Destination Wedding Trends Infographic

 
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American couples are involved in more than 300,000 destination weddings each year. They're not as costly as some people think. 20% of weddings in 2009 were destination weddings.

Couples usually marry at their honeymoon location. In most, guests traveled to the wedding site to attend the ceremony, and part of the planning included vacation activities for guests.

Where do couples go? Nearly half take place in Florida, California and Nevada, and 6 out of 10 destination weddings take place in the continental U.S.

So what does it cost? Average spending is $21,285, not including honeymoon expenses, and more than a third of couples purchased travel, accommodations or activities for some of their guests.

The top destinations outside of the continental United States for beautiful weddings are