Why Get Hitched Here: The Big Island is (you may have guessed) the largest island in the chain and offers incredibly diverse topography. In fact, 11 of the world’s 13 climatic zones can be found on the island (there’s even snow on top of the highest mountains!). The landscape varies dramatically as you travel around the perimeter, so you’ll have your choice of backdrops for your Hawaii wedding: The Kona coast to the west has a lunar-like landscape, while the north and east coasts are wet and super-lush. There’s plenty for guests to do too, from exploring the rain forest region to going horseback riding, snorkeling or just lazing on the beach.
When to Wed: Anytime—year-round, temperatures are in the 70s and 80s during the day. Dry season runs May through October, but even in winter, rain showers are short and mild. If you’re looking to save a little cash, avoid winter through early spring, when tourist season is in full swing.
When to Wed: Anytime—year-round, temperatures are in the 70s and 80s during the day. Dry season runs May through October, but even in winter, rain showers are short and mild. If you’re looking to save a little cash, avoid winter and early spring, when tourist season is in full swing.
When to Wed: Anytime—temperatures year-round are in the 70s and 80s during the day. Dry season runs May through October, but even in winter, rain showers are short and mild. If you’re looking to save a little cash, avoid winter and early spring, when tourist season is in full swing.
When to Wed: High season is December to April, so you may want to try summer, when things are more affordable (and less crowded)—but it will be hot. Though hurricane season runs from June to November, you should be okay if you avoid the more risky fall months.
When to wed: Anytime—year-round, temperatures are in the 70s and 80s during the day. Dry season runs May through October, but even in winter, rain showers are short and mild. If you’re looking to save a little cash, avoid winter and early spring, when tourist season is in full swing.
When to Wed: The high season runs from mid-December through April. After April, rates go down as much as 40 percent, but some places do close between August and October. The humidity and rainfall are low year-round, but avoid hurricane season, which runs from June through November.
When to Wed: Bermuda is only 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina, so its weather resembles that of the coastal US more than it does that of the Caribbean islands to the south. May through early September brings ideal weather, but summer temps typically hover around 85 degrees and stay around 70 in the winter. Although hurricanes are infrequent, they can occur, so be aware of any warnings from June through November.
When to Wed: High season begins the week before Christmas and goes through April, so you’ll deal with crowds then. Avoid hurricane season, which is May to November.
Why get hitched here: Take your pick from 800 miles of super-fine sandy beaches for your nuptials. The Dominican Republic‘s most popular destination, Punta Cana, is also home to some of the best beaches in the world. In addition to its long list of all-inclusive resorts offering wedding packages and planners, Punta Cana’s over 20-mile coast is lined with coconut palms and bordered by warm cerulean waters (aka an idyllic ceremony backdrop). For something a little less populated for your Dominican Republic wedding, check out the beaches of the north and northeast coasts. The DR (as it’s casually called) is also the largest producer of cigars in the world, making for easy favors or a fun cigar-rolling station.
When to wed: The nice thing about the DR is that it averages 78 to 82 degrees year-round, making it a warm-weather wedding destination anytime.
When to Wed: Avoid March, aka spring-break season, as well as the hurricane season from June through November.
When to Wed: Nevis maintains temperatures averaging between 72 and 87 degrees year-round. Be aware of hurricane season, though, which lasts from June through November.
When to Wed: As with the rest of the region, beware of hurricane season, which lasts from June through November.
St. Thomas and St. John
When to Wed: Tourist season goes mid-December through mid-April, but temperature highs are in the mid-80s and lows are in the 70s year-round if you want to steer clear of the crowds. Just avoid hurricane season, which runs from June through November.
When to Wed: The high season lasts from mid-December to mid-April, while summers are sleepier. Although hurricanes are infrequent, they can occur, so it’s best to avoid the area from June through November.
Turks and Caicos
When to Wed: The climate is sunny and dry, with highs between 80 and 84 degrees from November to May. But during the summer and early fall, daytime highs range from 85 to 90 degrees, sometimes reaching the mid-90s in late summer, and hurricane season also runs from June through November, so that’s not prime wedding time.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
When to Wed: April through June, and September and October are the best times to explore Italy, with mild temperatures and smaller crowds. August can get hot, and it’s the month when most Italians go on vacation, so many shops, hotels and restaurants may be closed. Winters stay on the warmer side, with temps averaging around 50 degrees.
When to Wed: The best times are April through June, and September and October. In the fall, temperatures are cooler, and the city is lively but still manageable. July and August can be unbearably hot (and expensive), and most Italians go on vacation in August, so many shops, hotels and restaurants may be closed.
When to Wed: May, September and October are the best times weather-wise. July and August are the hottest and most humid times of year, but tourism swells from May through September, so pick your battles.
When to Wed: High season begins in mid-December and typically lasts through Easter, with the rainy season running from May through mid-October. Although temps may only top out at 90 degrees during the summer, the humidity can make it uncomfortably hot. And beware of spring-break crowds in March and April.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Why Get Hitched Here: Fun in the surf and sun is what Los Cabos—which stretches from the town of Cabo San Lucas to the west over to San Jose del Cabo to the east, along the southernmost coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula—is all about. In between the two is the Corridor, a 20-mile string of cozy hotels, championship golf courses, winding horse trails and white-sand beaches. Lively Cabo San Lucas draws plenty of celebrities, meaning there’s no shortage of uber-exclusive beach clubs and villas, plus plenty of fuss-free all-inclusives, so finding your perfect Los Cabos wedding venue and accommodations for your guests will be a breeze. You can also take a boat ride to a private beach or cove to say your vows (how’s that for special?). Looking for something a little different? Enter your beach ceremony by horse, or make the release of baby sea turtles part of your wedding program. Cabo San Lucas is also home to the region’s iconic giant rock arch at Land’s End, where the deep-blue waters of the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez meet for some spectacular waves (kind of like your relationship, no?).
When to Wed: Winter months have the best weather, but are crowded, with sunny, 70-degree days mid-December through Easter. Try April and May, traditionally slower months when the weather’s still good. Avoid spring-break season, which runs from late February through March. Though summer offers the best prices, humidity is uncomfortably high then. Rain is heaviest in June and October, with hurricanes possible through November.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Why Get Hitched Here: This coastal stretch of the Yucatan Peninsula along the Mexican Caribbean mixes ancient Mayan ruins with palm-fringed beaches to give your wedding a real tropical feel. Farther north, seemingly carved out of the jungle, Cancun sits at the tip of the peninsula, twinkling with big resorts and a boisterous nightlife. Choose a property in Cancun’s hopping Hotel Zone, book an entire boutique hotel or go for a hacienda-style Mexico wedding in a Mayan village near one of the ancient archaeological sites. The ruins of the ancient Mayan empire in seaside Tulum provide a stunning backdrop. For a slower-paced setting, try Playa del Carmen, which displays an authentic rustic charm and is home to some gorgeous beaches. And there’s no shortage of natural settings here, either: Say “I do” in a lush, tropical garden, in a beautiful eco-park or among the cenotes, or freshwater pools, the Riviera Maya is famous for.
When to Wed: Winter months offer the best weather but are crowded, with sunny, 80-degree days from mid-December through Easter. Avoid spring-break season, late February through March. April and May are traditionally slower months, and the weather’s still good. Rain is heaviest in June and October, with hurricanes possible through November. Humidity is uncomfortably high in the summer.
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