So, you’ve found “the one”! You have fallen in love with that unique being with whom you plan to spend the rest of your days. Now you are on the search for an equally unique wedding that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime and beyond. A TripWix destination wedding could be just the right answer.
Destination weddings have grown in popularity over the last two decades for a variety of reasons. They are a particularly attractive option for second marriages and couples who want their wedding day to be a true reflection of their personal tastes and personalities. Sometimes, getting married abroad is the only way to find that special location which ticks all the boxes.
While statistics show that most destination weddings take place in some tropical location with sunny weather on tap, couples are also looking for other kinds of destinations to host unique nuptials. As such, vineyard weddings, adventure weddings and city destinations are becoming more popular.
Advantages of Getting Married Abroad
Destination weddings come with many advantages.
SETTING – Firstly, you can choose unique, beautiful scenery that sets your special day apart from your usual surroundings. With TripWix, you can select from mountain views, sweeping ocean vistas, sandy beaches, vineyards, city rooftop views and more.
WEATHER – We can advise you on locations with the best probability for the kind of weather you seek for your big day, whether that be a bright sunny climate or a moody autumn setting.
EXTENDED CELEBRATIONS – When compared to traditional western weddings, a destination wedding will often extend over a longer period. Couples usually prepare special activities and events to keep their wedding guests entertained for three or more days. You can easily create a bank of fabulous memories that will remain for a lifetime. At TripWix, we can help you with all of this, too.
INTIMACY – As a rough estimate, usually 50% of the guests you invite will be able to attend a destination wedding. So, generally speaking, weddings abroad tend to be smaller, more intimate affairs with some couples opting to invite just a few of their closest family and friends, or indeed, no guests at all.
WEDDING-MOONS – For couples that have limited time for travel, choosing a destination wedding means you can combine your wedding and honeymoon in one fabulous getaway.
Your Day, Your Way
Designing a wedding ceremony, reception party and all the trimmings that go towards making your big day as special as you and your partner can seem daunting, but at TripWix we offer several services to help you with your wedding arrangements:
WEDDING PLANNERS – We work with local wedding planners and coordinators in each of our locations and can put you in touch with the best of the best to design your wedding.
PARTY PLACES – The TripWix collection contains a number of Party Places that are perfect for hosting special events like weddings. Likewise, we can suggest other properties that can be suitably adapted to your wishes, once we know what you envisage.
LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS – If you already have a wedding planner in place and want us to help you find amazing accommodations for your guests, we can do that too. We can suggest stunning homes to host extended families as well as villas that can sleep all your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Tell us what you need, and we’ll find a way.
REHEARSAL DINNERS – Many of the homes in the TripWix collection make stunning venues for special events that take place before and after your big day. For example: rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions and intimate gatherings.
Why are destination weddings popular for second marriages?
Destination weddings are an incredible option for second (or third, or fourth…)-marriage couples who want to make a clear distinction between their previous wedding(s). You may feel less pressure to host a large wedding and it can be a great way to turn a wedding into a family getaway. This is a bonus if you have children. Most couples want to create a unique experience that sets their day apart, marking a new start.
How Long to Stay
Depending on the intricacies of your wedding and the level of control you give to your wedding planner, you should plan for at least a week in your destination, especially if you are crossing time zones. The average stay for your guests is usually around 3 days – longer if you have chosen a far-flung destination. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time before and after your wedding for downtime.
Looking for some more expert guidance on a destination for your wedding? Contact us today or call us on:
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