So, you and your eternal flame have made it past the initial connection on a dating app, the awkward first date, getting to know each other, and the romantic proposal. Once your wife or husband-to-be has said “yes”, all you’ve got to do now is organize the most amazing wedding, right?
While planning a wedding might seem exciting, there’s a lot that goes into it. If anything, choosing your wedding location is nerve-wracking. Whether your love will be forever- or not in some cases- the cost of a wedding can easily outlast a marriage. According to different experts, it’s important that a couple starts of their life together on the right foot financially.
Ensuring that your finances are on the right track will not only save both of you your hard-earned money but can possibly save your marriage down the line. This is why it isn’t unheard of to hear of couples arranging their weddings to dream locations years in advance. Speaking of wedding locations, most couples would prefer that their weddings were in locations that inspired their future lives.
We went ahead to find out which cities were best to get married in. Take a look.
There’s no doubt that the coastlines of Croatia carry some magic along them. Think about the picturesque towns, the awe-inspiring vistas and the clear blue water. While the beaches aren’t as sandy as other beaches, one of the biggest advantages of bookmarking Istria, Croatia as your wedding destination is that tourists haven’t put it on their radar as compared to other locations.
Istria is famous for its delicious food and excellent wine. If your wedding guests decide to stay back for a couple of days after the wedding, there’s a lot for them to do such as water sports or relaxing visits to the medieval towns. If you’re looking at possible wedding venues, you should definitely consider the Menghetti Wine Hotel. It’ll offer you and your guests a great feeling of being “away from it all” as you exchange your nuptials and entertain your guests. There are also plenty of private villas you can look into to add that extra “oomph” to your destination wedding.
Brooklyn, New York
While everyone has always been in love with the idea of a wedding in Manhattan, we do think Brooklyn should be top of our list. Brooklyn, New York has become a must-visit for tourists, and, what’s more, it has slowly become a wedding destination hotspot. Not only does the area have plenty of restaurants, cool bars, hotels, and shops, it’s fresh, lively, and vibrant. If your wedding guests want to explore some of New York’s sights, all they’ve got to do is get onto the subway.
For some possible wedding venues, check out Brooklyn Grange or The Stable, and excellent private space at the famous Brooklyn Italian restaurant, Frankies 457. This luxurious space can accommodate up to 70 people if you book the garden and only 40 for a seated dinner.
There was never going to be any doubt that the Greek island of Santorini had to make it to this list. The island is revered for the breathtaking sea views, epic white-washed architecture, and black sand beaches. This Greek Island is one of the first places anyone planning a destination wedding would think about.
However, if you travel when school is in session and carefully consider the resort you want to stay at, you can have the exclusive event you want and still escape the traffic. If you choose this destination for your wedding, you may want to travel between September-November or April-May.
Some possible wedding venues in Santorini include Le Ciel, El Viento Windmill Villa, or Grace Hotel Santorini which’s gracefully balanced on a clifftop overlooking the sea.
If you’re looking to have a wedding in a city that’s vibrant, Marrakech is probably worth looking into. Whether you’re simply eating delicious street food at the main square or exploring the bazaar, the cities liveliness will add some life to your event. As with any other wedding destination, it’s important to consider whether there’ll be any activities for your guests to indulge in after the wedding.
When it comes to this, Marrakech doesn’t disappoint and there are lots of activities for your guests to indulge in post-wedding. When it comes to the actual wedding, you don’t have to worry that there’ll be too many people around. There are lots of hotels and riads available to offer the essential get-away-from-it-all environment as well as a romantic ambiance.
If you do settle on Marrakech as your wedding destination, you should consider going between September-November or March-May. Possible wedding venues include Amajena or Palais Namaskar if you’re looking for luxury venues. For a more garden-y venue, consider La Mamounia or Riad Siwan for a mix between a traditional and contemporary aesthetic.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is the ultimate wedding destination for those who are looking for high-end luxury, glamour, and glitz. No other city comes close to Dubai when it comes to wedding destinations. Whether the flight is long or short-haul depending on where you’re coming from, it’s definitely worth the journey.
If you can, try to center your welcoming event around one of Dubai’s delicious Friday brunches. They offer includes unlimited drinks and food at Dubai’s leading restaurants and hotels. The best time to wed in Dubai is between November-March. Possible wedding venues include the Royal Mirage if you’re up for the glamour it provides or Anantara The Palm Dubai for exclusive overwater villas. If you’re looking for something different and unique, book the Bab Al Shams resort.
Once you’ve picked the perfect wedding venue for yourself, ensure you give sufficient time for your wedding guests to plan for their stay. If you’ve been dreaming of a destination wedding but don’t have a spouse yet, don’t worry. With apps such as Be Together, you can meet hundreds of potential matches that might just be the ones you’ve been waiting for.