Getting married overseas

Getting married overseas

Wedding Idea: Getting married overseas

Picture this: sandy toes, a warm breeze, and an “I do” that echoes through the hills of Tuscany or on a beach in Bali. If the idea of a traditional hometown wedding makes you yawn, consider packing your bags for a destination celebration that’s as laid-back as your love story.

Getting married outside of Australia - wedding boat on Lake Como

First things first – location, location, location. The beauty of getting hitched overseas is that you’re not confined to the same old venues. From tropical paradises to charming European towns, the world is your oyster. Choose a spot that resonates with your vibe, whether it’s a boho beach affair or a rustic countryside rendezvous.

Now, let’s talk about the perks of keeping it small. A destination wedding is the ultimate excuse for an intimate gathering. Think quality over quantity with your closest crew. With fewer guests, you can focus on the people who matter most, sharing laughs, stories, and making unforgettable memories together.

Sure, planning a wedding abroad sounds like it could turn into a logistical nightmare, but fear not – there’s help. Many resorts and savvy wedding planners specialise in making your destination dreams a reality. They’ll guide you through the nitty-gritty, from legalities to local customs, leaving you free to focus on sipping cocktails and enjoying the ride.

Legal stuff

Although most countries through out the world recognise each others marriages often it is a lot simpler to do the legal stuff at home – before or after your wedding. Often the legal requirements to get married in another country require you arrive in the country at least 30 prior. There can also be difficulties with translation and recognition of required documentation. So, the easiest way is to often have 2 weddings ;-). Check out effective and cheap “warm up” weddings here – bit of fun too.

And here’s a bonus – your honeymoon is practically built-in! Transition seamlessly from “I do” to an adventure with your new spouse. No need to rush home; just soak in the post-wedding bliss in your dream destination.

So, if you’re craving a wedding day that’s more flip-flops than formalities, consider the allure of tying the knot abroad. With a casual vibe, stunning scenery, and the promise of a built-in honeymoon, a destination wedding might just be the ticket to the laid-back celebration of your dreams.