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Thailand Flight Competition

13th November 2017

 
Win 2 Return Tickets
To Your Thailand Wedding
The odds are stacked in the favour of one lucky couple, who will Jet off to Thailand on us. Simply book your Wedding in Thailand with one of our planners and you will be entered into the Prize Draw to win 2 return Tickets to Thailand.
To enter into this awes...

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How to get Bang for your Buck

31st October 2017

Within moments of having been popped the big question (and saying yes of course), you and your partner are likely to start weighing up your options, so far as your wedding goes.
When, where and how much to spend will feature high in the list of decisions you will need to make over the coming weeks, so get...

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The Perfect Gift

22nd September 2017

Picture the perfect Wedding, in your dream location. The Sun, the Sand, the breathtaking Views, all in the company of the most special people in your life. The Ceremony is over and shortly after your Reception dinner comes the Wedding Gifts. Filled with excitement you tear the wrappings from a brand new, ...

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Santorini Report

3rd July 2017

My Santorini Wedding Adventure,
by Angela Woods
Last month, on the 23rd of May, I touched down on what I can only describe as being the most inspiring location I have ever visited. Even before I landed, the view from the aircraft as we made our approach into Santorini (Thira) International Airport, was li...

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Honeymooning in Style

1st May 2017

Figuring out how to plan a Destination Wedding is no easy task and for many brides the line between Wedding and Honeymoon, can become hard to differentiate.
But does the event of getting married overseas have to be Wedding and Honeymoon all in one?
Absolutely not!
One of the many advantages of a Destinati...

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Wedding Chicks Feature

20th March 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of excitement in the Wedding Destinations office and for good reason. One of our favourite Destination Weddings of all time has been picked to appear on the legendary ‘Wedding Chicks’ website, as a special feature.
Wedding Chicks is undoubtedly one of th...

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Phuket Weddings against the World

15th February 2017

Destination Wedding Phuket
As Australia’s number one destination wedding coordinator, Phuket Weddings are always high up in our list of coming events.Rivalling the popular wedding destination of Bali, Phuket in Thailand today accounts for the highest number of both enquiry and wedding bookings, which we m...

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How to make your reception swing

23rd January 2017

DJ Steve - Thailand

When planning a Destination Wedding, it is often easy to overlook the entertainment, in particularly, the Music. So to put things into perspective, we invited Thailand's most prominent Wedding DJ, Steve Bray to guide us through the ins and outs of Making your Reception Swing!
By Steve...

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The Specifics... Regarding the Pacific!

17th January 2017

For most brides located in Australia or New Zealand, there are two dominating regions to consider for a Destination Wedding.
The First is Asia, with locations such as Bali and Thailand at the forefront of this region offering endless options for all tastes and budgets.
Then comes The Pacific, a vast expan...

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Wedding Villa or Resort. You decide!

15th December 2016

This probably won’t come as too much of a surprise, but choosing the right venue for your destination wedding is pretty crucial to the whole wedding thing. Once decided upon the actual destination, you are then faced with the challenge of picking the appropriate wedding venue.
The trouble with choosing th...

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Thailand's Hidden Gems

15th November 2016

As you trawl the internet in search of wedding inspiration, one of the questions sure to be at the forefront of your mind, is where to get married. Whether or not you have already decided upon a Thai Wedding, what is likely, is that you have uncovered the endless options available in this popular Destinat...

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Keeping it Chic

20th October 2016

...Staying in Vogue
 Like it or not, weddings (yes, even Destination Weddings), are heavily influenced by fashion and the trends of the day. This of course can present certain challenges to brides planning their wedding 12 to 36 Months in advance.
It is not inconceivable that what’s in vogue today, might...

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Phuket vs Koh Samui

20th September 2016

A Clash of the Titans
 
When it comes to Destination Weddings, Thailand really is a heavy weight. And while there are literally hundreds of locations within this vast country, Phuket and Koh Samui are the consistent rivals, battling for that Heavy Weight Championship Belt.
Not surprisingly, when it comes ...

