Why Everyone’s Getting Married Abroad


It seems like weddings abroad are happening all the time, now. Apparently, 1 in 6 couples are crossing the big pond to get the perfect wedding and it’s been going on for some time. You’ve got to wonder: what happened? Why is everyone suddenly getting married everywhere else but home? Well, let’s have a look into that and see if we can’t convince you to have a wedding abroad, too.


Of course, weather is unpredictable. It will always be terrible and you can guarantee that it will be at its absolutely worst when you want it least. That’s how you get torrential rain, thunderstorms and miniature hurricanes crashing your wedding. Well, the best solution to that problem is obviously to go abroad, where it’s always sunny. Find somewhere nice and warm to get hitched and get one problem out of your head.


You wouldn’t think that you could save money by putting your wedding on a plane, but apparently you can. There are lots of different ways that brides and grooms manage to save thousands on their wedding by taking it overseas. One way in which they can do that is by buying a wedding package. Lots of travel agencies and holiday resorts offer all sorts of deals and plans for couples abroad and they plan most of the wedding for you. Also, because weather and scenery aren’t an issue when you go overseas to somewhere nice and sunny, people seem to not want to go overboard on the costs when they’re abroad. As it turns out, a lot of people prefer bare feet on the beach than sapphire stilettos in Surrey. It just goes to show that a change of scene can really do you wonders.

Getting Away

Sometimes you can’t stop thinking about your problems unless you get away from them. A warm bath might stave off the stress for a short while, but when it comes to your wedding the last thing you’ll want to think about is that email you forgot to send to your boss, or that stain on the rug that still needs cleaning out. Getting out of the country can really help you leave your worries behind and soak in the atmosphere of your special day. It can work wonders for your guests, too. Instead of leaving early with the complaint that they have to go to work the next day, everyone can appreciate a weekend away.

Getting the Right Pictures

None of us want to admit it, but we like to impress people. Although this reason might not be relevant to you: a lot of people like to get married abroad because it seems impressive. You can show off photographs of you and your partner at the foot of a mountain in Sweden, on a gondola in Venice, or on a Parisian balcony. For a day that special you’ want to do everything you can to make sure you and everyone else remembers it.

Now, we wouldn’t want you to think that getting married abroad is all white roses, golden sands and mason jars with tea lights in them. It comes with its fair share of costs. Even though you might not be forking over the cash, your guests probably will. Unless you’ve been generous enough to pay for their accommodation, food and travel, guests can be expected to spend on average around £2,000.

Also, there’s always the chance that things could go wrong. Weddings never go completely go according to plan. But, if you fill out an application with EHIC you can get health insurance coverage in any European destination which would definitely come in handy when things go wrong. Overall, there are a lot of benefits that come with getting married abroad but it is definitely a big commitment. If you’re looking for something simple and scenic, it’s the perfect choice for you.