Going Offshore

The top honeymoon destination for Americans has long been the Caribbean, but more resorts are pushing to close the loop and get the wedding business too. The best evidence is that Sandals, the fast-food king of island weddings, now markets the term weddingmoons. A decade ago, only 3% of couples wed abroad, but that number is 8% and rising, according to the Conde Nast Bridal Group. What's the draw? The weddings are memorable without being huge drains on money and time. That's because the weddings tend to be small: only really close friends will fly that far for you; your least...

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