Since we revealed the Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 finalists, we’ve been taking a closer look at the top five in each category. In this installment, we’re focusing on the Best Special Touches…

wedding-ideas-awards-2013-voting-logo-150x150With more and more couples choosing to tie the knot in a far-flung destination, savvy travel retailers have come up with brilliant packages to entice you and your groom to be away from rain-soaked Britain to somewhere sunnier. Or even Iceland, but you get the idea.

These are the top five companies for weddings and honeymoons abroad, as voted for by readers of Wedding Ideas Magazine…

Here are the top six finalists for the Best Provider of Honeymoons & Weddings Abroad category…


Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is the second largest leisure travel group in the UK with around 19,000 employees.

With a network of more than 800 high street stores, a leading website and some of the world’s favourite travel brands including Club 18-30, Elegant Resorts, Thomas Cook Signature and more, real brides can rely on their experience to create a dream honeymoon or big day abroad.



Here are just a few reasons why our real brides love Thomson so much…

Three quarters of their holidays are exclusive to them – you can’t get them anywhere else. Their holidays are designed specifically with you in mind, including Thomson Couples, Family Hotels are handpicked with care and based on customer experiences and ratings. And many of their hotels come highly recommended on TripAdvisor.



Boasting the Luxury Included collections, Sandals are the Caribbean experts. Made up of a diverse collection of 14 of earth’s most idyllic Luxury All Inclusive resorts, Sandals provide a uniquely romantic vacation for couples in love looking to get away from it all.

And because the best of everything is already included in simple up-front price, you’ll get to be pampered like royalty without having to worry about the budget.

Even the tips are already included!


Exclusive Yacht Weddings

Family-run Exclusive Yacht Weddings have been creating dream weddings and receptions in Cyprus for over 16 years.

Based in Paphos and covering the whole island, Exclusive Yacht Weddings is managed by Sharron from the UK who understands packages, six wedding packages and three fully inclusive packages that can be tailor-made to suit your own requirements, there really is something for every one and every wedding budget here.



If you’re looking for a tailor-made package that reflects you and your personalities, Kuoni should be your first port of call.

Their Personal Travel Experts have travelled all over the world and can’t wait to share their experiences, knowledge and recommendations with you.


Couples Resorts

Couples Resorts are the experts when it comes to luxurious honeymoons in Jamaica. Their exclusive venues blend world-class facilities with idyllic Jamaican settings. With a luxurious mix of services, picturesque gardens and tranquil beaches, they make the perfect setting for a romantic break or a wedding abroad.

Couples can choose from Negril, Swept Away, San Souci or Tower Isle, each one boasting their own unique style and exceptional customer service.

Do you agree with these top 5 Wedding Ideas Awards 2013 finalists for Best Provider of Honeymoons & Weddings Abroad? Who do you think should win?


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