More than at any other time in the history of love, more couples choosing to marry aboard. It’s been estimated that in 2013, 20% more people travelled abroad to wed than in the previous three years. All those brides and grooms can’t be wrong… here’s five reasons why you should be considering a very different kind of wedding day…

1 – YOUR INVITE LIST GETS SHORTER

You won’t be expected to invite everyone you ever went to school with AND all your Facebook friends to a wedding abroad. Rid yourself of the freeloaders, cut the wheat from the chaff and find an international location for your special day.

2 – HELP IS AT HAND

With the international wedding boom comes a wedding planner boom. As destinations become more and more popular, professional and experienced wedding planners with lots of local knowledge have set up shop to help you deal with all the foreign bureaucracy.

3 – YOUR BUDGET GOES FURTHER

As long as you’re prepared to be slightly flexible when it comes to things like decorations and flowers, you can save a considerable wedge by getting married abroad.

4 – WHEN YOU CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING…

You’re less likely to get stressed. Consequently, you’re more likely to enjoy your day. Time spend on the most miniscule details of a UK wedding simply aren’t possible when you’re set to wed abroad.

5 – EVERYONE CELEBRATES

Your family and friends are likely to stay in your wedding destination for more than one night, so there’ll be plenty of time pre and post celebrations for everyone to get to know each other and forge new friendships, making yuor day more memorable indeed!