Destination: Wedding Week!

There’s something in the air at TripIt. It’s true love – for travel – and we’re in it for the long haul. Starting today, we’re ringing in a week of wedding news, tips and trends about the marriage of travel + tying the knot.

Where in the World are Weddings? New Data Visualization

If you find yourself globetrotting to see other travel-lovers get hitched, you’re not alone. Take a look at “Where in the World are Weddings?,” a new data visualization that captures TripIt wedding travel during summer 2011.

Green = Up to 500 miles traveled / Yellow = 500 – 2,000 miles traveled / Red = 2,000+ miles traveled

What interesting trends do you spot? (Get the embed code here.)

Who Takes the Cake? Labor Day Wedding Travel

With Labor Day upon us, we revealed the top destinations for the long weekend, and explored the holiday wedding debate. Turns out, 60% of travelers polled on Facebook think it’s a bad idea. Ouch!

Get the full scoop here: TripIt Itineraries Reveal Labor Day is the Most Popular Weekend for Wedding Travel.

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Grab the embed code here.

We also asked wedding planner Lucy Williams, of Gallery Events in Dallas, why Labor Day is the most popular weekend to tie the knot between April and August.

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  • Giving guests a 3-day weekend means a bigger celebration with less worries about work the next day or losing a day of their weekend to travel or attend your wedding.
  • Typically vendors are a little more generous with their rates on a holiday – especially when it’s not a religious holiday or big money-making weekend for them.
  • We particularly love playing up the whole “no white after Labor Day” rule. Think Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries and their black or white only dress code. Make it fun and embrace the day.

- Lucy Williams

Up next: meet “destination wedding” couple David and Elizabeth, and learn about planning or attending nuptials abroad.