Destination Africa Wedding

Destination Africa Wedding

Destination Africa Wedding

Destination Africa Wedding
Image by Ruan Redelinghuys

If you are considering a destination Africa wedding but are not 100% convinced yet, then this article filled with helpful tips and taps is just for you.

There is nothing quite as the sight of a lion, elephant or rhino roaming free in the bush, right alongside your reception dinner. Capture beautiful wedding photographs with breath-taking panoramic landscapes, sunsets that paint the skies various shades of pinks, blues, greys and oranges, and maybe even a few members of the Big Five.

A destination Africa wedding is the perfect way of capturing the essence of Africa through absorbing the vast wilderness, whilst simultaneously honouring nature alongside your closest family and friends. Coming down to earth a little, planning to tie the knot in a faraway African Safari requires more than just buying plane tickets and booking accommodation. But the benefits, can be summed up as relaxed, quite affordable, and exciting.

When it comes to planning a destination Africa wedding, there are a few factors to keep in mind.

The most important will be your wedding venue, as this will be the main determining factor when it comes to setting the tone of your Safari inspired wedding. Research lodges and Safari destinations and book far in advance, as most of the lodges will have to clear out for a few days for you and your guests.

Many destination Africa wedding lodges offer wedding packages that take care of all the essentials for a beautiful ceremony and reception – as well as the legal side, including the country’s marriage license requirements. To ensure everything comes together as planned, make sure a dedicated on-site co-coordinator is at your service. This leaves you with time to focus on each other, spend time with your family and friends, and take it all in.

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The occasion is also typically less expensive, relieving another commonly-felt pressure. Your setting needs little dressing up – the natural surrounding are the main feature and one of the most unforgettable elements of your special day, so there’s no need to take too much away from that. Your package may also offer complimentary inclusions, like couple and guest accommodation. It is reasonable to ask guests (other than closest family and friends) to pay for their stays – this is a holiday for them too.

Destination Africa Wedding
Photo by Christelle Rall Photography

Your whole destination Africa wedding affair should be inspiring; the natural beauty, opportunities to find adventure, and engage with rich local cultures will enhance the celebration experience for you and your guests. Maybe you will even manage to get a family of elephants or giraffes to attend your ceremony and a pair of warthogs to greet you when we arrived at the ceremony!

destination africa wedding
Image by Christelle Rall Photography

We hope this article on a destination Africa wedding is inspiring and helpful to you.  Make sure to read our recommendations for local Garden route destination Africa wedding venues as well as our real destination Africa wedding.

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**Disclaimer:  Although we do extensive research for all our articles, we do miss things!  If you have any suggestions or corrections on this blog post, please do let us know at hello@gardenroute-weddings.co.za

Photos by Ruan Redelinghuys Photography & Christelle Rall Photography