Destination weddings are trending

Published Date: 13 Feb 2017


A wedding day is one of the most celebrated occasions. Not only bringing together two families but also close friends and family to share in all the festivities. For decades the little girls’ idea of a dream wedding has been set in the comfort of their family homes, towns and cities. However this has over the years changed, as destination weddings hundreds of kilometres away have gained momentum and popularity. 


Couples all over the world are choosing to mark the beginning of their forever in stunning and distinctive ways. Each couple wants to have a unique identity and experience which speaks solely to them.


Lets’ have a look at some of the advantages of this fast-growing trend if you are planning a wedding and have been hearing the buzz around destination weddings.


Reduced wedding planning timeline

We all know how time-consuming planning a wedding can be, especially with hectic work schedules. Plan a destination wedding and cut the timeline down to under a year by selecting a destination that offers wedding packages and planning services, providing you with a customised and exclusive experience.

Combine your wedding and honeymoon

It’s a relief knowing that once you say ‘I do’ there’s no need to hurry out and catch a flight to your honeymoon, you are already at your honeymoon destination. You can spend a good week enjoying the scenery and luxuries where it all began.

Natural altar wedding maradiva mauritius

Manageable guests list

One of the greatest traditional wedding tips is to always over cater rather than under cater, just in case that one or two odd guests arrive. Guess what? There’s no need to worry about this for a destination wedding because only your nearest and dearest are in attendance. 

Minimalistic décor

You are already at a beautiful destination, with natural décor and sun-kissed lighting, all you have to do is focus on looking impeccable.


Here’s an interesting fact, an estimated 88% of destination weddings have children in attendance. This is because guests are easily able to turn this into a 2in1 deal, particularly at resorts which also cater to children’s entertainment needs. 

Ambre mauritius weddings

If you are hearing destination wedding bells ringing, World Leisure Holiday has something for you. We are proud to announce our brand new offering, the newly built 4-star Anelia Resort & Spa with over 150 rooms. Anelia Resort & Spa offers a panoply of accommodation ranging from individual villas set in an authentic “village creole”, guest rooms in typical Mauritian architecture to the new superior rooms designed in modern and contemporary style. Exchange your vows in the dedicated wedding pavilion and receive blessings in an exquisite location where sun, sand and sea witness the occasion.


Let World Leisure Holidays help you find your wedding utopia