Somehow destination weddings have gotten a bad rap -- like you're forcing guests to spend tons of money to travel long distances just to satisfy your own selfish wanderlust. But, um, every wedding forces guests to spend tons of money to travel long distances, usually to satisfy the couple's selfish desire to wed in a no-name suburb. And wouldn't you rather your guests grumble on a tropical island than in Bum Fudge, Ohio? Shrug off the guilt cloak and start perusing global locales that might even convince your parents to ditch the backyard wedding idea.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
What couples have married in Italy? Oh, just George and Amal Clooney, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and Kimye, to name but three. (Also TomKat, but we won’t go there.) For our lira, the Amalfi Coast is the place to be, owing to the redonk views, picturesque Mediterranean beaches, charming fishing villages, and the smell of lemon groves all around. The Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello was once an 11th-century palace and now is basically built for wedding FOMO, with its cliffside terrace, frescoed rooms, and enormous infinity pool.