This is a sponsored post from TUI
There’s so much to consider when planning a wedding abroad, but one of the things we think is most exciting is what food you’ll get to enjoy.
Everyone attending your wedding will be eager to tuck into some authentic local cuisine, and sample some delicious drinks. We asked the experts at TUI why food and drink is so important at your destination wedding…
From the Moment You Set Off
Delicious food and fancy drinks are always a great way to treat yourself, and when you book a wedding abroad with TUI, this starts from the minute you start your journey.
For an extra cost, why not book an exclusive airport lounge, where you and your partner can sip chilled glasses of champagne as you wait to board your flight.
You can also spoil yourselves by pre-ordering a chilled bottle of fizz and a box of chocolates for your flight! For a small cost, we love the idea of doing this as a little surprise for your partner – what better way to begin your journey to married life?
Getting married abroad gives you the perfect opportunity to sample local cuisine and serve it to your guests as part of your wedding celebrations.
When you book a wedding abroad with TUI, you can explore wedding breakfast menus that include local dishes, or if you want a more informal feel at your wedding, you could look into having a barbecue on the beach.
Opting to include local flavours in your wedding food is a really great way to embrace your wedding destination and delight your guests. Treat everyone to a traditional shot of Ouzo at your Greek wedding to really get the party started, or serve up some delicious rum cake at a destination wedding in Jamaica – it’s the perfect way to infuse your wedding with some local vibes.
If you both love your food and really want to go all out with the local cuisine, you can ask your TUI wedding planner to recommend local restaurants to you – you could explore booking into one of these as part of your festivities, or using them for a pre-wedding dinner or a post-wedding brunch with your guests.
What Would You Like to Drink?
We all know drinks are a big part of the wedding celebrations! As mentioned above, you can explore the option of serving local spirits to your guests to enhance the atmosphere at your wedding.
Some venues may offer complimentary drinks before and after the ceremony – you can check in with your TUI wedding planner to see if that’s applicable. You can also book specific drinks packages through your TUI wedding planner so you know your guests will enjoy a glass of something as they mingle!
Cake at Your Wedding Abroad
Cake is a hugely important part of any wedding, and you’ll be pleased to learn all TUI’s standard wedding abroad packages include a cake – so you don’t need to worry about squishing one into your suitcase!
If you have a specific vision for your cake – perhaps you’re dreaming of a multi-tiered cake with specific frosting – you can discuss upgrading to this with your TUI wedding planner.
It’s your wedding and it’s a once in a lifetime experience, so it’s important to treat yourself! Go for the delicious local cuisine to make the most of your setting, have chilled bubbly on the plane and serve up that ouzo.
Don’t stop there though – make sure you plan a few special treats just for the two of you – TUI offers upgraded packages which can include things like a romantic candlelit dinner for two, or a decadent breakfast in bed. Can you think of a better way to start your married life?!
To find out more about booking a wedding abroad with TUI, head to their website.