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I'd really like to get married abroad somewhere next year. Does anyone have any advice? Any tips on who to use? And to make it as cost effective as possible? I quite fancy Turkey as the destination bu…
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
I'd really like to get married abroad somewhere next year. Does anyone have any advice? Any tips on who to use? And to make it as cost effective as possible? I quite fancy Turkey as the destination but not definate yet.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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1 Like #1
personally i would go for cyprus if it was me, heard of loads of folk doing it there and it is a beautiful island, pathos is lovely.
banned#2
If it's small and intimate great but if your wanting your family to go then don't do it.... we had to go to my girlfriends brothers wedding last year and everyone including us wasn't happy with the fact we had to pay £2k to go to a wedding, we were in northern cyprus which sucked, absolutely nothing to do on the whole island. Plus some family members couldn't afford it and so couldn't go. I always think it's extremely selfish and ignorant when people get married abroad...my 2 cents
#3
yeah I agree with the above post, if you want family to go, don't do it abroad. I looked into getting married in California, as I really wanted to get married in Yosemite, but we stopped looking after his parents said they wouldn't go. (good job we stopped looking too, we split up a couple months later, lol)
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Just make sure it is legal.....watertight.

Recently many cases where wife has wanted a divorce, only to discover the marriage was not legal. Entitled to zero, nothing.

Sorry to mention divorce when you are not even married and I hope it never happens to you. But you do need to be aware of these things, especially if going abroad.
1 Like #5
1. Ignore all negative replies. This is the biggest day of your life, do what YOU want, not what others think is best.

2. Make sure that the marriage complies with the country you are getting married in, and also that the marriage is recognised by UK Law.

3. For those who cant make it abroad for your big day, for whatever reason, consider holding a party or reception on your return.

4. Most of all, enjoy every minute of it coz divorce lawyers are not cheap :w00t: lol sorry, couldnt help myself there, seriously though, enjoy everything about it and everything you do in it....I wish you well :-D
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StevenA2000_uk
1. Ignore all negative replies. This is the biggest day of your life, do what YOU want, not what others think is best.

2. Make sure that the marriage complies with the country you are getting married in, and also that the marriage is recognised by UK Law.

3. For those who cant make it abroad for your big day, for whatever reason, consider holding a party or reception on your return.

4. Most of all, enjoy every minute of it coz divorce lawyers are not cheap :w00t: lol sorry, couldnt help myself there, seriously though, enjoy everything about it and everything you do in it....I wish you well :-D


+1

Cant improve on this advice.

Have a wonderful wedding x x x
#7
starsparkle2311
I'd like to get married abroad too, any tips on finding a groom?:p


Oi! You cheating on me already!?!?!!? :roll: :w00t:
banned#8
StevenA2000_uk
1. Ignore all negative replies. This is the biggest day of your life, do what YOU want, not what others think is best.

2. Make sure that the marriage complies with the country you are getting married in, and also that the marriage is recognised by UK Law.

3. For those who cant make it abroad for your big day, for whatever reason, consider holding a party or reception on your return.

4. Most of all, enjoy every minute of it coz divorce lawyers are not cheap :w00t: lol sorry, couldnt help myself there, seriously though, enjoy everything about it and everything you do in it....I wish you well :-D


This is exactly the ignorance and selfishness I was reffering too.....A year later we are still paying off the loans for the wedding that actually cost us £3.5k including clothes, spending money, insurance etc, at first we said we weren't going but then got allsorts of nasty comments so went and are still paying.... Plus think of your grandparents etc, some maybe can't fly or afford to go so will miss their grandchildrens wedding (pretty much a higlight of their lives)....They also had a party when they got back, again 100 miles from where we lived so more money on travel (we had to hire a car) and hotel, that cost us another £300, loads of the family are still digging about it....

So yeah if you wanna be slfish and think of it as your day and do what you want then fine, BUT be preppared to not get the rosey welcome and be preppared for all the backstabbing etc it will happen
banned#9
iglimpse
Just make sure it is legal.....watertight.

