Now is the time to choose an Overseas Wedding

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 couples chose to take their vows, in exotic and luxurious international locations.

And as if these figures are not impressive enough, things are about to get even crazier. With more and more Luxury Resorts and Villas offering a variety of options to suit brides from all walks of life, even the local governments are sitting up and taking notice of this important sector of the tourism industry. Today the possibilities are almost endless.

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But it is not only the explosion in venues, nor the efforts of national tourism authorities that is about to take what was considered by many as a Wedding trend, to being the Wedding event of choice. There is in fact one more factor that is set to change the game for the foreseeable future. Whether or not you are a follower of current affairs, you may have noticed that fuel prices have dropped as much 50% in recent months and there is no indication that this is going to change any time soon. For the traveller or the Destination Bride, lower fuel costs also carries across to the aviation industry, Airlines!Bride plane1

In recent weeks Airlines have been releasing some pretty low Airfares and are the best if not better than they have been for almost a decade.

One of the biggest considerations when choosing a Destination Wedding is always the cost of flights not only for the Bride and Groom, but for the guests, so with the introduction of affordable price, suddenly a Destination Wedding is a very attractive prospect indeed.

Right now the Travel Industry as a whole is seeing a welcome increase in people taking holidays abroad and the overwhelming factor in the increase can be attributed to affordable flights.

If you are still deciding whether a Destination Wedding is financially viable for you and your guests, now is the time to speak to a Destination Wedding planner who has access to the most competitive flights out there. Wedding Destinations not only arrange stunning weddings around the world, but also boast a highly competitive in house Travel Agency that can match any Airfare.

There really hasn’t been a better time, to get married abroad.


Troy Woods:

Thanks for your on-the-ground insight Daniel.

We too have certainly seen a shift towards Koh Samui, which as you say, is in part due to the increase in Phuket Wedding prices and the Beach Wedding restrictions. There are of course some exceptions and affordable options with Beach access do exist in Phuket, such as the stunning Cape Panwa Resort, on the southern tip of the island.
To explore these options, Brides are always welcome to discuss Phuket or Samui weddings with one of our planners.
Websites such as yours Daniel also offer an invaluable perspective into Thailand Wedding Photography that is certain to promote a keen interest for this gorgeous destination, while inspiring couples already decided upon Thailand to get creative with their event.
Thanks again Daniel and we look forward to seeing more of your stunning work in the future.

Daniel Baci:

Great read!, I knew that the weather was better but didnt know why.. And yes Samui is my winner all around better!.. It the past 10+ years Thailand has been a huge growing market for destination wedding!, Phuket and Koh Samui in particular... Phuket's market being the bigger of the islands with the most venues, suppliers, the best photographer & videographers to choose from. However in the past few years weddings have decreased in Phuket and increased in Koh Samui and a few other Islands. Because Phuket banded its beach weddings and all private beaches are no longer private, huge crowds surrounding the wedding celebrations, oh and not to mention the prices for everything have gone up 30% or more, many people have moved over to Koh Samui to have their wedding, Samui has always been popular for weddings but in general they were smaller more simple weddings. Koh Samui with the growth of the market has really stepped up in quality and it has some of the most stunning wedding venues and locations in the world!, its much more private with amazing sea view, beach front villas and resorts making it the new leader for destination wedding couples around the world!.. Check out my website for more info regarding weddings in Thailand as I am a photographer & videographer who has shot over 300 weddings here http://www.dbaciphotography...

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