destination weddings:

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Destination weddings have a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that local weddings simply cannot reproduce.

When most people think about getting married, the first thing that comes to mind is a traditional wedding in their hometown. However, destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason! There are several differences between destination weddings and local weddings, which I will discuss in this article. If you're considering having a destination wedding, be sure to read on to learn more about what to expect.

Brazilian couple getting married in Spain and have carnival and capoeira dancers around them for a wedding photo

Destination weddings are the perfect way to combine a romantic getaway with a family vacation. Not only will you be able to exchange vows in a beautiful setting, but you'll also be able to spend quality time with your loved ones. And with so many amazing destinations to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect place to suit your style.

Plus, a destination wedding can be a great way to save some family money. Instead of paying for separate airfare and accommodations for everyone in your wedding party, you can simply book one big trip, and all your guests can live together for an epic holiday! Let's be honest, who wouldn't want to spend 4 days on an all-inclusive holiday?

Destination weddings can be lot more intimate than traditional weddings.

Destination weddings are a lot more intimate than local weddings in the UK or USA. The average local wedding in the UK or USA has about 100 guests, while the average destination wedding has about 50 or less guests, sometimes more around 20. This means that there are fewer people to worry about, and you can spend quality time with your closest family and friends. Additionally, destination weddings tend to be a lot more relaxed than local weddings, after all, you are there for 4-7 days and your biggest worry is not running out of alcohol or things to do.

There is also less pressure to have a perfect wedding, and you can often save big money by having a smaller wedding. Of course, you can offer your guests to pay for their flights, but with flights starting at £75 return from UK to Tuscany for example, the cost of tickets often won't break the bank for your guests if your guests buy them well in time. A destination wedding can also be a good opportunity to get to know your spouse’s family and friends better. In conclusion, destination weddings are a great way to have a more intimate and relaxed wedding.

They offer a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere.

Destination weddings offer a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere, which is perfect for those who want to avoid the drama that often comes with planning a traditional wedding in their home country. Did you say pool party? Because that's what we're talking about! With a destination wedding, you can have your ceremony and reception in the same place hosted in a villa with a pool plus a BBQ setup which means a lot less running around on your big day.

Plus, there's no need to worry about decorating or finding the perfect venue - chances are, your chosen destination will already have everything you need. However, if not, there are usually plenty of local vendors who can help you out for a fraction of the cost compared to UK vendors, although destination wedding photography is an exception from this. So, if you're looking for a hassle-free wedding that will still be unforgettable, a destination wedding is the way to go.

You can freely choose a dream location for your destination wedding.

Many couples dream of exchanging their vows in a beautiful and exotic location, and destination weddings offer the perfect opportunity to do just that. You can choose any destination you like, from a sandy beach to a lush jungle, the only thing to remember to make sure of is that it suits you and your partner's style. If your other half for example hates the sand, don't drag them to tie the knot on the beach. But the reality is, your possibilities are endless when choosing the right location for your destination wedding.

You can choose to exchange vows in a stunningly scenic location, or in a place that has special meaning to you and your fiancé. However, with so many amazing places to choose from, it can be tough to narrow down the options so here are my absolute favourite wedding destinations in Europe. If you're looking for beautiful views and Mediterranean atmosphere, Tuscany, Santorini and Marbella are all excellent choices. Tuscany is renowned for its rolling hills, picturesque villages and impressive wineries, while Santorini boasts dramatic cliffs, white-washed buildings and breath-taking sunsets. Marbella, meanwhile, is a glamorous Spanish resort town with a lovely coastline and chic boutique hotels. Whichever destination you choose, you're sure to create lasting memories.

The Conclusion

I hope you liked this article and agree that destination weddings offer a unique and memorable experience. If you want to learn more, please browse around my website, and you can find my guides on unique destinations around Europe and of course tons of topics around destination wedding photography.

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