5 Amazing Destinations for Weddings
Many girls have been secretly planning their big day long before he ‘put a ring on it’. Some brides can think of nothing better than a huge white wedding with hundreds of guests, others would prefer to elope to Gretna Green and just get it over with. Wherever you fall on the scale, jetting off to an exotic destination can relieve much of the stress of planning a wedding as so much is done for you by wedding planners in resort.
We’ve scoured the internet to find you just five amazing locations for destination weddings around the world. Enjoy!
Walt Disney World
Make your special day even more magical by holding it at Walt Disney World in Florida. At this much loved theme park in Orlando you can design the wedding of your dreams. The only limit is your budget! A Disney wedding is perfect if you dream of being a princess for the day; you can even arrive at your beautiful wedding venue in Cinderella’s Coach pulled by stately ponies. Say ‘I do’ in a stunning location, making room for your special guests, Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
If you’d rather not venture so far afield for your wedding day, but don’t want to scrimp on romance, how about a destination wedding on the ‘island of love’. According to local legend, Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility. Cyprus is one of the most popular wedding locations in the world, and you can choose to exchange your vows in a romantic whitewashed chapel overlooking the beach followed by a reception at your hotel.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
After becoming man and wife in the elegant registry office, travel by horse and carriage to the dock where a traditional pletna boat will be waiting. Sail over to the fairytale island in the middle of Lake Bled to the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, where your marriage will be blessed by a priest. The impressive Slovenian scenery offers a truly stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Just make sure the groom has been working out before the wedding, as it’s tradition to carry the bride up all 99 of the steps leading up to the island church!
Lainio, Finnish Lapland
If you’re dreaming of a white wedding with a difference, Lapland is the ultimate destination. Get hitched in the chapel carved out of ice in the Snow Village, which is built fresh each winter. During your nuptials it’ll be between -2 and -5oC and the chapel will be decorated with reindeer hides and candles. Continue your winter wonderland theme with a reception inside the Snow Restaurant, where the whole bar and restaurant tables are made out of ice. A perfect end to your special day in this frozen landscape could be a chance viewing of the Northern Lights.
Perhaps the idea of snow and ice on your wedding day doesn’t float your boat. At the other end of the thermometer is the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. A favourite destination for surfers and yogis, Costa Rica is blessed with two coastlines, one of the Atlantic Ocean and the other on the Caribbean Sea, so there are plenty of location options for the perfect beach wedding. Choose from one of the many luxury all inclusive hotels, many of which offer free wedding packages. For the more adventurous, why not combine your wedding with an eco-adventure in the misty cloud forest and see if you can spot a sloth.