Cheapest Destination Wedding Locations

by Samantha Kemp

Limiting your guest count is a great way to budget your wedding and traveling to an exotic location means that most likely only your closest friends and family will be able to attend. You can enjoy your wedding and honeymoon in one for under $3,000.

Considerations

If you are traveling to another country, be sure that you fulfill all travel obligations and marriage criteria like getting your passport, exchanging money, fulfilling residency requirements or taking blood tests. Also consider hiring a wedding day coordinator from your site since you will not be able to plan your wedding until you get there.

Best Locations

For the most affordable options, try Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii and Canada.

Prices and Details

Cancun's package at Crown Paradise includes the honeymoon suite, ceremony, bouquet, hairstyling, wedding coordinator, mariachi band, photographer and cake for 14 guests for $2,250 as of 2010. Jamaica's Moon Dance Villas Silver Package includes a decorated aisle, floral arch, ceremony music, 30 pictures, coordinator and a $300 cake,all for $2,500. Hawaii offers a $600 beach wedding package that includes leis, flowers, ceremony, coordinator and champagne for 20 guests. A wedding in Quebec's Ice Hotel will include use of the ice chapel, a night's stay, an open bar, music and photography for $2,999. You also can have a free wedding with two guests when you stay at Sandals Resort in a concierge room for six nights.

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About the Author

Samantha Kemp is a lawyer for a general practice firm. She has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles focus on legal issues, personal finance, business and education. Kemp acquired her JD from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She also has degrees in economics and business and teaching.