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Now is the time to choose an Overseas Wedding

2nd September 2016

For more than a decade, Destination Weddings have been on the rise and account for more than a quarter of all weddings taking place around the world. It is estimated that in the USA alone, Destination Weddings generate a staggering $16 billion in annual spending and this number continues to soar as couple...

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Lets Talk Santorini

24th August 2016

  
So, you have been exploring the possibility of Santorini as a wedding destination and you would undoubtedly have been awe struck by the utter beauty of this dream Wedding location.
But is beauty just skin deep or can Santorini back up its good looks?
You’ve seen the breath-taking photos, read the touri...

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Planning your Wedding Photos

4th August 2016

Images by Photo I am - Thailand
 
After all of the celebration, Pomp and Ceremony, the “Love and to Cherish” and “Until Death do us part” is over, arguably the next most important outcome of a wedding are the Photos.
During the run-up to your wedding, it’s easy and surprisingly common to overlook this mos...

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ABIA BAG

5th July 2016

Wedding Destinations are thrilled to be participating in the Australian Bridal Industry Academy's famous 'Bride and Groom Givaway' Competition, starting 5th July 2016.
To Enter this exciting competition and your opportunity to win one of the $75,000 worth of prizes click the below poster and follow link t...

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Want a Destination Wedding but don’t know where to start?

30th June 2016

If you are reading this blog, chances are that you have either already decided that a Destination Wedding is for you or you are trying to work out the pro’s and con’s to marrying overseas. Regardless of what stage you are at however, with all the information plastered around the internet, you are undoubte...

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Luxury Travel Guide Award 2016

28th June 2016

 

 
On the 28th of June 2016 Wedding Destinations received the exciting news, announcing that we have been successful in winning the prestigious ‘Luxury Travel Guide’ Award, for International Wedding Specialist of the Year.
 

 
The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism ...

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Press Release

20th May 2016

PRESS RELEASE
18th Victorian Annual Bridal Industry Awards
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One of Victoria’s finest wedding vendors, Wedding Destinations was honoured at the 2016 Victorian Annual Bridal Industry Awards held at Leonda by the Yarra, on th...

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ABIA

20th May 2016

On Monday the 16th of May 2016, the Wedding Destinations team attended the highly prestigious Australian Bridal Industry Awards  for the very first time in our history.
As first time nominees we were thrilled to have been nominated for such a coveted award and in such a tough category as 'Independent Wedd...

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The Advantages of having your Aussie wedding planner at the wedding

2nd April 2016

So your having a Destination Wedding and, if your smart, you have even hired a wedding planner based in your home country to assist you in choosing the right venues and the best local suppliers.  But when all the planning is done and you arrive at your destination, what really happens on your wedding day?...

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Santorini Weddings! What's all the fuss about?

8th August 2015

 
Greek Weddings and in particular Weddings in Santorini are for many Brides the recurring dream, that when deciding where to marry, overwhelmingly etches itself into your imagination. But don’t be too alarmed by this, you’re certainly not alone!
Call Santorini a Mediterranean Island and you will be quick...

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Indian Wedding in Phuket Part 3

27th July 2015

My plan was to come back to my hotel room after each of the main events during this wedding event and put up a blog post. But clearly that didn’t happen as I am writing this back at Wedding Destinations HQ in freezing cold Melbourne.
Well where do I start. The entire event was a huge success! I will break...

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Tackling the world of Indian weddings - Part 2

28th June 2015

Tackling the world of Indian Weddings – Part 2.
 
And we are all planned – the last two weeks have been intense with trying to finalise all the last minute details like the menus for the Henna & Oil as well as obtaining a final count on guest numbers and sorting out all payments.  We pushed to have it...

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Indian Wedding in Phuket - Part 1

28th June 2015

Deciding to tackle the world of Indian Weddings
 
Back in December we received a call from the mother of a bride asking if we can help them arrange her daughter’s Indian wedding in Phuket.  The couple were based out of Perth and we had had been receiving quite a few enquires from Indian couples who live i...

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Is my Destination Wedding Legal?

