Whether your dream destination wedding looks like a chic European city, or a dreamy tropical beach, this wedding style has continued to rise in popularity over the last few years.

In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the wedding planning website The Knot, almost one in five (18%) couples had a destination wedding last year.

What is a Destination Wedding?

Although traditionally a destination wedding consists of a couple getting married away from their hometown, these can come in all different shapes and sizes.

The Benefits of Destination Weddings and Why the Rise in Popularity?

If you’re considering a destination wedding, you might be swayed by the benefits.

  1. It can double as a holiday

Not only will your trip away bring you a new spouse, but it can also double up as a holiday – the perfect 2-4-1. Or if you choose your destination carefully, it could also be your honeymoon!

  • Allows you to be creative

This style of wedding allows you the freedom to be creative with your planning. Use this opportunity to find your own unique wedding style.

  • Brings stress levels down

A destination wedding can help take the pressure off planning, especially for newlyweds taking a laid back approach.

  • Unforgettable memories will be made

A destination wedding can help create unforgettable memories for your nearest and dearest.

What you need to consider before you jet away!

Before saying “I do!” there are important factors to be considered outside the typical wedding to do list.

  1. Check the legality of your wedding beforehand

Find out if getting married in the country of your choice is legal and will be recognised by both local and international law as different nations have different marriage laws.

  • Don’t forget the finishing touches

Think about your accessories and finishing touches. Remember to pack your diamond earrings, rings, hair accessories and favourite perfumes that you will want to wear on the big day – pack these well and with care.

  • Pick the perfect time of year

The demand for flights and lodging may be impacted by public holidays and festivals. Thus, be prepared to spend extra when it’s busy.

  • Check your baggage fees

Taking your wedding attire onboard a flight will take up much of your luggage, contact your airline in advance.

  • Legal documents

Some countries require a certificate of no impediment (CNI) from your local register office as proof of your single status and most likely need a birth certificate too!

Any Visa Requirements will need to be checked too, and at least 6 months left on your passport.

  • Tie in your honeymoon

Plan your wedding as much as you can so that you have time to unwind and take pleasure in your honeymoon. You could visit several islands, hideaway, or blend city and safari.

Start your planning journey

If you’re dreaming of tying the knot in your very own destination wedding, take this as your sign to start planning your perfect day!

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