Your Wedding – Home or Abroad?

// Published by Sam, Editor - September 30, 2014

At Home or Abroad?

A dilemma we hear countless times when couples begin planning their special day. We have outlined several points to consider to help your personal decision.


Photo by Michael Marker Photography

Cost
‘Heading abroad will surely keep the overall price tag down’

According to the BBC the average UK wedding will cost £21,000 whilst the Mirror recently published the average cost to tie the knot abroad is £6,500.

Weather

‘We want to be married on a beautiful sunny day’

The probability for glorious sunshine is a lot higher abroad than the UK. It’s always worth having a plan b in the UK, just incase the heavens open! Peak wedding seasons will be orientated around the weather, if you are in the UK or abroad. Remember to consider factors such as monsoon season!

Guests


Photo by Georgi Mabee Photography

Think carefully about who you both would really like to attend your big day. If it is a must to invite; your entire extended family, friends, work colleagues and the neighbours, a wedding in Australia is probably not the best option. Write out your ‘must be there’ guest list, now put yourself in their shoes, will Aunty Sue book flights out to Mexico and gladly book a week off work? This is your big day but whether or not the older generations of your families can attend, will be a huge deciding factor on where you say ‘I do’.

Practicality
A major plus point to getting married in the UK is your involvement with the organising. You can view the flowers in person, have a test run with your hair and makeup artist, pop down to the venue to check your table displays will work

Legality


Photo by Ewan Mathers

If you choose to head abroad research into the particular country and area, local laws may require you to be in the country for a particular timescale before hand to process the necessary paperwork.

 

Remember this decision is primarily yours and your partners, this should be the day of your dreams! Whether you are getting married at home or abroad we have a vast array of wedding photographers to choose from.

For international wedding inspiration check out some beautiful images from Tania and Jack’s big day in Ibiza.


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