Still trying to decide where to tie the knot? A stylish wedding abroad could be the answer! Read our tops reasons to say ‘I do’ overseas…Words: Hannah Wilkinson
Don’t let rain and blustery English weather wipe the smile off your face on your wedding day. While we can never guarantee a perfect forecast, you’re much more likely to enjoy glorious weather abroad, as well as a stunning backdrop to all your big day snaps. There are so many places around the world to choose from so you’re sure to find somewhere that’s perfect for you and your partner – just don’t forget to check the best time of year to travel to your chosen destination!
Looking to stretch the pennies even further? Weddings abroad can be as much as 50% cheaper than weddings in the UK and are therefore the perfect solution for couples looking to stick to a tight budget. Not only are venues cheaper but usually fewer guests attend so you’ll save money there as well – definitely a good enough reason to book those flights, especially if you make it your honeymoon destination tool
For many, the idea of a huge, lavish wedding doesn’t appeal. Choosing to marry abroad is perfect for couples looking to create a more intimate and personal wedding day. Fewer guests attending means it will only be your nearest and dearest sharing with you your special day, and these smaller celebrations make each guest feel much more valued too. You’ll be able to spend more time with everyone and won’t have to pay for a big party either.
More and more couples are now choosing to spread their big day over an entire weekend as one day simply isn’t enough. Considering a wedding abroad is a great way to extend your wedding – you’ll be able to spend time away from the bustle of normal life and catch up with loved ones. Organising something personal before or after the big day and spending quality time with your guests will show them how much you appreciate them being with you at this special time. Why not invite your favourite girls out before the wedding day for your hen party and organise fun activities for your friends and family to all enjoy together after the big day?
Everyone wants their wedding to be unique and special. Marrying abroad opens up many more options for quirky experiences and will give you the opportunity to experience different cultures and traditions too. If you’re looking for something a little daring you could even consider saying your vows underwater, at the top of a mountain or on safari – the list is endless!
Something for everyone
It’s important to choose a venue and destination that you love and one that’s meaningful to you both. Maybe you’ll want to marry where you first holidayed together, or perhaps you both love to explore and want a new place you can discover together. With options from sunny beach weddings, celebrations under bright city lights, or cosy winter escapes, whatever your interests, you’re sure to find a destination that you’ll love and the perfect place to create new memories.