OK, so he’s popped the question, you are deliriously happy and want to get married in an exotic location like you have always dreamed of. Visions of the two of you on a beach in a romantic sunny resort or taking breathtaking photos of some far off European country are swimming around in your head. Sounds wonderful, but like everything else in life, this vision can end up having a down side if you don‘t do some research. Lets look at the pros and cons to see if it is really what you want.
You may not be able to have all the guests that you want at your wedding due to the cost, limitations and restrictions involved with travel. You won’t be able to meet with every vendor, and will have to rely on the opinions, interpretations and expertise of the on-site coordinator. The idea of relinquishing control in this way may be a very frightening idea for some people, and cause extra stress. You will need to know the legal requirements for the destination country, as some, especially Europe, require you to be a resident for at least 30 days before you can apply for a license. You will have to take the time to make sure you have the correct, current documentation including birth certificates, passports and notarized documents, and also that your family, friends and wedding party members are aware of what they need. You don’t want to find out the day of your arrival that your best man can’t be there because he forgot to apply for a passport! And one other consideration…is your ceremony going to be legally recognized in the country that you live?