Rediscovering Romance in a New World

January 3, 2023

With 20 years experience as a wedding planner in Hong Kong, we have witnessed the ever-changing landscape of destination weddings over the past 20 years. Now, as Hong Kong’s Covid restrictions have all lifted (finally!), couples are eager to make up for lost time and embrace the concept of revenge travel by combining their special day with an unforgettable getaway.  Destination weddings have  adapted to changing times, below we highlight some sought-after destinations for couples seeking a romantic and memorable destination wedding.

 

Embracing Intimate Celebrations: Many wedding couples are now opting for smaller, more intimate gatherings that focus on meaningful moments and personalised touches. This trend allows for flexibility in venue selection, as smaller groups can access unique and exclusive locations that may have been impractical for larger weddings.

 

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Choices: Hong Kong wedding couples are increasingly considering the environmental impact of their weddings. There’s a growing interest in eco-friendly and sustainable practices, from locally-sourced catering to low-waste decor. This aligns with a desire for authentic, meaningful experiences that reflect the couple’s values and positively contribute to the local community.

 

Revenge Travel: Seizing the Opportunity: With travel restrictions easing, couples are keen to make up for lost time by indulging in unforgettable destination weddings. This “revenge travel” trend emphasizes the importance of seizing the moment and creating lasting memories with loved ones in breathtaking locations.

 

Top Destination Wedding Locations:

 

Europe: For those seeking a historic and romantic destination wedding, Europe offers a wealth of options. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the charming streets of Paris, couples can find the perfect backdrop to celebrate their love story.

 

Southeast Asia: For an exotic and culturally rich experience, wedding destinations like Bali, Phuket and the Maldives provide a unique and memorable wedding backdrop. Even though Hong Kong couples have probably attended many weddings themselves at these popular wedding destinations, the appeal of a tropical getaway with close friends and family is undeniable.

Japan: Japan’s enchanting beauty and deep-rooted traditions make it a captivating setting for a destination wedding. Couples can choose from serene garden ceremonies in Kyoto, chic urban weddings in Tokyo, or even a picturesque celebration under the cherry blossoms.

 

No matter where you choose to get married, remember that the most important thing is the love and commitment you share with your partner. The beauty of the location and the unforgettable moments you create will only enhance the celebration of your journey together. Keep this at the heart of your planning, and your destination wedding will be a cherished memory for years to come.