Do you know how much the average Australian wedding costs now? It’s $36,000 and that’s big chunk of change to drop on a single day’s activity when you can get married and have a honeymoon for less overseas.
But where do you go for a destination wedding? Well we’ve got some great ideas for you but don’t forget these are a starting point; you’ll need to talk to us to develop the perfect destination wedding. You’re unique and you want the best start to married life; don’t get fooled into taking a package wedding – it won’t save you money but it might cost you a lot in happiness.
Fiji – The Island ParadiseFiji loves to host weddings for couples from overseas and Aussies love to get married in Fiji. In fact, nearly half of all destination weddings in the country are for Aussies now. That’s because it’s close to Australia, it’s easy to get to and it’s downright beautiful.
You can get that perfect beach wedding in Fiji and your guests will usually be only too happy to come too because it’s not that far from home.
Bali – Indonesia’s Happy PlaceSure, there are parts of Bali which are over developed and not ideal for weddings but there are other parts of the island which are still a snippet of paradise. The airport is excellent and it’s cheap to get flights from Australia in and out of Bali direct. It is still a little complex to organise a legal wedding but it can be done. There are some restrictions though! Some couples may opt to go for a ceremonial wedding in Bali and a formal registration at home.
The island’s Hindi culture won’t interfere with having a few drinks to celebrate the happy day either.
Thailand – The Land Of SmilesThailand used to be a bit awkward to get married in but today it’s becoming a really popular place to go. It’s a low cost destination but one with a long history of serving guests from overseas in just the right way.
They call Thailand the “Land of Smiles” and it shows in the care and hospitality that you’ll receive if you get married there.
The Cook Islands – South Pacific HeavenThe Cook Islands is becoming a really popular destination for weddings for Australians. That’s because it shares political links with New Zealand and offers endless beautiful beaches and snorkeling spots. It’s a little remote but that’s half the beauty of it – it means that your wedding is the subject of everyone’s attention.
Tahiti – Polynesian PleasureIt’s a more classic destination wedding venue but for a good reason; Tahiti has been showing Aussies hospitality for a very long time now. It’s hard to imagine a more romantic spot than standing on a Tahitian beach with the waves lapping at your toes, with the sun breaking over you as you say your vows. Legal weddings require some advance paperwork and a visit to the town hall, but it is easy to do a symbolic ceremony if you don’t have the time for this.
Italy And EuropeItaly is a sunny and romantic destination and while Europe might seem a long way from Australia; there’s plenty of shared culture and amazing destinations. Marriage in Europe is pretty straightforward too and recognition back home is never a problem.
Don’t Go Online And Book – Plan Your Wedding With A Travel AgentIf you want your wedding to be truly unique and special; you need to call me to discuss the way that a destination can work for you and your love. I’ve spent thirty years working with destinations to deliver dream weddings. Contact me today and let’s get working on yours.
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