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

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 

Away in Anguilla

One of the most popular locations for destination weddings has always been in the Caribbean.  Anguilla is one of the biggest hotspots in the Caribbean to have a wedding and there is no secret as to why.  From the miles of white sandy beaches to the famous turquois waters; it'll be a true...read more

Posted Tuesday 11/12/2013

by JoAnn Gregoli 

One Love... Jamaica

Jamaica only a short flight away from the states is the home of Reggae, Bob Marley, Jerk Chicken, Rice and Peas and the land of ONE LOVE!! What a perfect place to get married.Jamaica has a variety of wedding options depending on the type of wedding your looking for. There are plenty of different style...read more

Posted Friday 10/25/2013

by JoAnn Gregoli 

Napa... vineyards, wine, great food... without a passport

Are you looking for that special wedding destination but don't want to leave the country? Having your wedding in Napa, California may be the perfect choice for you.Forget the hassle of everyone needing to get passports.  Instead you can still 'get away' to one of the most romantic...read more

Posted Friday 10/25/2013

by JoAnn Gregoli 

Newport Rhode Island's Famous Mansions

Newport Rhode Island Home to the Great Gatsby Mansions:One of the latest comebacks: The Gatsby Era or More Formally the 1920'sThe Roaring Twenties were viewed as a tremendously prosperous decade for America.  From 1920-1929 the nation's wealth just about doubled.  With more money it allowed...read more

Posted Friday 10/18/2013

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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