Along the years many couples have expressed their wish to opt for a symbolic ceremony for their destination wedding, instead of the more traditional religious or legally binding ceremony, more known as a civil wedding.
There are a number of factors that would drive one to consider a symbolic wedding, and these vary from either complicated legal requirements in the country, legal weddings not being recognised in the county of residence, choosing a remote venue where legal weddings are not necessarily permitted, the couple could have been married before but never had the proper celebration, to simply making it more personalised and tailor-made vs the legal jargon which is mandatory for the binding weddings. Truth be told, the choice is very much dependent on the couple’s preferences on budget and time-frame, as well as which country they’re looking to tie the knot in, since requirements vary a lot, for legal wedding ceremonies.
A symbolic ceremony pays homage to the couple’s journey and highlights the commitment to each other from that day on. A quick pro to this is that no guest will realise the wedding ceremony is not a legal one, as this is usually a reflection of a civil ceremony with more frills and lesser edges.