Where would you go for a destination wedding?

So apparently weddings in the UK are even more expensive than they are in America. This article says that the average is 21,000 GBP whereas in 2008 the American average was about $22,000.

Anyway, the article goes on to list some wedding destinations that would be cheaper than the UK. America even gets a few mentions:

Quickie weddings got a glamorous overhaul at the beginning of the year, when the Manhattan Marriage Bureau opened at 141 Worth Street. The 20s building has an art-deco feel, and the elegant wedding chapels feature artwork on loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The wedding licence costs just $25, leaving you plenty of spare bucks for cocktails and horse-drawn carriage rides round Central Park.

Banff, Canada gets a mention. So does Vienna. However, something sounds right to me about Italy (if I were going to renew my vows or whatever) since that’s where I wanted to get married 8 years ago but never figured out how to get it done there:

To give your nuptials a classic Italian feel, try the southern region of Puglia. It offers all the beauty and atmosphere of Tuscany, with far fewer holidaying Brits. The Masseria Torre Coccaro, on the coast between Bari and Brindisi, is a small hotel with a beautiful 17th-century chapel where a priest can perform the wedding ceremony before you sit down to a traditional Pugliese banquet in the picturesque courtyard. The Coccaro’s sister hotel, the Torre Maizza, is an ideal honeymoon spot – just 10 minutes’ walk away and close to Puglia’s unspoilt beaches.

Anyway, interesting article with 5 or 6 pages of cool wedding ideas.

After months of wedding preparations, from unique wedding invitations to dinner rehearsals, now you can finally enjoy your wedding honeymoon together.

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  1. Brian says:

    My daughter had a destination wedding.

    30-35 people travelled from the Midwest to Laguna Beach, CA

    Wedding on the beach at sunset.

    Gorgeous weather and scenic beauty.

    Small wedding dinner in a room at a local restaurant . A great time was had by all.

    Most people stayed 4-5 days and we partied and had a great time for the entire period.

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