Combining your destination wedding with a holiday in the sunshine is nothing new, but now many couples are deliberately scaling back on their guest list and reallocating their budget to a wedding-moon to really create some awesome wedding memories!
Married but no wedding
In recent years lots of couples have had to give up on their wedding plans in order to just contract their legal marriage without any ceremony.
In fact there are many couples who are married without any kind of wedding celebration at all – totally diddled out of the opportunity to wear that dream wedding dress and take those wedding photos they thought would be the ultimate record of their romantic commitment to each other.
Destination wedding elopements are on the increase
As a wedding celebrant in Spain, I am seeing a major trend towards micro weddings or elopements – and most booked at the very last minute!
Other overseas wedding suppliers are also reporting an increase in couples taking advantage of an easing of travel restrictions to not only book a holiday in the sunshine, but to also combine their vacation abroad with a wedding elopement ceremony.
Weddings plus honeymoons are definitely trending as a wedding-moon combo!
Strip back the guest list and book a wedding-moon.
It is obvious that bridal couples are changing their thinking to “quality over quantity” and making a positive decision to scale back their guest list and reallocate their wedding budget to a luxury elopement somewhere really special with a truly bespoke ceremony of commitment at the centre of their wedding.
Without having to afford to feed a large number of people, brides and grooms are spending their money on the best of everything.
Newly-weds and nearly-weds alike are really spoiling themselves to create romantic memories in the sunshine to last a lifetime captured by top destination wedding photographers
Romantic memories in the sunshine to last a lifetime
Combing your wedding with your honeymoon is not just restricted to newly-weds.
Remember all of those “married-but-no-wedding” couples? They too are booking warm climates and luxury destinations to combine a romantic holiday with a special wedding blessing, commitment ceremony or renewal of vows at the heart of their special vacation.
It is NEVER TOO LATE to wear your dream wedding outfit at a special ceremony of commitment.
It is NEVER TOO LATE to say your personal vows in the sunny destination wedding location of your dreams!
The benefits of a wedding-moon
This wedding-moon boom has tons of benefits
- Relaxed and ready for romance!
Enjoying some holiday time before your wedding leaves you tanned and relaxed and ready for your special day.
- Stress-free organisation
Fewer people, fewer decisions, fewer problems
- Selective invites
Quality time with those you love… or no one else at all on your honeymoon with you!
- Quality over quantity
Forget the sparkling wine, you really can afford the champagne options in everything
- Winter sunshine wedding
Take advantage of the extended wedding season overseas and be the envy of your friends as you enjoy the winter sunshine in your wedding dress!Book that ideal holiday destination, reach out to local wedding suppliers and have fun planning your stress free wedding-moon in the sun!
Author bio: Debbie Skyrme is Celebrant Spain. Award winning bilingual officiant of elopement, vow renewal and wedding ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.
Real wedding photos in Spain by kind permission of Michal Carbol
Spain wedding flowers Ana Mena Arte Floral
Spain wedding dresses Teressa Ninu Atelier
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