Recently many cases where wife has wanted a divorce, only to discover the marriage was not legal. Entitled to zero, nothing.


That's funny as hell :whistling: :lol:
#10
thanx for the mixed replies
I have mixed feelings about it too and that is why I posted on here. I'm still not sure what we are going to do yet but if I was to get married abroad it would be a small wedding with only close family & we would have a big reception once we got home.
If we get married here in Scotland then it would also be a small wedding to cut costs, I was only going to do it abroad as it could be a family holiday too. I am confused lol
#11
yummymummy2202;5427051
thanx for the mixed replies I have mixed feelings about it too and that is why I posted on here. I'm still not sure what we are going to do yet but if I was to get married abroad it would be a small wedding with only close family & we would have a big reception once we got home. If we get married here in Scotland then it would also be a small wedding to cut costs, I was only going to do it abroad as it could be a family holiday too. I am confused lol


I think most couples start off saying exactly the same thing..........it's going to be small. These things have a habit of taking on a life of their own :whistling:
#12
tinkerbell28
If you do want close family there, then it would be worth testing the water, to see if they would be up for it and most importatnly could afford it with out feeling undue pressue.
If you don't think they can afford it and you won't do it without close family you have your answer.......


yes thanx, i'm going to mention it to them later :)
#13
My daughter got married last week in Florida, she landed on the sunday evening and got the licence on the Monday morning from Orlando court House, as soon as she had the licence she got in touch with a minister (who was also a notary) and for a total of $150 licence and $200 minister/notary, she choose a place called Azalea Gardens in Winter Park (no fee) she wa married there on the Saturday, it was an absolutely beautiful setting beside a lake with tall trees and birds walking all around.
Good luck wherever you choose
#14
octobergirl
My daughter got married last week in Florida, she landed on the sunday evening and got the licence on the Monday morning from Orlando court House, as soon as she had the licence she got in touch with a minister (who was also a notary) and for a total of $150 licence and $200 minister/notary, she choose a place called Azalea Gardens in Winter Park (no fee) she wa married there on the Saturday, it was an absolutely beautiful setting beside a lake with tall trees and birds walking all around.
Good luck wherever you choose


sounds lovely......might need to save hard if I wanted to go to Florida :)
#15
yummymummy2202
sounds lovely......might need to save hard if I wanted to go to Florida :)


not really - go in the school term and it is a lot cheaper to fly, recently thompson fly were £120 p p the car is the nost excpensive but we managed to get a car through uscarhire for £117 for 1 week fully inclusive with extra driver and upgraded and I think you will find your dollar will go further than your euro:thumbsup:
#16
I got married in cyprus in november gone it was amazing hotel was fab weather was perfect and people in paphos were fab if you book your wedding through a travel agent absolutely everything is done for you 15 of us went it was lush and i probably saved 15 grand feeding great aunts best friends neice and her dog if its what you and your hubby want go for it we used thomsons and a friend of mine did it cost me 3 thousand but that was for me my oh 2 teenage sons a 11 year old stepson and my 2 year old a week all inclusive i did upgrade my flowers and other bits plus hairdresser and makeup for 3 adults plus transport for 10 to the town hall was an extra 500 the hotel reps really looked out for us and the gang too good luck in whatever you choose but starting married life with cash in the bank was more important to us than pleasing everyone else luckily as hubby was layed off in feb lol
#17
yummymummy2202;5427051
thanx for the mixed replies
I have mixed feelings about it too and that is why I posted on here. I'm still not sure what we are going to do yet but if I was to get married abroad it would be a small wedding with only close family & we would have a big reception once we got home.
If we get married here in Scotland then it would also be a small wedding to cut costs, I was only going to do it abroad as it could be a family holiday too. I am confused lol

