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US destination wedding: The best of both worlds

Warm weather, a small guest list, relaxation… These are typically the main reasons some people would prefer destination wedding. But then, we also hear the worries: Will a foreign wedding planner understand what I want? Will I be too jet-lagged to enjoy my own wedding? Will my nearest and dearest be able to afford to attend? A new trend towards US-based destination weddings may combine the best of both worlds. Following are a few of the most popular warm weather locations perfect for a destination wedding.

Destination Wedding on the Beach

Southern California

Laguna Beach:If you want a California beach wedding, this is the place. You can enjoy ocean views and a wide selection of fine and casual dining options. You can even indulge in some pampering at the Montage Resort and Spa –- it’s where the stars go to relax.

Lake Arrowhead:If you prefer the mountains, try Hollywood’s favorite local getaway. The scenery is beautiful, and you can choose between rustic rental cabins and the in-suite Jacuzzis of the luxurious Bracken Fern Manor.

Newport Beach:Newport is perfect for smaller beach weddings. There are lots of charming bed and breakfasts for your guests to stay in, and there’s plenty for your guests to do.

San Bernardino:San Bernardino is so beautiful that it draws vacationers and day trippers from all over California. There are plenty of parks and mountains that make ideal venues for a gorgeous outdoor wedding.

San Diego: San Diego offers beautiful weather, easy access to beaches, and plenty of tourist attractions.
Temecula: Temecula is Southern California’s wine country, so you’ll have 3,000 acres of vineyards to choose from for your wedding and reception locations, not to mention a beautiful mountain range and Temecula’s Old Town district. If you’ve dreamed of arriving at your wedding in a horse-drawn carriage, Old Town is the place.

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