Despite the cost, destination weddings remain popular for 2020. It is a trend that has been growing for a while now and it looks set to continue to do so.
Understandably, glamorous, destinations where warm weather is all but guaranteed still top the list. That means venues in the UAE and the Caribbean are still booking up fast. But, increasingly brides and grooms are choosing to marry in Europe.
With its golden sands and wall to wall sunshine, the romantic island of Cyprus ticks all of the boxes. For brides and grooms who are working with a fairly limited budget, this is a particularly good choice.
Here are the top Cypriot wedding destinations:
- Nissi Beach
- Ayia Napa
The bohemian party island of Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is a great destination for all kinds of couples. Of course, it caters particularly well for party people. But, there is another side to the “white isle”.
Parts of the island are still quite secluded and the hippy dream is still very much alive and kicking there. So, if you want a bohemian style wedding, Ibiza could be perfect or you.
The most popular Ibiza wedding destinations and venues include:
- Aiyanna beachfront
- Amante cove
- The Cotton Beach Club – Cala Tarida
- Elements, Benirras
The sophisticated island of Rhodes, Greece
The entire island of Rhodes has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its wedding industry is well-developed and still growing in popularity. They really know what they are doing.
The most popular wedding spots on Rhodes are:
- St Paul’s Bay and Lindos Beach
- Skala beach
- Kallithea beach
The beautiful city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
The historic city of Dubrovnik is situated on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Couples who get married here have the best of both worlds. They can choose to marry with the sea as a backdrop or to exchange their vows in one of the city’s many historic buildings. Most of the weddings take place in hotels or villas.
But there are one or two spectacular spaces in the city that are particularly popular.
The most popular wedding locations include:
- The Sponza Palace
- The Art Gallery
- The Mediterranean Garden
Booking a beachside wedding usually means that you get a good accommodation deal for you and your wedding guests. But, you do need to book well in advance.
Stunning Sorrento, Italy
The town of Sorrento is located high above the Bay of Naples. Currently, it is mainly hotels and villa owners who offer wedding packages here.
But, in time you can expect that to change as the local lemon orchard owners realize that there is also a market for more rustic style weddings. The Foreigners Club is a particularly popular destination.
Other European wedding destinations to consider
There are also some wonderful European wedding destinations that could be described as up and coming. These are places where the industry has only been going for a few years.
Generally speaking, because they are still getting established, they represent great value for money.
We suggest that you take a look at any wedding venue on Malta and the Blue Lagoon, Olu Deniz in Turkey.
Are you planning an overseas Wedding?
Hopefully, these wonderful European destinations will have given you some ideas about where you and your husband/wife to be could choose to say your wedding vows and start your new life together.
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