Brits plan weddings abroad
When it comes to tying the knot, the travelling usually comes afterwards rather than before, although many British couples are breaking tradition and planning to fly abroad for their actual weddings.
This is according to a new survey published by ABTA, which found more than 1.5 million Brits were contemplating such a plan.
But while it’s undoubtedly romantic and memorable to fly away from the UK in order to get married in a different country, the survey revealed that the motivation for doing so was actually financial.
According to the research, couples were expecting to spend between £7,000 and £8,000 during their special time abroad, in comparison with the £20,000 it usually costs to get married in the UK.
Favourite destinations to tie the knot include the stunningly beautiful Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Caribbean, which are all renowned for their natural beauty. However, city locations were also popular, with New York and Las Vegas in the US seeing high demand.
In Europe, it was the romantic settings of Italy and Greece that took the top two spots, closely followed by Cyprus. Multi-centre holidays were also popular, with plenty of couples having the big ceremony in one country such as Mauritius or the Maldives before heading to Oman, Dubai or Abu Dhabi in the UAE for a honeymoon.
However, those inspired by this article should be extra thorough when checking legalities and making arrangements as problems can occur depending upon the country.
Be extra vigilant about the security of your finances in particular since £8,000 is still a lot to lose, and be sure you book adequate travel insurance.