Destination Weddings Trend: Trash the Dress

Jackson-Hageman Punta Cana Wedding

Jackson-Hageman Punta Cana Wedding

Written By AVDW Specialist, Ashley Surkin

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

Antonia & Dustin’s Wedding at Dreams Tulum - Ashley & Sean’s Wedding at Now Larimar Resort & Spa

Antonia & Dustin’s Wedding at Dreams Tulum – Ashley & Sean’s Wedding at Now Larimar Resort & Spa

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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Take Advantage of Local Food at Your Destination Wedding

Los Cabos - Pixan Photography

Los Cabos – Pixan Photography

Written by Ashley Surkin, AVDW Specialist 

Food is a big part of anyone’s special day and that doesn’t change on a Destination Wedding. Bring a touch of culture to your destination wedding menu with some of these local flavors.

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Destination Weddings: Dream Love in Los Cabos

Dreams Los Cabos -- Pixan Photography

Dreams Los Cabos — Pixan Photography

Written by Courtney Bradley, AVDW Specialist

Calling all West Coast couples!

If you are looking for a luxurious destination wedding in paradise look no further than the gorgeous coast of Los Cabos, Mexico. Situated at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, couples will fall in love with the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged cliffs, desert vistas and stunning mountain views.

“It only rains about three times a year in Los Cabos! This almost guarantees you’ll have a warm, sunny day for a perfect wedding celebration among loved ones.”

Known for its vivacious nightlife and liveliness, Los Cabos offers a variety of attractions including its impressive Marina, world-class golf courses, deep-sea fishing excursions, whale watching expeditions, natural wildlife and vegetation, exciting nightclubs, restaurants, shopping, and so much more. Two unique excursions not to be missed include camel-back riding along the Sea of Cortez and a catamaran ride to view the famous “El Arco”, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch, complete with a family of sea lions sun bathing nearby.

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Destination Weddings: How to Pick Your Paradise Wedding Dress

Denis & Ina - Dreams La Romana - Photography by: Neri Photo

Denis & Ina – Dreams La Romana – Photography by: Neri Photo

Written by, Samantha Szapor, Apple Vacations DW Specialist

Finding the perfect wedding dress for your special day can be hard enough but factor in the weather and location and the task becomes that much harder.

Destination weddings are often in more casual and relaxed settings. Long or short, sweetheart style or strapless, elegant or simple — all can be appropriate and fitting for a destination wedding. The only thing to keep in mind is that destination weddings are less “traditional”, so your dress can be too!

Here are a few guidelines to consider before saying “yes” to the dress:

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