While venues, group size and licences might be wedding essentials, it’s the theme that gets clients excited and eager to book. Charlotte Cullinan asks the experts what’s hot for 2019
Creating the wow-factor has always been a key consideration for couples planning an overseas wedding. However, photos are now often splashed across social media before the cake has been cut, with many couples creating hashtags to ensure everyone at home can see their spectacular day.
As these six wedding experts explain, 2019 is the year metallics, awe-inspiring backdrops and curated colour schemes can help you create eye-catching celebrations for your clients.
Expect beach weddings to be ousted in the popularity stakes, advises AMResorts’ weddings and business development executive Joanna Rymaszewska. She explains: “Our UK brides prefer grand arches and spectacular spaces to frame their ceremony, as beach weddings are less popular this year. Brides are now preferring to wear very elegant, grand outfits, with high heels and big dresses, and to match that you need the right location.”
Suggest the adults-only Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya to clients, where the impressive Lagoon Arch can accommodate up to 150 guests. The dramatic arch is surrounded by koi carp ponds and a small garden, complete with twinkling fairy lights woven through the trees.
Book it: A Secrets Wedding in Paradise package at the Lagoon Arch is free when booking at least seven nights in certain room categories. Funway Holidays offers seven nights’ all-inclusive at the property from £2,139pp, including Gatwick flights. Based on two sharing, departing January 9, 2019. funway4agents.co.uk