Destination weddings are increasingly becoming popular. The whole world is becoming more and more accessible and as places and cultures are discovered, people are beginning to realize that there is so much to see out there. If you and your fiance are travelers at heart, it's about time you consider tying the knot outside your hometown. It will definitely be a memorable experience for you and your significant other. It is not expensive as it may seem because the growing popularity of destination weddings has compelled travel agents and organizers to provide packages for weddings.
Europe is a popular location for a destination wedding. The continent is the birth place of Western Civilization. You can recreate royal weddings in the old castles and chateaus of Europe. At a good rate, you can get a basic package for your regal wedding. This includes the ceremony room, cocktails and appetizers, flower arrangements, dinner buffets, complimentary drinks, red carpet, and even wedding breakfast for the couple and their entourage. The popular choices for castle weddings are usually in the United Kingdom and France but don't be limited to these. Any country that is still under the monarchical rule has grand castles abound.
Eastern Europe also offers an ancient and rustic charm. Greece is a favorite wedding destination among couples because it can also double as a honeymoon for them. It is a dream of money couples to wed on the balcony atop Santorini, overlooking the volcano and the blue sea. Since Greece has a rich religious history, you can choose from ceremonies such as Orthodox, Catholic, or Civil. Celebrate your union afterwards with traditional Greek food while enjoying the cool breeze. For the ultimate Greek experience, book a donkey as your wedding ride and a group of Greek dancers to put the guests in a more festive mood.
If you want a warmer ambience, Spain is the place to be. Even just hearing the master of ceremonies utter a few words in Spanish will be enough to set the romantic mood of weddings. Sevilla in the South of Spain is an extremely romantic location for a wedding. Host your wedding in a Spanish hacienda. Have everyone dressed in bright colors in lightweight material. Don't forget to rent a horse carriage. Serve the usual Spanish fare paella, tapas, and their premium wines. Book a Spanish guitar player in advance and if you fancy, a group of flamenco dancers.
A destination wedding will be absolutely unforgettable. Of course, it will be unforgettable if you don't plan it in advance. The elements of a successful destination wedding are simple decisiveness and organization. It's tempting to pick from so many options but you have to know what you want. Bookings and reservations have to be done in advance to cut cost. If you don't have the luxury of hiring a wedding planner, keep your wedding manageable and don't invite too many guests. Always stay in touch with your contacts from that location. Weddings do not happen all the time so make yours unforgettable!