Getting married is one of the most important things a couple will do in their lives. With all the stresses of booking a wedding, it’s no surprise that more and more people are deciding to buck the trend and get married abroad. But what do you need to know about getting married abroad, and where are the most romantic and exotic locations to do it?
Making the BIG decision
At first, the idea of getting married abroad may seem very intimidating – with such a magnitude of details to plan and organise, many couples don’t even make it off the start line. However, with careful planning and attention to detail, it’s likely that you’ll have a magical day which will live on in the memories of everyone in attendance for years to come.
Because of the effort involved in getting everyone together in one location many couples will have a wedding celebration over the course of a few days. The has the added benefit that the wedding will not be more than a fleeting moment, and the celebrations which follow can be just as memorable as the big day itself.
So now that your appetite has been whetted, which places are guaranteed to give you and your partner the wedding of a lifetime?
Most brides dream of having a white wedding – but how about an extra white wedding by having it in Lapland? Get married in an igloo with your friends and family watching from their ice seats, or get married in a Lappish Shaman’s hut in the heart of an idyllic snow-covered forest. Whatever your desire, Lapland is the perfect destination for a fairy-tale winter wedding.
If awe-inspiring romantic views are your thing, why not get married on Table Mountain at sunset in South Africa? Enjoy breath taking views on the mountain with Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head framing Capetown in a picture perfect scene. After all, for your big day there are few things more spectacular than a picture that tells a thousand words. If heights are not a problem, why not take the plunge and bask yourself in romance with a Table Mountain wedding.
SUN & BEACH
For many people, their ideal image of a wedding abroad will involve white sandy beaches and a brilliant glowing sun. Have you ever thought about wedding venues in Bahamas? For the perfect mixture of tropical paradise combined with amazing facilities and luxury, there are few places better to get married. Just imagine getting married under a gazebo on an exclusive white sandy beach followed by a reception enjoyed with all your close friends and family. A sure treat for everyone, what more could you ask for? With so many spa hotels in the Caribbean to kick back and relax in after your big day – you will be spoilt for choice as you enjoy the most romantic days of your life.
Think of the question – where is the most romantic city in the world? One answer which will pop up over and over again is Paris. The city of lights has been a melting pot for lovers for generations, a place where luxury, charm and romance come together as one. Imagine getting married on the Eiffel Tower followed by a reception at a three star restaurant. Or think of a moonlit cruise on the Seine and a stroll down Avenue des Champs-Élysées. With so many different options to choose from in Paris, the one thing you’ll be guaranteed in abundance is romance.
If culture and setting is your thing, have you ever thought about a wedding in Napa Valley, California? Escape to wine country, enjoy magnificent redwood forests or relax in exclusive country clubs – whatever your budget or desire, there is something for everyone here. There are few things more intimate than a wedding in a vineyard in the thumbprint of Mother Nature. Lush gardens and vineyard settings are sure to add natural charm and beauty to your big day and the surrounding area will leave you spoilt for choice for those who want to enjoy a blend of culture and nature.
Whatever you decide to go for, a wedding in a dream overseas location is sure to add that extra bit of a magic to the most important and happy day of your life. Why not take the plunge and create memories which will last a lifetime for you and your guests.
Hopefully this guide has given you some inspiration on creating the perfect abroad, what ideas do you have? Let us know in the comments section below: