Cheap wedding abroad

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Hi I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to post this on.

My partner and I are looking at getting married abroad in august 2019 we've found some lovely places in Cyprus but it's just so expensive to have your holiday there as we would like a 2 week all inclusive aswell as it will also be our family holiday that year

Has anyone recently got married abroad recently on a fairly low budget in school holidays we are open to other countries to get married in hope someone can help thanks
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  • mgdavidmgdavid Forumite
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    Have you considered the complications of marrying abroad?
    Why not marry in this country and go abroad for the honeymoon / holiday the following day?
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  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    Perhaps not quite abroad, but got married in Scotland once. It cost just over a 100 quid, plus a tenner each for the two old ladies that acted as witnesses.
  • onomatopoeia99onomatopoeia99 Forumite
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    My brother got married in Italy at the end of August or maybe 1st September (don't remember exactly, but it was 36C on his wedding day and there's me as witness standing in a suit :eek:) and they had their honeymoon there as well. They used a local company specializing in arranging weddings for people coming from overseas to do most of the prepartory work. They did have to fly out for a couple of days about six months before to go through everything in person, but it was effectively a mini-break (very off season, only one restaurant was open in the town).

    Whole thing was way, way cheaper than an equivalent do in the UK. About 30 guests who all flew out too, some came from the US etc. and it was Italy, so absolutely lovely. In fact the week we spent out there was what started me learning Italian.

    They didn't have to marry in the school holidays as they didn't have children at that point, I think the date was mostly chosen as many of their friends had children which they bought with them.
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  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    As mgdavid says get married here and then do the honeymoon after.
  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    Halz123 wrote: »
    Hi I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to post this on.

    My partner and I are looking at getting married abroad in august 2019

    Are you really your partner's mother...?

    If not, then the main MRF or Weddings boards would be considerably more appropriate because here, its just plain disturbing.
  • issue I have is that getting married abroad may well be cheaper for the bride and groom but costs the guests a fortune. My sister was looking at getting married in mexico. Beautiful location etc however for me, my husband and two children to attend the wedding was going to cost us 5k.

    She is now getting married in the uk and honeymooning in mexico. I would have gone to mexico (I would go to the moon to see her get married) but our grandma couldn't go that far and I think she realised that a lot of people she wanted there would not be able to come.
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    pogofish wrote: »
    Are you really your partner's mother...?
    She may already have children with her partner, so be a mother....
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  • Of course I have considered the complications and I have a large family and would cost me a whole lot more if I got married in the uk and have to pay for the amount of people we are inviting and some of them might not turn up marrying abroad is not as complicated as you would think
  • How is it plain disturbing that I posted on the wrong thread your just plain rude
  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    She may already have children with her partner, so be a mother....

    No maternal issue disclosed in the OP though...?
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