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Wedding abroad: a dream or a reality?

1From year to year, more and more couples prefer to celebrate the most important event in their lives abroad. One of the main reasons is the desire to make the wedding memorable and truly magical.

Now this desire is not only a dream – it can be embodied and the memories will stay with you for many years. Moreover, a wedding abroad can be not only a celebration, but also an official marriage registration.  You need to take into account that in case if you decide to hold an official marriage registration – your couple will have to prepare all the necessary documents, in case of the symbolic wedding you would not have to solve these problems, because it is a performance, not an official celebration.

By the way, if you are planning to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you, contact us!

However, in some countries, such as China, Thailand, Egypt or the United Arab Emirates, only a beautiful symbolic ceremony can be held.

Now Czech Republic, Cyprus, Cuba and Italy are popular destinations for this purpose, but the leaders among future newlyweds preferences are tropical islands, such as Seychelles, Maldives and Dominican Republic.

In these countries, wedding services are well developed, but if you decide to fulfill all the preparations yourself, that could lead to some difficulties because you ought to control all the process remotely.

Of course, you can always use the help of the wedding agencies that help to save time and nerves and give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of preparing for the celebration, without thinking about whether all the documents are ready on time.

The cost of a wedding abroad

As for the cost of the wedding, the ceremony itself and the preparation can cost a relatively small amount of money. When organizing a wedding abroad, you need to take into account the following:

  • Organization of the wedding ceremony.
  • Rent a place for marriage.
  • Providing decor for the ceremony and a Banquet hall.
  • Rent a car.
  • Music, champagne and fruit, bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere.
  • Wedding coordinator services.
  • Interpreter services.
  • Hotel booking.

Those couples, who decide to hold an official marriage registration ceremony, need to take into account the following nuances:

  • Documents for marriage (actually you need them only in case of the official marriage registration) .
  • Translation of documents.
  • Payment of state duties and fees.
  • Payment of marriage registration certificate and its Russian-language copy (if you choose the official registration of marriage abroad).
  • Marriage ceremony + services of a judge who conducts the marriage.

Most often, when a couple in love raises the question of where to hold the wedding ceremony, the option of the wedding abroad is rejected because of the seemingly high cost. However, a wedding abroad does not always require large sum of money, so it is possible to organize enchanting celebrations abroad and at a reasonable price. Now there are a huge number of options for countries where you can go and embody the dream of a fabulous romantic ceremony. For example, some couples choose Europe for their special day. And, indeed, it fascinates with its beauty, architecture and spirit of the past. However, it should be remembered that when planning a celebration in Europe, you cannot be sure that you will meet great weather, and the cost of the celebration can be many times more than you have expected.

If you dream of a chic ceremony as if from the covers of magazines – then there is no better place for the birth of your family than the fascinating tropical islands. For example, a wedding in the enchanting beauty of the Dominican Republic on the coast of the ocean or the Caribbean sea can get magically fabulous. It is unusual, exotic and will surely leave bright memories in your life. The organization of the wedding ceremony varies depending on the preferences of your couple and starts from $ 600.

If your couple dreams of a fairy tale in which you will become the main characters, if you want to wake up in the morning and breathe the smell of the ocean, if you want to run barefoot, holding hands, on a white beach, say to each other the cherished “Yes” to the sound of the waves and fall asleep, looking at the beautiful sunset outside the window – then the wedding on the islands is the perfect choice for a new step of your love story.

Moreover, the undoubted advantage is the ability to combine the ceremony and the honeymoon.  In this case, the amount of about $ 5,000 covers the flight to the Dominican Republic for two, the week of your couple’s stay in the hotel on the “all inclusive” system, as well as the wedding package at one of the proposed locations, which provides everything you need for a bright and romantic ceremony:

  • Rent location for your ceremony;
  • Transfer;
  • 2 hours of professional photo shoot;
  • Arch, decorations, table decoration, bridal bouquet and wedding style boutonniere for the groom to choose from our catalog;
  • A bottle of champagne and festive glasses for the newlyweds;
  • Special offer – sand ceremony that will capture your feelings.

It should be remembered that the cost of a wedding abroad is usually calculated for two, for this reason, the basic package of services, as a rule, does not include the rent of a Banquet hall and hotel rooms. All this should be calculated additionally depending on your preferences and the number of invited guests.

Symbolic wedding abroad

Despite the fact that a symbolic wedding is not an official marriage registration, it does not diminish the magic of what is happening – it is a romantic fairy tale that has become a reality only for your couple. The most important thing about symbolic ceremony is that you will not need to solve any paper issues related to the documents. During the ceremony, you will need to sign the marriage certificate, but this is a formality, and the certificate itself has no legal force neither in your home country, nor in the country of marriage. This is a beautiful and touching theatrical production, the scenery of which are fascinating landscapes, in front of which you will utter emotional vows of your love and fidelity.

Symbolic wedding abroad

By the way, if you are planning to organize a wedding in the Dominican Republic, then I will be happy to help you, contact us!

The cost of a symbolic wedding abroad can vary significantly. You can arrange a ceremony inexpensive, going to an exotic country, or for a lot of money, organizing it in Europe. All depends on:

  • country,
  • season,
  • selected hotel,
  • level of service,
  • program,
  • exchange rate,
  • additional service.

Now many couples want to dive into a fairy tale, organizing a symbolic ceremony on the islands, for example in the Dominican Republic. The ceremony on the islands is sure to be remembered for a lifetime because of:

  • Exotic landscapes (white sandy beaches, palm trees, azure clear waves of the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic ocean, unforgettable sunsets) just for you two;
  • The opportunity to combine the wedding and honeymoon;
  • Non-traditional celebration;
  • The possibility of a wedding at any time of the year;
  • Guarantee of a great weather;
  • Fascinating wedding photos;
  • Affordable price.

Οrganization and the conduction of the wedding abroad requires a lot of effort due to the fact that you need to control all process remotely, at a distance. In this case, to avoid unnecessary worries and take into account all the nuances, a great option would be to use the services of a wedding agency that will do everything for you. The organization of a turnkey wedding includes the whole process: from choosing the place of celebration to a bridal bouquet and a boutonniere for the groom.  Usually, the package of wedding abroad includes the following services:

  • Wedding coordinator.
  • Collection of documents.
  • Translation of documents.
  • Selection of the wedding venue.
  • Ordering the decoration of the room.
  • Providing the ceremony and banquet with the necessary equipment.
  • Selection of the wedding team (wedding host, photographer, videographer, makeup artist, hairdresser, coach for the first wedding dance).
  • Logistics of the event.
  • Creation of individual design of invitations, order printing and mailing.
  • Ordering flowers for the celebration (wedding bouquet, boutonniere, decorations in the hall, on the arch, and on the tables for guests).
  • Order wedding cake and candy bar.
  • Selection and ordering of wedding accessories.
  • Purchase and delivery of alcohol.

As you can see now, a wedding abroad is not a luxury, but a fairy tale that can become a reality and forever remain in your memory as unforgettable memories.