We got married last May in Cyprus and it was great. There are plenty of cheaper hotels for those who might be on a tighter budget. Some of our families stayed in cheaper hotels (ours were all inclusive) and just visited us every so often. They attended the wedding and it was no hassle for anyone. They all got a holiday out of it as well as being able to attend our wedding. When we got back home to Scotland, we held a reception for everyone else who couldn't make the wedding.
I say "Go for it" as it's your day and it's what you want that counts. The money you spend is for YOUR big day, and not everyone else.
#18
welshkaz
I got married in cyprus in november gone it was amazing hotel was fab weather was perfect and people in paphos were fab if you book your wedding through a travel agent absolutely everything is done for you 15 of us went it was lush and i probably saved 15 grand feeding great aunts best friends neice and her dog if its what you and your hubby want go for it we used thomsons and a friend of mine did it cost me 3 thousand but that was for me my oh 2 teenage sons a 11 year old stepson and my 2 year old a week all inclusive i did upgrade my flowers and other bits plus hairdresser and makeup for 3 adults plus transport for 10 to the town hall was an extra 500 the hotel reps really looked out for us and the gang too good luck in whatever you choose but starting married life with cash in the bank was more important to us than pleasing everyone else luckily as hubby was layed off in feb lol


Thanx for your info.....I might enquire at thomsons and see how much it would cost us. I have no idea what so ever lol, i'm looking to do it on a tight budget too as my fiance was laid off in November last year and still hasn't found a job as yet but he is in college trying to better himself for future jobs. :thumbsup:
#19
yummymummy2202;5448362
Thanx for your info.....I might enquire at thomsons and see how much it would cost us. I have no idea what so ever lol, i'm looking to do it on a tight budget too as my fiance was laid off in November last year and still hasn't found a job as yet but he is in college trying to better himself for future jobs. :thumbsup:


Good for him. Why not just do local registry job, then big hiloday when he gets a job
#20
We got hitched at the local registry office. Our wedding cost about £30 total. Didn't have a honeymoon, hubby just took a week off work to be with me and our son who was a new baby then. I can remember walking on air I was so happy. That was 20 yrs and ...11 months ago! You don't need to spend a fortune on a wedding to have a good marriage :)
#21
We got married in St Lucia and it was absolutely beautiful, and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Some people might look at is as selfish, because not all the family came - some didn't come in protest - despite being able to afford it, (It was going to be paid for). We were from a mixed religion marriage and we had family complications... No wedding at home would ever have overcome that.

We also had the wedding party when we got back - and everyone came to that.

I don't know if you can manage a wedding abroad on a budget - I did hire my wedding dress, but you can pick up cheap wedding dresses nowadays that are really beautiful. Even catalogues sell them.

I think if I were you I would do what iglimpse said.

My mate got married this year - she got married in the registry office, and then a friend of hers knew the owners of a pub, and they let the back room for free. Friends decorated the room on the day. The pub was and still is doing a 2 for 1 on meals, so the food was a reasonable cost - and people bought their own drinks.

It was really simple - but it was really lovely.. It reminded me of an old fashion wedding where everyone helped to make it great!

Good luck whatever you decide.
1 Like #22
Zootaga
This is exactly the ignorance and selfishness I was reffering too.....A year later we are still paying off the loans for the wedding that actually cost us £3.5k including clothes, spending money, insurance etc, at first we said we weren't going but then got allsorts of nasty comments so went and are still paying.... Plus think of your grandparents etc, some maybe can't fly or afford to go so will miss their grandchildrens wedding (pretty much a higlight of their lives)....They also had a party when they got back, again 100 miles from where we lived so more money on travel (we had to hire a car) and hotel, that cost us another £300, loads of the family are still digging about it....

So yeah if you wanna be slfish and think of it as your day and do what you want then fine, BUT be preppared to not get the rosey welcome and be preppared for all the backstabbing etc it will happen


that made me blooming rofl!! it IS her day and she can do with it as she pleases.

Me and my oh are going abroad to get married and ive told the family like it or lump it its (and im going to get all selfish here) OUR day we will do it how we want im not getting married because i want to be ohhh and ahhhd at im getting married because i love my partner
#23
Getting married is a selfish affair, but only in the nicest possible way, its all too common for every friend and relation to have an opinion, but really its the couples day.

