Marriage is a monumental breakthrough in someone’s life and deserves the best efforts in celebrating them. For most of us, this is hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime event that is best done through a social gathering of sorts. Since the start of their adolescence, many have already been dreaming of their big day, walking down the aisle or waiting for their loved one to walk down the aisle.
When people dream of their wedding, the first thing that comes into mind is where it would be done. The location of a wedding is chosen for it usually holds a deep and significant meaning to the couple.
A rising trend, nowadays, is destination weddings. These are weddings that are done in a different country. They are much more intimate than traditional weddings as destination weddings are celebrated with only a few specially chosen guests. Often, weddings have become a very public event hauling hundreds and hundreds of guests, which loses the personal meaning of the event.
Here are some of the top locations around the world that might help you in your search for the perfect venue for your big day.
A trip to Costa Rica can either be the romantic getaway you’ve always dreamed of or just plain disaster. If you are more of an indoor cat, then Costa Rica is not the place for you. This Central American country is for outdoor lovers who are not afraid to get wet and dirty.
Costa Rica has plenty of rainforests and lush jungles teeming with life. The scenery is so beautiful that you can opt to use this as the backdrop for your wedding photos instead of a computer-generated background.
Aside from the green foliage, the sparkling blue waters of Costa Rica would not be beaten when it comes to aesthetics. Choose whether you want a Costa Rica Wedding that is forest or beach themed. Pro tip: Get a local wedding planner so you do not get scammed out of your money.
Goa may be India’s smallest state but it is also the richest and most literate. Goa’s main attraction is its relaxing golden sand beaches. If you want a magical beach wedding under the sunset, then Goa is one of your best choices. This is a paradise hidden from the rest of the world. Unlike the Bahamas or the Carribean Islands that are tourist-infested, Goa provides its visitors with a quiet atmosphere that will give you the privacy needed to intensify the intimacy in your wedding
Shop til you drop at the flea markets of Goa. It is guaranteed that you and your guests will go home with luggage filled with jewellery, accessories, handmade crafts, etc. Because of its colonial history, Goa’s cuisine is a delectable mix between Indian and Portuguese cuisine. The spices and seasonings create tantalizing dishes that your tastebuds will never forget.
Getting married in Goa, India is an experience that you and your partner will treasure for the rest of your lives.
A volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek Islands, Santorini is a marvellous location for a wedding. Because of its natural beauty, Santorini currently ranks as one of the top locations for couples to get married in. The landscape and seascape of this island are partly due to the volcanic explosion that occurred around 1630 BCE turning this Aegean island into a flooded crescent caldera. Many historians also believe that this is how the myth of Atlantis originated.
Santorini, Greece is world-famous for its one-of-a-kind view of sunsets. Watch the sun fully disappear over the horizon. Imagine a picture of yourself tying the knot with the sun setting behind you draping the surrounding area with an orange hue. After the wedding, experience Greek culture by exploring Santorini and its neighbouring towns. There, you will be able to feel blasted in the past as you encounter cave houses, ancient gardens and vineyards, and tiny churches. Speaking of vineyards, Santorini is surrounded by centuries-old vineyards that helped Greek’s viticulture. Because of the climate, the grapes are sweeter than the rest of the world’s.
The simple lifestyle of the Greeks will also astound you. Our fast-paced lives will come to a standstill at this magical place and you can truly relax, shedding away all the problems of your everyday life.
Dubbed as the Land of Eternal Spring, Guatemala is an adventure. There are a lot of activities and attractions to fill your time that it would be a crime not to extend your stay in Guatemala.
The natural landscape of Guatemala is a sight to behold. With ancient Mayan ruins, stunning lakes, volcanoes, nature lovers will have the time of their lives just exploring these natural wonders. If you and your partner are thinking of having an outdoor wedding, then Guatemala should be on top of your list of potential locations.
Barbados is best known for its white beaches and warm waters. Its laidback lifestyle is also definitely one for the books. You would be hard-pressed to find a stressed resident of Barbados.
One of the biggest attractions of Barbados is its sea turtles. The Hawksbill and the Leatherback Turtles, two of the world’s rarest sea creatures could be found in Barbados. Animal lovers don’t have to be scared for the sake of these turtles as the Barbados government is exerting strong efforts into protecting them. There even is a 24 hr hotline to monitor sea turtle sightings and a response team in case of any emergencies.
Getting married in Barbados is a great wedding destination as it also makes for a marvellous honeymoon destination. The cuisine in Barbados is also mouthwatering which will provide you and your guests with appetizing meals.