Stand out from the crowd with an unusual wedding destination

Destination weddings are becoming all the rage these days, but they started off being something that your adventurous friends did to be different to everyone else.

With one in five couples choosing to marry abroad, how can you now stand out from the rest?

Having a wedding in an unusual location takes marrying abroad to another level. It goes back to the originality of ten years ago when the bridal couple invited few, if any, guests and exchanging vows in a different country really did make you stand out.

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Luckily, the destination wedding industry has grown quickly and more and more countries are open to having non residents exchange their vows on the beach or at a tropical resort.

Destination wedding website has seen more wedding planners join recently from unusual destinations, all ready to showcase their wedding services to adventurous UK couples.

Belize in Central America is one of those countries. It’s the only English speaking country in the region, and the marriage legalities are quite simple, so it really does make a good alternative to getting married in nearby - and more conventional - destinations such as Mexico or Cuba.

With a long Caribbean coastline, and plenty of pretty islands dotted around, there are plenty of resorts and villas which offer wedding packages for non residents.

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Alternatively, why not sail down the Nile, exchanging your vows at a Red Sea resort, or watching the sun go down over the Pyramids after becoming husband and wife.

Further afield, couples should also consider Hawaii. Pacific weddings are more usual for North Americans but these islands do make a lovely location to exchange vows. There are many hotels and resorts here which offer tailored ceremonies, and it's really easy to arrange a marriage licence.

Charlotte Hand from said: “As we provide wedding information on a wide range of countries, we’re obviously delighted that different destinations are being considered by couples choosing to marry abroad.

“We are continually searching for new and unique locations to show our visitors, so as we grow ourselves we'll be sure to include even more wedding destinations couples may not have thought of before.”


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