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MarryAbroad cites which worldwide destinations offer best value for money, year on year
Save up to 23% on wedding costs by choosing the right location.
By: Marry Abroad
With the average UK wedding costing couples £20,000, getting hitched in another country can work out a fraction of the price and often provides guests a more glamorous and memorable occasion.
MarryAbroad furthermore says couples who take advantage of fluctuating exchange rates can save even more on wedding costs, by choosing their
For example, the site suggests certain destinations are 23% better value in 2015 to 2014, due to fluctuations in exchange rates, year on year.
MarryAbroad recently partnered with company FairFX, which offers couples a free international payment service, as a safe and simple way to send money abroad.
Mariette Ferreira from FairFX states: “Exchange rates can have a big impact on the value couples get for their wedding and trip abroad so it’s important to check where the pound stretches furthest. With some countries as much as 23% cheaper compared to this time last year based on currency alone, picking a destination with a favourable exchange rate will mean that every pound is worth more, so your wedding could cost less.”
Here are MarryAbroad’
Turkey - 23% cheaper this year
A ceremony in summer 2016 in Fethiye and Oludeniz, for just £865.
Turkish wedding organisers Egg/My Wedding in Turkey have been creating dream weddings for UK couples for 12 years. Their great value 2016 package for £865 includes advice on all the legal requirements, guidance obtaining the necessary paperwork, a personal wedding coordinator for two days, ceremony translation, transport to and from the chosen venue, all registrar’s fees, a multilingual marriage certificate and witnesses if required. The fee also includes finding and booking vendors and suppliers for any additional requirements where applicable.
Spending Turkish Lira this year will see you getting 23% more for your money compared to this time last year where you got ₺3.54 for each Pound compared to ₺4.36 this year.*
Canada – 13% cheaper this year
A ceremony in 2016 in Niagara, for just $495, approx. £247.
Wedding planners Elope Niagara are offering a package for two to eight guests, which includes an indoor ceremony in a quaint log chapel or an outdoor ceremony on a private chapel deck at a scenic waterfront property. The package also includes an officiant, music, complimentary witness if needed, five digital photos and use of photography props.
Spending Canadian Dollar this year will see you getting 13% more for your money compared to this time last year where you got $1.78 for each Pound compared to $2.02 this year.*
Greece – 12% cheaper this year
A ceremony in 2016 in Santorini, for just €1800, approx. £1272.
Planners Santo Weddings’ package for two in Santorini includes assistance with the legal paperwork, arranging a Registrar and witnesses, Town Hall Fees, a professional photographer, 80-100 digital photographs, a bouquet for the bride and groom's boutonniere, wedding cake, bottle of champagne, decoration, music, ceremony coordination and transport.
Spending Euros this year will see you getting 12% more for your money compared to this time last year where you got €1.26 for each Pound compared to €1.41 this year.*
Denmark – 12% cheaper this year
A ceremony in 2016 in for just €2450, approx. £1730.
Planning firm A Danish Wedding is offering a deluxe package for two, which includes a ceremony at the City Hall in the town or city where you marry, administration fees, provision of two witnesses, assistance with legal documentation, booking accommodation and travel, hair and makeup, bridal bouquet and photographer.
Spending Danish krone this year will see you getting 12% more for your money compared to this time last year where you got 9.41kr for each Pound compared to 10.53kr this year.*
Croatia – 10% cheaper this year
A ceremony in 2016 in for just €1800, approx. £1272.
Croatian wedding firm Yes I Du offers a ceremony, with legal paperwork and
documentation covered, registration and insuring wedding certificate is legalised at the court after the marriage ceremony (and apostile stamp). The package also includes accompaniment at the registrar’s office to sign documents and sending all marriage certificates home. The team would also provide a full wedding budget, checklist, day time table, official interpreter, wedding coordination, pre-wedding meeting, site inspection meeting, bouquet, groom’s corsage, and make-up & hair for the bride.
Spending Croatian kuna this year will see you getting 10% more for your money
compared to this time last year where you got 9.69kn for each Pound compared to 10.70kn this year.*
*rates captured by FairFX on November 13th 2014 vs November 13th 2015.
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