Marriage, at an overseas venue, is becoming a more popular option for many penny-pinching Brits looking to avoid the often astronomical cost of a stay-at-home ceremony. Whilst a wedding in England is likely to set you back an average of £18,605, the bill for tying the knot overseas is around £13,000 cheaper. But cutting down on cost needn’t mean having to sacrifice certain elements of your big day, with bespoke wedding packages available for a fraction of the cost of those at home.

There are countless things you need to consider when organising a wedding, perhaps more so if you’re planning your nuptials abroad. From checking the legal requirements of the country you intend to marry in, to arranging foreign currency exchange, a destination wedding will certainly keep you busy.

To help you decide on the all important location, we’ve come up with our top four places from around the world for a wedding abroad.

Italy

Steeped in history and lined by a beautiful coast, Italy, the country of love and romance, is among the most popular places in the world for a destination wedding. From blissful beachside ceremonies in Sicily, to keeping it rural in the idyllic Tuscan countryside, or going glamorous in the Italian Riviera, this beautiful country has it all. And if it’s good enough for Coleen and Wayne, it’s good enough for us.

Australia

Home to stunning beaches, gorgeous weather and friendly locals, this long haul location could be your dream wedding destination. Once you’ve convinced your friends and family to make the journey to the other side of the world, an Australian wedding isn’t as difficult as you may think, with minimal legalities and requirements.

Las Vegas

It may be a cliché but there’s a reason why over 100,000 people get married in Las Vegas each year[1]. Particularly appealing to those looking to get married quickly and cheaply, a wedding in Sin City also offers a level of fun and freedom difficult to find in England thanks to its non-stop party atmosphere and quirky character. Be sure to pack plenty of travel money for post-nuptial casino antics.

Jamaica

One of the main draws for a wedding abroad is the option to combine the big day with the honeymoon, and where better to celebrate as newlyweds than on the beautiful island of Jamaica? The island’s diverse landscape means you can choose to say ‘I do’ on soft white sands with crystalline waters lapping your feet, or with the majestic mountain scenery as the backdrop to your vows.

If, however, you do decide to stay at home and have you wedding here in the UK, then let us know. We are based in Surrey but cater for the South Eastern corner with wedding marquees suitable for the most gorgeous of any wedding setting or venue.  Here at Crystal Marquee Hire, we pride ourselves on delivering the ultimate marquee and can hook you up with wedding facility suppliers.

Ensure your big day is one you never forget by enlisting the help of experienced and professional marquee providers.

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