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Destination Weddings

The monumental challenge of throwing a successful destination wedding isn’t lost on us. Whether it’s a pared-down beach ceremony for your closest crew or a massive soirée with everyone you’ve ever known, there's flights, lodging, packing, and celebrations to plan. The good news is there are plenty of experts who have proven it possible—and undeniably worthwhile. From the world’s most glamorous hotel wedding venues and honeymoon destinations, to the best bachelor(ette) party getaways, and even elopement spots, here are some of the most incredible places and ways to say “I do”—with the added magic of travel thrown in.

Destination Weddings

5 Trending Destination Wedding Locales to Book Before Everyone Else

From central Mexico to micro islands in the South Pacific, destination weddings are back in a big way this year.
News & Advice

How to Thoughtfully Incorporate Local Traditions Into Your Destination Wedding

We ask expert destination wedding planners how they weave the culture of a place into a big event, respectfully. 
Points and Miles

How to Turn Your Wedding Expenses Into a Dream Honeymoon With the Right Credit Cards

According to couples who've been there and done it.
Destination Weddings

How We Pulled It Off: A Party-All-Night Destination Wedding in Mexico City

Complete with chilaquiles and elotes passed around at midnight.
Destination Weddings

This Is India's Most Romantic—And Priciest—Wedding Destination

A celebration in Udaipur can cost you as much or more than one in Italy or Thailand.

How to Plan

Couples Travel

The Best Places to Throw a Destination Wedding, From a French Chateaux to a Puerto Rican Beach Resort

After two years of postponed vows, why not up the fancy with a trip-and-ceremony twofer.
Destination Weddings

What 8 Same-Sex Couples Learned From Planning a Destination Wedding

There's more to consider than just the logistics and the jet lag. Here's what to keep in mind.
Shopping

The Ultimate Maid of Honor Packing List for a Stress-Free Wedding Weekend

Everything you need, from a lightweight handheld steamer to hydrating under-eye patches.
Couples Travel

How This Couple Planned a Destination Wedding in the Irish Countryside—From 3000 Miles Away

Lesson one: Always give your guests an itinerary.
Places to Stay

15 Over-the-Top Honeymoon Suites, From Maui to Puglia

These romantic hotels come with amenities like plunge pools, in-room spas, and 24-hour room service.
Air Travel

How to Travel with a Wedding Dress, According to the Experts

We spoke with a destination wedding planner and the manager of onboard services at Icelandair to find out how to score precious on-board closet space, and more.
Shopping

What to Pack for Your Honeymoon

Whether you’re headed to the Caribbean or on a safari, here are our must-haves for every type of honeymoon.
Destination Weddings

How to Throw a Perfect Bachelorette Party in Austin

Activities, restaurants, and accommodations for all kinds of brides-to-be, from adventurous explorers to laid-back creatives.
Destination Weddings

How to Throw a Perfect Bachelorette Party in Charleston

Destination Weddings

How to Throw the Perfect Nashville Bachelorette Party

Couples Travel

The 9 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.

Wedded bliss is just a domestic flight away.
Couples Travel

The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Every Type of Couple 

Find your post-nuptial bliss on a safari, in an overwater bungalow, or cruising through the Amazon.
Destinations

Which Island to Choose for Your Hawaii Honeymoon

While every Hawaii honeymoon can deliver majestic sunrises, lazy days on the sand, and that warm Aloha feeling, some islands may speak to you more than others. 
Points & Miles

How I Used Points to Cover More Than $20K Worth of Hotel Stays for My Honeymoon

We stayed at some of the best hotels along the California coast.
Women Who Travel

Planning a Honeymoon Brings Up a Big Question: Should We Merge Our Finances?

In our monthly advice column, we're tackling the most commonly asked questions from our Women Who Travel community.
Shopping

37 Spring Wedding Guest Dresses, From Silk Slips to Floor-Length Pastel Gowns

No matter where wedding season takes you, we've found a packable dress (or jumpsuit) for you.
Destination Weddings

How We Pulled It Off: A Dreamy Elopement on an Alaskan Glacier 

Featuring a herd of moose and a first dance set against Alaska’s lingering summer twilight.
Destinations

The Iconic Appeal of Las Vegas's Wedding Chapels

Known for Elvis impersonators, drive-through windows, and tabloid-worthy marriages, these chapels offer stress-free vows with plenty of kitsch.
Shopping

Tested and Reviewed: The Best Travel Steamer to Take on the Road

I tested nine steamers—here are the ones I recommend for destination weddings and business travel.
Shopping

The Most Effective On-the-Go Stain Removers

Whether you’re on a business trip or at a destination wedding, these travel-sized stain fighters will help you get ahead of ruined clothes.
Shopping

34 Winter Wedding Guest Dresses to Wear in Chilly Destinations

 From timeless gowns to velvet midi dresses. 
Shopping

The Most Comfortable Heels to Pack for a Wedding

Wear these pumps, mules, and strappy sandals all night long. 
Shopping

8 Garment Bags That Will Keep Dresses and Suits Wrinkle-Free

For destination weddings, romantic honeymoons, and every special occasion in between.  
Places to Stay

The Best Airbnbs Where You Can Have Your Wedding

From a Chicago loft to an Italian villa, these dreamy Airbnbs will make you swoon.
Shopping

34 Best Beach Wedding Guest Dresses for Oceanside ‘I Do’s’

From boho-style maxis to chic two-piece sets, you’ve got options. 
News & Advice

Getting Married in the Sky Is Actually Pretty Complicated

In-flight nuptials make headlines every now and then, but pulling off a successful ceremony takes some planning.
Shopping

You Can Now Put Airbnb Gift Cards On Your Wedding Registry

A KitchenAid mixer or accommodations in Bali? You decide.
Inspiration

How to Plan a Destination Wedding

Tying the knot in a far-flung locale is romantic, but planning a destination wedding requires more than just buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel.