Top five tips for marrying abroad

Travel experts Sandals share their advice for a stress-free weddings abroad

Think ahead
Spread the happy news that you’re getting hitched abroad as soon as you can. If you send out Save The Dates well in advance, your guests will be more likely to be able to join you. Smiles all round!

2 – Get organised
Don’t stress out trying to do it all yourself – get an expert on your side to help sort out the tricky bits. A personal wedding planner can help with all the nitty-gritty details as well as the all-important style choices. Most importantly, they will also make sure that the necessary paperwork is complete and that all of the legalities are in place.

3 – Make it special
Even set packages can be tailored to reflect your personal style, so start thinking about what finishing touches you’d like to add to your big day. Sandals Resorts offer WeddingMoon® options which let couples plan every detail of their celebration from beginning to end, including wedding theme décor, floral options, cake, candy buffets and flip-flop stations. The possibilities are endless.

4 – Dressing up

Forget faux-fur shrugs and long-sleeved gowns - make sure you buy a wedding dress that suits the sunny Caribbean climate. A heavy, full-skirted dress will be too warm to wear on the beach, but a light dress made with natural fabrics will ensure you won’t wilt in the tropical weather. 

5 – Best foot forward
Leave your skyscraper heels in the suitcase, they aren’t ideal on the sand. Consider wearing glitzy sandals or channel boho chic and go barefoot. Save your posh shoes for the photographs!

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