Destination weddings are so hot right now! Who wants to get married at home, when you can get married somewhere exotic, and all your friends and family can have a holiday at the same time? Destination weddings are great because they bring the wedding party together so closely – everyone really gets a chance to know each other, which can be even more special to the bride and groom.
So, where are the best spots to go for a destination wedding? From Australia to the middle of the ocean, let’s see where is hot for weddings.
1. Maui, Hawaii
A mainstay of destination weddings for couples worldwide is the infamous Hawaii. Lush tropical surrounds, that gorgeous Hawaiian culture, the perfect spot to take off from on your honeymoon to the states… Hawaii is definitely a gorgeous place for a destination wedding, and Maui is a favourite of many. This location is also great for older guests as access is generally quite good. You may also like this spot as it may mean fewer guests – travelling to Hawaii may be out of the reach of some, which is perfect if you want a quieter wedding.
The perfect wedding dress: Rebecca Ingrim Naomi
2. Koh Samui, Thailand
One of our close neighbours, Thailand, is next on the list. Thailand is a popular spot for destination weddings as it is inexpensive to fly there and wedding packages are very cheap overall. Flight time from Australia is not too long either – what more could you ask for? Koh Samui is a very popular spot for destination weddings, so you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding packages, many of which include accommodation, too.
The perfect wedding dress: Pronovias Druida
3. Hamilton Island, QLD
Prefer somewhere that’s not going to require everyone to have valid passports, but is still an island destination? Then you would do well to consider Queensland’s Hamilton Island. This island is known throughout Australia as being one of our nicest wedding destinations. Have your wedding on Hamilton Island and then kick up your feet on your honeymoon over at the nearby 5 star resort on Hayman Island.
The perfect wedding dress: Maggie Sottero Payson
4. Bali, Indonesia
Always on holidays in Bali? Why not go over there for your wedding, too? If you love spending time in this neighbouring island, then you’ll love having your wedding over at one of the island’s spectacular resorts. Uluwatu is a particular favourite among bridal couples for its picturesque views and secluded and spectacular resorts. Guests can take off and explore other areas of the island on their trip away.
The perfect wedding dress: Sottero and Midgley Gavin
5. Margaret River, WA
Love wine? Then a destination wedding in WA’s Margaret River wine region might be on the cards. With gorgeous wineries dotted throughout the region, many have stunning structures that have been designed with weddings in mind. Hire out a winery for your big day, and explore others in the region in the lead-up. There are also cheese and chocolate factories to explore and caves in the region. Accommodation nearby on the beach makes this an award winning wedding destination hotspot.
The perfect wedding dress: Rebecca Ingrim Diana
6. Boracay, Philippines
Want to marry at the most amazing white sands in the world, with a not too expensive price tag? Boracay might be your dream destination wedding location. If you’ve never been to the Philipines, then you are missing out. This dream beach is popular for weddings, not only because of the beautiful views but because of the wonderful people who also all speak perfect English, which makes organising a wedding overseas that much easier! Make sure to book well in advance and avoid rainy season (generally around July to November) to get the best out of this gorgeous island location.
The Perfect Wedding Dress: Pronovias Dranoe