Planning a wedding overseas is becoming more and more popular with UK couples. Not only is the weather more promising than at home, but this style of wedding affords a more casual, effortless option, designed to match a couple's dreams and personalities. There is usually less hassle and always less formality involved around the ceremony and party afterwards, making for a truly romantic wedding.
If you plan on getting married on the beach under the hot sun, or you’re simply after a wedding venue away from home, then the choices for couples wanting overseas weddings is endless.
Unless you're completely familiar with the destination country for your wedding, it's probably best to source a company with experience and knowledge of the legal requirements for that location. Most travel companies offer a weddings overseas package that is fully managed for you, making sure all the legalities and paperwork you will need are in place.
There are certain destinations where it’s much easier to get married than others. This is usually due to residency requirements. As a result, a well-established local industry has grown up around overseas couples coming to say ‘I do’. Where it's more difficult, perhaps a register office ceremony at home to sort out the legalities, then fly off to your foreign destination to finally tie the knot, make your vows informally and exchange your rings under a canopy of flowers.
Once you've slipped into your 'just married' flip flops, your honeymoon can truly begin, without having to pack your suitcase and race to the airport.