of mind.
Married in Morocco
Often overlooked as a beach wedding location, Morocco is a fantastic choice for those looking for a timeless bohemian wedding, thanks to the unique architecture and scenery that the country brings, not to mention the fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture and cuisine. However, there are also a number of notable beaches and resorts to be aware of. In addition to the picturesque locations like Casablanca and Agadir, one notable venue is the Mazagan Beach resort, located in El Jadida, as well as the nearby popular golden sands beach by the name of Haouzia. With plenty of shopping and historical sights to see, you’ll be able to ensure your wedding party will be well entertained on their stay while getting the experience of a lifetime.
While a destination wedding is already sure to be a fantastic and memorable way to tie the knot, finding the right beach location can be frustrating. However, by going off the beaten path and looking at options like Italy, Mexico, and even Morocco, you’re sure to have a wedding you’ll never forget.
Written by Jeniffer Dawson