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Destination Wedding Alternatives

While destination weddings have taken a backseat due to the current world conditions, we’re happy to say that they seem to be on the rise once again.

Although you may not be able to jet off to international waters or wed on the cliffs of Moher, you can still have an amazing wedding at a great location!

Note: Regardless of where you hold your wedding, always be sure to check the current health and safety regulations in your area. Here are five destination wedding alternatives that are sure to make your heart skip a beat before you say “I do!”

The Sadie and The I Do

Rings: The Sadie, The I Do

1. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you were supposed to be getting married on the beaches of Jamaica, Fort Lauderdale is a close second. Beautiful white sand beaches that stretch for miles will provide the perfect backdrop for your big day. The open-air and breeze will likely make it easy to socially distance guests and keep worries at bay for those concerned with enclosed spaces.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2. Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree is a perfect destination for our more boho-minded brides. Cactus, mountains, and rock formations make this desert location a hidden gem. Joshua Tree park is huge, and you’re bound to find a private location that works for you. Like most National parks, you’ll require a permit for weddings and elopements at this location.

Joshua Tree, California

3. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Colorado is known for its breathtaking mountains, and Rocky Mountain National Park is no exception. Adventurous couples will enjoy trekking to their location of choice, and vowing to love each other while surrounded by breathtaking landscapes almost seems too good to be true. Hey, we said almost.

Rocky Mountain National Park

4. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

If you wish to marry your love of mountains and lakes, then Lake Tahoe is the spot for you. For couples that had their heart set on Banff worthy backdrops, this destination is a close second. The vibrant blues and greens that last all year will look stunning in photos, and the 600 acres of land to choose from aren’t too shabby either.

Lake Tahoe at sunset

5. A Place That Means The World To The Couple

No matter where you get married, the day is bound to be unforgettable. While altering your destination wedding may result in picking a new destination location, how about choosing a place that holds significance in your lives? It could be your first vacation together, first date, or even the location of a childhood home. You may find that your romantic destination is much closer than you thought.

Hand holding The Bliss and The Zoey
Rings: The Zoey, The Bliss

Looking for wedding bands? Look no further!

Destination weddings can get extremely pricey – even more so during the pandemic. Many couples are opting for inexpensive & affordable wedding bands in order to save money. Wedding bands can run you upwards of thousands of dollars, but what most people don't realize is that you can get high quality bands from Modern Gents that sparkle just as brightly as the ones from traditional ring stores – for a fraction of the price! Shop the full collection at Modern Gents here.

Stack of wedding bands
Rings (top to bottom): The Sadie, The Bella, The Mia, The Eternity