The city of London that has seen many centuries of history and dwells in the essence of the past could also be as romantic as any other destination on earth. If London is going to be your honeymoon destination, then you’ll need to know a few romantic things to do and places to visit when you arrive:

Buckingham Palace

This is the residence of the royal family of England and its grandeur is indeed unrivalled! That’s specifically the reason why you definitely need to catch a glimpse of the finest staterooms furnished with the most lavish French and English furniture to be found.

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London Eye

This might sound a little cliché, but what’s more romantic than a ride on the London Eye? Share a moment of champagne together while your ride and the London Eye. Try your best to make it at sunset for that extra special view of the sunset dipped skyline of the city.

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Hyde Park

Exploring a place together too could be interesting if you are wondering about things to do in the daytime. Hyde Park offers horse riding where you and your other half can explore this amazing sanctuary of nature on horseback! A magical experience indeed!

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Thames dinner cruise

Well, nights in London are always breath-taking, especially while on a dinner cruise floating across the River Thames! For those in search of honeymoon accommodation, hotels near Kensington Palace, for instance, popular hotels like Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel offer a great stay.

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Koh Samui is one of the islands located off the east coast of Thailand and is perfect for those couples seeking the perfect romantic destination for their next couple get-away.

Where to stay

If you want to get the best of these islands, it is better to stay at a resort, Koh Samui has many exotic ones nestled between its beaches, so finding one to fit your budget and preference should not be an issue at all. AVANI+ Samui is one such leading resort with stylish villas and exquisite dining providing a one of a kind island experience for you and your partner.

Enjoy a sunset dinner by the beach

Enjoy blissful moments by the beach by watching the sunset and tasting a perfect meal prepared by authentic Thai chefs. Pair it with your favourite glass of wine to complete the most romantic get-away.

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Go on a couple cycling tour

Feel the cool breeze hit you as you take a cycling tour with your partner and discover the hidden treasures of this gorgeous island. There are special packages that included cycling guides who will lead the way on this one of a kind 4-hour cycling tour. View beautiful temples, rubber plantations and much more.

Go on a boat ride

Arrange for a boat ride for you and your loved one to go on. Set sail on the clear blue waters of Koh Samui and check out the many corals, sea anemones and tropical fish on your journey.

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Romantics have found that the white sandy beaches, blue crystalline waters and balmy tropical weather of the Maldives make the ideal backdrop to the wedding ceremony of their dreams.

Before arriving in the Maldives

Before falling for the idea of having a Maldives island wedding, a great deal of research needs to be done on what it entails. There can be no legal ceremony here only a blessing. Therefore the civil ceremony will have to take place in the home country. How and where the honeymoon is to be spent should also be decided at the planning stage.

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The Ceremony

Exchanging vows and rings under an arch of flowers on a romantic location around the resort island before family and friends is preferred way to conduct the ceremony. Although how the couple is to arrive at the ceremony can be decided on later, it is in a decorated buggy, in a traditional boat, escorted by drummers or walking down a petal-strewn path.

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The Honeymoon

If the honeymoon is to be spent at the wedding location such as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas it should be negotiated with the resort at the time of planning the event. Special courtesies extended to the couple include a bottle of champagne for the wedding night, in-room champagne breakfast the following morning and special room amenities.

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Wedding Photographs

Photo shoots at locations around the resort island a wedding album and a CD of the wedding photos are part of the wedding package.

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Selecting the right wedding venue in Singapore is one of the biggest challenges the bridal couple as well as their parents has to make.

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Wedding Planning

Do some research on the internet and go through bridal, fashion, lifestyle and food magazines among others for inspiration on the wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, venue and the kind of celebration to have. The next step is to pick the attendants, if having any, as early possible.

Wedding Venue

Evaluate wedding and honeymoon packages offered by hotels in Sentosa. Request quotations from some likely venues and compare prices and what is included in the wedding package, their offers on accommodation for guests if required and the honeymoon package. There’s a myriad of event venues in Singapore in hotels such as Park Hotel Alexandra.

Size of Celebration

Prepare a budget for the celebration as this will determine the scale of the celebration and number of guests. Set a date and time for the wedding. This is also the time to decide on the type of celebration, whether it is going to be a wedding breakfast, an afternoon event or an evening reception with dinner and dancing and whether the ambience will tend towards the casual or formal.

