So you are from one part of the country and Mr./Ms. Wonderful is from another, yet you met and now live in a city all your own? With family and friends scattered throughout so many different places, how do you decide on the perfect dream destination wedding spot to host your nuptials? According to tradition, weddings typically are produced and take place in the hometown of the bride. But these days, the rules are constantly changing. It's become increasingly popular for a couple to pick a destination of their choice. After all, this is about the two of you beginning your life’s journey together. What better way to start than in a place that is of unique interest to you both? A destination wedding is about carving out your own personal experience with your fiancé. Turning this into a launching pad for your marriage. All the while creating an unforgettable experience to share with all of the people you love the most. Here are seven things to consider when deciding on the perfect spot to celebrate! 1. Your current location is a desirable “destination” for all your guests since it’s a popular place to visit. Say you are from the east coast, but you live in Southern California. A place filled with gorgeous wedding venues and ideal weather nearly year-round. You will likely find that your guests will be happy to make the trip across the country. Especially in the fall and winter months, when they will be excited to escape the cold. The same thing goes for if you live in a mountain town and want to plan a beautiful winter or summer wedding. Or reside in a larger city that people tend to frequent, or enjoy. If your adopted home is already a destination of its own—especially with easy airport access and a variety of hotel options—it could make for an ideal dream destination wedding. 2. Your hometown is where the majority of your friends and family live, so it makes the most sense to return to the nest. Perhaps you grew up somewhere more off the beaten track, but most of your family and childhood friends still reside in the area. Your wedding could be the perfect opportunity to return to your roots. So to say, creating a meaningful experience for the people who have been in your life from the very beginning—while providing a wonderful way to share an important part of your personal history with the new people you’ve met along the way, especially your fiancé and his/her family. Whether you plan the event at your parent’s home, your family’s religious sanctuary, the country club where you spent your summers, or somewhere else of meaning, it’s a chance to reveal a true piece of yourself with all of the important people in your life. 3. Mr. Wonderful/Ms. Wonderful comes from an awesome spot and it would be so fantastic to host the wedding there. If your betrothed grew up somewhere special that has become a significant part of your relationship, it could be perfectly ideal and appropriate to plan your dream destination wedding there. Whether it’s a big city that you love to visit. Or a stunning countryside property that you know will continue to be an important gathering place for you as your own family begins to grow. Having your wedding in your fiancé’s hometown could be a wonderful and meaningful option for you. And a great chance to introduce your family and friends to a place that has become near and dear to your heart.