Best Places for Destination Weddings | My Romantic Travel

The ‘together time’ you spend on your honeymoon is a special time and goes down as some of the golden memories of your married life together. Therefore, it’s up to you to make sure you pick the perfect honeymoon location for the perfect honeymoon vacation! Seychelles is quite popular among fellow romantics because of its gorgeous locations;

 

Beach Wedding

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Island romance

Talking about island romance, here are some of those islands that sound like the honeymoon paradise in romance novels! Praslin Island is well-known for Vallee de Mai where the coco de mer palms can be found. Having the highest mountain ranges in Seychelles, Mahe Island is bursting with remarkable scenery. What’s more, it is the location of the world’s smallest capital, Victoria! For fans of water sports, check out Fregate Island for snorkelling, scuba diving, and yachting.

Activities for the starry-eyed

Enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Seychelles, laze around on the beige sand in the heat of the sun. Head over to the beach together in the evening and watch as the ball of fire is swallowed up by the ocean causing the ocean to reflect a tinge of pink. Romantic indeed! Moreover, spoil yourselves with a rejuvenating tropical couple massage. Also, there is nothing dreamier than a walk in the Garden of Eden in Praslin Island.

Lovey-dovey places to visit

The Clock Tower (over 110 years old!) is a famed spot with travellers. It is common to take selfies with the tower when you visit. How about a lovely picnic? Parcel up your snacks and drinks and set out towards Mission Lodge Lookout. The place holds the scenic beauty of Mahe Island. Some of these locations are ideal for weddings in Seychelles too!

Shop till you drop

If you are accommodated in hotels like AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, set out together on s Seychelles shopping spree! Take back some gewgaws from Victoria Market from the small shops. Step into SEPNA Esplanade Craft kiosks for some souvenir shopping. These shops have things like colourful beachwear and dried fruits on sale.

 

 

 

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Weddings can be stressful and fun at the same time but celebrating your special day in the Maldives is a whole new wedding experience altogether for both guests and the couple! Surrounded by endless blue ocean and white sandy beaches set the perfect romantic scene for a new start together.

Private beach weddings

An arch of vibrant flowers intertwined with the leaves of green, the white chairs that complement the colours on the flowers and the quiet and peaceful surrounding is not just a fantasy! Wed on a private beach in the luxury of seclusion with close family and friends.

Wed under the deep blue

The colourful corals light up the environment that is tinted blue, the schools of pretty looking fish bringing cheers your way as you exchange rings. Yes, it’s an underwater wedding ceremony! Your special day will be truly memorable as you pledge your undying love for each in the depths of the warm Indian Ocean.

Wedding in Maldives | Image Credit - Ibrahim Asad, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Wedding in Maldives | Image Credit – Ibrahim Asad, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Wed afloat the endless ocean

Board a cruise boat and be making a short journey on the blissful blue waters while you exchange vows with close family and friends. Have fun taking unusual photographs with the hues of blue set the perfect vibe for your new start in life.

Private Island Weddings

There are many private islands ideal for your special day in the Maldives. Romantic destinations are even better when you’ve got an entire island to yourselves, isn’t it? Find all your needs attended to while you just enjoy every single second of your special day.

Interesting photoshoots

When having your beach wedding at the Maldives the experience is never complete until you’ve ‘trashed the dress’. Be it on the beach, in a boat or underwater, find the perfect background for those fun funky poses with your partner. Get wet and get messy and simply have fun while these special moments are captured! To find out more about weddings in the Maldives, check out blogs like My Romantic Travel.

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Wondering where to tie the knot? Make the day extra special by throwing an exotic destination wedding on the tropical paradise that is Sri Lanka.

Image Credit: AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Why Sri Lanka?

This little pearl in the Indian Ocean is ideal for destination weddings. It’s got lovely beaches, warm weather, picture-perfect settings and a rich heritage, as well as a warm and friendly people who love welcoming foreigners. All this contributes to make it quite a convenient and exotic locale to tie the knot in.

Quirky Touches

If you’re going to have a destination wedding, you might as well incorporate unique elements of the local culture in it. Many a wedding hotel in Sri Lanka including the likes of AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa among others, offer packages that include exciting local touches be it an elephant or tuk-tuk rides!

Indoors or Outdoors?

The answer to this one should be obvious. If you’re going through the trouble of flying out to the island to have your perfect wedding, what’s the point of having it indoors? This tropical island offers a wide range of picturesque settings that are sure to make your special day unforgettable (many of which are by the welcoming waters of the Indian Ocean).

Some of the Best Spots

Beachside weddings are the most popular type of destination wedding held on the island. There are plenty of scenic locales to choose from for this event. Seaside towns like Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle and Mirissa are some of the popular options you can look at. If you’d rather have your wedding near the airport for the convenience of any guests who’ll be travelling just for this purpose, you can also consider coastal towns like Negombo.

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Have you ever dreamt of exchanging your vows against the backdrop of a stunning sea view? Here is a chance to realize your dream! Read on and know why you should celebrate your wedding in Vanuatu.

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Vanuatu is a picturesque tropical paradise in the South Pacific and it comprises 83 islands. This island is not only about enthralling watersports, it’s a perfect destination for couples who are in search of stunning locations to celebrate their wedding. Fill up your senses with romance and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your special someone!

A memorable wedding!

The idea of organizing a wedding in a foreign country can be quite daunting for some. If Vanuatu is your choice, you do not have to bother about your wedding plans because there are plenty of experienced wedding service providers who are dedicated to offering a memorable event.

Accommodation

After celebrating your special day, do consider spending some time exploring this magnificent destination. A good way to accomplish this would be to first make a booking at one of the many resorts in Vanuatu. One such option that you will come across would be Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu, which offers diverse entertainment activities for newly-wedded couples and leisure travellers.

