Are you looking for the best places to get married abroad?

A destination wedding is not a new thing. In fact, it’s becoming more popular these days due to being more cost-effective for bride and groom to be. According to statistics, in the US, couples spend around $40,000 on average on a wedding. In other countries, that’s already a cost of a new house or a small apartment.

10 Best Places Abroad To Get Married

If you are looking to elope and looking for that perfect destination for your wedding, here’s the list of the top 10 places for a destination wedding.

1.  Enjoy a tropical wedding in Fiji

Tavarua island fiji

Float on the ocean in a canoe with tattooed Fijian warriors by your side. With sandy beaches, resorts to suit a variety of budgets, and short flights, it’s easy to see why couples are tying the knot in this South Pacific paradise. It is also one of the best honeymoon destinations short flights away from Australia.

2. Have an exotic wedding in Thailand

Walking down the aisle on an elephant with a troupe of Thai dancers in tow will make any bride feel majestic. And having a baby elephant at the reception has novelty value. Thailand is a popular halfway choice for those with friends and family in the UK but make sure to take care of the paperwork in Bangkok first.

3. Say your bows in the Cook Islands

cook islands is one of the popular wedding destinations

The Cook Islands is an idyllic and tranquil location to say “I do” all year round and will leave you with memories of romantic sunsets and lapping waves. Say your vows on a beach, in a garden, in a church or by the world’s most beautiful lagoon. And direct flights from Sydney now make marrying in the Cook Islands easier than ever.

4. Have a spiritual wedding Bali

Impress your guests with fire dancers, bongo boys, and gelato carts. Bali is a comparatively trouble-free destination for a Western-style wedding with all the trimmings, and there are plenty of accommodation options for guests.

5. Enjoy a classic wedding in Italy

positano from the ocean

A strong Aussie dollar means swapping vows in a Venetian gondola, on a cliff overlooking the Amalfi or Positano coastline, or in an ancient castle has become affordable. Italy has long been a favorite romantic destination for Aussies, and couples planning a honeymoon in Europe will have time to recover from jet lag before the big trip.

6. Enjoy a sunset wedding in Santorini

sunset at Oia

The Greek island of Santorini has all the ingredients for a dreamy Mediterranean wedding. Take home stunning photographs of bride and groom against white buildings and blue sky and ocean. The paperwork can be a headache, so think about employing an expert to take care of the legalities.

7. An adventurous wedding in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s pristine beaches and volcanic landscape are the perfect backdrops for a romantic island wedding with warrior dancers and flame torches.

8. Enjoy a nice beach wedding in Mauritius

Best Places Abroad To Get Married
Mauritius beach

French-Creole culture, sega dancers swaying, a dramatic mountain backdrop, and sandy beaches make this Indian Ocean paradise an exotic place to celebrate your big day. Most hotels in Mauritius are experienced at putting on a good show. It is also one of the best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

9. Exchange bows in the City of Love - Paris

eiffel tower from siene river


Paris is a romantic but demanding wedding location. You must live in France for 40 days before the wedding to make it legal. Many couples choose to complete the legal side at home before heading to Paris to say their vows and snap memorable wedding photos around the City of Love. If you haven’t pop the question yet, there are also several romantic proposal spots in Paris.

10. Get married in an overwater bungalow in French Polynesia

Gentle ukulele music, blessings by a Tahitian priest, a romantic dinner under the stars, and a night in an overwater bungalow have to be a recipe for a heavenly wedding. It’s a favorite destination for honeymooners and couples renewing their vows, and recent legislation changes mean that it’s now legal to marry in French Polynesia.


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