Amazing Gay Weddings and Same-sex Weddings
Destify is a wedding planning and destination wedding specialist company that specializes in LGBTQ+ weddings. We have a team of experienced wedding planners who are experts in planning same-sex weddings and more and can help you plan every detail of your special day.
Destify is committed to providing same-sex couples with the best possible wedding planning experience. We understand that planning a wedding can be stressful, and we want to take the stress out of the process for you.
Destify offers a wide range of services for same-sex weddings, including:
- Venue selection
- Resort coordination
- Wedding packages (featuring catering and decor)
- Airport Transportation
- Honeymoon planning
- Exclusive rates and wedding perks
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Visit our extensive selection of blog posts that extend beyond gay weddings and same-sex weddings to learn how we can book your dream destination wedding no matter where you sit within the queer community by visiting these articles:
- Your Journey to a Safe LGBTQ+ Destination Wedding
- Exploring Safe and Friendly LGBTQ+ Wedding Destination Options
- Destination Wedding Planning Tips for LGBTQ Couples
- LGBTQ+ Friendly Destination Wedding Locations
- LGBTQ+ Friendly Destination Wedding Resorts in the Caribbean Islands
- Top 5 Destination Wedding Resorts for LGBTQ+ Couples
- The Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Destination Wedding Resorts
- Beautiful Ways to Personalize Any Queer Wedding
Your Path to I Do!
How Our Destination Weddings Work
Discover Your Dream Destination Venue
Choose from beautiful locations and resorts to determine the best place to host your wedding.
Confirm Wedding and Room Reservation
We’ll verify and confirm your wedding date is available and introduce you to your on-site wedding team.
Meet Your Support Team
With Destify you’ll have support every step of the way, they’ll coordinate your board and travel and all of your guests as well.
Explore Your Wedding Tools
With our wedding tools, you’ll have a custom website, RSVP tracker, guest reservation details and so much more.
Finalize Wedding Details
Now it’s time to start planning your wedding! It’s easy to confirm your wedding decor, final payments, and everything in between all in one place.
Prepare for Travel
Input your final flight information and your Destify concierge team will assist you and your guests in a stress-free travel experience, available 24/7.
Say I Do!
Say I do! You’ll meet with your wedding team on-site 2-3 days prior to your wedding and we’ll be ready to assist travel home after you enjoy your destination wedding.
LGBT Wedding Planning Made Safe and Stress-free
We are a company that provides a safe, stress-free, and easy LGBT wedding planning service. We offer a personalized experience for our wedding couples while ensuring that their special day reflects their values and beliefs. Destify promises to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community, where they can celebrate their love without any fear or discrimination.
Plus, we have the technology and partnerships our competitors can’t compete with:
We work with our couples to find the best resort, based on your vision, venue preferences, guest requirements, and your price point!
Room Rate Negotiations
We secure group rates, exclusive perks, and the best deals for your guests. You can access all this from your personalized wedding dashboard.
With our exclusive wedding tools, you’ll have your own beautiful custom website, and a guest dashboard to track confirmed guests and RSVPs.
On-site and 24/7 Support
You’ll have a wedding team to help at your resort, plus our award-winning support team available to you and your guests 24/7 to assist at a moment’s notice.
The Benefits of Having A Mexico Destination Wedding with Destify
Everything you need to plan accordingly
Destify is a wedding planning service that has been praised by previous gay couples for its user-friendly interface, a wide selection of gay-friendly resorts, and wallet-friendly prices. Create a wedding website, search for resorts, and book your wedding date all in one place.
One of the things that gay couples love about Destify is its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our site has a large selection of resorts that are experienced in planning gay weddings and are truly inclusive, and we also offer a variety of resources that are specifically designed for gay couples. For example, Destify has a blog that features articles about planning a gay wedding, and it also offers a directory of gay-friendly wedding venues.
But don’t just take our word for it:
from Google Reviews
“Destify was amazing to work with! They were so helpful and supportive throughout the entire planning process. They made sure that our wedding day was everything we had dreamed of and more.”
– AJ and Matt
from Google Reviews
“Destify was the best decision we made for our wedding! They took care of everything, so we could relax and enjoy the planning process. Our wedding day was perfect, and we couldn’t have done it without Destify.”
– Rosea and Bianca
from Google Reviews
“Destify was so helpful and knowledgeable. They made sure that our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be. We would highly recommend them to anyone planning a same-sex wedding.”
