Whether you’re on a tight budget or simply want to escape the British weather, discover the best value wedding destinations and start planning your dream day…
With the rising cost of weddings in the UK and no guarantee of sunshine on the big day, it is no surprise that more couples are choosing to tie the knot overseas. Having researched wedding packages, flights and the cost of a honeymoon at locations across the world, The Money Shop have come up with the best value wedding destinations.
They found that although long haul flights were more expensive than short haul, the wedding packages were better value once you got there. A wedding package in Thailand, for example, was the cheapest on their list (£1,078), while a ten-day honeymoon there was just £162.58.
Closer to home, flights to the romantic city of Venice were among the cheapest and a bottle of wine was priced cheaper than the rest of the European destinations.
Caroline Walton Chief Customer Insight Officer at The Money Shop, said: “Holding your big day abroad can potentially cut down costs and allow you combine your dream honeymoon into your wedding party. If you are having a wedding abroad we advise monitoring exchange rates as they are constantly changing and get your currency when you see a competitive rate.”
Here are their top 5 best value wedding destinations:
Koh Samui, Thailand – £1,078
Sydney, Australia – £1,700
Cancun, Mexico – £1,900
Venice, Italy – £2,460
Santorini, Greece – £2,500
The packages include a dedicated wedding planner to organise the special day, a three course wedding meal, table decorations and seating and tables based on 50 guests on the day.
Read more about the full list of destinations here.