Many of you have been dreaming of putting travel and your destination wedding back on the schedule for 2022 now that the world is slowly beginning to open its doors back up to travelers from across borders.
A few tips on planning your destination wedding:
contact event planners that are local to your destination to assist in the main planning for your day
consider visiting your wedding venue 10-12 months before your event to see the space in person. Then you can make plans for the wedding day/weekend with the experience of having been in the location.
make it intimate. It’ll be truly special with your closest friends and family by your side
Early on decide if you’re doing a short travel distance location or a long-haul destination. For some, an international city is an ideal location for their fairy tale wedding, and for others, a gorgeous private villa is the way they’d like to welcome guests to their wedding.
We found an amazing bit of info over on hitched.co.uk website regarding how to go about choosing a wonderful location for your destination event:
“Where have you spent your most enjoyable holidays? Consider the type of location you tend to choose for getaways: are you drawn to the countryside, city, sea, or mountains?
Is there somewhere you’ve both always dreamed of visiting? You could combine your wedding with your honeymoon.
Is there a type of cuisine you both love? After all, food is a key part of any wedding.
What’s your budget?
Consider accessibility – are there plenty of flights at an affordable price? If you’re thinking of getting married in the middle of nowhere, what would you do about accommodation?
Do you want your wedding to be family-friendly or adults-only?
Which season do you want to get married in?
Do you want a popular location where you can get all-inclusive wedding packages or somewhere off the beaten track?
How important to you is it to get legally married in your chosen location? In some countries, the legal requirements for marriage are very tricky to navigate, so you may find it easier to have a civil ceremony in the UK and a blessing abroad.”
Often called the Hawaii of East Asia, Jeju Island off the southern tip of Korea is a stunning volcanic island full of natural beauty, delicious food, resorts and more intimate locations as well. As it’s one of the top vacation spots for families in East Asia, there are plenty of things for guests to do while visiting. From hiking to the top of the volcanic crate Hallasan to visiting the world-class aquarium with younger guests, it’s perfect for an intimate destination wedding. Five-star resorts dot the island as well as private villas for rent that are on a grand scale.
May-July sees stunning weather in Jeju without running too much into the monsoon rain season of later summer.
Hallasan National Park offer endless possibilities for elopements on Jeju Island!
Wild Waterfalls await your visit to Jeju…
Incredible Hikes ranging from 30 minutes to all day.
Gorgeous volcanic beaches like Hyeopjae Beach call you to come…
Why we love it:
Classic beauty, timeless cuisine and charming villages and people. Plus, history out the wazoo! Italy is a romantic dream for destination weddings.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the place to begin researching destination wedding locations in Italy. “The Amalfi Coast is known for its rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored Italian fishing villages—but when it comes to weddings, it offers so much more.”
They recommend reaching out to local wedding planners in the Amalfi Coast area to find a unique and special wedding destination for your event. Make sure to consider transportation during your time abroad and think about an all-inclusive location that will make it easy for you and your guests to get around during your time in this beautiful area of the world.
For truly luxurious surroundings, Lake Como, Italy is at the top of the destination wedding list. Stunning scenery and authentic, old-school luxury make this a truly special area for exchanging your vows and celebrating with friends and family.
Overflowing with old-world charm, Portugal is a top travel destination in recent years and now becoming an increasingly popular spot for destination weddings. Beautiful beaches and UNESCO World Heritage classed cities make this a world-class spot to tie the knot. Before you invite all your friends and family, reach out to wedding planners in Lisbon, Porto, or Aveiro for local expertise as you plan.
September through November are stunning in Portugal.
According to hitched.co.uk, “Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is a wonderful place for a city break, with beautiful architecture, a vibrant dining scene and plenty of places to explore. One thing to bear in mind, however, is that some of the streets are very steep – if you have less-mobile relatives, they’ll need to make their way around by taxi or public transport.”
Dreaming of a sunny, Mediterranean Coast destination wedding? There are so many stunning locations along the southern coast of France that are top destination wedding spots. From Saint-Tropez to Nice, there are countless areas of natural beauty that you and your guests will love to explore together during your time away for your wedding ceremony. A destination wedding location in southern France will have many historic venues and open-air options for your ceremony.
June through September are peak fine weather, but if you’re looking to avoid the crowds consider an October destination wedding here.
Check out this list of stunning venue options over in the Cote D’Azur area. You’re sure to find one that you fall in love with!
Some of the best destination wedding locations are in the US! If you’ve never visited Napa Valley or Sonoma, a destination wedding here could be the perfect opportunity. “If you are looking to select a winery, you will find that Napa County has just a select few grandfathered in that are permitted to host weddings,” advises Stephanie Cole and Sarah Drake of Cole Drake Events. Certain locations have limits on how late the events can go into the night, rules on wine-beer-liquor service, and noise policies. Make sure that you’ve done your research to make sure that the plans you have for your celebration will be appropriate for the Wine Country wedding venues that you’ve chosen.
You’ll have great weather when you plan your event for August through October in Wine Country. If you’re hoping for a spring event, consider March through May as the summer months in California can get hot.
You’ll not lack options on gorgeous event spaces when you choose this area of California to celebrate the big day. Check out this amazing resource for the top 18 outdoor wedding venues in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County areas of California.
Hope this filled you with a lot of ideas and inspiration as you’re planning your destination wedding! We offer our floral styling services worldwide. If you’re interested in learning more about our process and approach to working with clients, see more info here!
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