about our featured blogger

We're so excited to have JoAnn Gregoli, owner of Elegant Occasions, blogging on our site. JoAnn is the co-author of The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings with Carley Roney and has over 25 years of experience in the travel industry. Check back often to get her tips and advice on planning a destination wedding!

about our featured blogger

CR Luxury Vacation Properties & Tours, located in Los Sueños Resort in Herradura Costa Rica, is a reputable wedding planning company dedicated to creating your dream wedding. Heading the CR Luxury wedding team is Aura Luisa Mora. Aura has been working as a special events coordinator and wedding specialist for over 11 years, and with extensive knowledge of the country, venues and vendors, Aura and her team will insure a hassle free, amazing destination wedding experience.

plan your destination wedding!

From finding your destination wedding location to planning your destination wedding reception, Destination.Weddings.com is your go-to-source for finding destination wedding inspiration and getting answers to all your destination wedding questions. Top searches include: destination wedding planning basics; destination wedding attire; destination wedding save-the-dates; destination real weddings

Reasons to Consider a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are probably the most memorable events of all. It allows you to spend quality time with your family friends over a longer period of time.  My top reasons to consider a destination wedding:The location should be a true representation of your personality. Most couples will pick...read more

Posted Monday 4/20/2015

by JoAnn Gregoli 

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice - Destination wedding

Iceland known as the "the land of Fire and Ice" offers an incredible range of biodiversity and geography, Iceland is a country, where you can find snow-covered glaciers and mountain ranges near thermal pools, hot springs and active volcanoesFor the couples who love adventure, those who get married in...read more

Posted Friday 3/27/2015

by JoAnn Gregoli 

Indian grandeur in Newport

Grandeur, color, and fun are blended with culture and heritage in all Indian weddings. Indian weddings are probably the most visual of the weddings we have created over the years. They range in size from 100 to over 900 guests.  I love to infuse the event with lots of color and texture. Lighting...read more

Posted Friday 3/27/2015

by JoAnn Gregoli 

Bahamian-Style Wedding

Sometimes honeymoons aren't enough, many couples decide to get married in their chosen destination spot to make their wedding even more memorable.  Why wouldn't you want to get married at your dream destination, especially if your destination is the Bahamas. Beautiful sandy beaches, crystal...read more

Posted Tuesday 11/19/2013

by JoAnn Gregoli 

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Destination Weddings: Why Marry Away?

In the past, marrying away from home usually meant eloping. The couple would steal away in the night to flee family disapproval or expectations and tie the knot on their own terms. Today, the idea has shed its stigma and a growing number of couples are hightailing it away from the traditional formal...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

Destination Weddings: Getting Started

Thinking about planning a far-flung celebration? Here are the top tips to pull off a flawless destination wedding. 1. First Things FirstChoose a location based on your wedding style and nonnegotiable guest list (if any). Unlike a hometown affair, you can't assume everyone will be able to spend the money...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

Destination Weddings: Tips on Importing Your Pros

Whenever possible, choose local florists, musicians, and caterers. But for more control over services like photography and video, consider flying in a professional. Here are a few details to anticipate:Be prepared for the added expense. You'll be expected to pay for airfare, transfers, meals, and hotel...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

Destination Weddings: Who Pays for What?

So you're having a destination wedding. Now come the questions: Do the bride and groom pay for everything? What about hotel rooms and airfare for the guests? Here's an easy checklist to help you decide who pays for what.The bride and groom (and/or their parents) are expected to pay for:The wedding reception...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

Destination Weddings: Planning Your Site Visits

The One-trip PlanWhen to go: 8 to 10 months outHow long to stay: At least 3 daysWhat to do: Pick your placePick your location ASAP. Do your homework before you go and visit no more than three venues. Try to make the final decision by the end of the first day.Check out various ceremony and reception...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

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