Top 10 Cities To Get Married

 green01   October 22, 2012

Your wedding day is supposed to be the most memorable day of your life. While the bride and the groom are critical factors in crafting that perfect memory, the locale of the wedding plays just as big a role in creating an unforgettable memory. What good is a beautiful ceremony if all anyone remembers is the dilapidated church or cheesy ballroom that hosted the wedding?

If you want to create a lasting memory worthy of your love, consider a destination wedding to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. The following destinations are regarded by many as the Top 10 worldwide destinations for a wedding. They are presented here in order from 10 to one.

#1: San Diego, California

San Diego

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Bad weather can ruin an outdoor wedding fast, leaving guests soaked and a bride fuming or in tears, or worse yet both. Located at the southern tip of California on the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego offers 70 miles of pristine, white sand beaches for those looking to enjoy their ceremony barefoot. Sunshine is a plentiful commodity in California, but on the off-chance you don’t want to risk it there is always the charm of San Diego’s Gas Lamp Quarter for those looking for a more traditional feel.

2: Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – Source

Frequent visitors to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, a popular tourist destination, may have heard of or been to this region and not even known it. Stretching along 100 miles of Pacific coastline, the region is home to tiny boutique hotels and ultra-luxurious, all-inclusive hotels. You can get married in style or have a relaxed, bare feet and swimsuit wedding.

3: Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida – Source

Nearly every woman dreamed of being a princess when they were a little girl. There is no need to let that dream die, at least not in Orlando. The home to Walt Disney World, Orlando is an increasingly popular wedding destination that allows the little princess inside each woman to come out. There’s something for everyone in Orlando, from gardens and waterfronts, to Cinderella’s Castle. Let your inner princess out in Orlando.

4: New York, New York

New York

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Ah, New York City. The city that never sleeps has a little something for every bride and groom. Take a limo, taxi, or horse drawn carriage; use one of the city’s many iconic backdrops; whatever you want New York can deliver. When the ceremony is over, prepare for a reception at any number of locales in a city whose nightlife is unmatched.

5: Nevis, British West Indies

Nevis Island

Nevis Island – Source

The island nation of Nevis has been home to many idyllic beach weddings. This Caribbean destination lacks the modern pace of its sister island of St. Kitts, while providing luxurious hotels, miles of volcanic ash beaches, and picturesque sunset backdrops. A beach wedding doesn’t come more perfect than this Caribbean location.

6: Megeve, France


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So you prefer snow to the warmth and sand of a beach wedding? Then there couldn’t be a better place to say “I Do” than the snowcapped peaks of the French Alps. Romance is almost a guarantee in this resort town full of intimate bed and breakfasts as well as luxurious boutique hotels. Hold your lovers hand while you stroll the old world cobblestone streets of Megeve, or cuddle up in horse drawn carriage. Either way, Megeve offers the perfect location for romantic nuptials.

7: Mauritius

Mauritius Beach

Mauritius Beach – Source

Mauritius, never heard of it? Don’t feel bad, a lot of people aren’t familiar with this tiny island nation 500 miles off the coast of Madagascar. Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is said to have inspired heaven, and one look will tell you why. Its remote location has allowed Mauritius to maintain pristine white sand beaches, lush tropical jungles, and shockingly blue waters. Remote doesn’t mean savage in this case. A number of four-star luxury hotels operate on the island and have a staff of professionals that can help you plan a wedding without visiting first.

8: Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii – Source

This probably comes as no surprise. Hawaii is a popular wedding destination, and while that might steal from the sense of originality its reputation is well-deserved. There are numerous wedding options on Maui. Stroll the beach barefoot for a relaxed wedding, let your adventurous side out atop Haleakala, or take it indoors at one of the many luxurious hotels. Best of all, there is no need to leave for a honeymoon elsewhere. After the wedding, stay put and see all that Maui has to offer after your wedding.

9: Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada – Source

Believe it or not, the city of quickie weddings can also put together an unforgettable ceremony. Known for any number of “out-there” wedding themes, Las Vegas can give you a wedding on the Bellagio’s Terraza Di Sogna with the world-famous fountain waters dancing behind you or an Elvis themed bash at the Graceland Chapel.

10: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast – Source

No doubt a surprising pick in the minds of many, the coastal towns of Ravello and Positano offer differing options for a beautiful wedding. Ravello, perched on the cliffs above the coast, offers magnificent views and well-appointed vistas. Ancient churches and small restaurants offer up unbeaten wedding ceremonies. The seaside town of Positano is well-suited for that quiet, intimate ceremony you wanted. Positano’s beauty is unsurpassed.

No matter where you live in the world, there is a wonderful and unforgettable wedding destination awaiting your nuptials. All you have to do is be bold enough to travel to one of these locales that can help you make a lasting memory worthy of the love you share.

About the Guest Blogger – Guest post contributed by Kalen Smith on behalf of Kalen is a freelance travel writer. He enjoys travelling to lesser known locations around the globe.

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