Too good to be true? Not a chance.
All the amazing things you’ve heard about Greater Palm Springs — or better yet, experienced for yourselves — are a daily part of this secluded, picturesque valley that simply loves a good wedding: consistent, vacation-worthy weather; cool aqua pools under swaying palms and cocktails served to your lounger; pampering resorts with fine dining, fabulous spas, and golf and tennis galore; and hiking, shopping, and art galleries within easy access to one another.
Add to that a creative community of sensationally talented wedding photographers, cake pros, floral designers, and savvy planners, and the puzzle pieces fall right into place as to why couples the world over choose this renowned Hollywood hideout for their wedding — and many sunny anniversaries thereafter.
Why Palm Springs?
“Many of our clients have some tie to the desert, whether they vacationed here as children or a family member keeps a second home here and the destination holds sentimental meaning.
Others just get super excited about the idea of a ‘weekend wedding.’ Hosting a destination wedding somewhere warm and fun gives them an opportunity to spend more time with the people dearest to their heart during a three-day get-together.
They love planning an enjoyable day together prior to the wedding, as well as a fabulously relaxing day following it. With guests arriving from afar, having that extra time together is especially meaningful.”
— Steven and Sherry Ann, Steven Wayne Photography
Why Palm Springs
WEATHER: The Coachella Valley wakes up to more than 350 days of sunshine a year, with a mere 5.2 inches of rainfall. Winter temps average in the 70s by day; nights can dip into the mid-40s. Summer heat draws serious sun-seekers, as temps edge well into the 100s.
GETTING HERE: Palm Springs International Airport sits 2 miles from downtown. Driving time from Los Angeles or San Diego is about two hours.
POPULAR WEDDING MONTHS: March through May and October through November.
BEST TIME OF DAY TO WED: Photographers like the ethereal “golden hour” around sunset. Wait out the midday heat, then catch the soft, late-afternoon light for the ceremony and post-wedding photos.
STAYING HERE: Local events keep the top hotels fairly full, so plan accordingly.