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Your Guide to Alaska Destination Weddings

June 06, 2019

With its bright landscape and brilliant wilderness, Alaska is one of the most beautiful places for a destination wedding. Enjoy alone time with your loved one, meet friendly locals, and experience the most important day of your life in style. Get the most out of your wedding and honeymoon with this handy Alaska destination weddings guide.

Alaska Lodge and Resort Tips

Celebrate your union at a luxury lodge in Alaska. These all-inclusive resorts have wedding packages that suit any need. Show off your eclectic style with an arrival via boat or kayak instead of a march down the aisle. Bask in the wild beauty of Alaska in an outside venue under the stars. Celebrate old and new traditions with a ceremony around the fire and breathtaking Alaskan views.

Another great option for guests, Alaskan cruises offer a romantic getaway from the typical wedding style. This is also a great way to combine your wedding ceremony and honeymoon with a small, intimate ceremony that extends into a honeymoon-like trip.

Alaska Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Ideas

Of course, destination weddings are often extended into a honeymoon or longer trip with friends and family. While you're enjoying your wedding festivities, don't forget to take in all that Alaska has to offer. If you're staying in Halibut Cove lodging, make time for the nearby bird sanctuary and amazing local grub. Visit the plethora of local artists and breweries. Kayak tours are also available in the summer. Even bigger cities like Juneau offer hiking, biking, and kayak tours year round, so there are plenty of opportunities to take in the wonder of the great Alaska wilderness.

Wedding Ceremonies in Alaska Best Practices

Make sure you plan your trip at least 12 months in advance, especially if you're planning on staying in a remote location. Since some lodges can only be accessed by plane or boat, you'll want to make sure there are enough traveling options for those attending. According to, the best seasons for weddings in Alaska are summer and winter. In 2006, more than 1.6 million people visited Alaska in May and September alone, according to the Alaskan Almanac (31st ed.). There are plenty of Alaska lodge and resort choices, but it's best to stay prepared during the busiest months.

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