Tips For Getting Married In The UK – When You’re Coming From Abroad
Marriages can be a difficult and stressful time however, it can be even worse when you’re getting married abroad. However, there are many positives to take away from a holiday abroad, which include a holiday away and an opportunity to travel. For those who are looking to get married abroad, there some tips to consider, especially as it can require more than just booking the venue, food and entertainment. Below we’ve listed some tips just for you.
Wedding insurance may seem like the most obvious choices but you’ll be surprised at how many people forget. It’s always important to have insurance, but a wedding insurance policy is crucial. It will in turn help cover the destination, but it will also include cover for things such as your suppliers and any cancelations that could very well happen. It may come at a cost, but I’m sure you’d rather have cover for anything that springs a surprise, rather than financial loss and last minute panic.
Legal Recognition/ Documents
You’ll need to ensure the correct documents and legal recognitions are in place before hand. If for example, you’re moving to the UK after your wedding and your partner is a British citizen, you’ll to register for a spouse visa UK application. You’ll need to identify and understand exactly what types of documentation you’ll need. It’s also worth keeping two copies of each document, just in case.
When you’re booking venues abroad, it’s always important to visit, or get someone to visit the venue beforehand. Venues are sold on imagery; however, you’ll need to get the right feel of the venue when you both arrive. It will be important to get an update of the services you’re being provided, so you’re not left short-handed when the wedding does turn around. In this time you can focus on what you need with the remaining budget.
Setting a date for a wedding abroad can be simple, however, you’ll need to consider the seasons of the country. We know if can be nearly impossible to find a day that guarantees sunshine, however, you can find an ideal time. Check whether there have been weather warnings, especially as prices can vary on the season, once booking the venue.
It can be easy to get carried away with the ability to save money abroad, however, you’ll need to check the ever-fluctuating conversion rate. Once you have an idea of how much it needed, it’s always better to save more, just in case anything pops out to surprise you. Make sure you have covered everything essential (accommodation, airfare) into your wedding budget.