Destination weddings are an incredibly intimate way to be wed, and an even better way to get a head start on your honeymoon. You wake up married in a place you call paradise, next to the one you love –what more could be perfect?
How about not breaking your bank, or those of your wedding guests?
A destination wedding is often a source of stress or frustration for those obligated to attend, and can lay down some awkward bad karma on your special day, and no one needs any of that.
We selected our favourite top destination wedding locations and compiled them into this list for your inspiration and enjoyment.
While not all of them are fully economical, they’re all the stuff of wedding fantasies. If you have any thoughts or comments, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Brisbane wedding venues are as historical as they are enthralling; from the Greek Orthodox Church of St George, to the immaculate Customs House, there is a wedding venue for every history buff or fine dining connoisseur.
Surrounded by palm trees, warm breezes and earthy air, this laid-back part of the world down under exudes class and harkens to a simpler time. Brisbane is a true gem in the wedding circuit.
If it’s something a little less formal you’re after, Thailand is the spot for your destination wedding.
The Land of Smiles is a place to take in paradise over an incredibly rich meal, while not breaking the bank, and receiving all of the perks of any top tourist destination in the tropics.
Thailand is large enough to find many a private and intimate wedding venue, and it also makes a wonderful honeymoon destination. With rugged terrain, some of the world’s best scuba diving opportunities, and a massive selection of activities to choose from ranging from bungee jumping to mountain climbing, Thailand is a great place for the adventurous honeymooner.
With its rich culture and humble people, you can guarantee you will be well looked after.
Another affordable and incredibly beautiful wedding locale is Mexico, namely Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.
Cancun is the perfect place for young couples to wed, with all of their student debt and mortgage debt-to-be in tow. Puerto Vallarta is slightly more upscale, and for those with a little more bank to disburse on the joyous occasion.
Another great location, much akin to Brisbane for its role as a mecca for historical architecture and classy wedding venues.
Imagine a wedding followed by canals, gondola rides, and kisses stolen under bridges –just like in the movies.
Who wouldn’t want to get married or honeymoon in the city of one of the greatest love stories of all time?
Anywhere in France
Of course. How on earth could we dream of leaving this gorgeous country out?
Walk the streets trotted along deep in conversation in the film Before Sunrise, host your wedding at a venue that flashed past the big screen in Amelie, or along the road in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Drink coffee in a cafe where Hemingway wrote his novels, and take in the local-crafted masterpieces painted by Van Gogh.
France is rich with love and romance, fine dining enriched with deeply flavourful foods, and impeccable sights –making it an ageless, classic location for any destination wedding.