Bride and groom walking down the aisle in Montenegro.

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons by the Numbers

Fun Facts You Should Know

The percentage of destination weddings in the U.S. has risen from 20 percent in 2016 to 25 percent in 2017, according to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study released in February of last year. There 4 big selling points for having a destination wedding.

1. Couples can be an exciting way to cut down on expenses. Many all-inclusive properties offer weddings (or vow renewals) at no additional cost for the basics, with the option to upgrade with more elaborate features.

2. Planning of a destination wedding is easier. Most of the stress falls on the resort or hotel wedding coordinator, who handles all the details. That means that couples get to spend quality time with family and friends in a more intimate setting; at the same time, it’s easy for them to find alone time.

3. Couples have more options for stunning locations to choose from for their wedding ceremony. Many resorts can offer ceremonies by the sea, in a tropical garden, or in a gazebo with a stunning overwater view. Some have their own intimate chapels.

4. Save time and decrease amount of logistics. If desired, everything can take place at the resort -- the ceremony, reception, photos and honeymoon. After the ceremony, everyone can immediately relax and enjoy their vacation.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at an interactive infographic below for some surprising facts you should know about destination weddings and honeymoons -- from a destination wedding's average cost to the most popular months to plan it to the number of couples that celebrate with a honeymoon getaway to a list of the most popular luxury honeymoon destinations.

Planning your destination wedding or honeymoon? Talk to one of our on-call travel experts to match you with a travel agent, who can help you customize the dream itinerary for your destination wedding or honeymoon that you both deserve!

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