The Return Of Destination Weddings

As travel restrictions ease and couples are eager to travel again, 2022 is set to be a pretty massive year for destination weddings. According to a survey of vendors and consumers by the Wedding Report, roughly 2.5 million couples will tie the knot this year.

“AMR Collection has experienced a steady recovery within the wedding segment with future brides planning well in advance to secure their ideal date and venue,” Carolina Bellina, Senior Director of Canadian Sales and Consortia Relations, AMR Collection, tells Travel Courier. “Since the pandemic, many couples have shifted to smaller, more intimate gatherings — taking advantage of luxury all-inclusive resort brands in easy to get to destinations for the most value for their group needs.”

Bellina says small to medium-sized, multi-day events in destinations like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and the Dominican Republic are trending.

With all this pent up demand — and many postponed weddings finally taking place this year— she says, “wedding agents are encouraged to secure group space and wedding dates for their brides.”

Not only are couples ready to walk down the aisle, newlyweds-to-be are also spending more money on their special day after two years of putting travel on hold.

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