Planning a wedding is a very serious business. It is already hard to plan a wedding in the place you know so well. What more when you want to get married abroad.
It is always essential to contact the local authorities on the country you intend to marry to make sure you adhere to the rules and check requirements to make sure your wedding is valid.
Here is a 5 ways on getting married abroad according to The Independent.
For lakeside lovers
Slovenian legend has it that it’s good luck if the groom carries his bride up the 99 steps leading to the tiny Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the island in the middle of Slovenia’s Lake Bled. It’s unquestionably one of Slovenia’s most romantic spots. Thomson Lakes (0871 pharmacy in canada 230 8181; thomsonlakes.co.uk) has church wedding packages from £1,492. Seven nights’ half board at cialis online the Pension Mayer in Bled starts from £527 per person, based on two sharing, including flights from Gatwick, half-board and transfers.
For Manhattan magic
Central Park, Grand Central Station or even the Brooklyn Bridge are just a trio of iconic locations for your New York matrimonial moment. Everything from lavish celebrations to a last-minute dash to the altar can be arranged for prospective heterosexual and same-sex couples by Ultimate USA Weddings (001 212 563 3525; ultimateusaweddings.com).
On a mountain
You would be forgiven for feeling a bit light-headed as you exchange high-altitude vows on top of Mount Charles Stewart in Canada. Couples are flown from Banff by helicopter and dropped off on the mountain, where a marriage commissioner conducts the ceremony surrounded by views of Banff National Park. Book through Canadian Sky (0843 249 5235; canadiansky.co.uk).
In the Land of the Rising Sun
In a Japanese Shinto wedding, women wear an intricately made kimono and the ceremony involves purification rituals, prayers and a sacred dance. Inside Japan (0117 370 973; inside japantours.com) can arrange a three-day wedding package (which isn’t legally binding), including a ceremony in traditional dress at the ancient Kamigamo shrine in cialis Kyoto.
In Italian splendour
Italy has become one of the key European wedding destinations. Couples who elect to rent one of the stately piles from Tuscany Now’s (020 7684 8884; tuscanynow.com) wedding portfolio get complimentary access to a wedding planner. The price includes a (non-legally binding) marriage blessing, available to heterosexual and same-sex couples.