How do you make sure your destination wedding stands out and is not like everyone else’s?
You could consider buying a very unique, vintage wedding dress, and getting a custom design ring, for example, from DC Jewellery engagement rings. However, if you really want your special day to be unique, there is nothing like a destination wedding.
Destination weddings literally take you and your guests to another world, for a very special setting that you’ll never forget. Given everything that is going on in the world at the moment, some destinations are not as ideal to travel to as they used to. There are still some beautiful places that will make your wedding even more perfect.
Here are 6 interesting locations for destination weddings in 2020:
A destination wedding in Morocco is truly special: Think vibrant colours, textures, and spices. It is a great way to connect with the unique culture of the area, and experience authentic Moroccan food. Marrakech will be a special destination in 2020, being designate as Africa’s Capital of Culture.
Along with ancient gems such as the old walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll find this is a modern city too: It recently set up Africa’s first high-speed railway system. The brand new luxury Oberei hotel just opened its doors, being just one of many excellent wedding venues in the city.
Greece is a great place to get married, for many reasons. The whitewashed buildings shining in the sun, stunning coastlines, amazing food: Greece has it all. The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Santorini, a picture-perfect Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Greece has well and truly recovered from its economic issues of a few years ago, and is something of a phoenix rising from the flames at the moment, making 2020 the perfect time to hold your destination wedding here. To plan a destination wedding in Greece, check out these wedding planners.
A Santorini wedding has as its backdrop a dramatic volcano and endless, turquoise-coloured seas. The island offers a variety of options for venues, from beachside locations with breath-taking sunsets to elegant restaurants and wineries. Read: 10 Best Things to Do in Santorini on Your Honeymoon.
Siargao, The Philippines
Recently voted the “Best Island in the World” by Conde Nast Traveller, Siargao is a small, teardrop-shaped island on the Eastern-side of the Philippines. Long been a popular destination for surfers, it has risen to prominence in recent years thanks to its relaxed vibes and stunning nature.
The island is full of paradise beaches, forests of palm trees, emerald rock pools, underground caves, and stunning natural lagoons, all making perfect backdrops for your wedding ceremony. After the ceremony your guests can go island hopping to the tiny paradise islands that surround Siargao. The island also has a particular eco-friendly focus, making it ideal for eco-conscious weddings.
Drakensburg, South Africa
South Africa may conjure up images of elephants, lions and safaris. Yes they have those here, but there’s also stunning countryside, beautiful vineyards, and luxury hotels. This is also a great place to experience authentic African cuisine, steeped in unique flavours and spices.
Drakensberg is nestled in stunning countryside with the dramatic Drakensberg mountains rising behind. The area is home to excellent venues such as the Cathedral Peak Hotel with its own chapel and reception area on site, as well as a spa and nine-hole golf course.
There are many beautiful places to be married in France, so it is difficult to choose just one. However, it is hard to look past Paris: the city of lovers. This legendary city has stunning venues, a rich history and arguably some of the best food in the world. Your guest will also love visiting the many attractions this city has to offer, from the Eiffel Tower to its legendary museums such as the Louvre.
Paris is ideal for elegant and sophisticated weddings. You can choose between countless private mansions and stunning luxury palace hotel. A Paris wedding is particularly stunning in springtime, when the city is in bloom with flowers, or amongst the colourful leaves of autumn.
Destination weddings aren’t all about paradise beaches and tropical islands. Mountains and forests also make stunning locations for your special day, and for these you’ll find no better than Trondheim in Norway. The area has some beautiful spots to say your vows, such as the Kristiansten Fortress or the Old Towne Bridge.
For a truly special day, hold your wedding to coincide with the Northern Lights, which can be seen from here. What could be more spectacular than the ethereal colours of the Northern Lights lighting up the sky above your celebrations?