Tying the Knot Overseas

Katrina Smith on 12 March 2019

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Weddings overseas are becoming more and more popular, with beautiful locations, exceptional weather and prices kinder to your wallet than a UK wedding.

Planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting times of your life – but it is also one of the most stressful. From grand arrangements to the finer details that make your wedding unique, there’s plenty to organise to ensure your wedding goes without a hitch. When planning a wedding overseas, as a Travel Counsellor I will work alongside you to give you complete peace of mind. From ensuring legal documents are in order to working with staff in resort to make them aware of all your wants and needs, making for a wonderful wedding with none of the worries.

Back in 1997 I was given the task of putting together the first Weddings brochure for a large tour operator. I travelled around the Globe attending weddings and sourcing unique locations for the “special day” One of my favourite destinations close to home was Cyprus, even back then this was a popular destination for weddings. Today Cyprus is even more popular. It is easily accessible from the UK and relatively inexpensive, which makes it possible for your family and friends to be with you on your special day.

Further afield the Caribbean is a very popular choice for a beautiful, relaxed wedding on the beach. I recently organised a wedding for some clients at the Rendezvous Hotel in St Lucia. The hotel is quite simply made for romance. Here you can choose to marry in a tropical garden, under a canopy on a secluded stretch of beach, or even on your own private island!

Many hotels will give you the guarantee of just one wedding per day, giving you an exclusive and special day. The Beachcomber Hotels in Mauritius offer this benefit. Mauritius has become hugely popular for weddings with a wealth of beautiful tropical settings, with a beachside wedding in the late afternoon proving to be the most popular.

If you decide to get married in the UK and honeymoon overseas there are some wonderful places to visit but do remember that although Summer weddings are very popular here in the UK, many long haul destinations may not be so warm, or you may be visiting during their rainy or hurricane season. It is always best to check with a reputable travel agent, who also may be able to offer honeymooners little extras, such as free upgraded rooms, bottles of wine, flowers or fruit on arrival in the room. I recently arranged for a complimentary romantic sunset cruise for honeymooner clients staying in Mauritius, this is something they will remember for ever.

If you would like more information on making your wedding overseas perfect, then please give me a call.

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