Weddings Abroad On The Rise

Many couples dream of an overseas wedding, fantasising about the sound of waves lapping against the shore or relaxing in a picturesque setting under the warm sun. As a result, more and more of us are seeing a wedding on foreign land as a desirable alternative to the conventional British wedding. 

Wedding company Ionian weddings, which specializes in weddings in Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Italy recently surveyed 800 past clients in an attempt to uncover why British couples head abroad for their nuptials.

Naturally, Britain’s unreliable weather conditions came in as the top motive behind the desire to travel abroad, with 59% of past clients and 58% future clients citing this reason. The price of a wedding on home soil against the reduced amount spent abroad was also another major factor, cited by 35% of couples. Furthermore, 29% of past clients claimed that they have saved between £10-15,000 by having a foreign wedding.

One of the main cost-reducing factors was that couples felt they could avoid inviting those distant relatives and other obligational guests, thus creating a much more intimate wedding. Accordingly, 47% of couples felt this intimacy meant they could enjoy extra time with loved ones before and after the wedding. Many couples used the additional time and money to arrange fun activities with their guests, with 50% of couples organizing a boat trip or dinner party.

Overall, brides felt much more relaxed on the run up to their big day when holding their wedding abroad, with 53% declaring that they felt completely calm and at ease throughout the whole planning process.

Finally, as if we hadn’t been given enough great reasons to pack our bags - an amazing 100% of those surveyed agreed that they would recommend an overseas wedding to friends and family.

So if you’re looking for a wedding that is that bit different, a wedding abroad is a good idea, especially with a variety of packages from Ionian Weddings it seems to be deal of a lifetime.

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