These days, more and more couples are looking for fun, memorable and non-traditional ways of getting married – and what could be better than saying your I DO’s while standing next to the one you love on a romantic beach during a majestic sunset.
Canada’s leading online travel provider, Expedia.ca, offers a variety of destination and group wedding packages for couples in search of affordable, convenient and romantic wedding options for that special day. From classic romantic locations, to exotic hidden gems, Expedia.ca provides almost 100 destinations and 70,000 hotels to meet any budget.
ADVANTAGES OF DESTINATION WEDDINGS
THE ABC’S OF DESTINATION WEDDINGS
A – Always plan ahead. The most important part of planning any trip, especially your destination wedding, is to plan ahead. Expedia.ca offers verified traveller reviews, a collection over 7.5 million reviews from past Expedia hotel guests worldwide that have been categorized for different types of travellers, including couples. As you’re planning for your trip, you can sort through the rating by date submitted, language, and photos to ensure you quickly find relevant content that’s right for you.
B – Be sure to confirm there’s enough space at the resort for all your guests. Next to having your significant other at your side, there’s nothing better than seeing your friends and family as you walk down the aisle to make your special day complete. For those who are joining your special trip, remember to check out the events, attractions and activities offered by Expedia.ca at your wedding destination.
C – Create memories. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience, so once you’ve reached your destination, indulge, embrace and enjoy.
CLASSIC ROMANTIC DESTINATION WEDDING LOCATIONS
For couples looking for a classic romantic wedding destination, Expedia.ca offers a number of all-inclusive packages, including the options featured below.
Playa Del Carmen (Mexico) – Located in Eastern Mexico along the Caribbean Sea, Playa Del Carmen is a dream destination for anyone looking to say ‘si’ to their wedding nuptials. Still small enough to explore on foot, ‘Playa’ (as known by the locals) has a relaxed, yet cosmopolitan feel, with a variety of hotels, shops, and restaurants ranging from causal to upscale. And if you or your wedding guests are looking for a daytrip excursion, you can head over to Tulum or the Sian Ka’an biosphere to visit historical sites, or take a ferry over to island of Cozumel.
Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) – Located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is what Caribbean postcards are made of. Known best for its beaches which face both the Caribbean and Atlantic, Punta Cana features 25 miles of white sand, swaying coconut trees and more than 35 resorts (which by law cannot be taller than a palm tree), and makes the perfect backdrop for any wedding.
Montego Bay (Jamaica) – As the second largest city in Jamaica (following Kingston), Montego Bay provides the perfect combination of white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, and ultimate relaxation. Restaurants and cafés line the major downtown neighbourhoods on St. James Street and Market streets and offer delicious seafood brought fresh from the nearby Caribbean Sea and decadent dishes seasoned with jerk spice, a Jamaican specialty. Be advised that locals usually operation on ‘island time’ which means service might sometimes be slow, but no need to worry since you’ll be in wedding bliss.
HIDDEN GEM DESTINATION WEDDING LOCATIONS
For couples looking for something a bit more exotic, Expedia.ca recommends a wedding in Aruba.
Aruba sits about 27 kilometers off the coast of Venezuela and is one of four self-governing countries that make up the Netherlands. Known for its beautiful beaches, laid-back locals and year-round warm weather, Aruba offers beautiful scenery for those who want some R&R as well as many outdoor activities for those who are seeking more action.
It is home to Aruba National Park featuring numerous hiking trails, interesting geological formations and exotic caves, ideal for an afternoon getaway with your partner. For travellers who want to take advantage of the proximity to the ocean, spend the day swimming or snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, or go diving to the wreck of a German cargo ship. If you feel the need for speed, rent a four-wheeler and zip around the island, exploring all the nooks and crannies of mystical location; you can even dismount and go for a climb up Casibari and Ayo Rocks for an amazing view of the entire island. And if you want to go even higher, climb the steps of “the Haystack,” a small mountain in the center of the country for the ultimate view. Whatever activity you and your fiancé enjoy most, Aruba is definitely a gem worth discovering.
Expedia.ca makes it easy for couples about to tie the knot to find the perfect wedding vacation package through a variety of great vacation deals, a selection on affordable destinations, and outstanding service. And if you need additional assistance, Expedia.ca Customer Service Representatives are available 24 hours a day to answer questions you may have about booking your wedding vacation so that you can travel with the confidence that you found the best vacation package at the lowest price.