My own wedding which I am currently planning, we have slashed the guest numbers down from 100 to 36 this is so we can have the honeymoon of our dreams, which is costing double what the wedding is.

I wont tolerate any grumbles, In fact I have just sacked my best man, as I didnt want to invite any children to the wedding, and he has taken offence as he has 4 of them.

If I was the Op, I would get married abroad, with very few guests, then come back and have a big party for everyone else.
#24
I must be too soft lol...I keep trying to please everyone....but I dont think that is ever going to happen :(
I just want a happy day and for everyone else to be happy too
#25
Good luck yummymummy - you've got to go with your conscience. There's no point causing extra stress on your day!

You seem to have everyone's happiness at heart . Therefore, I imagine it is more important for you to have everyone close on your BIG day. It might be that you will have to sacrifice your wedding abroad, so that you can have your nearest and dearest close by.

I hope you find some sort of bargain - so you can have it all the way you want it. Fingers crossed for you!
#26
Butterflies
Good luck yummymummy - you've got to go with your conscience. There's no point causing extra stress on your day!

You seem to have everyone's happiness at heart . Therefore, I imagine it is more important for you to have everyone close on your BIG day. It might be that you will have to sacrifice your wedding abroad, so that you can have your nearest and dearest close by.

I hope you find some sort of bargain - so you can have it all the way you want it. Fingers crossed for you!


many thanks, I sure hope I can decide soon :)
#27
Good luck yummy mummy, its your day no one elses. we are planning ongetting married in cuba in 2011, just the two of us and then having a massive party when we come back. it is going to cost us about £3000, fully inclusive 5 star hotel for 2 weeks including all wedding costs, and private wedding meal, flowers etc xx
banned#28
Hi :)
Im having exactly the same problem, we really want a non traditional wedding abroad in the sun (a novelty in scotland!) but arranging it is a nightmare!!
We decided on Dominican Republic but then found out the paperwork would cost around an extra 3 grand! Then we chose Cuba, but family stuck their noses up. Then we thought of Sri Lanka (week for wedding) and Maldives for a week (as you cant legally get married there) but its a bit more than we wanted to pay. Now contemplating Cyprus but we have had mixed reactions from our family.

We have mused over just getting married here but its just not what either of us want.

Good luck with your plans hun

xx
#29
surfbunny
Good luck yummy mummy, its your day no one elses. we are planning ongetting married in cuba in 2011, just the two of us and then having a massive party when we come back. it is going to cost us about £3000, fully inclusive 5 star hotel for 2 weeks including all wedding costs, and private wedding meal, flowers etc xx


That would be about what we would want to spend but im afraid it would be a fair bit more as we would have the kids in tow and it wouldnt be easy if we had no-one with us to watch them
#30
student_mummy
Hi :)
Im having exactly the same problem, we really want a non traditional wedding abroad in the sun (a novelty in scotland!) but arranging it is a nightmare!!
We decided on Dominican Republic but then found out the paperwork would cost around an extra 3 grand! Then we chose Cuba, but family stuck their noses up. Then we thought of Sri Lanka (week for wedding) and Maldives for a week (as you cant legally get married there) but its a bit more than we wanted to pay. Now contemplating Cyprus but we have had mixed reactions from our family.

We have mused over just getting married here but its just not what either of us want.

Good luck with your plans hun

xx


Goodluck with your plans also xx It is awful trying to arrange it all, it would be ok if someone did everything for you from start to finish lol and that includes pleasing everyone
banned#31
Thought about Bali?

If you fly before 1 April 2009 - you can get return flights with Singapore Airlines for £309 return.

Nicest Island Ive been to..... and thanks to that offer, have just booked less than 30 minutes ago to go back with the missus and kids. (Total came to £1339 inc taxes etc)
#32
guv
Thought about Bali?

If you fly before 1 April 2009 - you can get return flights with Singapore Airlines for £309 return.

Nicest Island Ive been to..... and thanks to that offer, have just booked less than 30 minutes ago to go back with the missus and kids. (Total came to £1339 inc taxes etc)


sounds lovely......might be a little too far for us though

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