22nd June 2015

As you can imagine, getting married abroad and in a country with different laws, customs or religion, can present some unforeseen obstacles. If you are not prepared, things can get a little tricky and your marriage may not be recognised. Proof that you are free to get married or the requirement to reside ...

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19 Amazing Destination Wedding Invitation Ideas

19th June 2015

A destination wedding provides so many options for amazing themed invites. We’ve picked 19 of the most beautiful styles to inspire you as you plan for your wedding.
Lonely Planet Book
Image via AprilTwentyFive on Etsy

Lonely Planet is instantly recognisable to any traveller, so it’s the perfect way to te...

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Things To Do On Your Honeymoon Escape in Thailand

15th June 2015

Full of idyllic islands, beautiful beaches, and plenty of adventure, Thailand is an ideal honeymoon destination for almost any couple. If you are planning your honeymoon in Thailand, especially after your destination wedding there, don’t miss these exciting things to do.
Phuket
Thailand’s leading resort a...

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30 Tips for Writing Personal Wedding Vows

12th June 2015

Firstly, make sure your partner actually wants to write their own vows. Some people do like the traditional ones.
Decide how much you want to write yourselves - you may like to use the traditional vows with a few lines of your own at the end. Or, use the traditional vows and take out and alter the bits yo...

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8 Wedding Traditions From Around the World

12th June 2015

Weddings are long-standing traditions in almost every culture throughout the world. There are intimate weddings, culturally rich weddings, and those weddings where if you’re an outsider you might not know what’s going on. So what’s the story with these traditions? Is it religion or culture?
Some places ha...

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Why You Should Choose a Destination Wedding

12th June 2015

So your man has finally popped the question and you’re officially engaged. Congratulations! Have your feet touched the ground yet?
The weeks following an engagement announcement can be pretty hectic. Everybody is dying to see the ring, find out every juicy detail about the proposal, know dates, bridesmaid...

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Pacific Weddings vs Asia

31st May 2015

When trying to decide where to tie the knot, it’s important to know a little about the locations you have in mind. Weighing up the pros and cons can be a real balancing act and at first it’ makes sense to go with what you know.
For many Australians, destinations like Bali, Thailand and Fiji are fairly fam...

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The Advantages of booking early

2nd May 2015

 It’s funny how the word ‘Elope’ conjures images of running away somewhere romantic and hurriedly tying the knot with the one you love. Sometimes that is the case, but most of us prefer to take a little more time and get the arrangements of our wedding, just right.
Couples have traditionally planned their...

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Choosing a Wedding Location with a Twist

23rd April 2015

 
With so many awesome wedding destinations across the globe, how does one even begin to choose a location to tie the knot?
 For many a bride and groom, there will be destinations previously travelled and of course it makes perfect sense to choose a destination you have been to and loved.
 But wait, what ...

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Etiquette for the guests

12th November 2014

So you've just been invited to your first ever destination wedding and although you've been to several traditional weddings, you really don't have a clue what to expect and what is expected of you. No problem. We've put together a few tips to help you on your way.
Reply ASAP
As soon as the Save the Date C...

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Hens & bucks ideas abroad

11th November 2014

Although the main point of your focus is likely to be your wedding day itself, don't forget to pay attention to the Hen and Buck's nights, as these have the potential for some stories which you'll still be relating in years to come.
Whether your idea of a good time is some thing fairly quiet and small, or...

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Music list for destination wedding DJ

11th November 2014

Putting together a well though out play list of music for your wedding can make or break the event. As you approach the final stages of your planning, take a look at your line up of music. If you're hosting a destination wedding or a themed wedding, playing the right music can really help to set the tone....

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Live band, DJ or iPod?

11th November 2014

There's no doubt that choosing the right music for your wedding can make it go with a swing and one of the most important decisions is whether to choose a live band, a disc jockey or go it alone with an iPod. Let's look at the pros and cons of the different options:
Live Music
There's nothing quite like l...

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What the bride should wear

11th November 2014

Although planning a destination wedding can often be left in the hands of a skilled wedding planner, taking away a lot of the stress and worries of doing it all yourself, it still leaves the bride to worry about what should she wear to get married. Should it be a traditional wedding gown or something casu...

