Planning a destination wedding is a dream come true for many couples, and with so many options available to us nowadays, choosing the perfect place can be difficult. Will you pick a destination with family roots, a country with significant meaning to you both, or somewhere you simply love? We’ve been looking at the latest statistics for overseas weddings to help you choose the best location for your dream day.48% of couples wed in July, August and September, making summer still the top choice for wedding dates, suggesting that couple’s consider weather as a huge reason for choosing a wedding abroad. The UK weather remains as unpredictable as ever – just look at the March snow! Sunshine is never guaranteed, so couples are increasingly choosing to elope to warmer climates in order to enjoy a wedding day without the fear of unpredictable weather.
Mexico is a land of pristine beaches, turquoise oceans, delicious food and fantastic hospitality. The country has a fascinating history and in cultural terms, there are fascinating Mayan ruins to explore such as Chichén Itzá, or the vast number of local festivals that occur throughout the year. With 35 million tourists visiting the country in 2016, Mexico is very much on an upward trajectory at present. Yet don’t believe that you’re dream wedding will be swamped by people, stunning resorts such as Tulum and Cabo San Lucas have retained their local charm while managing the influx of people well. Mexicans are renowned for being very hospitable people and their culture still holds their Hispanic roots very dear whilst allowing itself to be infused with Western influences to create an electrifying hybrid identity.