With the unmistakable variety in the British weather, couples are increasingly opting for celebrations abroad, with 24% of marriages being destination weddings. Whether you’re looking for a classy and romantic Parisian wonderland or a beach side celebration in the summer sun, elopement may be the answer.
9 out of 10 couples choose to marry abroad due to the weather. The unpredictability of the weather in the UK is enough to drive couples to the warmer climates of destinations such as Italy, Morocco or the Seychelles to name a few. These are some of the most popular destinations to get married, with Las Vegas an exciting option and Dubai coming close behind them with its rich culture and luxurious atmosphere.
Costs are also an ever-growing factor in todays society, with the average spend on a destination wedding at approximately £19,500 as opposed to the average of £32,000 for a wedding in the UK. You can certainly find a variety of very cost-effective destination wedding venues to suit your budget, as well as some on the more luxurious scale. Take a look at our partner website Beyond Weddings – they provide an exquisite and unique selection of overseas wedding venues in a huge range of destinations.
They also work with some expert wedding planners. We highly recommend talking to a wedding planner who specialises in weddings in the country you’re looking at. Whilst most of them are usually happy to help with any destination, finding a wedding planner who’s actually resident in that country can really help with the whole process, from organising the wedding suppliers to sorting out the legal documents to allow you to marry abroad.
Which destination would you love to get married in?
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