The 7 Most Affordable Wedding Destinations (And the 3 Most Expensive)

May 29, 2018 3 min read

Is a destination wedding in the books? Keep this list in your back pocket if you need a destination wedding on a budget.

  1. Sedona, Arizona

    Offering the perfect rustic backdrop for your nuptials, Sedona is a picturesque and affordable destination wedding location. Well known for its famous red rocks and desert-meets-forest scenery, nature supplies a picture-perfect setting for ceremonies, especially at sunset! Your guests will also love all Sedona has to offer; whether it’s a guided hike or great shopping, there’s something for everyone.

  2. Destin, Florida

    With white sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, Destin has everything you want in a Florida beach wedding without the South Beach price tag. You’ll find Destin less expensive than other Florida hot spots such as Miami and Panama City Beach. Prices tend to dip even lower in the offseason, November through February, so if you’re really looking for a bargain, book your wedding after tourist season is over. You’ll get the feel of a high-end resort with a gorgeous harbor view.

  3. Utah

    Park City, Midway, Salt Lake City all have breathtakingly scenic views to serve as the backdrop for your ceremony. The beautiful scenery pocketed with affordable venues make Utah a wonderful, yet unthought-of, destination wedding location!

  4. Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic is one of the most affordable beach destinations and, often, relatively easy to get to. It’s also filled with all-inclusive resorts, many of which offer affordable package deals. To top it off, wedding season falls largely during the Dominican Republic’s offseason, which means cheaper flights and better room rates, not to mention a more tranquil atmosphere.

  5. Lake Tahoe, California

    Perhaps better known for its skiing than weddings, Lake Tahoe makes a wonderful wedding venue with a wide range of hotels, lots to do in the area and budget-friendly. Why not say “I do” against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States?

  6. Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Albuquerque is recognized by Forbes as one of the most affordable U.S. cities for family travel and it also provides a picturesque background for a wedding! You’ll find historic adobe buildings dating back to when the city was founded as a Spanish colony in 1706, as well as sweeping views of the Sandia Mountains.

  7. Kansas City, Missouri

    Whether your love Kansas City for its interesting neighborhoods and eclectic shops or your drawn to the jazz clubs and old haunts of famous musicians, Kansas City has something to offer for everyone. It’s also a wonderful city for families because of its child-friendly events and venues. Not to mention, being in the middle of the country, Kansas City is a convenient location no matter where guests are coming from. Kansas City is also home to a number of attractions and accommodation prices are definitely affordable!

The 3 Most Expensive Wedding Destinations in the U.S.

  1. Southern Florida

    It’s relatively easy to plan a Southern Florida wedding, thanks to the tourism industry, but if you’re planning to bring in several guests, your pocket-book will definitely feel the pinch!

  2. Santa Barbara, California

    Seaside views, terracotta roofs and vineyards make Santa Barbara an enviable wedding destination, and it has the price tag to prove it!

  3. New York City

    Manhattan is the most expensive place in the country to get married. Given the city’s already pricey real estate and living expenses, perhaps it’s no surprise that Manhattan is the most expensive location in the United States.

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