Ease of planning, value for money, a favourable climate and the country’s sheer diversity feature high on the list of reasons to get married in South Africa…but that’s not all!
In Part 3 of our South Africa Wedding Mini Guide, Event Affairs discuss the many “wow” factors of the county’s wedding industry.
In Part 1 and Part 2, we covered the location options and practicalities of a destination wedding in South Africa, in this article we move from basics to wows! We think by the end of the article, Event Affairs inspirational reasons to get married in South Africa will have you booking your plane ticket to head out to your South African wedding!
1) Culinary Excellence
Many tourists who venture to our shores for the first time are often astounded by the high quality of South African cuisine. We pride ourselves on cutting edge culinary ingenuity, using only the top grade, freshest and most organic ingredients.
Many South Africans consider themselves foodies and it’s not surprising when our palettes are so spoilt for choice. The Test Kitchen ranks in the top 30 restaurants in the world and always close on their heels as the best restaurant in South Africa is La Colombe, which also has a ranking in the world’s top 100 restaurants.
With these two pristine restaurants as a benchmark it’s not surprising that even our small eateries are churning out tasty and innovative dishes. Our gastronomy also ranges across continents where you will be able to find eastern, western and everything in between to suit your urges.
All of these delectable offerings filter down into wedding catering meaning when you sit down to eat a meal at a wedding in South Africa you are in for a treat. Wedding catering is a competitive business in South Africa and as a result the food served at weddings is of a world class quality.
2) Exceptional Suppliers
People might assume that being Africa, wedding suppliers are hard to come by, but this is certainly not true. South Africa is teaming with creative energy and many people find their outlet for their creativity through the wedding industry.
Our photographers can compete with the best of them, producing images of your wedding day that are as memorable for their artistic quality as for the moment they represent.
Our décor, floral and stationery designers create masterpieces as bold or as simple as you envision and the hiring companies stock all the latest trends you have pinned to your Pinterest board. Hair and makeup artists are no exception and are held to a high standard as every bride wishes to look her loveliest on her wedding day.
We have wedding cakes that will make you drool, not only for their unique and delicious flavours, but for their astounding beauty. If they weren’t so tasty, one might be easily convinced not to cut them at all. And backing all this wonderful creativity are our brilliant technical teams that ensure nothing goes wrong.
South African creativity overflows in the entertainment industry producing a large pool of talented musicians and performers. Our DJs know exactly what songs to play to have your guests partying the night away and there are a number bands to choose from that are able to play a wide range of music from jazz to pop covers to classical. You are sure to find the musical notes to suit your taste.
When it comes to entertainers South Africa offers all kinds of dancing and entertainment, but most popular amongst overseas guests are our African Zulu dancers, marimba bands and African choirs. These entertainers delight guests and add that perfect element of Africa to your South African wedding.
4) Just for the fun of it
The South African wedding industry is certainly not immune to trends and this has seen entrepreneurs starting small businesses to cater to the quirky side of wedding planning. This goes far beyond merely supplying lawn games and photo booths and you are able to get anything from mobile bubbly bars to custom ice cream stands, coffee stations, gin bars and even have caricature artists come and capture images of your guests.
5) Final Thoughts
South Africa is certainly not an undeveloped place where even the simplest wedding requirements are hard to come by. We have a booming wedding industry and there aren’t many wedding aspects we don’t have access to or aren’t able to arrange.
Make Planning Easy and Use Event Affairs
Event Affairs have existing relationships and accounts with all their suppliers. They understand that being abroad, it is difficult to make payments to your suppliers for your wedding so they take care of this for you so you have one port of call. You can be rest assured that all suppliers are paid on time according to their terms and conditions.
To learn more about the options available and the cost of a wedding in South Africa please use the form below to contact Event Affairs,
Destination Wedding in South Africa (Part 1 – Wedding Locations)
Destination Wedding in South Africa (Part 2 – Costs, Legalities and Planning)
Destination Wedding in South Africa (Part 4 – Wedding and Honeymoon Attractions
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