Getting married abroad? Here’s what you need to know

By Sainsbury's Bank

The appeal of a destination wedding is undeniable. Whether you’re dreaming of tying the knot on a tropical beach, in a French château, or under the lights of the Las Vegas strip, getting married abroad can often be less expensive than getting married at home. Plus, unlike the British weather, you’re pretty much guaranteed a sunny day to capture some stunning wedding photos.

However, planning an overseas wedding can mean there’s extra planning and work to be done in preparation for your big day. With all your vendors and the venue hundreds or thousands of miles away, communicating your vision for your wedding can be tough. Visiting the location in advance can ease some of those worries, and there are hotels that offer wedding planning services to take some of the pressure off you.

Additionally, there might be extra paperwork to think about to make sure your marriage is legally binding, and a good tour operator will ask for documents three months in advance to allow time for a marriage license to be processed.

Those obstacles shouldn’t put you off your dream wedding abroad though. If you’re feeling inspired to plan your own, the experts at Sainsbury’s Bank have put together a helpful guide covering everything you need to know about getting married abroad.