Getting Hitched Abroad? The Best Planning Tips & Advice!

So, you’ve decided that you want to get married abroad and are incredibly excited about the prospect. You know that you want to say your vows somewhere warm and sunny, but that’s probably all you’ve got so far. When it comes to wedding planning, the most important thing is to take a structured approach. It’s crucial not to rush the process. Otherwise, you may end up forgetting something important.
Admittedly, tying the knot abroad can be stressful, as there’s more that needs to be planned. However, if you’re smart about how you go about it, that doesn’t have to be the case. To help ensure that your planning is as simple and stress-free as possible, we’ve put together some tips. Take note of these and planning your big day should be a doddle.
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Find the perfect place
It’s natural to want the place where you tie the knot to be special, so it’s not just a case of picking any random place. Perhaps there’s a place you’ve visited before and fallen in love with? Maybe there’s a destination that you’ve always wanted to visit? Aim to pick somewhere that is special for one reason or another. It’s also important to choose a destination that is right for you and your partner; somewhere that seems like you. The destination you pick should say something about your personalities and the types of people you are.
Be smart about expenses
Getting married abroad might be an amazing thing to do, but it will be expensive, and it’s important to realize that. The good news, however, is that there are plenty of ways that you can cut costs. For instance, to cut travel costs, travel as a group. Book a coach for you and your wedding guests to take your to the airport via a site like This will save you and your guests a lot of money on the cost of cabs. To keep plane ticket prices low, book all the tickets together, that way you’ll be offered a group discount.
Make the internet your best friend
The main downside to getting married abroad is that the planning process is more complex. It’s not just a case of popping down the road to try out different cake recipes or heading a few miles away to listen to a band that you might have play. You’re in a different country to your vendors and suppliers. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to make the internet your best friend. Take advantage of the internet to research the area, find the best vendors, and make the planning process easier for yourself.
Vet all vendors
Obviously, you want your wedding day to be perfect, so it’s important to vet all vendors. Reading up about them online is one thing, but it’s still important to meet with them in person, if possible. Aim to visit your chosen location for a few days before booking your venue, vendors, or entertainment.  Use the time to vet your vendors and venue, to ensure that they’re right for you. As that way, you can ensure that you’re making a good choice, and not selecting a vendor that will disappoint. For all the best tips for picking your vendors, sites like can be useful.

So, there you have it, everything that you need to know about getting hitched abroad.

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