I’ll be honest, destination weddings are not as simple as putting on a fancy outfit, hopping into your car and heading down to the ceremony or reception. They require a bit more planning and coordination…but oh my, they can be so much fun (as well as an excuse to get away)!
My most memorable destination wedding took place on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas. My wife and I figured that since we had to fly down from the Northeast, we might as well make a vacation out of it. The wedding took place on a Saturday, but we went down the Sunday before the big day. The first part of the week was spent relaxing in the sun, playing in the ocean and exploring the island. However, the trip continued to get better and better as the week progressed. Towards the end of the week, all of our family and friends began to arrive and we acted like locals, showing them around the resort and surrounding areas. Then, the vacation was capped off by a fantastic wedding where close friends affirmed their eternal love for one another, and we danced well into the night on the soft white sand next to the ocean! It certainly was a memorable event that I will always remember fondly.
This week on the blog, we’ll be showcasing RCI subscribing member photos and stories about destination weddings. If you have a memory you want to share about a wedding in a far-away place, please submit your story to the RCI blog or comment on any of the great stories or pictures.