More and more people are choosing to marry abroad than ever before and I can’t say I blame them, gorgeous weather, fabulous photos and a honeymoon all in, it’s the perfect scenario and is sure to cost a lot less than a wedding in the UK.
Where better to start married life together than with the sun beaming down on you from a cloudless sky, champagne flowing freely and of course, with the partner of your dreams! For me, starting your new life together in beautiful, relaxing surroundings couldn’t be more perfect. It’s also great for those who dread the thought of those long lost relatives turning up and worrying where to sit them and then having to pay for them!
There are many worldwide destinations which have become popular with the loved up British in recent times, these include;
• Mexico could be for you if you want guaranteed sunshine and stunning photo backdrops. There are many hotels which you can choose to get married in and you really are pampered, from simple vows to full-on luxury with flower girls and steel bands the choice is yours.
It’s a great option as you can combine a fabulous honeymoon here too; the El Dorado Seaside Suites is one of the best All Inclusive hotels offering a great package. You don’t need to be stressed, from the cake to the buttonholes it’s all taken care of; your wedding co-ordinator will arrange everything for you. The only downside for me would be lack of privacy as the other guests tend to be a bit nosy and can’t resist a good wedding!
• Cyprus-A firm favourite among the British though it can be very expensive here, weddings in Cyprus have been popular for many years. The hotels rival the standards of those in the Caribbean and aren’t that much cheaper. You are sure to get some stunning photos, the settings are wonderful, and whether it’s a beachfront hotel you choose like the luxurious Grecian Sands or the town hall.
Family of the happy couple would most probably prefer Cyprus to Mexico as it means that may be able to attend at a cheaper price and a shorter flight time, one to bear in mind! You can include a horse and carriage ride around the town after your vows to celebrate!
• Rhodes-Often overlooked is the small Greek island of Rhodes, weddings have been held here for years but not many people are aware of this. There are several locations to get married on the island, Kalithea Spa or Rhodes Town Hall are two common locations but the most popular venue is the tiny white chapel of St Paul in St Paul’s Bay, Lindos. Named after St Paul who came to the island in 43 AD to teach Christianity, at the foot of the
Acropolis and part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the area is protected. A walk (or donkey) back up to the village of Lindos for your reception will be amazing especially as the sun is setting, fabulous photos will be easy to take here against the backdrop of the shimmering sea. The great thing about weddings in Rhodes is you can stay somewhere that’s a little easier on the budget and arrange your wedding separately making cheap Rhodes holidays ideal so you can spend more on the champagne!