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

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 

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 

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Destination Weddings: 12 Must-read Tips

1. Get HelpIf you've signed up for a wedding package, the services of a planner are probably included. If not, try to earmark part of your budget (about 10 percent of the total) for a wedding planner. He can shoulder the burden of researching, auditioning, and securing local vendors -- especially valuable...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

Destination Weddings: Throwing a Second Party Back Home

Are you worried that friends not attending your wedding will feel left out? Does not getting to celebrate with everyone you love make you feel sad? Then host a postwedding party back home a few weeks or months after you return from your honeymoon.Why you'd want to do it: A party back home allows you...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008

 

Destination Weddings: Why You Need Wedding Insurance

It's extremely important that you have insurance for a destination wedding. Although you don't want to think about it, serious problems (natural disasters, medical emergencies) can arise. But if the worst does occur, you'll be comforted knowing you won't suffer a financial loss as well as an emotional...read more

Posted Tuesday 5/27/2008

 

Destination Weddings: How to Stay Sane

So planning a dinner party for 200 people, including seven bridesmaids, six groomsmen, a photographer, a DJ, and two mothers-in-law, isn't enough work for you. You had to throw the long-distance thing into it, too? Everyone thinks you're crazy. You're attempting the impossible -- planning your wedding...read more

Posted Monday 6/9/2008

 

Destination Weddings: The Best Times to Get Married

Mother Nature is always full of surprises, but there are some general guidelines about the best times of year to plan your destination wedding. Whether you hope to hit the slopes or soak up some rays on the beach, we've got an entire year's worth of fabulous wedding weather.January and FebruaryArgentina,...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/17/2008

 

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