The rise in destination weddings

With so many wonderful options for places to get married, there has been a rise in Brits going overseas to get married. The number of couples going abroad rose by 14 percent over the last year according to Kuoni.

Couples are typically spending an average of £7,500 on trips featuring an overseas wedding and they are joined by an average of 10 to 15 guests, figures released by the company show. The trends report also revealed an increase in the number of same-sex couples booking weddings abroad.

The most popular location is New York, followed by Las Vegas and Portugal.

Research from classic car hire platform BookAclassic also shows that Brits are opting for more unusual wedding car choices both at home and abroad.

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The Ford Mustang has been particularly popular within the last 12 months with bookings for the muscle car increasing 300% on the previous 12 months.

The ever-popular Volkswagen Campervan is also doing well on the site and sits just behind the Mustang in terms of number of bookings.

When BookAclassic first launched in the UK, more traditional wedding cars such as the Jaguar Mk2, Bentley R Type, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Beauford Tourer made up the majority of bookings. While there’s still plenty of interest in these cars, a lot of couples are stepping away from tradition. Compared to the previous 12 months, the Jaguar has dropped in popularity by 66.7%.

Alongside the Ford Mustang, BookAclassic has seen couples searching for other kinds of American muscle too, including the Chevrolet Impala and Dodge Charger.

It seems couples are stepping away from the traditional wedding car and choosing something with a bit more character. While traditional cars still make up a large percent of bookings, the surge in popularity for muscle cars could be an indicator for how the industry is changing.

Within all the bookings from the last 12 months, there are been some interesting wedding transport choices from couples including the iconic London taxi, Mk1 Golf GTI and classic Fiat 500.

Author: Nell

Co-captain to the editor. Good at sliding down hills. Too stylish for her own good.

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