Some amazing Melanesian touches!

The couples who celebrate their special day in this island paradise would be spellbound with the magnificent warrior dance performances, incredible string music, and flower-laden Melanesian wedding arch. Vanuatu weddings of this kind will certainly capture your mind with everlasting memories!

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One of the major milestones in life is of course marriage! Your special day must be celebrated in a special place of beauty that mirrors your wondrous union. Bali is a venue that tops the list. Here are a few things to consider for those hoping to wed in Bali.

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The best time for your Bali wedding

Most of the weddings in Bali are taken outdoors, therefore, the weather is very important. In the months of April and October, the weather is just perfect for an outdoor wedding. Also, remember that hotel rates and airfares tend to rise in June and August and venues become difficult to book. The earlier you book your venue, the better!

Selecting your venue

Bali is full of places that are famous for weddings! Be it a beach resort like Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali or a chapel or even private villas. Bali has it all! The choice of venues may sometimes be mind-boggling. However, knowing exactly what you are looking for and sticking to that theme will help you select the perfect wedding venue.

Consulting a wedding planner

Planning out a wedding is no easy task! It is sure to take up most of your time and energy and resulting in an utter waste of money too. Meeting up with a professional wedding planner who has the necessary contacts and resources to get things done, this can save you a whole lot of trouble.

Fixing a budget

Financing the whole wedding is the biggest struggle for couples these days. There are tons of cost to consider, some of them being travel costs, venue, number of guests and so on. You can either pay for these services directly or invest in an all-inclusive wedding package.

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Some of the most romantic locales in the world are situated in Europe, which means that this is probably the best continent to consider if you’re planning a destination wedding.

Scotland

Boasting world-class hotels, beautiful country landscapes and historical locations, Scotland is one of Europe’s most popular wedding destinations. It’s also one of the best luxury holiday destinations in general.

Greece

This is a land where ancient history and modern luxury unite, making it a truly spectacular setting for a wedding. The resort town of Mykonos is renowned throughout the world, and appears on many blogs such as The Luxury Travel Channel.

The Balearic Islands

These island gems, which include Mallorca and Ibiza, are sensational Mediterranean locales to enter matrimony. You can choose from blissful beaches to sun-kissed mountains and even some party destinations if you want a vibrant wedding.

France

There’s probably no location more synonymous with romance to be in Europe than France. For luxury weddings abroad this is the most sought after place. From the Eiffel Tower, to internationally-acclaimed restaurants and hotels, France has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable wedding that will be the envy of everyone.

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Moc Chau Highlands

This place in Vietnam is nothing short of magical during the month of February as the cherry blossoms are in bloom just in time to sway in the wind as you take a walk down the path with your loved one.

Phang Nga Bay

Many top vacation destinations may come and go, but according to most local travel guides and blogs the likes of The Vacation Gateway, this place is romantic throughout the year. Take a cruise and look at the endless blues and clear waters below. If your idea of romance has a bit of adventure in it, you can always go diving too.

Ho Chi Minh City

This city in Vietnam has everything you’d ever want to spend a romantic vacation in. The elite restaurants and sky lounges of Ho Chi Minh City are infinite and you have a great variety of places to choose from, for that ultimate romantic night out.

Bagan, Myanmar

Myanmar is more of a mysteriously romantic vacation spot. If you are a couple who loves exploring and experiencing new cultures together, this is the place to be in.

Beach weddings are all fun and pretty smiles when you look back at it, but a lot of work goes into making it perfect, and we have a few must dos when it comes to a beach wedding.

Lighting

When one thinks of a beach wedding, the first idea that pops to mind is a dreamy Maldives island wedding at resorts the likes of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. The main rule to follow for the best wedding pictures is, lighting. Natural lighting is what you have to depend on at an outdoor wedding, therefore, time your wedding just right. Also, you can always have lights strung above the wedding if you don’t want to exchange your vows at noon.

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Image Credit: Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Make it fun

People love dressing up for weddings, and that means shoes. But, nobody wants to walk around with sandy footwear, so make it fun for the guests by giving a shoes optional invite.

Photography

This is a win at beach weddings unless the winds decide to blow harder during the shoot. Regardless, the pictures almost always end up looking amazing because of the panoramic scenery around.

Table Deco

Be it a canopied event or just plain outdoor beach weddings, the table decorations can amp the whole beach vibe if you choose right.

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With numerous romantic locations, the Bali offers the ideal setting for an unforgettable wedding celebration, be it a traditional Balinese ceremony or an intimate western-style reception. You can even choose from the venues and locations offered by reputed resorts such as Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali.

 

Initial Stages
Once the budget, the destination, where to stay, how to get there and who is attending the wedding has been decided on, other details such as the best time for weddings in Bali, the type of reception and where to spend the honeymoon can receive attention.

 

Beach weddings
There are many beautiful beach destinations in Bali and of course, finding a great one is not a challenge at all. You have the option of choosing either a daytime wedding with the golden sun beaming upon you or a sunset wedding and a reception under the stars.

 

Garden weddings
Garden weddings are an excellent choice as Bali is blessed with a tropical climate that allows for lush vegetation. Tropical gardens make for a great opportunity for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Of course, evening time is the best time to plan a garden wedding in Bali where you can make use of traditional lanterns, fairy lights, votive candles and of course, the moonlight to create a magical event that you nor your guests will forget.

 

Weddings atop a cliff
If it has always been a dream to get married across a cliff, then Bali is the right place. A wedding atop a cliff is guaranteed to be a dramatic and unforgettable affair, especially when teamed with the island’s signature warm climate and stunning beach backdrops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Image Credit - Park Hotel Alexandra
Image Credit – Park Hotel Alexandra

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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