One of the most crucial things in wedding planning is deciding on WHERE it should take place. There are several factors affecting this decision such as the bride and groom’s preference or even their family’s preference, the location’s accessibility and safety, budget allotted and many more. A lot of things have to be considered but in the end, I believe couples do really know where their hearts belong.
Cebu, being the Queen City of the South is a top choice destination for weddings. Why? I have listed the top reasons why Cebu is the perfect place to begin your happy ever after.
1. IT OFFERS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.
Cebu offers the best of both worlds. The mixture of tradition and modernization has perfectly blended in this place. You can shop until you drop, jump from one business centre to another but in less than an hour, you can already enjoy the island life. Isn’t that perfect? I bet the ladies will do some major shopping and the guys would want to chill under a coconut tree and have some good time on the beach.
2. WORLD CLASS BEACHES.
Since we are talking about some good time on the beach, Cebu has a long list of amazing beaches and world class resorts. The list of good picks is long so you can never go wrong. Beach wedding has become a favourite choice for many couples and Cebu has everything you would need and want for a dream beach wedding.
Here’s a quick list:
3. HISTORICAL CHURCHES.
If you can recall on your history, Magellan first landed in the island of Mactan. There’s no denying in the strong Spanish influence in the province which is evidenced by the presence of centuries old churches. Most women dream of walking down the long isle of the church (where her parents also probably got married) so it is no wonder that churches in town are always fully-booked. FYI, church bookings are done as early as a year before the set date and some are still way earlier than that. The earlier you book, the greater your chance is of having a schedule on weekends (yes, weekends are in demand!).
4. FIVE STAR VENUES.
Aside from the quick list for the best beach wedding locations, there are still five star hotels not mentioned like Marco Polo Plaza Hotel and Radisson Hotels and Resorts. In fact, there are more hotel options you can choose from.
5. ACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS.
As one of the major business centres of the country, Cebu is accessible whether by air, sea or land travel. It is also one of the favourite tourist destinations of the country. Mactan’s International Airport is always quiet busy! If you have guests abroad, it is very important that your wedding location can be easily found and reached.
By Shaira Berame
Shaira is a registered nurse and Clinics.ph's star writer. She is based in Cebu City, and loves to travel all over the Philippines and Asia.
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