10 reasons why you should say YES to a destination wedding. A wedding abroad.
Are you dreaming of having a memorable and beautiful wedding? Then maybe a destination wedding is the right decision for you!
The first thing (well, apart from getting her to say ‘yes’ to your proposal!) is that a wedding abroad is not the difficult and scary thing that you may be imagining. The biggest 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 weddings are special and memorable, but just imagine how special is the wedding abroad. All your guests will experience emotions and gain memories, they will see a new country and culture, try new 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 going to 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
This is a major reason to organize your wedding somewhere else. A wedding is not a birthday that happens every year. You should get it serious and choose the right location for your big day. Destination weddings give you the widest 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.
You want to have an unusual wedding celebration
If you want 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 is in Italy. In Italy, every region has own traditions and you just 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 to 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 were married 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.
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 a good way to legitimately reduce the length of the guest list. 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 always gives you more photo opportunities. You will have beautiful photos 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 wedding is in Portofino, you can have photos by the sea, on a yacht and in the charming, small streets.
You can’t have a same sex wedding 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 obviously 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 to have a same sex marriage, so you don’t need to worry to be 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 a probably a very interesting and emotional experience. Every wedding is an emotional moment and you will certainly have many wonderful 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 travel and adventure
Do you love to travel and can’t live without having adventures? Then the destination wedding is totally 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 summer time and being in beautiful, natural settings then a wedding in Tuscany would be one of a number of great ideas. Adventure weddings are always interesting and unusual!