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'Fly With Us' DIY Wedding Invitation Pack by Wedding in a Teacup

If you’re getting married abroad or considering the possibility, you will have worked out by now that every part of your wedding planning requires a little more consideration than if you were getting married at home.

Whether your dream setting is a French chateau, a quirky Vegas drive-thru chapel, decadent Italian villa or an idyllic Caribbean beach, there are plenty of fabulous companies, planners and resorts that can help make getting married abroad work for you and the planning much less stressful than going it alone.

 Top tip: Take wedding styling inspiration from the country and setting you‘re getting married in

French Bonheur Hanging Heart by Retrophenia

These small, light weight, French-inspired favours are perfect for packing!

Set Of Four French Style Glass Bottles by The Wedding of my Dreams

Our sellers specialise in selling online and keeping fragile items safe in the post. Smaller fragile items such as these French-inspired bottles can be carefully wrapped in clothing or towels in your case.

Personalised Beach Wedding Sign by Giddy Kipper

This wedding sign would be a great styling touch for a beach wedding and would make a cherished keepsake of the day after the wedding.

We talk to quite a lot of wedding couples who are planning to tie the knot abroad and the anxieties are often the same. The guest list is often the most prominent worry as numbers are usually smaller so whittling the guest list down can be a difficult exercise requiring lots of diplomacy! Then there are finances; guests will often be expected to pay for flights and accommodation – that not everyone could ordinarily afford. Will you make a contribution? What will you cover the costs of?

 Top tip: Make your wedding thank you gifts extra special by personalising to make them a memento of your trip as well as the wedding day. These are perfect for bridesmaids and the best man and both thoughtful and easy to pack!

Carnival 'Thank You' Card by LOVE FAITH AND HOPE

Personalised Silver Location Bracelet by Sally Clay Jewellery Design

Personalised Silver Location Bangle by Sally Clay Jewellery Design

Personalised Map Heart Card by Bombus

Couples getting married abroad can often feel they’re unable to have a wedding gift list as it would be cheeky to ask for gifts from those already paying considerable costs to join them overseas and to ask for gifts from uninvited friends and family. If you reverse the situation then you might see it a little differently. If your friends were getting married abroad and could only invite a small number and you weren’t included, would you still want to buy them a unique gift to celebrate their special day? And if you were going to a close friend or family member’s wedding abroad, would you still want to buy them a wedding card and small token to celebrate their marriage?

Top tip: Choose some lower priced items for your wedding gift list too, giving guests the chance to buy you a special, original and thoughtful wedding gift, whatever their budget.

'Tea & Cake Please' Tea Towel by Little Mashers - £7.50

Heart Cutting Board by Velvet Brown - from £10

Personalised Egg Cosy by milly and pip - £12.95

Having a gift list isn’t obligatory, nor does having one mean that it is obligatory for your guest to purchase from it; it merely gives them an option and some guidance in choosing a wedding present for you, should they want too.

Top tip: Stay hydrated and don’t let the plane take away your blushing-bride glow

'Foxy Lady' Fight Or Flight Mask by Doll Face Natural Beauty Cocktails

Top tip: Pack well! Handy gadgets such as the Lingerie Travel Pod will keep things safe and in shape in your suitcase and will save last minute panicking when you reach your wedding destination.

Lingerie Travel Pod by Murphy and Page

Another common misconception is that couples have to rely on overseas planners and venues for wedding styling – the distance meaning you have less or little say. For some couples, it would be seen as pure bliss to fly-in and find everything done for them, with little personal input.

However, if this approach isn’t for you, any good company or venue will want to help you tailor your day exactly as you wish (hundreds of miles between you in the lead up to the day should be seen as just a small obstacle!) Just because you’re getting married abroad doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the sort of wedding styling you like and want for your wedding day. Taking your own styling products isn’t as nightmarish as one might think. If you’re worried about space in your suitcases, you could call in some favours and share the love by asking (trusted) members of the wedding party to pack some of your styling items for you.

 Top tip: Think luggage allowance and pack light and compact. Paper decorations and favours are great option as they aren’t hefty in weight or size.

Recycled Paper Heart Bunting by the green gables

Pack Of Eight Paper Boats by Life's a Party!

Party Photo Props - Colour Collection by Peach Blossom

Final Tip: Bring a little touch of home away with you and let it inspire your wedding styling. Home is always where your heart is!

Mini Bunting Hand Carved Rubber Stamp by Skull and Cross Buns

Hand make place name cards, that are light weight and easy to transport. They’ll be stamped not only with love but with a touch of home too.

Later this week we’ll be featuring a beautiful Real Wedding from a lovely couple who ventured off to tie the knot overseas. If you got married abroad or know someone who has and would like to share your wedding story with us, please email us. We’d love to hear about your destination wedding or destination plans? Do you have any tips that can help other brides?

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