10 REASONS TO CHOOSE CROATIA AS YOUR WEDDING DESTINATION
10 REASONS TO CHOOSE CROATIA AS YOUR WEDDING DESTINATION
Dear future brides & grooms,
The mere fact that you are reading this post right now means you have thought about having your dream destination wedding in beautiful Croatia. If you are still unsure if this is the right choice for you and need reasurrance as to why you should choose Croatia as your wedding destination, please read on for the top 10 reasons:
Located in the heart of Europe, bordering with Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, you could say that Croatia is perfectly situated. Easily accessible from most European countries through 6 international airports that most major airlines fly to. Although accessible, Croatia is still not as popular or wide known as Italy or Spain, so it is safe to say that it makes for a unique wedding destination and guarantees a special experience for your guests.
- NATURAL BEAUTY
Croatia is widely known for its natural beauty. Besides breathtaking nature and national parks, charming highlands, beautiful rivers and lakes, Croatia also has a beautiful coast, with 1,777.3 kilometers of coastline and 1,246 islands and islets with crystal clear sea and extraordinary beaches. The most popular regions for destination weddings in Croatia are Istria, a large peninsula located on the northern coast, bordering Italy, and Dalmatia, the southern part of the coast, including popular destinations such as Split and Dubrovnik.
Ideal weather can make for an ideal wedding! Croatia is divided into two principal climate regions – Mediterranean and Continental, with the Adriatic coast enjoying over 2300 hours of sun yearly. The best dates to get hitched in Croatia are between May and October, in the so called „Wedding season“. However, when planning the date and time for your wedding, take into consideration the safety and comfort of your wedding party, as temperatures can easily reach over 40 degrees Celsius in the peak summer months.
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- CULTURAL HERITAGE
From Ancient History to recent times, Croatia is characterized by the exceptional diversity of cultural heritage and the presence of monuments from all periods of civilization. Besides 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 340 protected historic entities, Croatia boasts fortresses and castles, churches and chapels, manors and palaces, and some of these can also become the perfect setting for your dream destination wedding.
Croatia enjoys the privilege of having one of the greatest gastronomies in the world. A blend of various regional recipes, from spicy inland specialties to Dalmatia’s Mediterranean based cuisine, makes up the Croatian gastronomy. Croatian wines also vary from region to region, but they certainly belong to some of the best wines in the world that can accommodate even the finest palates. Many couples choose Croatia as their wedding destination primarily because they heard about and/or experienced our local cuisine and wines.
- WOW EFFECT
During history, the natural beauty of Croatia has „wowed” many famous people, amongst them the poet Lord Byron, who nicknamed Dubrovnik „The Pearl of the Adriatic“; Alfred Hitchcock, who said that Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the whole world and many more. Wherever you go in Croatia, the scenery is breathtaking and the staggering nature and diverse city architecture amazes everyone. Even today, Croatia’s beauty is adored by many celebrities who visit our beautiful country, such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Cruise, John Malkovich, to name but a few. Many famous movies and TV shows were filmed here, Game of Thrones being amongst the most famous and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to get married with „King’s Landing” in the background?
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- WEDDING AND HONEYMOON IN ONE
Taking into consideration the aforementioned reasons, we can agree that Croatia is a lovely place to get married and, according to Brides.com, Croatia is also one of the best Honeymoon destinations for the year 2020, so one might logically conclude that it would be very convenient to combine these two aspects of wedding planning. Many couples choose to prolong their stay in Croatia after they get hitched in order to travel, explore or just relax and often their families join them.
In a country with over 1200 islands, a never-ending coastline and endless possible wedding locations, you will never run out of options. From vineyards and historical hilltop towns of Istria, through Roman villas and palaces of mid-Dalmatia, all the way south to the fortified city of Dubrovnik or the wilderness of Mljet island, we have it all. It also doesn’t hurt to mention a large number of wedding industry professionals with proven track record who are at your disposal.
- VALUE FOR MONEY
Some might say Croatia is a cheap destination, however this is not true. A wedding in Croatia will cost you significantly less than in some other European countries, but this does not mean it will be free. There are many options for Venues & Vendors who will provide an exceptional service or product and they will charge a fair price. There are different price ranges for just about any of the wedding services you can think of, so you can rest assured that you will find a quality provider within your budget.
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- THE PEOPLE
The people of Croatia, or Croatians, are widely known as one of the friendliest, kind and welcoming nations. You will find Croatians to be extremely generous, not only in terms of money, but also with their time and willingness to go the extra mile to provide assistance. One of the main characteristics of Croatians is a relaxed attitude, where things get done on time, but you don’t get the impression as if locals are slaves to the clock. Another thing worth mentioning is that the English language is widely spoken throughout Croatia which is an important factor when planning a wedding abroad.
And there you have it! 10 rock-solid reasons to choose Croatia and its beautiful surroundings as your wedding destination. Hopefully this article will help out with your decision and not to worry, there are many more articles to come – keep an eye on the Inspiration section of our blog.