– Richard and Ryan
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Frequently Asked LGBT Wedding Questions
Want to learn more about gay and same-sex weddings? Follow below to learn more about our services and see answers to couples’ most frequently asked questions.
Is my destination LGBTQ+ friendly?
What are the logistics of planning a gay destination wedding?
What makes an island safe for LGBTQ+ destination weddings?
What is the cost of a destination wedding?
What are some things to consider when choosing a destination for a gay wedding?
What are the legalities of getting married in the destination country?
Is Costa Rica a good choice for gay weddings?
What are the legal requirements for getting married in Mexico?
What is the best time of year to have a same-sex destination wedding?
What are some general tips for planning your destination wedding?
Destify Makes LGBT and Gay Weddings Easier
Destify is an online destination wedding platform that simplifies the planning process and allows couples to create the destination wedding of their dreams with ease. With Destify, destination wedding resorts, and couples can collaborate in real-time with our unique planning tools.
The platform offers couples a customized and personal wedding planning experience including helpful resources such as budgeting tools, comparison shopping, streamlined communication, and RSVP tracking. Destify also provides a convenient one-stop-shop for couples to find the perfect venue, travel, and all the other elements to create their dream destination wedding.
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Same-sex Marriage and Gay Regulations in the Caribbean
- Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. It is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture. Puerto Rico legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.
- U.S. Virgin Islands is an archipelago of islands located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea. It is known for its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere. The U.S. Virgin Islands legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.
- Bonaire is a small island located in the Dutch Caribbean. It is known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and abundant marine life. Bonaire legalized same-sex marriage in 2012.
- Aruba is a small island located in the Dutch Caribbean. It is known for its white-sand beaches, clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. Aruba legalized same-sex marriage in 2017.
- Barbados is an island located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and lively culture. Barbados legalized same-sex marriage in 2016.
- Antigua and Barbuda is an archipelago of islands located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is known for its white-sand beaches, clear waters, and laid-back atmosphere. Antigua and Barbuda legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.
- Grenada is an island located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. It is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and spice plantations. Grenada legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.
- St. Lucia is an island located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. It is known for its Pitons, a pair of volcanic mountains, and its beautiful beaches. St. Lucia legalized same-sex marriage in 2017.
Tips for planning a same-sex destination wedding
1. Choose a location that is LGBTQ+ friendly or legally recognizes same-sex marriages.
2. Research local LGBTQ+ resources and businesses in the area.
3. Consider the travel and accommodation expenses for you and your guests.
4. Look into wedding packages offered by hotels or resorts in the area.
5. Find LGBTQ+-friendly officiants who can perform the ceremony.
6. Consider the weather and season in the location you choose.
7. Determine the type of wedding you want, such as a beach wedding, garden wedding, or city wedding.
8. Plan activities and events for your guests to enjoy before and after the wedding ceremony.
9. Take into account any cultural or religious traditions you may want to incorporate into the ceremony.
10. Make sure you research and understand the legal requirements for getting married in your chosen location.
Find A Place to Be Authentically You
Many of our hotels and resorts cater specifically to the LGBT community and offer wedding packages that are inclusive and tailored to your needs. Some popular options include AMR Collection, Playa Resorts, and Palladium Resorts in Mexico. Expect a staff of wedding planners and attendants at your chosen resort who will make you feel comfortable and welcomed.
Destinations That Will Welcome You Regardless of Your Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Travelling can be an exhilarating experience, especially when you get to discover new destinations that welcome you regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Several destinations around the world have started becoming more inclusive and accepting of the LGBTQIA+ community. These destinations provide an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ individuals to explore new cultures, cuisines, and landscapes without experiencing any fear or discrimination.
Puerto Vallarta, one of the most popular destinations in Mexico, has been dubbed as the “gay capital of Mexico” and is a fantastic destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers. It is known for its liberal attitudes towards homosexuality, and you can see that in the numerous high-profile events and festivals such as Pride. Puerto Vallarta’s nightlife is also popular amongst the gay community, with gay bars and clubs in the city center.
Costa Rica is another great destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers. The gay community is vibrant and welcoming, and you can find several gay-friendly bars, restaurants, and hotels. Our resort options there are stunning, and will provide the perfect atmosphere for a same-sex wedding or LGBT destination wedding.
