BEACH WEDDING DESTINATIONS ON A BUDGET

The May edition Men’s Vows is all about beach weddings. So from exotic locations across the globe, to hidden slices of paradise in the United States, we’ve got the ultimate guide to finding the perfect beach wedding destination without breaking the bank.

Exotic Beach Weddings

Location is everything, but that doesn’t mean you have to empty your entire life savings to plan an unforgettable wedding. These budget-friendly wedding destinations will still provide you and your guests with an unforgettable celebration by the sea. 

 St. Lucia — so beautiful it's almost surreal. 

St. Lucia — so beautiful it's almost surreal. 

St. Lucia

White sand, serene turquoise-blue water, and unparalleled views make for the beach wedding of your dreams. St. Lucia is known for it’s exotic beauty and friendly locals. Some would even argue that it’s one of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean. The St. James’s Club offers a variety of beach wedding packages for even the most conservative of budgets. You can learn more about pricing and packages here

Belize

With flight prices comparable to a trip to Mexico, this lush destination is an affordable option for those seeking a place for adventure and relaxation all in one. The beaches in Belize offer breathtaking views, and additionally boasts sights of rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins and the second largest barrier reef in the world. With over a decade of experience, The Portofino Resort offers laid-back beach weddings to suit your wedding budget. Read more about services and packages here.

Dominican Republic

Palm fronds and an endless stretch of beach almost always make for the most picturesque weddings. The Dominican Republic is known for it’s tropical climate—a strong sun, breezy evenings and sand smooth to the touch. Here, you can be sure you and your guests experience paradise on earth. Excellence Resorts offers budget-friendly, all-inclusive deals, while still providing a luxury experience for the entire wedding group. Learn more about special offers here.

U.S Beach Weddings

You don’t have to travel very far to experience the beach wedding of your dreams. The United States offers coastal weddings that are sure to leave everyone in your wedding with memories that will last a lifetime!

Destin Florida

More affordable than Miami, Destin Florida offers a more budget-friendly option for couples looking to tie the knot on the coast. Here, your wedding party can enjoy the Sunshine state and all it has to offer, before and after the big day. The Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village is known for it’s affordable wedding options. An added plus—the grand staircase is perfect for an elegant walk down the aisle. Learn more here.

 Henderson Park Inn, Destin, Florida

Henderson Park Inn, Destin, Florida

Vermont

For a cozy, scenic and memorable wedding day, Vermont is an ideal destination. For a small, intimate wedding, you can explore the many bed & breakfasts the state has to offer. Or, if you’re looking for a historic location to say, “I do,” The Grafton Inn offers terrific deals on wedding packages.  

 Lake Willoughby Beach, Vermont

Lake Willoughby Beach, Vermont

4 Tips to Stay Within Budget For Your Destination Wedding

You’ve found your perfect beach wedding destination, now you have to stick to your wedding budget. Save some cash with these helpful tips!

  1.  Avoid traveling during or near the holidays. Before settling on a destination, check their website to make sure no local events or holidays will occur near your wedding day. 
  2.  Fly Direct. Extra legs on a flight can mean extra expenses. Consider choosing a destination with direct flight options. 
  3.  DIY. Do it yourself center pieces, cakes and even wedding invitations can be super glam and stylish. Unless you have zero creativity in you, opt for DIY options when possible. 
  4.  Flexibility. Sometimes beggars can’t be choosers. Flexibility with dates can help you snag the best wedding packages and pricing. Wherever you chose to celebrate your love, Men’s Vows is here to support you throughout the journey!