Planning a Destination Wedding

5 Destination Wedding Trends for 2024

With the New Year in full swing, get ready to say your I dos in style as we unveil our list of the top five destination wedding trends for you to incorporate  into your dream celebration. From bold decor to smaller guest lists, these trends are sure to elevate your wedding to a whole new level of excitement and glamour. 

Eco-Friendly Destination Weddings

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Picture your magical celebration with a mix of love and sustainability. As wedding planning begins, most couples are seeking out more eco-conscious goods and services to make their weddings come to life. Think organic decor, locally sourced bites, and a stunning tropical paradise backdrop – all while going green and keeping the planet happy.

Get inspired with eco-friendly resorts for your destination wedding in paradise.

Cultural Immersion

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Celebrating your destination wedding in  paradise comes with many perks, like adding a bit of cultural flair to your special day. Embrace the diverse traditions and support local talent to make your special day one-of-a-kind. Surprise your guests with unique welcome gifts from vendors, include vibrant blooms to your reception, book traditional live music for your reception, and even request for custom decor pieces to make your wedding day stand out. 

Intimate Destination Wedding Guest Lists 

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While destination weddings are known for their smaller guest lists, this year, many couples are planning to go even smaller! Having just your closest friends and family with you allows for a more personal experience and increased quality time with each loved one. Less is more when it comes to destination weddings!

Multi-Day Celebrations

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Hometown weddings call for one big day to celebrate, while in a special destination, you can spend multiple days in a tropical oasis with your closest loved ones. At all-inclusive resorts, you can kick off the festivities early with welcome cocktail parties, special group dinners, and more. Better yet, the celebrations continue after you exchange your vows with fun excursions, spa days, farewell parties and more. 

Pops of Color

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Elevating your destination wedding with pops of color can create an atmosphere that is not only eye-catching, but lively, energetic, and most importantly unforgettable. Whether it’s vibrant floral arrangements or bold wedding attire choices, let your personality shine through with bursts of color. Get inspired with the latest  Pantone Colors of the Year like Peach Fuzz, Viva Magenta and Very Perito create a trendy destination wedding color palette. 

Ready to start planning your dream destination wedding? 

Whether you’re exchanging vows on the white sandy beaches, or a lush tropical garden, let these wedding trends guide and inspire you to create the perfect destination wedding. Get started today with the help of our Certified Destination Wedding Specialists! 


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