Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding
couple and wedding party on a beach

A destination wedding combines the sweetness of a ceremony with the fun of a sunny vacation.

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In recent years, many brides and grooms have chosen to abandon the traditional large, fancy church wedding in favor of nuptials in a more exotic locale. Couples opt to go the long-distance route for a variety of reasons. For some, budget limitations make destination weddings the more attractive choice. In most cases, only close friends and family attend these celebrations, sparing couples from throwing large, expensive receptions. Whatever the reason, destination weddings have become increasingly popular for couples of all types -- from those having a first-time wedding to those renewing their vows or getting married for the second time. If you're an amateur wedding planner mulling over the destination decision, read on for our list of 10 helpful tips.