When you are planning a wedding, one of the first things you need to figure out is the venue. In fact, if you want a popular location, the whole event will revolve around the venue because you need to set the date so that the site is available. But I guess you already know that all too well. However, what about people who have their wedding abroad? How do they manage the whole thing? Does it require more effort? Below you will find the pros and cons of a wedding far away.
For one, you get the have your wedding in a remote location or a place you fell in love once. That is every bride’s dream. And I am not referring on the cliché that includes a ceremony on the beach at sunset. Some people want to get married on a mountain’s summit or at the shore of a lake where they first met. The possibilities are endless. Having your wedding in your dream location is something that you will never forget. Not that you will forget your wedding day anyway, but you probably see my point.
Secondly, if you want a small wedding or elope, at least do it with style. Not many people are willing to get on a plane to go to a wedding. It is true that traveling is not difficult these days, but it may seem like too big of a burden for some. However, that will get you the small wedding you want. Plus, if you elope, you can get married anywhere you want in the world, which will make your special day even more special.
Thirdly, you can be 100% sure that you will have the best wedding photos you can possibly want. People who choose to get married abroad usually pick out dream location such as castles, vineyards, or places where the scenery is breathtaking. As you can imagine, the photos will come out fantastic.
The most obvious disadvantage is that everyone needs to fly out for your wedding. If you want your friends and family to witness the happiest day of your life, they need to hop on a plane. They probably will not tell you anything, but it is a significant inconvenience for them. They need their passports, and not everyone has one. Let’s say that a passport is easy to get. But what happens if the foreign country requires a visa? Not all countries issue electronic visas. Going to an embassy just to get to a wedding is a bit exaggerated if you ask me.
The second con is the entire logistics behind a wedding officiated in a foreign country. You need to take a few trips there to make sure that everything is in place. You need to find someone to perform the ceremony. You need to make sure that the marriage certificate is registered in your country of origin once you get back. The list can continue. It is up to you whether you want to go through all that. Maybe it is worth it for you. However, I just wanted to tell you that a wedding abroad is a logistic nightmare.
So what do you think? Do you believe that your dream wedding is worth all that hassle? Or that a wedding should not entail so much trouble? A wedding is already very stressful even if you do it in your backyard. Things change considerably when you want to do it abroad. At the end of the day, the decision is yours, but make sure that you weigh in all the factors, not just the positive ones.