Who to invite

June 6, 2006. Written by

One of the first things to think about when planning to get married abroad, is who you would like to share your day with you.

Just family, or should you invite close friends as well? Or would you rather have a romantic ceremony for just the two of you?

One of the first things to think about when planning to get married abroad, is who you would like to share your day with you. The nature of your wedding probably means that you’ll be keeping the guest list small, so think carefully about who you want there, and who could be left off the list without causing offence.

Bear in mind that whoever you do end up inviting will need plenty of warning. Guests will probably be expected to pay for their own travel and accommodation, so be sure to make this clear from the start and to help them with as much information as you can. Don’t be upset if they decide they can’t make it ‐‐ they’re sure to celebrate with you on your return.

If you choose to go alone, you’re bound to disappoint some members of your family and friends who won’t be there on the day. To make up for it, arrange to have a blessing service or reception party when you return. At the very least, have a video made of the day so that you can share your special moments with those unable to be with you.

To find out more see Getting married abroad

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