Destination Weddings: Five of the Best Destinations for Saying “I Do”

When it comes to planning your perfect day, the choice of destinations is mind-blowing. Do you stay home and be traditional, or do you throw caution to the wind and head off somewhere exotic?

Of course, the choice is entirely individual, and what fits one person, won’t fit another, however there are some destinations the world over that are hugely popular for wedding day bliss. Many of these can be combined with the honeymoon too, meaning less travel overall, and perhaps a holiday of a lifetime for close family and friends too.

Lake Como, Italy

Italy is not only sophisticated, classy, and oozing timeless romance, but it is also quite simply stunningly beautiful. Venice, Rome and Florence are all popular choices, however the Italian Lakes are increasingly popular. The Tuscan region has many culinary perks too, but the natural scenery is something else.

 

Fiji, South Pacific

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your island here, as there are actually 332! Of course, some are more popular than others, and Fiji is also home to the Tokoriki Island Resort, which has been claimed to be one of the most romantic hotels the world over – perfect for the big day! The beaches are stunning, with white sand and crystal clear waters, and plentiful marine-life to explore.

 

Sri Lanka

A relatively small country, Sri Lanka oozes rest, relaxation and privacy. A ceremony on the white sand beach, with palm trees swaying in the slight breeze really will give you memories to last a lifetime. The activities on the island also lend themselves to fantastic honeymoon trips, with the elephant sanctuary and countless opulent temples.

 

Santorini, Greece

Blue-domed, white-washed churches, high on hills, with the sparkling Mediterranean in the slight distance. Hugely popular for weddings, a sunset wedding on a beach in Santorini will be beauty on another scale, and the celebrations afterwards done in a typically Greek celebratory way, will be equally as memorable and fun.

 

Mauritius

Another Indian Ocean paradise destination; it’s no surprise when you consider the beauty of this part of the world. Mauritius feels upmarket and special, which is just what you want for your special day. Again, you can marry on the beach, or alternatively, many hotels have dedicated sections, usually set within tropical gardens. Truly blissful, again this is one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in the world too, so combining the two will be something undeniably special.

 

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