Some brides wouldn’t dream of having their big day anywhere but their hometown. Others know that when it comes time their “I dos” will be said in the city in which they live, or at a meaningful place that predates the actual engagement.
But if you’re not already sold on one particular place, consider a destination that may be new to you or your loved ones. Those betrothed seeking to make an epic adventure out of their weddings can find that in an unexpected place—say Morocco or Guatemala. The right destination can even give you more bang for your buck. Here, 10 gorgeous locations around the globe that will have your guests squealing with glee when they open the invitation.
Until now, Guatemala has been a well-kept secret for destination weddings, says Antigua-based specialist Julio Aceituno, who is seeing demand for nuptials of all sizes rise in recent years. Two favorite locales in the Central American country are the charming UNESCO World Heritage colonial city of Antigua—where restored 16th century monastery Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo has a fairytale look with ruins and candlelight—and picture-perfect Lake Atitlan, likened to Lake Como. Authentic, colorful villages around the lake and views of a trio of volcanos make the photography opportunities epic, especially at Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel Casa Palopó, which can accommodate hundreds. “Guatemala is the place where magic was born,” says Aceituno. “All the venues are very unique and special, perfect places to celebrate love, and the weather is like a friend we get along with, a perfect 75 degrees all year long. Our culture is one of taking care of our visitors—we love our guests and we show it.”
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