If you’re currently planning a destination wedding, you’re probably having to force yourself to stop jumping up and down and checking the weather forecast every single minute. Of course, we don’t blame you for being excited, because destination weddings offer so much more than a wedding close to home. However, choosing the right gift to give your guests at a destination wedding can seem like an almost impossible task. What do you choose?
A Hand Fan
If you’re taking your guests to a warm destination for your big day, there’s a high chance that they’re all going to get hot under the collar. Guests often have to wait around for long periods of time during wedding ceremonies, so why not give them something to cool them down? A hand fan will not only be an adorable token for them to take home with them, but it will also come in pretty handy on the day.
Is there anything cooler than getting married on the beach? We think not. Although your guests have already picked out the shoes they will be wearing to your nuptials, it might be a good idea to give them a choice. Walking along the beach in thick brogues or heels can be difficult, so giving them the option of changing into flip flops could be a lifesaver for them.
A Personalized Water Bottle
It’s always important to stay hydrated, and this is especially important if your guests are going to be sat in the sun for a while. Although you could gift them with chocolates, there’s a high chance that these will melt, so why not give them a personalized water bottle instead? This is a lovely touch and something that they will be able to keep for a long time.
Are you ready for your big day?
Celebrities Who Dated Before They Were Famous
George Clooney & Kelly Preston
Everyone was dating everyone in the 80s, including George Clooney and Kelly Preston. Dating for two years, neither had found any major success in either film or television. In fact, it would be about five years before Clooney would stop hearts on the highly acclaimed television show, ER. During these two years of relationship, they lived together, as well, but they eventually decided that it was better to go their own ways. This ended up being fine, as both wound up having a good career and finding their true love.
Reese Witherspoon & Chris O’Donnell
Reese Witherspoon may be a big star now, but in the early 90s, she was just getting her feet wet. However her beau, Chris O’Donnell had already begun to climb the ladder with films like Scent of a Woman and School Ties. The two would date for a while before both reaching the top of their mountains. Reese would go on to star in Pleasantville and Cruel Intentions, which would launch her into stardom. Meanwhile, Chris would try his hand at superhero movies and eventually find acclaim in Batman & Robin.
Joey Lawrence & Keri Russell
This relationship may have been doomed from the start, but it was the talk of the town in the 90s. Joey Lawrence was about to be a household name as the cool but not so intelligent brother of Blossom. Meanwhile, his partner hadn’t quite reached the height of her fame as Felicity. The relationship was sweet but couldn’t last because Keri was still seeing her Mickey Mouse Club co-star, Tony Lucca.
Liam Neeson & Helen Mirren
Both of these stars have been acting for much longer than they have been household names. They met while filming the Oscar-nominated Excalibur. Meeting on set in 1981, Nelson fancied Mirren and they soon began dating. The couple dated and lived together for five years before splitting up. The two actors would go on to find fame long after their break up. They discussed it on the British talk show, Graham Norton, in 2018, and the revelation shocked many people.
Justin Timberlake & Jenna Dewan
This short-lived couple dated a while back. When Justin Timberlake decided to go solo, he would have to prove himself all over again. At the same time, Jenna Dewan was trying to make a name for herself in the dance world. She signed up to be a backup dancer for the newly solo Justin. The two hit it off and dated briefly but realized they were better as friends and parted ways amicably.
Tobey Maguire & Rashida Jones
Maguire wouldn’t hit it big until he donned the spandex and flew around New York City as everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spiderman. Before this, the two stars had a three-year relationship. Jones would go on to become a star as a member of the cast of Parks and Rec. Meanwhile, Maguire would do a three-movie stint as the web-slinger and move on to other hits, such as Seabiscuit.
Lisa Kudrow & Conan O’Brien
Can you believe that Lisa Kudrow was once shy? When she and O’Brien met in an improv class, she certainly was. That didn’t stop her from being smitten with the ginger late-night talk show host, though. These two very funny individuals would carve out a name for themselves in two very different ways, but they still found their path to stardom. They dated briefly before deciding to just be friends.
Jessica Simpson & Jensen Ackles
Jessica Simpson’s love life is no secret. Many of her relationships played out in the public eye, but one that most may not know about is the one with the star of Supernatural. Long before both were household names, the two were an up and coming it-couple. After dating for about a year, the two split after Ackles allegedly cheated on her with his next famous girlfriend, Leann Rimes.
Ryan Gosling & Sandra Bullock
Bullock was already a star, having starred in films like Speed and Miss Congeniality, but Gosling only had a few credits under his belt. The two met while filming the thriller, Murder by Numbers, in 2002, and the sparks flew instantaneously. The couple would let everyone know about their relationship on the red carpet of the movie’s premiere. Dating for just a short time, the two eventually went their separate ways, but neither have anything bad to say about each other. Gosling would go on to become a star and one of the biggest Hollywood heartthrobs of recent history.
