Getting married in the UK & ceremony taking place abroad

edited 12 May 2014 at 5:39PM in Weddings & anniversaries
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edited 12 May 2014 at 5:39PM in Weddings & anniversaries
Me and my other half have been discussing the idea of getting married abroad.

I have just been reading about getting married at a local registry office. Is it possible to get legally married in this country and then have a 'symbolic wedding ceremony' abroad i.e. basically acting out the wedding at a nice hotel in Greece or somewhere with friends/family present but with all the legalities having already been done in the UK?


  • aneresaneres Forumite
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    I got married in Greece but they also had the option to renew your vows.
  • MrsC....tobeMrsC....tobe Forumite
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    They do the symbolic weddings in Italy aswell. We got married in Cortina D'Ampezzo in Northern Italy (in the Dolomites) and many of the websites tell you about the symbolic option too although we had the assistance of a good friend who basically organised our wedding from start to finish!
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  • I can't see why not - the legal part is usually the most complex so if you just wanted a symbolic wedding it would make it much easier for the hotel/venue. Email a couple and check?
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