Aina, Hokele & `ano`ê: Why Maui is Simply the Best

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Written by Kelly Re, AVDW Specialist

After visiting Maui last week, I am not shocked that it is has been voted the “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for 20 years!

From its picturesque beaches to 5-Star resorts and welcoming local people, the island has much to offer Destination Wedding couples (or groups), honeymooners and anniversary couples.

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How to Destination Wed like a High-Rolling Celeb

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana

Written by Ashley Surkin, AVDW Specialist

From Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s beach bash to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Italian nuptials, celebrities are in love with destination weddings.

Tying the knot abroad isn’t just for the rich and famous though, even you could wed like a celeb without breaking the bank! Here are a few helpful hints when planning your star-studded affair.

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5 Ways to be the Coolest Destination Wedding Bride

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Carolina and Patrick – Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa

Written by Courtney Bradley, AVDW Specialist

Being newly engaged and planning the perfect wedding may be a dream come true for most brides. It’s easy to get lost in the cake tasting and table arrangements, stressed over what the groomsmen, bridesmaids, even you are going to wear.

But breathe.

And while you take a time out, think about the people in your life who are helping to make your fairy tale a reality. From bridesmaids to guests and everyone in between, we’ll layout how you could be the coolest bride in town, while still getting everything you want on your special day.

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Destination Weddings Trend: Trash the Dress

Angela & Peter's wedding at Bavaro Princess, Punta Cana

Angela & Peter’s wedding at Bavaro Princess, Punta Cana

Written By Ashley Surkin, AVDW Specialist

The days of preserving your elegant white gown are history.

In recent years “trashing” your wedding dress has become the new post-nuptials trend with more and more brides deciding to take the plunge (literally). From diving into the ocean to an epic paintball match between you and your honey, the act of “trashing” your dress makes for some pretty incredible photos.

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Find Wedding Serenity at Zoetry Resorts

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Written by Megan Anderson, AVDW Expert

Everyone knows that weddings require an endless checklist of things to do.

Between deciding on a venue, tasting cakes, trying on dress after dress — it seems like the stress never stops! What’s one way to eliminate wedding planning anxiety? Choose a destination wedding at one of the breathtaking Zoetry Resort and Spa locations!

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Have a Destination Wedding Your Way

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Zoetry Agua Punta Cana

Written by Melanie Pelouze Schmidt, AVDW Director of Sales

Do you and your sweetheart envision an intimate wedding in a stunning local rather than a big country club affair filled with aunts, cousins and your mom’s friend from grade school that you see once a decade?

Finding it hard to narrow down a guest list when you have so many people just a short drive away? Then choosing a destination wedding can be a liberating experience! It often allows you to plan a wedding much truer to your vision of a perfect day than your families while still keeping the peace!

After all, since The Knot suggests you can expect a 50% acceptance rate for destination weddings while the rate for a local weddings soars to 85%, you can make mom happy and extend an invite to distant Aunt Betty while being reasonably confident she won’t make the trek.

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Destination Weddings: How to Dress Your Groom

Written by Megan Anderson , AVDW Specialist

Dressing your groom can be pretty cut and dry for a traditional wedding. Tuxedos and suits are the usual attire choices. But with a destination wedding there are unlimited options that can put a fun twist on your special day.

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