Planning a Wedding Abroad: Five Steps to Making Your Dream Destination Wedding a Reality

This is a sponsored post in partnership with TUI

Congratulations on getting engaged! Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting experiences in life, and this is enriched when you decide to combine it with the experience of getting married abroad.


Having a destination wedding opens you up to lots of exciting options, including unique settings, amazing food and, dare we say it…less worry about the weather!

If you are thinking about hosting your wedding abroad and making it into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for you and your guests, TUI can make that dream a reality. Read on to discover just how easy it is to have a destination wedding with TUI.

Step One: Research

First things first, it’s time to dream! Think about what you want when you picture your wedding.

Do you picture sunshine and white sand, or pine forests and crisp air? Do you want your guests to enjoy a beachside barbecue or fresh pasta in a luxurious courtyard?

Once you know what setting you’re both thinking of, read TUI’s wedding brochure to see all the destinations on offer – which one matches up to your fantasy? There are over 13 destinations available around the world for your wedding abroad with TUI, from Italy and Ibiza to Mexico or Mauritius! Whether you want blissful beaches or rustic wilderness, you’ll be able to find the perfect setting to suit your wedding style.

TUI can advise you on all the little details – if you’re dreaming of a church wedding for example, consider Cyprus where Anglican services are carried out by an English minister.

Step Two: Talk to TUI’s Wedding Experts

The Weddings team at TUI know everything there is to know about their many wedding destinations and will be able to give you expert advice. You can call the Weddings team on 0203 451 2689*. TUI’s experienced advisors will talk you through potential destinations, wedding types, dates, budget and how many guests you want to have.

Whether you’ve decided on a blessing on the beach or saying your vows in a winter wonderland, they will be able to break down exactly what is available to you and help you find the perfect package to suit your wedding style for your wedding abroad.

You also get some special extra touches when booking your wedding abroad with TUI, such as 5kg of extra luggage each for the wedding couple, and a wedding outfit box for every couple so you can rest assured your precious wedding items – including those outfits for the big day – will arrive safely.

Couples can also take extra special items, such as the wedding dress, as hand luggage so it arrives safely.  

Step Three: Get Booking

Now you know what kind of package you want, and where you want it to be, it’s time to get booking! Make sure your nearest and dearest are available to travel for your chosen dates – giving people plenty of notice is essential for a wedding abroad. The TUI advisors will be able to talk you through the wedding contract, explaining everything in detail.

TUI’s destination wedding packages are added on to stays in their resort, so you know you’ll get plenty of time to really celebrate your big day. You can really embrace the chance to spend quality time with all your loved ones in the amazing destination you’ve picked.

TUI packages are ATOL protected, giving you additional peace of mind about your destination wedding.

Step Four: Start the Countdown

When booking your wedding abroad package with TUI, you’ll need to provide them with three potential dates and times for your wedding ceremony – they will come back to you to confirm your date ahead of your visit and you’ll be kept in the loop the whole way. If you have a specific date you want your wedding abroad to take place on, ceremonies in Greece or Cyprus can be confirmed instantly.

Step Five: Call Your Coordinator

Your wedding abroad with TUI package includes your own personal wedding coordinator! They are based at the resort or in the hotel, so they’ll know the intricacies of planning a wedding there better than anyone.

They will sort all the practicalities for you – from sourcing suppliers to helping you set up a stream of your ceremony for those back at home. Any little extras you want on the day, your wedding coordinator will be there to help make this a reality.

The details of your personal wedding coordinator will be included in your destination wedding contract so you can get in touch with them as soon as everything has been confirmed!

TUI will also send you a destination pack with a list of all the documents you need to carry out your wedding in your chosen destination, so you don’t have to stress about additional research.

Planning the perfect destination wedding to suit you has never been more straightforward! Get in touch with the TUI’s wedding experts today to start planning your dream wedding abroad.

*Calls to 020 numbers cost the standard rate from UK landlines, but calls from mobiles may be higher

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