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Bridesmaids dresses for the beach

11th November 2014

So you've got your bridal gown sorted, now all you need do is choose your bridesmaids dresses for your beach wedding. Sounds like it could be fun shopping with the girls and you can make it a bit of a bonding occasion. However, finding a style which fits and flatters different shapes can be quite challeng...

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Tips on accessorising for your destination wedding

11th November 2014

Choosing the right accessories to wear with your bridal dress can make or break your look and it's really important to choose accessories which will enhance your appearance. Veils and long trains are likely to be out of the question with a beach wedding but there are still plenty of ways to accessorize yo...

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Top tricks for destination wedding hair

11th November 2014

For any bride planning a destination wedding the great news is that simple, natural hairstyles are the ones that work best and are certainly the easiest to accomplish. Start by looking in a few magazines and having a chat with your local stylist. Take along some pictures and discuss a few ideas to narrow ...

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Tips on planning your wedding flowers

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are an exciting way of turning your special day into a fun and fulfilling longer experience which you can both share with your guests. A destination wedding can throw up some challenges in its planning but often with the help of a wedding planner and an event theme, such as a beach we...

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Tips on personalising your destination wedding

11th November 2014

When it comes to adding a touch of your own personality to your destination wedding some couples feel a little overwhelmed. After all, just how do you make your wedding stand apart from another couple who have booked the same package? Couples ask how can we make it look like “our” day and not someone else...

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Table centrepieces ideas for your destination wedding

11th November 2014

For any wedding fabulous table centre pieces impress your guests and help to get them in the party mood. However, when you're planning a destination wedding, the thought of creating centre pieces which catch the eye can be quite daunting. The good news is that there are plenty of options for making your o...

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Colours & theming trends

11th November 2014

If you're planning on getting married in 2013, you may be wondering what colours and themes are likely to be in fashion and how you could incorporate them into your wedding, to make your special day memorable and unique to you.
So, let's take a look at some of the trends the wedding industry is predicting...

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Destination etiquette for the bride and groom

11th November 2014

As any bride is only too aware, getting married can be an expensive affair, and in the case of a destination wedding it can have a large financial bearing on family and friends. When you choose a destination wedding the expenses for your attendants and guests can rise far more than for an at home wedding,...

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Pre & Post wedding parties

11th November 2014

If you're planning a destination wedding then it's only realistic to expect that not everyone you want to invite will be able to attend. After all, you're asking guests to take time off work to spend what is almost a mini holiday with you and your groom. Apart from availability, the cost is far going to e...

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Things to include in your guest packs

11th November 2014

A welcome gift bag is the perfect way of thanking your guests for attending your wedding, whether you have 5 guests or 50. It can also be used as a means of welcoming them to the destination if you can't be there to greet them personally. Whilst welcome packs are appropriate for any wedding, they are even...

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Something special for your guests

11th November 2014

Although this is your wedding day, don't forget that your guests have made a big commitment to attend your destination wedding, and it's cost them much more than just the price of a wedding gift, too. So with this in mind, here's a few ideas of things you can do to make your guests feel appreciated.
Gift ...

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Save the Date ideas

11th November 2014

Save the date cards are intended to help your guests plan ahead and are often used by brides planning a destination wedding. There are no hard fast rules for when to send out your save a date cards, although 4-6 months is generally the preferred time scale. However with destination weddings they could be ...

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Destination weddng invitation ideas

11th November 2014

Since the invitation is likely to be one of the first things a guest sees relating to your wedding, make it memorable as well as informative. Whilst traditional wedding invitations usually feature square white card and black italic writing, you can really have some fun with destination wedding invitations...

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Favor ideas for your guests

11th November 2014

Although it's your special day it goes without saying that you want your guests to have a ball too. Giving wedding favors is a popular way of thanking your guests for coming and, in the case of a destination wedding, for making such a big commitment too. You may be struggling with ideas for what to give t...

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Ideas for songs to walk down the aisle to

11th November 2014

Choosing the right wedding ceremony music is an important part of the wedding planning as it has the ability to lift the senses and set the scene, getting your guests in the mood for a memorable destination wedding experience.

