For many people, a wedding only happens once. After all, the marriage vow includes a promise to be together forever, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health.
Because of that, couples work hard to make their wedding day – from the ceremony itself down to the reception – a very memorable one. They spend a lot, and oftentimes, they invite a lot of guests.
One of the most recent trends is having a destination wedding. By definition, a destination wedding is one that is held in a place far from both where the partners lived as singles and where they are going to live as a married couple. Usually, the couple chooses a tropical destination where they can relax and soak up the sun.
In this article, we present three islands that make for an ideal venue of your much anticipated destination wedding.
Boracay, The Philippines
The island of Boracay in the province of Aklan in the Philippines is consistently ranked as among the most beautiful islands in the world. We really cannot blame those who voted for it, because this place is pristine and awe-inspiring. Its white sand is truly powdery and the seas that surround it are so clear you can see the seabed without effort.
This island is now even more beautiful because it just came out of its first rehabilitative period. In May 2018, it was closed to both local and foreign tourists to make way for clearing efforts to rid the island of illegal structures, wrongfully installed drainage systems, and other elements that can contribute to the island’s destruction.
The island is so serene, relaxing, and pretty that you will most probably still smile when you reminisce about your wedding there even if you are in the middle of negotiations for the division of property in a divorce (just kidding!).
To some, the Indonesian island of Bali is a paradise like they always see in the movies. There’s a reason why Bali is a popular destination for honeymooners and tourists alike. If you’re looking for that picture-perfect island destination, this island has beautiful things to offer.
Besides its serene beaches, Bali is also known for its many cliffs that provide a very picturesque view of the open seas and the vast horizon. The setting or rising of the sun (depending on where exactly on the island you are located) will surely serve as a romantic backdrop for your exchange of vows and sweet first kiss as a married couple.
A very welcome bonus to the Bali experience is the fact that the people there are almost always in full display of their unique culture. Rites and cultural festivals are celebrated at many different points throughout the year, giving visitors a socially and physically colorful sight to behold.
We’ve all seen a photo of Santorini, and boy the sight is just breathtaking! The island is filled with immaculately white houses and blue-domed churches and other structures, providing a picture-perfect backdrop for your exchange of promises of love.
There are Santorini wedding planners that you could contact to make things a lot easier for you. They practically take care of everything, from translating your papers to Greek up to preparing the venue for the ceremony and celebrations.