Let the Games Begin: Destination Weddings and You
If you got engaged over the holidays, let me first say congratulations. Finding a wonderful new person to bring into your family may be one of the most exciting undertakings of your life. You’ve found the person you have been searching you whole life for, so you think you can breathe a sigh of relief. The hard part is over, right? Sure, you no longer need to select the perfect “alluring, but classy” photo to attach to your Match.com profile ever again, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that wedding planning is a cakewalk… until the moment you finally get to walk down the aisle and enjoy your cake!
Whether you know it or not, you could be preparing to spend the next year of your life negotiating budgets against guest lists and coordinating a whole team, consisting of a photographer, a videographer, a florist, a driver, a small handful of chefs and servers, musicians, DJ’s, and let’s not forget the person who officiates, as well as the friends and family members you hope to include in the ceremony. Wedding planning can be insanely stressful. If you don’t believe me, try this simple exercise: Think of your four closest friends, as well as four of your fiancé’s closest friends. Now try to think of a single color that flatters them all, which they will agree to purchase and wear in front of people and cameras. At this point, your attention has likely started to wane, or your blood pressure is rising. Either way, now is probably a good time to look at this image of a perfect, white-sand beach.
It doesn’t have to be so intense. There are a lot of great reasons to plan a large, traditional wedding ceremony and share your special day with 300 of your nearest and dearest. If that sounds completely overwhelming, there are equally compelling reasons to take your show on the road and plan the destination wedding of your dreams! To begin with, you won’t have to plan and budget both a wedding and a honeymoon. The guest list becomes more intimate, meaning you’ll able to savor more meaningful moments with those special few in attendance, as well as your new spouse. Destination wedding clothes can often be more comfortable and free-flowing than you might wear in a formal home turf ceremony, allowing you to relax as you begin this new life chapter. Finally, we should discuss the significance and beauty of the location that you choose. A destination wedding is all about taking control and doing your special day in your special way. Choose the destination that best suits who you are as a couple, and the life you are starting together.
Fairy Tale Wedding
If, together, you make Prince and Princess Charming, a towering castle may be the dream setting for blessing your nuptials. Fortunately, Europe seems to have a few of those, in a wide array of architectural styles and historic roles, so you will have options! You’ll feel like royalty for the day, whether you prefer a stone fortress in Ireland or Scotland, a towering palace in Poland or Slovenia, or a sprawling chateau in France. There are many gorgeous palaces converted into stately hotels with deluxe suites and expert chefs, and abundant experience in hosting top-quality weddings. If you are planning a ceremony fit for a king and queen, you can extend the dream by including a luxury rental car!
Outdoor Adventure Destination Weddings
For the athletic couple that likes to knock out weekend triathlons, climb cliffs and break personal record after personal record, mountain peaks and dense woodland forests sure make a great cathedral! Look to the Alps for an adventure wedding under the clear blue skies. Chamonix and Gstaad both stand out as lovely resort towns with luxurious amenities, but rustic outdoor pursuits to include in your trip, as well. Just don’t forget to say your “I do’s” between slope runs and scenic hikes!
Coastal Destination Weddings: Beach Chic
If you find your paradise among warm sand and rolling turquoise waves, kicking off your sandals and throwing a beach wedding may be just the thing for you! You could journey to Greece for your very own ‘Mama Mia’ moment on an island villa, or enjoy pure romance on the southern coast of Spain. The golden beaches of the Mediterranean provide the perfect background for a ceremony that is both mellow and beautiful! Let’s say you like the beach concept, but want to take it from temperate to sultry? That’s no problem, to us! We also offer quality rental cars in such sizzling locales as Jamaica, Brazil and Indonesia, so you will be able to reach your ceremony in comfort and style. Just make sure that your “something new” includes some quality sun-block!
For the pair that enjoys foreign cinema, language study, traditional cuisines and gallery openings, a destination wedding to a cosmopolitan city would be a perfect fit. If this is the case, you may already have a city in mind. Paris and Rome fit the bill for many, though ambitious travelers may find cities such as Istanbul or Moscow more enticing. Take some time with your fiancé and choose the place that sounds most exciting to you.
By choosing the right destination, you take a big step toward personalizing your wedding to suit the unique bond you already share with your fiancé. At Auto Europe, it is our belief that the world is both enormous and beautiful, and by offering rental cars in more than 8,000 locations around the world, we work tirelessly to ensure that no place is out of your reach! Of the many details you’ll have to consider while you plan your dream wedding, you’ll find simplicity with Auto Europe. Our convenient locations, three-step booking engine and 24/7 reservation hotline allow you to rent a car with ease, wherever you are going. Call us today at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with our travel experts!