The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


10 Things You Should Never Do at a Destination Wedding

What isn’t a destination wedding these days? Even if you’re traveling just a few hours to a wedding, chances are you won’t want to drive back that same night—especially if the reception includes an open bar.

My wedding wasn’t a destination wedding by your typical standards (Rhode Island is a far cry from the resorts of Mexico or beaches of Costa Rica), but it did require us and many of our guests to fly from around the country to attend the ceremony and reception. Here’s what we wish our guests had known—and what we would never do at someone else’s destination wedding.

Don't Miss a Trip, Tip, or Deal!

Let us do the legwork! Sign up for our free newsletter now.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From