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Planning A Wedding Abroad? The Best Wedding Destinations In The World Have Been Revealed

The most stunning spots for your big day.

Planning a wedding is no joke. 

Ranking right up there with engagement rings and bridal gowns, browsing through venues is one of the most lust-worthy parts of the wedding planning process. But with options vast and endless—and at every price point—it can be a daunting task to tackle, particularly if you aren't sure where in the world you want to wed. Enter: the destination wedding.

In addition to offering an incredible backdrop for your vows and a more all-inclusive (read: easier to plan) experience, the travel component means you may wind up with a more intimate, personal gathering.

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Now, new research from Flower Card has revealed the most most popular destination wedding spots in the world. The brand compared different destinations based on a number of factors, from the weather to hotel prices, and even whether they are LGBTQ+ friendly to determine the best cities to host your destination wedding. 

The list ranges from exotic islands over-looking crystal-clear waters to the romantic vineyards in the heart of the French countryside. 

Most Popular Destination Wedding Spots in the world:

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada, US 

  2. Sydney, Australia 

  3. Majorca, Spain 

  4. Perth, Australia 

  5. Brisbane, Australia 

  6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

  7. Loire Valley, France

  8. Valencia, Spain 

  9. Cannes, France

  10. Madrid, Spain 

In addition to discovering the most popular destination wedding spots in the world,  Flower Card have also compiled 'The Destination Wedding Index' to determine not only the most popular places but also when is the best time to get married in each destination, the weather, hotel prices, most popular on Instagram and even whether they are LGBTQ+ friendy.

The top destination for each factor:

  • Most Instagrammed - Hawaii, US

  • Highest Search Volume - Las Vegas, US

  • Cheapest (5* Hotel Room) - Loire Valley, France

  • Most Expensive (5* Hotel Room) - Florida Keys, US

  • Driest (least rainy days per year) - Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Warmest (Average temperature year-round) - Nha Trang, Vietnam

  • Top 3 For LGBTQ+ - Franschhoek, South Africa; Cannes, France; Loire Valley, France.

To see the entire index and how each city you've ever imagined your perfect day in (including our very own Dublin), keep scrolling! 

Main image by @zoelondondj on Instagram

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