How to be 100% certain getting married abroad is right for you...
Having got married in the South of France, I would whole heartedly recommend having your wedding abroad.
For me, getting married abroad added an extra touch of magic to an already special occasion. For our guests our wedding was unique and very different from other weddings they had been to. Particularly for our guests who travelled from Australia, going to a wedding at a Chateau in the French countryside held just as much excitement and anticipation for them as it did for us.
However I know from experience the decision to get married abroad is not one you make lightly.
There definitely are both advantages and disadvantages in having your wedding abroad.
So how do you know if getting married abroad is right for you?
In order to help you answer this question I could provide you with the standard list of the pros and cons, however I believe what would be more beneficial is for you to create this list yourself.
After all only you can decide if getting married abroad is the right for you.
By creating your own list you should feel a lot more confident and certain about whether you should get married abroad.
Creating the list will be simple and very beneficial. Honestly it won't be hard and shouldn't take you long.
Start brainstorming, don't think about it too much just write in the appropriate column whatever comes to mind.
If you need a hand to get started here is an example.
Once you have finished your list, what does it tell you?
Does it confirm having your wedding abroad is what you would love to do?
Are you able to overcome any issues that would stop you from getting married abroad, do the positives outweigh the negatives? If yes, I am sure you now have a lot more questions and will be keen to start planning your wedding abroad.
Weddings abroad guide aims to help you do this.
Does your list confirm getting married abroad is not for you? Great, now you can confidently start planning your wedding at home without having the little thought in the back of your mind saying maybe we should get married abroad.
Are you still not sure? Is your heart saying "I want to get married abroad" and your head saying "there will be too many complications"?
Use weddings abroad guide to help you come to a decision.
What are the major issues stopping you from having your wedding abroad?
In my example I wrote down "How would I organise a wedding from a distance?".
Explore the website; find the sections that most closely address your concern.
I would firstly go to the page on organising a wedding abroad and then read the real wedding pages learning how other couples organised their wedding abroad.
Have your concerns been answered? In my example, I feel confident it is not as difficult to organise a wedding abroad as I first thought it would be. I no longer see this as an issue that would stop me from having my wedding abroad.
I am sure you get the picture. If you have addressed all the items on your list and given the question "should I get married abroad" enough thought and attention you will make the right decision.
Still need a helping hand to decide if getting married abroad is right for you?
I highly recommend you try out Choose It! - a nifty little piece of decision making software that can bring clarity, your own clarity, to this very important decision.
Read how one couple started planning their wedding at home but then decided a destination wedding was right for them.
Click here to read their story.
It's definitely worth the read as I'm sure you may identify with many of their feelings and issues.
If you didn't create your own list or are still looking for some of the pros and cons of getting married abroad the following real experiences may shed some light.