Congratulations, you have just got engaged!  Time to start planning the wedding, and if you are reading this, you have decided to have it abroad. It is a day that will be remembered for the rest of our lives. It is a day that we go all out to make sure it goes perfectly, because we only get one chance.

It can be difficult to plan a wedding abroad, but it is worth the effort. You will have many more options and you can make it as personal or as traditional as you like.

Weddings abroad are becoming a popular idea as they offer a new exciting experience and an opportunity to remember the day for the rest of your life.  Your guests get to combine a great family experience with a holiday, and you get to spend your honeymoon with more than just your new husband or wife.  (That can be a downside too – so you should consider whether you have the wedding at the start or the end of your holiday, depending on how much time you’d like alone!)

Who to invite?

Choosing who to invite to your wedding abroad can be a daunting task.   Weddings abroad can be expensive for guests – they have to pay for the whole trip, new clothes, present – some people just won’t be able to afford it.  Make sure you give them plenty of notice so that they can decide whether they will use your wedding as their holiday for the year, for example.  You must not be offended if people don’t go – if you really want them to go then you’d have to stump up the cash!

You should make sure that you have enough space for all the guests at the venue. You should also keep in mind that some countries require a visa or invitation letter before they allow someone into the country.

For those people that can’t make it, make sure you still make them part of the day. The bride and groom can share their wedding abroad with family at home through social media. They can tag their family and friends on the photos they post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. They can also send them a link to a blog post or album of photos.  A great place to do this is Wedding Photo Swap , where you and all of your guests can share the photos of the day.  This is a great place to keep all your memories for years to come.

What to wear?

Choosing the perfect wedding dress for your special day is a daunting task and it is important to do your research before you make a decision. 

There are many things to consider when choosing the perfect dress, such as the venue, location and season. You also need to think about what style of wedding you have chosen, whether it be formal or informal.  Remember, the heat will play a big part, and you are unlikely to want to wear a heavy dress on the beach.  Shoes also are important – if you are choosing a beach wedding then jewelled flip flops are the way to go.

There are many different styles of dresses available in different sizes and colours so you need to find one that suits your personal taste and also your body shape.  Use a Prom Dress Finder, this will then help you choose the best type of dress for your big day and for your bridesmaids too.

Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there that can help you find your dream dress.

There is a wide variety of wedding dress websites that offer plenty of information about the different styles and designers available for you to choose from. They also offer advice on what kind of wedding dress will look best on your body type and what style will work best for your personality or personal style.  The key for a wedding abroad is comfort over style, as you want to remain cool and calm on your special day.

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