More and more couples are forsaking the traditional wedding and opting for a wedding or combined wedding and honeymoon on far-flung shores for a taste of paradise as they begin married life together. Here are some of top wedding locations in the world to suit beach babes, culture vultures and night owls in love!
Bali has always been a popular choice for weddings and honeymoons and the online tour operator TropicalSky.co.uk and major tour operator Kuoni both organise Bali wedding packages. A seven-night wedding and honeymoon package with Tropical Sky costs from £2,099pp at the hotel Melia Bali located on Nusa Dua beach – and you can also upgrade from the Classic Wedding and Honeymoon package in Bali to the Premium package. Kuoni have wedding packages in Bali from £1,140.
Weddings in more unusual locations are becoming more popular as a way of marking your marriage – and China is one of the countries where a traditional western wedding is now possible, followed by a cultural honeymoon for those who prefer not to spend their time in beach locations. For more information about getting married in Beijing or even on the Great Wall of China, try World.Weddings.com
Mexico is becoming an increasingly popular choice of holiday for weddings and both Thomson and First Choice tour operators have wedding packages available from UK airports. First Choice has a wide range of hotels in resorts like Cancun or Riviera Maya, including spa hotels for some extra pampering pre-wedding and on honeymoon. Thomson also has a great selection of wedding hotels in Mexico – and is also the only UK tour operator offering the Sensatori Mexico hotel for weddings and honeymoons.
The Seychelles Islands are not only perfect for honeymoons in paradise, but also for weddings, too. The Seychelles is perfect for island-hopping honeymoons and also offers a wide range of luxury hotels for weddings. There are also irresistible offers at some of the hotels – stay for a minimum of six nights at the Paradise Sun Hotel Praslin Island with JustSeychelles.com and your wedding is free! A seven-night stay in the Seychelles can cost from under £1,500pp at some Seychelles hotels, so your wedding need not necessarily mean missing out on that honeymoon in paradise.
USA – Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the classic American Dream for couples getting married, but you do not necessarily have to say “I do” in a drive through or at an Elvis-themed wedding chapel if you wed in Vegas. UK online travel agent Destinology.co.uk offers a Las Vegas wedding at the Deluxe 5-star hotel The Venetian departing from London airports – and special offers are available. Las Vegas is a great wedding destination for couples and their families who love nightlife and hot weather – and Las Vegas’s many casinos and clubs will definitely bring more than a touch of bling to your wedding celebrations.
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