There are plenty of Caribbean destinations that are inclusive and welcoming of the LGBTQIA+ community. These destinations provide an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ travelers to relax and enjoy their wedding without any fear of discrimination or bias. Whether you’re looking for an exciting nightlife or a serene getaway, you’re sure to find a destination that will make you feel welcome, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity.
Some of Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Friendly Resorts and Gay Wedding Resorts
Here are some of my favorite Caribbean and Mexican resorts for LGBTQ+ destination weddings:
- Barcelo Maya: This resort is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is a large resort with a variety of amenities, including a water park, a spa, and a variety of restaurants. Barcelo Maya is known for its LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere and its commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all guests.
- Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya: This resort is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is a popular destination for LGBTQ+ couples who are looking for a fun and exciting wedding destination. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to fit your budget and needs.
- Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta: This resort is located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a beautiful resort with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is known for its LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere and its commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all guests.
- Secrets The Vine Cancun: This resort is located in Cancun, Mexico. It is an adults-only resort with a variety of amenities, including a spa, a pool, and a variety of restaurants. Secrets The Vine Cancun is known for its LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere and its commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all guests.
- Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun: This resort is located on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. It is a small and intimate resort with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun is known for its LGBTQ+ friendly atmosphere and its commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all guests.
Our Favorite Gay-friendly Areas of Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta: is a great gay-friendly and queer-friendly destination for a number of reasons. First, the city has a long history of welcoming LGBTQ+ visitors. In the 1960s, Puerto Vallarta was a popular destination for Hollywood stars and artists, many of whom were LGBTQ+. This helped to establish the city as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ people.
- Cabo San Lucas: This resort is located in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It is a popular destination for LGBTQ+ couples who are looking for a fun and exciting wedding destination. Cabo San Lucas offers a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to fit your budget and needs.
- Playa del Carmen: This resort is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It is a popular destination for LGBTQ+ couples who are looking for a beautiful and romantic wedding destination. Playa del Carmen offers a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to fit your budget and needs.
- Riviera Maya: This resort is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is a popular destination for LGBTQ+ couples who are looking for a relaxing and luxurious wedding destination. Riviera Maya offers a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to fit your budget and needs.
These are just a few of the many great resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico that are welcoming to LGBTQ+ couples. When choosing a resort, it is important to consider your budget, your needs, and your preferences. It is also important to do your research and read online reviews to get a sense of what other couples have experienced.
Want to Tell Your Love Story? We Can Help
We think it’s important for gay couples to tell their wedding love story because it helps to normalize and celebrate same-sex marriage. For a long time, same-sex couples were denied the opportunity to legally marry and faced stigma and discrimination from society. Telling their love stories allows them to show that their love is just as valid and meaningful as any other relationship, and that they deserve the same rights and recognition as heterosexual couples.
Furthermore, sharing their love story can inspire and uplift other LGBTQ+ individuals who may be struggling with their own identities or relationships. It can also educate people who may not have been exposed to LGBTQ+ individuals and help to build empathy and understanding.
Wedding ceremonies are a significant event in a couple’s life, and being able to share that joy and happiness with others can be a magical experience. Need some help? After your destination wedding we would love to feature your beautiful story in our Real Weddings section.
Further LGBTQ+ Wedding Resources
There are many great online gay wedding resources available to help you plan your perfect day.
- Equally Wed: Equally Wed is a magazine, book, and resource for LGBTQ+ couples and LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding professionals. They offer a searchable database of fully vetted vendors who will help make your special event spectacular.
- LGBT Weddings: LGBT Weddings is a website that provides information and resources for LGBTQ+ couples planning their weddings. They offer a directory of LGBTQ+ friendly vendors, as well as articles and blog posts on a variety of wedding planning topics.
- Rainbow Wedding Network: Rainbow Wedding Network is a website that connects LGBTQ+ couples with LGBTQ+ friendly wedding vendors. They also offer a variety of resources for LGBTQ+ couples planning their weddings, including a blog, a forum, and a wedding planning checklist.
Plan your wedding with 24/7 support and an on-site wedding team
With the help of a 24/7 support team and an on-site wedding team, you can relax and enjoy the planning process, knowing that your wedding is in good hands.
A 24/7 support team is available to answer your questions and help you with anything you need, from choosing a venue to booking vendors. They can also help you with the logistics of planning a destination wedding, such as getting passports and arranging transportation.
An on-site wedding team is available to help you on the day of your wedding. They can help with everything from setting up the venue to coordinating the ceremony and reception. They can also help with any unexpected events that may arise.