There are a lot of things to consider if you are looking to have your wedding abroad.
Once you decide on your location, it is important to find out whether your marriage will be legal. Laws are different in other countries and you will not what your marriage to be void due to laws. Ensure all your legal documents are correct and completed before the wedding to make sure everything runs smoothly while you’re out there.
Make sure you pick the right time of year for your wedding abroad. You don’t want to plan your wedding to find out you’ve booked it during monsoon season! Also try to ensure there are no public holidays or festivals happening at the time of your wedding as this will effects costs, not only for you but also for your guests.
Check with your airline when it comes to baggage allowance. You will be taking more luggage with you than what you normally would when going on holiday. It is also a good idea to invest in wedding insurance. This will cover your wedding dress and rings should anything happen.
Ensure you fly out at least 48 hours before the wedding to ensure time to finish any last minute touches and to get over that dreaded jetlag!
Plan your honeymoon to tie in with your wedding. Maybe there is an island nearby you can escape to for a few days after the wedding?
Always check reviews of the hotels, venues and suppliers. You want to ensure you are hiring the best to avoid disappointment on the big day. If you hire a wedding planner, they will know the best places to go and best people to book.
If you are a mother of the bride/groom, you may wish to take a hat to wear. Consider the size of your hat as this will end up being more expensive to carry on the plane. Remember to think about the hat box the hat will come in, this is the measurement and weight you will need to consider when choosing a hat to take abroad.
Not only this, but the weather will also determine what you wear to the wedding. If the weather is going to be hot out there, you will not want a dress with sleeves or a jacket. Think about the neckline and sleeves on your dress. You may also want to consider sandals in case your feet get too hot and swell. The colour of your outfit will also be something to consider. You will not want dark colours for a hot wedding or pale colours for a cold wedding.
There is a lot to consider when planning any wedding, but planning a wedding abroad can be even more difficult.