Marriage signals a new beginning, and there’s no better way to commemorate a union than embarking on a shared adventure. Everyone that considers a destination wedding wants a dream wedding venue. But while the crystal-clear waters of Santorini beckon, there are stunning venues stateside that are just as picturesque, minus the cost of airfare or hassle of international travel.
Tips for Destination Weddings
If you’ve looking into destination wedding locations with incredible scenery and memorable wedding photo opportunities, there are a few things to consider. The first thing to keep in mind is the budget. Not all your friends and family may be able to travel to a far away location. But you can keep this under control by selecting a wedding venue closer to you. Try to select a location that has some meaning to you two as a couple. Don’t pick somewhere random but somewhere that the two of you will always cherish.
Give yourself plenty of time to plan ahead. If you plan to bring decorations, make sure to ship things in advance. Make sure you have the time to talk to local vendors and plan ahead with vendors that will ship your supplies. The Bouqs can help you with the flowers. We can ship to all 48 continental states. Remember to place your order 30 days in advance. Give yourself a few extra days and we’ll make sure you have stunning wedding arrangements whether you just want bridal and bridesmaid bouquets or a full flower arch for your ceremony.
Napa Valley, California
Endless vineyards set against a West Coast sunset make Napa an iconic wedding destination. This famous yet secluded wine hub is an extremely romantic and gorgeous backdrop for nuptials. The cool California climate also lends itself to outdoor venues year-round, which is a blessing for couples living in the more seasonal cities. Bonus: Napa could also be a honeymoon destination thanks to its luxury hotels and spas, winery tours, and non stop flow of rosé.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Does a rocky mountain or ski resort wedding sound perfect for you and your partner? Colorado is one of the nation’s lushest states brimming with forests, lakes, and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. Several resorts offer wedding packages complete with guest arrival services, pre-designed venues, and catering menus full of local fare. These options are perfect for couples looking to bring a sizable guest list in tow. For others, eloping at a tucked-away waterfall is also a possibility for more intimate events. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, skiers and snowboarders to horseback risers, Colorado Springs’ pine trees and impressive landscapes offer a unique destination that you won’t forget.
“Nature” doesn’t always mean trees and oceans. Sedona resides in beloved “red rock country.” Out-of-this-world rock formations make one feel like they were transported to Mars. It also provides a small-town feel with welcoming locals and several private locations to exchange vows. You don’t always need ancient ruins. Sedona enjoys a rich history of spirituality which makes it ideal for many couples.
Las Vegas, Nevada
For those looking for the opposite of a small town feel, consider Las Vegas. Sin City is one of the marriage capitals in the US. While that title might bring to mind images of Elvis impersonators and quickie ceremonies, the city has so much more to offer. Couples who love being the life of the party can plan exciting, elevated ceremonies at one of the numerous hotels, and then head to the strip for a night of gambling, dancing, and dining at some of the best restaurants in the world.
Everybody knows this iconic city for its legendary music scene. However, it’s also a popular spot for rustic weddings — especially for people who love the blues as much as their partners. From out-of-town barnyards to revamped concert halls, weddings in Nashville are infused with the city’s culture. Plus there are many great culinary options. If meat is on the menu, try some good old-fashioned barbecue.
We didn’t forget about the East Coast! The Florida Keys are a year-round vacation destination popular with everyone from spring breakers to retirees. That means it’s built to host elaborate affairs and weddings are no exception. Go for the scenic ocean views and vibrant energy, and stay for the seafood and exciting cultural influences. For a bonus, think about a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas.
If you dream about one of those sunny beach weddings, look no further than Malibu.This famous city isn’t just for the Hollywood elite. When you’re standing on the warm beach exchanging vows, odds are you’ll feel (and look) like a star. With the sun setting over the ocean on the Pacific Coast, Malibu is the ideal spot for sunset weddings. If you’re lucky, maybe even a few celebrity sightings! The world-class eateries are also something for foodies to note.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a vibrant city stocked with culture, joy, and probably the best Gumbo around. Historic hotels are a staple for weddings, but old steamboats circling the harbor are also a must for sea-loving couples who didn’t mind a little salt in their hair.
If you want a tropical destination for your dream wedding, you don’t have to leave the country. Hawaii makes for a perfect wedding venue. With numerous versatile event spaces, you can find a location that can satisfy anyone dreaming of a tropical paradise. Oahu suits those planning for a larger wedding. Honolulu has countless hotels, bundles of local catering options and beautiful views of Diamond Head. If you want to try something different, you can look into the North Shore, famous for its big waves and a hot spot for surfing culture. For those looking for a more secluded destination, look into Maui, with its lush landscape and amazing sunset views.
Farm Fresh Flowers Delivered to Your Wedding Destination
Granted, planning any wedding from afar has its challenges. That’s why Bouqs Weddings makes it easy by shipping wedding-ready floral arrangements straight to your perfect venue. Whether you need fall flowers for a wedding or you’re aiming for a tropical destination in summer, we will help you get the sensational flower arrangements for your theme and style. We can save you the stress of finding a local florist or the difficult task of transporting bouquets. Whether you choose the golden California coast or a quaint Southern town, eternal bliss (and your farm fresh Bouqs) will come to you.