Choosing a wedding location in a different country has unique obstacles, which includes figuring out the countries legal requirements in getting a wedding license.
These considerations will help you and your future spouse decide.
Places with sentimental value
Are there any places outside of the country that have special meaning to either of you? Consider family vacation spots from when you were growing up. Or, if you’ve vacationed together, one of those spots could be the perfect place to hold your wedding. Does one place have special meaning to both of you?
Don’t let your wedding planning get out of hand and consider the practicality of your wedding spot:
- Will your hypothetical wedding destination have affordable lodging for your guests?
- Is there an airport nearby with easy connections or is travelling to your location a logistical nightmare?
- Can the place comfortably fit all your wedding guests?
- Have you considered the climate and rainy seasons?
If you and your partner enjoy vacation spots with warmer temperatures, hosting a beach wedding in Mexico or Hawaii might be a good choice. If not, consider places with milder temperatures or tie the knot in a winter wedding atop a New Zealand mountain.
What kind of couple are you?
Ultimately, your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple. If you both enjoy adventurous getaways, make your wedding as exciting as you are by getting married underwater in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef or saying “I do” in a hot air balloon in Texas. If you’re both in touch with your playful, childish side, how about holding a Disneyworld wedding in Florida?
Think about your shared interests and use it to pick a destination that suits you both to a tee.