Live or recorded
The first thing is to decide whether you want live or recorde...

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Tips for writing your own vows

11th November 2014

You've probably gone to considerable lengths to add personal touches to your wedding reception to make your day memorable and unique to you, so why stick with tradition when it comes to your wedding ceremony? Exchanging vows that the two of you have written together will make your wedding even more specia...

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Introducing some local culture into your destination wedding

11th November 2014

Destination weddings not only give you some amazing back drops for your wedding photos but they are fun and unique and give you the chance to incorporate some local culture into both the ceremony and the reception to reflect your surroundings.
Plan a guided tour
Since a destination wedding is also a mini ...

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Including your honeymoon in with your wedding

11th November 2014

Less travel and money saving
One of the major benefits of a destination wedding is that you don't have to travel too far for your honeymoon. Depending on your choice of destination you can get married at a particular location and then stay on for a further period of honeymoon time, or you can get married ...

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How to transport your wedding attire

11th November 2014

Whether you're travelling half way around the world or just into another territory or state, making sure your bridal gown arrives safely is probably one of the most important factors for any bride. Destination weddings are growing in popularity and the safe transport of the wedding attire is a definite pr...

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Top 5 tips for the destination bride

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are growing in popularity for a variety of reasons but they're not without their challenges. For example there's the issue of navigating the culture/language barrier to arranging a wealth of activities for your guests to do. However, destination weddings are pretty amazing and good fu...

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Get married like a celebrity!

11th November 2014

For the majority of us destination weddings mean a relaxed fun day, getting wed in bare feet on the beach. It's also a chance to cut down on the guest list and not have to invite everyone your parents know, people you work with, and your next door neighbours. However, when it comes to celebrity destinatio...

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Wedding planner or DIY?

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are becoming more popular as couples become increasingly aware of the many benefits of getting hitched abroad. However, planning a wedding in another country does take a different sort of planning to that involved in planning a wedding on home territory. So the big question remains, s...

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Breaking the news

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are growing in popularity but the subject of sitting your family down and telling them your decision to wed overseas can often be a bit of a sticky subject, and it goes without saying that not everyone will be pleased to hear your news.
Pre warn family and friends
All families are dif...

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8 hot destination wedding trends

11th November 2014

Destination weddings are growing in popularity and they're fun and exciting; Not just for the bride and groom, but also for the guests who are presented with locations, cultures, and experiences, which they may otherwise never have tried.
Here are 8 destination wedding trends which are all helping to set ...

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Destination Wedding Insurance

11th November 2014

Wedding Insurance - why you really should say "I do"
Planning a wedding can mean an endless stream of sleepless nights as your brain refuses to let go of images of your photographer not turning up at the ceremony or of the caterer dropping the wedding cake. Or worse still, what if your heel got caught in ...

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What to Pack in Your Destination Wedding Emergency Kit

14th October 2014

Things don't always go to plan on your wedding day. At any wedding, it's a great idea to have a bridesmaid or relative carry an emergency kit for you.
Things don't always go to plan on your wedding day. At any wedding, it's a great idea to have a bridesmaid or relative carry an emergency kit for you. But ...

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Vanuatu for your Destination Wedding

20th June 2014

Having just returned from Vanuatu I really believe that this destination is an untouched undiscovered Paradise.  Firstly you can’t go past the genuine friendliness of the local people.  From the taxi drivers, hotel staff and porters to your room.  Nothing was too much trouble, if there were no pancakes at...

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Had you thought about Mexico for your honeymoon or wedding?

18th June 2014

It's Sharne here, I have just returned from a big trip away to South America; visiting Colombia, Mexico and a bit of California in America I would really love to share my experience from Mexico as this is truly a beautiful place for a destination wedding.
I do also think that when thinking about a destina...

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How to choose the perfect destination wedding location

25th February 2014

Feeling confused, overwhelmed? Don't know where to start? It's a huge decision for you and all your guests and you need to make sure you get it right. Well in our years of experienced we have found that actually deciding on your destination wedding location is the hardest decision you will have to make.  ...

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