More and more people are choosing to get married abroad. Although this isn’t for everyone, it’s fair to say that there are many benefits to tying the knot in an exotic climate.
Let’s take a look at five of the best reasons why you should consider having your wedding abroad.
1) You get guaranteed good weather
As Brits, this is always going to be the first thing that comes to mind. If you book a wedding in the UK, even if it is arranged for one of the summer months, there is no guarantee that you are going to get a nice day. However, by being abroad there’s no question that you will be able to enjoy it without worrying about sudden downpours, or worse – a whole day of wet and windy weather ruining what is the most important 24 hours of your life.
2) It can double as your honeymoon
It’s likely that you are going to go on a long holiday after you get married anyway, so why not kill two birds with one stone and extend your stay after your wedding in a beautiful country? What’s better than the thought of getting married on a luxurious Caribbean Island, before spending the next two weeks there soaking up the sun, the sand and the Sangria with your newly-wed.
3) Makes for a more unique experience
Many weddings in the UK seem to follow a very standard format – if you have ever been to one it’s often hard not to think that it has just been churned out as another in the queue. By having your wedding elsewhere the whole experience will be unique, both for yourself and your guests, and it will allow you to customise it from the outset to give you a truly memorable experience.
4) Gives you control over your guest list
When getting married in the UK you may feel obliged to invite certain people even if you don’t really want them to come, just because they are close-by. However, if you get married abroad then these guests would have to make a much bigger effort to come along. This way you also have an excuse should you wish to use it that you can only afford to bring out a smaller, more select group such as your very closest family and friends.
5) You’ll feel happier in general
Holidays are probably the most relaxing experiences we can have, so by organising your wedding in a country where you would have your holiday normally will help you to feel more relaxed and happier than you ever would in the UK. The fact that everything will be taken care of if you use a specialist in organising weddings abroad will also help when it comes to adding those important finishing touches.