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Create your own Fairy Tale Wedding Abroad

The land of the castles and the beer cellars with proper, snowy winters and beautiful blooming summer times. The Czech Republic is a prosaic name for a lovely place, full of drama, mystery and history. The ideal place to get married, pledge your lives to each other and eat duck with cherries washed down with beer.
There are castles and chateaus dotted all around the countryside outside the country's capital, Prague. Most of them were abandoned during the Cold War and left to crumble amid overgrown gardens and fallen trees. Now, a new generation of Czech entrepreneurs, often backed by foreign investors, have started restoring these historic buildings, building on their history by sympathetically renovating them back to their former glory. Highlights include beautifully chandeliered rooms that manage to look intimate and theatrical at once and are perfect for weddings; local food perfectly prepared; cosy and comfortable rooms; not forgetting the obligatory in-house spa for pre and po…

Australia - Getting Married "Down Under"

Every year, hundreds of couples from the UK travel to the other side of the world, or as many refer to it– ‘Down-Under’ to get married.Perhaps it has always been your dream to visit Australia, to see the spectacular Sydney Opera House right on Sydney Harbour, to dive through the beautiful blue waves on Bondi Beach or to travel into the red centre and visit Uluru – the true Aboriginal name for Ayres Rock and see the sun rising over its massive height, turning the rock into a huge red and golden spectacular.Perhaps your honeymoon dream has been to cruise the Whitsunday Passage calling in at all the islands along the way or to bask in the warm tropical sunshine up at Cairns and Port Douglas in North Queensland.Perhaps the attraction for you are the famous vineyards of the Margaret River south of Perth in Western Australia or the stark white sands of Broome on the north west reaches of this vast and wonderful land.Each year as a Civil Marriage Celebrant, I marry hundreds and hundreds of c…

Save money on your wedding abroad

One of the major costs if you have a wedding abroad is the cost of transferring the money to pay your wedding planner abroad. Bank charges can be high and credit cards don't always offer the best exchange rate, so one good way to minimise the cost of exchanging your money is to use an independent currency broker.
We have teamed up with World First Foreign Exchange to give you access to excellent exchange rates worldwide - you can even check out the cost of the conversion from one currency to another on our new currency converter page, so you'll always know the total cost of your wedding. There's no excuse to overspend now!

For further details please also see our latest press release.

New Wedding pages

We're always trying to bring you the most information possible about getting married abroad, so we've added a few new pages to the site recently to give you even more wedding abroad ideas.

Ethical weddings are big business these days and there's no reason why your overseas wedding can't be "green" as well, you've just got to think about it a bit more than a "regular" wedding - take a look at our new Ethical Weddings page for some great ideas!

If you're thinking of eloping any time soon, it's more than possible to do at short notice, however there are some things to think about, especially if you just want to run away now and get married! See if we can help you remember all the important things you need on our Elope Abroad page.

Now, you may be happy about not inviting all your family to your wedding abroad, but they could very well want to be there to support you on your special day. In the 21st Century the best of both worlds are possible …