Destination Wedding Link Publishes its Top Destination Wedding Trends for 2009

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Destination Wedding Link (, the ultimate source for wedding planning tips and destination information for the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii, has unveiled its list of top destination wedding trends for 2009.

Destination Wedding Link, the ultimate source for wedding planning information, tips, advice, and favors, unveils this year's list of the top destination wedding trends. From traditional lace dresses to eco-chic favors, destination brides are customizing and personalizing everything for their dream wedding.

  • Everything old is new again: This is especially true for classic lace sleeveless wedding dresses, which have been seen from the beaches of Jamaica to the villas in Mexico. The hot style is to have a modern lace over a very light beige underlay, making the lace subtle and fresh.
  • Vintage save the date postcards: Brides are frenzied over anything vintage and save the date postcards are no exception. Vintage Hawaiian postcards announcing a Maui destination wedding are particularly popular, as are old world maps announcing the wedding location.
  • Creating a custom monogram: Many websites allow brides to create custom monograms. Destination couples are using these on everything from the invitations to the favors and cake toppers. Custom monogram labels and tags offer an easy way to personalize every wedding detail.
  • Shipping your luggage in advance: Destination couples are choosing to ship their luggage ahead of time to their resort rather than taking it with them on the plane. Most resorts offer free luggage storage and some luxury resorts even offer unpacking services. With airlines increasing their baggage fees for overweight and additional checked bags, we predict this trend will only continue to grow. Make sure you think ahead when preparing for your destination wedding.
  • Eco-friendly wedding favors: Many couples are deciding to forgo wedding favors in lieu of an environmentally-friendly option: carbon offsets. Couples offset everything from guest flights to rental cars. Websites such as make it simple for couples to estimate and offset their guests' carbon footprint.
  • Bringing in the local flavor: Savvy destination brides incorporate local elements into their wedding and reception. Some common ideas include indigenous flowers for the centerpieces (orchids in Hawaii), a band playing local music (steel drums in the Caribbean), or a dessert table with traditional sweets (flan in Mexico).

About Destination Wedding Link was founded in 2008 to provide couples with the best tools and resources available to help them plan their dream destination wedding. Destination Wedding Link has deep expertise in wedding locations, such as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii. It also offers destination planning tips, expert advice, and beach wedding favors. Destination Wedding Link is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


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