More of us than ever are saying hasta la vista to our hometowns and jetting off across the world to get married. And why not? The benefits are huge. From saving money on venues and catering to the fact that you get to start the honeymoon early! If you’re looking for some inspiration, or just like looking at beautiful wedding venues, check out this list…
Jamaica is a really popular choice for wedding jet setters. The distance forces lots of couples to get thorough with their invites and create an intimate wedding instead. Surrounded by your closest friends and family on a white sandy beach, it’s easy to see why people love to get married here. What’s more, after staying on the island for just 24 hours, couples just have to show their passports and a copy of a birth certificate and they can buy a $50 marriage license. Follow the service with a relaxed BBQ on the beach and some drinks, in true laid-back Jamaican style.
This is probably the top dream wedding destination of choice for many couples. Romanticised in films for years, a Hawaii wedding offers the most beautiful backdrop to your new life and Mr. and Mrs. The clifftops, mountains, and crystal clear waters and sure to be a hit with guests too. Again, just like Jamaica, marriage licenses are cheap in Hawaii and could save you a lot of money. You can be flexible with your dates to, Hawaii enjoys a great climate year round.
Sea Island, Georgia
If you’re looking for a little privacy and intimacy, bring your wedding party to Sea Island in Georgia. This beautiful little spot is famed for its oceanfront setting. Watch ships roll by and indulge in some horseback riding or tennis before the big day. The only visitors to the island are guests of the two resorts, so you can be assured some privacy during your stay. Head to Sea Island late spring and late summer, June is the start of the hurricane season.
If food and romance are your thing, you really can’t beat Italy. Whether you opt for laid-back Lake Como or the vivacious Venice, Italy has it all. Cobbled streets, awe-inspiring architecture, and the odd gondola, Italy is one of the capitals of love. At a Mediterranean wedding expect style, sophistication, and plenty of home-cooked delicious food.
If you’re more of a party couple and want to rip up the rule book, Las Vegas is the dream destination for you. With its chapels on the Strip, casinos, and hotels, it’s a popular choice amongst those looking for a quick wedding and an amazing nightlife. If you want, an Elvis impersonator could even preside over your ceremony.