Special services

Special services include providing party favours for guests, printing and sending out wedding invitations, wedding gifts for the couple and discounted room rates for family and friends, a tea ceremony in the bridal suite and a food tasting for a party of ten prior to menu selection.

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So the time has finally arrived; the time to plan your dream wedding! Looking for a celebration of love out of the ordinary? Then definitely consider a beach wedding in Sri Lanka

Choosing your beach

A beach is not merely a beach! Yes there is sand and yes it is bordered by a vast expanse of ocean, but beaches do defer in character and this is true in Sri Lanka. A South Coast beach will offer you sun-drenched shores in which to enjoy your wedding, while a West Coast beach offers spectacular sunsets framing an unforgettable backdrop.

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Selecting a Resort or Hotel

Many hotels or resorts by the sea along the shore offer beach weddings making them an ideal choice. Some properties also have elegant venues, perfect for receptions and galas. When it comes to South Coast hotels for such events AVANI Kalutara Resort is an ideal choice worth considering.

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Type of Ceremony

Beach weddings in Sri Lanka can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it. A simple ceremony on the sand with you and that special someone and a few close family and friends is one option.

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Planning Your After Party

After the ceremony, it is time to celebrate! If you are having an intimate exchange of vows by the ocean you can always plan a romantic candlelit dinner or dine on the beach under star-filled sky.

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It’s been months and you still haven’t finalised a destination for your honeymoon. How does Maldives sound? Why Maldives? Well here are five reasons why.

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Who doesn’t like a good deal, especially if it includes all the little details that make up for a romantic holiday at a great price! Maldives honeymoon resorts the likes of Kurumba Maldives have specially designed packages that include couple’s spa treatments, meals for two, romantic experiences like candlelit dinners, chocolates on arrival and of course accommodation in a private and glamorous villa!

The Beautiful Beaches

There’s no point in talking about Maldives without mentioning its beautiful beaches that are famous around the world. In addition to the pristine white beaches kissed by turquoise blue waters, Maldives also has a spectacular glow in the dark beach- just imagine having a romantic stroll here!

A Stunning Backdrop

Need to make some unforgettable memories and take some great vacation pics together at the same time? Then Maldives is the perfect answer! Some of these luxury resorts have an onsite photographer who would capture the precious moments of your honeymoon as you meander your way through lush evergreens, cruise in a luxurious yacht at sunset or posing oh so romantically on the beach with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop.

Exciting Adventures

The couples that explore together stay together right? Go under the serene waters of Maldives and discover a whole new world under the waves together. There are plenty of couple’s diving, snorkelling and other water sports tours available in Maldives.

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With the engagement behind them, most couples would commence the long drawn out and somewhat tedious process of arranging the wedding plans. There will also be the few who wish to have a destination wedding. For such couples, Malaysia is an affordable option. However, there are certainly several tips one should take advantage of when getting married in Malaysia to make the most of their money and time. Malaysia is an affordable option for those working in a limited budget. Because travel to Malaysia from nearby nations is not very expensive, tourists have the added advantage of making use of early bird discounts on airfare because a wedding would have to be planned well in advance. However, this does not mean that a wedding cannot be planned spontaneously either for many hotels and resorts would be delighted to accommodate you with prepared wedding packages.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when planning a wedding is time. Time is of the essence, especially in wedding planning, because there are many tiny details from flower arrangements to dinner menus that require your fullest attention. Therefore, start planning well in advance and after deciding on a budget, lock down a wedding hotel in Sepang. In the process of selecting your venue, you may be inundated with choices, but the first important thing is to request a proposed cost estimate from the hotel after factoring in all your needs. This can be done over the phone, as most hotels are very accommodating, or even online such as the service offered by AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort through their website.

Since most hotel packages include the basics required (including flower arrangements, meals for the guests and seating space), the next major thing to keep in mind when planning a wedding in Malaysia is to book a photographer well in advance of the date to get the best deal. Follow these tips and you will undoubtedly enjoy a very memorable and smooth wedding.

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What could be more romantic and unforgettable than an outdoor wedding, whether set on a sandy beach, a lush garden or a sweeping field? How about celebrating your big day with a magnificent Outdoor Wedding, Dubai. The city of Dubai is famous as a holiday and shopping destination, but recently, more and more couples are looking to tie the knot in Dubai with lavish outdoor weddings that make the big day just a bit more special.

