AT HOME VS ABROAD

Find out if you’re a homebody or a jet-set­ter!

Perfect Wedding Magazine - - Contents -

EX­TENDED CEL­E­BRA­TIONS

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.

FAB­U­LOUS PHO­TOS

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!

SEA­SONAL STYLING

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.

STATE­MENT SET­TINGS

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.

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