Adrien Brody & Elsa Pataky
Adrien Brody had already won an Oscar for his role in the film The Pianist, but Elsa was relatively unknown unless you watch Spanish films. Eventually, she would break through and become pretty well-known through her part in the Fast & Furious franchise. The two dated back in 2006, and Brody was so much in love that he bought his girl a castle. Eventually, they would break up and Pataky went on to marry her now-husband Chris Hemsworth.
Katy Perry & Matthew Thiessen
Katy Perry started in the Christian music world, which makes it easy to understand how she could find herself dating the lead man of Relient K. The two dated for three years, and during that time, it wasn’t strange to find Perry at the concert stage diving and having a good time. In 2005, the couple would call it quits. Just two years later, Perry would become a huge pop star while Thiessen remained pretty popular himself.
Ryan Reynolds & Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart had already cemented her name in the teen drama genre as Clarissa in Clarissa Explains It All. Reynolds, on the other hand, hadn’t quite found his groove. Even still, they met on the set of the movie that would launch the long-running television show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. They were very attracted to each other and dated for a bit, but Hart was still involved with another guy, so it didn’t go very far. They would split up, and several years later, Reynolds would make his mark on Hollywood.
Sofia Vergara & Enrique Iglesias
Iglesias was born into stardom and had already made quite the name for himself when he began dating Sofia. As Sofia began to break into American television (she was already well-known in Colombia), she found solace in the arms of the sexy Latin pop star. They were very attracted to each other and dated for a bit, but Hart was still involved with another guy, so it didn’t go very far. They would split up, and several years later, Reynolds would make his mark on Hollywood.
Drew Barrymore & Corey Feldman
The two had been on a date years before they got involved, according to Feldman. Set up when they were just 10 and 14, the two didn’t hit it off until they worked together on an after school special. The two would date only a little while and would eventually end it in 1989. Barrymore had begun the process of getting sober and Feldman was still in the midst of substance abuse. The relationship just couldn’t work.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Robert Downey Jr.
In 1984, Downey Jr. and Parker would work together on a drama called Firstborn. Working closely together, the two would fall head over heels for each other and the rest, as they say, is history. The two would date for 8 years before separating. The relationship ended with Downey Jr.’s battle with addiction. Downey would eventually kick the problem after several run-ins with the authorities. He then suited up in his now-iconic defining role…Iron Man. Parker would eventually find love with Matthew Broderick and fame as Carrie on Sex in the City.
Busy Phillips & Colin Hanks
Busy Phillips would find her footing on the hit series Freaks and Geeks. Colin Hanks (son of the famous actor, Tom Hanks) would get his foot in the door on the teen sci-fi drama, Roswell. Before all of that, though, both of these actors went to college together, and that is where they fell for each other. After dating all through college, they would eventually break up. Though their romantic love faded, their friendship did not. The couple is still close, even taking vacations together with their spouses.
Jessica Biel & Chris Evans
Jessica had already seen her star rise on the family drama 7th Heaven, but Chris hadn’t yet found his place in the Hollywood rat race. The two dated off and on throughout a four-year time frame from 2001-2005. Both of these stars would go on to find success, both on the big screen and on the small. Much like Robert Downey Jr., Chris would come into his own fame by slipping on a superhero costume. The red, white, and blue spandex of Captain America would go on to make Chris Evans a household name.
Zooey Deschanel & Jason Schwartzman
This pair broke up in 2005 after having started to date six years before. When they started dating, Jason had just made a small impression in his hit movie, Rushmore. However, Zooey had not yet made her big debut in Almost Famous. Deschanel would go on to find even more fame on New Girl, which had its series finale in 2018. Likewise, Schwartzman would find even more acclaim in movies such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Wine Country.
Fred Savage & Jennifer Love Hewitt
This didn’t spring a fling, but these two did have a date — in fact, Savage was Hewitt’s first date. The two would spend the evening at the Laugh Factory, but that would be the first and final date. It seems that Savage was a little weirded out by Hewitt’s pet pig and just couldn’t bring himself to give her a second date. Though Savage was very well-known at the time, Hewitt hadn’t quite made it. She would find fame on shows like Party of Five and in movies such as I Know What You Did Last Summer.
Justin Timberlake & Fergie
Before these two mega pop stars even made it onto the billboard charts, the two icons dated. In 1997, Justin and NSYNC hadn’t even released their first album and Fergie was still part of the girl group Wild Orchid. However, the two found time to date a little. The relationship wouldn’t last long, but that is okay because they still have mad respect for each other and have each found love.
