Always dreamt of saying “I do” with swathes of white sand beneath your feet? It might be a cliché, but who cares when it’s perfection? Barbados has everything you need: luxurious landscapes, beach side hotels (prepped and ready to take the sting out of the planning for you) plus a setting that’s pure paradise.
This country has it all. Cerulean cenotes and azure Caribbean waters on one side, tumbling Pacific waves landing on palm fringed beaches on the other, as well as quaint colonial towns or fertile forests in the middle. Combine this variety with its Latina party spirit and world-famous cuisine, Mexico has all the ingredients for a celebration to remember, wherever you choose to have it.
Lake Como, Italy
With lush green mountains surrounding the crystal clear fresh water lake, the iconic landscape at Lake Como in northern Italy has made it a popular choice for luxury weddings abroad. Take your pick from the charming villages and grand old towns that sprinkle the lake’s shores, with pastel coloured villas draped in fragrant flowers and green vines.
India’s boho beach destination, Goa, gives you plenty to choose from for a destination wedding. With its heritage as a hippie favourite, it’s the perfect spot for a laid back celebration on the shores of the ocean or on lush river banks. But no-one does a wedding quite like the Indians, so if you want an all-out bash in an opulent resort to mark your big day, Goa will deliver.
If you’re after a Greek Island wedding, you’ve got rich pickings of picturesque venues to choose from, with an abundance of photo-ready beaches around the archipelago. With its whitewash Mediterranean architecture and spectacular panoramas across the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a stunning destination. Plate smashing optional.
Don’t be fooled that Ibiza is all package holidays and super clubs. In the island’s quieter corners, you’ll find some delightful venues with spectacular vistas across the Med. Those who know where to look will find farmhouse retreats with bougainvillea-clad walls that make the perfectly photogenic backdrop for a jet set wedding.
South of France
Medieval villages straight from the lid of a chocolate box, with their narrow cobbled streets, stone-walled courtyards and a wisteria-clad chapel, are prime territory for Brits looking for the perfect fairytale wedding. Whether the setting is a rustic village or a rural chateau, the South of France is always picture perfect.
A Vegas wedding doesn’t have to mean a seedy, late-night affair that no one can quite remember the next day. Breaks in Las Vegas are about one thing: fun. And you can be sure that if you get hitched in Sin City, you and your guests will have a night to remember. With stacks of grand hotels, fine restaurants and the cream of the world’s entertainment all in one place, it’s easy to party hard and keep it classy.
Are you going to a wedding abroad this summer? Book your flights and hotel now!