Everybody loves a wedding right? Surrounded by all your friends and family, this sort of knees up with all the people you love is pretty much a once in a lifetime occasion. So why is it that destination weddings have become so popular?
A destination wedding is certainly an upgrade from running away to Gretna Green, a destination wedding is a trip to a far flung holiday destination to get married in the sun. A bride and groom getting married in a foreign destination will of course be sacrificing the huge wedding they could have at home. What they get instead is guaranteed sun and less agro from the family members that they felt obliged to invite.
Another benefit to couples getting wed abroad is that they’re actually cheaper than a local wedding. In some cases a destination wedding can cost a third of the price of getting married in an English country manor, fancy hotel or a fancy yurt. Staying at home might cost around £15,500 – £20,000 for a one-day celebration whereas a week away might only set you back by a few thousand pounds. What’s great about that is that you get to spend the week before the wedding lolling about on the beach with the close friends and family that have made the trip. Even though you are already ‘on holiday’ don’t make the mistake of staying at the same hotel for the week after you get married. You should still treat this like a honeymoon and if your guests are planning to stay for the extra week too, you won’t have the privacy that a new bride and groom deserve.
The question is, where should you go and when? Here are a few recommendations to get you started.
JANUARY – APRIL
MAY – AUGUST
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
- South Africa
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER