What to consider when marrying abroad

06 Dec 2016

If a destination wedding appeals to you, specialist company Beachcomber Tours offer their top considerations

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With guaranteed sunshine and more often than not, a cheaper pricetag, it is no wonder that weddings abroad are appealing to couples time and time again. Here are Beachcomber Tours’ top five considerations when making the decision to opt for a destination wedding.

1. Do you want to combine your wedding and honeymoon location?

By combining your wedding and honeymoon location, you will not only be saving on costs but it will allow you extra time to unwind and relax. Rather than frantically organising your travel essentials the day after the wedding or having to wait even longer to take your trip-of-a-lifetime, being able to honeymoon in the same place as your wedding ensures that time is on your side. What’s more, the days before and after the wedding can create just as happy, lasting memories as the big day itself, so extend your break to give yourself the optimum time to enjoy the destination.

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2. Does your chosen resort offer exclusivity?

Your wedding day should be all about you, so make sure your destination wedding venue matches you on this belief. Opt for a resort that will host just one wedding per day and wallow in the VIP treatment that this affords.

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3. Consider your guest list

If you want family and friends to join you for the duration of your break, or for at least part of it, speak to a specialist tour operator who will give you advice on the best time to go. The tour operator will also be able to account for your budget, finding you the deal which provides the best value for money and time of year that guarantees good weather. It is also worth noting the exchange rate and day-to-day costs during your stay to give your guests an idea for their own budgets. A visit to your chosen destination before booking is a good idea to get a grasp of the weather, accessibility and activities for your guests during their stay.

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4. Does your destination offer straightforward legal formalities?

Choose a destination that has simple legal arrangements for foreign weddings and one in which the wedding is recognised by UK law. You want to relax and enjoy your wedding without having to worry about a plethora of legal formalities to be completed when you get home. In some countries, legal documents will need translating, in others you will need a certificate of no impediment to marriage or a certificate of single status/sworn affidavit that you are free to marry. Consult with the travel experts who will be able to advise on this and get ahead of the legalities from the outset to ensure everything is covered come your departure date.

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5. What do you want from your wedding day?

If a destination wedding sounds like the perfect choice for you but some of your friends or family aren’t keen, just remember that this is your day and you should be the one to make that choice. While some of your nearest and dearest might not be able to join you for the ceremony, plan a party back in the UK to keep them on side. Forget the guilt, relax and enjoy your dream wedding day.

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www.beachcombertours.uk

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