Get married Abroad: Everything About the Destination Wedding!

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No, we are not trying to impress you with trendy American expressions. The wedding destination really exists, and simply involves organizing your wedding abroad . This trend from the United States is developing more and more in France, so we make the point to enlighten all this with our experts Sandra of Diamond Royal Events and Charlotte de Com’une Orchidée  Paris .

Why organize a wedding abroad?

“For the change of scenery and intimacy” answers Charlotte, from Com’une Orchidée . The destination weddings usually taking place in small groups, it is the ideal opportunity to live an incredible experience in an intimate setting . For Sandra, from Diamond Royal Events , cultural and family factors also come into play: “Often, these are mixed marriages , for which a part of the family already resides in the chosen country, or of married couples who wish to return in a favorite destination , or on the place of the marriage proposal . “

What are the most popular destinations?

“Last year, requests for Thailand were the most numerous,” says Charlotte. To meet this demand, the team of Com’une Orchidee  has selected as the home base the beautiful island of Koh Samui.  “Safeguarding mass tourism, this paradise island offers many opportunities for weddings at the water’s edge, with the Asian touch and more!” Sandra shares this verdict , and adds destinations like the Maghreb countries , in Morocco, which is very popular among married people, even if it depends primarily on people’s taste , culture and history. as a couple, “she says.

How is the organization organized?

On the organizational side, we can only advise you to call wedding planners specializing in weddings abroad: “it is very difficult to have good prices when you are a foreigner, AND an individual ” says Sandra. “When asking for quotations and starting negotiations , we often do this simple test that shows the difference in treatment.: we contact first as an individual, and then as an agency of professionals. The price gap is striking! “No obligation to take a wedding planner to take care of A to Z of your wedding, but better to call on a true pro for orchestration from start to finish. distance and price negotiation.

What are the elements to take into account?

First, the wedding destination requires an organization even more upstream than a traditional wedding (ie more than a year in advance so). Then, ” the budget is more consequent , which means that the destination wedding is rather reserved for weddings in small groups , with no more than 30 people on average ” explains Sandra. Some guests will have to make the trip, and “in some cases the bride and groom take care of the purchase of airline tickets .” Also take into account the availability of your guests, who will have to lay more days off (on average one week specifies Sandra). Finally, plan special administrative procedures to have all the necessary legal documents (identity card and passport in force, birth certificate, etc.).

What are the main disadvantages?

The destination wedding may have more or less disadvantages depending on whether a part of the family is present on site or not. So, if you have a limited budget , you must reserve this unique moment of your life to a small committee of elected officials .

Sandra also warns that “some countries may not allow a marriage , that is why we prefer the most common weddings type secular ceremony . ” Better to be warned! Finally, you will experience some complications due to air transport, such as the risk of exceeding weight, and also … losing your business! “The best thing is still in these cases to” carry your dress in hand luggage to prevent it from being lost in nature “recommends Sandra.

What could it look like?

Know from the start that it will be difficult to involve all your favorite providers. Those you can “take with you” are the photographer and the hairdresser / makeup artist , says Sandra. On the other hand, for the caterer, florist and decoration , it will be necessary to comply with the offer on the spot. In terms of reception venues, here are the small nuggets found by the team of Com’une orchid : “Our first stop was at the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort . The charm operated instantly . The rooms and villas have views of the bay and the sunsets are more beautiful. If you like romance, this is the place to go! “

“Then,  Nikki Beach  welcomed us. A trendy resort, it’s an idyllic place where music and parties are everywhere. It offers five wedding packages including two with traditional Thai ceremonies for lovers of Asian culture. This is the perfect hotel if you like festive nights. “

“The  Four Seasons , meanwhile could be described as sumptuous . Surrounded by lush vegetation, it allows you to keep your privacy while savoring the pleasures of an outdoor bath or a dip in your private pool . Two wedding packages are offered: with a lay ceremony or traditional Thai ceremony . It is also the only one that offers you a renewal of vows. In short, it’s a pretty piece of paradise. “

”  Melati Beach  is the fourth hotel to have received us. A place known for its calm, it also has an advantage that will seduce more than one, because it has another establishment, located in the heart of Chaweng , known for one of the liveliest cities of the island . It offers three wedding packages including the signature package, very complete with transfer between the hotel and the airport, on-class room, romantic dinner, cooking class, massage … Perfect for a hassle-free wedding or with children! “

On the D-day, all the brides dream of resembling a princess, on the arm of their prince charming! What better than an incredible castle for this desire to become reality? If you want to escape to Italy, land of romance, we have the place for you. The  Castle Borghese , located in the heart of 20 hectares of nature reserve, between land and sea, will capsize your heart …

Do you like Italy but you need a helping hand to organize your big day? InTo Italy Events wedding planning  agency can help you have a wedding that lives up to your expectations! Its services are flexible and customizable, the priority is to realize your dreams. A wedding in Italy, a marriage proposal, a renewal of vows or a wedding anniversary? The agency helps you in all your projects!

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