2017 Destination Wedding Trends

2017 Destination Wedding Trends



Destination weddings are taking the idea of getting married abroad to a whole new level!

Couples today are looking to tie the knot in unique locations while doing so in style. If you are planning your destination wedding for 2017, we’ve got you covered with the latest 2017 destination wedding trends.


Adventure has definitely been on the minds of many destination couples. We have seen a big rise in excursions and we anticipate they will be even more popular in 2017.

Whether it’s snorkeling in Costa Rica, hiking in the mountains of Italy, or boating on the coast of Australia, wedding couples are customizing these experiences to their interests as well as what their guests will enjoy.

Outside-the-Box Locations

Couples are starting to think more creatively with where they want to celebrate by choosing places that may surprise you.

Iceland, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa are all emerging as favorites among engaged couples. We expect to see more countries added to that list in 2017.

2017 destination wedding trends

Photo Credit: Be Photography

Thinking Local

Going local seems to be an overall trend right now. Regionally sourced ingredients and traditional dishes local to the area popping up on more and more menus every year.

Local florals and décor are a great way to keep costs down! They will also add a touch of authenticity to your wedding. This is one of our favorite trends and one we think will continue to rise!

More Color

The neutral color palette continues to be a favorite choice although 2017 will be bringing a bit more color into the mix! Bold cakes and colorful linens will be a  popular choice as well as playful fashion like patterned ties and colorful bouquets.

With the recent announcement of Greenery as the Pantone color of the year, expect it to make a splash in décor, florals and fashion in 2017.

2017-destination wedding trends

Photo credit: Be Photography

It’s going to be a fun year ahead! We are looking forward to all of the new destination wedding trends we’ll discover in 2017.

Megan Velez is the Vice President of Product at Destination Wedding Travel Group, the world’s leading destination wedding and romantic travel planning company. Destination Wedding Travel Group, which encompasses GayDestinationWeddings.com, DestinationWeddings.com and LuxuriousDestinationWeddings.com, has worked with over 20,000 couples and half a million guests to plan dream destination weddings around the world.  


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