As the world continues to change while living with COVID -19, our Elegant Events Florist team is keeping on top of what might be in store for weddings. Everyone is anxious to see what Philadelphia weddings and weddings around the world will look like.
One of the areas we see changing, at least into the middle of 2021, will be destination weddings.
Travel for Destination Weddings
As countries around the world begin to slowly open their borders, we see that in the near future, many overseas flights may be reduced. We’ve also seen comments from foreign countries about possible 14-day quarantines for international visitors.
Couple that with the uncertainty of operations at boutique resorts, most in communities that have been without business and what we see are foreign destination weddings that may take a while to come back.
Local Destination Weddings
Our Elegant Events Florist team expects to see growing popularity in destination weddings to incredible spas and resorts in the continental United States.
There are amazing US destination resorts that are, in some cases, drivable and, in others, a single domestic flight away.
Top 10 United States Spas and Resorts
Here is a recent list of ten of the top spa and resorts in the continental United States. Two of which are a few hours’ drive, but worlds away for couples in the Philadelphia wedding market.
1. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA
2. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York
3. Lodge on Little St Simmons Island, Georgia
4. Sanibel Island Beach Resort, Sanibel, Florida
5. Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida
6. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan
7. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
8. Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa, Tucson, Arizona
9. Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona
10. Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa, California
All of these magnificent resorts offer the same level of service you would expect at an upscale Philadelphia wedding venue. But, they also have the charm and amenities of a destination wedding resort.
Elegant Events Florists Creative Director, Sheila Corbett, and our team will work with you locally to create the wedding design of your dreams.
From Save the Dates and wedding invitations to selecting linen, personal flowers, and centerpieces, we will create an atmosphere that will be layered into the event spaces in your destination resort.
Details such as lighting, installation of trees and living walls, custom dance floors, and rental items like chairs, charger plates, china, and glassware can also be hand-picked to be sourced in the destination location.
Our Elegant Events Florist team’s mission has always been to offer couples a stress-free design process for their wedding décor. And, while the face of destination weddings might be changing, we are here to apply the same skills and artistry to your domestic destination wedding, wherever that might be.