I'm after some advice and help, if possible, on something I've been considering for a little while...My fiancé and I are get married next summer. I'm absolutely loving planning everything! We have our venue etc booked but I know deep down he really did want to get married abroad. We have been to a lot of amazing countries together, and travelling is his passion. We spoke about it and because I have such a large family that I'm really close to, I wanted them all to be at the wedding but didn't want to expect them to have to travel abroad, especially my granddad who can no longer travel far. My partners been amazing about it, but now and again he still mentions that he wished we could do it still. We're going to have our 'traditional' wedding near us like planned. I just wondered if anyone has ever then gone abroad, on their honeymoon, and had something like a blessing on the beach, just the two of you. I would love to buy a long, white, beach like wedding dress and do something like that so he hopefully feels like we've linked our love for travelling into our marriage. Has anyone done something like this before, or is it odd?! Any advice would be great as I'd like to have a plan before I tell him my idea and have no idea how I'd go about doing this really! Thank you!
I think that's a lovely idea. People do it the other way round all the time, married abroad, blessing back home so I don't see why not. It would also be very personal for you both. Another idea which I've seen done, was to have each table centerpiece as a different place you have visited, so you can link in your travelling there. Whatever you do, the most important thing is that you are both happy and enjoy your special day x
It's definitely something you can do Thomson and first choice offer lots of destinations where you can renewal if vows even if you have only just got married. Hope you find what you're looking for xx
I think it's an amazing idea! And it's not weird at all! It sounds lovely x
We got married abroad with just us and two friends , then six weeks later we had a second ceremony in uk with everything as it would be for a wedding ( had registrar but not legal basis to ceremony ) for all family & friends
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Great idea I had a friend who married in Mexico but said it would of been easier to have had the legal ceremony here then a blessing on the beach good luck x
I saw someone on here that's doing just that but having a blessing at Disney in Florida for there American family.
I think it sounds like a lovely idea. Could see if you could plan it for the end of your honeymoon then ask a few people to go and join you out there but don't tell your h2b and make it your wedding present to him xx
Pop to a travel.agent a d ask what they can recommend. I am sure they can sort you out.
Doesn't matter where in the world you marry as long as you love each other. The place isn't important its what you feel for each other.
And its more special having close family and friends around you on the day. I
We celebrated our 33rd anniversary yesterday and we had day with all our close friends and family in Coventry back then
Pop into your local Thomson branch they are amazing for assisting in organising this, my cousin had this issue and had a blessing abroad so it's definitely something you can do xx
What a beautiful idea. Surprise him with the blessing if you can, you'll have 2 magical memories. Good luck
Me and my partner is the same we get married 23rd Sep this year but unfortunately it's the same for us so why dont u have the big wedding here then when u book ur honeymoon arrange a private Ceremony for just u two to to have a blessing on the beach x that was what I wanted I'm now planning it for next year for our 1st anniversary x
I think sounds like a wonderful idea to do a blessing on the beach but do think it is always safer to make sure any wedding is carried out here in the UK for legalities sake. x
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I have a friend who did this a few months ago. I think it's a wonderful idea. xXx
We did exactly this. We go to Greece all the time and have friends out there. Our friends couldn't come to the U.K. because they had to get their bars ready for the season so we went to them. We had a blessing out there and 30 of our U.K. guests came too! It was amazing. And it helped the wedding blues too because we knew it wasn't over yet! You don't even need a vicar or any papers so it can be really cheap xx
Fab idea.. Do it as a suprise for him
We're the same but I'd not thought of doing it this way round. It's a lovely idea! Interested to hear all the advice
Do it, it sound perfect
Lovely idea. Xx
A friend of mine got married at the town hall and then had their reception in a big marquee because of the same reason. They have a huge family! They then went to Dubai and had a blessing on the beach x
That sounds like a lovely idea, I would probably ask a travel agent once you've decided on a country x
I think it's a lovely idea. I was speaking to someone the other day who said their husband wanted to do so mething similar, but because of wanting family there the bride had it her way (the husband understood) but she made him a deal and said that if they reach their 25th wedding anniversary they would go abroad and renew their vows as he had originally wanted too. And they did!
Me and H2B are getting married in Oz and are considering having a blessing once back in the UK. From what I've seen, I think it's fairly common for those marrying abroad.