Several luxury hotels and resorts like the Desert Palm PER AQUUM, offer bespoke tailor services to cater to any individual requests or ideas that the couple might have for the ceremony to make the big day as exceptional as possible. Dedicated wedding planers are on hand to guide you through all the finer details from selecting the backdrop for your location to customizing sumptuous menus, selection floral arrangements, entertainment and even lighting.

Imagining standing barefoot on the shores of a beach, waves lapping at your feet as you recite your vows; Say ‘I do’ as the sun sets and celebrate with friends and family into the night with an al fresco banquet on the beach. Dubai has several impressive locations to host an outdoor wedding or even the resort itself might have unique locations to pick from within the premises. For a more traditional setting, walk down an aisle lined by olive trees and say your vows surrounded by manicured gardens bursting with an array of fresh blooms, or

Dubai has plenty to offer in terms of locations and first class services to host everything from engagement parties to wedding receptions in mesmerising surrounds. Whether by day or dusk, the stunning views and unique outdoor setting provide the perfect backdrop for a day to be treasured with family and friends.

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The magical island of Sri Lanka would undoubtedly be a delightful place to take your marriage vows. When selecting wedding hotels in Sri Lanka an excellent choice would be the Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw. This attractive hotel would be an appealing choice at which to take your nuptial vows.

All couples naturally desire a memorable wedding ceremony as they embark on this new phase in their lives. In this regard an outstanding choice would be a romantic beach wedding on a picturesque seashore in Sri Lanka. Imagine the glittering sheen of the local sunset overhead as you exchange your vows with your loved one. The powder-soft sands underfoot will add to this magical experience, with the shimmering sapphire waters of the mighty Indian Ocean lapping gently near your feet. You will be able to select an idyllic beach location that will ideally suit your expectations for this momentous occasion in your life.

You will have many options regarding the actual details of your wedding. You may choose to keep the exchange of vows simple and intimate, or alternatively pull out all the stops and opt for a lavish and elaborate ceremony. An excellent option would be to choose a traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony complete with traditional oil lamps, threaded jasmine blooms and a special wedding platform. If you so desire you may opt for other traditional elements such as local Buddhist rites, skilled Kandyan style dancers, drummers and perhaps even a lavishly bedecked elephant.
You may also choose to avail yourself of the services of a traditional kapuwa, or wedding official. Naturally you will be able to specify other features that you require, such as quality champagne, a menu of your choosing and so on. However no wedding would be complete without a carefree festive party, and you will be able to celebrate the occasion by dancing the night away in a spacious banquet chamber with all of your guests.

 

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The Maldives is without a doubt one of the most blissful and tranquil tourist destinations in the world. This South Asian nation is home to some of the most amazing coastal features in the world. The breath-taking scenery, the relaxing ambience, and the warm tropical temperature of the Maldives really make it a paradise on earth. Complementing its natural beauty is a host of world-class resorts and luxury hotels and spas, which promise to pamper its visitors to absolute bliss. Among the best Maldives resorts is the luxurious and stylish Chaaya Island Dhonveli.

Where better to celebrate and rekindle the romance between you and your partner than in one of the blissful and tranquil destinations in the world. If you are looking for a destination to create some romantic memories with your partner, then Maldives is one of the best locations in which to do so. With its amazing attractions designed for couples, as well its special brand of hospitality catering just to couples, you can be assured that a getaway in Maldives with leave you and partner with unforgettable memories.

The Maldives caters to almost all your requests when it comes to romantic getaways. If you want to stay in a relaxing and stylish water-bungalow or private villa, which is designed to give you seclusion and relaxation, then make a reservation at one of the luxury resorts in Maldives so that you an your partner can have all the bliss-filled privacy you need. You can also engage in some fun couple activities, such as diving into waters and witnessing the amazing sights of the coral reefs of Maldives, going island hopping and exploring secluded and exotic islands, or take a boat tour around the many beautiful islands and witness Maldives’ scenic beauty. Don’t forget that the Maldives is home to wide range of world-class spas which offer delightful couples packages, designed to give you bliss and privacy. You can also have romantic dinners on the beach, making Maldives one of the best destinations for a romantic getaway.

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