Here are the most popular locations for a destination wedding.



Words: L. Thorpe

Through analysing search trends and social media data, we’ve found where everyone’s heading for a destination wedding.

Where are the most popular cities to get married?

When it comes to the cities to get married in Dubai, Miami, Singapore City, Las Vegas and Sydney are the most popular places to tie the knot.

1. Dubai

According to the data, Dubai is the most popular place to get married, with over 200,000 searches for Dubai weddings every month. Social media shows the same, with 16 million likes and shares and over half a million Dubai-related wedding hashtags on Instagram. When it comes to specific locations, Dubai’s Burj al Arab is the second most searched wedding location in the world.

2. Miami

Miami is one of the most expensive cities to get married in in the US, but the sun, sea, amazing food and entertainment options make it all worthwhile. It’s also easy to get to from around the world and features fantastic venues and hotels. So, if there are plenty of international guests on your invite list, Miami could be just the place to say “I do.”

3. Singapore City

Singapore City has some seriously jaw-dropping wedding locations, with some amazing places to get married and have your wedding catered. The Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore City, an intimate venue with fantastic views of the city skyline, is one of the most-searched wedding locations in the world. It’s also well-connected to the rest of the world and has one of the most famous airports in the world.

4. Las Vegas

The home of the low-key chapel wedding, getting married in Las Vegas is just as synonymous with the city as casinos and Elvis (bonus points if you combine all three in one). It’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular wedding locations in the world, with The Bellagio as one of the most-searched-for wedding locations in the city. It’s also a seriously popular stag do destination.

5. Sydney

Sydney takes fifth place as the global destination where people are heading to get married. Sydney Opera House is one of the most-searched-for wedding venues in the world, with more than 22,000 people searching for it every month. Luckily there are several spaces on site where you can get hitched with one of the most iconic backgrounds in the world.

Where else are people getting married around the world?

People from the UK are travelling to every part of the world for their destination weddings, including some unexpected spots. Here’s everywhere else people are searching, sharing and seeking out when it comes to their big day:

6. Dublin

7. Bali

8. Cape Town

9. Salzburg

10. Ibiza

11. Istria

12. Aspen

13. St. Lucia

14. Kyoto

15. Tuscany

16. Helsinki

17. Udaipur

18. Cancun

19. Santorini

20. Honolulu

There are some popular and iconic wedding destinations, like Santorini, Honolulu, Ibiza, Tuscany and St. Lucia, that have made the list, alongside some underrated gems like Salzburg, Dublin, Istria and Helsinki. There’s a wedding destination for absolutely everyone, all across the world.

Where are the most Instagrammable wedding destinations?

Bali is the seventh most popular destination for a wedding, but it’s the most popular wedding destination on Instagram with over a million hashtags that link weddings to the tropical destination. The Ayana Resort and Spa Bali comes up high in searches for weddings in the city.

Sydney, Singapore and Dubai also have more than half a million wedding hashtags each that relate to the city.

Wherever you get married, Moss is on hand to help you find the right suit for your wedding, whether you’re the groom, part of the wedding party or a guest.