The wedding planners at NS Bridals share their tips and advice for marrying abroad…
When it comes to choosing a destination there are so many options available to you. Is there a country that means a lot to you? Did you get engaged while on holiday and now you want to go back there? Or would you like to visit somewhere completely new? Do your research and consider what suits your style, budget and guests.
Consider your guests
Think about what is most important to you and your guests and choose a location or venue accordingly. For example, if there will be a number of children coming, you may require additional facilities.
Save the date
Save the date in advance and give your guests as much warning and information as possible. This will allow them time to organise the trip, book holiday from work and save up if necessary.
Consider booking a wedding planner to help you! They will often have established relationships with local suppliers and can obtain better deals than if you go direct. They’ll also have knowledge of the local area, be able to speak the local language, and they are happy to answer all of your questions.
Booking in advance
As soon as you’ve decided on a destination, get together with your friends and family to discuss flights and hotels. If you’re all hoping to catch the same flight/stay in the same place, it’s best to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Remember that the marriage laws will differ from country to country. Your wedding planner or venue should be able to tell you exactly what the requirements are and what documents you will need.
Research the weather in your chosen destination, and avoid any times of year when there may be extremes of weather. If you’ve chosen a hot destination, plan accordingly and choose a lightweight wedding dress and groom’s suit. Also consider your guests and make sure they are provided with water and fans during the ceremony.
The most important thing is to relax and enjoy your wedding!
For more information and to plan your dream wedding abroad, visit nsbridals.com