Plan your wedding abroad at Holiday World Show 2020
Start planning your special day at the Holiday World Show Dublin, taking place this weekend, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January 2020 in the RDS Simmonscourt, and get some insights on possible wedding and honeymoon destinations.
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, whether it’s at home or abroad. Luckily the Holiday World Show experts are on hand to help you choose your dream wedding destination. Whether you’re planning on bringing your friends and family with you, or dreaming of a romantic couple’s escape, there will be something for you at the Holiday World Show.
Take a look at the top ten wedding destinations exhibiting at the show:
A tiny island, less than half the size of Louth, located south of Italy, has a growing reputation for destination weddings. With direct flights from Ireland, a gorgeous climate and an English-speaking population, it will help to make planning that much easier. Stunning turquoise waters surround the island which aims to make wedding planning as painless as possible with no residency requirement implemented. Holiday World Show is the only show featuring experts from Malta, meaning that all of your questions can be answered.
If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous wedding venue in one of Europe’s most romantic countries, be sure to take a look at wedding venues in Italy. Getting married in Italy is a dream come true for many couples, and we can understand why. Italy is home to incredible cuisine, beautiful landscapes and (most importantly) some of the world’s best wines! With its beautiful villages and towns steeped in history, scenic picturesque vineyards and villas, and breathtaking cathedrals and churches, Italy offers a bounty of scenic wedding locations such as Sorrento and Tuscany. If you’re looking for a luxurious wedding celebration, places like the Amalfi Coast and Puglia have everything you need and more.
As the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, Cyprus has legendary connections to romance. This island nation is blessed with an unrivalled amount of Mediterranean sun, making it a sought after spot for destination weddings. Cyprus also offers a range of unique wedding venues, beautiful beaches, a wide range of accommodation options and outdoor activities to enjoy when the celebrations are over. Couples dreaming of getting married in a romantic beach wedding, and partying the night away in a fun-filled wedding reception will find everything they’ve ever dreamed of and more in Cyprus.
Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches: the Portugal experience can be many things. History, great food and idyllic scenery are just some of the reasons that it is popular as a holiday destination. Add to this a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets and low cost flights; it’s no wonder that Portugal is fast becoming a favourite wedding destination for Irish couples.
Home to paella, sangria and some seriously incredible wedding venues is the fabulous Spain.
From ancient cathedrals to picture-perfect beaches, the potential a Spanish wedding has is beyond imagination. As Ireland’s favourite holiday destination time and time again, the Irish have a deep love affair with this beautiful country. Spanish travel experts will be on hand at the Holiday World Show to help you plan your wedding, whether it’s a city wedding in Barcelona, a countryside celebration in the beautiful Basque Country or a laid-back ceremony on the beach.
Less developed and more upscale than much of the Caribbean, this collection of 40 islands, eight of which are inhabited, have an intimate feel. Many of the islands are surrounded by a natural reef, making the turquoise waters just offshore clean, calm and full of sea life, and the perfect backdrop for a beach ceremony. The pace of life is easygoing, the local welcome genuine and the diving truly out of this world - snorkeling and scuba diving are a must, as the islands have some of the best underwater sightseeing around.
Its extraordinary natural beauty and warm hospitality are two of the top reasons that couples choose to marry in the Dominican Republic. White sandy beaches shaded by rows of palm trees along 900 miles of coastline are among the attractions of the Dominican Republic, and the country also has a large selection of all-inclusive resorts that are comparatively cheaper to stay and wed in than on other Caribbean islands. Isolated enclaves in Punta Cana on the eastern tip and other places on the island's southeastern side are the most popular spots for couples to hold a destination wedding and continue with their honeymoon.
Jamaica is the perfect destination for couples who want a destination wedding followed by a beach honeymoon. It offers much more than just beaches and palm trees—it's steeped in culture: reggae, Rastafarianism, indigenous spices and a fun-loving, laid-back atmosphere. The island has beaches, waterfalls, mountains and much more to explore. It is also relatively easy for couples to hold their wedding here, as there is only a 24-hour waiting period required before you can get a marriage license. Island wedding planners and resort wedding coordinators are experienced in helping couples deal with the paperwork.
From the ornate palaces to the rich coral reefs and other wildlife, a wedding in Thailand offers guests an opportunity to visit this exotic country in South East Asia. Take a trip to Northwestern Thailand for wildlife and visit the city Bangkok for a cosmopolitan city experience, before heading south to the beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxury resorts of the island wedding destinations of Phuket and Koh Samui. A big bonus is that Thailand does not impose any residency requirement, which helps to keep wedding planning straightforward.
The 2020 Visit USA Pavilion at the Holiday World Show is the largest ever with over 40 exhibitors offering Irish holidaymakers the chance to meet travel professionals from right across the US. Wedding destinations on offer include the vineyards of Napa Valley, a white chapel wedding in Las Vegas or a trendy city celebration in New York.
For up to date information on Holiday World Show 2020 see www.holidayworldshow.com .