There is an increasingly large market these days for weddings that form part of a holiday. To be slightly more specific, many people are now taking the choice to get married in another country, allowing themselves a choice of settings which can be visually breathtaking, if not entirely traditional. There are many people who, when this concept is raised, think immediately of the celebrity weddings which have taken place on beaches with one or more of the participants less than fully clothed, sober or conscious. This does not tell the full story at all.
Certainly it could be argued that there is a touch of cynicism in combining the words “tourist” and/or “market” with the word “wedding”. And yet many places have developed a reputation as destinations for whole wedding parties rather than just the honeymoon. By widening the range of where you wish to hold your wedding, you can allow exciting settings such as castles, forests or just about anything you deem appropriate. As well as a geographical dimension, it can also allow a historic element to be included in your wedding.
Thinking more generally, it also means that the wedding photographs will be something to behold, that you do not have far to go for the honeymoon, and that, for couples who come from different places and live far from their families, at least the wedding can be at a neutral venue. It may not be one for the traditionalists, but it is a popular choice for an increasing number of people.