10 reasons why you should say YES to a destination wedding. 

Are you dreaming of having a memorable and beautiful wedding? Then maybe a destination wedding is the right decision for you!

Planning your wedding abroad

The first thing (well, apart from getting her to say ‘yes’ to your proposal!) is that a wedding abroad is not the scary and challenging thing that you may be imagining. The most significant difference between a local wedding and a destination one is that you need a few more wedding documents, the tickets for the plane (or train!) and that you need to find the right country for your wedding venue. Don’t be afraid to celebrate your wedding in the way you want, even if you have to cross half of the world for it.

Here are 10 reasons why you should say YES to having a destination wedding:

You want all your guests to remember your wedding

All marriages are unique and memorable, but imagine how special a wedding is abroad? All your guests will experience emotions and gain memories; they will see a new country and culture, try fresh food and many other things. When you invite your friends to celebrate your wedding abroad, it shows them that you really love your friends and that no matter where you get married, you want them there to be with you. Such moments are unforgettable.

You don’t like any wedding venue in your city/country

A legitimate reason to organize your wedding somewhere else. A wedding is not a birthday that happens every year. You should get serious and choose the right location for your big day. Destination weddings give you the most extensive choice of wedding venues: castles in the mountains, villas by lakes, hotels by the sea, and many other variants. Try to imagine yourself walking in a beautiful wedding dress in a gorgeous place: which place is that? What comes to mind?

 You want to start your honeymoon right after the wedding

Your honeymoon is a great reason to have a destination wedding. You can start your honeymoon the next day after your celebration. You will have two huge pluses – first: you will save money on the travel, as you will be already at the place and won’t have had to spend extra on travelling to another location for the wedding; and second: you don’t need to wait and worry about the upcoming romantic holiday.

Destination wedding location - Italy

 You want to have an unusual wedding celebration

If you’re going to celebrate your wedding or have a ceremony in a particular way, you can mix your wedding celebration with other traditions. For example, imagine your wedding in Italy? In Italy, every region has its traditions, and you need to find the right one for you or to ask your wedding planner to do it for you. The variety is immense, and you can do something different from all the other weddings’ that you’ve seen before.

 You want to celebrate your wedding like a star

If you want to feel like a star, have your wedding abroad, like many celebrities: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin had their wedding at a gorgeous hotel in Venice, Italy. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wed in Florence, Italy. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt had theirs on Lake Como. The wedding of actress Audrey Hepburn was in the Swiss Alps, in Bürgenstock. Even Lady Gaga is thinking to celebrate her wedding in Italy.  

George Clooney Wedding in Venice, top destination wedding abroad

You don’t want to have many guests at your wedding

 A destination wedding is not always a small wedding, and you can invite so many guests as you wish. But alternatively, if you feel that you want to have an intimate and cozy wedding celebration, but you don’t want to offend people because you don’t invite them, having a destination wedding is an excellent way to reduce the length of the guest list legitimately. For example, if you live in the US or Australia, then you can make your wedding in Europe, and there is a big chance that many people will not be able to come for simple reasons such as work, kids and the cost of travel, etc.

 You want to have more photo opportunities for your wedding

 The wedding always includes photos and videos. A destination wedding offers more photo opportunities. You will have beautiful images not only at the venue where you will be celebrating but also at other places. For example, if you have a wedding in Florence, you can have wedding photos of Italian renaissance city streets or with the grapevines and lilac-colored hills at sunset. Or if your marriage is in Portofino, you can have pictures by the sea, on a yacht, and in the charming, small streets.

Tuscany sunset destination wedding - Julia Event

 You can’t have same-sex weddings in your country

 You are in love, and of course, you want to celebrate your love and be married, but in many countries, it would be impossible to have a same-sex marriage. In this case, you need a destination wedding. There are so many beautiful countries in the world where you can legally register your marriage. Good news for you: Switzerland and Italy allow you to have same-sex marriage, so you don’t need to worry about being arrested, what can happen in many other countries.

 You want to have unforgettable emotions from your wedding

 Do you remember your first time when you visited another country? That was probably an exciting and emotional experience. Every marriage is an emotional moment, and you will undoubtedly have many fantastic impressions from it, but if you want to double up on them, a destination wedding is the right thing to do. It will give you an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

 You love to travel and go on an adventure

 Do you like to travel and can’t live without having experiences? Then the destination wedding is your thing! If you enjoy hiking, skiing or exploring new countries, you can have a winter wedding in the Alps, or if you love the summertime and being in beautiful, natural settings, then a wedding in Tuscany would be a great idea. Adventure weddings are always exciting and unusual!