Charlie Sheen & Robin Wright
Most of Charlie Sheen’s failed relationships are all part of the public record, but this one has been kept under the rug for quite some time. It seems that the two future stars dated in the early 80s. As a teenage fling, this relationship would last just a year. Each of the two stars would move on and make their marks in both film and television. They would also move on to find and lose love with other celebrities like Denise Richards and Sean Penn.
Juliette Lewis & Brad Pitt
These two met on the set of Too Young to Die. The two began dating and would do so for four years. There was a big age difference, but that didn’t seem to matter. In 1993, they would break up and move on to more high profile roles and relationships. Lewis would star in acclaimed films like Natural Born Killers, and Pitt would go on to be one of the hottest and most sought after actors in Hollywood.
Miley Cyrus & Tyler Posey
This was puppy love from the very beginning. The innocent relationship sprung up after Posey starred in a show with Cyrus’s dad called Doc. The two were nine and seven, so it was the hold hands, kiss on cheek kind of romance, but it still counts as dating! Cyrus would go on to star in Hannah Montana and carve out a place in both film and music for herself. It would be many more years before Posey would find his light and star in the MTV teen supernatural drama Teen Wolf.
Neil Patrick Harris & Christine Taylor
Neil Patrick Harris had gained some fame with his role as Doogie Howser, and Christine Taylor shined her star just a bit in the Very Brady Movie. However, neither had gained big fame when they dated in 1997. The couple split when Harris realized that he loved her, but just not in that way. In fact, Harris realized that perhaps there was a reason for this and would eventually come out publicly in 2006.
Jennifer Garner & Scott Foley
Foley was already a rising star with his role on Felicity, and that is where this pair met. Garner played his girlfriend, and they instantly connected. Eventually, Garner would also go on to be a rising star with her hit show Alias. They would eventually marry in 2000 but would divorce just three short years later in 2003. Garner has gone on record saying that if they had not been in Hollywood, the relationship would have lasted much longer.
David Gallagher & Megan Fox
Both had a modicum of celebrity, but neither were the stars they were set to become. Fox and Gallagher dated for quite awhile in 2003 and were thick as thieves the whole time. Like many young loves, the romance just faded and they eventually would split up. Megan would go on to star in Transformers and marry Brian Austin Greene. Gallagher has continued to work in television and has faded a little from the limelight.
Matthew Morrison & Kristin Bell
Meeting at college, these future television stars hadn’t even graduated when they dated for a short period. Eventually, the duo would make their mark on Hollywood, but not before splitting up. Bell would go on to star in Veronica Mars, a role she recently reprised, and she would voice Anna in the very popular Frozen movies. While Bell was doing that, Morrison headed to Broadway and started building the reputation that would eventually land him his role on the hit show, Glee.
Scarlett Johansson & Jack Antonoff
Now both stars in their field, these two dated for a while in high school. The relationship would last two years. They would eventually break up as Scarlett moved on to the rat race of Hollywood, breaking Jack’s heart. Now, Antonoff is a very successful music producer, and Scarlett is one of the most famous actresses in the world. It took time, but they both got over the heartbreak and moved on.
Leighton Meester & Sebastian Stan
This Gossip Girl couple dated for two years and kept the entire thing pretty much out of the paparazzi’s camera lens. This relationship started as an on-screen one and morphed into a real-life one in 2008. Now, Antonoff is a very successful music producer, and Scarlett is one of the most famous actresses in the world. It took time, but they both got over the heartbreak and moved on.
Jennifer Love Hewitt & Will Friedle
Jennifer Love Hewitt had a string of teen romantic comedies in the 90s, and one of these was Trojan War. This is where she and Friedle hit it off and found that there was a spark. They began dating while filming the movie in 1997, though they had been introduced before this. Hewitt would elevate her star status over the next decade. Meanwhile, Friedle would leave his mark with voiceover work, such as Ron Stoppable in the Disney animated show, Kim Possible.
Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele
Before Glee became popular, it turns out Matthew Morrison had a thing for Lea Michele. This was confirmed by Lea in an excerpt from her book after a long time of rumors. Back in 2010, Michele claimed that the two had been friends for a long time, while later on, Morrison claimed the romance reports as downright “laughable.” It seems that Morrison and Michele dated for a hot minute back in the day when the Fox show was nothing but a glimmer of what it turned out to be.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy make up one of the great celebrity couples, with more than 20 years of marriage. Their long relationship started back in the 1980s, where they met at the Atlantic Theater Company. After 15 years of dating, Felicity finally accepted his proposal to become his wife. Despite their on-and-off relationship, they are happy to this day, with no end in sight!
Ashton Kutcher and January Jones
One of our all-time favorite couples might be Kutcher and Jones, as it’s impossible not to love them for their fashionable styles. They started dating in the late 1990s when she was known for being a model. It is unsure how they met, but their relationship dissolved in the early 2000s. Jones claimed that the guy she was dating back then was not really supportive of her acting career, so she decided to go her separate way.
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
This couple not only has ageless looks but also a rock-solid relationship that dominated the red carpet for many years. When the two met back in the 1980s at an elite drama school, there was no spark that set them off. In fact, Vance was dating someone else at the time. After many years of friendship, nothing happened…until 14 years later. In 1994, the couple went on a date, but nothing memorable happened until later when something just clicked!
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
A heart-melting story is that of Carey and Marcus. They used to be pen pals back in their childhood but lost touch over time. They reconnected as adults, and the two are now married and have been since 2012. Their romance seems to be taken from a book – the couple never forgot how they started, and they still write love letters to each other. What a real love story for a hopeless romantic!
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
Despite a painful end, Jon Hamm dated actress Westfeldt from 1997 to 2015. They never got married, but they had been life partners before becoming famous. Although the rumor mill is still spinning, leaving us only to wonder, some claim that the breakup had something to do with Hamm’s admission to rehab. This also coincided with Mad Men’s finish date in 2015.
Alanis Morissette and Ryan Reynolds
These two lovebirds had a pure romantic encounter that some might find a little quirky. They met at Drew Barrymore’s birthday party in 2002. Two years later, the duo was engaged. What makes them so quirky? Here are some statements Alanis made about her fiancé, “[she felt so loved by him], in a trampoline kind of way.” Are you not convinced yet? Here is another one, “He is like a soul brother to me, except that I want to jump his bones.”
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton
Paula met Robin back in 1991 when they were both teenagers. She recalls him asking her to dance, and the rest followed naturally. In 2005, after many trials, the couple got married. They then welcomed a son in 2010. Only three years later, the waters started to become cloudy. Thicke’s questionable behavior was one factor that put the couple under the microscope. Shortly after that, in 2014, Thicke and Patton decided to part ways.
Jay Leno and Sharon Osbourne
Sometime in 1978, a secret fling took place between Jay Leno and Sharon Osbourne. This only came to public knowledge in 2013! When she was 25 and moved to America, Sharon went to a club, where she met Leno while he was performing his usual comedy routine. She prank called him with her friend, and since he liked her voice, they met and had “a little fling!” Leno was, in fact, in love with someone else, and he introduced Sharon to his love shortly after that, showing her the town.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
Another winning couple that withstands the test of time is Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham. When asked about their situation, they describe it as a spiritual partnership. They first met in 1986, while attending a charity event. What is impressive is that Winfrey and Graham are not married! She believed that their relationship would change if they wed, and she is convinced that they would have broken up if they had decided to get married.
Michael Keaton & Courtney Cox
Michael Keaton had just arrived in Hollywood in the early 80s and soon found himself dating a fellow up-and-coming actor. Cox and Keaton dated for six years and finally split not long after Cox found her place in a wacky group of friends. Each went on to do great things both in film and television, as well as find their true love.
Minka Kelly & Donald Faison
Faison was already quite well-known for his role in Scrubs when the two began dating. Kelly, however, still had a little time to wait before she became a star. After a year of dating, the couple split in 2005. Both have continued to make their name in the film and television industry, and they both have continued to turn heads with their relationships.
Keira Knightley & Jamie Dornan
In 2003, Keira Knightley had just begun her rise to fame after starring in the movie Bend It Like Beckham, and Jamie Dornan was just a Calvin Klein model. The duo would meet and fall hard for each other. After dating for two years, the pair split up in 2005. Knightley would keep working, finding her stride with films like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and several period pieces. Whereas Jamie would eventually get a film credit to his name in 2006 and work his way up to being cast as the lead in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies.
Jennifer Grey & Matthew Broderick
Long before Baby couldn’t be put in the corner and Ferris took his day off, this couple dated and was deeply in love. In 1987, the couple got into a car crash and that is how the fact that they were dating came to light. After this happened, the two parted ways, as the relationship took a major hit with this awful accident. The two would go on to date others, and for Matthew, he would find love with another person on our list, Sarah Jessica Parker.
Denise Richards & Paul Walker
Paul Walker came to fame in the Fast & Furious franchise and sadly passed away in an automobile accident. Before he became famous, he dated some other soon-to-be-famous people. One of those relationships came from his stint on a 1994 movie called Tammy and the T-Rex. The movie may have been a dud, but Paul certainly found solace in the arms of his costar, Denise Richards. The couple dated for a little while and then separated shortly after.