Destination weddings are all the rage right now. South Africans have embraced the concept as an opportunity to spend both quality and quantity time with their wedding guests. Think about it, how often have you heard a freshly married couple say, “We enjoyed our wedding so much, but we just didn’t get the chance to spend time with everyone.”

And so – voilà! – the destination wedding was born, where couples get to spend a few nights and days with their family and friends celebrating their nuptials. No need to dash from table to table at your reception, circulate like crazy on the dance floor, and remember to tell Aunty Doris how lovely she looks in that hat.

Club Med has, of course, noted the destination wedding trend and launched a special package called “Weddings by Club Med”.

“Everyone dreams about a hassle-free and tailor made wedding that offers a truly unforgettable experience that they can share with their loved ones,” says Club Med SA managing director, Olivier Hannaert. “Club Med offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience; and there is something for everyone to enjoy at each resort. Couples can spend proper quality time sharing and building memories with family and friends.”

One of Club Med’s biggest attractions is its all-inclusive offering. Literally everything is taken care of: premium accommodation, all-day gourmet meals, open bar, WiFi access, vast array of land and water sports activities, daytime and nighttime entertainment, and a kids’ supervision facility – which is actually a massive jol for them. They could possible have more fun than the adults!

In addition to the all-inclusive package, Club Med offers specialised wedding services such as à la carte dining, wedding planner, officiant, make-up artist, hair stylist, photographer, florist, DJ, sound and lights specialist and wedding cake.

“Our trusted wedding partners around the world have local expertise and contacts to turn your dream wedding into a reality. We really cover all bases to ensure guests have the most hassle-free and incredible day with their family and friends,” says Hannaert.

For the full story – plus details on the best destinations for South Africans to choose for their weddings – read Club Med South Africa launches “Weddings by Club Med”.

For more info on Club Med and all its offerings, visit the Club Med SA website.