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Destination wedding

By admin on March 24th, 2006 0 comments yet. Be the First

PugliaAh, Britain… what will the weather be like today? If you’ve ever had to wear a sweater in the height of summer or gone short-sleeved in the middle of December you’ll know exactly what I mean. This country is renowned for it’s ability to be completely nonsensical in the weather stakes. So, instead of hoping for the best, why not run off somewhere abroad and and get some guaranteed sun (or guaranteed freezing if that’s what you want). Tips for the day after the jump.

The dress

Vanessa Harding, director of exclusive wedding planners Rocks & Frocks says, "Remember the time of year that you are marrying and the country – if you are marrying abroad, choose a dress that is easy to carry/ pack, one that will not crease easily and one that is light enough for you to wear in the heat or heavy enough to keep you warm if you are marrying in the cold."

The destination

Many venues now cater for overseas couples. We love the Ice Chapel in Sweden, Ladera in Soufriere, St Lucia (voted best hotel in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler) or Puglia in Southern Italy.

Who should I invite?

Who ever you like is the simple, and not very helpful, answer. Destination weddings are a great way to keep costs down by only inviting core family and favoured friends whilst also having a dream holiday that starts immediately. Just make sure you give them plenty of notice as they may need to save up.

Whilst you may be all abroad together, that doesn’t mean you have to spend all you time together. Schedule in the odd day out for family days out or breakfasts, then go off exploring, just the two of you. And his mum.

Things to remember

Passports! You can’t get anywhere without them. Also check out any innoculations you may need for more far-flung locations in time and don’t forget visa applications.

Double check exactly what is included in the package price, does it cover registrar fees, flowers, cake, wine? Are these negotiable?

Don’t forget the rings… or your hubby-to-be, because finding one on the day will be a chore!

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