Friday Five – Top Far-Flung Beach Wedding Locations For 2014

07/03/2014 | 1

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In recent years, the number of couples choosing to get married abroad has been steadily growing. A 2013 report published by LV= travel insurance found that one in six married British couples had tied the knot abroad in the past five years, which is a whole lot of worldwide weddings!

 

Last week’s Friday Five brought you the Top European Wedding Locations for 2014 to inspire you on your quest in finding the perfect place to say ‘I Do’.

This week the search has widened to include every worldwide wedding location but with a particular focus on far-flung beach venues for all you boho brides out there.

 

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If you are looking for your big day to be totally unique, with guaranteed sunshiny skies and wow-factor white sands, then these are the destinations for you. Tropical destination weddings have never been hotter!

 

A further afield wedding trip can create a once in a lifetime holiday for you, your family and your friends, however do bear in mind that not all of your nearest and dearest will be able to make this type of long haul trip with you. It’s imperative to decide on what’s truly important to you and for your wedding day before definitely deciding on your destination.

 

Here’s a guide to the top five far-flung beach wedding locations for 2014….

 

Bali

 

There’s nowhere more alluring or exotic to hold your destination day than Bali. The ocean view venues in Bali are out of this world. Couples can tie the knot on breathtaking cliff tops, bleached white sand beachfronts or inside impressive chapels, followed by a romantic outdoor reception held in the manicured gardens of exclusive, private villas or luxurious hotels that look out over the crystal-clear turquoise waters, before the wedding party watch the sensational sunset.

 

All of this lavish luxury comes at a much more reasonable price than it would back at home, which ensures that this idyllic island is continuously topping the worldwide wedding popularity charts. 

 

Take a look at the Destination Wedding Guide to Getting Married in Bali for ideas, inspiration and contacts.

 

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Thailand

 

Wow your wedding guests by saying ‘I Do’ in tropical Thailand. Known as the land of smiles, the hospitality and top-notch service which can be found in Thailand is second to non. From blissful beachside bashes to luxurious, serene hotel weddings, your guests will enjoy a world-renowned five star experience which still exudes with traditional Thai charm.

 

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Sri Lanka

 

Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular choice for destination days. An increasingly visited hot spot for holiday makers who are looking for somewhere that is still a little off the beaten track, Sri Lanka also has great value luxury on offer for brides and grooms-to-be.

 

This tropical paradise would create the perfect backdrop to your destination day, and if being unique is your objective then Sri Lanka certainly fits the bill. Enjoy your ceremony outdoors on one of the glistening golden beaches with the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet before riding off into the sunset on the back of an elephant!

 

Good flight connections from the capital Colombo mean that it is easy to combine a Sri Lankan wedding with a honeymoon in the Maldives.

 

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Mexico

 

Destination weddings in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and Tulum region are an the increase. With upscale immaculate accommodations on beautiful stretches of beach you can see why The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau reported a 20% uplift in the number of destination weddings in 2013 over 2012.

 

If you were trying to dream up the perfect beachside destination wedding location then images like the ones below of Mexico would probably come to mind. Most Mexico weddings take place on the silky white sand, surrounded by the rolling azure waves while palm trees gently blow in the background from the light ocean breeze. Sounds blissful? It most certainly is!

 

Browse through these beyond-beautiful Mexico marriages for ideas and inspiration.

 

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The Caribbean

 

The Caribbean is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and it has long been one of the most popular overseas wedding locales. With so many heavenly islands to choose from there’s somewhere which will compliment every couples needs and which will suit every budget.

 

Clear waters, world-famous beaches and outstanding natural beauty is combined with character, charm and colour – creating an irresistible wedding venue. Being a well-liked location guarantees that there are oodles of options and a plethora of people who have been in the wedding industry for some time, ensuring that your Caribbean ceremony can be arranged with ease and peace of mind.

 

Take a look at this magical Montego Bay wedding for more ideas and inspiration.

 

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Are any of these delightful destinations making your heart skip a beat? Could a far-flung beach location create the wedding of your dreams?

 

 

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