01/19/2015 01:55 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 01:59 EST

Destination Wedding Ideas: 11 Beautiful Spots For 2015

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We're smack in the middle of engagement season—USA Today reports that December is the biggest month for proposals—and this means all those newly betrothed couples will have to figure out how and where they'll tie the knot.

Increasingly, the answer is somewhere other than their hometowns. Destination weddings are only becoming more popular: a 2012 survey from and found that destination weddings made up nearly a quarter of all weddings, at 24 per cent, up from 20 per cent in 2009.

At this time of year especially, a destination wedding can seem awfully appealing. Maybe you'll begin to consider one yourself—or at least hope for an invite—when you review this list of 11 of the hottest wedding destinations for 2015.

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