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When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the most important decisions you have to make is where you are going to have the ceremony. You can choose to have the ceremony in a religious setting. You can have it done at the courthouse. You can even get married on the beach. But none of these have to take place in your city or even in your own state, as you also have the option to have a dream destination wedding at the location of your choice. And while this may limit the amount of friends or family members that can go, this option does have a number of benefits. First of all, hosting your wedding at a beautiful and exotic location ensures that it will be an unforgettable event. Second of all, if you are already in the place of your dreams, you can simply decide to have your honeymoon right there, and you can even have everyone that came to your wedding be an integral part of the celebration. So if you are thinking that a destination wedding is right for you, but just aren’t sure where you should host yours, consider this list for some of the best destination wedding settings the world has to offer.

  1. Venice, Italy: Few places are more romantic than the city where cars simply aren’t allowed. It’s a breathtaking town of rivers, where a “Just Married” gondola ride will make the perfect topper to your beautiful ceremony.
  2. Fiji: A peaceful, relaxing, exotic, remote and absolutely stunning collection of islands, Fiji provides a wide variety of beautiful beaches on which you can tie the knot.
  3. Miami, Florida: If you want a beach wedding ceremony that culminates in a bar-hopping party all along one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, Miami (or South Beach) is the place for you.
  4. Hawaii: Another excellent beach wedding location is situated just southwest of the US mainland, only Hawaii is a much more relaxing and peaceful venue in comparison to locales like Miami.
  5. Santorini, Greece: White-washed houses all along a picturesque blue sea create the perfect backdrop for any wedding ceremony, and the Mediterranean wine and cuisine are sure to create a party you won’t soon forget.
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada: If bright lights and crazy nights are your thing, nothing is more exciting than getting hitched and hitting the Strip for some dancing, gambling and maybe a few cocktails.
  7. St. Lucia: At this island in the Caribbean, your spouse and you can have a gorgeous ceremony with the rainforest just behind. And, the best part is, there is no reservation requirement, so you can set up your ceremony within 24 hours of your arrival.
  8. Tahiti: A magical place by any stretch of the imagination, you and your loved ones can take part in an intimate island ceremony and get straight into the peaceful blue waters just before dinner.
  9. Napa Valley, California: If you love the look of vineyards, there are few more breathtaking than those available in America’s own wine country backyard. Napa Valley is gorgeous, intimate and an excellent spot to tie the knot.
  10. Loire Valley, France: Want to get married in front of a castle? There is no better place to turn your fantasy into reality than the Loire Valley. With its elegant and imposing chateaus and acres upon acres of green, your wedding will be a royal affair. is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with any government agencies.