Destination Weddings On The Rise In Recent Years

For many couples, finding the best wedding venues in Phuket and other dream destinations plays a big role on how memorable their wedding days could be. Of course, a lot of work goes into the preparation of the event and so,

 

Rising Trend

According to a report, there are more and more couples looking into wedding venues in Phuket and other foreign destinations for their weddings.

 

A tourism company called Kuoni recently ran a study and published a report that reveals that this trend would most likely continue in 2018. There has been a notable 14% increase in the business from 2016 to 2017 alone.

 

One main reason why couples could be looking more into this option is the warmer climates in other regions. Southeast Asia, for example, and other tropical locations, enjoys a good amount of warmth all-year-round. Mauritius, according to their study, holds the first place as the most popular destination for weddings between 2017 and 2018.

 

Saint Lucia is a close second for both 2017 and 2018, and is thirteenth in the company’s list of most popular travel destinations.

 

Challenges

Clare Miller is a physiotherapist based in London. She is to be married this summer, and she and her husband to be decided to tie the knot in Croatia after a lovely visit in the country before.

 

She explains that they thought the location was stunning, and since her fiancé, Paul, is from Australia, they figured that they had a good excuse to have their wedding ceremony abroad.

 

One challenge they faced, however, is that many venues in Croatia catered to large events, and they wanted an intimate one for their wedding. Fortunately, they were able to find one that was just right for their needs, and their wedding is all set. Their budget had to be readjusted as well, as exchange rates affected fees and other expenses for the preparation.

 

However, the couple believes that it would have been impossible to find a similar location in other places.

 

According to Kuoni, however, destination weddings are not as exobirant as others may think it is. Couples usually spend an average of £7,500 while weddings in the UK, for example, could go up for as high as £27,161.

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