Planning your nuptials in a faraway place can be extremely romantic. With flights, lodging, and meals for you and your guests to consider, it can also be very expensive. However, if you’re on a budget, there are plenty of romantic spots for a destination wedding that won’t break the bank. From beaches to mountains, here are our top five suggestions for naturally beautiful locales where you can tie the knot economically.

Destin, Florida

An alluring and affordable stateside destination

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flickr creative commons – swissiemiss

For a beach wedding without the price of international airfare, head to the quaint city of Destin, Florida. Located in the Florida panhandle, Destin is a decidedly comfortable and romantic spot that will make both you and your guests feel at ease. Whether you decide to go with a resort package or piece together your wedding yourself, Destin is surprisingly inexpensive. With affordable accommodations year round and sandy beaches for saying your vows or relaxing, Destin is a great choice for a stateside destination wedding.

Dominican Republic

A picturesque white-sand beach paradise

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flickr creative commons – Wedding-caribbean.com

As far as international destination wedding spots go, the Dominican Republic is both relatively inexpensive and easy for your guests to get to (most major airlines offer affordable flights from the US). Check out some of the island’s all-inclusive resorts and shop around for the best wedding package deal. The Dominican Republic’s white sand beaches are the perfect spot to say “I do.”

RELATED: Have your heart set on a Caribbean island wedding? Look no further! Check out this article on 5 of the best Caribbean islands for your nuptials.

Lake Tahoe, California

A pristine lake complemented by mountains and woods

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flickr creative commons – andysutter

If you’re into a more rugged landscape, head to Lake Tahoe for a memorable wedding. That’s right, California’s prime ski destination is also a great place to tie the knot. With a wide variety of hotels/resorts/lodges offering stay-and-play packages, consistent sunshine (estimated at 300 days per year), hiking trails for miles, and of course the scenic lake itself, Tahoe is as beautiful as it is affordable. If you and your guests happen to like to ski, that just sweetens the deal!

Mount Washington, New Hampshire

The perfect backdrop for the fall wedding

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Pic by Ze Liang via Mountainside Bride

The highest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington, is an affordable place for nature lovers to tie the knot. Daredevil couples and their guests can even go on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, featuring suspension bridges, hiking trails, and 10 thrilling zip lines. The ruggedly romantic Omni Mount Washington Resort offers affordable wedding packages to help you stay within your budget. Fall is an especially beautiful time to get married at Mount Washington – the red, orange, and yellow trees will provide a stunning backdrop to your special day.

Negril, Jamaica

A beautiful beach town with low-cost accommodation and transport

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flickr creative commons – Jabrigham

If you’re searching for an affordable Caribbean wedding destination, look no further than Negril. The beach resort town’s Seven Mile Beach (one of the largest and most beautiful in Jamaica), is a very popular spot for destination weddings, and for good reason. From inexpensive accommodations to effective public transportation and affordable restaurants, Negril has all of the components to help you and your guests have a great time without spending a fortune.

Have you gotten married or attended a wedding in a romantic and affordable locale in the US or abroad? Let us know where in the comments section!

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Jen Bouchard

An insatiable foodie, art collector, and international literature aficionado, I have traveled throughout Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Canada. For the past fifteen years, I have written about my adventures for various travel and literary publications. I am the owner of Lucidité Writing (www.luciditewriting.com) and Bouchard Design Co.