When you are on the hunt for your ideal wedding venue, it can be such a tumultuous task, and when you pile on all of the other pressures involved in planning a wedding, the temptation to elope is at an all-time high! We've all thought about it! But a natural compromise for this would be to go and get married abroad. Lots of people do it now because they haven’t found an ideal venue local to them. But what are the pros and cons involved with getting married abroad? Let's answer the question.
It's The Dream Wedding You've Wanted
Picking a location abroad in a sunny climate is the dream wedding we all want. Imagine how fantastic those pictures are going to look, and saying your vows on the top of a cliff, or on a beautiful beach, will just make the day even more special.
Do You Want Your Loved Ones There?
Of course, in planning a wedding in another country, you have to face the facts that maybe everyone won’t be able to come. If you really want the people important to you there, are you prepared to pay for them? There have been instances where parents haven't been able to come because they can't afford it. This can be very hurtful to both parties.
Are You Able To Organize Everything Properly?
Organizing a wedding in your own country is difficult enough, let alone doing it over the phone or through email. Lots of people go for wedding packages provided by specific venues abroad. The Venue Concierge in Calgary, Canada host wedding packages, but it's a hotel where everyone can stay. Automatically, this will reduce the need to research accommodation. But, if you can't afford a honeymoon, and you are using the location for the wedding as a vacation, do you want to spend your honeymoon period with all of your other family members? Think about this.
Are You Going To Have A Party When You Get Home?
Although planning a wedding abroad might work out cheaper, when you factor in other additional costs, such as exchange rates, transport, but also if you plan on having a party when you get home for those who can't make the wedding, is this going to bump up the cost overall? We all want our loved ones to be there on our special day, but is it a cost that we can do without?
At the end of the day, your decision on whether to have a wedding abroad or not is down to you and your partner. Every wedding, whether it's at home, or abroad, will always throw up concerns. And you can't please everyone. But remember, you want to look back on your wedding day as the most special day of your life, rather than it being a pile of stress. If you choose to have a wedding abroad, will you be adding to this stress? Of course, picking a new location abroad will have amazing benefits, and the photos will look fantastic, and it could double up as a honeymoon. But look at your own priorities, and decide if you really want to go abroad or not.
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