As the world endures the hit of this tragic pandemic, we’ve tried to shed a little light for all of you who may have had to postpone their own wedding.
Admittedly, the thought of your dream wedding that you may have been planning might be slightly painful. But, to help you through these dour times we’ve put together this article in the hope it’ll help get your imagination flowing. So, you can once again start to look forward to your big day.
Do you want to tie the knot with the sand between your toes and the sound of the ocean in your ears? A dream wedding abroad may once have been just fantasy, but with the cost of weddings in the UK being pricey it can actually end up being a cheaper option. It’s important to continually check exchange rates when planning your wedding abroad as there may be fluctuations which could influence the overall cost of your big day.
Here we take a look at some of the best dream wedding destinations around the world
No one does beach weddings quite like the Caribbean, with over 10,000 British couples getting married here every year. The most popular of the islands include St Lucia and Grenada, but the size and easy access of Barbados ensures it’s the favourite. Here you’ll be able to lap up the luxury in an all-inclusive resort for two weeks, and you can get a wedding packages costing in the region of £500 – including the planner and all legal fees.
Getting married in Vegas is about the two of you…and Elvis if you want it to be. Vegas itself may be big, brash, glam and glitzy, but that doesn’t mean your wedding ceremony will be. The city is full of small wedding chapels catering for marriages 24 hours a day. You’ll both need to apply for a licence, but with the Marriage Licence Bureau open late and at weekends this couldn’t be easier. The cost in Vegas depends on what you’re after; you can do it for as cheap as $100 or you can opt for an all-inclusive to be arranged from the UK for a little more.
Bali has a dramatic coastline with white sandy beaches creating the most picture perfect backdrop to your dream wedding. The weather is stunning most of the year round and you may even be able to get your entire wedding package for around £500. There is a little red tape to getting married in Bali as you’ll need to get an affidavit completed by the British Consulate and you’ll need to prove that you both belong to the same religion.
Italy continues to be a popular destination for weddings, with the regions of Tuscany and Umbria the stand out choices. You may dream to get married in an ancient Roman village or an elegant palazzo, with the evening spent enjoying an Italian feast. To get married in Italy, couples will need a Certificate of No Impediment in the UK, be resident in Italy for several days before the wedding and apply for a licence in person.