It’s a fantastic vision to get married to your partner abroad. Some top marriage destinations include those who wish to get married in Cyprus and for those more adventurous places like the Maldives.
To ensure that everything is hassle free, you may opt to enlist the services of a Wedding Company who can take care of every detail along the way…for a fee obviously!
But, if you would like that perfect wedding abroad and still save some money along the way, then there are a few things to keep in mind when looking at what you allow a wedding organise/planner to do and what you could undertake yourself.
I’m going to use an example of one of the wedding hotels in Cyprus – The Golden Coast, the reason I am writing about this is I have had personal experience with how weddings work here (I have been to a few here in my time).
If you went to a Wedding Planner about Marriage in Cyprus, they would ask how many guest s you have coming and would essentially contact the hotel and get a rate (normally not the retail rate, but a corporate rate) and pass that onto you, probably with a small mark up. However the wedding planner in Cyprus would also get a commission from the hotel as well.
Now, if you think about it logically most people prepare a wedding 1 to 2 years in advance and many things can change, but you are committing in advance to your number of guests.
From personal experience you are better off looking at a wedding hotel in Cyprus that you like for instance the Golden Coast Hotel Cyprus (you will see that it has a little quaint church where the ceremony is performed right on the grounds of the hotel) and booking it yourself online and well in advance. Out of season you will get better rates, greater choices of room and once booked online contact the hotel and let them know you are getting married there…you will be well looked after!
Many of the other wedding costs you can budget for by visiting local government websites and working out the costs for the Marriage Certificate etc. Even transport could all be organised online…the wonders of the internet make it possible for you to organise a wedding virtually anywhere in the world.