(Closed) International destination wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
Post # 5
10 posts

That’s wonderful. I did a wedding in London with a group from Boston once and planning a destination wedding of that caliber is tricky but soo much fun. I would love to give you some planning tips… send me a private message if you want them.

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am getting married in Dominican Republic! I am carrying on my dress – NO WAY am I letting my Adorae out of my sight… LOL There is a great site for destination brides – http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com

Post # 7
8365 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I had an international wedding (from Australia got married in the USA). Given that Ireland is an english speaking country I don’t think you will have any issues as long as you check with your own country on the legalities of the marriage (as in if it is recognised by your home country as legal).

Weddings are weddings whether they happen in the USA or elsewhere. Some have problems and some happen without any hitches. An international wedding is no different and are as easy or as difficult as you make it!

Get things in writing (as you would at home) and you should be fine. If you are not visiting the venue prior to the wedding then yes you do need to take things a little on faith but as long as you research the companies that you are working with and read/seek reviews of their services but i would suggest this even if you get married at home!

I took my dress as hand luggage and got it steamed when I arrived at the destination. But other people ship it ahead of time, buy it at the location or buy an extra seat on the plane for it.

Good luck

Post # 9
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are getting married in Scotland next year and at first it can be a little daunting but so far we have had no problems in doing it.  One thing you may wish to look into is the the legalities of entering the country to marry – we are having to get a Marriage Visa from the UKBC (United Kingdom Border Control) in order to marry in Scotland, so not sure if Ireland would fall under that too. 

Check the legalities of residency before marriage but the registar over where your marrying should be able to provide you with ALL the information you will need like this so you may wish to contact them soon.

Best of luck 🙂

Post # 10
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not crossing the pond, but mine is in Mexico. I haven’t run into major issues yet, besides vedors taking sometimes 3 weeks to respond to emails!!! lol. I Kinda have to go with the flow, I find other cultures just aren’t as in a rush as we are. 

I have a friend who got married in Ireland, she LOVED It. Only one snag came up. She  HATED her hair. They had her looking like the bride in the Made of Honor movie. She tried to get them to fix it but they kept telling her it couldn’t be more perfect. So she went back to her hotel to get dress, but not without sobbing first and then taking her hair apart, washing it and redoing it herself. So, try and get to Ireland early, and don’t slack on the hair trials.

Post # 11
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love Ireland.  I would have LOVED to get married there as we are already overseas.  But most of our family hates to fly and money was a major factor, so we wound up getting married in Vegas….still a flight but they refused to get their passports.  

As for the dress, I put mine in a garment bag.  I wanted to see if the flight attendents would let me store it somewhere instead of the overhead bin.  Unfortunately our airlines said they could not do it…so I put it in my carry on bag and had it steam cleaned when we got there.  Funny part was on our way back, we had an unexpected overnight delay in London and all I had was my dress.  I joked with Darling Husband that I was gonna wear it on the plane the next day since it was my only other set of clothes….I didn’t but I was tempted!

Post # 14
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m getting married in Hawaii!  So excited!  We already booked the package and everything.  We still have coupld things left to do (waiting for my dress, buying a veil, clothes for my Fiance and our son, and our wedding bands) and then we’re all set!

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