The popularity of the destination wedding has grown leaps and bounds when you think it was virtually unheard of just ten years ago. The destination wedding of today is now considered common and accounts for over 10% of all North American weddings.
Couples like that they can combine their wedding with a vacation for family and friends and at a cost cheaper than a wedding they would have at home. When you factor in the cost of the venue, food, drinks, entertainment and whatever other costs involved for your wedding at home, the destination wedding often comes in under budget.
So now that the “uncommon” destination wedding has become “common”, we have stepped even further ahead with couples looking for ways to incorporate their interests and hobbies with more unique ideas, themes and wedding venues than your typical destination wedding packages offered at most resorts.
You can have your wedding, your way. Most resorts know how important this day is to you and will cater to your every whim, for an additional cost of course. They will go above and beyond to ensure couples will get to experience the wedding of their dreams. All you have to do is ask!
We have come across some weddings that are very unique to say the least! How about a “Sub-Zero Wedding”? A recent trend sees couples getting married at below temperatures in Ice Bars! For example, the “Absolut Ice Bar” in London is just one of a few European Ice Bars that have registered themselves as wedding venues. Another craze on the rise is “Hot Air Balloon Weddings” where you say your vows at sunrise while gently floating over the Rocky Mountains or the Nevada Desert or can you imagine over the Serengeti!
In 2008, a British couple married while strapped to the wings of a plane! The groom on one plane, and the bride right beside him on the other and the minister was strapped backwards facing the couple on another plane. Over a hundred guests watched from the ground and listened to the vows on loud speakers.
In the near future, look for Space Weddings. And for a mere $2.2 million, Richard Branson of Virgin Galatic can make it happen, taking you 62 miles up in the air for a one-hour ceremony. What a wedding album that would be!
And can you believe that you can actually get married on the top of Mount Everest? There has been only one other couple to take this leap. As they climbed to the peak, they took off their oxygen masks to say their vows and have a quick kiss, only spending ten minutes at the summit before heading back down.
There are so many different and unique ways to get married these days and with a little imagination and creativity, it can happen for you. Just ask your Ensemble Destination Wedding Specialist how!