There is no denying that the day of the wedding is one of the most important and life-changing days of a person’s life. Couples go to great lengths to make this day the most special day of their lives and strive for excellence – whether it is the dress, the décor, the invitations, the wedding cake, or the engagement rings. But perhaps the one thing that really sets apart a wedding from others and leaves a lasting impact is the venue.
One of the most important aspects to look at when choosing a venue for your big day is how picturesque the location is and how ‘instagrammable’ it is – after all when all is said and done, it is the memories captured in pictures that stay with you forever. And why not convert the most memorable day of your life into the best vacation you ever had? Therefore the answer to both these requirements is a destination wedding. There are numerous places in the world to choose from when choosing a location for your destination wedding, and we have made a list of places where you can celebrate your big day in 2020.
Imagine getting married at a beach, with the golden sunset in the background, warm ocean breeze blowing through your hair – that is what a destination wedding is all about. And there are a few better beach locations for a destination wedding than Jamaica. Jamaica is easily one of the best locations for a destination wedding for various reasons.
Firstly, it blessed in abundance with natural beauty like the pure golden sunsets and the miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Secondly, it caters to all requirements – from luxury resorts, villas, and hotels to budget locations. Thirdly, it offers a very intense and rich cultural experience which includes its world-famous music, food, and liveliness.
Jamaica has this festive vibe in the air, and that adds to the festivities of your wedding. From beach-front resorts to waterfall backdrops, tall mountains, springs, and rivers, you will be spoiled for choice when choosing the landscape for your dream destination wedding in Jamaica.
Rose Hall weddings offer multiple locations set against backdrops of waterfalls, green landscapes, beaches, and historical landscapes. Their team of experts can also help you through the planning process by ensuring you get your dream wedding according to your budget.
One of the all-time favorites for destination weddings, Santorini never goes out of style. The contrast of white churches in the backdrop of dark blue water is a sight for sore eyes. The sunsets in Santorini are surreal, the people are friendly, and the place is magical. Santorini is also a top honeymoon destination, so once the guests leave you can stay and enjoy your honeymoon without any more traveling. So that is two destinations packed into one. If you are looking for an island location for your destination wedding, nothing beats the island of Santorini. It is a little bit towards the expensive side, every penny spent here is worth it.
Why not give a touch of a fairytale to your big day, after all that is the type of romance you are looking for in your marriage! Portugal has plenty of magical castles where you can have your fairy-tale wedding and feel like princes and princesses on your big day. If you are looking for those fantastical vibes for your wedding, this is the place for you. Other than castles, Portugal is also home to some very picturesque beaches which you can choose for your wedding.
Magical beaches, surreal landscape, elephants, good food, rich culture, world-class resorts – enough to ignite your destination wedding fantasies? Thailand is one of the top romantic wedding destinations in the world and there are plenty of wedding packages, options, and venues available in Thailand that cater to all budgets and requirements. Two of the top locations within Thailand are Phuket and Koh Samui islands which offer beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxe resorts. Thailand is an exotic gem where the people getting married and people attending the marriage both will be thrilled to be present.
Looking to go somewhere off the beaten track? Sunny and sandy beaches, not your thing? Want your wedding destination to be unique? Well, Iceland is just the place for you. Iceland is a place that brings you close to the earth, nature, and more importantly closer to each other, thus a perfect place for your intimate day.
A wedding in Iceland will be a nature-inspired wedding where the wild scenery will you and your guests in complete awe. It is a small island but you will be spoiled for choice when choosing an outdoor venue for the wedding as it is home to glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, and the famous Blue Lagoon. Even the food here is unique as is the scenery, like the fermented shark and pickled ram’s testicles. Fish and lamb recipes of Iceland cuisine are also sure to blow your mind. Thus if you want your wedding to be clearly stand out from others, there are few places better and unique than Iceland.
The reason that destination weddings are considered intimate is that only a select few of your close friends and family know about and are invited to the wedding, and the destination is usually the place for both the wedding and the honeymoon. The places discussed above in the article are ideal to celebrate your big day as they will give you some memory capturing eternal photographs with the views they have to offer, the ambiance and vibes of these locations will multiply the euphoria of the day, the guests will experience a vacation and a wedding at the same location, and you will remember your big day with a wide smile for the rest of your life!
Have you ever planned a destination wedding? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments below!