Destination Weddings

A wedding and a vacation at the same time? It's possible. Read about the benefits -- and potential complications -- of weddings that involve travel.


There's something romantic about running off with your beloved and getting married. On the other hand, you might incur the wrath of family and friends for not being included in this joyous event. When is elopement right and when is it wrong?

The second major decision you'll make about your wedding (after choosing the date) is where to have it. If you're thinking about a Caribbean wedding or one in the Swiss Alps, consider whether you're cut out to be a destination bride.

When you hear "destination wedding," do you think of Caribbean beaches and European castles? Show your patriotism and save on airfare with a domestic ceremony. The best part? No passport necessary!

Forget destination weddings and seek inspiration from a map of the United States. Whether you're into beaches, mountain ranges, quaint towns or natural wonders, you can plan a gorgeous getaway that doesn't require a passport!

Planning a wedding in the Caribbean involves more than picking out rum and tropical flowers. You'll need the site permits, blood tests and a rain plan. Here are 10 tips for the would-be destination bride.

On any other trip to the Bahamas, you'd be packing some shorts, a bikini and your favorite flip-flops. But when you're headed to an exotic destination to exchange vows, you've got to pack a bridal gown.

Dressing for a traditional wedding is pretty straightforward: suits and ties for men, cocktail-length dresses and skirts for women. But when the venue is a beach or 14th-century Italian church, what are the rules?

Your dream wedding may involve a trip to an exotic locale, but what complications lie in store? Smooth your path to an international wedding with these tips.

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