Many couples want to take their vows and join in marriage somewhere where they feel like home. A familiar pub, the place where they met, or even their own backyard. After all, it’s logistically the simplest way to hold a wedding, since most of your friends and family are around and you are working on familiar ground. However, some couples want to make their wedding a beautiful trip for everyone, and they are willing to travel far and wide to find the perfect spot. So what are the best wedding destinations across the globe?
Photo provided by Jeremy Wong Weddings: www.jeremywongweddings.com
Endless beaches, stunning scenery and exclusive resorts all come together in Tahiti to make it the perfect place for a tropical wedding. It is almost too easy to see yourself walking barefoot down the sandy aisle whenever you look at a photo of the place. You can look at the surrounding islands as well: Bora Bora, Raiatea and Huahine are all great destinations with amazing spots. Tahitian weddings are almost always at amazing outdoor venues on stunning beaches or in small clearings within the palm trees.
It’s not hard to fall in love with the idea of Iceland if you just imagine the contrast of a long, white gown and the black sand beach. Or getting married inside of a glacier, surrounded by ice and your loved ones. It might seem a bit far away, but the trip will be well worth it. There are hundreds of amazing natural locations to choose from and it will most definitely be a unique experience for you and all your guests.
This Caribbean island is a paradise that looks like it was specifically made for destination weddings. Unlike so many islands that have nothing but white beaches and palm trees to offer, St. Lucia is a mountainous place with a new and exciting location at every step. You will fall in love with the waterfalls, rustic forests and aged architecture that will surround you as you make those all important steps.
If you want to have fun in a place where you are sure all resources will be readily available, then Sydney is the place to go. It is full of stunning locations that are just waiting for couples to speak their vows. Besides the amazing seaside locations and stunning venues, there are numerous beautiful golf courses in Sydney that are simply perfect for an outdoor ceremony, as well as the after party in one of the nearby restaurants. You know you won’t have any trouble finding a place to accommodate all of your guests either, and they will be able to stay for a longer time and enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Italy is the land of love and Tuscany might just be the most romantic part of the country. The vineyards will provide amazing scenery as you tuck into the local delicacies. The locals will always be willing to help, and you won’t have to look too far to discover the true authentic experience. The recommendation here is, of course, an outdoor wedding, but the small B&Bs often have amazing spaces for indoor ceremonies as well. Remember to enjoy the wine while you’re there!
Opting for a destination wedding is not easy, and it will take a lot of planning and a few sacrifices as well. If guests are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation fees, then you need to be prepared for some people not to come, and if you want to pay the expenses yourself, you might find yourself with a guest list a lot shorter than what you originally planned. Nevertheless, a destination wedding is the most exciting thing you can plan a great way to kick-start your married life.
Georgia Selih is author @highstylife.com. By nature an artist, by profession a journalist. An irreparable print lover who is enjoying this hot digital affair…