2024 Destination Weddings: Unveiling the Best Locations and Trends

Imagine saying “I do” in an exotic locale, far from the ordinary. Destination weddings are gaining popularity as couples seek unique experiences and unforgettable memories. But, with evolving trends, it’s crucial to stay updated. So, let’s embark on a journey to discover the top destination wedding trends and locations for 2024:

Micro Magic: Intimate gatherings of 20-50 loved ones are the new black. Picture exchanging vows in a Tuscan villa bathed in golden light, or barefoot on a secluded Fijian beach with waves whispering your song. These micro-weddings offer deeper connections, an atmosphere that feels like a warm embrace.

Photo: Carlo Buttinoni

Earth’s Embrace: Eco-conscious couples are saying “I do” to sustainability. Locally-sourced food, minimal waste, and eco-friendly venues like organic farms or glamping sites are setting the stage for responsible romance.

Thrills and Chills: Ditch the traditional aisle march and embrace the thrill! Hike to a breathtaking vista for your vows, white-water raft with your friends.  Let the adrenaline fuel your love story and create memories that will last a lifetime

Ditch the Clichés: Leave the “Under the Sea” and “Masquerade Ball” themes for Pinterest boards. Craft a theme that reflects your unique love story, your shared hobbies, passions, or even the story of how you met. Let your celebration be a reflection of you, not a trend.

Generic Vows, Generic Love? Not on Your Watch:  Write your own heartfelt promises, incorporate meaningful rituals from your cultures, or have a friend officiate the ceremony in a personal way.

Photo: Tori Anne Photography

Guestzilla Expectations? Not Today: Don’t buckle under the pressure to invite everyone. Prioritize those who truly matter, those whose laughter and tears you want to share. Remember, it’s your day, not a popularity contest.

Dream Destinations for 2024:

  • Portugal: Hike mountains, sail rivers, or explore Porto in this land of stunning vistas and laid-back vibes.
Photo: Visit Portugal
  • Iceland: Experience glaciers, waterfalls, and geothermal pools. Hike ice caves, bathe in the Blue Lagoon, or witness the dancing Northern Lights.
  • Morocco: Immerse yourselves in Marrakech’s vibrant colors or escape to the Sahara’s serenity. Explore bustling souks, trek Atlas Mountains, or camp under a million stars.
Photo: Kyriaos Georgiou
  • Japan: Discover ancient temples and serene gardens in Kyoto or explore Tokyo’s neon wonderlands. Learn the art of tea ceremony, visit the bamboo grove, or sing karaoke in Shinjuku.
Photo: Bagus Pangestu

Remember, your destination wedding is a blank canvas for your love story. Choose a location that resonates with your souls, embrace trends that spark joy, and let your love be the guiding star on your unforgettable adventure.

Photo: Tori Ann Photography

Let’s help you plan your destination wedding. Our WBM Travels team is here to advise and help assist you with booking your wedding.

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