For many, your wedding day is the most important day of your life. Not only are you agreeing to spend the rest of your life with another, but you are also entering a new chapter of existence, with new responsibilities and expectations – and a change that big warrants a celebration to match.
Wedding planning can be hectic and stressful, so much so that some people have made a whole career out of it. Yet, it’s still important to take your time and organize a day that you will be happy with, which means checking all the details and making decisions.
One of the most important choices to start with is the location and venue. You have to consider the number of guests, accessibility, size, facilities, as well as personal preference. Some opt for practical choices, other for more beautiful ones, and some for a mixture of both. There are a variety of wedding trends that are currently popular from breach weddings to traditional church ones, but more and more people are thinking about having their big day abroad.
Common choices are France, Spain and Greece due to their relative affordability and beautiful coast, but there are other less common options to consider too. In this quick guide, we are going to walk through some of the more unconventional wedding destinations around the globe. Hopefully, this will inspire you when planning your own big day.
Iceland is a popular holiday destination but it’s rarely considered when it comes to wedding destinations, despite being one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, Iceland is geographically unusual and plays host to glaciers, volcanos, mountains and waterfalls all at once, not to mention the beautiful Northern Lights which attract visitors each year.
Whilst a little cold, Iceland is a great wedding destination if you want a beautiful and unique setting for your wedding pictures. Additionally, the country is perfectly placed between the American continent and the European one, ensuring relatively easy access for wherever your guests live.
England isn’t always the first consideration when people search for a luxurious or attractive wedding destination, yet, it is repeatedly named as one of the most attractive places in the world. Whilst English cities tend to be fairly developed, the countryside is significantly more open with beautiful rolling hills and greenery.
The English Midlands is a particularly good example of this. Derbyshire’s Peak District plays host to some of the countries most incredible views that make for amazing wedding photos. Additionally, the region is nearby Derby and Nottingham, two major cities with a host of wedding venues, attractions and reception locations to ensure a great afterparty. If you’re looking for somewhere with sweeping landscape views, it’s hard to do much better than this.
Finally, we have Japan, a destination that can cater to a host of different tastes. Japan has a huge variety of different landscapes and experiences, making it suitable for almost all the different styles of weddings, from wild mountainside affairs to more traditional choices.
Depending on what time of year you have your big day, you can enjoy a variety of climates in Japan from warm and sunny to cold and snowy. Additionally, the Japanese people are extremely accommodating and welcoming, making organizing your wedding significantly easier.
Whatever style of wedding you are looking to create, there is usually a destination around the globe that caters to your needs and preferences. This list is just an introduction to some of the available options, don’t hesitate to do your own research and find a location that works for your budget or style.