Hottest Trends For Destination Weddings

Sep 19, 2013, 11:50 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, A Top Florida Destination, Offers Insights and Information to the Top 10 Trends

DESTIN, FL, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, today reports on the top trends in destination weddings.  Sandestin helps many couples create a perfect event, based on its expert team members and depth of experience with weddings of all sizes and in all seasons year round.

Top 10 Trends in Weddings:

1)      Say "I Do" In a Natural Setting - Experts are finding that couples are moving outdoors for their nuptials. For example, Sandestin offers five outdoor locations such as: The Grand Lawn with its lush green landscape and gardens, Burnt Pine offering golf course views, the Bayview Terrace and LeCial Patio which overlook the Choctawhatchee Bay, the beautiful pristine beaches of Sandestin, and the Beach Club offering spectacular views of the Gulf.
2)      Retreat and Relax - According to wedding experts, 2013 has become the year of the guest, with couples concentrating on creating an "experience." At Sandestin, the wedding party and guests have everything they need without leaving the resort, from accommodations to family activities, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Sandestin makes it a relaxing get-a-way for everyone.
3)     Go "Beach" Casual - Casual may be the trend for weddings nationwide, but it's always been the favorite among resort wedding guests. Offering a relaxed environment is what Sandestin does best.
4)      Taste the Local Fare - Organic, green, and clean are the priority among many local farmers in Northwest Florida. The Sandestin catering staff is prepared to work with couples to offer the freshest menu and meet nutrition preferences.
5)      Couple Planning Made Easy - Wedding planning used to be seen as the Bride's duty, however, it's showing that more grooms are wanting to get the hands-on experience of selecting options for their big day as well. Sandestin makes it easy for both brides and the grooms to have their say. Many couples will make it a weekend get-a-way as they tour the property with an on-site coordinator and get an idea of what their wedding will entail.
6)      Virtually Plan Your Wedding From Home - We live in a virtual society, where everything and everyone is "connected" to the web. This makes long-distance wedding planning a breeze. Sandestin offers a wedding website and blog,, which couples can use to choose their venues through gallery photos, as well as choosing their menu. Couples can also follow Sandestinbride on Facebook for the latest wedding happenings, and download the Explore Sandestin App to stay in the loop on wedding trends and venue details as well.
7)     "Pin It" Up - is an online tool that allows couples to navigate their wants and needs by organizing and categorizing their top choices. Sandestin has a Pinterest page to assist couples with pinning their favorite venues, décor, menus, photography, and much more.
8)      Personalize - Many couples are choosing to add personal touches to their wedding day through wedding favors, place cards, and even welcome boards for guests as the arrive. This attention to detail gives each wedding its own story. Sandestin encourages couples to add these special details for their special day.
9)      Mix and Match Is "In" - The wedding party is making a statement. As the uniform gowns and tuxes were the trend just a few years ago among bridesmaids and groomsmen, mixing and matching colors, patterns and styles are hitting the runways for wedding fashion. Sandestin's Barefoot Princess and Island Clothiers offer just the outfits and accessories to make every wedding one-of-a-kind.
10)      There's Something for Everyone - Many couples look for destinations where everyone can enjoy items of interest.   For example, Sandestin offers family activities at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, four championship golf courses, and the luxurious Spa Sandestin. There is something to please every guest.

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife. 

Guests can visit or follow Sandestin on social media for the latest information and events.

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