One in six engaged couples from the UK now tie the knot abroad.
Here’s our guide to organising a stress-free destination wedding:
Should the bride and groom (or their parents) pay for the wedding or should guests expect to have to pay for their own way?
It really depends on your budget but usually the bride and groom would pay for the wedding reception for all their guests (just like at home) and, according to tradition, hotel rooms for the bridesmaid(s), the groomsmen and travel expenses for any VIPs, such as grandparents who might not make it to the wedding otherwise. It’s a good idea to arrange transportation from the airport to the hotel, as well as to and from any ceremony and reception venues if they are different. Guests should expect to pay their own travel and accommodation costs, so before booking your destination wedding make sure you have a clear idea who can and can’t afford to come.