Our top five tips for getting married abroad
- Do your research. If you want to marry in a country which has a residency restriction you can either move there, or do the civil part at home and have a non-legal blessing in your chosen country (much easier!).
- Make sure you have the time to get the right paperwork. Some countries require translations and apostille stamps, and some countries require paperwork issued within the last 3 months.
- Don’t feel you have to invite everyone you know – many couples have a small wedding abroad and then have a party when they get back for everyone else.
- There are no “traditions” for a wedding abroad, so do what you want to do, not what you think you should do.
- Hire a local wedding planner. They will have the contacts on the ground in the country and will be able to save you money and pull everything together quicker than you could. They also speak the local language, which helps!
From Weddings Abroad Expert – Stephanie Bishop
Stephanie is Director of Marry Abroad, she will be sharing her expert tips to help you if you are thinking of planning a wedding outside the UK.