How to choose your wedding destination

How to choose a destination weddings location?

Aside from an emotional or personal preference, most couples choose a wedding destination on 5 conditions; easy of planning, ease of travel, perfect climate, stunning venue, within your budget.
 
1) Ease of planning.
This is the most critical condition.
No matter how beautiful the destination or venue and disregarding an acceptable cost difference, you want your wedding to be unforgettable and above all, stress-free! 
So make sure that whoever is planning your wedding, understands and attends to your wishes.
He or she must have the experience and contacts to make it all work and give you 100% confidence that he or she will create your dream wedding.  
 
2) Ease of travel. 
Since all guests need to travel to your destination of choice, the availability, duration and cost of flights is an important topic to consider.
What good is a destination when a part of your guests are not attending because travelling is too complicated, or too costly?
 
3) Climate. 
What good is having a stunning venue booked for an outdoor wedding when it's raining? 
Of course, nobody can control the weather. Still, the Spanish Costa Blanca, listed in the WHO top 10 of best climate worldwide has the perfect conditions for an outdoor wedding, with very little chance of rain and ideal temperatures during the wedding season.
 
4) Venue. 
Though initially couples often start looking for 'the perfect venue', this condition only comes in fourth. 
All 5 conditions are essential.
A perfect venue is like the icing on the cake when all other conditions are met.
 
5) Cost
This is the fifth condition because it's crucial that the wedding fits into your budget. 
If not all of the above conditions are fulfilled, then cost won't make up for an unforgettable wedding.
 
Costa Blanca Events meets all of the above conditions.
We're very experienced and personal wedding planners in an area with 3 international airports, making flights widely available and cheap.
The main airport is only a 30-minute drive from our most chosen venues. We work with more than 30 carefully selected venues.
We have negotiated exclusive deals with our venues, caterers, suppliers and accommodations in a country which is already considered as having the best value for money!

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Destination weddings locations

The location or venue is the foundation of your wedding. If the foundation is right, then we can create your dream wedding there.

That's why we're so cautious in selecting which venues we work with.

We work with more than 30 carefully selected destination weddings locations with whom we've negotiated exclusive deals.

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What are the best places for destination weddings

The list of wedding destinations is endless, and which of them is the best for you depends on; your preferences, travel requirements, administrative requirements, ease of planning and of course, budget.

Your preferences;
Whereas most couples prefer an outdoor wedding in a sunny, seafront venue, others may prefer a mountain setting, vibrant city or a 'classical' destination such as Las Vegas.
 
The wedding couple may also have some personal preference, a special place from their childhood, or where they first met, etc.
 
Apart from these personal preferences, there are other important factors to consider ;
 
Ease of travelling to the destination ;
Which airlines, which airports, cost of airline tickets, transfer from airport to destination weddings, etc.
Choosing a destination which is difficult or costly to travel to may result in a part of your guests not attending.

Costs at destination ;
Accommodation and the cost of living can be costly in some destinations.
If so, guests may find attending your wedding too expensive.
 
Requirements and laws regarding civil weddings;
Each country has its own requirements for allowing civil weddings.
 
Service & flexibility or organising the wedding;
Are there local wedding planner organisations, and what service do they offer?
 
The necessity of pre-wedding travels;
Is it required for you to travel to the wedding destination to plan for your wedding? 
Often it's necessary to go to the destination to arrange for the marriage license, paperwork, etc...

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What are the most popular wedding destinations?

This depends on your home country, guest list and budget.
The further you and your guests need to travel, the harder it will be for them to attend.

If you're planning a small, intimate wedding, then your guest list will consist of your closest family and friends.
They won't mind taking the time and spending the money.

But if you're planning on inviting a lot of guests, then you may want to choose a closer destination.

Finally, if you have guests coming from all over the world, you may want to choose a destination which is easy and cheap to reach for the majority of your guests.

For Europeans, the most popular destinations are Spain, Italy and France.
For US citizens, Hawaii and surrounding islands are popular, as well as the Caribbean. 

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What is the easiest place to get married abroad?

