We’re getting married in the morning!

When it comes to the biggest and most important day of your life, the setting and scenery is all important. You don’t want to be looking back on your wedding photos and wishing you’d gone somewhere else, or that the rather dingy-looking background was different. Put simply, weddings overseas are big business, booming, and have many advantages.

overseas weddingOf course, this might be the biggest day of your life, but it’s probably also one of the most stressful, especially in the weeks and days leading up to it. Your travel plans heading out to your wedding are also going to be fraught and filled with possible pitfalls, so it’s important to try and minimise stress as much as possible. Whether you’re heading off to get hitched or not, I always find driving yourself to the airport, and even staying over in an airport hotel makes the whole process of travelling easier and less stressful. I do this regularly, booking my hotel and parking package through Airparks, and it means I also save money when compared to public transport. I’ve stayed at several of the Manchester Airport hotels with Airparks, so I can certainly vouch for them, but this is a service you will find at most large UK airports, with different hotels catering for different budgets.

Starting your onwards travel to your wedding day destination in a calm and happy manner is key to helping the whole event begin in the same vein.

wedding cheersYou can book overseas wedding packages with most large tour operators, and this is probably the best way to go, as you will be able to get all the expert advice you need with regards to any red-tape that you need to clear first. Most large companies have a dedicated overseas wedding team, who will be able to help you out with the legal side of things. Booking your travel this way also means that you will more than likely get extra luggage allowance, to help cover the wedding dress, suit, and other necessary items.

Be sure to be a little cheeky at check in and when you get on the aircraft, mentioning to staff that you are heading off to get married – it’s not a given by any means, but some cabin crew may give you a few little extra perks in celebration; if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

An overseas wedding is certainly one to remember, not least for the stunning backdrop, the differences you will experience, and of course, those beautiful wedding photos. Your honeymoon is also sorted too, meaning you might even save money by doing the whole thing at the same time!