The rise of the European destination wedding

The European destination wedding is becoming a more and more popular option for UK couples – with short flight times and a sunny, mild climate, what’s not to love? If you’ve decided on a European destination wedding but aren’t sure of the location yet, we’ve come up with some of our favourite destinations to get you inspired.Greece has historically been one of the most popular European destination wedding locations, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. With stunning coastline and a variety of hotels to suit all budgets, it has something for everyone. Our personal favourite has to be the stunning island of Santorini, where you’ll find a plethora of luxury hotels for your destination wedding.  

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Changing to my married name – before or after my destination wedding?

If you’re planning to change your name after getting married and you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s important to think about the logistics of changing your name. To avoid problems on your return, your flights, visa, credit cards and passport must all be in the same name.It is possible to change the name on your passport three months before your wedding ceremony; however, your passport will only be valid after the date of the ceremony. So if you’re planning on legally marrying in the UK before heading abroad, you could change your name on your passport and fly with your new, married name. However, it’s important to remember that certain countries won’t issue visas for post-dated passports, so ensure that you’ve researched this beforehand. If you do change your name before the destination wedding, it’s essential that you have all of your flights and accommodation booked with the new name.

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Luxury Destination Weddings in The Amalfi Coast: Palazzo Avino

Located in the sunny mediterranean, Italy is an enormously popular location for destination weddings, and it’s easy to see why. Blessed with gorgeous coastline and littered with luxury hotels, couples looking for a close by wedding destination are spoilt with venue options. One of the most popular regions for destination weddings in Italy is The Amalfi Coast, with it’s breathtaking views and booming hotel industry.If you’re looking for a luxury destination wedding on The Amalfi Coast, look no further than Palazzo Avino. Voted The Best Honeymoon Location in Europe in 2015, their stunning mountainside setting will be the talk of your guests for years to come. Despite being located just five minutes from the centre of Ravello, you feel totally removed from the hustle and bustle as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay below.

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Why you should choose Mexico for your destination wedding

Mexico is a land of pristine beaches, turquoise oceans, delicious food and fantastic hospitality. The country has a fascinating history and in cultural terms, there are fascinating Mayan ruins to explore such as Chichén Itzá, or the vast number of local festivals that occur throughout the year. With 35 million tourists visiting the country in 2016, Mexico is very much on an upward trajectory at present. Yet don’t believe that you’re dream wedding will be swamped by people, stunning resorts such as Tulum and Cabo San Lucas have retained their local charm while managing the influx of people well. Mexicans are renowned for being very hospitable people and their culture still holds their Hispanic roots very dear whilst allowing itself to be infused with Western influences to create an electrifying hybrid identity.

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