AT HOME VS ABROAD
Find out if you’re a homebody or a jet-setter!
If you ask friends and family to travel with you, it automatically turns your wedding into a holiday. Everyone’s relaxed, there’s time to catch up and you can even throw a pre-wedding dinner then a post-wedding beach party the next day. Plus, you’re already on honeymoon!
SPEND SAVVY If you’re on a budget, a wedding in the sunshine can be much kinder on your bank balance. Fewer guests means spending less on catering, and even luxury hotels often offer great value wedding packages if you’re planning to honeymoon there too. Bingo! THE WEATHER
Sun-soaked beaches and garden ceremonies aren’t impossible in the UK, but if your dream day involves guaranteed clear skies and soaring temperatures, heading overseas takes the stress out of planning around the dodgy British summer.
The beautiful, lapping ocean in the background; the golden tans everyone is sporting; there’s just something about an overseas setting and the light abroad acts like a real-life Instagram filter, casting your wedding in soft white light. Gorgeous!
JUST THE TWO OF US
If you have a huge guest list or are struggling to unite difficult families, getting away from it all makes life so much easier. Keep your invites for just the people you really want to celebrate with, or even stick to just you two for a romantic elopement.
EVERYONE CAN COME
Getting married abroad automatically rules out at least some guests, but staying at home makes it easy to include everyone. Only want to ask workmates to your evening do, or have friends with babies who need to leave after the speeches? No problem!
With distinct seasons, a wedding in the UK is always interesting. Go seasonal with your look with soft pink peonies in late spring, rustic shades in autumn, a sparkly celebration in winter or botanical romance in summer – you’re guaranteed a unique look, whatever time of year you get married.
You’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere with as many beautiful venues as the UK. Amazingly grand stately homes surrounded by rolling countryside can be found in every county, making it easy to feel like a real-life princess for the day.
STAY IN CONTROL
An overseas wedding often means handing over your planning to a coordinator, but UK brides can oversee every last detail. Regular meetings with suppliers, venue visits and (most importantly!) cake tastings, mean you’ll be on top of every single decision.
KEEP IT LOCAL
Building up relationships with local suppliers is the easiest route to a personalised day. Whether it’s saying your vows in the church where you were christened or choosing your bouquet with your favourite florist, every detail will be special.