With stunning private venues, almost guaranteed hot weather, and at less than a third of the cost is it’s not surprising that more Brits are taking their nuptials abroad.
In fact recent statistics from Mintel states that one in five weddings now take place overseas. The idea of getting away from it all, often to luxury destinations like Marbella has never been more popular and this rise has come as the number of weddings taking place in the UK has continued to fall.
The Spanish answer to St.Tropez, Marbella is a top luxury destination for young couples and though many will assume a wedding there is out of their price range, luxury villas can be hired for the whole affair for a snip of the cost of a UK wedding.
DSV Collection in Marbella is a collection of three stunning £7m villas with views over the sea and mountains. All three overlook the Los Flamingos golf course which should keep any groom happy.
The villas are the perfect location to fill your album with magnificent photos for you to cherish forever, accommodating up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. With stunning interiors, grounds and views, the properties provide an impressive backdrop to wow guests.
Marbella itself has a cosmopolitan attitude combined with Andalucian traditions and hospitality, and with the average wedding in the UK costing just under £20,000 escaping to the shores of sunny Spain for less than half of that cost it’s no wonder that more and more bridal parties are fleeing to sunny skies…
Couples need not worry about upsetting relatives with their choice to marry abroad, as in the last two years, the percentage of consumers agreeing that “the cost and time required in attending a wedding abroad puts relatives and friends in an awkward position” has fallen from approximately one in five (19%) in 2008 to nearer one in seven (15%) in 2010. (Mintel.com)
Mintels research also shows that the increase in popularity of getting married abroad has not been at the expense of the honeymoon. Indeed, the desire to honeymoon abroad has risen significantly in the last two years – from 57% in 2008 to 70% in 2010, this is why many couples are having it all, the luxury wedding and honeymoon rolled in to one trip of a lifetime.
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