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Top 10 Amazing Things About Destination Weddings

More and more couples are choosing to tie the knot abroad. A quick look out the window at the grey skies of Britain and it’s not hard to see why so many people are choosing to get married abroad. As international travel has become more affordable in recent years, more couples have been able to opt for beach weddings in their dream locations. If you’re currently trying to decide where to say I do, here is 10 Amazing Things About Destination Wedding that might help to convince you:

1. The weather

There’s no such thing as guaranteed sunshine in the UK, and many brides feel anxious about the weather in the run-up to their big day. You can side step this stress completely by choosing to get wed in a location that boasts beautiful sunny days all summer long. Of course, there’s still no guarantee, but your chances of enjoying a warm and wonderful day are much higher if you choose a sunny country as your location. You won’t need to take umbrellas on the big day, worry about what shawl will match your dress or ask guests to bring wellies to your destination wedding.

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2. It amplifies the celebration

A wedding is typically a one-day celebration. Speak to any married couple and they’ll probably tell you the best thing about their wedding day was having all their loved ones in one room. It’s incredibly rare to be able to get all of your favourite people together for the day. With a destination wedding, you can have so much more than just that one day. Some couples choose to celebrate over a long weekend, and others even stretch it out to fill a week long vacation. You’ll get to see your loved ones for longer, making it an even better celebration for all of you.

3. It’s different

Most couples want their wedding to stand out from the rest. They want their wedding to be a little bit different, and to feel extra special. Many couples achieve this by choosing a theme for their wedding reception or spending money on added extras to achieve a wow factor. Choosing a destination wedding is a great way to ensure your wedding is a cut above the rest. Though destination weddings are becoming more popular, it is still only a minority of couples who choose to tie the knot this way. The breathtaking location, holiday atmosphere and glorious weather will help to create a big day that stands above the rest.

sea and mountains - place for destination wedding 4. The world is your oyster

When choosing a destination for your wedding, you have the entire world to choose from. You’re not limited to the handful of venues near where you grew up or the affordable places near your home. Instead, you can look at an array of different countries until you find the venue that feels absolutely perfect. You can choose a location which holds sentimental value to you and your fiance, or you can pick a place you’ve both always wanted to go. It’s totally up to you, you have the freedom to dream big when choosing a wedding venue.

Amazing Things About Destination Weddings

5. You can hire a destination wedding photographer

The wedding album is arguably one of the most important aspects of the day. These are the photos you will treasure for the rest of your life. The photographs which capture the emotion, love and happiness of the day you said I do. It’s not something you want to leave to chance, you’ll want to find a destination wedding photographer who takes photographs you love. As destination weddings have grown in popularity, so too have destination weddings photographers. These experienced, reliable and talented photographers will travel with you to your destination and capture the entire wedding celebration for you.

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6. You can keep the guest list small

When you’re traveling halfway around the world for your big day, you don’t need to worry about whether you need to invite Nigel from accounting to the evening do. In fact, you can be pretty strict with your guest list. There’s no pressure to invite long lost family members or friends you never speak to, instead you can simply choose to invite your nearest and dearest. Some couples choose to throw a party when they return to the UK as a chance to celebrate with all those who couldn’t make it to the wedding itself. So don’t worry, Nigel will still get to celebrate with you.

7. It can be intimate

Weddings can end up costing a fortune as the wedding guest list seems to grow exponentially before the big day. By choosing to get married abroad, you can keep your wedding guest list to a more intimate number. This means your big day will be filled with the people you love most in the world. You’ll be able to spend more time talking to and celebrating with the people who matter most, and you might even get to spend some time with your new spouse. Many couples complain they didn’t get to spend much time together on the wedding day because they were each so busy chatting to friends and family members. Cutting your guest list for a destination wedding means you’ll have more time to spend with each other.

8. It’s easy

If you choose to get married abroad, you won’t need to spend as much time stressing over the details. Most venues offer wedding planning packages that can be tailored to your tastes. All you need to do is find a venue you love with a planner you trust and everything will be taken care of. You also won’t need to worry about finding the perfect decorations because the sea, beach and the sunshine will take care of that for you.

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Destination Weddings can cost much less then you think

9. It’s cost effective

Most people think destination weddings cost the earth, but in reality they can be surprisingly affordable. Remember, your guest list will likely be smaller so you’ll be saving plenty of money there. Guests usually pay for their own transport and accommodation, leaving your budget free to pay for the added extras. Destination weddings are generally thought to be cheaper than traditional weddings at home, largely due to the savings made thanks to the smaller guest list. Some locations will be more affordable than others so do your research and pick the perfect location for your budget.

10. The honeymoon starts early

By the time the wedding is over, most couples need a holiday. The months of planning, nerves and excitement of the day leave many couples in need of some serious relaxation time. With a destination wedding, you get to enjoy that holiday feeling before the big day itself. You can arrive early and enjoy some sunshine and take in the breathtaking scenery whilst last-minute preparations are under way. You’ll get to spend your wedding night listening to the calming sound of the ocean, taking a moonlit walk on the beach and simply enjoying that holiday feeling. And once the wedding is over, there’s no need to go home and grab your suitcase before boarding a flight because you’re already on holiday! Bliss.

This is my list of 10 Amazing Things About Destination Wedding, and if you think I should add something to the list of if you are looking for a Destination Wedding Photographer please contact me to check my availability for your wedding.