Getting hitched can be one of the most wonderful times in your life. However, it can also be very stressful. It involves so many activities, for example booking a celebrant, choosing a reception venue, trying on wedding outfits, the list is endless. Such activities can drive the cost of the wedding up, making many people opt for an overseas wedding.
Getting married overseas can be a very exciting prospect due to the nicer weather, less likelihood of rain, sumptuous food and the cheaper budget. However, with such wonderful positives come some negatives such as having limited guests on your wedding day, and organizing the wedding from afar. Here are some of the pros and cons of getting married overseas that can help you decide on whether to go for it or not.
You can decide to get hitched almost anywhere-you are only limited by your budget and imagination. Getting wed overseas is much different as well as more exciting compared to getting married at home.
Getting wed abroad can actually be much cheaper than getting wed in your country. Fewer people get to attend the ceremony, making it less expensive.
You are able to choose a location based on weather. For instance, you can choose a location that is well known for its warm weather if you want some sun, instead of hoping for sunshine.
You can combine your wedding with your honeymoon. You can take your vows and have your honeymoon wherever you are. You can also move to another part of the country for a holiday. This is another great way to save money.
Having an overseas wedding also enables you to choose who you invite. The great distance ensures that you have an exclusive and intimate wedding with only those you really want there.
You can get a wedding planner to help you plan the event as much as possible, from the venue of the wedding to the ceremony and the reception. This gives you more time to complete your private engagements before you travel.
Not all your family and friends will afford to attend your wedding (with flights and accommodation to consider). This means that some of your beloved family and friends will have to skip your big day.
Older friends and family may not like the idea of traveling long distances or flying to get to your wedding. It means that some of your great aunts or grandparents will miss out on your big day.
Overseas weddings often involve a lot of paperwork as well as other legal requirements that have to be taken care of. In some countries, there are legal requirements that require you to be a resident of the country you are getting married in.
By planning your overseas wedding far afield, it is less likely that you will inspect the venue beforehand. Therefore, you may get worried about things not going according to plan.
Whether you decide to get married at home or abroad, there will be positives and negatives, so the most important thing is your choice. After all, it is your big day, so make it perfect according to your needs and wants.