More couples choosing to marry abroad

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Many couples are deciding to marry abroad than staying in the UK, according to new research from ABTA.

This year alone, 1.5 million couples will be travelling to either attend a wedding as a guest or marry abroad, with 65% of them being under 35 years old.

However, some people maybe opting to exchange their vows away from home after the average price of a UK wedding was revealed to be £20,000.

Marrying abroad now costs between £7,000 and £8,000, which even includes couples who want to tie the knot in exotic places, such as Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Couples are also finding twin-centre holidays very attractive too, for example if they wanted a wedding in the Maldives, they can then go to Dubai or Oman to spend their honeymoon on desert camps or high-rise resorts.

Head of communications at ABTA, Victoria Bacon said: “With so many great destinations to choose from, it’s not surprising that weddings abroad are growing in popularity.

“Weddings are one of the most special days in a couple’s life, so it’s very important that if you’re planning a wedding abroad, you research your options thoroughly: talk to a travel professional, who will be able to offer you advice about destinations and experiences; check travel advice with ABTA and the Foreign Office and always book with a reputable company.”

If you think you might have your wedding abroad, check out the top 10 destinations here for inspiration.

Source: Daily Mail 

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