A Wedding Abroad

There are so many aspects to the average wedding. With the cost of weddings becoming such a big issue with today’s couples it is easy to see why so many of them are traveling abroad to say their “I Do’s”.

Getting married in a foreign country can be as simple or as complicated as the couple decides. There are a few questions that you will want to discuss with your fiancé, and your family, before making the final decision. The trip can possibly save you quite a bit of money in the long run. Be aware of considerations that may need to taken to heart.

You will want to ask yourself these questions before packing your bags. First of all, will you and your partner be able to afford this? Will you have the time to plan the wedding? Will your family and friends be comfortable with your decision and will you be comfortable getting married away from home? This process is very similar to eloping though it can be for many different reasons.

A wedding abroad can be a very exciting event. Devising your wedding abroad will narrow certain aspects of the process, but can possibly lengthen others. You will want to consider the surrounding culture in respect to your planning. Be aware of the language that is spoken; try to make special arrangements for an English-speaking officiant and cover the basics that will involve language. Try to acquire a handbook of commonly used terms and study these phrases for a few weeks before leaving.

Be sure that you have done your homework on the landscape of your chosen area. If you are looking for a particular setting be sure to prepare the arrangements with ample time for adjustments. You may want to set your sites on a castle, jungle, or beach. So be aware that only certain places will accommodate to your desires and it will be up to you to set-up the details involved.

Check the general weather conditions of your chosen area. Before leaving on your trip you will want to again check the weather forecast and predetermine your attire accordingly. Some destinations have a nice climate, while others are gloomy and muggy year-round, so be aware of what you are getting into.

Above all else you will need to check on the specifications of the area. Each country carries its own set of rules and regulations. You want to make sure that you are going to arrive back home legally married. Be attentive and diligent in your preparation and it will certainly pay off for you.

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Filed under: Destination Weddings — vicky at 2:44 pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2009