Has your fiancé just popped the question? Congratulations! We know how excited you must feel – and the good news is, your special day will feel even more amazing! Now the real fun can begin – planning your wedding! And one of the first things on your mind will be choosing a venue. But, before choosing your venue, you need to decide where you want to get married.
As we mentioned in our previous blog, more UK couples than ever are getting married abroad. This means that the options for couples planning their wedding are almost limitless. Whether you want a wedding on a sandy beach, in the Mediterranean countryside or even in the snowy Alps, there will be a perfect venue for you.
You may already have a preferred destination in mind, but with so many beautiful wedding destinations, there could be somewhere even more amazing out there! With that in mind, here are 10 perfect wedding locations that will simply take your breath away.
Paradise. Tahiti is infamous for its turquoise ocean, stunning rainforests and beautiful beaches. What’s more is that Tahiti is still relatively untouched – more tourists visit Hawaii in 10 days than visit Tahiti in a year! Once your guests have left, you and your husband could even stay nearby for your honeymoon, with the popular Four Seasons overwater bungalows in Bora Bora just a 50 minute flight away.
This stunning remote island, set in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is regularly included in ‘top wedding destination’ lists – and for a good reason! The weather is incredible all year round, there are miles of beautiful beaches and the list of things that guests can get up to whilst there is plentiful.
- Turks and Caicos
Why not tie the knot on one of the 40 beautiful islands in the Caribbean that make up Turks and Caicos? The stunning coral reefs which surround most of the islands make the perfect backdrop for a beach ceremony. You can even go whale watching! It’s also a popular destination for celebrities, with stars such as Kylie Jenner having stayed in some of the luxury villas and resorts.
Mauritius is another stunning beach wedding destination, with some of the best white-sand beaches in the world. Like Tahiti, the countless overwater bungalows make an ideal honeymoon location too. When you see the price of some wedding packages here, when compared to the price of UK weddings, you might be surprised!
There are so many options in Italy. You could tie the knot on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, in the stunning cities of Rome or Venice, or even by one of the picturesque lakes in Northern Italy. The weather in Italy is equally as beautiful as the scenery, with an average temperature of 18 degrees even in October!
The delicious Greek cuisine and stunning views alone should be enough to convince you to get married in Greece! You could have a fun beach ceremony, or say your vows to a view that you’ll never forget, in the coastal hills of Santorini.
With hot springs and beautiful waterfalls set amongst the volcanic rocks and snow, the Icelandic landscape makes for a very unique wedding. Guests can explore the stunning arctic scenery or even go dolphin and whale watching. If you’re lucky, you could see the infamous Northern Lights whilst there too.
- South Africa
Often described as ‘a world in one country’, South Africa could be the perfect destination for your wedding. With 2,174 miles of coast, there are some truly breathtaking beaches in South Africa. Or you could take a walk on the wild side – how about a safari wedding?
- Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is often voted as a favourite overseas wedding destination. There are plenty of reasons to tie the knot on this beautiful island off the coast of India. From the breathtaking white-sand beaches to the unique culture. Some flights also stop off in various destinations on the way, such as Mumbai or Dubai. Why not book a stopover flight via one of these fabulous cities and spend some time there before or after your big day?
- New York
Are you planning a winter wedding? There are few places more beautiful than New York around Christmas time, especially when it snows. New York makes for some fantastic wedding photographs – the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Central Station are among the most picturesque spots. It’s even known for couples to have their ceremony at the ‘Top of the Rock’, with a beautiful view of the whole of Manhattan. Why not stay a few extra days and go sightseeing with your husband?
There you have it – our 10 perfect wedding locations. Are you planning to get married outside of the UK? If one of the warmer destinations that we mentioned appeals to you, our Venus Informals collection was designed specifically for our beautiful brides who are getting married in hot destinations. Why not start the search for your dream dress today?