The answer to 'What is the easiest place to get married abroad' is simple; the destination where there is a trustworthy, experienced wedding planner that takes care of everything.

Planning a destination wedding yourself is not a simple task, regardless of the destination.

Have a look at our 'how to choose your wedding destination' page.

If you've found a destination that meets those criteria, then you've definitely found the easiest place to get married abroad.

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What is the cheapest place to get married abroad?

The answer to 'what is the cheapest place to get married abroad' depend on who's paying.

As the wedding couple, according to wedding etiquette, you only pay for the wedding.

But guests need to pay for their travel, accommodation, etc. expenses.

So, unless you're planning a simple elopement, you also need to consider the cost for your guest.

What's cheap for you, maybe very expensive for them. 

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Choosing an affordable wedding destination

Choosing an affordable wedding destination is not easy. You not only need to look at the cost of the wedding but also at those for guests.

And of course, what's affordable for one, maybe expensive for someone else.

That's why we recommend defining your budget.

Once you know the amount you can spend on your wedding, you'll be able to look and compare the destinations that are affordable for you.

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Private wedding venues abroad

A private venue is one that is rented exclusively for your wedding.
Only you, your guests and the venue staff and vendors will be present.

A private venue usually has a higher rental cost than those that are open to the public on other days.

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Romantic wedding destinations

The definition of a romantic venue is different for each wedding couple; a castle, traditional finca, farmhouse, vineyard or a beach.

Most brides have a clear image of that makes a romantic wedding venue for them.

As wedding planners, it's up to us to make that dream, a dream wedding.

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Best beach destination wedding

The best beach destination wedding is the one that perfectly fulfils the wedding couples' dream.

There are some stunning beaches around the world, but not all may be ideal for your wedding.

Imagine a fairytale-like beach, in some exotic destination, great, huh?

A wedding is all about celebrating your love and commitment in the presence of your family and friends.

So you need to make sure that they will attend.

Choosing a beach in a destination which is easy and affordable to travel to increases the chance that those who are important to you will attend.

At Costa Blanca Events, we have some stunning beach venues which are easy and affordable to get to.

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Destination wedding resorts

A destination wedding resort is a - usually, vast - hotel which organises (destination) weddings.

Their primary interest is in accommodation and catering.

All other wedding services are for them of minor importance, but they know that they have to provide them to receive bookings.

Can a destination wedding resort meet the expectations of a wedding couple?

Yes, they can, if these expectations are within what the majority of wedding couples want.

But they're in no way comparable to the personal service and attention to detail we offer our wedding couples.

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Villa weddings abroad

Renting a villa, and organising your wedding there is one of the most common reasons for a disappointment.

Though owners often advertise their properties as destination wedding villas, more often than not, they not suitable for a wedding.

Most villas are located in urbanisations, with lots of neighbours.

If you plan on having a dance party until the early hours, well, you better forget about it.
One of the many neighbours is bound to call the police, and that's when your wedding party will stop, possibly with a massive fine on top.

At Costa Blanca Events, we don't take risks, which is why we don't offer private villas as a wedding venue.

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Island wedding destinations

An island may appear very romantic as a wedding destination, it also has some drawbacks.

An island usually has fewer airports, and fewer airlines flying to it, which makes flights on average more expensive.

Accommodations and other essential destination wedding services have more limited availability, which results in higher prices.

The same kind of beaches and venues usually are also available on the mainland.

For short, an island wedding is on average, not the best choice.

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Winter wedding destinations

A winter wedding can be truly magical or an absolute nightmare. The most important thing is to define what you want.

Snowy mountains with sub-zero temperatures or travelling to the other side of the globe where its summer, when in your home country its winter.

There is a way in between.

The Spanish Costa Blanca, for example, is one of the best winter wedding destinations.

In November, December and January, we generally have great, sunny days with pleasant temperatures.

True, the chance of rain is higher than in Spring or summer, so it's essential to choose a venue with an indoor 'plan B'.

But at Costa Blanca Events, we're here to help you, and make your winter wedding dream, a dream wedding., 

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